Assistant Professor of Theatre in Costume Technology

  • University of Tennessee, Department of Theatre
  • Knoxville, TN, USA
  • Mar 18, 2021
Full time Theatre & Dance

Job Description

Teach courses in the costume concentrations in the BA and MFA programs and related courses in costume design and technology. Specialty skills in costume technology and production expected. This position will help mentor and advise students in both programs. Annual production assignments with Clarence Brown Theatre (LORT and University productions) expected as they relate to skills. Assignments determined in consultation with Department Head/Artistic Director. Other expectations include a continuing record of scholarly research and/or external creative activity and service to the University.  

The Department of Theatre partners with the Clarence Brown Theatre in their dual professional and educational missions. As a member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the Clarence Brown Theatre serves Knoxville and East Tennessee as the state’s regional theatre. The faculty in the Department of Theatre are appointed as members of the artistic company of the Clarence Brown, supporting the professional mission in their area of expertise. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D.) or professional equivalency required. University level teaching experience. Professional activity and promise expected. The University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Application Details

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Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching and educational philosophy, an electronic creative portfolio or link to one, and three letters of reference via Interfolio. Direct questions to Professor John Sipes, Costume Technology Search Committee Chair, at


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Application Deadline

open until filled