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LECTURER/HEAD OF STAGE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Requisition # 71574

Position Basics


Type of PositionOTHER
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Theatre Arts

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts seeks a full time Lecturer/Associate Professor of Instruction to serve as head of its MFA program in Stage Management and teach courses in it and other disciplines.  Responsibilities include teaching six courses each year which represents 60% of total effort. Two or three courses will be in stage management. The remaining courses will depend on background and skills, and will be in arts management, event management, production management, technical production, and/or design. As head of the graduate stage management program this faculty member will provide leadership by developing curriculum, recruiting, advising, maintaining contacts for graduates with professional venues, and supervising student stage managers.  This faculty member will occasionally serve as stage manager on department productions. Participation in the Performing Arts Entrepreneurship program is also expected, as is professional development and/or professional stage managing.  The remaining 40% effort will be divided between leadership/service and professional development activities.



 Screening of applications begins November 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.   Candidates should include a link to their website or equivalent online presence.



The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



Employer Profile:  The University of Iowa is a leader in the development of new work for the stage and has a long-established history of integrating technologies into production. The Department produces 15-20 new works annually in addition to other plays and musicals.  The MFA Stage Management program has a recognized national profile and its graduates are represented in professional theatres and academic programs throughout the country.  The MFA Stage Management program accepts 2 students each year for a total enrollment of 6 students.  Through an extensive relationship with the Division of Performing Arts, MFA and BA students have opportunities to develop skills in stage management for both dance and opera. The Division produces work in eight well-equipped venues ranging from a 144-seat black box theatre to an 1800-seat auditorium.

Education Requirement:

MFA (or equivalent training and experience) in stage management in hand by the start date.

Required Qualifications:

Professional experience as a stage manager; a minimum of two years university level teaching beyond the TA level in courses that include stage management and at least one of these disciplines: arts management, event management, production management, technical production, and design.

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience in arts management, AEA membership, and evidence of professional work in the areas of opera and/or dance.


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Supporting Attachments
Statement of Professional and teaching practices
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

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Contact Information


Contact:Kellie A Kucera - kellie-kucera@uiowa.edu
Clas-Performing Arts
The University of Iowa
1400 M VOX
IOWA CITY, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-1606
Department URL: https://theatre.uiowa.edu/



The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

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