To Apply: Materials are ONLY being accepted via Interfolio. Required documents to be uploaded are: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of professional and teaching activity (including a link to an online portfolio, or digital file) and a list of at least five current references with contact information.
Please visit Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/69419. Please ensure you upload documents to the position for which you are applying and not to your personal Interfolio account. Materials will be accepted until November 1, 2019.
Duties: This appointment carries an annual load of teaching four courses (one course is defined as 2 or more academic credits) for the Department of Theatre & Drama, and designing two shows for the UProd main stage season, with course release for designing additional shows. Principal teaching will be in costume technology. Rotating courses will include Costume Construction, Costume Crafts, Pattern Drafting, Costume Design 1, Stage Makeup, and may include other courses depending on the candidate’s qualifications. Additional responsibilities include advising student designers and technicians, academic advising and recruitment, customary meetings, and professional development. The successful candidate will maintain a professional creative profile as a designer or technician. The appointee will also be expected to participate in faculty governance, attend faculty meetings, and serve on faculty and University committees as appropriate.
Terminal degree; significant professional experience in lieu of a terminal degree may be considered
Evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level or equivalent excellence in teaching related experiences
Strong background in costume technology and design rooted in professional performance practices, for example, experience with cutting, draping, and millinery
Ability to teach a full range of costume technology classes offered in a BFA curriculum
Ability to relate to students and colleagues in a university environment
Demonstrated supervisory and collaborative abilities; ability to adhere to production timelines
Superlative organizational practices, time management skills, and communication skills
Commitment to nurturing a broad range of students of diverse identities and experiences, as demonstrated through pedagogy, service, and professional activities.
Advanced theatrical wig and makeup techniques including ventilating and casting
Experience with digital fabrication processes, for example, laser cutting and 3D printing
Experience with on-line learning environments
Other costume specialities including corsetry, history, tailoring, etc.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 179070
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