Assistant Professor - Costume Design

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL 32306




Mar 08, 2022

The School of Theatre at Florida State seeks a full time nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Costume Design to direct the MFA in Costume Design program beginning August 2022.

Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester, which may include costume design, costume rendering, costume history, and costume crafts. Other responsibilities include: overseeing the designs of costumes by students for productions and occasionally designing costumes for School of Theatre productions. This position requires active departmental participation, including curriculum development, recruitment, student advising and season planning. In addition, this person must maintain a robust agenda of professional creative activity and/or scholarship. Must be able to communicate effectively with costume graduate and undergraduate students and collaborate successfully with directors, faculty and staff.

Applicants must possess advanced expertise in rendering, costume design, computer rendering, solid knowledge of historical period costumes and experience with a wide variety of materials. Experience in millinery construction, fabric modification, and costume crafts is preferred.

Questions may be directed to Jackie Armit at Please see our website at for further information on our program and current expertise.

By valuing, celebrating and leveraging the differences and similarities within our community, we create a fertile environment for problem-solving – one that is more inventive and compassionate. All are encouraged to apply.

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An MFA degree in costume design, at least three years’ experience teaching at college or university level, professional theatre design credit and prior experience teaching graduate level classes. Special consideration will be given to United Scenic Artists members. The ability to mentor MFA costume design students regarding professional level training in costuming is essential. This person should be committed to supporting a diverse pool of students.

Applicants must complete the online application and include a letter of intent, current CV, and diversity statement. Additionally, three confidential recommendation letters are required. Additional information and/or materials may be required at a later date. For more information and to apply, go to using posting 51194. Completed applications will be reviewed starting March 28, 2022 and continue until position is filled.






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