As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2020, CSUN enrolls ~40,000 students, where 56% are Latinx, 20.8% are White, 9.3% are Asian-American, 4.8% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.1% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander. The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable academic outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.
• Terminal Degree (MFA) in scenic design or equivalent relevant field of study from an accredited institution.
• Evidence of college or university-level teaching in several of the following specialties: scenic design, scenic construction, property design/construction, scenic painting, or use of standard theatrical equipment (e.g. counterweight systems, rigging, scene shifting technology, use of soft goods).
• Extensive professional design experience demonstrating diversity of genre and aesthetic at venues of varying size.
• Evidence of proficiency with design software-based drafting (Vectorworks, AutoCAD, or similar). Preferred Qualifications:
• Evidence of minimum three years of college or university-level teaching utilizing culturally responsive pedagogy that creates an equitable environment for students, including work both in classrooms and scene shops.
• Demonstrated experience of receptivity to diverse perspectives from a student population with a broad range of knowledge and skills in theatre production techniques.
• Demonstrated experience with scenic design, art direction, or production design across multiple genres (e.g. theatre, immersive theatre, dance, opera, film, television); experience in other areas including, but not limited to, performance art, installation art, museum exhibit design, architectural design, and industrial design.
• Demonstrated currency with contemporary practices in world and regional theatre.
• Evidence of collaborative design with artists of different disciplines, backgrounds, and experience levels at venues with seating capacities ranging from fewer than 150 seats to larger than 400 seats.
• Demonstrated experience adopting inclusive approaches to mentoring, and a history of mentoring students into creative industries.
Application Deadline: March 30, 2023
Screening of applications will begin March 31, 2023. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the
screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled. How to Apply:
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To apply and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link: www.csun.edu/careers.