Hiring a full-time teaching academic staff position in theatre-costume design to provide instructional, design and supervisory support in the area of costuming for UW-Platteville's growing production-oriented theatre program.
An MFA in Costume Design (by the time of the appointment) and production design experience is required. College-level teaching and costume shop management experience is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and a commitment to or experience with diverse populations.
Teaching a 15-15 credit hour load including courses in costume design, costume construction, costume history, stage makeup, introduction to theatre, introduction to design, and other courses in the applicant's specialty. As part of the credit load, the successful candidate will also be responsible for supervising the costume shop and student shop crew, and designing costumes or supervising and mentoring student designers for two productions per semester. Additional summer design opportunities possible with the university¿s theatre festival.
The theatre program offers a BA in Theatre as well as minors in theatre and musical theatre. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville serves as the cultural center for southwestern Wisconsin, and its Center for the Arts boasts wonderful facilities: a 200-seat true flex theatre and a 500-seat European-style Concert Hall with fully equipped scene and costume shops.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls about 8,000 students in 42 baccalaureate and 6 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, seeks to build a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applications from women and persons of color. The names of nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing that their identities be kept confidential, and of all finalists, will be released upon request. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.
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TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION:
Applications must be received by May 16, 2013.
Appointment Date: August 20, 2013
Send a letter of application highlighting qualifications; curriculum vita; teaching and design philosophy statement; sample portfolio; a separate statement showing that s/he has a history of working with or demonstrated commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and/or issues of historic marginalization; unofficial transcripts and contact information for three
of reference. Applications must be submitted through the online application system.
Questions about the position should be directed to:
Dr. David Schuler,
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Performing & Visual Arts-Theatre