Assistant Professor Costume Design

Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number FAECC690
Advertised Title Assistant Professor Costume Design
Campus Location Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
Position Number 001086
Category Full-Time Faculty
Department Theatre and Dance
Position Summary

All applicants must have a record of professional creative activity and effective educational experience demonstrating artistic ability in Costume Design (primary) and allied design areas and/or crafts. Teaching abilities and commitment to student mentoring and development suitable for a professional training program offering the M.F.A. and B.F.A. in theatrical design.
Teaching responsibilities include courses in Costume Design (all levels), Period Style, Rendering, Introduction to Design, and Introduction to Theatre. Opportunities to teach courses in allied design areas exist. Production responsibilities include serving as costume designer or costume design advisor for a season of typically five or six productions and supervision of the costume production area. Continued involvement in professional theatre is expected. Departmental responsibilities include advising and mentoring of M.F.A. and B.F.A. candidates, as well as assigned committee work. The position is supported by a staff costume shop supervisor and GAs.
The Department is committed to working with a diverse student population and to maintaining values of inclusiveness and intersectionality with regards to issues concerning community, gender, and race.

Minimum Position Qualifications

M.F.A. in theatrical design, production, or similar terminal degree is required.

Special Conditions

Experience using computer technologies in the area of costume design desirable.

Posting Date 10/12/2016
Closing Date 01/05/2018
Open Until Screening Begins No
Hiring Range Competitive
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time: Benefits Eligible
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are required to upload a cover letter, a vita, a list of references with all contact information, and representative examples of design work—or provide a link to your portfolio—online at Cover letters should be addressed to:
Brian Ruggaber, Search Committee Chair
Department of Theatre and Dance
The University of Memphis
143 Theatre Communication Bldg
Memphis TN 38152-3150
Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin January 5, 2018 and may continue until a successful candidate is named, pending availability of funds.

Instructions to Applicant regarding references
Is this posting for UofM employees only? No

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Other Document 1
  5. References List
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript