Visiting Assistant Professor of Costume Design

The School of Theatre Arts at Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for a one year visitor appointment at the Assistant Professor level.  We are seeking candidates with breadth of knowledge, familiarity with the speed of theatrical production, facility for collaboration and ability to pass on skills and knowledge to our students.

Ideally, experience in higher education and an MFA are desired. Candidates with evidence of these skills at a professional level are also encouraged to apply. 

This position combines both teaching and production responsibilities.  Teaching responsibilities include: beginning costume technology, costume crafts and costume design. Design responsibilities include: designing or supervising student designers for our Mainstage or Laboratory season (a total of six productions) and supervision of undergraduate students enrolled in Theatre Laboratory.

Nine month appointment at a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Effective date August 15, 2022. 

Illinois Wesleyan is an EOE and invites applications from women and minorities.  The School of Theatre Arts seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.  Diversity in our environment embraces the acceptance of a multiplicity of diverse backgrounds and worldviews.  We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies, as we believe that such experiences are both institutional and service imperatives.  We encourage applications from individuals with demonstrated knowledge of and relevant abilities working with diverse communities.  

Send application electronically, including in your cover letter a statement describing your perspectives on and, preferably, experience with promoting inclusion, curriculum vita, graduate school transcripts, three letters of reference, and portfolio or Website address by March 30 or until filled to: 

Jean Kerr
Director, School of Theatre Arts
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
jkerr@iwu.edu