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Job ID: 159403

University of North Texas

Date Posted May 26, 2021
Title Lecturer
University University of North Texas
Denton, TX, United States
Department UNT-Dance & Theatre-121400
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

Department Summary
The Department of Dance and Theatre is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, with approximately 400 theatre majors and minors in theatre. The Department offers a BA degree in Theatre with concentrations in Performance, Design/Technology, General Studies and Theatre Teacher Certification, and a BA degree in Dance and Dance Teacher Certification. The vibrant undergraduate program delivers a rigorous theatre education within a liberal arts context. The Department produces a full season 5-6 productions as well as several laboratory events directed by faculty, guest artists, or students. Additionally, UNT Theatre is committed to hiring guest artists to engage with students and faculty.

Position Summary
The Department of Dance and Theatre at the University of North Texas invites applications for a full-time, one year lecturer position in Costume to begin in Fall 2021. The position of Lecturer comes with full benefits. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a 4/4 teaching load (which includes construction for departmental productions); supervise and manage the department scene shop; mentor and supervise student creative work; collaborate with performance, dance, design/tech faculty and guest artists; and serve as costume and makeup advisor.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching three levels of costume design, make-up design, costume construction, and technical direction, multiple levels of stagecraft/construction, History of Costume D├ęcor, and other courses within the candidate’s field of expertise and as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
MFA in Theatre Design with an emphasis in Costume, or a related discipline; demonstrate hand and digital rendering techniques; and demonstrate evidence of teaching in the areas of costume design, costume construction, and related technologies; and demonstrate costume shop management experience.

Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion in preparation for joining a university that is also both a Hispanic and Minority Serving Institution.

Preferred Qualifications
Work experience in professional theatre with experience in various production genres including dance.

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