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Senior Lecturer in Costume Design
Stanford University

Date Posted Jul. 20, 2018
Title Senior Lecturer in Costume Design
University Stanford University
Department Theater & Performance Studies
Application Deadline Oct. 15, 2018
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2019
  • Stanford, CA
    United States
  • Online / Remote Position
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Performance Studies
    Drama/Theater/Theater Education
    Design - Fashion & Textile Design

The Department of Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford University is seeking applicants for a full-time Senior Lecturer in Costume Design, with an appointment to begin September 1, 2019. This position involves the following responsibilities:

Teaching: Three undergraduate classes per year in costume design and other related areas as needed, as well as supervision and mentoring of student designers.

Design: Costume design for three main stage productions (dance and theater) over the academic year. Costume designs include research, design presentation, and realization of costume production, in a range of periods and styles. (The ratio between the number of classes and productions may vary).

Service: This position will require service on the Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) Production Committee. Also, the senior lecturer in this position is expected to coordinate design curriculum and work closely with other design faculty, and to collaborate with the costume shop manager on construction and management of the costume shop as needed.

Required Qualifications: MFA in costume design or allied field; professional costume design experience; excellent teaching, mentoring, and communication skills. Experience in shop management, costume construction, draping, pattern making, and millinery.

A successful candidate for this position will have ability to understand and appreciate the mission of a theater department in a liberal arts university and to work closely with faculty, staff, students, and visiting artists. Ideal candidates will have experience in multiple design areas and mediums.

Application materials: Applicants should send curriculum vitae, cover letter, three letters of reference, a design portfolio for 3 productions, and 3 course syllabi to Beth McKeown, Department Manager, at For full consideration, materials must be received by October 15, 2018. The term of appointment will begin on September 1, 2019.

  • Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

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Contact Information

  • Beth McKeown
    Theater & Performance Studies
    Stanford University
    Stanford, CA
  • 650-725-0774


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