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Visiting Assistant Professor of Scenic Design
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Date Posted Jun. 14, 2018
Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Scenic Design
University University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Department Department of Theatre
Application Deadline Jul. 12, 2018
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2018
  • Urbana, IL
    United States
  • Visiting Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

Position Description: The Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce the search for a 1-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Scenic Design with a proposed start date of August 16, 2018. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track (specialized faculty) appointment on an academic year (nine-month) service basis paid over twelve months.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have experience in scene design for live theatrical productions and expertise in teaching scene design at the university level. MFA or terminal degree required. Special consideration given to those with experience designing in a range of disciplines and genres including Theatre, Opera, Television, or Film. Effective organizational and communication skills, teaching at the university level, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively are preferred. Knowledge of devising practices, world theater, alternative production forms and venues are a plus. The successful candidate will join a dynamic, collaborative team at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois, a Tier One Research Institution. We encourage applicants to apply who will diversify our curriculum and our faculty, especially regarding race, gender, and ethnicity. Illinois Theatre espouses a philosophy of radical inclusion, and the successful candidate will be able to help advance this philosophy in an open, direct, and inclusive atmosphere.

Minimum Qualifications: A terminal degree, record of professional design experience, and strong skills in hand and computer drafting, rendering, and model making are required. Experiences with students, performers, colleagues, and audiences from under-represented groups are desirable.

Duties: Teach courses in BFA and MFA Scenic Design, engage in artistic mentoring, academic advising, and creative contributions to the Theatre, Dance, and Opera season as needed. Potential committee and service work. Opportunities for professional development and departmental creative work are available.

Rank and Salary: Visiting Assistant Professor, salary commensurate with experience. The position reports to the Head of the Department of Theatre and is affiliated with Design, Technology and Management faculty and staff, jointly stewarded by the Department of Theatre and Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

For further information about the Department, please visit our website at

Application Procedures:
To apply, please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position; CV; and three confidential letters of reference at For full consideration, applications should be received by July 12, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately but no hiring decisions will be made until after the close date. For questions regarding submission of application materials, please contact Gina Moton, Human Resource Specialist, at or (217) 244-3084.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

  • The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit

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Contact Information

  • Gina Moton
    Department of Theatre
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Urbana, IL


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