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Job ID: 151677

Open rank faculty position in Scenic/Set Design
The University of Texas at Austin

Date Posted Dec. 17, 2020
Title Open rank faculty position in Scenic/Set Design
University The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX, United States
Department Theatre and Dance
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2021
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

The Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin seeks a full-time (tenure-track/non-tenure track) faculty member with a focus in Scenic/Set Design. Our aim is to serve as the ultimate creative incubator for the next generation of artists, designers, and creative leaders in theatre, dance, and narrative experiences. To that end, we strive to create the most diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution possible, and are committed to cultivating a faculty that reflects the experience and expertise of historically underrepresented groups. UT’s Department of Theatre and Dance is one of the largest, well-established theatre and dance departments in the country, with 50 full-time faculty and staff, and 400 undergraduate and 70 graduate students.

Our creative and scholarly community fosters collaboration not only in the making of performance, but also in the delivery of the curriculum and the management of the program. The department is strongly committed to the creation of new work and the exploration of new ways of working. The Scenic/Set Design faculty member will join UT’s dynamic Live Design program, and will collaborate with faculty, as well as graduate and undergraduate students across all areas of design and production.

We seek candidates with expertise in communicating narrative experiences through design. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work and portfolio. They will also cultivate critical study, creative practice, and innovation in the classroom and beyond. They are expected to maintain an active agenda of scholarly research or creative professional practice, advise the M.F.A. Live Design cohort, and perform other academic duties.

Rank and tenure status commensurate with experience. Competitive salary. The position requires relocation to Austin, TX. Start Date: August 2021.

  • The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 Rules)

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Contact Information

  • Cassie Gholston
    Theatre and Dance
    The University of Texas at Austin
    300 East 23rd Street
    Austin, TX 78712


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