The Department of Theatre within the College of Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts (CHSSA) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), seeks an outstanding faculty member for an Assistant Professor, nine month tenure-track position beginning August 2024.
This Lighting Design position will teach a variety of undergraduate courses in Lighting Design and some of the department's core courses, design and/or oversee students in creating designs for our four mainstage shows and our two Student Lab Series and oversee the team of staff and students working with them. All tenure-track faculty are expected to advise students and serve on department, college, and university committees.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
MFA in Design and/or Technology
Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence and scholarly productivity
Strong preference will be given to candidates with a secondary specialty in any allied area of design or technology, including, but not limited to:
Sound Design and Technology
Multimedia Design and Technology
Costume Design and Technology
Required Certifications or Licensure:
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The Department of Theatre has approximately 85 majors and is looking to grow our program in Design and Technology. The Department of Theatre is housed in the Cultural Arts Building in the College of the Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts. We have two very well-equipped facilities; our Mainstage Theatre is a 266-seat proscenium theatre, and the SRO Theatre is a flexible venue. Lighting Inventory for both venues consists of a large number of intelligent fixtures as well ETC Control. The Audio system consists of Yamaha Mixer boards, and primarily Sennheiser microphones (both wired and wireless). The Multimedia system consists of Barco and Sony Projectors, Sony cameras (PTZ and handheld) and Watchout servers and show controls. The scene shop houses wood and metal fabricating equipment. Scenic automation (Pushstick and Revolver) is by Creative Conners.
The Department of Theatre has been traditionally well funded which has allowed us the opportunity to secure academic and production support technology for training our students for workforce viability post-graduation. For further information please follow this link to our website (currently under revision) or contact: https://uncw.edu/academics/colleges/chssa/departments/theatre/
The College of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts (CHSSA) is home to 14 academic departments and offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs including the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, and Master of Public Administration as well as combined bachelor's/master's degree programs in Spanish and English. The CHSSA also houses the Gender Studies and Research Center, an interdisciplinary and intersectional community of students, scholars, and advocates committed to social justice and equity.
In addition, the CHSSA offers a full complement of minors including interdisciplinary minors such as Africana studies, American studies, Asian studies, classical studies, European studies, forensic science, journalism, Latin American studies, medical humanities, Middle East and Islamic studies, Native American studies, and women and gender studies. Undergraduate certificates for professional writing and publishing, as well as a number of post-baccalaureate certificates such as conflict management and resolution, emergency and disaster management, forensic science, science and medical writing, women's, gender, and sexuality studies, and Hispanic studies are a part of the college's offerings.
The CHSSA contributes significantly to the curriculum that comprises UNCW's University Studies Program, through which all undergraduates gain a foundation in the liberal arts and develop the transferable skills essential for life in the twenty-first century. The CHSSA strives in its undergraduate programs and in its University Study offerings to nurture creative thinking, intellectual curiosity, diversity and inclusion, and academic integrity in students while providing them with a solid foundation of knowledge in their chosen fields. Graduate programs in the CHSSA are designed to develop intellectual competence and to prepare the student for careers in business, industry, government, teaching or for further study at the doctoral level.
Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts. Each of the CHSSA's departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses and projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various strands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader, real-world or real disciplinary situations.
Upon completion of their studies, all CHSSA students will have the necessary preparation for rewarding careers, advanced study, effective citizenship, and meaningful lives. The College of Humanities, Social Science, and the Arts offers limitless opportunities to engage in collaborative and interdisciplinary research and service while also making a positive societal impact. Come and join our vibrant academic environment that values discovery, innovation, and creativity.
Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required.
Applications will be accepted until 11:59PM EST on month January 3, 2024, the posting closing date. To apply, please complete the online application process available at https://jobs.uncw.edu/ and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:
Cover Letter/Letter of Application that includes a 1-3 page statement describing research interests and teaching experience and interests addressed to Search Committee Chair.
Combined Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
Portfolio submission (digital links accepted)
List of 3 Professional references
If needed, applicants may upload additional materials under Othercategory.
Please note that a minimum of three references are required for all applications. Letters of application without the requested components will not meet the application requirements.
For questions about the position or online application process, contact the Search Committee Chair, Associate Professor Max Lydy [email protected].
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
About The University of North Carolina at Wilmington
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.