One year instructor of Technical Theatre/Fabrication
Southern Oregon University
Location: Ashland, Oregon
Internal Number: 11768
Ability to successfully interact with a diverse population is a must.
The School of Arts and Communications at Southern Oregon University (SOU) is seeking candidates for a 1-year, 9-month, full-time Instructor position (non-tenure track) of Technical Theatre and Fabrication.
Teaching responsibilities include courses in basic Stagecraft, Drafting, Props fabrications, as well as other courses that support the Theatre major and in their areas of expertise. Preferred candidates will also be able to offer courses in Welding, Rigging and basic show automation. They will serve as an academic advisor for undergraduate design and technical students. This position provides essential support for our active production season as the department Technical Director, supervising and training student crews building scenery and props for departmental productions as well as technical support as needed for smaller events.
Teaching responsibilities may include online or large lecture-style courses. Other responsibilities include advising, curriculum development, research, professional affiliations as appropriate, and other responsibilities as assigned. Faculty will engage in the administration of the program and production season, and make active contributions to departmental committees, curriculum development, student advising, and recruitment.
Initial appointment at the rank of Instructor requires a Master's degree in Theater or related field and demonstrated teaching potential.
The Southern Oregon University Theatre Program, located in Ashland, Oregon, is a large and busy undergraduate-only program serving approximately 200 majors. We are a BFA-only degree program, mounting between 3-6 full productions as well as many workshop and showcase presentations each year.
We work closely with other programs in the School of Arts and Communication, such as Digital Cinema, Music, Art, Emerging Media/ Digital Arts and Communication. The Oregon Center for the Arts, a component to the School of Arts & Communication, produces and presents the work of professional and student artists from the university and throughout the world through performances, exhibitions, festivals, concerts, special events and partnerships with arts organizations at the university and in the community. The Center encourages artistic development, contextual understanding, and explorations of creative expression.
The School of Arts & Communication is actively engaging in addressing and serving the needs of the growing diversity of its student body and welcomes applicants from a diversity of backgrounds including groups historically underrepresented groups in higher education.
We offer excellent comprehensive health and retirement benefits. The start date is September 2024 and the position will be open until filled with priority deadline of January 15, 2024.
Southern Oregon University is a public liberal arts institution of approximately 4,000 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. The surrounding area is known for cultural offerings such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland International Film Festival, and the Britt Music Festival. The region is noted for its unparalleled biodiversity and the university lies in close proximity to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. The Rogue Valley is renowned for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and biking.
Significant professional experience with the theatrical design-to-finish stagecraft pipeline.
Basic welding and metalworking skills.
Experience fabricating stage properties.
Certification in rigging and experience with automation and show control
Basic skills in stage lighting and sound reinforcement
Familiarity with digital fabrication such as CNC, 3D printing, laser-cutters, etc
All Listed Duties:
Teaching, scholarship, professional development and service
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work additional hours and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background check.
Under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): -Position classification defined as
SOU provides career-focused, comprehensive educational experiences to over 6,200 students. Along with an emphasis on student success and intellectual growth, SOU is committed to diversity, inclusion and sustainability. Theoretical and experiential learning programs provide quality, innovative experiences for students. At SOU, students build strong community connections through internships, mentorships, field studies, capstone projects, volunteer opportunities and civic engagement.