The Department of Theatre within The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Oakland University seeks a vibrant artist/educator for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Costume Design. The successful candidate must be dedicated to teaching students in a rigorous BFA setting and to positive collaboration with fellow artists/faculty within an integrated department and school. We seek an artist/educator who brings creative teaching solutions for in-person and hybrid courses, while being able to respond with flexibility to the long term effects of COVID on the theatre discipline. Courses for instruction may include (but are not limited to): Costume Design, Costume History, Stage Make-up, Costume Construction, Essentials of Design, and potential Special Topics within the candidate’s area of expertise. Responsibilities will also include designing costumes for at least one production in our mainstage season, advising undergraduate costume designers and make-up designers on mainstage productions and our children’s touring show. Tenure-track faculty are expected to serve on School and departmental committees in addition to maintaining active professional scholarship. All faculty are expected to help foster the transition of graduating students to the professional world, and special attention will be given to candidates with strong ideas for early career opportunities. University teaching experience or the ability to demonstrate potential teaching effectiveness is highly desired. Finally, candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications: MFA in Theatre (Costume Design) or comparable degree, plus professional experience; or a master's degree or BFA with extensive professional experience.
Special Instructions to Applicants::
Full application instructions and position qualifications can be found at: http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/19540. Letters from three references will be solicited electronically during the online application process. Candidates will provide a Diversity Statement that describes their interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality. Review of applications will begin on Monday November 16 and continue until the position is filled . Questions may be directed to Kerro Knox 3, Chair of Search Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal Number: 19540
About Oakland University
As a state-supported institution of higher education, Oakland University has a three-fold mission. It offers instructional programs of high quality that lead to degrees at the baccalaureate, master?s and doctoral levels, as well as programs in continuing education; it advances knowledge and promotes the arts through research, scholarship, and creative activity; and it renders significant public service. In all its activities, the university strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment.