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Adjunct Lecturer in Dramatic Arts Design Program - THTR 241 (Methods & Materials)

School of Dramatic Arts Design Program Los Angeles, California

The USC School of Dramatic Arts invites applications for a part-time adjunct lecturer position in its Design & Technical Production Program to teach THTR 241 (Methods & Materials), starting January 1, 2018 and ending May 15, 2018.  The class concentrates on a variety of traditional and digital tools used by designers across all areas, costume design, set design, lighting design, sound design and projection design. The goal of this class is to further develop students’ abilities and to encourage them to integrate these tools taught within their own design processes.  The Methods and Materials course syllabus can be flexible to allow for more focus upon the candidate’s area of expertise to offer exposure to a wide variety of design practices.

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of teaching experience at the University level, and professional experience nationwide in Set Design for theatre, opera, and/or other performing arts areas. The preferred candidate will also have a strong working knowledge of a variety of tools used currently in the design profession including: soldering, sculpting, casting, mold-making, 3D modeling, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite software (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), 3D printing, laser cutting, puppet building, etc.  Applications should include a cover letter describing the candidate's qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:        Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or Related Field

Experience:      1 to 2 years teaching

Skills:               Use of a variety of traditional and digital tools; ability to teach soldering, casting, sculpting, 3d modeling, AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite software (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) and other similar processes to students with little to no experience in using these tools

Preferred Qualifications:

Education:        Master’s Degree in Theatre or Related Field

Experience:      3 to 5 years teaching at the University level and substantial professional credits

Skills:               All of the minimum skills stated above, plus experience working with newer digital tools such as CNC routing, Laser Cutting, Virtual Reality, and/or environmentally sustainable practices

The USC School of Dramatic Arts, founded in 1945, is recognized internationally as a leader in theatre education. The School offers innovative programs and curricula in acting, direction, playwriting, design, critical studies, stage management, technical directing and applied theatre arts. With a faculty of artists working at the highest level of their profession, the School offers BA, BFA, MA and MFA degrees and an active production program of more than 20 shows annually that utilize four venues on campus.

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

USC is proudly pluralistic and committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding men and women. USC actively seeks nominations of applications from qualified individuals and from broadest possible community. The School of Dramatic Arts is interested in receiving applications from individuals who enhance the diversity of its work force.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

REQ20051002 Posted Date: 09/19/2017 - Thru date - 10/20/2017

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