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Assistant Professor of Theatre (Costume Design)(9
Performing Arts, College of Arts and
Faculty and Instructors
St. Charles Campus
Application must be completed in one sitting. At the time of
completing the application, you will need the following documents
- Cover Letter specifying your area of expertise and
- Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial transcript(s) of all degrees completed
- A teaching video 15-20 minutes in length (although it can be an
excerpt of a longer session). You may provide an external link.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
- A RISE statement in the format of a 250-word narrative about
how you feature Rigor, Inclusion, Support, and Engagement in your
course designs, classroom culture, and other university work.
Consult this website for more information on Lindenwood's RISE
initiative ( https://www.lindenwood.edu/human-resources/lindenwood-learning-academy/teaching-and-learning/rise-project/
- A syllabus for a junior / senior level costume design
- A portfolio of costume design / production work.
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The College of Arts and Humanities at Lindenwood University invites
applications for an assistant professor of theatre.
Qualified applicants will possess a master’s degree (MFA preferred)
in theatre. with specialization in costume design and /or
production. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 2
(6 credit hours) each semester on costuming. Preference will be
given to candidates with experience teaching online. All Lindenwood
faculty members are expected to advise and mentor students,
continue to develop their expertise through research and
scholarship, and participate in faculty governance and campus
The assistant professor of theatre is a full-time, 9-month faculty
position that will begin August 2022. Review of applications will
begin immediately and will continue until the position is
In addition to teaching courses, this position is also responsible
for design and supervision of all aspects of costume construction,
rental, crafts, and maintenance for show costumes. They also are
responsible for running the costume shop, supervision of student
workers, and mentoring any student costume designers.
Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation
of the level and types of duties and responsibilities that will be
required of positions given this title and shall not be construed
as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and
responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be
directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically
presented in this description.
1. Teaching and Learning
Teaching is central to the mission of Lindenwood University and
constitutes the primary responsibility of faculty and instructors.
Faculty and instructors help students to develop and demonstrate
Institutional Learning Outcomes, including broad, integrative, and
specialized knowledge, essential habits of mind, communicative
fluency, and effective problem-solving skills. As committed
teachers, Lindenwood faculty and instructors also continually learn
about advances in pedagogy and work to become better teachers.
Other activities that provide evidence of commitment to effective
teaching and learning include contributions in curricular
development; innovation in teaching strategies, including the
incorporation of new technologies and approaches to learning; and
collaboration with and mentoring of students, including directing
research, projects, or internships.
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Service is essential to the University's mission, vision, and
values and is a responsibility of all faculty and instructors.
Faculty and instructors perform a broad array of services that are
vital to supporting and sustaining the quality and effectiveness of
the University and its programs. Faculty and instructors are
expected to provide service to the University and its students,
clients, and programs as collegial and constructive members of the
University and the broader community. Examples include but are not
limited to service in shared governance; in assessment processes;
in academic and student support units; with alumni and development;
in community and state programs; and on program, department,
school, and University committees and taskforces.
Among the most important service duties expected of faculty and
instructors is advising and mentoring of students. Effective
advising helps create an environment that fosters student learning
and student retention; the formal and informal advising and
mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students is an essential
component of the broader educational experience at the University.
Advising may take the form of assisting students in the selection
of courses, careers, and/or graduate programs, serving as advisor
for student groups, assisting learners in educational programs both
on and off campus, and mentoring/coaching.
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3. Subject Matter Expertise and Scholarship
As professional educators, faculty and instructors must
demonstrate command of their subject matter and continuous growth
in their subject fields. They must sustain professional contact
with colleagues and engage in continuing professional activities to
upgrade and augment existing skills or develop new ones.
Furthermore, all University faculty and instructors have a
responsibility to engage in scholarship or creative activity and to
provide service to the professional organizations that contribute
to the national and international intellectual communities of which
Lindenwood is a part. Scholarship and creative activity are
understood to be intellectual work whose significance is validated
by peers and which is disseminated to the broader community of the
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Expectations by Rank
Qualifications required for effective job performance. An
equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will
be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by
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The successful candidate will: (1) have demonstrated comprehensive
understanding of current theatre practices with knowledge of
draping and patternmaking; (2) have knowledge of current
costume-making equipment and software; (3) be a team player with
excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
May be representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge,
skills and abilities commonly associated with this position.
Communication Skills: Ability to verbalize understanding of
complex problem or situations, ask relevant questions for
clarifications, and explain it clearly to others; well-developed
written communication skills; ability to communicate
diplomatically, clearly, and effectively with students and
co-workers verbally, in-person and by telephone, using the English
language; ability to present materials effectively to individual
students or groups; ability to manage interpersonal conflict
situations requiring tact, diplomacy, and discretion; ability to
support a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion through
effective interactions with students, employees, alumni, and other
Decision-Making & Analytical Skills: Ability to define
problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid
conclusions; ability to organize and express ideas, directions, and
data in a logical sequence to describe a process, or explain
procedures, such as how to perform a task to someone else; ability
to deal with abstract and concrete variables.
Technological & Related Skills: Use current technology to
enhance effectiveness including but not limited to computers,
computer-assisted instruction programs, and audio-visual equipment;
be willing to learn and apply any other new technology necessary to
enhance learning; working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel,
Outlook, PowerPoint, Canvas (LMS), CAMS (SIS), Workday (EIS);
ability to use phones, fax machines, printers, scanners, and
Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with
the performance of the functions of this job.
- General office and/or classroom conditions for on-campus
faculty and instructors.
- Variable work environments as determined by online instructors;
must have 24/7 access to a computer that meets minimum technical
specifications and high-speed Internet access.
Activities commonly associated with the performance of the
functions of this job. The physical demands described below are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform essential functions.
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Equal Opportunity Employer
- Stamina to teach classes as required.
- Ability to stand or sit for extended time periods.
Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The
University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws
and provides equal employment opportunities and access to
educational programs without regard to race, color, religion,
gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all
qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is
committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to
providing a positive discrimination-free educational work