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Assistant Professor

Company: University of Kansas
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description Teaching (40%) * Teach two courses each semester, (such as Introduction to Visual Fundamentals, Introduction to Design, Costume Design Technology, and Scenography as Cultural Narrative) as needed by the department. * Prepare and present all needed course activities/materials in adequate form (syllabi, lectures, discussions, etc.). Provide adequate means to evaluate student performance, including examinations and assignments (such as papers, presentations, portfolios, etc.). Be available to students for advising, consultation, and supervision. * Translate and teach diverse approaches to design courses. * Engage in creative activity at the department level designing shows for the season and mentoring undergraduate and graduate student designers. Specifically, mentor design students through production practicum assignments and interface with undergraduate and graduate students on innovations in theatre design assignments. * Mentor students in professional practice and career development. * Treat students with courtesy and with respect for their rights, including, but not limited to, academic freedom and those rights as outlined in the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities Research (40%) * Conduct research in area of expertise. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop and maintain an active research program. The faculty member should provide solid evidence of scholarly research that will continue to develop in depth and importance throughout his or her career. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals and to present scholarly and/ or creative work at professional conferences and appropriate professional venues according to rank. * Incumbent is expected to render, build, and model work for the Costume and Scene Design Studio. Service (20%) * Tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in appropriate professional activities, such as attending program meetings, carrying out program committee assignments, and attending national meetings or conferences. Service to the College is expected at this rank, and to the greater profession at-large. Collegiality All faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues. Faculty members are expected to meet satisfactory standards of performance in all three areas of responsibility and to carry out those responsibilities in accordance with the Faculty Code of Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. Required Qualifications Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in C.V. and (3) information provided from professional references: * MFA in Theatre Design or PhD in Theatre by the start date of the appointment. * Demonstrated commitment to working closely and effectively with a diverse student body, faculty and staff, as evidenced by letter of application. * Demonstrated commitment to effective collaborative, organizational, and interpersonal skills, as evidenced by letter of application. * Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence in scenography and theatre studies, as evidenced by letter of application and CV. * Demonstrated commitment to accomplishment in research in the arts, as evidenced by the research statement, dissertation, publications, presentations, and/or awards listed on the CV. * Demonstrated commitment to artistic accomplishment across multiple areas of design for theatrical production, and ability to integrate technology into the design process, as evidenced by the design portfolio and CV. * Demonstrated familiarity with diverse cultural and aesthetic repertoires, encompassing regions beyond the United States and Europe, as evidenced in the design portfolio and CV.SDL2017

Keywords: University of Kansas, Lawrence , Assistant Professor, Education / Teaching , Lawrence, Kansas

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