Assistant Professor of the Practice in Costume Design

Job #1187

Job Type Full Time
Location Middletown, Connecticut
Field Costume Design and Technology
Post Date Oct 16, 2020

Wesleyan University’s Department of Theater invites applications for a three-year appointment beginning July 1, 2021.

The Theater Department is recruiting designers whose professional engagement as designers inform their teaching and creative practice are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be a highly creative, intellectually curious, artist-educator who emphasizes teaching at every step of the creative process within an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to their design practice and teaching philosophy. For this position, we seek candidates whose pursuit of artistic goals, innovative vision and creative energy will enable effective involvement within a highly committed and vibrant community of students, teachers, artists and scholars in Wesleyan’s Theater Department, and across the university.

The Assistant Professor of the Practice position has an annual load of five, which includes teaching three design courses and designing two productions for the Theater Department each year. Other responsibilities include supervising tutorials, mentoring student creative work, advising majors and pre-majors, and initiating and evaluating student internships and residencies. Costume design faculty is supported by the costume shop manager, and enjoys a fully equipped, costume shop and costume collection. In addition, Wesleyan’s arts departments have access to the Digital Design Studio maker-space.


The minimum degree requirement is an MFA in theater design or a related discipline. Candidates should also have teaching experience at the undergraduate level.