Assistant Professor- Costume Design

  • Stephens College
  • Columbia, MO
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full time Theatre & Dance

Job Description

The School of Arts and Humanities at Stephens College invites applications for a fulltime, non-tenure track faculty position in the 3-year, 2-summer BFA Costume Design program beginning Fall 2021.The position includes both academic and design responsibilities in a department offering a BFA in Musical Theatre, Acting, Technical Theatre and Costume Design. 

  1. Teach/design the equivalent of 12 credit hours per semester.
  2. Responsible for the oversight of the costume shop operation (maintenance and organization), as well as oversight of all costume shop staff.
  3. Responsible for the oversight and/or costume design of multiple productions in the performing arts season which includes theatre, dance and vocal performances.
  4. Advise and supervise student costume designers in the BFA program.
  5. Support guest artists as assigned.
  6. Collaborate with program chairs, faculty, directors, and designers.
  7. Work daily with students in all areas of costume production. Supervise students in proper and safe ways of working: encourage and maintain professional standards.
  8. Other duties as assigned.
  • MFA in Costume Design
  • Demonstrated years of professional experience.
  • Experience teaching at the University/College level
  • Evidence of communication and collaboration skills demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse population.
  • Evidence of successful professional design work.
Stephens College:

Since its founding in 1833, Stephens has been offering innovative, career-focused programs grounded in the liberal arts with a focus on creative arts and health sciences. It is the second-oldest female educational establishment that is still a women's college in the United States. Stephen's is proudly located in Columbia, Missouri, home to a flagship public university and two private colleges. The faculty take a hands-on, experiential approach to education, making sure students get both quality classroom instruction and external work experiences that complement their coursework. Graduates are prepared to become leaders and innovators in a rapidly changing world. Stephens also provides graduate, online, and certificate programs to women and men as part of its commitment to lifelong learning. The College community prides itself on fostering a close-knit faculty atmosphere and providing a welcoming, learning-centered environment for all students. The learning community is distinguished by small classes, close engagement with faculty, intellectual rigor, and vibrant programs of study that reflect the College's mission: Learn. Grow. Lead. Stephens College contributes to the vibrant social and cultural climate that makes Columbia, Missouri such a desirable place to live. Columbia was rated #33 in the Top 100 Best Places to Live as rated by, and the #21Best City to Live in America by

Stephens College offers excellent benefits, including vacation/holiday/sick pay, health/dental/life insurance, tuition waiver and college retirement plan.

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