Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Theatre/Costume Design
Music and Performing Arts
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


Rich in history, steeped in tradition, Hampton University is a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education, providing a broad range of technical, liberal arts, and graduate degree programs. In addition to being one of the top historically black universities in the world, Hampton University is a tightly-knit community of learners and educators, representing 49 states and 35 territories and nations. The Department of Music and Performing Arts at Hampton University, which houses the BA in Music (Performance and Music Education Pre-Certification), BS in Music Recording Technology, BS in Audio Production, BA in Theatre (Performance and Technical Theatre) is seeking to fill a faculty position at the Assistant professor level beginning Fall 2021.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate must be committed to teaching undergraduate courses such as Costume and Makeup Design, Stage Craft, Theatre, Humanities and other discipline-related topics. The individual will oversee the costume shop, costume storage, dressing rooms and costume design program.  Additionally, successful candidates are expected to advise Music and Performing Arts majors and hold office hours. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the scholarly advancement of the department through a productive research agenda that includes grantsmanship.  Candidates should demonstrate dedication to the progress of the Music and Performing Arts Department, the School of Liberal Arts and Education, and to the University as a whole, through service activities.


Qualified candidates must have an earned Master’s degree in costume design or a closely related field from an accredited university. Experience in and evidence of successful teaching in a university setting is preferred. Demonstrated achievement as a costume designer through a portfolio that documents professional activity and productions. Proficiency in teaching costume design, makeup design, and practical skills in theatre. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in research/creative productivity and grantsmanship. Although there is an expectation of hiring at the Assistant Professor rank, we will consider filling the position at a higher rank depending upon the qualifications of the applicant.  Rank and compensation are commensurate with credentials and experience.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates must submit a completed Application for Faculty Employment, a cover letter specifically addressing suitability for the position, curriculum vitae, a list of grants applied for that were awarded, statement of teaching philosophy and research/creative productivity interests, recent teaching evaluations, contact information for at least three professional references and an official transcript from the institution awarding the highest degree. Applications must be mailed to:


Dr. Linda Malone-Colon, Dean

School of Liberal Arts and Education

Hampton University

200 William R. Harvey Way

Hampton, VA 23668

Email: linda.malone-colon@hamptonu.edu

Phone 757-727-5400


*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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