Clinical Assistant Professor of Theatre Design

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Theatre, Film, and Creative Writing, College of Arts & Sciences

Job Description: 

Boise State University, Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing invites applications for a full time Clinical Assistant Professor, specializing in Theatre Production Design and Technology to begin in August 2023. The ideal candidate should possess an expertise in the craft and teaching of Lighting Design and Scenic Design, as well as the ability to teach other design or production related disciplines including but not limited to: Sound Design, Projection Design, and/or Stage Management. The candidate should also possess the ability to work within and contribute to the vibrant collaboration between the areas of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing as well as the ability to contribute to an evolving culture of diversity and inclusion at Boise State University.

The Department of Theatre, Film, and Creative Writing is situated in the School of the Arts designed to serve as the vibrant urban hub for the study, practice, and integration of the arts. The School cultivates new models of interdisciplinary innovation, entrepreneurial initiative, and collaborative community engagement in order to prepare artists, and all students to thrive in a diverse world. 


  • Primary teaching responsibilities include: 4-5 courses in Theatrical Design, Technology, or Management per academic year. 

  • Design/Tech responsibilities for 3-4 mainstage productions per academic year.

  • Mentor students in production participation and senior projects within the candidate’s specific disciplines.

  • Other duties may include service commitments to the Department, College and University, as well as academic advising for students. 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Candidates must have an MFA or relevant terminal degree in Theatrical Design and/or Technology  

  • An understanding of current design and area-specific theatrical technology (e.g. Vectorworks/CAD, Lightwright, Q-lab, etc.) 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Achievement in innovative, inclusive and interdisciplinary teaching and/or artistry.

  • Evidence of creative work within culturally diverse and LGBTQ+ communities. 

Requested Materials:

For full consideration, please submit all requested materials by November 27, 2022.

  • A cover letter that outlines your teaching experience, professional experience and how you see yourself adding to Boise State University’s efforts to build more diverse, equitable, inclusive learning and working environments.

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • A Portfolio of materials that show evidence of professional design/technical experience (e.g. portfolio, link to professional website, etc.) 

  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions must be received prior to an offer being extended)

 Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options.  Learn more about faculty careers at Boise State.

Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity and actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EOE/AA Institution. Veterans preference may be applicable.

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