Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA

Expires: 08/19/21


51,591 annually

Eastern Washington University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Lecturer in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, to begin September 2021. We seek an outstanding teacher/artist/practitioner to support the Design, Technology, and Management (DTM) curriculum of a dynamic, forward-looking Theatre program.

Teaching responsibilities include Stagecraft, Scenic/Lighting Design, General Education courses in Theatre, and other coursework as assigned according to candidate expertise and program need. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching within an inclusive environment of creative inquiry and collaboration in a student-focused, generalist theatre program. Commitment to fostering a safe and effective educational environment for undergraduate students is essential.

The successful candidate will have production experience in both academic and professional settings. Position responsibilities include providing scenic design, lighting design and technical direction for Easterns Public Performance Program (currently three mainstage productions per academic year). This position will supervise and carry out all aspects of technical theatre production and facility management for the University Theatre and supervise student workers in the scene shop.

Other duties may include consulting on senior projects, collaborating to develop innovative curriculum and assessment strategies, mentorship to students in theatrical design, technology, and management (DTM), and facilitating professional internships.

Additionally, all faculty are expected to actively participate in assessment of student learning and to engage in effective teaching.

Screening of applications will begin February 26, 2021; applications will continue to be accepted after that date and until further notice. All materials will be held in strictest confidence; references will not be contacted until candidates have been notified.

About Eastern Washington University
Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to our primary campus in Cheney, we also offer programs in Spokanes innovative University-District, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement
EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

Conditions of Employment
The preferred start date for these positions is 09/16/2021.

Note: Interviews will be conducted via Zoom (camera must be enabled). While we anticipate being open for in-person instruction for academic year 2021-22, should Washington State or university pandemic restrictions disallow for in-person instruction, then courses will be taught via online platforms, including Zoom and other technologies. Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence using these technologies.

Physical Demands
Lifting, climbing, reaching, crawling. Ability to safely operate carpentry equipment and manual tools. Candidates must be able to repeatedly lift 50 lbs. and be comfortable working at heights (ladders, genie lifts, catwalks, and truss).

The candidate hired for this position must obtain medical clearance before the position start date, due to the physical demands and hazards associated with the position (described above). Information, form, and contact information will be provided upon hire to facilitate completing the required medical clearance.

Essential Functions Analysis forms (EFA) describe the physical and mental demands associated with our positions. You may access this document at the link provided below:
EFA for Lecturer Theatrical Design (Theatre + Film) Position



Jessica Ray



(509) 359-2459

Business Address

1005 S. Washington St

Cheney, WA 99004

Posted: 02/19/2021 00:00:00 EST

Last Updated: 02/19/2021 22:00 EST

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