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Assistant/Associate Professor of Costume Design, 37059

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 4, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Performing Arts, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
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Full Time
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UMKC Conservatory - Division of Theatre

Job Description

The Conservatory at the University of Missouri – Kansas City invites applications for the position of a full-time, tenure eligible, Assistant or Associate Professor of Costume Design beginning Fall 2022.

Principal duties for the Assistant/Associate Professor of Costume Design include teaching, mentoring, and advising students in Costume Design at the graduate and undergraduate levels. This hire will supervise and mentor student design and construction work. This faculty member is expected to maintain or develop a national profile as a professional artist and/or scholar who can connect classroom experiences to professional practice. In addition to teaching and creative work, active participation in shared faculty governance and service within the Conservatory, and University is expected. Potential exists for the right candidate to work with the LORT theatre in residence on campus, the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree in the field or equivalent professional experience.The ideal candidate will have a strong record of professional work in theatre and/or design for the screen and new media. All candidates will have a record of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work. We are seeking an individual who can teach all aspects of the costume design process as well as costume history and some aspects of technology.

Full Time/Part Time

This is a tenure-track, full-time, benefit-eligible, nine-month ranked academic appointment.

The appointment starts Fall of 2022.


Salary is negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. UMKC offers an excellent retirement/benefits package.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

Application form, application letter highlighting contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, and curriculum vitae including educational background, previous academic appointments, and artistic credentials. See position posting at UMKC Human Resources website: Search keyword “Costume.”


For more information about the Conservatory, please visit

Reasonable accommodations may be requested during the application and recruitment process. If you need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
UMKC Statement on Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion .

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

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