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Instructor - Undergraduate Design

University of South Carolina
Capitol, SC
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Instructor - Undergraduate Design
College of Arts and Sciences
CAS Theatre and Dance
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Full Time
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Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis :
9 months
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Professional Track
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About University of South Carolina:
From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, the University of South Carolina system is transforming the lives of South Carolinians through the impact of our eight institutions and 20 locations throughout the state. More than 50,000 students are enrolled at one of eight institutions, including the research campus in Columbia and comprehensive four-year universities in Aiken, Upstate and Beaufort. In addition, our Palmetto College campuses in Salkehatchie, Union, Lancaster and Sumter enable students to earn associate or bachelor's degrees through a combination of in-person, online or blended learning. All of our system institutions place strong emphasis on service - helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and beyond.
Inclusive Excellence Statement:

At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.
Advertised Job Summary:
The University of South Carolina invites applications for one full-time, professional track instructor position in the Department of Theatre and Dance to begin August 16, 2022. This is a 9-month non-tenure track appointment, renewable based on Dean's approval, satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding.

The Instructor of Undergraduate Design is responsible for teaching and mentoring undergraduate students in the areas of scenic design, lighting design, and sound design. Teaching assignments would include introductory and intermediate classes in these design areas and classes with supervision of students during practical application related to productions in the Lab Theatre and other production venues within the department

Responsibilities include teaching a 2/2 course load per semester, collaborating with the LAB Theatre Supervisor to introduce freshman and sophomore students into the design and production programs and guide students in developing competencies and essential experiences as they advance toward graduation in the degree program.

The position is responsible for the technical execution of the design and technical elements for Lab Theatre productions; the supervision of undergraduate students assigned in production laboratory courses; supervision and training of undergraduate students in working in the Lab Theatre Shop.

A normal season in the LAB Theatre is two productions in the fall and one in the spring. We are looking for someone who is collaborative, positive, and excited to help students thrive.
Required Education and Experience:
MFA in one of the following areas; Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Theatre Design and Technology, Technical Production, or a Bachelor's degree and five years of experience as a professional or collegiate theatrical designer and/or technical director.
Preferred Qualifications:
One (1) or more years' related experience teaching at a college/university level, particularly in courses related to Stagecraft and Theater Practicum. Production experience in two or more areas from Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design and Technical Direction. Experience working with students in building sets and operating lights and sound.Knowledge of lighting and sound equipment to oversee all technical elements in a theatrical space. Instructor should be familiar with Vectorworks, Qlab 4, ETC, EOS & Express Family consoles.
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Special Instructions to Applicant:
Required application documents:- Cover letter describing teaching interests, experiences, and abilities- Curriculum vita or resume- Three letters of recommendation on Letterhead- A minimum of 10 digital images or link to online portfolio showcasing design work and/or technical production accomplishments.- Additional materials may be requested at a later date
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin April 25, 2022. Please contact David Britt (, Search Committee Chair, for questions or further information.

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations.

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