ROLE of the POSITIONThe Department of Theatre at University of Nevada, Las Vegasseeks applicants for a tenure track position at the rank ofassistant professor to lead its professional graduate andundergraduate technical direction program. Candidates with a recordof professional engagement and academic experience, and who showscontinued creative practice are strongly encouraged to apply.We seek candidates whose pursuit of artistic excellence,innovative vision and creative energy will enable an elevated andeffective engagement within a highly committed, vibrant andculturally diverse community of students, teachers, artists andscholars in UNLV’s Department of Theatre, the College of FineArts and across the University.The successful candidate will teach, recruit and mentor students,contribute towards the development of an active production season,advance the reputation/visibility of the University nationally andinternationally, and promote the department’s professionaltechnical direction program as a vital part of the arts andentertainment offerings at UNLV. PROFILE of the UNIVERSITYFounded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institutioncomprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world.UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for theAdvancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very highresearch activity. The university is committed to recruiting andretaining top students and faculty, educating the region’sdiversifying population and workforce, driving economic activitythrough increased research and community partnerships, and creatingan academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes thelaunch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in SouthernNevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu QUALIFICATIONSThis position requires an MFA in Theatre from a regionallyaccredited college or university and evidence of success inpromoting an environment that advances diversity, equity, andinclusion. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start ofemployment. Although this position will remain open until filled, review ofcandidates’ materials will begin on April 12 and best considerationwill be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.Materials should be addressed to Brackley Frayer, Search CommitteeChair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailedmaterials. For assistance with the application process, pleasecontact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or [email protected] SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENTUNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV communityin providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report andAnnual Fire Safety Report compliance document is availableonline. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications forAssistant Professor Drama/Theatre Arts – Technical Director, UNLVTheatre [R0124212] COMMITMENT to DIVERSITYThe successful candidate will demonstrate supportfor diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participatein maintaining a respectful, positive workenvironment. Responsibilities: Teaching experience atthe university/college in undergraduate and/or graduate curriculais preferred.Other responsibilities may include the following:Oversight of area of Technical Direction for the NevadaConservatory TheatreAdvise BA students in technical directionAdvise MFA students in Technical direction as well as chairsThesis projectsServe on School, College, and University committees asassignedMaintain active national and international creativeactivity/research profile in area(s) of specialization, leading totenure and promotion SALARY RANGESalary competitive with those at similarly situatedinstitutions. Position is contingent upon funding. Pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 3 passed by the Nevada StateLegislature during the 31st Special Legislative Session, employeesare required to take furlough at a 4.6 percent monthly reduction incompensation from January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHECANDIDATESUNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of HigherEducation (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday tofind and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Onceyou log into Workday, type “Find Jobs” in the search box which willnavigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific jobposting by typing the requisition number, “R0124212” in the searchbox. APPLICATION DETAILSSubmit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listingqualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, andtelephone numbers of at least three professional references who maybe contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualificationsand experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum andpreferred qualifications because this is the information on whichthe initial review of materials will be based. If you complete an application outside of the internalapplication process, your application will be returned andyou will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delayyour application. TITLE IX STATEMENTUNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in itseducational programs or activities, including admissions, on thebasis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age(40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others(including service-connected disabilities), gender (includingpregnancy related conditions), military status or militaryobligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,genetic information, national origin, race, color or religionpursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook.Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX,and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any otheranti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’sTitle IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator canbe reached through the online reporting form, by emailat [email protected],by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway,Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank andEstella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555. EEO/AA STATEMENTUNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator andemployer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex,age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mentaldisability, sexual orientation, genetic information, genderidentity, gender expression, or any other factor protected byanti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegasemploys only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfullyauthorized to work in the United States. Women, under-representedgroups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouragedto apply. Candidates with a M.F.A in Technical Direction and/or equivalentprofessional experience will teach undergraduate and graduatecourses in a wide range of topics that may include: drafting,structural engineering, rigging, welding, rigging, specializedstage fabrication, and automation. Candidates must show evidence ofbudgeting, time management, excellent communication skills, and anunderstanding of best practices in theatre safety. Demonstratedexperience with curricular development a plus.
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