Lecturer in Technical Direction and Practicum (2023-2024 Academic Year)

University of the Incarnate Word
June 11, 2023
Offerd Salary:$2800
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Part time
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Position Title Lecturer in Technical Direction and Practicum (2023-2024 Academic Year)

UIW Mission

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.

Position Summary

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.

Essential Functions

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.
  • Qualifications

    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 followed;
  • Ability to facilitate the integration of scenic elements into technical rehearsals;
  • Ability to successfully order and authorize the purchase of materials;
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures;
  • Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA
  • Required Education

    Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Arts.

    Required Work Experience

    Significant scenic construction experience.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Prior experience as a technical director or assistant technical director.

    Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations

    None specified.

    Work Hours

    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.

    Physical Demands

  • 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 Details

    Posting Details

    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 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant



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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Unofficial Transcripts 1
  • Professional Reference Contact Information
  • Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Transcripts 2
  • Unofficial Transcripts 3
  • Other Document
  • Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  • Do you have at least a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Arts?
  • No
  • Yes
  • How many years of professional experience do you have in scenic construction?
  • None
  • Some but less than 1 year
  • 1 year
  • 2 years
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  • 4 or more years
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