Assistant Professor of Theatre (Costume Design) - tenure track

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor of Theatre (Costume Design) - tenure track
Department 220410-Theatre & Dance
Pay Rate Per faculty salary model.
FTE 1.0
FLSA Exempt
Position Number 998437
Classification Faculty
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 998437.

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) include on faculty profile the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of a minimum of three professional references.

If selected for an interview, three (3) formal letters of reference and official transcripts for all awarded degrees will be required.

Review of application materials begins December 15, 2017 and will continue until filled. The desired starting date for this appointment is August 2018. This is a 9-month appointment.

Direct inquiries regarding this position to Search Committee Chair; Ashley Miller-Scully at

For information about the on-line application process, contact Human Resources at or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the on-line faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:

Professional Faculty Hours

Bargaining Unit No
Work Location Warrensburg Campus
Posting Date 10/25/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Purpose

The University of Central Missouri’s Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor with demonstrated strengths in Costume Design and Costume Construction. Responsibilities include teaching major courses in the design/tech program, one general education course, and other courses based on special skills or interests. The candidate will design or mentor student designers for 3 main stage productions per semester, supervise the costume shop alongside a full-time costume shop manager, contribute to the advancement and growth of the Design/ Technology Program, assist in student recruitment, advise in the selection of the production season, and academically mentor students. Additional duties include working in collaboration with theatre and dance faculty, and service on department, college and university committees.

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UCM Theatre and Dance has about 115 majors between its BA, BFA and BSE degree programs. There is also a dance minor and a theatre minor. It is a NAST accredited program with strong regional, national and international presence through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The 440-seat proscenium James L. Highlander Theatre and the Nickerson Black Box Theatre are regionally recognized venues, housing the UCM Main Stage, Studio Theatre One Act, and Black Box Theatre programs.

Education & Formal Training Master's degree (Specify field(s) of study below)
Other Education & Formal Training


- Candidates must have an MFA in costume design or other related field.

Computer Skills Word-Processing, Presentation

Evidence of professional design experience and a minimum of one-year academic teaching experience.
Ideal candidates will be innovators in the theater field with a focus on cutting-edge artistry.
Strong skills in current digital design techniques as well as physical rendering skills are preferred.
Candidates must demonstrate and sustain a strong scholarly and creative research focus in order to achieve tenure.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

- Excellent collaborative skills.
- Competence in instructional technology.

Physical & Environmental Factors:
Special Working Conditions: Irregular work hours, Professional appearance, Work in stressful conditions
Ability to Keyboard No keyboarding test required.

Supplemental Questions

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Vitae
Optional Documents