Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Theater in the area of Production Design

Job #435

Job Type Full Time
Location Los Angeles, California
Field Scene Design and Technology
Post Date Nov 20, 2019

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Department of Theater is announcing a search for a full time, tenured or tenure-track position for an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Theater in the area of Production Design beginning July 1, 2020.


• Teach undergraduate and graduate level theater courses at the lower and upper division level, including theater scenic design, production design, drafting, rendering and other topics related to the candidate’s expertise;
•Supervise graduate and undergraduate scenic and production design projects for productions annually;
•Contribute to the Department and University equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives;
•Mentor and advise students in academic and career planning;
•Serve on Department and University Committees and participate in other campus service responsibilities;
•Maintain and grow an artistic national and/or international professional career;
•Perform other responsibilities as appropriate for a faculty member at a major university, including assisting with student recruitment and participation in faculty governance.
MFA or equivalent degree in design or a related field, or a minimum of 6 years professional experience in film and/or television production design.
The ideal candidate will have experience that demonstrates:
•Ability to teach traditional and contemporary scenic and production design practice;
•A collaborative approach to a general theater education that values development of students with a broad range of knowledge and skills in theater performance, production, and scholarship;
•Commitment to working with a wide range of culturally diverse students;
•Dedication to experiential learning and dynamic pedagogical practice;
•Excellent organizational and communication skills that demonstrate collaborative engagement with students and colleagues;
•Multi-disciplinary approaches to creative projects;
•Dedication to institutional and community service;
•Teaching experience at the university level is preferred.
Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and the names of 3 references who may be contacted regarding your application. A cover letter, statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion and digital portfolio are required. Please address your materials to the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Professor J.Ed Araiza. For full consideration applicants need to apply by Jan. 10th 2020.
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The University of California, Los Angeles, and the Department of Theater are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of professional activities and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
The vision of the School of Theater, Film and Television is to serve as a premier interdisciplinary global professional school that develops outstanding humanistic storytellers, industry leaders and scholars whose diverse, innovative voices enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.