Assistant Professor of Scenic Design

Job description

Nebraska Wesleyan University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in scenic design, beginning August 2019. Duties include: teaching two or three courses in area of specialization each semester, serving as the primary designer for four Theatre department productions annually, and assisting with student recruitment. Professor will also help coordinate communication with guest scenic designers and serve as mentor for student designers.  Knowledge and experience of scene painting, lighting and sound design also helpful.


Terminal degree or MA with significant professional theatre experience required, academic and professional experience preferred. The ability to work collaboratively and maintain a strong, positive, professional approach to theatre training is essential.


Commitment to Liberal Arts:

Nebraska Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts university of more than 1600 undergraduates located in the capital city of Nebraska.  As a liberal arts institution, NWU seeks faculty who are committed to delivering classes in our innovative new Archway core curriculum as well as classes for majors.


Diversity and Inclusion:

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s mission and we embrace it as a source of strength.  Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they are able to enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their letter of interest.


Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE.  


How to Apply:

Applicants should submit letter of interest that includes a diversity statement, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, five professional references, and a sample of your design work.  You may provide all application materials and a link to a website hosting your design work, or samples of your design work, at the following URL: 

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.




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Job No:
Posted: 10/12/2018
Application Due: 12/4/2018
Work Type:
Salary: DOQ/E