College of Fine Arts and Communication
Faculty Position: Assistant Professor of Theatre, Technical Director/Scenic and Lighting Designer
The Lenoir-Rhyne University College of Fine Arts and Communication (Hickory Campus) invites applications for a full-time appointment as Assistant Professor of Theatre, Technical Director/Scenic and Lighting Designer. Depending on candidate qualifications, this could be a tenure-track position. We seek a colleague who is committed to developing well-rounded artists, critical thinkers, and engaged citizens. The ideal colleague will have a passion for working with a small liberal arts program that explores the connection between what happens on stage and what happens in the world around us. Appointment begins August 2022.
Responsibilities include teaching courses in scenic and lighting design and technology; designing and implementing technical elements for our production season; maintaining shop areas and executing construction; mentoring student designers; training and supervising student production crews; and participating in student recruitment.
Qualified applicants will hold an MFA in Theatre Technology, Design, Production or a related field and will demonstrate a commitment and capacity for teaching excellence, student mentorship, scholarly and professional engagement, and campus citizenship. The ideal colleague will have a broad knowledge of technical theatre and design; knowledge of industry safety regulations and best practices; proficiency in industry-specific software, such as Vectorworks, CAD, and QLab; strong leadership, work ethic, and organizational skills; ability to track budgets effectively/efficiently; excellent communication and creative problem-solving; and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and climb stairs and ladders.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae or resume, link to website and/or portfolio of design work, and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin March 31 and continue until the position is filled.
Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1891, with its traditional campus located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of over 40,000, and additional campuses in Asheville and Columbia, SC. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir-Rhyne is about an hour drive from Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and/or Asheville. By combining the liberal arts with professional studies, the University joins a rich foundation in the arts, humanities, social sciences, languages, religion, and natural sciences with over 50 undergraduate majors and over 25 master's degree programs. With record enrollments each of the last eight years, the institution now enrolls over 2500 students at its three locales, and it anticipates continued managed enrollment growth over the coming years as it expands upon its mission. In pursuit of the development of the whole person, Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks to liberate mind and spirit, clarify personal faith, foster physical wholeness, build a sense of community, and promote responsible leadership for service in the world. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes a diverse campus open to people from all religious backgrounds. It is an EOE/AA employer under all applicable civil rights laws. We are eager to welcome a colleague who will contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.