Full-Time Faculty Openings, Department of Theatre and Dance
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
Faculty Openings, Department of Theatre and Dance
College of Fine Arts
The University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance seeks applications for faculty positions beginning August 2018. Our undergraduate program is National Associate of Schools of Theatre (NAST) accredited with a robust production season of five mainstage productions including a musical and annual dance concert, as well as an active student produced studio season.
Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Acting
The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include teaching foundational, intermediate, and advanced acting classes for majors and non-majors acting as needed; coaching and mentoring student actors for audition preparation; directing in the season as needed dependent upon the candidate’s areas of strength; and recruitment for the undergraduate program.
Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Scenic Design
The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include designing scenery and props for the mainstage season (3 plays, 1 musical, and dance concert). Additional responsibilities include supervising and mentoring student designers and providing scenic painting and oversight for all productions. Teaching duties include Instruction of Scenic Design; Projection Design, Creativity and the Art of Design and Production, and other classes within the candidate’s area of expertise as needed. Additional design opportunities are available depending upon candidate’s area of expertise.
Visiting Lecturer, Lighting and Sound Design
The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include teaching lighting design, sound design, creativity and the art of design and production, as well as other courses in theatre design and technology curriculum, as needed. Additional responsibilities will include: designing lights and/or sound for department productions, mentoring student designers and technicians when appropriate, and serving as Master Electrician and supervise sound set-up when designing. In addition, this position will supervise student workers in the areas of lighting and sound, and the purchase and maintenance of department lighting and sound equipment.
Salary for the positions will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
To be considered for the Assistant Professor in Acting, please apply via the UK jobs site at
To be considered for the Assistant Professor in Scenic Design, please apply via the UK Jobs site at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/175288
To be considered for the Visiting Lecturer, Lighting and Sound Design, please apply via the UK jobs site at http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/175247
Applications should include the following:
• Letter of introduction
• Curriculum Vitae with links to website if available
Please also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.
Application review will begin March 8th, 2018, and will continue until the positions are filled.
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
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