Lecturer - Theatre & Film - Theatrical Design

Job description

Working Title:

Lecturer - Theatre & Film - Theatrical Design

Posting Number:


Classification Title:


Classification Code:


RCW Exemption Criteria:

10 - Academic Personnel

EWU Position Number:


CUPA Code:

50.05 - Dramatic/Theatre Arts & Stagecraft


Exempt - Teaching

Bargaining Unit :


% Full Time:


Salary / Wage Range:


Salary Information:

The expected salary for this position is $51,591

Anticipated Start Date:


Term of Appointment:

100% Academic Year


Cheney, WA



Project Description:


Project Duration:


Background Check:

Yes - Both

Level 1 User with Access:

Bekah Bray

Responsible HR User:

Lori Livingstone

Responsible HR User Email address:

[email protected]

Job Summary:

Eastern Washington University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Lecturer in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, to begin September 2021. We seek an outstanding teacher/artist/practitioner to support the Design, Technology, and Management (DTM) curriculum of a dynamic, forward-looking Theatre program.

Teaching responsibilities include Stagecraft, Scenic/Lighting Design, General Education courses in Theatre, and other coursework as assigned according to candidate expertise and program need. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching within an inclusive environment of creative inquiry and collaboration in a student-focused, generalist theatre program. Commitment to fostering a safe and effective educational environment for undergraduate students is essential.

The successful candidate will have production experience in both academic and professional settings. Position responsibilities include providing scenic design, lighting design and technical direction for Eastern’s Public Performance Program (currently three mainstage productions per academic year). This position will supervise and carry out all aspects of technical theatre production and facility management for the University Theatre and supervise student workers in the scene shop.

Other duties may include consulting on senior projects, collaborating to develop innovative curriculum and assessment strategies, mentorship to students in theatrical design, technology, and management (DTM), and facilitating professional internships.

Additionally, all faculty are expected to actively participate in assessment of student learning and to engage in effective teaching.

Screening of applications will begin February 26, 2021; applications will continue to be accepted after that date and until further notice. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

About Eastern Washington University:

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokane’s innovative University-District, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement:

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

Conditions of Employment:

The preferred start date for these positions is 09/16/2021.

These positions, during the course of university employment, will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value; as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

Note: Interviews will be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled). While we anticipate being open for in-person instruction for academic year 2021-22, should Washington State or university pandemic restrictions disallow for in-person instruction, then courses will be taught via online platforms, including Zoom and other technologies. Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence using these technologies.

Physical Demands :

Lifting, climbing, reaching, crawling. Ability to safely operate carpentry equipment and manual tools. Candidates must be able to repeatedly lift 50 lbs. and be comfortable working at heights (ladders, genie lifts, catwalks, and truss).

The candidate hired for this position must obtain “medical clearance” before the position start date, due to the physical demands and hazards associated with the position (described above). Information, form, and contact information will be provided upon hire to facilitate completing the required medical clearance.

Essential Functions Analysis forms (“EFA”) describe the physical and mental demands associated with our positions. You may access this document at the link provided below:
EFA for Lecturer – Theatrical Design (Theatre & Film) Position

Pre-Placement Physical :


Hearing Test :


Medical Monitoring Post Hire :


Protective Equipment :

Eye, face, fall, foot, hand, head, hearing, and welding protections for theatre stage rigging and scene shop

Required Qualifications:

  • M.F.A. or PhD in scenic design, lighting design, technical direction or related discipline;
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching theatre design, technology, and management topics on the undergraduate level;
  • Evidence of excellence in scenic design and/or lighting design and realization; and
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively with students, colleagues, and collaborators of diverse backgrounds.

Additionally, candidates must demonstrate interest, experience and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference may be given to candidates who offer one or more of the following preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated achievement in professional stagecraft;
  • Demonstrated excellence in lighting design and scenic painting;
  • Demonstrated achievement in projection design, image mapping, and associated engineering;
  • Demonstrated achievement at the university and professional levels in cross-disciplinary collaboration;
  • Demonstrated achievement in and commitment to site-specific performance, mediated / livestreamed performance, theatre for social change, and designing for and managing production tours.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Collegiality
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time Management

Work Schedule Type:


Work Schedule:

Schedule will vary from quarter to quarter to fulfill position’s responsibilities. Teaching assignments may include evening classes.

Posting Date:


Open Until Further Notice:


Screening to Begin:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

It is strongly recommended that you print a copy of these instructions and the position posting before you begin to complete the online application, as the instructions will not be viewable once you begin the application process.

Submit your application materials through our online faculty applications portal located here: https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resource Services at (509) 359-2381.

Position is open until further notice; screening will begin February 26, 2021. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

Required application materials include all of the items listed below:

  • Letter of application explaining how your qualifications, training, and experience meet the stated needs and requirements of the position.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Digital portfolio in PDF format or website link; attach the portfolio or document with the link to “Portfolio Link”
  • List of Professional References: please include a list of at least three references including names, title, organization name, phone numbers, email addresses, and their connection to you.
  • Diversity Response – As an equal opportunity employer with a multicultural staff and student population, we are interested in how your qualifications prepare you to work with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations representing various cultures and backgrounds that may be different from your own. Please describe how you will apply an approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • Applicant Certification – please download the Certification form (link is provided in the next field); then complete and sign the form, and upload it to this link.
  • Other Document #1 (optional): an additional link is provided for you to attach any other documentation that will support your candidacy for this position. This is an optional document, and it may be left blank.

Note: Interviews will be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled). While we anticipate being open for in-person instruction for academic year 2021-22, should Washington State or university pandemic restrictions disallow for in-person instruction, then courses will be taught via online platforms, including Zoom and other technologies. Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence using these technologies.

Required Applicant Certification:

Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants for employment at any Washington State institution of higher education, are required to provide a signed statement verifying information about their history of prior sexual misconduct and providing authorization for current and previous employers to disclose relevant records to Eastern Washington University.

All applicants are required to download the statement linked below, complete and sign it, and then attach the signed statement as part of their job application: Required Applicant Certification .

Attach the completed and signed certification to the document link called Applicant Certification.

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Responsibility / Duty:

Teaching: typical workload for this position will involve a combination of teaching courses in theatrical design and other courses based on department need and the expertise of the candidate hired into the position, plus administrative release time to fulfill scenic/lighting design and technical direction responsibilities for the public performance program. Courses and release time will be 45 credits equivalent for each academic year.

Teaching includes the following additional related responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA:

  • Meet all scheduled classes
  • Plan, organize and inform students of the course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance regulations and methods of evaluation including grading scales
  • Schedule and attend office hours
  • Turn in grades according to established deadlines

Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.

AY 2021-22 Responsibilities:

Fall Quarter 2021 (16 credits)

  • THTR 202 (5 credits): 47 expected enrollments
  • THTR 331 (5 credits): 16 expected enrollments

Winter Quarter 2022 (14 credits)

  • THTR 332 (5 credits): 16 expected enrollments
  • THTR 438/445 or 337 (3 credits): 12 expected enrollments

Spring Quarter 2022 (15 credits)

  • THTR 202 (5 credits): 47 expected enrollments
  • THTR 430 (5 credits): 10 expected enrollments

Release time for non-teaching activities (17 Credits Equivalent):
Scenic/Lighting Design and Technical Direction for the Public Performance Program

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Job No:
Posted: 2/12/2021
Application Due: 5/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time