Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre (Costume Designer)
Sam Houston State University
Location: Huntsville, Texas
Internal Number: 35895
Hiring Salary: Yearly-Faculty
Department: Dept of Theatre and Musical Theatre
Essential to this position is the ability to work collaboratively as a team member in production, contribute to new curricula in design technologies. Service is an integral aspect of the position, including mentoring student costume designers, academic advising of majors, active recruitment, participation in departmental meetings and activities, and service on committees at the departmental, college, and university levels.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
The Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre seeks a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in costume design and technology. Teaching assignments include costume design and costume construction/technology courses, stage makeup, and costume history. Based on departmental needs, teaching assignments may also include play analysis and theatre appreciation. Additionally, this hire will provide costume designs and, with the support of a full-time costume shop supervisor and student employees, prepare costumes for departmental productions. Required faculty service will include academic advising and mentoring of costume design majors, recruitment, committee work, and service to the university. Continuous external creative and research activities are required for promotion and tenure.
Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:
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For full consideration by the Search committee, complete application materials must be submitted by 11/15/2023.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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