The Theatre + Dance program at Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts (SOTA) invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor starting fall 2020. The position calls for demonstrated strengths in lighting design and technology with a secondary area of proficiency in sound design. Candidates must have a Master's of Fine Arts degree in Theatre specializing in lighting or sound design with a record of lighting, sound, and design technology experience, evidence of professional design experience, and a potential for teaching. A demonstrated skill-set and experience in lighting design is prioritized with sound and design technology secondary. An ideal candidate would demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, artistry, collaboration, collegiality, diversity, and excellent communication. The program of Theatre + Dance has 15 full-time faculty members, approximately 280 undergraduate students and offers a range of minors, BA and BFA degrees including a BFA in Design, Technology, or Stage Management with areas of focus in lighting and sound. The Theatre + Dance program is an interdisciplinary program housed in the School of the Arts with 11 majors, 30+ specializations and 15 regional arts partners. NKU is a powerhouse of the visual and performing arts in the Midwest. NKU is a comprehensive regional university of 14,500 students located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, offering an outstanding quality of life, a vibrant arts community and an affordable cost of living. NKU is committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. For additional information about NKU and the School of the Arts please visit https://www.nku.edu/academics/sota.html
Primary Responsibilities :
This position requires teaching in lecture/studio environments and courses that typically include Design Fundamentals, Fundamentals of Sound, Sound Design, Fundamentals of Lighting, Lighting Design, Computer Graphics for Stage and other courses as needed. Candidates shall design lighting/sound for program productions, participate in active mentoring, supervise student designers, and demonstrate an ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines. A successful candidate would also collaborate on curriculum development, season planning and recruitment with the School of the Arts. Additionally, the appointee will be expected to participate as a member of the campus community on committees at both departmental and university levels. Maintaining an active research/scholarship/creative activity agenda sufficient for tenure and promotion is expected.
MFA in Theatre specializing in lighting or sound design.
Evidence of professional experience as a lighting and sound designer.
Evidence of potential for university teaching.
Evidence of the ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service.
Experience in working collaboratively with colleagues and student communities.
Demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching diverse student populations, including first‐generation college students.
Experience teaching at the undergraduate level.
Experience designing and producing projections in a theatrical setting.
Evidence of current technology and trends in the fields of Lighting and Sound Design, including but not limited to, the use of CADD, VectorWorks and 2D and 3D rendering techniques, as well as visualization programs such as Vision and WYSWYG.
To Apply: Submit to http://jobs.nku.edu/postings/8814
1) a cover letter specifically addressing experience and qualifications 2) a statement of teaching philosophy 3) a digital portfolio 4) a statement on diversity and inclusion philosophy and why they are important in higher education, 5) a current curriculum vitae, 6) transcripts, and 7) contact information for three references.
Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2019.
Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Minimum Education: MFA
Quick Link: 8814
Internal Number: 8814
About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.