Theater Arts: Assistant Professor of Costume Design for Performance (Initial Review 11/20/19)
The Theater Arts Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Costume Design for Performance. Applicants should be able to teach a range of courses including Introduction and Advanced Costume Design, Costume History and Construction, and Introduction to Design (all areas). We have a preference for candidates with expertise in design for digital performance and sustainable design practices. Possible related areas of research and teaching might include history and theory, theater management, and world performance design for diverse cultures.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, contribute service to the department, Arts Division and university at large, and maintain a professional practice as research. The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.
ACADEMIC TITLE Assistant Professor [tenure-track]
SALARY Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis).
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS MFA or higher degree (or equivalent foreign degree) in Design expected to be completed by September 15, 2020; demonstrated record of research as evidenced by contributions to LORT, Resident/Regional Theater, Dance or Opera Companies, and/or collaboration with established Directors or Designers; demonstrated record of teaching in higher education as evidenced by teaching assistant, lecturer/adjunct work, and/or classroom experience (minimum of 3 months).
POSITION AVAILABLE July 1, 2020, with the academic year beginning in September 2020. Degree requirements must be met by September 15, 2020 for employment effective September 26, 2020.
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.
Reference Requirement Applications must include 3 confidential letters of recommendation.* Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.
RECRUITMENT PERIOD Full consideration will be given to applications completed by November 20, 2019. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.
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