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Instructor of Design/Theatre Tech

Southern Arkansas University
Magnolia, Arkansas
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 25, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Type
Full Time

The Dempsey College of Liberal and Performing Arts at Southern Arkansas University invites applicants for a non-tenure track Instructor of Design/Theatre Tech. Housed in the Department of Performing Arts and Mass Communication, the Theatre program offers B.F.A. degrees in Performance with emphases in the Theatre and Musical Theatre. Southern Arkansas University is the fastest-growing university in Arkansas and is located in Magnolia in the southwestern part of the state. This position begins in August 2023.

Duties: Teach design/tech courses at the introductory and advanced levels and other courses based on applicant’s area(s) of specialty; oversee the design and execution of the technical elements for departmental productions; supervise student technical workers in shop and production technical rehearsals; take part in the season planning process; attend scholarship auditions and departmental meetings and other duties as assigned.                                                                                                           

Qualifications: B.F.A. in Technical Theatre and extensive design and/or production credits at the academic and/or professional levels required; MFA or equivalent terminal degree in Theatre Design and/or Theatre Production preferred; two or more years of collegiate-level teaching preferred; demonstrated skill and evidence as a scenic designer and technical director preferred; professional and academic memberships or certifications preferred. All SAU faculty and staff demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity of the University community and excellence in interpersonal behaviors and effective collaboration with colleagues. Joining the SAU family requires a commitment to our culture of Continuous Quality Improvement.

Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, links to online design portfolio of recent work, and contact information of three (3) references to or the Office of Human Resources, Southern Arkansas University, 100 E. University 9288, Magnolia, AR 71753. AA/EOE. Non-listed references may be contacted. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

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