Lecturer in Costume Design and Technology
Full-time Faculty position to begin Fall 2021
Qualifications: MFA in Theatre Design with an emphasis in Costume, or a related discipline; hand and digital rendering techniques; evidence of teaching in areas of Costume Design, Costume Construction, and related technologies; and 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 a variety of design genres including dance.
Responsibilities: The Department of Dance and Theatre at the University of North Texas invites applications for a Non-Tenure Track full-time Lecturer in Costume Design and Technologies to begin September 1, 2021. The position of Lecturer comes with full benefits. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a 4/4 teaching load (which includes designs for departmental productions); supervise and manage the department costume and make-up shop; mentor and supervise student creative work; collaborate with performance, dance, design/tech faculty and guest artists; and serve as costume and make-up area advisor. Other responsibilities include active participation in recruitment for future students as well as internships and career development for current students. Classes to be taught include, but are not limited to, three levels of costume design, make-up design, costume construction, History of Costume and Décor, and other courses within the candidate’s field of expertise and as assigned.
The University: The University of North Texas is a student-centered public research university with over 40,000 students. A Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university, UNT is one of the nation’s most diverse universities with more than 10,000 Hispanic students, 5,700 African American students, 3,100 Asian students, and 500 Indigenous students. UNT has been designated as both a Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution and stands committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in its pursuit of academic excellence. Located in Denton, TX at the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, UNT fosters meaningful partnerships with organizations throughout the DFW area.
The Department: UNT Theatre possesses a strong reputation in the area for quality training and a professional faculty. The Department of Dance and Theatre is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences with currently 8 full-time theatre faculty, 2 full-time dance faculty, adjunct teaching artists and approximately 500 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 a BA in Dance with Teacher Certification. The vibrant undergraduate program delivers a rigorous theatre education within a liberal arts context. The Department produces a full season of 5-6 productions as well as several laboratory events directed by faculty, guest artists or students. Additionally, UNT Theatre is committed to hiring guest professional artists to engage with students and faculty.
Denton, Texas: Denton is home to two state universities (UNT and Texas Woman’s University) and is known for its live music scene. Denton is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and is located just 36 miles from either city’s center. With 7.5 million people and two international airports, DFW is the fourth-largest metro area in the United States. DFW is racially, ethnically, religiously, and culturally diverse and maintains a long-standing commitment to the arts exemplified by local attractions such as the Dallas Arts District and the Fort Worth Cultural District. UNT’s proximity to these major metropolitan centers experiencing explosive economic and demographic growth ensures that our new colleague will be able to access a wide range of activities and cultural experiences.
Application online: https://jobs.untsystem.edu/ Please include an application letter, vita, unofficial transcripts, three current letters of recommendation with contact information (uploaded as one file of as Letter of Recommendation), Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Statement of Commitment to Diversity and Equity (uploaded as Other Document), and a link to a digital portfolio or website. Description of department and position available at www.danceandtheatre.unt.edu. Review of applications will begin on February 12, 2021.