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Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 43445
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University of Missouri-Kansas City / Conservatory / Division of Theatre

Job Description

UMKC Conservatory is seeking a qualified tenure track Assistant Professor of Scenic Design

Principal duties for the Assistant Professor of Scenic Design include teaching, mentoring, and advising students in Scenic Design at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Position will supervise and mentor student design and construction work and is expected to maintain or develop a national profile as a professional artist and/or scholar who can connect classroom experiences to professional practice. In addition to teaching and creative work, active participation in shared faculty governance and service within the Conservatory, and University is expected. Potential exists for the right candidate to work with the LORT theatre in residence on campus, the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.

Minimum Qualifications

Successful candidates would be able to teach all aspects of the scenic design process as well as some aspects of technology related to the field. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of professional work in theatre and/or design for the screen and new media. All candidates will have a record of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work.

Full Time/Part Time

This is a full time, ranked, tenure-track eligible, benefit eligible, nine-month faculty appointment. The appointment starts Fall of 2023.


Salary is negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with qualifications, experience, and internal equity. UMKC offers an excellent retirement/benefits package.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted through this UMKC recruitment portal. Please complete the application form and upload the following requested materials.

Applicants should combine all application materials: a cover letter highlighting contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, interest in the position, and curriculum vitae including educational background, previous academic appointments, and artistic credentialss into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as the resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Please do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please email [email protected]

Reasonable accommodations may be requested during the application and recruitment process. If you need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


The UMKC Conservatory is internationally recognized as a center for artistic excellence, innovation and cultural engagement with our communities. The UMKC Conservatory produces about 500 performance each academic year. For more than a century, UMKC Conservatory has been a partner in establishing and contributing to a vibrant cultural arts community. Kansas City boasts an abundance of theatre companies providing additional opportunities to practice artistic craft, performing in venues both inside and out. The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is renowned world-wide as an acoustical marvel and icon of the Kansas City skyline, hosting entertainers from broadway, international opera and ballet, ethnic dance troupes, comedy and more.

On the University of Missouri's designated performing arts campus, the UMKC Conservatory is an educational community that advances creativity, performance, scholarship and learning in the arts. We are a vital partner in Kansas City's rich cultural environment, providing the highest level of professional instruction and an extensive array of performances. As a community, we collaborate to balance tradition and innovation with diversity and unity, as we seek to serve art and humanity.

Excellence, Access and Innovation are guiding principles at the UMKC Conservatory.

For more information about the Conservatory, please visit

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

UMKC Statement on Diversity Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

Benefit Eligibility Why UMKC?

We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more.

Also, explore the Total Rewards website to learn more about the rewards package we offer to acknowledge our employees as the university's most important resource.

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