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Assistant Professor, Scenic Design
Stephens College

  • Dec. 22, 2017
  • Open until filled
  • Aug. 15, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education
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The School of Creative and Performing Arts invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position in Scenic Design. All performing arts faculty are practicing artists and teach within the context of the apprentice learning model. The position includes both academic and design responsibilities in a school offering B.F.A. Degrees in Dance, Theatre Arts: (emphases in Acting, Design and Theatre for Young Audiences); Theatre Management, Costume Design, Vocal Arts, Musical Theatre and Digital Media/Film. All of these degrees are offered within a liberal arts environment.

1. Teach/design for the equivalent of 12 credit hours per semester in the area of scenic design. Course assignments may include: stagecraft, rendering, scene painting, computer drafting or other areas of expertise;
2. Responsible for the oversight and/or scenic design of multiple productions in the performing arts season which includes theatre, dance and vocal performances,
3. Mentor and supervise student crews and student scenic designers for department productions;
4. Support guest scenic designers as assigned;
5. Collaborate with directors and other designers;
6. Work daily with students in all areas of scenic production;
7. Service on faculty committees; and
8. Other duties as assigned.

  • MFA in Scenic Design
  • Commensurate professional experience
  • Successful teaching at the University/College level
  • Evidence of communication and collaboration skills, demonstrated commitment to working with a multicultural population and awareness of issues effecting women and minorities
  • Evidence of successful professional design work

  • Stephens College is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer. A diverse community on campus is valued, so women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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  • Human Resources
    School of Creative and Performing Arts
    Stephens College
    1200 E Broadway
    Columbia, MO 65215
  • 573-876-7172
  • 573-876-7174


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