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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Costume Design
The Ohio State University

Date Posted Sep. 13, 2022
Title Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Costume Design
University The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH, United States
Department Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 15, 2023
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  • Assistant Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education
    Design - Fashion & Textile Design

The Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts at The Ohio State University invites applications from costume designers and educators in the field of live performance for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 15, 2023.

This new colleague will join a department that includes designers, directors, filmmakers, historians, performers, and makers. Collaboration across disciplinary boundaries is encouraged, both within our department and beyond. This teaching artist will help inaugurate a new facility, housing performance venues, production studios, offices, and classrooms, scheduled to open in the fall of 2023.

This incoming faculty member will contribute to vibrant undergraduate programs and a successful MFA program in costume. Colleagues will include three other design faculty and six production staff members, including a Costume Studio Manager, all of whom teach in our programs.

Duties include instruction of undergraduate and graduate courses from introductory to advanced levels; mentoring and advising of students; curriculum development; traditional and/or practice-based research in your discipline; service; and collegially contributing to the educational mission of the department and the university. Duties may include designing within the department’s season.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must hold a relevant terminal degree (MFA or equivalent by August 15, 2023). Successful candidates will have promise of or excellence in artistic, scholarly, and pedagogical practice, have prior experience as a costume designer in a professional or an academic setting, and have a commitment to mentoring students from diverse backgrounds, identities, and levels of experience.

Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the Midwest’s fastest-growing city and the nation’s 14th largest city. Columbus offers a diverse array of welcoming neighborhoods and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Additional information about all that the Columbus area has to offer is available at

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: A complete application consists of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a portfolio of your work, three letters of reference, and three personal statements including: a research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement articulating your demonstrated commitment and capacity to contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will begin on December 20, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dev Singer at or Alex Oliszewski at

  • The Ohio State University is committed to enhancing academic excellence. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining faculty of the highest caliber is a core component of this commitment. In support of this, The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA) has created the Office of Dual Careers and Faculty Relocation (DCFR) to focus on supporting new and prospective faculty. This support includes dual careers services, consultation and resources related to relocation, as well as identifying opportunities to engage on campus and the surrounding community. While employment opportunities are not guaranteed, resources and consultation are available to support the partners of new and prospective faculty as they are considering The Ohio State University and throughout their transition.

    The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.

    The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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Contact Information

  • Alex Oliszewski
    Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts
    The Ohio State University
    1089 Drake Perf & Event Ctr
    1849 Cannon Dr
    Columbus, OH 43210


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