Chapman University
Orange, CA
EDUCATION | Professional Job

Expires: 04/19/24

Job Dates

Tenure Track, Begin Fall 2023


$75,000 - $84,000 annually

The Department of Theatre in the College of Performing Arts at Chapman University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre Design and Technology, effective Fall 2024.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California's most diverse and vibrant regions. The University has achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty includes academic leaders who excel in research, publishing, and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including the College of Performing Arts. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the Department of Theatre, the College of Performing Arts, and the University is available at https://www.chapman.edu/copa/index.aspx.

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at https://www.chapman.edu/diversity.


Teaching design and technology courses.
Work with the faculty, chair, and dean of The College of Performing Arts to continue developing the Department of Theare's BFA in Entertainment Design and Technology curricula.
Participate in the curriculum development and assessment processes.
Engage in scholarship/creative activities commensurate with the applicants rank. Tenure-track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active nationally and internationally recognized creative/scholarly body of work.
Advise, mentor, and encourage undergraduate students with regard to curriculum, research projects, internship opportunities, and career possibilities.
An active involvement in the Department of Theatre, College of Performing Arts, and University service is expected.
Opportunities to design are available within the mainstage season.


Terminal degree (MFA or PhD) conferred by August 1, 2024.
Record of outstanding teaching, and significant professional experience in theatre design and technology.
Commitment to undergraduate education.
Experience in scenic design with a secondary interest in either costume design and /or projection design.
The ideal candidate also must have a consistent dedication to service, as well as an ongoing commitment to supporting and mentoring students.
Ability to teach courses such as Scenic Design, Costume Design, Projection Design, Introduction to Theatre Technology, Stagecraft, Drafting, and Design History and Theory.
Preferred Requirements

Experience in developing innovative courses, curricula, and research related to the applicant+rsquo;s area of scholarship and creative activity, and a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinarity are highly desirable.
Ideal candidates should have a clearly defined pedagogical approach informed by ongoing practical experience in theatre design and technology.
Application Instructions
Qualified candidates must electronically submit the following.

Cover Letter
Teaching Philosophy Statement (2 pages max)
Diversity and Inclusion Statement (2 pages max)
Three professional references (names, phone numbers, and email addresses)
For inquiries please contact Professor Tamiko Washington, Chair, Department of Theatre at theatresearch@chapman.edu . Please use "Assistant Professor of Theatre Design and Technology Position" in the subject line.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. To ensure the fullest consideration, please submit your materials by 5:00pm Friday, December 8, 2023 (Pacific Standard Time).

The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Chapman University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program. This position is subject to final budget approval. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.


Matthew Tyrrell

Production Manager



(714) 997-6665

Business Address

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Orange, CA 92866

Posted: 10/19/2023 17:32:05 EST

Last Updated: 10/20/2023 01:00 EST

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