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Assistant Professor – Head of Technical Theatre

The Position: One full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor position is available to begin in Fall 2010. The Theater Department of the Conservatory of Performing Arts offers a B.F.A in technical theater/design and a B.F.A in Stage Management. Both programs focus on the training of professional theater artists in a professional environment. Technical Theater students will get the opportunity to work alongside professional artists to hone their craft and develop their artistry in a collaborative atmosphere.   The Technical Theater Unit has 64 full-time students and is part of the Theater department of Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts, along with departments in Cinema and Dance.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will teach Introduction and Advanced Hand Drafting, Elements of Stagecraft, Beginning and Advanced Carpentry, Advanced Computer Drafting (CAD) and Technical Direction.

Requirements:  The ideal candidate will have a terminal degree in technical theater, design or a related field; significant professional experience; and a record of successful teaching at the university level. Applicants should demonstrate an artistic skill and technical experience in design/construction and technology applications. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include committee service, student advising, mentoring, recruitment, advanced projects and managing student production assignments. The candidate shall maintain his/her professional development.  The position will report to the Chair of the Department. Special consideration will be given to candidates who work/have worked professionally in theaters nationwide. 

Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application, CV, samples of professional work, a statement of teaching philosophy and a list of three professional references with contact information to: Office of the Dean, Attention: Technical Theatre Search, Conservatory of Performing Arts, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Suite 625 LH, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or by e-mail to:  Conservatory@pointpark.edu. If submitting your application by e-mail, please note that the subject line MUST STATE:  Theatre Faculty Search, Technical Theatre. Review of applications will begin on January 31, 2009 and continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience.  Position is subject to funding approval.