Costume Design Theatre Faculty Full-Time One-Year Temp

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg, PA 17815


Brooke Zeluskey

Job Details


Position Description:

The Department of Music, Theatre & Dance at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for a full time, 1-year temporary Theatre faculty member for the 2019-2020 academic year to fill a vacancy created by a recent retirement (Job Number 24900-18-372).


The successful candidate will teach a rotation of courses including Costume Construction, Costume Design, Stage Makeup Design, Advanced Seminars in Costume Design and Stage Makeup, and Theatre Appreciation.  The candidate will also supervise Theatre Practicum sections while serving as Costume Director for the Theatre & Dance Division.   


Depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate and the needs of the program, it is possible one section of Theatre Appreciation could be swapped for with Introduction to Theatre Arts, Fundamentals of Design, or Lighting Design for the Spring 2020 semester.


To enhance course experiences, the Theatre & Dance Division produces 2 mainstage theatrical productions each year, one dance concert in the spring semester, and several smaller productions that are student driven and/or culminating performances from upper level classes in the major.  In addition, the Bloomsburg University Celebrity Artist Series offers live theatre/dance/musical theatre performances during the academic year.  Bloomsburg is also the home of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, a professional, non-equity ensemble company that will be producing its 42nd season during the 2019-20 academic year.  The Theatre & Dance Division enjoys a close relationship with BTE, using its performance space, the Alvina Krause Theatre in downtown Bloomsburg for our two mainstage theatre productions.  The four other full-time division faculty, who teach and advise approximately 40-45 theatre majors, and 40-50 Theatre and/or Dance minors, share a commitment to creativity, teaching, and learning. Our program is NAST accredited and actively participates in KCACTF Region 2.  Our production program is supported by full time scene and costume shop coordinators as well as guest artists.  Additional information about the program can be found at


Minimum requirements:

Earned Master of Fine Arts in relevant design area from an accredited institution completed by August 16, 2019; prior higher education teaching experience; specific knowledge of theatre, including design & technology areas as required to effectively teach identified courses; specific knowledge of design & technology areas and related skills required to successfully complete production related tasks; the ability to work collegially within a liberal arts setting.  Demonstration of all minimum requirements must be evident in the application materials.




Preferred qualifications:

Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations across multiple settings; experience with classroom presentation technology and online learning management systems; profile as an active collaborator; prior experience teaching courses similar in size and structure to the ones assigned to this position.


Supplemental Information:

Finalists for this position must communicate well, possess excellent teaching, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and successfully complete an interview process, as judged by the department faculty.  Recommendation for hiring is needed from a majority of the regular, full-time faculty within the department.


A complete application includes a letter of application, a teaching philosophy statement (no longer than one page), curriculum vita, unofficial copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts, three current (no older than 2015) letters of reference from professional contacts, and contact information for three professional references (may be the same as the letter writers, or different individuals) online at


To be guaranteed full consideration, materials must be received by May 1, 2019.  The position will remain open until filled.  Questions may be directed to Theatre Search & Screen Committee Chair, Ethan Krupp, [email protected].


Candidates selected for phone interviews may be asked to provide additional details/materials, such as creative work portfolios/samples, sample syllabi, and/or other relevant materials.


Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, and criminal background.


Completing this search is contingent on available funding and sufficient enrollment in the assigned courses.


Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania encourages applications from historically under-represented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities and is an AA/EEO Employer.


Bloomsburg University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies.


For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and for inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation, contact: Title IX Coordinator, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Warren Student Services Center, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; Phone: 570-389-4529; Email: [email protected].


Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East – Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: 215-656-6010; Fax: 215-656-6020.


August 16, 2019 –