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Adjunct Lecturer in Dramatic Arts Design Program - THTR 432B (Scene Design II)

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 432B (Scene Design II), starting January 1, 2018 and ending May 15, 2018.  The class concentrates on designing scenery for theatre, opera, and other forms of live performance. The goal of this class is multifaceted; to further develop each student's ability to explore and work with text, advance the variety of tools to communicate design choices, to conceptualize designs that support the text and the vision or scope of a production, and to work collaboratively as a member of a team.  The course syllabus can be flexible to allow for more focus upon the candidate’s area of expertise to teach an exciting variety of design practices. 

The ideal candidate will have 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 have a strong working knowledge of model building, 3D modeling, AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop and/or other digital tools as well as experience working within the areas of Projection Design and/or environmentally sustainable practices.  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; 5 years professional Scenic Designer

Skills:               Model building, AutoCad, Adobe Photoshop and/or other digital tools.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education:        Master’s Degree in Theatre or Related Field

Experience:      3-5 years teaching with substantial professional credits.

Skills:               3D modeling, AutoCad, Adobe Photoshop and/or other digital tools. Experience working within the areas of Projection Design and 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.



REQ20051005 Posted Date: 09/19/2017 - Thru date - 11/3/2017

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