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Assistant Professor of Costume Design
About the Position: The Theatre and Dance Department within the College of Fine and Performing Arts (CFPA) at Western Washington University invites applications for a full time tenure-track position with an emphasis in costume design and costume history. 
About the College/Department: The Theatre and Dance Department’s 18 full-time and part-time faculty oversee 180 undergraduate majors in the two BA programs and one BFA program and offers numerous elective courses for the general student population.
Position Responsibilities: We seek a teacher/practitioner who will teach introductory and specialized courses in costume design and production, stage makeup, costume history, and millinery. The successful candidate will design for a minimum of one faculty-directed or choreographedproduction per year and mentor student designers of student- and faculty-directed or choreographed productions.
Required Qualifications:
  • An M.F.A. in costume design from an accredited college or university
  • Evidence of successful teaching experience in higher education
  • Demonstrated success designing costumes for theatre and dance productions
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education
  • Effective interpersonal communication and collaboration skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas: puppetry, costume technology, scenic design, or lighting design
  • Evidence of successful professional design experience
  • Experience in curriculum development
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse students, staff, and faculty
  • Dedication to a liberal arts educational model compatible with the mission of WWU
Academic Emphasis: Costume Design
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents: To be considered for the position, application materials must be submitted via WWU’s Electronic Application System for Employment (EASE). Please log in at https://www.wwu.edu/jobs and use Internet Explorer to fully utilize the online application system.

Candidates should upload the following: a letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vita including the names and addresses of three references, and a teaching/design statement that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Finalists will be asked to provide transcripts and a portfolio and may be asked for further evidence of scholarship and teaching. Please address any questions about the position to Ron.Riggins@wwu.edu or 360-650-3880.
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Job Posted: 12/27/2012
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins February 1, 2013; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 120986
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Providing Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination. EO/AA inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); EOO.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

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