Department of Theater - Assistant Professor - Lighting University of California, Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF04337
Open February 11th, 2019 through March 18th, 2019
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Department of Theater - Lighting
Announces a search for a full time, tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor in the area of lighting design, beginning July 1, 2019.
A minimum of 6 years' experience in professional lighting design and, at least, 2 years teaching experience at the university level is preferred.
Teach undergraduate and graduate level theater courses at the lower and upper division level, including lighting design, fundamentals of theater design and topics in theater design and technology.
Supervise graduate and undergraduate lighting projects for productions annually, including new and devised works.
Teach other courses in areas of theater expertise.
Ability to teach traditional design practices and innovative design skills.
Contribute to the Department and University equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives and work in harmony with the vision and mission of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
Mentor and advise students in academic and career planning.
Serve on Department and University committees and participate in other service opportunities.
Maintain and grow an artistic national and/or international professional career.
Perform other responsibilities as appropriate for a faculty member at a major university, including assisting with student recruitment and participation in faculty governance.
MFA in Theatrical Design or equivalent professional experience.
The ideal candidate will have experience that demonstrates:
The ability to successfully teach at the collegiate level, including traditional and current design practice;
Success in lighting design at the professional level, including engagement with emerging design technologies;
A collaborative approach to a general theater education that values development of students with a broad range of knowledge and skills in theater performance, production, and scholarship;
Ability to work with a wide range of culturally diverse students;
A commitment to experiential learning and dynamic pedagogical practice;
Excellent organizational and communication skills that demonstrate collaborative engagement with students and colleagues;
Multi-disciplinary approaches to creative projects;
Breadth of educational background, with experience that values critical thinking, interpersonal relationships, and interdisciplinary work preferred;
Dedication to institutional and community service.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, digital portfolio, statement of teaching, statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion and the names of 3 references who may be contacted regarding your application. Please address your materials to the Faculty Search Committee.
The University of California, Los Angeles, and the Department of Theater are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of professional activities and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Please see the below link to read our vision statement: http://www.tft.ucla.edu/about/our-vision/.
The vision of the School of Theater, Film and Television is to serve as a premier interdisciplinary global professional school that develops outstanding humanistic storytellers, industry leaders and scholars whose diverse, innovative voices enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Digital Portfolio (link)
Statement of Teaching - a statement of teaching goals and experience
Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.