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Faculty - Assistant Professor - Theatre Lighting Design
Utah Valley University

Date Posted Oct. 7, 2019
Title Faculty - Assistant Professor - Theatre Lighting Design
University Utah Valley University
Orem, UT, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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Faculty - Assistant Professor - Theatre Lighting Design

Position Category: Faculty - Tenure Track (FT)


Utah Valley University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Lighting Design to join our core undergraduate production faculty in the Department of Theatrical Arts for Stage and Screen. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and skilled pedagogue able to teach and mentor various levels of lighting design, with an additional secondary area of design and technology such as projection design, stage management, sound design, or technical direction.

The Department of Theatrical Arts for Stage and Screen offers BFA emphases in Design/Technology, and Performance, as well as BS.Ed, BA and AA degrees in theatre. Utah Valley University is a large and rapidly-expanding regional teaching institution with a dual teaching mission located in Orem, Utah. Tenure-track faculty are expected to excel in teaching as well as maintain an ongoing creative/scholarly agenda and contribute to department, school, and university service.

The School of the Arts has over 1700 students enrolled in over 20 programs, making it one of the largest arts schools/colleges in the state. In March 2019 the School of the Arts celebrated the ribbon cutting on the new Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, which houses academic performance seasons as well as a professional performing arts series. In its inaugural season, the Noorda will host guests such as Bernadette Peters, Audra McDonald, Aquila Theatre, Diavolo Dance Company, the Utah Shakespeare Festival, and a new musical theatre work intended for transfer to Broadway in 2020.

Required Qualifications:

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to teach and mentor multiple levels of lighting design;
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills;
Knowledge of current industry practices;
Ability to adapt teaching to the needs of students of differing backgrounds and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

Secondary expertise in one or more of the following: projection design, stage management, sound design, or technical direction;
Experience with student recruitment;
Experience with engaged learning opportunities such as the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival or study abroad programming;

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: $47,500 - $52,000 DOQ

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Open Date: 10/04/2019

Review Start Date: 11/04/2019

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant: 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.

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