Overview

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design

Responsibilities:
• Teach in Scenic Design and related areas for undergraduate and graduate students.
• Monitor, instruct, and perform hands-on work in scenic art and props with undergraduate and graduate crews that are responsible for associated elements on department productions.
• Serve as faculty mentor for undergraduate and graduate Scenic Design students.
• Assist in administering Design and Technical Production activities associated with the position.
• Serve as Scenic Designer for one production per semester.
• Participate in recruitment, advising, committee work, and service to the university.
• External creative/research activities at the national and/or international level is expected of the successful candidate.

Minimum Qualifications
• MFA or PhD in Theatre.
• Record of successful teaching at the college and/or university level.
• Record of significant Scenic Design experience.
• Hands-on experience in scenic art and properties fabrication.
• Ability to communicate effectively with students and colleagues in a collaborative environment.
• Must demonstrate a clear commitment to multiple pedagogical and design approaches, and a record of work of an inclusive, multicultural perspective.

Preferred Qualifications
• An MFA in Scenic Design in Theatre.
• Three years’ experience teaching at the college and/or university level.
• Experience mentoring MFA students in theatre design and technical production
• Experience mentoring and participating in scenic art and properties fabrication.

Review of applications will begin January 22, 2021.

For more information visit: https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/47859

 

About The University of Alabama

The Department of Theatre and Dance consists of 33 faculty and staff members covering Dance, Theatre Performance, Musical Theatre Performance, Theatre Direction, Arts Management, Costume Design and Technology, Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Technical Direction, Stage Management, and associated areas offering BA, BFA, and MFA degrees.  Design and Technical Production area includes individual faculty in Scenic Design, Lighting/Sound/Projection Design, Production Management, this Technical Direction position, and a staff Scene Shop Supervisor.

The Department of Theatre and Dance has approximately 360 students, where 40 are MFA students in Theatre Performance, Management, Directing, Design, or Technical Production.  There are approximately 165 undergraduate Dance majors.  There are approximately 155 Theatre majors.  This includes approximately 50 students studying Musical Theatre and approximately 30 students studying Design and Technical Production.  The remaining undergraduate students are in Theatre Performance.

Each year the Department of Theatre and Dance produces three mainstage theatrical productions, four studio theatrical productions, four mainstage dance productions, and one offsite summer production.  There are also other miscellaneous productions that are produced externally by student groups.

The Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Alabama operates a total of three theatres.  The Gallaway Theatre is a 305-seat proscenium space with double-purchase fly system, primarily used for mainstage theatre productions.  Morgan Auditorium is a 622-seat proscenium space primarily used for mainstage dance productions.  The Allen Bales Theatre is a 149-seat three-quarter thrust, studio style space primarily used for MFA Directing student theatre productions.  Primary shops are offsite and include professional style power tools, pneumatic tools, cordless tools, and multi-station MIG welding capabilities.