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Job ID: 114056

Assistant Professor Costume Design
Florida International University

Date Posted Oct. 16, 2018
Title Assistant Professor Costume Design
University Florida International University
Miami, FL, United States
Department Theatre Department
Application Deadline Dec. 15, 2018
Position Start Date August 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

Florida International University is classified by Carnegie as a "R1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity" and recognized as a Carnegie Community Engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as business, engineering, computer science, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes almost $9 billion each year to the local economy and is ranked second in Florida in Forbes Magazine’s "America’s Best Employers" list. FIU graduates are consistently among the highest paid college graduates in Florida and are among the leaders of public and private organizations throughout South Florida. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission with multiple state-of-the-art research facilities including the Wall of Wind Research and Testing Facility, FIU’s Medina Aquarius Program and the Advanced Materials Engineering Research Institute. FIU has awarded more than 220,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, the Miami Beach Urban Studios, and Tianjin, China. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

About the FIU Department of Theater
FIU Theatre guides students through the discovery of their unique artistic visions and helps them develop the skills to make them a reality. Accredited by NAST, the department offers both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in acting, and design/production. Our 127 majors have opportunities to explore their craft in our Main Stage Theater, Black Box, and Experimental Theatre as part of our 4 show production season and many student projects.

Position Description
The Department of Theatre within The College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts seeks a nine-month tenure earning Assistant Professor of Costume Design to commence in August 2019. Teaching responsibilities include, but are not limited to classes in the area of costume design, drawing and rendering, costume technology, and makeup design. Production and administrative duties include designing within the department season, mentorship and supervision of student designers, instruction of costume shop lab students, and a role in the continued development of the theatre department and the undergraduate design/production program.

Qualifications for the position include the MFA or appropriate terminal degree, evidence of effective teaching, and a record of scholarship and professional experience. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching, training and working in a diverse university environment; demonstrated artistic ability at both professional and academic levels; active professional creative work and research; an ability to work with tight deadlines; and strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 516056 at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, short digital portfolio in a single pdf file, teaching statement, and design statement. Candidates must provide names and contact information for at least three references that will be contacted as determined by the search committee. Direct any questions to Tony Galaska, via email at To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by (December 15, 2018). Review will continue until the position is filled.

  • FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access 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 or protected veteran status.

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Contact Information

  • Tony Galaska
    Theatre Department
    Florida International University
    11200 S. W. 8th Street
    Miami, FL


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