Loyola Marymount (Los Angeles) Seeks Tenure Track Position in Scenic Design

Loyola Marymount University, Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, offering a BA degree in Theatre Arts, a BA degree in Dance, and an MFA in Performance Pedagogy invites applications for a Tenure Track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will begin August 15, 2019.

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance is a co-governed department granting separate degrees in Theatre Arts and Dance.  Theatre Arts and Dance share performance facilities and production faculty and staff.  Design and implementation of curricular and co-curricular goals reside, for the most part, within the individual Programs.  The Department is strongly committed to the Mission of the University and has a special concern for issues of social justice and the dialogue between faith, culture, and the arts.

The Department serves a diverse population of students.  The Theatre Arts Program serves over 200 majors, as well as Theatre Arts minors, and the general student population. Students and faculty come from increasingly diverse backgrounds: ethnic, socio-economic, sexual orientation, and age, among others.  The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance is committed to enhancing diversity and creating an inclusive learning and working environment.


Requiredqualifications include:


– An M.F.A. in Scene Design

– Experience in Scene Design, both professional and academic.

– Experience in teaching at the university level.

– Evidence of a research/creative agenda and a body of creative work.


Desired qualifications include:


– The ability to teach scene painting, hand drafting and CAD-related courses.

– Membership in USA 829.


The position requires the professor to:


(1) Teach courses scene design, stagecraft, scene painting, and other undergraduate courses according to the candidate’s areas of expertise and the Department’s needs, as well as graduate level courses on collaboration and the design process. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to teach courses that integrate diverse cultures, content, and issues, and who are able to teach students from a wide range of cultural and educational backgrounds. The candidate will also be expected to advise undergraduate majors and graduate masters students.


Collaboratewith faculty, staff, guest artists, and students in production, as needed.


Mentorundergraduate students, preparing them for graduate school and professional work in theatre and film/television and new media..


(2) Maintain ongoing creative and scholarly engagementin creative work, designing professionally outside of the university, as well as attend and present at academic and professional conferences as appropriate, and carry out an ongoing research/creative agenda in order to be considered for retention, promotion and tenure.  The university places high value on faculty who are able to involve students in their scholarly and creative work.  We are looking for an active, prolific teacher/scholar/artist.


(3) Engage in serviceat the university, college, and department level, as well as in the field.


SEND: (1) Letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) sample creative work, and (4) a minimum of three and maximum of five letters of recommendation:


TO:           Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr., Chair,

ATTN: Jeanine Connor, Administrative Assistant


Loyola Marymount University

1 LMU Drive, MS 8210

Los Angeles, CA 90045


Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2018.  Applications will not be accepted after December 15, 2018


Loyola Marymount, a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic education, seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society (http://mission.lmu.edu/missionstatement/).  LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  (Visit www.lmu.edufor more information). The Theatre Arts and Dance Department invites applications for this position from qualified persons who share our commitment to artistry, academic excellence, and the creating of a just and culturally rich and diverse learning environment.


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