Clinical Assistant Professor of Production Management
Loyola Marymount University
Location: Westchester Campus,
Internal Number: R7906
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles invites applications for a non-tenure track Clinical Assistant Professor in Theatre Arts to begin in the Fall Semester, 2023.
The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance is a co-governed department granting separate undergraduate BA degrees in Theatre Arts and Dance. Theatre Arts and Dance share performance facilities and production faculty and staff (Technical Director, Costume Shop Manager, and Master Electrician). Design and implementation of curricular and co-curricular goals reside, for the most part, within the individual Programs. The Department is strongly committed to the Mission of the University and has a special concern for issues of social justice and the dialogue between faith, culture, and the arts.
The Department serves a diverse population of students. The Theatre Arts Program serves over 260 majors, as well as Theatre Arts minors, and the general student population. Students and faculty come from increasingly diverse backgrounds: ethnic, socio-economic, sexual orientation, and age, among others. The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance is committed to centering diversity and creating an inclusive learning and working environment.
- MFA in Production Management or Stage Management
- Three years teaching experience at the university/college level.
- Four years of experience as a Production Manager in the Profession.
Desired qualifications include:
Experience working and mentoring undergraduate students as assistants or in production related scenarios,
Experience advising students through the undergraduate curriculum and major.
Experience as a Production Manager at an undergraduate institution.
Experience in Theatrical design (Projection, Sound, Lighting, Scenic, or Costume)
Proficient in the use of latest design software like, CAD, Vectorworks, Sound, and Lighting software.
Proficiency with MS Office Suite and ability to quickly adapt LMS, course management, and student management platforms.
Experience interfacing with all areas of production to manage a project.
Ability to generate content and manage social media platforms for the department.
Expectations from the position:
The advertised position is a combination of Production Management responsibilities, advising, and teaching. Clinical Assistant Professors in the department typically teach 4 classes each semester. Duties for this position will be divided into:
Serving as the department's Production Manager (equivalent to two (2) class assignments),
Advising up to 90 majors (equivalent to one (1) class assignment),
Teaching one (1) class per semester or Stage Managing a mainstage production.
Details pertaining to each role is listed below:
Manage the department's production season: duties include budgeting, scheduling, working in three different spaces (including outdoors), liaising with guest artists, faculty, staff, students, and the Dance Program.
Serve as the department's social media coordinator managing the department's instragram, facebook, and twitter presences in consultation with department leadership.
(2) Advising: Offer academic advise to up to ninety (90) Theatre Arts students. Duties would include individually meeting with students to plan a path to graduation, familiarizing oneself with the Department and the University's curriculum. and the university academic calendar. Serve as the summer advisor for in-coming majors, which is a separate paid contract.
(3) Teach: Offer classes in Production Management and/or Stage Management or Stage Manage a mainstage production.
In addition to the above, an ideal candidate would be a collaborator who would work in close partnership with the department's production staff, faculty, and students to ensure the success of the department's production season and process. The ideal candidate would also be a mentor to undergraduate students both in matters pertaining to the department and their navigating the university curriculum towards a timely graduation.
All interested applicants MUST apply online.
To be considered please send: (1) Letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) a minimum of three letters of recommendation:
TO: Leon Wiebers, Chair
Department of Theatre
1 LMU Drive
Loyola Marymount University
LA, CA 90045
Priority will be given to applications received by November 15, 2023. Applications will not be accepted after December 15, 2023.
Faculty RegularReasonable expected salary: $65,000.00Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experience, and beliefs to apply. (Visit www.lmu.edu for more information.)
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.