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Assistant Professor of Teaching in Music Direction and Musical Theatre Writing

The University of California, Irvine, Department of Drama invites applications for a prominent music director and leader in the field of musical theatre to serve as an Assistant Professor of Teaching in the area of Music Theatre. Join a dynamic music theatre team, training graduate music direction students in the three-year professional MFA program and undergraduate music theatre students in a renowned BFA and BA program.

The selected candidate will lead the recently established MFA in Music Direction and Musical Theatre Writing program. They will teach Conducting, Music Direction, and Musical Theatre Composition at the Graduate level as well as Music Theatre History and Music Theory to both undergraduate and graduate students. They will serve as music director and conductor for department productions as needed. In addition, the position entails recruitment and mentoring of graduate students and collaborating with other departmental specialties.

Candidates for this position must be skilled in music theatre writing and arranging, have outstanding professional credits in music theatre, and a strong commitment to teaching, training, and working in a university environment. Expertise in mainstage and current pit computer programs is a plus. Candidates must demonstrate a pedagogical and professional profile that is compatible with distinguished graduate training at a major research university.

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience is required.

Candidates must apply using the online application system, RECRUIT, located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05719. The online application must include a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Research, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and Statement of Contributions to Diversity (this is a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, and must also be included in the application materials). In addition, at least three letters of reference are required and must be uploaded directly to the RECRUIT system by the referees. Professional resumes should be submitted via the online RECRUIT system as well. To ensure full consideration, the application must be completed by December 13, 2019.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Scenic Design (Head of Scenic Design)

The University of California, Irvine, Department of Drama invites applications for Head of Scenic Design with specializations in scenic and media design. Appointment is from Assistant Professor III to Associate Professor II on the UC ladder rank scale, commensurate with experience. Join a dynamic design team training graduate design students in a three-year professional MFA degree and undergraduate students in a liberal arts BA.

Candidates for this position must have outstanding professional credits in theatrical scenic design, and a strong commitment to teaching, training, and working in a university environment. Expertise in CAD and CGI software is important, as is experience in art direction, production design and emergent media.  In addition to more traditional scenic design, we seek candidates who are equally versed in theatrical media design/projection design along with current industry standard creation and delivery platforms. The position entails recruiting and mentoring graduate students and collaborating with other design specialties and the directing and acting programs.  Teaching responsibilities include graduate courses in scenic and media design and an introductory undergraduate course in scenic design.  Additional responsibilities include curriculum development, departmental and university service, and maintaining and growing a professional career.

Candidates must demonstrate a pedagogical and professional profile that is compatible with distinguished graduate training at a major research university.  A second scene design instructor, and professional staff in the scene shop, compliment the position. USA-829, ADG membership or other equitable professional credentials are expected, in addition to an MFA degree or equivalent professional experience.

Candidates must apply using the online application system, RECRUIT, located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05564 (select "Apply Now"). The online application must include a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Research, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and Statement of Contributions to Diversity (this is a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, and must also be included in the application materials). In addition, at least three letters of reference are required and should be uploaded directly to the RECRUIT system by the referees. Digital portfolio samples may be submitted via the online RECRUIT system or may be submitted to Lonnie Alcaraz, Scenic Design Search Committee, University of California, Irvine, Department of Drama, 249 Drama, Irvine, CA 92697-2775, or lalcaraz@uci.edu. To ensure full consideration, the application must be completed by December 24, 2019.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Queer Performance Lecturer Search

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE –
CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA

The Department of Drama is establishing a search of qualified applicants for a position as part-time lecturer for Winter Quarter 2020 in the curriculum area of dramatic literature.

The department seeks applicants to teach an upper division undergraduate level class in QUEER PERFORMANCE. It might include but not limited to topics on queer and/or trans performance and performing artists, gender and sexuality, relationship between queerness and race, class, culture, politics, religion, and/or law, history of LGBTQ social and artistic movements and other related subjects. A preferred candidate would approach the subject with a global or hemispheric perspective. A PhD degree in Drama/Theatre Arts/Performance Studies or related field is required. Compensation for the quarter will be approximately $6,200.00 total and is non-negotiable.

Candidates for this position must show strong experience in teaching dramatic literature and working with diverse student populations in a university environment. Experience in teaching students on writing research papers is also required. Candidates must demonstrate an excellent research and teaching profile in the field of Queer performance. 

Candidates must apply using the online application system, RECRUIT, at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05791 (select "Apply Now"). Applications must include a cover letter, a proposed syllabus, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references. To ensure full consideration, the application should be completed by November 17, 2019. For additional information, please contact Marcus Beeman, Department Administrator, at Drama@uci.edu.

Document requirements:
• Cover Letter 
• Sample 10-week Syllabus on a topic related to this position 
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy 
• Curriculum Vitae (please include publications and teaching)
• List of at least three references with contact information
• (Optional) Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. 

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Latinx Performance Lecturer Search

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE –
CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA

The Department of Drama is establishing a search of qualified applicants for a position as part-time lecturer for Winter Quarter 2020 in the curriculum area of dramatic literature.

The department seeks applicants to teach an upper division undergraduate level class in Latinx Performance. It might include but not limited to such areas as Latino, Latin American, Caribbean, and/or Chicano theatre, and/or subjects related to Latinidad, la frontera, and bilingualism. A preferred candidate would approach the subject from both scholarly and practical perspectives. A PhD degree in Drama/Theatre Arts/Performance Studies or related field is required. Compensation for the quarter will be approximately $6,200.00 total and is non-negotiable.

Candidates for this position must show strong experience in teaching dramatic literature and working with diverse student populations in a university environment. Experience in teaching students on writing research papers is also required. Candidates must demonstrate an excellent research and teaching profile in the field of Latinx performance. 

Candidates must apply using the online application system, RECRUIT, at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF05790 (select "Apply Now"). Applications must include a cover letter, a proposed syllabus, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references. To ensure full consideration, the application should be completed by November 17, 2019. For additional information, please contact Marcus Beeman, Department Administrator, at Drama@uci.edu.

Document requirements:
• Cover Letter 
• Sample 10-week Syllabus on a topic related to this position 
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy 
• Curriculum Vitae (please include publications and teaching)
• List of three references with contact information
• (Optional) Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.