Theatre Arts-Costume Design, Full-Time, Temporary, Non-Tenure Track, Visiting Assistant Professor

Job description

Job ID 2018-4863
Posted Date 2018-04-04
# of Openings 1
Category Faculty
Org Number 010086
Department Theatre, Dance & Media Arts
Division Provost Vice President
Job Type Faculty
Location US-OK-Edmond
Proposed Salary Range Commensurate with credentials and experience.
Targeted Job Start Date 8/1/2018
Hours Per Week 40
Weeks Per Year 40
Regular Workdays/Hours Varies
Preference Date 5/4/2018

Special Instructions to Applicants

Required Documents

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Philosophy

A list of three to five references with contact information

College/Department Overview

The College of Fine Arts and Design is a center of excellence for the arts and design, as well as a center of innovation for improving and promoting arts education. Founded in 2001, the college combines the experience of Oklahoma's oldest public educational institution with groundbreaking thinking about the role of the arts on the 21st century. The College of Fine Arts and Design nurtures leadership qualities in students, thus expanding the scope and qualities of their career opportunities. The institution's emphasis is on student-centered education. This commitment to excellence provides students the opportunity to interact and work closely with our more than 100 outstanding full and part-time faculty members who are dedicated to developing the artist, scholar, creative professional, educator, citizen and leader as a whole. With more than 200 performing and visual arts events every year, the college provides students from a variety of academic disciplines and programs to come together to view exhibits, attend special events, experience performances, take classes and discuss their work , and ultimately learn to both specialize and think from a global perspective.The College of Fine Arts and Design currently has six academic units, the Department of Art, Department of Dance, Department of Design, Department of Theatre Arts, School of Music and the Academy of Contemporary Music and specialized accreditations from National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). For further information see our website

Position Overview

Visiting faculty are employed by the university to teach or perform research for a limited time. This is a non-tenure track, temporary position. Service or research may be expected.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

The University of Central Oklahoma Department of Theatre Arts invites applications for a temporary, non-tenure-track position in costume design. This position will include academic, design, and service responsibilities in a department offering B.F.A. degrees in Theatre Performance, Design and Technology, and Theatre Education/Communication. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in stage costuming, costume design, stage make-up, and period styles. Additional responsibilities will include designing costumes/hair/make-up for theatre productions and assisting the costume shop staff with the College of Fine Arts and Design production season, which include works of theatre, musical theatre, dance, and opera. This position will also require service commitments to the university, college, department, and professional organizations; participation in shared governance of the theatre department; the recruitment and mentorship of undergraduate students in design and technology; and active participation in the advancement of the Design and Technology program. Finally, the successful applicant will have the knowledge, skill, and ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with all faculty, staff, and students in the College of Fine Arts and Design. Minorities, women, and candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.



Teach twelve credit hours per semester including courses in stage costume, costume design, stage make-up, period styles, and other courses as assigned.

Design one production per semester and assist the costume shop with additional productions.

Supervise and mentor students working on costume designs, portfolios, or independent projects.

Research/Creative/Scholarly Activity

Engage in professional activity in area of specialization at local, regional, and/or national level.

Participate in UCO Theatre Arts outreach projects, including work with local schools, colleges, community theatres, and/or professional theatres.


Service commitments to the university, college, department, and professional organizations.

Active participation in the UCO Theatre Arts recruitment plan.

Qualifications/Experience Required

An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval).

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

M.F.A. in Costume Design

Minimum of three years university teaching experience.

Demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Demonstrated professional experience in costume/make-up/hair design.

Demonstrated experience in student recruitment and mentorship.


Ability to teach courses in stage costume, costume design, stage make-up, and period styles.

Physical Demands

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.





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