This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Education
The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (www.theatrefilm.ubc.ca), invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor of Costume Design, effective July 1, 2012. The successful candidate will teach courses and supervise undergraduate and graduate students in the Theatre Design and Production area of the Department, and provide administrative service to the Department and the University. Faculty at UBC are expected to sustain a high level of research / scholarly activity, including distinguished artistic, creative or professional work. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching and will also be expected to maintain a program of effective teaching, departmental service, as well as graduate and undergraduate supervision.
Applicants should hold an MFA, PhD, or equivalent terminal degree in a field related to costume design for the performing arts, should have some teaching experience at the university or college level, and should submit a portfolio of design work demonstrating excellence and professional experience in design for theatre and/or other live performance (e.g., opera, dance, fashion). Experience in costume design for film or television will be considered an important asset. Expertise in an area related to costume design such as costume technology, production design, set or lighting design, or costume or fashion history will also be considered an asset.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
Applications must include a letter of application, CV, portfolio of design work (photocopies or CD or DVD in a standard digital format), description of research/artistic interests and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants must arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees. Applications and reference letters sent via email will NOT be accepted.
Salary: The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Costume Design Search Committee
Department of Theatre and Film
University of British Columbia
6354 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Canada