The Department of Theatre Arts seeks applicants for a tenure-track 9-month Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2020. Primary responsibilities include (but not limited to) teaching BFA undergraduate courses (2 per semester) in the areas of Design and Technology (Scenic, Lighting, properties & special effects, Sound) and support courses (CADD, Scene Painting, advanced seminars). The faculty will also teach Theatre/Design classes for Drake’s core curriculum. Additional responsibilities include executing one design each semester as part of the Department’s Main Stage season along with mentoring student design work and Scene Shop supervision as needed. The successful candidate will have earned a terminal degree in theatre design, have experience teaching design courses (scenic, lighting, sound, props, special effects) at the university level, and have considerable professional experience. Candidates with terminal degrees, teaching and professional experience in costume design are encouraged to apply as long as the primary and additional responsibilities listed above can be met. Drake University is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic community committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Drake University is located in Des Moines, Iowa, a diverse and vibrant capital city. Des Moines has been named the “Best City for Young Professionals” by Forbes Magazine and has also been noted by Parenting Magazine on its "Best Cities for Families" list in recent years. Drake’s HR page at http://www.drake.edu/hr/ provides information on work environment, employee benefits, faculty development, and the Greater Des Moines area.
Experience in costume design teaching or professional experience
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