Lecturer - Digital Theater - Theater, Dance and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley
The Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications from qualified temporary instructors to teach a range of courses in digital design/production for the stage, in case of need. We welcome experienced educators who have a broad range of digital media skills that are specifically related to theater and dance making. Potential courses include:
Video Production for Performance
Video Documentation of Live Performance
Sound Design for Performance
Screen Dance: making dance/movement films
Digital Performance theory and history (a survey course of digital performance)
Appointments may begin as early as May 2017 for Summer Sessions, and the applicant pool will remain in place for one calendar year. It is expected that instructors will reside in the Bay Area during the term of employment.
The Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies teaches performance as a mode of critical inquiry, creative expression and public engagement. Through performance training and research, we create liberal arts graduates with expanded analytical, technical and imaginative capacities. As a public institution, we make diversity and inclusion a key part of our teaching, art making and public programming. For more information, see: http://tdps.berkeley.edu/.
Basic Qualifications (by start date): 5 years of experience working in the theater, at least 1 year of teaching experience at the university or college level.
Additional Qualifications (by start date): Familiarity with the software appropriate to your field (e.g. Vectorworks, AUTOCAD, Q-Lab, Isadora, Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Pro or Premiere, ProTools).
Preferred Qualifications (by start date): Experience teaching classes to students who have various levels of digital media training and ability; experience and interest in community engagement; experience mentoring and advising students; experience working in collaboration with other faculty members (specifically theater design faculty and staff, as well as technical director and production manager.) Finally, the applicant should contribute to the overall curriculum; and have an understanding of the larger intellectual context of performance studies.
Salary is based on past college level teaching experience in accordance with the current Unit-18 lecturer salary scale and its provisions. Annual minimum lecturer salary is $52,099. Summer appointments are likely to be condensed into three-weeks up to an expanded ten-weeks. Summer appointments are 11%-22% positions, meaning one or two classes. Minimum compensation per Summer course will be approximately $5,700. Fall appointments take place over the course of 5 months and are likely to be between 33% and 67%, meaning one or two classes per semester will be available with this position. This is a part-time position. Minimum compensation per Fall course will be approximately $8,500.
To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01172 Applicants are required to submit: Curriculum Vitae; Cover Letter; Statement of Teaching; Sample Syllabus for a college level course in digital design for the stage; the names of 3-5 references (contact information only). Letters of recommendation may be requested of finalists. If reference letters are later solicited by the department, they will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html)prior to submitting their letters.
Applicants who have applied by the initial review date (stated on the application website) will be reviewed in November and December 2016 for both Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 course needs. Qualified candidates will remain eligible in the pool for one year, and reconsidered if more courses become available during that time. If you would like to continue to be considered after that time you will need to submit a new application. Please direct questions to Megan Lowe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.