Assistant or Associate Professor in Theatre - Costume DesignPosition Type:
Tenure StreamPosition Eclass:
FC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earnUniversity Information:
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:
UNC Greensboro is a minority-serving institution with an undergraduate population of 49% historically underrepresented students and 67% female-identifying students. The College of Visual and Performing Arts seeks to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNC Greensboro is an inclusive learning community with a campus-wide culture that embodies access, equity, diversity, excellence, and collaboration. With an enrollment of over 19,000 students, including 3,800 graduate students, and 2,800 faculty and staff, UNC Greensboro is a leader in the UNC system with respect to access and inclusion. UNC Greensboro is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. UNC Greensboro is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer and is strongly committed to achieving equity with respect to faculty hires.Position Summary:
The School of Theatre is committed to creating and developing a diverse, engaged, artistically well-balanced body of future theatre professionals, performers, and teachers. Our mission is to nurture our students’ dreams, enhance their talents, and help them to turn passion into purpose, on and off the stage.
The School has a vibrant and racially diverse student population. We recognize the need to move toward creating an actively anti-racist and anti-biased space of creative practice. Our community seeks candidates who are invested in creating communities of practice and care in which access is paramount. We have 17 full-time, professionally active faculty members who serve over 300 students in BA and BFA concentrations and in MFA programs in Acting, Design, Directing, and Theatre for Youth. The School mounts a yearly season of as many as a dozen plays and musicals, along with student-driven work.
The School educates and trains students as professional artists in performance, design and technical production, theatre for youth, and theatre education. Our rigorous BA, BFA, and MFA programs produce exemplary theatre artists with the knowledge, skills, and vision to work professionally in the performing arts. Our annual production season includes four mainstage productions in the Taylor Theatre; three-to-four productions in the Sprinkle Theatre, our studio black-box/arena theatre; and the spring regional tour of the North Carolina Theatre for Young People.
Our performance faculty offers practical experience and training in specializations such as Stella Adler, Konstantin Stanislavski, Michael Chekhov, Sanford Meisner, Cicely Berry, Augosto Boal, Michael Lugering, Kristin Linklater, Catherine Fitzmaurice, among others. Our design and technical production faculty and staff provide extensive professional experience and training in scene, lighting, sound, and costume design including specialties in mask-making, welding, and CAD design. The School also offers training in theatre education, theatre for young people, musical theatre and provides opportunities for developing skills in marketing, ticketing, and front of house operations.
As a member of numerous national theatre organizations, including USITT, SETC, TCG, MTEA, and AATE, the School offers a rigorous theoretical and practical education, along with valuable opportunities for students to network with theatre professionals and showcase their own work. Theatre students enjoy continuous opportunities to meet, learn from, and engage with leading industry professionals with guest artists. A range of professional workshops, master classes, presentations, and class visits keep our students abreast of the latest developments and techniques across the industry and further enhance their prospects for a wide range of careers.
Our students graduate well-equipped to embrace and create opportunities in performance and production in theatre, film, and television—as actors, writers, directors, stage managers, designers, sound engineers—and business operations. Other students harness their passion for performance and learning to become teachers across all education levels, preparing the next generations of young artists and theatre-goers.
The School of Theatre at UNC Greensboro invites applicants from a diverse group of candidates who are experienced and actively engaged in advancing equity and inclusivity in their teaching and professional/creative practice for a tenure track position in Costume Design at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning August 1, 2022. We seek a versatile costume designer committed to implementing the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of their practice.Minimum Qualifications:
Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, collaborating with a robust team of design faculty, costume staff, and student designers, and potentially designing costumes for School productions. Courses offered include topics such as costume design, digital rendering, and other design and technical theatre courses as qualified. Candidates fluent in a variety of costume-related skills, global and inclusive costume studies, and practiced in costuming diverse populations are preferred. Candidates with university-level teaching and/or mentoring experience in both design and production are highly desirable. Salary: Commensurate with experience.
MFA or MA in Theatrical Design or equivalent professional experience such as community-based professional engagement in the theatre arts with specialization in costume, costume technology, costume history, or equivalent professional experience. Applicants should have special expertise in costume design and experience working with diverse student populations at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels and a demonstrated commitment to ongoing development of diversity competencies such as racial literacy and culturally responsive pedagogy.Preferred Qualifications:
- University-level teaching and/or mentoring experience is highly desirable.
- Expertise in a variety of costume-related skills and global and inclusive costume studies is preferred.
Tenure TrackSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Application should include a cover letter, current CV/resume, a statement that reflects your approach to teaching costume-related courses, and a list of three references. In your cover letter and teaching statement, describe how you incorporate principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in your teaching and artistic practice. Applicants have the option to upload a link to their professional portfolio.Recruitment Range:
Commensurate with experienceOrg #-Department:
School of Theatre - 12222Job Open Date:
11/17/2021For Best Consideration Date:
01/15/2022Open Until Filled:
1.000Type of Appointment:
PermanentNumber of Months per Year:
Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - F, Finger Dexterity - F, Vision-Skilled Trades - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Eye-hand coordination - F, Vision-Color Distinction - C, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - F, Vision-Visual inspection - F, Vision-Measuring/Assembling at distance close to eye - O, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Standing - O, Sitting - O, Walking - O, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - O, Lifting-30-60 lbs. - R, Lifting-60-90 lbs. - R, Lifting-90 plus lbs. - R, Pushing/Pulling - O, Climbing-Stairs - F, Climbing-Ladders - O, Bending - O, Squatting - O, Crawling - R, Reaching - OWork Environment:
Driving - Car/Truck - O, Driving - Standar/Automatic - O, Equipment/Machines - Ladders - O, Equipment/Machines - Step Stools - O, Night/Dark - O, Extreme noise levels - R, Extreme temperatures - R, Inside - C, Outside - R, Ventilation ConditionsDust - R, Ventilation ConditionsFumes - R, Ventilation ConditionsChemicals - R, Exposure to potential Hazardous Conditions - R, Chemical Spills - R, Infectious Bacteria - R, Acidic Harsh or Oily Substances - R, Use of Respirator - R, Electrical Hazards - R, Overtime - O - F, Driving - Mower/Forklift - Never, Location - Trees - Never, Location - Air vent - Never, Location - Roof - Never, Equipment/Machines - Heights - Never, Equipment/Machines - Roofs - Never, Ventilation ConditionsGases - Never, Gas Leaks - Never