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Assistant Professor

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 31, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 02330658

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

Job Summary
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks applications for a full time, tenure track Assistant Professor in Design and Production with a specialty in Costuming. The department of Theatre at UWM serves approximately 180 majors. These students are pursuing BFA degrees in Acting, Musical Theatre or Production or a BA degree in general practices or K-12 teaching certification. Our programs are focused on uncovering and developing the creative and critical potential of the individual student while providing robust and challenging learning environments in a broad range of theatrical processes and experiences. The department's programs are aimed at giving students a wide range of tools with which to speak to the contemporary moment and respond to the community within which they live.

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants for this position must have or provide evidence of the following:
  • Demonstrated teaching and production expertise in at least one major area of theatre design (costuming)
  • Professional design and/or production experience is needed
  • A terminal degree (MFA or PhD) or equivalent professional experience is required
  • Excellent organizational skills are required

Preferred Qualifications
Highly qualified applicants for this position will also provide evidence of the following:
  • At least one additional area of design or production experience or expertise is desirable
  • Previous experience continuing creative/scholarly research and professional activity as a designer and theatre practitioner outside of the department

Application Instructions
A completed application will include the following:
  • Cover letter addressing listed qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • The names and contact information of three professional references

This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of 3/10/2023. To ensure consideration, applications must be submitted by 3/9/2023. Applications submitted after 3/9/2023 may not be reviewed.

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

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Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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