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Assistant Professor of Scenic Design / R0024185
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Date Posted Nov. 1, 2022
Title Assistant Professor of Scenic Design / R0024185
University University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Little Rock, AR, United States
Department Theatre Arts
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education
    Design - Industrial Art/Design

The Theatre Arts Program, housed within the newly formed School of Literary and Performing Arts at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, seeks a nine-month Assistant Professor of Scenic Design. The successful candidate will join an accomplished and collegial team of theatre faculty and staff dedicated to a student-centered model of production.  As the program expands production capacity and in-person performances, we seek a candidate committed to collaboration and artistic innovation. In this position, the successful candidate will oversee, generate and implement scenic designs for mainstage productions. In addition, candidates will have a secondary focus in one of the following areas: scenic painting, properties design, projection design or lighting design.  The successful candidate will also support production procedures, budgetary considerations, and the maintenance and development of the spatial and material inventory.  Theatre Arts is committed to an ethos of equity, diversity, and inclusion in its classes and productions; ideal candidates will demonstrate cultural competence in their professional and interpersonal engagement with students, staff, faculty and members of the public and contribute to the theatre program’s goal of providing an inclusive learning environment that prepares students to be theater artists and innovators for the 21st century. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Required Qualifications: Master of Fine Arts in Theatrical Design by the time of appointment/hire.

Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of professional design experience in scenic design and demonstrated experience in university teaching.

Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources website at  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background, sex offender registry, and financial history check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.



  • The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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