Position Openings

Theatre and Dance: Assistant Professor of Performance Design and Digital/Media Technologies

Macalester College invites applications for a faculty member in Performance Design and Digital/Media Technologies, at the Assistant Professor level. This faculty member will teach courses in scenic and lighting design for theatre, dance & performance events, with emphasis on design history in the teaching of practice. Successful candidates will be able to offer inter-disciplinary teaching through digital and media design, with potential cross-listings in the Departments of Art & Art History, Media & Cultural Studies or other areas. Experience in sound and/or costume design also welcome. The 5-course teaching assignment includes designs for 2 mainstage productions at the college per year, with the expectation of mentorship of student assistants. The new faculty member will also supervise year-long capstone projects in Design, and participate in the Department’s collaboratively-advised senior capstone research and production process. The Search Committee will be looking for applicants’ abilities to contribute, through teaching and professional work, to the College’s commitments to Internationalism, Multiculturalism and Civic Engagement.

QUALIFICATIONS: M.F.A. or M.F.A./Ph.D., with primary strengths in scenic, lighting, digital and media design. Two years’ teaching experience preferred at the undergraduate level; teaching evaluations required. Continuous professional juried work, or a combination of juried work and scholarship, are necessary for portfolio consideration and are expected at pre-tenure and tenure evaluations. The designer should be experienced in successful collaboration and problem-solving, able to work effectively with faculty, production staff and guest artists in the development of artistically and educationally successful shows.

To apply, please submit a cover letter; curriculum vita; teaching evaluations; 3 letters of reference; web links of work samples (10-15), to www.academicjobsonline.org. Email inquiries to Beth Cleary, Search Chair, cleary@macalester.edu. Applications received by October 1 will receive best consideration; interviewing is planned for Fall, 2014.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.