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Assistant Professor

University of Central Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Sep 21, 2023

Job Details

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title
Assistant Professor

Working Title
Assistant Professor

220410-Theatre & Dance

Pay Rate
Per Faculty Salary Model



Position Number


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Note: A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at and apply to position 998436.

Candidates should submit (1) a cover letter that outlines the applicant’s interest, qualifications, and experience for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial transcripts for all awarded degrees; (4) samples of work or link(s); and (5) statement of teaching philosophy.

Send three letters of recommendation to

Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Direct inquiries regarding this position to: Ashley Miller-Scully at, Division Chair.

For information about the online application process contact Human Resources at or (660)543-4255.

UCM requires that all faculty applicants complete the online faculty profile. All documents requested must be attached to the profile at the time of application. Only completed faculty profiles with attached documents will be accepted for this position.

The University of Central Missouri is an AA/ EEO / ADA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Working hours:

Professional Faculty Hours

Bargaining Unit

Work Location
Warrensburg Campus

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose

The Division of Theatre and Dance in the School of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Central Missouri seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor with demonstrated strengths in lighting Design, Sound Design, and associated technologies. Responsibilities include teaching courses for majors in the design/tech program, one general education course, and other courses based on the candidate’s skills, interests, and /or the needs of the Division. The candidate will be tasked with designing the lighting and/or sound of the production season, mentoring student designers, contributing to the advancement and growth of the Design/Technology program, assisting student recruitment, and academically mentoring students. Additional duties including working in collaboration with theatre, dance, and other arts, faculty and staff, and service on division, school, college, and university committees.

UCM Theatre and Dance has approximately 75 majors and minors between its BA,
BFA, and SSE degree programs along with the available minors in Dance and Theatre. We are a NAST accredited program with strong regional, national, and international
presence through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

The Division of Theatre and Dance facilities possess state-of-the art equipment. The 440-seat James L Highlander Theater’s Lighting System was recently renovated with
updated lighting and sound technology, including a generous inventory of movers,
LEDs, and conventional fixtures as well as digital lighting and sound consoles.

Education & Formal Training
Master's degree (Specify field(s) of study below)

Other Education & Formal Training

Candidates must have an MFA in Lighting Design with education and a record of Sound Design/Technology experience or a terminal degree with extensive professional experience in Lighting and Sound Design.

Computer Skills


A minimum of two years of teaching experience is preferred. Ideal candidates will be innovators in the theatre field with a focus on cutting-edge artistry, will have a strong skill set in current digital design techniques and advanced knowledge in multiple applications and current software environments. Candidates must demonstrate and sustain a strong scholarly research focus and/or professional creative projects along with the development of a regional and national reputation in order to achieve tenure.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Physical & Environmental Factors:

Special Working Conditions:

Ability to Keyboard

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you understand that the university requires a background check for this position and that any job offer made to the selected candidate is contingent upon the results of this check?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship to acquire or maintain U.S. work authorization?
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Vitae
  3. Transcripts
  4. Publications/Portfolio
  5. Teaching Philosophy Statement
Optional Documents


University of Central Missouri

The University of Central Missouri is an innovative school that offers a high-quality education while remaining one of the most affordable universities in the country.

The University of Central Missouri believes its responsibility is to enrich each student’s perspective through a cumulative experience that starts with academic rigor and integrates applied learning and servant-leadership opportunities. Our model of continuous learning allows each student to find and fulfill his or her own sense of purpose. By engaging students with multiple sources of learning and creating a dynamic environment that encourages individuals to find their passions and reach beyond themselves, UCM prepares students by giving them knowledge and experiences that broaden and deepen their education so they may flourish in a world of accelerated change.

The University of Central Missouri has two campus locations, a site office at Whiteman Air Force Base and an online presence. Both UCM campuses are centrally located in Missouri, which means you're close to just about everything.

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