Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts
The Lawrence University Department of Theatre Arts (est. 1930) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theatrical Design to begin September 2019. Candidates must have mastery in a design area; experience/working knowledge of scenic, lighting, sound and costumes; a terminal degree; and professional experience. The department seeks an excellent teacher and active artist who is committed to providing talented undergraduates with a transformative education. Our new colleague will also guide the design/technical theatre focus area in collaboration with our faculty members in costuming and technical direction. The normal load over a trimester calendar will include 5 classes and 3 designs (usually scenic); supervision of the production process and guest designers; mentoring student designers, and participation in Lawrence’s signature Freshman Studies program. Furthermore, like all the colleagues in our department, we expect our new colleagues to engage in areas across the Lawrence community through service, curricular affinities, or collaborative projects with film, music, dance, and studio art. Lastly, Lawrence employs a leadership model that expects all tenured faculty to contribute to the whole department by serving as Chair on a triennial rotating basis. Lawrence University is a highly selective liberal arts college with 1500 students located in Appleton, Wisconsin.
We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the faculty; and/or (2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity or research; and (3) showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body. Candidates are encouraged to read more about Lawrence at https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/lawrenceuniversity/About_Us.html and to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and goals. This website also includes informational resources about the University and the surrounding community, including the New North Regional Guide which lists resources that promote diversity in the community.
Interested applicants should apply online and submit a letter of application that presents a) description of approach to design in an academic setting; b) statement of teaching philosophy at the undergraduate level including your views on inclusion and a developmental model of student learning; c) a curriculum vitae; d) portfolio materials; e) three letters of reference. Submit all materials to [email protected] . We will begin the review process on December 17, 2018. For further information or questions please contact Search Committee and Department Chair Timothy Troy, [email protected].Job Location Appleton, Wisconsin, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular