220410-Theatre & Dance
Per Faculty Salary Model
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
Candidates must complete an on-line faculty profile found at
https://jobs.ucmo.edu 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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Division Chair.
For information about the online application process contact Human
Resources at email@example.com 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.
Professional Faculty Hours
Open Until Filled
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
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
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
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,
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
Physical & Environmental Factors:
Special Working Conditions:
Ability to Keyboard
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * 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)
- * Will you now or in the future require employer sponsorship to
acquire or maintain U.S. work authorization?
- Cover Letter
- Teaching Philosophy Statement