The School of Theatre at UNC Greensboro invites applications from a diverse group of candidates who are experienced and actively engaged in advancing equity and inclusivity in their teaching and professional/creative practice for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank beginning August 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
Responsibilities include teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students and offering courses in lighting design, stage management, design and technical portfolio preparation, and other design and technical theatre areas as qualified. Duties include practical mentoring of student lighting designers and stage managers and potentially designing lighting for some School productions.
UNC Greensboro is a minority serving institution with an undergraduate population of 49% ethnic minority students and 67% female students. The School of Theatre and the College of Visual and Performing Arts seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNC Greensboro is an inclusive learning community with a campus-wide culture that embodies access, equity, diversity, excellence, and collaboration. With an enrollment of more than 20,000 students, including 3,500 graduate students, and 2,800 faculty and staff, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the UNC system. UNC Greensboro is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. UNCG is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
The School of Theatre has a vibrant and racially diverse student population. We recognize the need to move toward creating an actively anti-racist and anti-biased space of creative practice. Our community seeks candidates who are invested in creating communities of practice and care in which access is paramount. We have 17 full-time, professionally active faculty members who serve over 300 students in BA and BFA concentrations and in MFA programs in Acting, Design, Directing, and Theatre for Youth. The School mounts a yearly season of as many as a dozen plays and musicals, along with student-driven work.
MFA in Theatrical Design or equivalent professional experience with special expertise in lighting, demonstrated professional achievement as a lighting designer, and university-level teaching experience.
Candidates fluent in current workflows, software, and lighting systems as well as practiced in skillfully lighting diverse populations are preferred. Innovative candidates with strong drafting skills and projection skill sets are highly desired.
Internal Number: Position 001302
About The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.