Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor in Costume Design

Reed College – Portland, Oregon

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Position Description: The Reed College Theatre Department invites applications for a tenure-track (assistant professor) appointment in theatre design with an emphasis in costume design and costume history.  We seek a teacher/practitioner who will teach introductory and specialized courses in costume and make-up history, costume design and production, and who will also supervise student theses in design.  The successful candidate will design and supervise construction of costumes, make-up and hair styles/wigs for one faculty-directed production per semester and mentor student designers of student and faculty-directed productions. In addition, the successful candidate will maintain wardrobe and make-up supplies, monitor expenditures, and supervise student workers in the costume studio. We are especially interested in candidates who are able to teach broadly within the discipline, who are committed to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment, and who will maintain an active scholarly and/or professional practice outside of Reed. An  M.F.A., Ph.D., or equivalent degree  in Theatre is required, as is  successful college level teaching and professional design experience.

Related information: More information about Reed College can be found on their website, at  An equal opportunity employer, Reed College values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Reed College is committed to assisting all members of the Reed community in providing for their own safety and security. Information regarding campus safety, statistics and college policies is available on the Reed website at:

Application instructions: Electronic applications are required and must be sent as PDF (preferred) or Word attachments. Please send a cover letter, vita, and 3 letters of recommendation to If letters of recommendation must be sent in hard copy, please submit to Costume Design Search, c/o Karin Purdy, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland OR 97202.  Deadline for all applications is November 5, 2010.

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