Career Opportunities

Faculty/Instructional

Assistant Professor - Technical Director/Lighting & Sound Designer


Posting Date

10/25/2017 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant Professor - Technical Director/Lighting & Sound Designer
UW System Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: August 20, 2018

Essential Job Functions

The department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay seeks applicants for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor - Technical Director/Lighting & Sound Designer.

Candidates with expertise in lighting and sound, technical direction, and digital sound technology are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with collegiate teaching experience, professional experience as a Technical Director & Lighting Designer, and a membership in the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) are also encouraged to apply.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Teach courses at the undergraduate level in stage lighting, sound design, CADD, stage anagement and production crew practicum. A course in stagecraft with a lab may also be expected.
  • Completion of all technical drawings for four mainstage productions as well as responsibility for lighting and sound design and related drafting and technical documentation.
  • Develop a strong production-related research program involving collaboration with students and faculty.
  • Advise students.
  • Perform scholarly activities consistent with rank both on and off campus.
  • Perform institutional service and contribute to the ongoing programmatic development of the department.


In addition, this position will be expected to display and demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of program partners.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Earned Master's in Fine Arts in Theatre Design, Technology or closely related field from an accredited institution at time of application
  • Knowledge of basic safety regulations and procedures (interpreting MSDS sheets, OSHA safety standards, safe lifting techniques, and use of PPE)
  • Ability to operate and maintain equipment such as sanders, hand/table saws, planers, and other various pieces of powered equipment and hand tools


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to lift 50-75 pounds on a regular basis
  • Ability to push and pull with 50 pounds of force on a regular basis

Conditions of Appointment

Theatre production schedule demands four major productions with evening and weekend technical and dress rehearsals, production preparation as well as lighting programming, and time and drafting preparation which typically expand beyond the 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. work day.

Position is an academic year, tenure-track appointment.  Applicants must be considered for tenure and promotion in six years, although tenure decisions may be at any time.  Promotion from Assistant to Associate Professor is simultaneous with tenure.  Excellence in teaching, sustained scholarly activity and institutional service required for retention and promotion.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s).  A criminal conviction investigation and pre-work screen examination will be conducted on the finalist(s).  In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Salary

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


BENEFIT DETAILS
The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click in "Keywords" box.
  • Enter Job Opening ID "13609"
  • Click "Search."
  • Select "Assistant Professor - Technical Director/Lighting & Sound Designer"
  • Click "Apply."
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.
 

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts of the highest degree achieved
  • A minimum of three current letters of recommendation - Must be sent from the reference or a portfolio system and may be sent to gomezj@uwgb.edu

You must select "Submit Application." Selecting "Save as Draft " or "Exit" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Chair, Technical Director/Lighting & Sound Designer Search and Screen Committee
Phone: (920) 465-2348
Email: gomezj@uwgb.edu

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Monday, January 29, 2018.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.