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14 Sep 2018

Full-Time Assistant Professor of Lighting and Sound Design

Kansas State University, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance  Manhattan, Kansas, United States

Job Description

The Kansas State University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment in lighting and sound design to begin August 2019.

Duties. Primary responsibilities are to teach applied undergraduate courses in lighting and sound design, supervise student lighting/sound design/reinforcement in production, and creating stage lighting and sound design for theatre, dance, and opera productions throughout the year. Additionally, the successful candidate will maintain an active portfolio of external creative and/or research activities in lighting and/or sound design, maintain sound and lighting equipment, manage lighting and sound budgets, and collaborate within a creative faculty team of designers, directors, and stage managers. Additional duties may be assigned as required.

Assistant Professor of Lighting and Sound Design

Qualifications. A Master of Fine Arts in Theatre is required. Other requirements are demonstrated success in theatre sound and lighting design.

Rank and Salary. Assistant Professor, with salary commensurate with experience and qualifications ($55,000-$60,000) and start-up fund support.

Starting Date. 18 August, 2019

Application Procedure. Please apply through K-State Jobs:

Send a single pdf containing:

1.      letter of application, addressing your teaching and collaborative process

2.      curriculum vitae

3.      full contact information of at least three references

4.      links to digital portfolio or website of sound and lighting designs.

Please send any questions to Prof. Kathy Voecks, Chair, Lighting and Sound Design Search Committee,
Review of materials begins on November 2, 2018.

Kansas State University is recognized by The Princeton Review as one of America’s best colleges, and U.S. News and World Report lists the university among the top 75 public universities in the United States. Kansas State University is implementing an aggressive plan to become a top 50 public research university by 2025. The university is composed of ten colleges and has an enrollment of over 24,000 students with more than 250 majors and options available to its students. The main campus is located in Manhattan, Kansas. The university also has a campus in Olathe and the Polytechnic campus in Salina.

The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance has 100 Theatre majors pursuing the B.A. and B.S. degrees; 15 graduate Theatre students pursuing the M.A degree in theatre with a concentration in drama therapy; approximately 240 undergraduate Music majors pursuing the B.M., B.A., and B.M.E. degrees; 40 graduate Music students pursuing M.M. degrees; and offers minors in Music, Theatre, and Dance. The School has 52 full-time and 2 part-time faculty members, is supported by a Director and an Associate Director for each of the three areas of Music, Theatre, and Dance, a full-time academic advisor, and by four full-time administrative staff members. The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is accredited by NASM and NAST and is housed within the College of Arts and Sciences, the “intellectual and academic core of the University” with 23 academic units. A land-grant institution, Kansas State University is a Carnegie “very high research” and “engaged” university with more than 4,000 students who participate in curricular and co-curricular activities offered through the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

Manhattan, Kansas is in the rolling Flint Hills of Northeast Kansas, 125 miles west of Kansas City via Interstate 70. The 668-acre campus is convenient to both business and residential areas. “The Little Apple” is a classic college town with more than 56,000 residents.

 Kansas State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts education, assistant professor, design, teaching, and theatre. States: Kansas.

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