Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Costume Design, UNCC

Assistant Professor of Costume Design

Department of Theatre

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Position Description: UNC Charlotte Department of Theatre is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2011. Teaches 2 courses/semester including Costume Design and Costume History and designs costumes for 4-6 productions/year. Also responsible for supervising associated student labs each semester and ongoing development of the undergraduate curriculum. High expectations for developing and maintaining a profile in the professional theatre and/or a record of publication commensurate with a tenure-eligible assistant professor.

Qualifications: Required – M.F.A. in Costume Design and college-level teaching experience or equivalent professional experience. Desired – Experience in designing period, modern, dance, and opera productions. Professional design experience; experience working with a diverse student population.

Additional Information: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research intensive university located in one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas on an expanding modern campus. It is part of one of the oldest public university systems in the United States. UNC Charlotte offers approximately 25,000 culturally diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The Department of Theatre is part of the College of Arts and Architecture which houses the departments of Theatre, Dance, Music, Art, and Architecture. Robinson Hall, our new state-of-the-art performing facility, includes a 300+ Proscenium Theatre, intimate Black Box Theatre Lab, and fully equipped Dance Lab. Additional studio space is located in the adjacent Rowe Arts Building. The Costume Lab has both domestic and industrial machines, laundry facilities, craft lab with paint booth and dye lab with vat. Faculty, student, and guest artist works are regularly performed as part of the season of fully-supported main stage productions. The Department has a full-time faculty of 15 and typically hires about 10 part-time faculty and guest artists per semester. There are approximately 90 Theatre majors. The program offers a B.A. degree in Theatre and Theatre Education as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching.  For more information, please visit our website:

Application Instructions: Applicants should apply electronically at https://jobs.uncc.eduOnly electronic submissions will be accepted. Please attach: a letter addressing this position and a current vita.  Applicants should ALSO SUBMIT the following: official transcript of highest degree earned, and three original letters addressing this specific position. All short-listed candidates will be required to submit a portfolio. A quick turnaround is likely.  Send to Costume Design Search Committee, Dept. of Theatre, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC, 28223-0001.

Screening of applicants will begin January 15, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.

You may also contact Bruce Auerbach, Search Committee Chair, 704-687-0230 or

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