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University of Massachusetts Amherst - Assistant Professor, Costume Design, Theater Department

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About University of Massachusetts Amherst:
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America.  Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.
Job Description:
The Department of Theater in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts invites applications for a tenure-track position specializing in Costume Design at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin September 1, 2015. 
This professor, specializing in costume design, will be an impressive professional practitioner and teacher who will bring experience and vision to the Department.  The successful candidate will design and teach costume design courses for graduates and undergraduates and will develop courses in such areas as Costume History and Drawing and Rendering. The professor will supervise student designers and design in the Department’s main stage season. Costume Shop Staff consists of a Costume Shop Manager/Draper, Assistant Shop Manager/Draper, 2 graduate students, up to 10-12 other students working in shop as part of a class or work-study. Technical Classes available to students (taught by Shop Managers): Draping and Patternmaking and Advanced Costume Techniques including construction, millinery, mask making, painting and dyeing. Theaters: 450-seat, newly renovated proscenium and a flexible black box.
We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position.  Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
M.F.A. in Costume Design by time of hire.
Extensive experience as a professional costume designer at the national level and evidence of ongoing creative achievement.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching costume design at the college level. 
Experience in developing and maintaining budgets preferred.

Additional Information:

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.  The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.  Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

Application Instructions:

To apply submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae (or detailed professional resume), and the names and email contact information for three references to the link below.
Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of November 3, 2014, in order to ensure consideration.


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