Jobs: Costume Design Professor and Academic Director of Fashion & Retail Management


1.) Assistant Professor of Costume Design, Towson University

The Department of Theatre Arts at Towson University seeks a qualified individual to teach undergraduate costume design courses and design, or mentor student designers, for a season of approx. four main stage productions, and oversee selected undergraduate and graduate student productions.

As a member of the faculty, the candidate is expected to: share the responsibilities of service to the department, college, and university; continue to develop as a designer through professional design opportunities and research; work closely with the costumer, who supervises the costume shop, in the execution of the costume designs, assist in the costume shop, attend dress rehearsals, develop the budget with the costumer, help organize costume crews.

Ten-month appointment with the possibility of summer compensation for teaching. Tenure Track position.

Start date: August 17, 2010.


An MFA degree with a preferred concentration in costume design. Applicants should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and provide evidence of outstanding design potential. A background in costume history, make-up, and/or a secondary interest in other areas of theatre design is preferred.

The successful candidate must support and enhance the department’s commitment to the exploration of traditional, contemporary and experimental work. Evidence or interest in securing external funding preferred.

Apply to:
Daniel Ettinger, Search Chair, c/o Michele Madden
College of Fine Arts and Communication
Towson University
Department of Theatre Arts
8000 York Rd.
Towson, MD 21252-0001

Phone: 410-704-2792
Fax: 410-704-3914
Email Address:

2.) Academic Director, Fashion & Retail Management, The Art Institute of Austin

The Art Institute of Austin has an opening for an Academic Director for Fashion & Retail Management. The Academic Director is the principal academic officer for these programs. The AD provides support and guidance to students and faculty and maintains a leadership role in all program functions. The AD ensures student progress toward a successful completion and maintains responsibilities for teaching. The AD is co-responsible with the Dean of Academic Affairs for the fiscal well being of the programs, and for achieving key education targets. Key responsibilities include coaching and managing faculty, ensuring appropriate and current curriculum and student progression toward satisfying degree requirements.


Candidates must have master’s degree, previous teaching experience, and industry experience. The applicant must have at least five years experience in the fashion industry, either in retail, management or fashion design. Buyer experience strongly preferred.

The Art Institute of Austin consists of 100 dedicated and talented staff and faculty serving approximately 550 students in Bachelor’s and Associate degree programs. Courses of study include Graphic Design, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, Digital Filmmaking and Video Production, Fashion & Retail Management, Photography, Web Design & Interactive Media, Audio Production and Culinary Arts.

Apply to:

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101 W. Louis Henna Blvd.
Suite 100
Austin , TX 78728

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