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Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Position Number: 2647696
  • Location: Lincoln, NE
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Theatre and Dance

Nebraska Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Costume Design for the Theatre Arts Program. The start date for this position will be August 2022.

Nebraska Wesleyan University is a private university with a commitment to liberal arts and has over 2000 undergraduates located in the capital city of Nebraska.

This is a full-time, benefit eligible position. NWU offers a competitive wage and comprehensive benefits plan including Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability benefits, Retirement, and 100% tuition discount for dependents after one year of service among other benefits.


This faculty member will play a primary role in coordinating and expanding NWU's BFA Design and Technology program. Responsibilities in this position include teaching undergraduate design classes and fulfilling two costume design responsibilities each semester. Having a versatile range of design training, knowledge of design history and styles, and experience with current costume design technology is preferred. Teaching in NWU's innovative Archway Curriculum is also anticipated.

The Professor will work closely with other Design Faculty, Technical Director, Costume Shop Manager, and Costume Library Manager as well as help facilitate communication with guest designers and mentor student designers. Designer has access to substantial Costume stock and extensive costume and props libraries. A strong commitment to participate in prospective student recruitment, academic advising, and community outreach is essential.


  • Terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in Theatre.

  • Five or more years of professional costume design experience.

  • Previous teaching experience and prospective student recruitment experience preferred.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other faculty, staff, directors and designers.

  • Ability to maintain a strong, positive, professional approach to theatre training.

Final rank upon hire will be determined by the Provost commensurate with experience and education.

Commitment to Diversity:

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University's mission and we embrace it as a source of strength. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they are able to enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials.

Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE

How to Apply:

To apply, please upload or provide a letter of application, resume, link to online portfolio, diversity statement, and the names of three professional references at the following URL: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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