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Assistant Teaching Professor of Theatre & Dance (Lighting Design)

Employer
William & Mary
Location
William & Mary

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Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number:

F0122W

Position Title:

Assistant Teaching Professor of Theatre & Dance (Lighting Design)

Unit Mission Statement:

The Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to preserving, transmitting, and expanding our understanding of these disciplines within the larger context of a liberal arts education. A hallmark of the department’s mission is the active integration of scholarly and artistic work in both courses and productions. The disciplinary relationship between Theatre and Dance offers a unique environment in which to explore and study performance and production from a multi-disciplinary and collaborative perspective. Students are offered a course of study designed to develop creative potential, foster inventive thought, and contribute to an appreciation of humankind’s artistic, intellectual, and cultural heritage.

The Department is committed, through its productions, to providing cultural resources for university and community audiences, including classical and contemporary works that challenge and integrate commercial theatre and dance. The disciplines of Theatre and Dance, because of their ever-evolving nature, are particularly well‑equipped to prepare students to be highly responsive in rapidly changing environments both within and outside of these disciplines.

Position Summary:

The Department of Theatre and Dance at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, invites applications for a two-year, non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor of Theatre and Dance instructional position that will begin August 10, 2024. This full-time appointment comes with the possibility of ongoing renewals, and a framework for promotion. This appointment also includes a service component commensurate with rank.

We seek an individual with expertise in Lighting for Theatre and Dance. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in Lighting Design, theatrical design, and other topics in technical theatre, and to design and implement lighting for departmental Main Stage productions. Some background or experience in sound design is welcome but not required. The teaching load is 3/3 with a course reduction each semester for mainstage production support.

Required Qualifications:

A Master’s degree is required in a field relevant to technical theatre and dance.

Preferred Qualifications:

An MFA is preferred at the time appointment begins August 10, 2024. Previous experience in technical theatre and lighting design, especially in a higher education environment, is preferred. Experience with ETC is preferred and with Yamaha consoles and equipment is welcome. Previous teaching experience is preferred.

Conditions of Employment:



Department:

3KC310 Theatre & Dance

Location:

William & Mary

Review Begin Date:

03/17/2024

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Employment Category:

Faculty

Special Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement of teaching interests that describes how your practice informs your approach to teaching and mentoring, and a statement of practice interests. On your cover letter or CV, please include a link to your digital portfolio.

Candidates are encouraged to reflect on their past experiences or future plans to foster an inclusive and welcoming climate for learners/scholars in Theatre in any of the aforementioned required documents. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

For full consideration, submit application materials by the initial review date, March 17, 2024. Applications received after the initial review date will be considered if needed.

Information on the degree programs in the Department of Theatre and Dance may be found at https://www.wm.edu/as/tsd/.

Background Check Statement:

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement:

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The university is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Benefits Summary Statement:

William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).

Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. To learn more, go to: https://www.wm.edu/offices/uhr/benefits/index.php?type=none

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