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Visiting Assistant Professor of Scenic and Lighting Design 110570

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Work type: Faculty Full-time
Location: Pensacola - Main Campus
Categories: Theatre

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Position Number: 110570
Position Title (Classification Title):  Visiting Assistant Professor of Scenic and Lighting Design 110570
Working Title:  Visiting Assistant Professor of Scenic and Lighting Design
Job Summary: The Department of Theatre at the University of West Florida invites applicants to apply for an Visiting Assistant Professor of Scenic and Lighting Design to begin mid-august 2023 (Fall Term). This is a 1-4 year appointment. The ideal candidate will have at least three to five years of professional and/or academic work in scenic and lighting design. The Theatre Department at UWF offers a BFA in Design/Technology, a BA in theatre, a BFA in Musical Theatre, and a BFA in Acting.

Responsibilities will include designing and/or overseeing, two musicals and two plays per season. Teaching courses 12 credits in courses such as Scenic and Lighting Design, Introduction to Technical Theatre as well as other courses in the field of theatre. The ideal candidate will engage in artist mentoring for students, academic advising, serve on academic committees, and serve as an active and energetic member of recruiting for the Department of Theatre. This position collaborates with a Staff Technical Director on all scenic, lighting, props, and painting.
Department Theatre
FLSA: Exempt
Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree from an accredited institution or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization with a strong commitment to teaching, academic research, and service.
Position Qualifications: • MFA in Theatrical Design
• Successful College-level teaching experience preferred
• Extensive and varied professional design experience
Preferred Qualifications • Ability to work within a collaborative faculty environment
• Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form
• Ability to work effectively and patiently with students
• Drive to develop a strong, high-quality technical theatre program
Essential Functions / Job Duties:
  • 60% - Teaching - (Essential)
  • 25% - Design - (Essential)
  • 10% - Student Meeting - (Essential)
  • 5% - Recruiting - (Essential)
Physical Demands:
  • Physical Requirements: No unusual physical requirement. Requires no heavy lifting and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.
  • Impact of Deadlines: Routine deadlines. Usually sufficient lead time. Variance in work volume, seasonal, and predictable. Priorities can be anticipated. Some interruptions are present. Involves occasional exposure to demands/pressures from persons other than immediate sup.
  • Standing: Frequently
  • Walking: Frequently
  • Sitting: Frequently
  • Reaching with hands and arms: Frequently
  • Climbing or balancing: Occasionally
  • Stooping: Occasionally
  • Use of hands to handle objects: Frequently
  • Lifting up to 10lbs: Frequently
  • Lifting up to 25lbs: Occasionally
  • Lifting over 25lbs: Occasionally
  • Talking as express or exchange of ideas verbally: Daily
  • Hearing as perceive sound by ear: Daily
  • Vision as distinguish colors & depth: Daily
Special Requirements or Considerations of the Job:

This position requires a criminal background screen

Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours as course and show schedules dictate
Contract Period 9 month
Salary Range Commensurate with Experience
Pay Basis Annually
Preferred Response Date: June 1, 2023
Special Instructions to Applicants: Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website: Applicants are required to attach a cv, letter of interest and contact information for three references. An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process. For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email

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