Assistant Professor in Technical Direction of Theatre
Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Science
United States


Vanderbilt University seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of the Practice specializing in technical direction effective August 16, 2021. This is a non-tenure-track position for a three-year term and is renewable based on performance and programmatic need.  Responsibilities include hiring, training, and supervising student scene shop and properties staff, estimating costs and labor for each set design prior to construction, supervising construction of all VUTheatre production scenery and properties, and teaching Fundamentals of Production each semester. Additional duties include maintaining tools and training students in their safe use and working with other university offices to address safety in the theatre. Teaching load is 3-3 with a four-course reduction for technical direction of four productions, bringing the total course load to 1-1. The starting salary for this position is $65,000. The successful candidate will have experience teaching undergraduates at a variety of skill levels in the classroom and in the scene shop, be expected to do professional work outside of Vanderbilt, and will have an MFA in technical direction or a related field in hand by August 16, 2021.

A cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, portfolio, and three confidential letters of reference, should be uploaded to  .

Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


MFA in Technical Direction or a related field in hand by August 16, 2021. 

Application Instructions

Please include a link to a portfolio website or upload a portfolio file showcasing work as a Technical Director through photos, videos, technical drawings, or other appropriate materials. 

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