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Assistant Professor of Costume Technology

University of Oklahoma (Norman)
Norman, Oklahoma
Start date
Dec 1, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Oklahoma invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Costume Technology in the Peggy Dow Helmerich School of Drama, Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts. This faculty member will be expected to:

  • Teach existing undergraduate courses in Costume Construction, Costume Crafts, Draping and Pattern Drafting 1 and 2, Advanced Costume Construction Techniques.
  • Develop new courses related to Costume Technology.
  • Collaborate in creating a proposal for a new BFA emphasis in Costume Technology
  • Conduct research/creative activity related to the field or allied fields.
  • Contribute to advising and recruitment of undergraduate students.
  • Establish efficiency and quality standards for production builds.
  • Oversee professional development of the costume technical staff.
  • Assist with production planning in conjunction with Costume Design professor and costume shop supervisor.
  • Lead in the draping/patternmaking/fittings for difficult and large-scale productions (e.g., historical productions and ballets).
  • Participate in service activities in the department, college, university, and professional discipline.


The OU Helmerich School of Drama prepares students for creative and meaningful professional careers in a broad range of jobs in professional theatre, dance, opera, TV, film, live entertainment, industrial and theme park venues. We offer theatre training in a conservatory-style environment while still offering the advantages of a liberal arts education from a nationally renowned university. The School is comprised of 22 full-time faculty & staff with 135 majors. It offers a BFA in Theatre with emphases in design (scenic, lighting, costume, and sound), performance, stage management, and dramaturgy. The School collaborates with the Schools of Dance and Musical Theatre, and the School of Music’s Opera Program to produce 9 main stage productions each year in addition to a season of 3-4 Gilson Lab Theatre studio productions.


The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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