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10 Month Lecturer, Theatre Design and Technology, Theatre Conservatory

Employer
Kean University
Location
New Jersey, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jun 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Performing Arts, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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School of Fine and Performing Arts

Theatre Conservatory

10 Month Lecturer, Theatre Design and Technology

Kean University is a world-class, vibrant and diverse institution offering more than 50 undergraduate majors and 60-plus graduate options, including six doctoral programs. Kean distinguishes itself through excellence in academics, strategic investments in both research and cultural facilities and initiatives and a commitment to the success of every student. Dedicated to preparing students for rewarding careers, lifelong learning and fulfilling lives, Kean offers a broad range of disciplines, the expertise of a diverse and world-savvy faculty and a student-centered learning environment and campus community. The University sits on three adjoining campus sites in Union County, New Jersey covering 180 acres, two miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and thirty minutes from New York City, with additional locations in Ocean County, New Jersey – Kean Ocean and Jefferson Township, New Jersey – Kean Skylands. Kean University also operates a unique, additional location in Wenzhou, China, where development of a full-scale campus is currently underway.

A 10 Month Lecturer is a full-time employee who teaches 30 credits per academic year and provides student and learning support services over a ten-month period. The Lecturer holds a strong commitment to teaching; maintains office hours; actively participates in the university community; provides Student Academic Support (SAS) including advisement, retention, recruitment and other as needed and directed academic student support activities; and does related work as required. All Lecturers may be required to teach General Education courses.

This position begins on September 1, 2021. This is a non-tenure track position that may be renewed on an annual basis. Teaching assignments and related responsibilities may include day, evening, weekend and online courses. Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable. Courses may be taught at the Union campus, Kean Ocean, Kean Skylands or other locations. Proficiency in the Learning Management System, Blackboard and Online Learning Pedagogy is required, consistent with University guidelines. Kean may offer free voluntary Blackboard workshops to otherwise qualified applicants.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, Kean University’s Theatre Conservatory mirrors the university’s mission to provide a core educational foundation based on the liberal arts. The Conservatory offers BA and BFA degree programs, constructed to make and teach theatre that celebrates the human condition and spirit. The performance series provides quality, applied experiences that service the university and the surrounding community. During four years at Kean, students have the opportunity to explore and develop their potential as actors, educators, directors, stage managers, designers, technicians, administrators, and playwrights and to develop the skills to pursue work in professional theatre and graduate school or apply skills to a variety of professions both inside and outside the theatre. The study of theatre at Kean is enhanced by a partnership with Premiere Stages, an AEA company in residence and proximity to New York, allowing for frequent guest artists. In addition, the conservatory partners with the Union County Vocational-Technical School’s Academy for Performing Arts. This partnership provides a year of dual enrollment whereby high school seniors attend Kean University and receive a year of college credits as they complete their high school diploma. This position is contingent upon funding provided by the Union County Vocational-Technical School for this partnership program.

The 10 Month Lecturer will teach and participate as a designer and/or mentor to student designers and technicians for the 4-show production season and advise 1-2 student-produced productions. Participation in developing curriculum, recruiting, committee work, planning and assessment, academic advising, student design or technology mentorship and portfolio development is required. The Lecturer will be working with undergraduate lab students on a daily basis in a hands-on production environment to implement stage designs. This position will also oversee the design and technical theatre students from the Academy for Performing Arts.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Theatre Design and Technology or a related field and a minimum of one year of teaching experience at the post-secondary level is required. MFA and evidence of professional work is preferred. Candidates must be knowledgeable about current methodologies in design and production. Areas of expertise should include two or more of the following: lighting design and technology, sound design, video and projection design and stage or production management. Knowledge of health and safety practices is essential. Evening and weekend hours are required.

Please submit cover letter, resume, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Official transcripts for all degrees are required before appointment.

Additional Information

Kean University complies with the New Jersey First Act (Senate Bill No. 1730, P.L. 2011, Chapter 70). Any individual newly hired by Kean University will be required to abide by this law and establish a principal residence in New Jersey. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please refer to Section III.A. of our Reasonable Accommodations Policy & Procedures .

Diversity & Non-Discrimination Statement

Kean University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. Kean’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to not only thrive, but climb higher in a diverse world. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we work to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the diversity and equity of all students, faculty, staff, administrators, and beyond.

EEO/AA Statement

Kean University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer
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