Assistant Professor in Scenic Design - University of Minnesota

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at the University of Minnesota invites applications for an accomplished practicing theatre artist exploring design methods and research at the leading edge of the performing arts, and developing and/or sustaining a national or global profile as a performing arts scenic designer. This position includes both academic and production responsibilities in a department offering B.A., B.F.A., and M.F.A. degrees in a liberal arts setting. Appointment will be 100% time over the nine month Academic year (late August to late May), beginning academic year 2017/18 (08/28/2017 to 05/27/2018).

An M.F.A. in Theatre Arts or Design/Technology (or a related field with an emphasis in Design/Technology), or equivalent professional experience and at least one year of college or university level teaching experience or equivalent are required.

To apply, go to: and electronically submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, a research narrative, and three work samples. Questions about the application process should be directed to Millie Reid, [email protected], (612) 624-1581.

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, undergraduate BA degree offers the study of the art form in both theoretical historical context and the practice of live dramatic performance. Course offerings include theatre history and dramatic literature; acting, movement, and voice; directing; design and technology for scenery, costume, lighting, makeup, and sound; and stage and arts management. Coursework also embraces theatre as a group art, an art in which individual excellence is often fully realized only in collaboration with other artists. The practical application of the art encourages students to test classroom experiences under the pressure of public performance in the laboratory of the University Theatre.

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Posted January 5