Utah State University’s Department of Theatre Arts is seeking a full-time, nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Design/Technology. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in a university setting, professional experience in projection design, a secondary emphasis in lighting or scenic design, and demonstrate a commitment to mentoring and student success. The position is defined as 50% creative activity or research, 40% teaching, 10% service. There is also the possibility of working with the Lyric Repertory Company, the department’s professional summer theatre.
This is a tenure-track position beginning with the 2023-2024 academic year anticipated to start in August 2023. Review of applications will begin January 6, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
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The Caine College of the Arts is composed of three Departments: Art & Design, Music, and Theatre, with over 100 faculty and 900+ students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Degree tracks include masters programs in each department and undergraduate courses of study in over 30 different emphasis areas. The Caine College of the Arts provides a welcoming, collaborative culture in which a diverse community of the arts can thrive. The spirit of collaboration supports relationships in creative activity, research, and teaching, and fosters learning connections across artistic disciplines, as well as expanded outreach partnerships and possibilities across the University and the community. This culture of collaboration and outreach positions Utah State University as a national model for the "new land-grant university," where personal, professional, academic, and community enrichment through the arts is a significant institutional goal. The Caine College of the Arts positions students and faculty to engage in concentrated artistic study, within a liberal arts framework, at a research university.
The Department of Theatre Arts offers a BFA in Performance, Design/Tech, and Theatre Education; a BA in Theatre (general studies); and an MFA with concentrations in Costume, Set, and Lighting Design. With approximately 100 students in the combined programs and a faculty that is continually active in the profession, the Department offers a robust slate of productions during the Utah State Theatre academic season. The professional arm of the Department is the Lyric Repertory Company, which provides USU students the opportunity to transition their craft from the academy to the profession, with productions during the summer as well as the academic year. More information is available at: https://cca.usu.edu/theatre/.
Utah State University is an R1 university under the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).
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