Assistant Professor of Theatre - Scene Design - tenure track

University of Central Missouri
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Performing Arts, Communications, Digital Media
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor Working Title Assistant Professor of Theatre - Scene Design - tenure track Department 220410-Theatre & Dance Pay Rate Per faculty salary model FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Position Number 998424 Classification Faculty Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates interested in applying for the position must complete the on-line faculty profile for position number 998424 found at

Candidates should submit the following documentation:
1. A cover letter indicating your qualifications and experience.
2. A curriculum vitae.
3. Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
4. Include a link(s) to samples of your work.
5. A statement of teaching philosophy.
6. A personal diversity, equity, and inclusion statement.
7. Names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. This is completed within the faculty profile.

Letters of recommendation and official undergraduate and graduate transcripts showing degree completions will be required later in the search process.

Initial screening of applications begins October 25, 2021 and continues until the position is filled.

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.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status and people with disabilities.

Working hours:
Professional Hours Bargaining Unit No Work Location Warrensburg Campus Posting Date 09/02/2021 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Position Purpose
Assistant Professor of Theatre: Scenic Design/Technical Direction. 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 Scenic Design and Technical Direction beginning August 2022. Responsibilities include teaching two courses in the scenic area, serving as scenic designer, technical director and production manager, and supervising daily scene shop hours each semester. The candidate will be tasked with scenic designing and/or technical direction for 2-3 main stage productions per semester, mentoring student designers, contributing to the advancement and growth of the Design/Technology program, assisting in student recruitment, advising in the selection of the production season, and academically mentoring students. Additional duties include working in collaboration with theatre and dance faculty, and service on department, college and university committees.

UCM Theatre and Dance has approximately 75 majors between its BA, BFA, and BSE 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 technology. In Summer 2021, the 440-seat James L Highlander Theater’s Lighting System was renovated with updated technology. Additionally, much of the sound equipment was upgraded. Education & Formal Training Master's degree (Specify field(s) of study below) Other Education & Formal Training
MFA in Scenic Design required., with record of Technical Direction experience.
MFA or PH.D. with extensive professional experience in Scenic Design and Technical Direction.

Computer Skills Class Management Software, Other - Blackboard Experience
Two years of teaching experience is preferred.

Ideal candidates will be innovators in the theater 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 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, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge Physical & Environmental Factors: Excessive standing and/or walking Special Working Conditions: Professional appearance Ability to Keyboard Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
  3. Transcripts
  4. Vitae
  5. Teaching Philosophy Statement
Optional Documents

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