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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

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UNT-Dance & Theatre-121400


College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

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Department Summary:

UNT Theatre possesses a strong reputation in the area for quality training and a professional faculty. The Department of Dance and Theatre is housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences with approximately 400 majors and minors in Theatre. The Department offers a BA degree in Theatre with concentrations in Performance, Design/Technology, General Studies and Theatre Teacher Certification and a BA degree in Dance and a BA in Dance with Teacher Certification. The vibrant undergraduate program delivers a rigorous theatre education within a liberal arts context. The Department produces a full season of 5-6 productions as well as several laboratory events directed by faculty, guest artists or students. Additionally, UNT Theatre is committed to hiring guest professional artists to engage with students and faculty.

Position Summary:

The Department of Dance and Theatre at the University of North Texas invites applications for a full-time, one year lecturer in Technical Direction (TD) to begin in Fall 2021. The position of Lecturer/TD comes with full benefits. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a 4/4 teaching load (which includes construction for departmental productions); supervise and manage the department scene shop; mentor and supervise student creative work; collaborate with performance, dance, design/tech faculty and guest artists; and serve as TD and stage management advisor.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to, to teaching courses in technical direction, multiple levels of stagecraft/construction, and other courses within the candidate’s field of expertise and as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

MFA in Theatre with an emphasis in Technical Direction, or a related discipline; demonstrate digital drafting, hand and digital rendering techniques; and demonstrate evidence of teaching in the area of technical direction and/or stagecraft/construction and related technologies; work experience in professional theatre; scene shop management experience. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion in preparation for joining a university that is also both a Hispanic and Minority Serving Institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in welding, rigging, woodworking, and other methods of fabrication and construction. Experience using CNC, 3D Printing, and single/double purchase fly systems. Demonstrated skills in budgeting, organization, and collaboration.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applicants must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, three current references with contact information (uploaded as one file of references), Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Statement of Commitment to Diversity and Equity (uploaded as Other Document), and a link to digital portfolio or website (uploaded as Portfolio). Review of applications will begin on May 21, 2021, and continue until the position is closed.

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Posted: 4/28/2021
Application Due: 7/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time