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The Department of Theatre & Drama, Design & Production is searching for qualified candidates to serve a one year appointment starting August 31, 2020 - April 30, 2021. This is a full time, one year position, teaching five courses over two terms and designing one show for University Production main stage season.
University Productions (UProd) presents ten fully-mounted main stage shows each year, serving the departments of Theatre & Drama, Musical Theatre, Dance, and Voice in three different venues. These productions are directed by faculty and guest directors, and crewed by performance and design and production majors. Additional faculty, guests, and BFA students complete the creative production teams. Design & Production majors work as stage managers, shop assistants, and technicians for each production; talented students may design sets, costumes, lighting, or sound for these productions.
UProd manages all of the production shops and facilities including two scene shops, one prop shop, and two scenic artists. The Walgreen scene shop has one full-time staff and relies on student labor to build 4 mainstage productions. The Power Center scene shop has 3 full-time staff and builds 6 main stage productions. The prop shop has 3 full-time staff plus student labor to serve 10 main stage productions. The two scenic artists work with student labor to paint productions in both scene shops.
This appointment carries a load of 3/3, divided between teaching courses (one course is defined as 2 or more academic credits) for the Department of Theatre & Drama, and designing for the UProd main stage season. Principal teaching will be in scene design and related courses, which may include Scene Design I, Scene Design II, Scene Design III, Hand Drafting and Intro to CAD (Vectorworks). Additional responsibilities include advising student designers, academic advising, recruitment, customary meetings.
Terminal degree; significant professional experience in lieu of a terminal degree may be considered
Evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level or equivalent excellence in teaching related experiences
Strong background in scene design rooted in professional performance practices
Ability to relate to students and colleagues in a university environment
Demonstrated supervisory and collaborative abilities; ability to adhere to production timelines
Excellent organizational practices, time management skills, and communication skills
This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturer's Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 182711
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