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Assistant Professor of Theatre (Costume and Theatrical Design)
Central Connecticut State University

Date Posted Feb. 13, 2020
Title Assistant Professor of Theatre (Costume and Theatrical Design)
University Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT, United States
Department Theatre Department
Application Deadline Mar. 13, 2020
Position Start Date Academic Year 20-21
  • Assistant Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

Assistant Professor

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Theatre Department

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Carol A. Ammon College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences' Theatre Department. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in costuming, costume design and construction, rendering and drawing, and period styles. Responsibilities include: design and execute costumes for four main stage productions per year (two per semester); supervise student design projects; manage the costume shop; supervise costume lab classes; advise students academically; contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service and scholarship; and serve on university and department committees.

Required Qualifications
•     Master's degree in Fine Arts in theatrical design or a related field at the time of application;
•     Two years of teaching experience at the college and or university level;
•     Experience in designing and executing costumes on a professional level;
•     Supervisory experience in a costume shop;
•     Evidence of professional scholarly activity such as presenting at conferences or professional theatrical productions;
•     International design experience;
•     Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse communities.

Preferred Qualifications
•     Experience in scenic design;
•     Expertise in one or more of the following skills: draping, wigs, boning, model building, water coloring and sketching.

The University: Central Connecticut State University is the largest of the four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and University Systems. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. Central Connecticut State University's motto is more than a slogan; it articulates the University's commitment to students: "Start with a dream. Finish with a future." Central Connecticut State University serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. Central Connecticut State University is richly diverse with more than 25 percent of students identifying a traditional minority heritage. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of some 70,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas in the region. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Known as “Little Poland,” 17 percent of its population are of Polish background. It is the home of three Polish language newspapers and one television station, and annually hosts the Little Poland Festival. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish backgrounds. Currently, 37 percent of its population are Hispanic; 11 percent are African American; 25 percent live below the poverty line.

In addition to all that Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by March 13, 2020.
To begin the application process, visit click on the Apply button and submit the following in one document:
•     Letter of Interest addressing the qualifications for this position
•     Current curriculum vitae or résumé
•     Digital portfolio in .pdf format or link to applicant's website
•     Statement of Teaching Philosophy
•     Names of three current professional and academic references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Mailed applications will not be accepted.

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. State of Connecticut Higher Education employees are offered a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistant and Medical Flex spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.

For more information, contact Scott Bartley at 860-832-3150 or

  • As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Contact Information

  • Scott Bartley
    Theatre Department
    Central Connecticut State University
    1615 Stanley Street
    New Britain, CT 06050
  • 860-832-3150


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