The Department of Theatre Arts at The University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for a nine-month Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Design and Technology beginning September 1, 2021. This is a one-year appointment with possible renewal. Applicants should have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Scenography, Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Projection Design, Costume Design, Sound Design, or any combination within the Design and Technology area.
The responsibilities of the faculty member in this nine-month position include, but are not limited to:
Teach a 2/2 course load in the Design and Technology concentration. Assignments may include: 1) teaching in areas of expertise, 2) Mentoring student designers and technicians.
Designing for our ambitious production season.
Provide leadership to full and part-time faculty and students within the Design/Tech area, including but not limited to short-term and long-term planning, organization, production processes, curriculum review and development.
Engage in service on Departmental, College, and University levels. This may include serving on committees and participating in recruitment
Other duties as assigned
Faculty members at UTA are expected to excel at teaching and mentoring students that are broadly diverse regarding race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, and sexual orientation. A demonstrated commitment to and excellence in teaching diverse student populations, including first generation college students.
A terminal degree (MFA, PhD, or equivalent) in at least one of the following: Scenography, Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Projection Design, or any combination within the DT area. Exhibit strong leadership, management, artistic, and collaborative skills. Evidence of teaching and working with a culturally and an ethnically diverse community.
Visiting Assistant Professor requirements: Design experience in professional non-profit and/or commercial theatre is required. Visiting Associate Professor requirements: Extensive Design experience in professional, non-profit and/or commercial theatre, and demonstrated leadership in a Design and Technology program is required.
Active membership in USA829
Teaching experience at college level
Experience in multiple design/tech areas
Evidence of research or creative activity in the candidate's field or demonstrated potential for success.
For more information or questions about the faculty job posting, please contact the Search Chair, Professor Andrew Gaupp, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Internal Number: 13751
About University of Texas at Arlington
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.