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Job ID: 158019

University of North Texas

Date Posted Apr. 27, 2021
Title Lecturer
University University of North Texas
Denton, TX, United States
Department UNT-Dance & Theatre-121400
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

Department Summary
UNT Theatre possesses a strong reputation in the area for quality training and a professional faculty. The Department of Dance and Theatre is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences with approximately 400 majors and minors in Theatre. The Department offers a BA degree in Theatre with concentrations in Performance, Design/Technology, General Studies and Theatre Teacher Certification and a BA degree in Dance and a BA in Dance with Teacher Certification. The vibrant undergraduate program delivers a rigorous theatre education within a liberal arts context. The Department produces a full season of 5-6 productions as well as several laboratory events directed by faculty, guest artists or students. Additionally, UNT Theatre is committed to hiring guest professional artists to engage with students and faculty.

Position Summary
The Department of Dance and Theatre at the University of North Texas invites applications for a full-time, one year lecturer in Technical Direction (TD) to begin in Fall 2021. The position of Lecturer/TD comes with full benefits. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a 4/4 teaching load (which includes construction for departmental productions); supervise and manage the department scene shop; mentor and supervise student creative work; collaborate with performance, dance, design/tech faculty and guest artists; and serve as TD and stage management advisor.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to, to teaching courses in technical direction, multiple levels of stagecraft/construction, and other courses within the candidate’s field of expertise and as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
MFA in Theatre with an emphasis in Technical Direction, or a related discipline; demonstrate digital drafting, hand and digital rendering techniques; and demonstrate evidence of teaching in the area of technical direction and/or stagecraft/construction and related technologies; work experience in professional theatre; scene shop management experience. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion in preparation for joining a university that is also both a Hispanic and Minority Serving Institution.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in welding, rigging, woodworking, and other methods of fabrication and construction. Experience using CNC, 3D Printing, and single/double purchase fly systems. Demonstrated skills in budgeting, organization, and collaboration.

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