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Robin Landa

Lecturer in Theatre Design and Technology, Kean U

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Lecturer in Theatre Design and Technology

Kean University is seeking a FT lecturer, renewable position, for the 18-19 academic year.

Kean, a comprehensive New Jersey state university, is committed to excellence and access and to developing, maintaining and strengthening interactive ties with the community. Kean University takes pride in its continuing effort to build a multicultural professional community to serve a richly diversified student population of almost 16,000.

A Lecturer is a full-time employee who teaches and provides student and learning support services during the assigned periods. The Lecturer holds a strong commitment to teaching; maintains office and advising hours for students; actively participates in the university community; and does related work as required. This is a non-tenure track position that may be renewed on an annual basis. Lecturers teach 39 credits over the course of the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Teaching assignments and related responsibilities may include day, evening, weekend and online courses. Interest or experience in using advanced instructional technologies to improve the teaching/learning process is highly desirable. Positions are effective September 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will have an MFA in Theatre Design and Technology, and be knowledgeable about current methodologies in design and production. Areas of expertise should include three of the following: scene design and construction, scene painting, prop design and construction, computer drafting and rendering, lighting design and technology, sound design, video and projection design, stage or production management. Knowledge of health and safety practices is essential. Evidence of professional work and a minimum of one year college level teaching is required. Driver’s license a plus. Evenings and weekends are expected.

We seek an energetic and skilled theatre design and technologist possessing a demonstrated ability to work with a production team in conjunction with other design faculty, guest artists, a technical director, a costume shop manager, undergraduate lab, and practicum students. Responsibilities include participation as a designer or mentor to student designers and technicians for our 4-show production season and advising 1-2 student-produced productions. Participation in developing curriculum, recruiting, committee work, planning and assessment, academic advising, student design or technology mentorship and portfolio development is required. Working with undergraduate lab students on a daily basis in a hands-on production environment to implement stage designs is expected. Summer design or technical work with our professional company in residence, Premiere Stages, will be considered.

Kean University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
The review of applicants begins on May 28th and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit letter of application, selections of your work or a website address, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching goals, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to Search Committee Chair, Kean University Theatre Conservatory, VE 409, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 OR by email to hlogue@kean.edu
Anticipated start date: September 1, 2018

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