Teach two courses per year in scenic design for the theatre and teach two courses per year in a related topic such as graphic design, art direction, digital rendering/modeling, period styles, and/or non-Western design. In addition, the faculty member will co-teach the course Graduate Design Seminar each semester. Primary responsibilities include participating in a six-semester pre-professional curriculum for the MFA design program; teaching beginning and intermediate design courses for the BA degree; designing one departmental production each year; extensive mentoring of graduate design students; academic advising of undergraduate students; recruiting at U/RTA; and participating in departmental and university service responsibilities. A consistent pattern of professional creative work and/or publication each year is expected.
Appointment: August 21 2024.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
General: For over 100 years, the University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts has been a pioneer in all aspects of theatrical production. Degree programs are BA and MFA, with specializations in acting, design, directing, dramaturgy, playwriting, and stage management. The department has a special interest in the development of new plays, and each year produces over 20 new works in its season. Students are trained to respond to the needs of new plays and performance while grounding themselves actively and creatively in theatrical principles. We have a newly formed Certificate in Performing Arts and Social Justice. The certificate is offered in collaboration with Dance, Music, and Gender and Women's Sexuality Studies.
Application: Must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to http://jobs.uiowa.edu and refer to requisition #74956. Applications should include:
Three letters of recommendation
Statement of teaching philosophy
Statement of design philosophy
Deadline: Screening will begin December 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.
Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment and provide a related release and will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.
The University of Iowa is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.