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Assistant Professor of Scenic Design-Film, Theatre and Creative Writing

University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR 72032
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Posting Number F0632019
Working Title Assistant Professor of Scenic Design-Film, Theatre and Creative Writing
Department Org 333000 - Film, Theatre and Creative Writing
Position Summary

The University of Central Arkansas Assistant Professor is responsible for teaching, research and service. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy. The position is tenure track and a nine-month appointment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Faculty in the department maintain a 4/4 instructional load. Course reassigned time is granted for selected design and mentoring responsibilities. The scenic design faculty is responsible for teaching introductory courses in theatre and design; scenic design; scenic painting; property design and craftwork; and other related courses. This individual will serve as scenic designer or actively mentor student designers for all departmental theatre productions working collaboratively with other members of the design team, Technical Director and scene shop personnel. Additionally, the scenic designer will oversee the design and execution of properties, and scenic painting of all departmental productions.

Other duties include participating in recruitment and retention activities, academic advising, and department, college, university committee service. Candidates are expected to pursue ongoing professional creative work, research, and/or scholarship.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Mastery of digital design techniques is essential. Mastery of related digital technology (digital fabrication, projections and multi-media design) is preferred. Knowledge of alternative scenic design applications such as film, industrials, trade shows, and other live events is also a plus.

Required Education and/or Experience

The formal education of a doctorate or terminal degree required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

M.F.A. in Design is preferred. A Ph.D. with significant professional practice, or M.A. with substantial professional experience may be considered. Undergraduate teaching experience preferred.

License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred)
University, Campus, and Community Description

Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 10,000, of which more than 15% are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The undergraduate student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty. UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 65,000 in central Arkansas, and thirty minutes from Little Rock. Conway is home to several major industries, two private colleges, an excellent public school system, and strong private K12 schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National forests and pristine wildlife areas near the Buffalo National River.

Desired start date 08/17/2020
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Background Check Statement

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UCA EEO Statement

The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

Open Date 11/11/2019
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please provide contact information for three professional references that can supply a letter of reference if requested.

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