Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Design and Technology Position ID: F00247P

The University of Texas at Arlington
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 25, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

University of Texas at Arlington (UTA)

Department of Theatre Arts

Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Design and Technology

Position ID: F00247P

The Department of Theatre Arts at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a nine-month Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Design and Technology beginning September 1, 2021. This is a one-year appointment with possible renewal. Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Scenography, Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Projection Design, Costume Design, Sound Design, or any combination within the Design and Technology area.


The responsibilities of the faculty member in this nine-month position include, but are not limited to: 

  • Teach a 2/2 course load in the Design and Technology concentration. Assignments may include: 1) teaching in areas of expertise, 2) Mentoring student designers and technicians.
  • Designing for our ambitious production season.
  • Provide leadership to full and part-time faculty and students within the Design/Tech area, including but not limited to short-term and long-term planning, organization, production processes, curriculum review and development.
  • Engage in service on Departmental, College, and University levels. This may include serving on committees and participating in recruitment
  • Other duties as assigned

Faculty members at UTA are expected to excel at teaching and mentoring students that are broadly diverse regarding race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, and sexual orientation. A demonstrated commitment to and excellence in teaching diverse student populations, including first generation college students.

Required Qualifications: 

A terminal degree (MFA, PhD, or equivalent) in at least one of the following: Scenography, Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Projection Design, or any combination within the DT area. Exhibit strong leadership, management, artistic, and collaborative skills. Evidence of teaching and working with a culturally and an ethnically diverse community.

Visiting Assistant Professor requirements: Design experience in professional non-profit and/or commercial theatre is required.

Visiting Associate Professor requirements: Extensive Design experience in professional, non-profit and/or commercial theatre, and demonstrated leadership in a Design and Technology program is required.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Active membership in USA829
  • Teaching experience at college level
  • Experience in multipledesign/tech areas 
  • Evidence of research or creative activity in the candidate’s field or demonstrated potential for success.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, pending budget approval.

The Department of Theatre Arts offers BA and BFA degrees and a minor in Dance: The University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “very high research activity” institution. With a student enrollment of approximately 60,000 globally, UTA is rapidly becoming one of the largest institutions in the State of Texas. The campus and Metroplex area offer a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities including museums, concerts, theatre, professional sports, and other interests:;

Contact Information 

For more information or questions about the faculty job posting, please contact the Search Chair, Professor Andrew Gaupp,

To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vita, 3) a link to work samples/portfolio, 4) statement of teaching philosophy 5) unofficial copy of terminal transcript (official copies requested later), and 6) the names and contact information of three professional references. A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

UTA is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. UTA is a tobacco-free campus.