Theater and Dance
The Theatre and Dance Department at Union College in Schenectady, NY invites applications for a full time, renewable, Lectureship position in Scene Design. Union is a small, highly selective liberal arts college 150 miles from New York City, with courses taught on a trimester system from September through June. We encourage applications from a wide range of diversities, including, but not limited to those based on ethnicities, cultures, religions, disabilities, genders, gender identities, sexual orientation, national origin, and veteran status. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: researching and designing scenery and related properties for three major Theatre Department productions and one Dance Concert annually; working with Technical Staff and Faculty on matters relating to budget, scheduling, and season selection; advising, supervising, and mentoring department majors with a concentration in Design; assisting in department growth and curriculum development; providing appropriate service to the department and college; teaching a minimum of three courses per year in scenic design and related areas, and overseeing student theses applicable to areas of expertise. Candidate must possess an understanding of and dedication to theatre as a collaborative art form and a willingness to work with a diverse range of students and faculty. Union encourages a commitment to exploring cross-disciplinary teaching and welcomes innovative teaching initiatives. Fluency in current digital tools for design is required, and knowledge of and ability to direct students in application of scenic painting is expected. Prior teaching experience at a college level is preferred. Applicants must hold an MFA in Scenic design. Please send (1) a cover letter outlining experience, areas of teaching and research interest, productions and publications, and experience working with diverse student populations and/or ability to contribute to a diverse community, (2) curriculum vitae including at least three references (3) digital portfolio (e.g. link to website, pdf file, PowerPoint slide show, etc.) to William Finlay, Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance at SceneDesigner@union.edu. Open until filled. Priority consideration: January 20, 2017.