Position(s): Tenure-track Assistant Professor Teaching
Starting Date: July 1, 2023
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
The Department of Theatre, Film & Digital Production of the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching in Production Design for Stage and Screen.
We welcome strong candidates with recognized national or international reputations for an Assistant Professor of Teaching position with a start date of July 1, 2023.
Duties: We are primarily interested in candidates with a strong record of scenic design work. Duties will include but are not limited to creating and teaching undergraduate courses, designing sets and/or lighting and/or costumes for the department's stage and film productions, mentoring students and the supervision of production work and theses, with a dedication to professional service to the department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production and the university. Some examples of service might include serving on search committees for new hires and lecturers, supervising departmental projects such as our annual Filmworks Film Festival and the Smartphone Film Festival comprised of original student work, mentoring students who are working on capstone projects, and other extracurricular activities.
The candidate must be able to create and teach core classes including: TFDP 101: Introduction to Design, TFDP 133: Scene Design for Theatre, Film and Television, and TFDP 138: Art Direction for Film and Television, and production-oriented courses such as TFDP 172: Design in Production. The candidate must be able to supervise students on production design for the stage and screen in the areas of set design, lighting design, costume design and/or video design.
Qualifications: Successful candidates will hold an MFA or PhD, or equivalent experience and at least five years of professional theatre or film industry work. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a history of teaching experience at the university level, including a range of classes in scenic design, among other design areas. A strong commitment to department and university service is a key component of this position.
In an effort to have faculty that is reflective of our highly diverse student body, we are particularly interested in applicants whose creative work and teaching 1) focuses on and/or is inclusive of historically underrepresented groups and experiences and 2) addresses various aspects of design with an eye toward social justice. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
* Cover letter that describes background and training (addressed to committee chair, Professor Erith Jaffe-Berg) * Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. * Statement of Research or Creative Activities * Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence * Evidence of teaching (course evaluations) * Sample syllabi (Must upload at least 1 syllabus for an introduction to design class) * Links to professional work * 3 letters of academic and/or professional recommendations. Letters must be confidential
* Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by December 17, 2022.
Department Contact person: Bryan Bradford, Administrative Coordinator UCR Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production email@example.com and to Prof. Erith Jaffe-Berg, UCR Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal Number: JPF01669
About University of California Riverside
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.