19 Mar 2021

Contract Visiting Assistant Professor

Tulane University Department of Theatre and Dance  New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Job Description

Visiting Assistant Professor Costume Design and Costume Director (Productions)

The School of Liberal Arts, Department of Theatre and Dance seeks to hire one Visiting Assistant Professor for a one-year, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor position in the area of Costume Design and Costume Direction.


The appointment will begin 1 July 2021 and will carry an annual salary of $42,000.

Mar 26, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


We have particular needs in the following areas:

  1. Teaching:
    Undergraduate students and MFA graduate students during the academic year 2021-2022:
  • Design Fundamentals I (graduate), Research Methodology (period styles), Rendering for Designers, Costume Design, Design for TV (team-taught), Production and Design I and II (undergrad-team taught), Portfolio Design, Thesis Production for 2 graduate students, or other as mutually agreed upon with Design Faculty.
  1. Costume Direction/Productions:
    Coordination and supervision of costume components for 5 main stage productions of Department of Theatre and Dance 2021-2022 season in collaboration with costume shop supervisor, draper, design team, directing team, and graduate/undergraduate costume designers. Costume Design for one production may be required.


The position is a full-time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.
Teaching load is 3 courses per semester at the undergraduate level and for MFA Theatrical Design and Technical Theatre candidates (2-4 in costume design).



The candidate is expected to have a graduate MFA degree in Theatrical Design and Technical Production (Costume emphasis), professional experience, and a record of teaching, preferably at the college level. Responsibilities are teaching costume design and design-related courses, and costume direction for productions. The best candidates will have experience working on a team in costume design and for production collaboration.

  • Skills and expertise: experience in research/development in costume design, drawing and rendering, production management, fittings, wardrobe requirements, costume sourcing, historical context, and collaboration.
  • Preferred: Professional experience in the field of costume design, production, and teaching.



Application Instructions:


Review of applications will begin March 26 and will continue until the position is filled. All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio.  Required materials include a cover letter describing qualifications and interest, a current CV, and a teaching portfolio (which may include syllabi, a teaching statement, and course evaluations).  The search committee seeks candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Hence, applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this objective. In your cover letter, please also provide digital link to costume design portfolio. Please provide names and contact information for three professional references when you complete the online application.  Questions may be directed to Barbara Hayley, Professor and Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University. (Bhayley@tulane.edu)


Application Process:


This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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Visiting Assistant Professor
  Tulane University Department of Theatre and Dance
   New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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