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Assistant Professor of Costume Design

Webster University
Job Location:
St. Louis, Missouri
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The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University seeks an experienced Assistant Professor of Costume Design to begin in August 2022. The production department consists of approximately 90 students in nine BFA programs, 6 full-time faculty and several adjuncts. The production department collaborates with other performance-based departments and produces an 11-show season that includes musicals, drama, dance, and opera scenes.

Position Overview

The faculty member will serve as an integral member of the Design, Technology, and Stage Management Programs and will teach courses in costume design, costume history, and design fundamentals. The faculty member will teach courses such as Fundamentals of Design, Costume Design I, Costume Design II, Costume Computer Rendering, Costume Design for Television/Film, and Visual History and will mentor students’ production work. This position requires active departmental participation, including curriculum development, recruitment, student advising, season planning, and collaboration with the costume adjunct faculty. All status-track faculty must actively pursue professional development within their field in order to maintain knowledge of current industry practice and advance their teaching. The Department endeavors to support ongoing professional work opportunities for its faculty, and the University’s status track allows for the possibility of regularly scheduled leaves for professional development. Contributions to the department and university through committee membership and service are expected and required.

Terms of Appointment

Tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor and salary within college guidelines for rank and experience. This position is for a 9-month contract, payable over 12 months if so desired by the employee.

Appointment Date

August 2022

Minimum Requirements

A Masters of Fine Arts degree in Costume Design or commensurate experience is required. An active professional career in costume design as well as three years of university-level teaching

Review of applications will begin January 18, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted by January 31, 2022 for consideration.
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