This is a nine-month fixed term position. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been identified for hire. Employment in this position is contingent upon final budgetary approval. Anticipated begin work date is August 2020.
The School of Stage and Screen at WCU combines training for both theatre and film and television production. The Assistant Professor of Theatre/Technical Theatre Generalist load will consist of 50% of duties as instructor, and 50% in scene shop and production, in collaboration with the Technical Director.
Teaching responsibilities include: Foundational courses in Stage and Screen, to include stagecrafts, design fundamentals, and other courses in design and technology as expertise merits.
Scene shop and production responsibilities include: general carpentry and scenic construction; scheduled training of students in the use of scene shop tools and equipment, use and maintenance of lighting and sound equipment; maintain technical and safety practices and performance spaces; assist in load-in, hang/focus and strike with student crews; assisting with paint and props, technical direction on assigned productions.
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