Jobs in IU Theatre & Dance

Jobs in IU Theatre + Dance

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Academic Specialist in Lighting

The Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance seeks applicants for a Lighting Department Supervisor to join the faculty at the rank of Academic Specialist of a vital and growing theatre and dance program. This 12-month position is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of five graduate students in their Graduate Assistantships and the execution of their lighting design assignments as well as mentorship and supervision in their roles as Master Electricians, for a season of 12 productions during the academic year. Additional areas of responsibility include the day-to-day management of budgeting, schedules and labor in the electrics area during the academic year and for the Department’s professional summer company, the Indiana University Summer Theatre, and its three-show season.

This position works with graduate and undergraduate students in the implementation of lighting designs in the department’s principal performance spaces, potentially teaches one course per year and directly manages infrastructure upkeep and inventory maintenance. In collaboration with lighting faculty, the position will plan student production assignments, supervise student projects in the production season, and develop sustainable long-term objectives for remaining up-to-date with technological developments in stage lighting.

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Lecturer of Undergraduate Studies

The Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance seeks applications for a Lecturer of Undergraduate Studies to begin August, 2019. Required: terminal degree with university-level teaching experience, and a commitment to innovative pedagogy in a liberal arts context.  Preferred: PhD in Theatre or related discipline, familiarity with curriculum development, experience as a practicing theatre artist.  Full-time academic position specializing in teaching and further developing gateway courses in a large BA Theatre program (introduction to theatre and script analysis). Candidate may teach additional courses in theatre history and/or area of specialization. The Department offers MFA, BA and BFA degrees to over 300 students and produces 15 productions in two modern theatres.

Application review begins December 14, 2018 and applications accepted until position is filled. Applications include: cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, teaching philosophy (2 pg max), three sample syllabi, and diversity statement (2 pg max). The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.

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