Oakland University — Assistant Professor of Theatre – Costume Design

Job Description: 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. 

Minimum Qualifications: 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.

School/College/Dept Summary: The Department of Theatre is housed within the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance in the College of Arts and Sciences and offers BFA degrees in Acting, Musical Theatre, and Design and Technology as well as a BA in Theatre and a Theatre minor. More information about the School of Music, Theatre and Dance can be found at www.oakland.edu/mtd.

OU Standard: Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.

Special Instructions: 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: knox@oakland.edu.

Link: https://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/19540 

EEO: Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. 

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