Assistant Professor (Costume Design) Sought by Miami University

MU_logoJob no: 496029
Department: Theatre
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Faculty
Categories: Teaching
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Assistant Professor

Job Summary:
Assistant Professor (tenure-track) to teach theatre courses including costume design and other courses according to the needs of the department; maintain a creative and research agenda; advise students; and provide service to the institution.

The department has a B.A. program and is committed to cultivating exchange between theatre studies and skills-based training to produce students who are civically engaged.

Faculty in the department value sustainability and interdisciplinarity and are committed to the development of new and devised work including collaborations with other departments in the division. Faculty and staff in the Department of Theatre are committed to diversity and inclusive excellence, and are interested in projects that intentionally explore representations of race, culture, and gender.

Teach theatre courses including costume design and other courses according to the needs of the department; maintain a creative and research agenda; advise students; and provide service to the institution.

Minimum Qualifications:
MFA in costume design, theatrical design with an emphasis in costume, or scenography by date of appointment.

Desired Qualifications:
Consideration may be given to candidates with a record of effective teaching; experience and engagement in the profession; interest in a secondary area of design or other areas of theatre artistry; a research/creative agenda that incorporates devising, community-based theatre, African-American theatre, Latinx theatre, and LGBTQ+ theatre, international theatre, and/or other contemporary practices; or membership in USITT and/or USAA.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and three samples of design work in pdf format. Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application. Inquiries can be addressed to Gion DeFrancesco at

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

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Benefit Eligible: Yes

Date to Begin Screening Applicants:
Screening of applications begins November 1, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Click here to apply online.

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