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Full-time Lecturer in Theatre, Technical Direction
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 20, 2019
Title Full-time Lecturer in Theatre, Technical Direction
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Arts & Sciences: Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date September 2020
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track Lecturer in Theatre, with a specialization in Technical Direction. This position begins September 1, 2020.

Responsibilities include: mentoring students in technical theatre; teaching courses in technical theatre; technical direction; creating and working within scenic production budgets; collaboration with full-time ATD and student scene shop employees; maintenance of theatre facilities; advising.

M.F.A. in Technical Theatre or significant experience (minimum of four years) as a technical director or assistant technical director in both professional and academic theatre settings.  A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching is required. Comprehensive knowledge of scenic materials and construction techniques, including welding and rigging; CAD and Vectorworks proficiency; experience in safe, effective supervision of student staff; excellent communication skills; collaborative approach.  Candidates must demonstrate a track record of mentorship in a university or professional setting.

Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and non-returnable supporting materials to  Two letters of reference must be uploaded to Interfolio by recommenders.  Application review begins January 10, 2020 and continues until the position is filled. Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Questions: Contact Department Administrator, Rita Dioguardi (

  • Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

    Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617.627.3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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