Assistant Professor of Scenic Design

Lexington, KY
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Scenic Design. Our undergraduate program is National Associate of Schools of Theatre (NAST) accredited with a robust production season of five mainstage productions including a musical and annual dance concert, as well as an active student produced studio season.

The successful candidate's responsibilities will include designing scenery and props for the mainstage season (3 plays, 1 musical, and dance concert). Additional responsibilities include supervising and mentoring student designers and providing scenic painting and oversight for all productions. Teaching duties include Instruction of Scenic Design; Projection Design, Creativity and the Art of Design and Production, and other classes within the candidate's area of expertise as needed. Additional design opportunities are available depending upon candidate's area of expertise.

There is also an expectation of research and/or creative work, committee service, advising, recruiting, and other administrative responsibilities, consistent with the rank of an Assistant Professor.

Applications should include the following:

• Letter of introduction
• Curriculum Vitae with links to website if available

Please also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Application review will begin March 8th, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Title
Assistant Professor of Scenic Design

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
8X300:Fine Arts - Theatre Arts

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

Master of Fine Arts or Terminal Degree

Required Related Experience

Professional design and college-level teaching experience preferred

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Open Untill Filled

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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