Lecturer & Scene Shop Supervisor (full time)
College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities
The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities ( CASSH )
includes departments and programs in the humanities, social
sciences and interdisciplinary studies, as well departments in the
School of Visual and Performing Arts ( VPA ). CASSH / VPA continues
the established liberal studies tradition of providing curricula
leading to the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science
CASSH / VPA is dedicated to providing quality innovative
instruction and creative learning experiences which prepares
students for future careers and education. More broadly, such
learning allows students to continue to develop meaningful,
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ability to communicate effectively, to think critically, to conduct
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CASSH / VPA faculty and staff are committed to maintaining academic
integrity and high ethical standards. CASSH / VPA, through its
faculty, students, and curricula, also is dedicated to advancing
cultural diversity. Furthermore, by developing partnerships and
encouraging professional connections, the college works diligently
to establish its membership in the broader community.
The academic community within the College of Arts, Social Sciences,
and Humanities and School of Visual and Performing Arts supports a
strong general education program, nurtures exceptional disciplinary
programs, and creates innovative interdisciplinary and
international programs, which together promote lifelong personal
and professional learning for every individual who comes through
The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Wisconsin – La
Crosse invites applications for an Associate Lecturer whose primary
responsibilities will be managing the Theatre Arts Scene Shop and
teaching classroom sections of Theatre Appreciation.
Under general supervision of the Department Chair and the Faculty
Technical Director, a person in this position is responsible for
teaching undergraduate courses in Theatre Appreciation and
supervising the Theatre Scene shop labs to ensure safe, accurate,
and timely construction of scenic elements according to drawings
produced by the Technical Director. The supervisor will also be
expected to organize and maintain the scene shop—which duties may
include stocking hardware, purchasing materials, and arranging for
In addition to preparing for and holding classes [face-to-face,
hybrid, and/or online], teaching evaluating students’ work,
assessing student outcomes, maintaining appropriate records, and
holding office hours. In addition, workload may involve advising
students and/or providing other service to the department. Other
duties may be assigned by the chair or dean.
- MFA or appropriate graduate degree in theatrical production
required by time of appointment [except in rare circumstances where
post-baccalaureate certification or licensure or a baccalaureate
plus experience can be established as appropriate qualifications
for the teaching position].
- Strong scenic construction and theatre technology
- Experience in drafting and preparing budget estimates.
- Ability and willingness to pick up and deliver construction
materials and lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
- Experience teaching at the college level.
- All persons hired for Academic Instruction will be required to
submit all of their official copies of their transcripts to Human
Resources upon hire.
- Experience with welding or stage rigging. Management experience
as a technical director or assistant technical director.
- Knowledge of Vectorworks, AutoCAD, Excel, and Google Docs.
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