The University of Washington School of Drama is seeking a versatile, experienced individual to teach digital media, advanced drafting, and introductory and advanced undergraduate scenic design, as a full-time, nine-month Lecturer or Senior Lecturer on a three-year contract (non-tenured eligible) to start in September 2015. An MFA in Design with professional experience is required. This position will also teach courses at the graduate level from among the following offerings: graduate design studio (a multidisciplinary, team-taught course), graduate scenic design, an intensive weekly graduate seminar, sketching, model making, architectural styles, projections and media, and scenic painting. This position is also expected to be actively involved in mentoring students on School of Drama and Undergraduate Theater Society productions, in the recruitment of prospective students, and in networking that leads to productive internships for each student.
This person will join the faculty of the UW's highly-ranked programs and teach in the BA program and the MFA professional training program in Design. Participation in academic administrative work, including curricular development and committees, is expected as well as other forms of service and duties typical of a faculty position. As an UW faculty member, the candidate will continue to practice his/her professional career, which the School accommodates in scheduling.
The successful applicant will possess the following: Continuing experience as a professional designer in live performance, film, and/or television with a demonstrated expertise in integrating image, form, and materials;
A successful record of teaching graduate and/or undergraduate students;
Membership in United Scenic Artists 829.
MFA in Design (or foreign equivalent) with professional experience is required.
Desired qualifications: Experience designing in multiple types of environments, which may include: commercial, regional/LORT, opera, dance, film, site specific, non-traditional, experimental, international, sculpture and/or installation;
A commitment to an educational approach that stresses the value of collaboration between all members of the production team;
Eagerness to engage in the school's longstanding commitment to innovation and tradition;
The ability to teach a course in costumes or lighting is preferred but not required.
Participation in academic administrative work, including season planning and committees, is expected as well as other forms of service and duties typical of a faculty position. As an UW faculty member, the candidate will continue to practice his/her professional career, which the School accommodates in scheduling.
The University enrolls approximately 39,000 full-time students. The School enrolls 150 undergraduates and 40 graduates who pursue BA, MFA, and PhD degrees. Graduate areas of study include acting, directing, design, and theatre history/criticism. The School utilizes four theatres and two studio spaces and produces an average of six productions and eight to ten studio and classroom projects annually.
An extremely active and committed theatre center, the Seattle area is the home of the Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT Theater, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Opera, On the Boards, Fifth Avenue Theater, and Seattle Children's Theatre. There are, in addition to these professional companies, approximately 150 theatres and theatre organizations in the Puget Sound area.
For priority consideration, submit cover letter, three letters of reference, and resume, including professional achievements and record of recent teaching experience, to: email@example.com Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research, and service. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. The University of Washington, a recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. Any questions regarding this position, including disability information and accommodations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.