Assistant Professor of Theatre - Scene Design - tenure
220410-Theatre & Dance
Per faculty salary model
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
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
The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and specifically invites applications from women, minorities,
veteran status and people with disabilities.
Open Until Filled
Assistant Professor of Theatre: Scenic Design/Technical
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
MFA or PH.D. with extensive professional experience in Scenic
Design and Technical Direction.
Class Management Software, Other - Blackboard
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
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,
Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge
Physical & Environmental Factors:
Excessive standing and/or walking
Special Working Conditions:
Ability to Keyboard
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
- Teaching Philosophy Statement