Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance, Design
Youngstown State University - Youngstown, OH

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Posting Number:
0600297

Job Title:
Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance, Design

Department:
Theater and Dance

Position Type:
Faculty

Number of Positions Available:
Type of Appointment:
Full-Time

If Temporary, Length of Appointment:
Work Schedule:
N/A

Full-time Appointment Length:
9 months

Internal Applicants Only?

No

Summary of Position:
NAST accredited program seeks a dedicated teacher/mentor of design to join a dynamic faculty and staff as instructor of stagecraft, play production, stage management, scene design, lighting design and other advanced courses as required by the discipline and department or within the candidate's area of expertise. The candidate will also be called upon to teach introduction to theatre and/or film history courses as needed. The successful candidate will work with the Chairperson to incrementally develop a curriculum that reflects advances in design technologies and pedagogy. Annual production duties would include designing scenery (or supervising student and guest designers), lighting (or supervising student and guest designers) or other design duties as decided in consultation with the Chairperson. Participation in the broader life of this urban research university via committee assignments, recruiting and advising are expected.

Minimum Qualifications:
MFA (PhD considered) in Scenic and Lighting Design with a secondary emphasis in Sound Design

Demonstrated abilities in teaching, mentoring, service, and creative scholarship

Demonstrated and ongoing creative agenda in professional theatre/television/film design and production

Demonstrated knowledge and use of computer-aided drafting software (i.e. CAD, Vectorworks, Google Sketchup)

Desired Qualifications:
MFA (PhD considered) in Scenic and Lighting Design with a secondary emphasis in Sound Design plus at least one year of college/university teaching, mentoring, service, and creative scholarship in the tenure track.

Demonstrated interest in projected scenography would be considered a plus.

Demonstrated design for both musical theater and dance would be considered a plus.

Demonstrated properties design skills would be considered a plus.

Professional union membership would be considered a plus.

International affiliations would be considered a plus.

Date Position is Available:
August 14, 2013

Posting Date:
11-26-2012

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Initial Application Review Date:
01/14/2013

Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Documents that MUST be attached to complete the application process

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Philosophy

Optional Applicant Documents:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants chosen for interviews will be required to bring official transcripts at the time of the interview.

Three letters of reference and a transcript of the highest degree earned are required and should be sent directly to:

Dr. Scott R. Irelan, Chairperson

Department of Theater and Dance

One University Plaza

Youngstown OH 44555

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