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Assistant Professor of Theatre in Costume Technology
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Date Posted Mar. 17, 2021
Title Assistant Professor of Theatre in Costume Technology
University University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN, United States
Department Theatre
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2021
  • Assistant Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education
    Design - Fashion & Textile Design

Teach courses in the costume concentrations in the BA and MFA programs and related courses in costume design and technology. Specialty skills in costume technology and production expected. This position will help mentor and advise students in both programs. Annual production assignments with Clarence Brown Theatre (LORT and University productions) expected as they relate to skills. Assignments determined in consultation with Department Head/Artistic Director. Other expectations include a continuing record of scholarly research and/or external creative activity and service to the University.

The Department of Theatre partners with the Clarence Brown Theatre in their dual professional and educational missions. As a member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the Clarence Brown Theatre serves Knoxville and East Tennessee as the state’s regional theatre. The faculty in the Department of Theatre are appointed as members of the artistic company of the Clarence Brown, supporting the professional mission in their area of expertise. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society.

Terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D.) or professional equivalency required. University level teaching experience. Professional activity and promise expected. The University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching and educational philosophy, an electronic creative portfolio or link to one, and three letters of reference via Interfolio. Direct questions to Professor John Sipes, Costume Technology Search Committee Chair, at

  • All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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Contact Information

  • John Sipes
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    1115 Volunteer Blvd
    Knoxville, TN 37996


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