Ball State University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant or Associate Professor as a Costume Designer and Teacher. The program desires an individual with a commitment to collaborative discourse, interdisciplinary inquiry, and entrepreneurial learning practices within a flourishing BA/BS program in design and technology.
The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses within the design/tech area and the theatre area as a whole. These courses include all levels of costume design, color studies, form and materials, costuming for dance, rendering, makeup, design awareness, and introduction to theatre at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will also regularly supervise student costume designers in assigned productions and work in collaboration with theatre and dance faculty, staff and students in facilitating the production program at Ball State University.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to collaborate on the vision, design, and management of the Design and Technology Option within the Theatre and Dance program, mentor student creativity and research, and perform departmental and advisory duties as assigned. Possibilities also exist for future leadership positions within the design and technology program. All faculty members in the College of Fine Arts are expected to be quality teachers, productive scholars and/or creative artists, and to engage in public service activities.
The department is a BFA/BA/BS undergraduate-only program with 375 theatre majors and 60 dance majors and a full-time faculty of 28 theatre and 7 dance. The Department maintains an active role in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and the Kennedy Center American College Dance Festival (KCACDF). Theatre and Dance programs are NAST/NASD accredited.
MFA in design (completed by August 1, 2018).
One year of teaching experience at the university/college level.
MFA in Costume Design (completed by August 1, 2018).
Three years of teaching experience at the university/college level.
A flourishing and ongoing professional artistic profile including relationships with established professional theatres.
Excellent communication and organizational skills.
Ability to work collegially within a liberal arts setting.
Appointment Type: Tenure-track
Length of Appointment: FT Academic Year
About Ball State University:
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of 10 academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master's, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.
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