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Assistant Professor of Teaching in Production Design for Stage and Screen (Tenure-track)

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor of Teaching in Production Design for Stage and Screen.
Salary range: Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023

Application Window

Open date: October 17, 2022

Next review date: Saturday, Dec 17, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

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.

Application Procedure: Applications materials must be submitted using UCR’s on-line application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01669

A complete application includes:

• 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

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System.

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 bryanb@ucr.edu and to Prof. Erith Jaffe-Berg, UCR Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production erithj@ucr.edu.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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.

Preferred qualifications

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.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research or Creative Activities

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Evidence of Teaching - Course evaluations

  • Sample syllabi - Must upload at least 1 syllabus for an introduction to design class

  • Links to professional work

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

3 letters of academic and/or professional recommendations. Letters must be confidential.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01669

Help contact: bryanb@ucr.edu

Campus Information

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.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19). All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, CA