Visiting Assistant Professor in Theatre - Costume Design

Purdue University

Fort Wayne, IN

ID: 7063095
Posted: January 15, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
The Department of Theatre at Purdue University Fort Wayne seeks applications for a full-time, nine-month Visiting Assistant Professor in Theatre with specialty in Costume Design. The start date is August 17, 2020. Candidates with an M.F.A. and teaching experience in Costume Design are encouraged to apply. Salary is competitive and commensurate with candidates’ level of experience. The annual 4/4 workload is calculated to include a combination of the following: 1) Costume design courses and possibly other Department courses, dependent upon candidate’s specific areas of expertise; and 2) Three to four costume design assignments for the Department’s production season. Service expectations are minimal other than special activity days in the department.

The Department holds approximately 75 Theatre majors, stages productions in two theatres (black box and hybrid proscenium/thrust), and offers a nationally accredited B.A. in Theatre with optional emphases in: Design and Technology; Acting; Musical Theatre; and Directing (and anticipates offering a B.F.A in Musical Theatre within the next three years).. Fort Wayne is the second-largest city in Indiana, has a low cost of living, and offers a wide variety of community festivals, shopping, restaurants, and cultural activities, as well as an extensive health care system.

The Department of Theatre is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including research, teaching and service/engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Application Process
Candidates should submit: 1) A cover letter of introduction and expression of interest in the position; 2) a fully updated CV; 3) three names of references with full contact information; 4) a 1-2 page teaching philosophy; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. If invited to campus for an interview, the candidate will be expected to share his or her design portfolio and complete a 45-60 minute instructional student presentation. Materials should be submitted to:

For questions, contact Dr. Beverly Redman, Chair and Professor

Purdue University Fort Wayne (PUFW) is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Position is contingent on available funding and a satisfactory background records check.


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