Theatre Arts - Assistant Professor Tenure Track - Design/Technical Theatre

The Department of Theatre Arts at Bradley University, a growing, medium-sized, comprehensive educational theatre program with academic and artistic interests in international theatre and new media integration, seeks an experienced design / technical theatre faculty member to fill a tenure-track line beginning August of 2013.

The responsibilities of this position include: teach/develop courses as qualified from the theatre curriculum including national and international expedition courses/experiences; share technical direction, scenery and lighting design responsibilities with other design/tech faculty and qualified students on four to six productions annually; collaborate on the development of unique productions integrating Theatre and New Media; share management responsibilities in the scene shop and stage spaces, and supervision of student technical crews; recruit and mentor student designers; assist in inviting and hosting notable guest artists and scholars funded by an endowed lectureship and advance the department’s mission, goals, and activities.

Requirements include: an appropriate terminal degree in theatre; record of professional and/or university theatre experience in lighting/scenic design; technical direction including scenery construction and rigging; production planning, budget, and shop management; and a record of successful university- level teaching of technical courses that may include Stagecraft, Scene and/or Lighting Design, Sound Design and CADD. ABD applicants may be considered, but are only eligible for tenure track status upon timely completion of the terminal degree.

Candidates with a working knowledge of Vectorworks and experience in teaching stage management, scene painting, and sound design are preferred. Candidates interested in new technologies and theatre with experience in media integration are highly encouraged to apply.

A competitive salary is available for the qualified and effective Theatre Artist/Teacher.

Qualified applicants should send a letter of application indicating interest, teaching and artistic philosophies, and qualifications for the position; curriculum vitae; six representative samples of design work (digital, on-line, and color photocopies accepted); and contact information for three current references to:

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Department of Theatre Arts
Bradley University
1501 W. Bradley Ave.
Peoria, IL 61625

Electronic submissions are accepted and should be sent to Incomplete packages will not be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

The Department of Theatre Arts: The Department of Theatre Arts at Bradley University is an artistic and educational community that values creativity, innovation, and imagination fired by passion, balanced with excellence in craftsmanship, and tempered with discipline and knowledge. Our mission is to educate theatre artists and their audiences in the intellectual foundations, global traditions, and creative processes of the art of theatre. The Department of Theatre Arts is committed to being a prominent educational theatre program nationally recognized for our global perspective, our commitment to excellence in creative expression and scholarship, and for providing a multifaceted educational experience within a nurturing, student-focused environment. The Department is well supported and enjoys the reputation of creating dynamic and innovative works of theatre. ( One of five departments in the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts, the Department of Theatre Arts consists of 65 majors, five full-time faculty, two full-time staff members, plus visiting artists and teachers. The Iben Endowed Lectureship generously supports visiting professionals throughout the year. Housed in the Hartmann Center for the Performing Arts, the Department of Theatre Arts produces a mainstage subscription series as well as a laboratory theatre season, which are well attended and supported by the university and civic communities.

Bradley University: Bradley University, highly rated by U.S. News and World Report, is an independent, comprehensive university enrolling 6000 students. Midway between Chicago and St. Louis, Peoria hosts many professional arts organizations including a renowned symphony. The Peoria Civic Center houses convention facilities, a sports/concert arena, and a theatre that hosts Broadway touring productions. Visit Us Online at

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.