UMKC Conservatory - Division of Theatre
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
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
Review of applications will begin December 15, 2021 and continue
until the position is filled.
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
Search keyword “Costume.”
For more information about the Conservatory, please visit www.conservatory.umkc.edu
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.
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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
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.
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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
Division of Diversity and Inclusion