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Assistant Professor of Theatre, Tenure Track

University of Tennessee, Martin
Martin, Tennessee
salary commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Nov 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Tenure-Track (Lighting & Sound Design)

Responsibilities:    Starting Fall 2023. Teach two courses each semester including but not limited to:  Intro to Theatre, Production, Lighting and Sound Design, and other topics based on experience or expertise.  Design the lighting and sound for VTA Vanguard Theatre and Dance performances.  Set up lighting and sound for any outside events or guest artists as needed. Demonstrate excellent oral and written communications skills, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to multi-task. Participate in development of curriculum and other program activities, advise students in academic and career planning.  Departmental service is also expected. Candidates are expected to maintain an active and professional creative or research practice that supports their teaching in productive ways. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Qualifications:    PhD or MFA in Theatre with a focus on Lighting and Sound Design required.  2-3 years professional experience working as a Lighting and Sound Designer and 2-3 years previous experience teaching at the College or University level preferred.  

The University:        The University of Tennessee at Martin is a primary campus in the University of Tennessee System. The campus is located in Northwest Tennessee approximately 125 miles north of Memphis and 150 miles west of Nashville. The University of Tennessee at Martin has a combined graduate and undergraduate enrollment of approximately 7,000 students. The emphasis is solidly on excellence in undergraduate instruction.  We seek candidates who demonstrate a similar commitment.

The Department of
Visual and Theatre Arts:    The department currently has ten full-time faculty members who support the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program with areas of emphasis in Visual Art, Art Education, Dance Education, Graphic Design, and Theatre and the Bachelor of Arts in Art, Dance, Graphic Design, Theatre Tech and Acting. There are approximately 100 majors in the BFA and BA programs.

Application:    Applicants need to complete the online employment application at ( and attach a letter of application stating qualifications for the position as described, statement of teaching philosophy, and a complete resume of educational and professional experience (must include at least three references), unofficial transcripts, and electronic portfolio samples of design work, or a link to an online portfolio. For additional information please contact: Dr. Carol A. Eckert, Chair, Department of Visual and Theatre Arts,
Application Deadline: Formal review of applications will begin Monday, January 2, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/ Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 303 Administration Building, Martin, TN  38238, (731) 881-3505 Office, (731) 881-4889 TTY, Hearing Impaired, (731) 881-3507 Fax,,  

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