Lecturer in Technical Direction and Practicum (2023-2024 Academic Year)
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Position Title Lecturer in Technical Direction and Practicum (2023-2024
University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to
its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their
respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding,
self-realization, and the common good.
The Department of Theatre Arts invites candidates for Lecturer of Technical
Direction and Practicum (part-time) within the College of Humanities, Arts,
and Social Sciences. The successful candidate will be able to handle the
budgeting, drafting, technical design, organization of, and management of the
Theatre Arts Department production season.
In all matters, faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of
professional ethics consistent with the UIW Mission.
This position is considered a “Responsible Employee” under Title IX federal
regulations and “Mandatory Reporter” under Texas state law and the UIW Sexual
Misconduct Policy. As a Mandatory Reporter, this position requires you as the
employee to promptly report any incident that you witness or receive
information about Title IX violations. These reporting responsibilities are
set out in the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy.
Duties specific to this position:
Manage the construction and installation of all scenic elements under the direction of the Chair of the department.
Collaborate with the scene designer to ensure that the designer's artistic goals are being met throughout the build process.
Collaborate with the Chair of the department to ensure that work is happening in a timely manner and within budgetary constraints.
Provide instruction and supervision of the scenery crew and student scene shop staff.
Basic instructional duties:
Prepare course outlines and teach based on approved departmental syllabi; prepare and deliver consistent, interactive lectures.
Prepare timely and meaningful assessments for assigned courses.
Work collaboratively with departmental faculty to ensure standard curriculum outcomes are met.
Adhere to UIW policies and procedures, including timely record keeping of student activities, fair and equitable evaluation of student performance, and timely feedback to students regarding their performance in the course.
Be available outside of class to help students learn as well as answer their questions (1 hour per 3-hour class, physically and/or electronically).
Conduct respectful relationships with faculty, staff, and students both in and outside the classroom.
Maintain contact with the department chair and participate in meetings upon request.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Ability to teach industry standards of construction, load-in, and strike
of all scenic elements;
Ability to communicate with the scenic designer, production manager, and
other members of a production team;
Ability to create working drawings;
Ability to ensure that the scope of the scenic design can be accomplished
with the resources available, including time, money, labor, and space;
Ability to coordinate the build process with the paint division, so that
elements are built in time to be painted;
Ability to ensure that projects stay within the budgetary guidelines;
Ability to ensure that accurate and safe construction practices are
Ability to facilitate the integration of scenic elements into technical
Ability to successfully order and authorize the purchase of materials;
Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and
Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the
University, the Conference, and the NCAA
Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Arts.
Required Work Experience
Significant scenic construction experience.
Prior experience as a technical director or assistant technical director.
Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations
Must be available most weekday afternoons, Fridays from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., for
show technical rehearsals, and for weekly crew calls as assigned; will work
40+ hours a week.
Ability to lift 40+ lbs of set construction materials and tools;
Ability to lift, climb ladders of 20+ feet high, have appropriate agile
dexterity needed in set construction and installation.
Posting Number UN728PO
Number of Vacancies 1
Job Type Part Time
Job Category Faculty
Desired Start Date 08/01/2023
Position End Date (if temporary)
Reports to Dean, College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Salary $2800/class (Master's); $3100/class (doctoral degree)
Open Date 04/20/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
UIW is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment, without
regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national
origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity
or expression, veteran status, pregnancy, and religion (except in limited
circumstances when religious preference is both permitted by law and deemed
appropriate as a matter of University policy).
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How many years of professional experience do you have in scenic construction?
Some but less than 1 year
4 or more years