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Instructor/Assistant Professor - Theatre

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Those applications received by May 5, 2017 will be given full consideration. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts through the LHU applicant web site. Candidates must provide the name, phone number, and email address for three professional references. In addition to completing a successful interview process, candidates may be asked to provide portfolio samples. Please do not provide portfolio samples unless specifically requested to do so. The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment. Position is dependent upon funding and enrollment.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F0488-10
Position Title Instructor/Assistant Professor - Theatre
Department Visual and Performing Arts
Bargaining Unit APSCUF
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Part-time
If Part-time, specify percentage

.25 Technical Theater

Temporary/ Permanent Temporary
Tenure Track Non-Tenure Track Position
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Anticipated Start Date 08/19/2017
Anticipated End Date 5-25-18
Work Hours Other

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

The University invites applications for a part-time (25%), temporary faculty Technical Theatre for the 2017-18 AY, beginning August 19, 2017 and ending May 25, 2018.

The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about current practices in scenic design and construction. Areas of expertise should include scene design, scene painting, and drafting. The candidate will also supervise the scene shop operations, including instructing students in the safe operation of power tools and techniques.

Essential Duties

This part time position will require Scenic Design for one Main Stage production.

Specific Duties

Successful candidates will also supervise the scene shop operations, including instructing students in the safe operation of power tools and techniques.

Minimum Qualifications

(Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
  • A completed BA or BFA degree in Design/Tech Theatre or a Bachelor’s degree and commensurate experience in Technical Theatre and Design.
  • Terminal degree is required for appointment as Assistant Professor, without the terminal degree candidate will be appointed as Instructor.
  • Strong organizational skills, proactive, positive approaches to student supervision and interaction, and a high level of collegiality and collaboration with peers and students are expected.

The successful candidate must be able to communicate well and/or perform well in an interview or teaching demonstration and successfully complete the interview process.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to individuals with professional theatre design experience.

Physical Demands

Position can be physically active with management of the scenic shop and coordination of scenic and construction/design implementation.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 03/10/2017
Close Date
Special Instructions for Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Those applications received by May 5, 2017 will be given full consideration.

Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts through the LHU applicant web site.

Candidates must provide the name, phone number, and email address for three professional references.

In addition to completing a successful interview process, candidates may be asked to provide portfolio samples. Please do not provide portfolio samples unless specifically requested to do so.

The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Position is dependent upon funding and enrollment.

Background Clearances

In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.

Appointment is provisional for a single 90 day period provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form” and verification of your application for the three background checks are returned to Deana Hill, Associate VP for Human Resources.

Diversity Statement

Lock Haven University is profoundly dedicated to cultural diversity and supports the integration of diverse and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. To learn more about diversity at LHU and in our community, visit our website at www.lhup.edu/equity

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https://www.lhup.edu/students/campus_safety

You may also request a paper copy from the Public Safety Office located in the Glennon Infirmary building or by calling 570-484-2278.

About LHU

A career at Lock Haven University (LHU) is a distinctly unique and exciting opportunity. We encourage and support diversity and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is located in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River and the picturesque Bald Eagle Mountains. LHU is one of fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Quick Link http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/3445

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained? (DEFINED)
    • High School Degree/GED
    • Associates degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • ABD
    • D. Ed.
    • Ph. D
  2. * Can you perform the essential duties of this position with or without accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please indicate where you heard about this employment opportunity.
    • Local Newspaper (The Express, Sun Gazette, CDT)
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • The Chronicle (print/online)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • The Hispanic Outlook
    • Professional journal
    • Electronic list serve
    • Personal Referral
    • LHU Website
    • CareerLink Office
    • HERC website (NJ/PA/DE)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Academic Transcripts
Optional Documents