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Assistant Professor of Technical Production

Employer
Texas State University
Location
San Marcos

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Technical Production

Job Posting Number:

202317TTL

Job Location:

San Marcos

Department:

Department of Theatre & Dance

Position Description:

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University seeks an Assistant Professor of Technical Production (Tenure Track), starting spring 2023. New hire will join a nationally recognized department with a dynamic faculty dedicated to a collaborative and innovative approach to teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. All positions are subject to availability of funds.

Responsibilities include, but are not limed to:

  • Work as part of a collaborative team as Technical Director on Performing Arts Center productions that includes two plays/dance performance and two musicals (397 seat proscenium space) and two Theatre Center second stage plays (200 seat max reconfigurable black box) each year.
  • Provide guidance and resource support to four student led Theatre Center studio shows (140 seat black box) each year.
  • Mentor undergraduate students and work with faculty and staff to expand capabilities in all areas of technical production in support of the quickly expanding BFA Major in Theatre with concentration in Technical Production program.
  • Produce cost analysis, construction drawings and build schedules as well as participate in tech rehearsals for each assigned production.
  • Create load-in and strike schedules for each assigned production in cooperation with other areas.
  • Work with Properties Supervisor and Scene Shop Supervisor to facilitate load-in of scenery and props with student crews.
  • Attend Tech/Dress Rehearsals of assigned shows as well as occasional Performances.
  • Teach courses in the technical production area per semester that may include stagecraft and lighting, stage rigging, welding, drafting, or advanced stagecraft.
  • Exemplify professional practices and skills in the area of Technical Production.

Required Qualifications:

  • MF.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in Technical Production or related field.
  • Three years of relevant professional experience.
  • Two years of university level teaching experience.
  • Experience in theatrical scenery construction, welding and stage rigging.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks.
  • Documented ability to create schedules and construction drawings.
  • Documented ability to generate a cost analysis of scenic designs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience with scenic automation and CNC router.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to shop safety.
  • A positive attitude and the ability to effectively collaborate with others.

Application Procedures:

For full consideration, applications should be received by September 23, 2022. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered (https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/39830).

Interested individuals should submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Portfolio (digital; websites accepted) – should include drafting and examples. Prefer portfolio to include one project that shows process from beginning to final production photos; can be submitted as supplemental to portfolio.
  • Artistic statement addressing approach to collaboration, mentoring, and inclusivity
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Diversity statement
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Contact information for 3 references who can speak to the relevant skills of the applicant.
The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Proposed Start Date:

Spring 2023

Posting Date:

09/13/2022

Full Consideration Date::

09/23/2022

Open Until Filled?:

Yes

EEO/AA Statement:

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation:

If you experience accessibility issues or require alternative formatting during the application process due to a disability or underlying condition, we request that you contact Faculty and Academic Resources for assistance at [email protected]. A representative from Faculty and Academic Resources will respond to you as soon as is possible.

Record Checks and Verifications:

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Eligibility for Employment:

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Tobacco-Free Campus:

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Why Work at Texas State?:

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

Quick Link:

https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/39830

Organization

Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building.  As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Texas State University

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor.  A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Students at Texas State choose from 98 undergraduate, 91 master’s and specialists, and 14 doctoral programs offered by 10 colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, The Graduate College, and the University College).  With a diverse campus community including 50% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is one of the top 13 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation.  In fall 2019, there were 1,470 full-time faculty and 2,286 full-time staff.  Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support.  For FY 2019, Texas State had an annual operating budget of over $724 million. Texas State’s Research and Development expenditures for FY 2018 were more than $64 million.  The Alkek Library has more than 3.1 million titles in its collection.  Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at www.txstate.edu.

Mission

Texas State University is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, including creative expression, and service. The university strives to create new knowledge, to embrace a diversity of people and ideas, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation and the world.

Locations

Texas State's San Marcos campus is located in a growing community of 63,000 people in the Austin Metropolitan Area. Located in the Texas Hill Country, where blackland prairies roll into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and oak trees on the campus add to the charm of the university’s picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides recreational activities for students throughout the year.

The Texas State Round Rock Campus is located north of Austin in Round Rock, TX. The Round Rock Campus offers the junior and senior level classes to complete a bachelor’s degree, graduate degrees, post baccalaureate certification, and continuing education programs. The university's vision for Round Rock is to continue to offer quality academic programs that meet the workforce needs of Texas, especially focusing on academic programs that appeal to working adults, and to serve as a hub of health professions research and education.

Some positions may require teaching on the main campus and at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus.

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Texas State University is a member of The Texas State University System. 

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

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Telephone
512-245-2111
Location
601 University Drive
San Marcos
Texas
78666
US
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