Music and Theatre Arts: Assistant Professor in Theatre Design

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Job ID 14658
Location UW Eau Claire;Eau Claire, WI
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


POSITION: A probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor is available in the Department of Music and Theatre Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences. The department seeks a candidate with expertise in lighting and scenic design, and an ability to teach introductory sound technology who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active program involving undergraduates. This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2019/2020 academic year, August 26, 2019.

QUALIFICATIONS: MFA in Theatre Design required. Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

DUTIES: Duties and responsibilities include teaching introduction to design, history of design, lighting and scenic design, introduction to sound technology, and topics in accordance with specialization and departmental needs; providing scenic and lighting designs in a new state-of-the-art performing arts center (Pablo Center at the Confluence) as part of diverse mainstage productions which include plays, musicals, and operas; participating in research and creative activities; providing academic advising to students as assigned; engaging in service to the department, University and profession.

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Music and Theatre Arts serves approximately 110 majors and minors in undergraduate programs in theatre arts and dance and offers BA degrees in theatre, theatre education, and musical theatre, as well as a certificate in dance. The Department also serves approximately 375 music majors and minors and is supported by 31 full-time and 7 part-time faculty, specifically 7 full-time faculty in theatre and dance. The theatre and dance programs are primarily housed in the Pablo Center for Performing Arts (opening fall of 2018) which includes a 1200-seat theatre, a flexible 400-seat theatre, rehearsal, dance and community rooms, labs for sound and lighting, set and exhibit design, recording arts, multimedia production and costume design. The department is highly regarded in the state and region, and our faculty are well known for the quality of their performances and for their innovative teaching. Applicants are encouraged to peruse the department’s website at and the Pablo Center’s website

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features a vibrant and diverse music and arts scene, beautiful parks and trails, abundant recreational opportunities, and strong school systems.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Music and Theatre Arts: Assistant Professor in Theatre Design position (Job ID # 14658) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate school transcripts
  • Digital design portfolio or website
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Names and contact information for 2-3 additional references.

Please direct requests for additional information to:

Kelly Olson; [email protected]

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 15, 2018. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report ( penings/upload/AnnualSecurityandFireReport-2.pdf) . Also visit our Campus Security Authority policy (

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.





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Posted: 10/17/2018
Application Due: 12/16/2018
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