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Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre (Costume Designer)

Employer
Sam Houston State University
Location
College of Arts & Media

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre (Costume Designer)

Requisition:

202300105F

Rank:

Assistant Professor

FLSA status:

Exempt

Hiring Salary:

Competitive and commensurate with education and experience .

Position Type:

Full-Time Tenure Track

College:

College of Arts & Media

Department:

Dept of Theatre and Musical Theatre

Open Date:

08/25/2023

Quicklink:

https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/35895

Contact Name:

Penelope Hasekoester

Title:

Chair – Department of Theater and Musical Theatre
1740 Bobby K. Marks Drive
UTC 110
Huntsville, Texas 77340

Contact Phone:

936-294-133

Contact Email:

drm_pah@shsu.edu

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

The Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre seeks a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in costume design and technology. Teaching assignments include costume design and costume construction/technology courses, stage makeup, and costume history. Based on departmental needs, teaching assignments may also include play analysis and theatre appreciation. Additionally, this hire will provide costume designs and, with the support of a full-time costume shop supervisor and student employees, prepare costumes for departmental productions. Required faculty service will include academic advising and mentoring of costume design majors, recruitment, committee work, and service to the university. Continuous external creative and research activities are required for promotion and tenure.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

Terminal degree required. An MFA in Costume Design, Costume Technology, Costume Production, or a related field with documented skills as a theatre teacher and artist is required.

Experience Required for the Position:

Professional experience in costume technology, design, and construction is required. In addition, candidates should possess a record of successful teaching and creative design. Other skills preferred include knowledge of historical dress (including non-Western/global traditions), makeup for the stage, costume draping, pattern drafting, advanced costume construction, knowledge of costume crafts (millinery, fabric dyeing techniques, and wigs), ability to use current and emerging technologies, and skills in the maintenance and organization of a costume stock.

Other Requirements for the Position:

Essential to this position is the ability to work collaboratively as a team member in production, contribute to new curricula in design technologies. Service is an integral aspect of the position, including mentoring student costume designers, academic advising of majors, active recruitment, participation in departmental meetings and activities, and service on committees at the departmental, college, and university levels.

Special Instructions Summary:

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

For full consideration by the Search committee, complete application materials must be submitted by 11/15/2023.

Open Until Filled:

Yes

EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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About Sam Houston State University

For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.

SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.

Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges the university's significant commitment to service.

Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston. 

SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.

Member The Texas State University System  

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Telephone
936-294-1070
Location
1905 University Avenue
Huntsville
TX
77340
US

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