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Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 3/23/23

Job Description

Job Description
Department: Dept of Theatre and Musical Theatre
Full-Time Tenure Track
Open until filled: Yes
Requisition number: 202300013F

Usual duties:
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.

Degree Requirements:
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 Requirements:
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, and encourage and support individuals from diverse communities and cultures. 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.

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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1831 University Ave, John W. Thomason Bldg. Suite 202
P.O. Box 2356
Huntsville, TX 77341-2356
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Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...