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Faculty - Assistant Professor - Scenic Design
Utah Valley University


Date Posted Jan. 7, 2021
Title Faculty - Assistant Professor - Scenic Design
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department Theatrical Arts for Stage and Screen
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Faculty - Assistant Professor - Scenic Design


Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)

Summary:

Utah Valley University School of the Arts invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Scenic Design to join our faculty in the Department of Theatrical Arts for Stage and Screen. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and skilled pedagogue and/or professional practitioner able to teach, mentor and inspire at various levels of scenic design training. An additional secondary area of design and technology expertise, such as, but not limited to props design, projection design, stage management, technical direction, production design or management, design for film and/or TV or other, will be favored. Tenure-track faculty will maintain an ongoing creative/scholarly/professional agenda and contribute to department, school, and university service.

Located in picturesque Orem, UT at the base of the Wasatch Mountains and just south of cultural and recreational hubs Salt Lake City, Park City and Sundance, Utah Valley University is a rapidly-expanding, dual-mission teaching university. With 42,000 students, it is the largest institution of higher education in Utah. UVU's School of the Arts has over 1700 students enrolled in over 20 programs, making it one of the largest Arts schools in the state. In March 2019 the School of the Arts celebrated the ribbon cutting on the new Noorda Center for the Performing Arts. The Noorda produces academic and professional performance seasons, houses six different performance spaces for Theatre, Dance and Music, and has multiple brand new Rehearsal and Design Laboratory spaces. The Department of Theatrical Arts for Stage and Screen offers the following degrees: BFA with emphasis in Design/Technologies or Performance, BA, BS Ed, AA and various certificate programs.

UVU is committed to championing the ideals and practice of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. We have established committees and programs to examine, challenge, and change historical inequities and dismantle systemic discrimination, and we are committed to fostering diversity among our faculty and student body. To that end, we highly encourage women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, indigenous persons and LGBTQ+ identifying persons to apply for this position. We also encourage all applicants, regardless of identification, to articulate ways they practice the ideals of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion in their work and/or classrooms.

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

Required Qualifications:

MFA or equivalent terminal degree in Scenic Design or a related field, or equivalent professional experience; university teaching experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to teach and mentor multiple levels of scenic design, drafting, and rendering in the classroom and through the design and production process;
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to communicate with a production team, meet deadlines, and adhere to budgets;
Knowledge of current industry practices;
Adept at Adobe Photoshop, Vectorworks, MS Office, model building, soldering, painting in scale, analog painting/drawing/sketching, 2D and 3D digital rendering, 3D printing, Scenic painting, and Script Analysis;
Ability to adapt teaching to the needs of students of differing backgrounds and abilities;
Willingness to serve on university and department committees as well as on regional and national boards and committees; engage in student recruitment to the design department;
Co-supervise, administer, and develop a growing design and production program

Preferred Qualifications:

Secondary expertise in one or more of the following: props design, projection design, stage management, technical direction, production design or management, design for film and/or TV or other;
Experience with student recruitment and retention;
Experience with engaged learning opportunities such as the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, study abroad programming or professional internship opportunities, or student recruitment;
Additional computer skills such as SketchUp, Adobes other creative programs, AutoCad, etc

Physical Requirements:

Work is normally performed in a typical classroom/office work environment.

Benefits Summary:

UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $52,000 - $55,000 DOQ

Advertisement Number: FAC17120

Open Date: 01/06/2021

Review Start Date: 02/06/2021

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: Please provide a sample of a Scenic Design course syllabus as other document #1.

Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date.

Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation.

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/21348

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicants qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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