Post-Terminal Degree-to-Tenure Track Fellow Position in Costume Design, History, and Fashion
Theatre & Dance
Richard E. and Yvonne Smith Post-Terminal Degree-to-Tenure Track Fellow Position in Costume Design, History, and Fashion
Job no: 497197
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Theatre & Dance
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Bucknell University invites applications for the Richard
E. and Yvonne Smith Post-Terminal-Degree-to-Tenure-Track (Smith PTT) Fellow Position in
Costume Design, History, and Fashion. The Smith PTT Fellowship promotes pedagogical and
institutional excellence through the diversification of faculty and curricula at the university.
Candidates from communities underrepresented among higher education faculty are strongly
encouraged to apply.
For this position, we seek an artist-scholar with broad teaching and scholarly interests in the
areas of Costume Design, Costume History, and Fashion. The successful candidate must hold a
MFA in Costume Design at the time of appointment. Candidates are expected to demonstrate
enthusiasm and promise for excellence in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to inclusive
teaching practices in the classroom, and the ability to pursue an independent research program
of high quality and impact. The research program can include traditional published scholarship
as well as creative scholarship in the area of costume design. The strongest candidates would
possess teaching interests in multiple areas to support the department curriculum as well as the
College of Arts and Science Core Curriculum. Additionally, their scholarly interests would expand
our current capabilities and enhance established strengths of the university, such as research
involving undergraduates, collaboration within and across departments and colleges, and
Teaching Responsibilities: During the fellowship period, the candidate will teach one course per
academic year and supervise students enrolled in THEA 101 (Theatre Practicum: Costume
Shop). During the fellowship's first year, the candidate will teach a course for the general
population in relation to the candidate's research interests. The course should support the
College of Arts and Science Core Curriculum. During the fellowship's second year, the candidate
will teach a course in Costume Design. After transitioning to the tenure stream faculty position,
the candidate will teach three courses per academic year. Two of these courses should cater to a
general student population and serve the College and Arts and Science Core Curriculum.
Design and Construction Responsibilities: During and after the fellowship period, the candidate
will design and construct costumes for (at minimum) two theatre productions and two dance
concerts each academic year.
Application Requirements: Application materials must include the following five documents:
1)a cover letter that clearly summarizes the candidate's interests in Bucknell and in this position;
2) a current curriculum vitae;
3) a teaching statement that demonstrates and provides evidence
of the candidate's commitment to equity and inclusion (2 pages maximum);
4) a scholarship
statement addressing the candidate's plans for scholarly work at Bucknell and how that work
may engage undergraduates (2 pages maximum); and 5) contact information for three potential
references (letters may be requested by the search committee). The candidate should also
include a link to a website or online portfolio that contains renderings and photographs of their
design work. Applications will only be accepted online through Bucknell's career site (careers.bucknell.edu). Review of applications will begin on September 30,2022 and will continue until November 1, 2022 .
About the Department:
The Department of Theatre and Dance offers a B.A in Theatre and minors in both Theatre and
Dance. We provide a student-centered educational experience within a liberal arts context and
a collaborative community that values and respects all voices. In order to align our actions with
our commitment to equity and inclusive excellence, faculty and staff are actively working to
reshape departmental policy and practice. Hallmarks of the department include: outstanding
teaching; small class sizes; hands-on and experiential learning; close interaction with faculty and
staff; an artist-scholar approach to curriculum; and multiple opportunities for undergraduates
to participate in departmental productions, work with notable guest artists, design independent
creative projects, and attend workshops, trainings, and festivals.
About the Fellowship: The successful candidate will spend one or two years as a Smith PTT
Fellow at Bucknell, bringing new perspectives and contemporary knowledge and participating in
campus life. The Fellow will receive mentoring, a reduced teaching load, resources for scholarship and professional development, and other support that will help them a) better understand the nature of a career as a teacher-scholar-artist at a predominantly undergraduate institution; b) develop and strengthen their pedagogical skills and experience; and c) establish and enhance their research trajectory. During the fellowship period, the successful candidate will teach one course per year and serve as the department's primary Costume Designer for theatre and dance productions. At the end of the fellowship period, and with promising evaluations from the Department Chair and Dean, the candidate will transition to a tenure-track faculty member.
This is a full-time, 9 month, benefits eligible position.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, primarily undergraduate, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music.
Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged.
Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed to these goals.
Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies.
Bucknell is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The Lewisburg area offers a combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and small-town amenities. In addition to the cultural and athletic events offered at the University and in town, the region offers strong schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. Bucknell is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
Advertised: 28 Sep 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
To apply, visit https://careers.bucknell.edu/en-us/job/497197/richard-e-and-yvonne-smith-postterminal-degreetotenure-track-fellow-position-in-costume-design-history-and-fashion
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