Lecturer in Drama

Asheville, NC
Feb 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Drama Department is looking for a Lecturer who would be able to teach multiple courses including Costume Construction, Costume Design, Make-up, as well as contributing to other Drama Department courses depending on the applicant's skill set and background. A terminal degree in Design is required. Candidate will be expected to participate in multi-disciplinary courses such as Arts 310 or the Humanities. In addition the candidate will be responsible for managing the costume shop and designing costumes or mentoring student designers for mainstage productions. An individual with previous experience in a Liberal Arts college or someone with a Liberal Arts mindset would be preferred. Ability to manage and teach skills within a shop setting; including design and construction a must. Additional qualifications include: Good management and supervision skills, the ability to budget resources, be able to mentor and develop skills of undergraduates with little or no experience in costume construction, commitment to quality teaching of undergraduate students, ability to collaborate not only with faculty designers, but also student designers, be collaborative and able to receive and give honest critical feedback, and provide service to the department as needed.

UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Faculty members across campus are encouraged to lead the institution's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in the areas of pedagogy, programming, and service activity. The successful candidate will be expected to engage students from among under-represented groups and to assist in the development of pedagogies and experiences appropriate for diverse learning styles and perspectives.

Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu. Complete applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy in the context of the liberal arts, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of references; these references should address the candidate's ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Robert Bowen (rbowen@unca.edu) .

UNC Asheville is the designated liberal arts university in the UNC system and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of experiences for our students, applicants and employees. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, and ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against applicants and employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities.A terminal degree in Design is required.