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Assistant Professor of Dramatic Media (Production Design/Technical Direction)

Applications received by November 15 will receive full consideration. Start date of mid-August, 2022.

The Department of Dramatic Media offers a B.A. in a unique and growing hybrid program of theatre, film, and new media. This position collaborates with faculty colleagues and a diverse company of student artists in support of an annual season of programming and regular curricular offerings. Housed in the new Weston Center for the Performing Arts, the department operates from the modern Studio Theatre, intentionally designed to support a blend of theatre and film production.

Successful applicants will have:

  • A terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) in production design, scenography, or technical direction. Candidates who will complete their degree by August of 2022 are encouraged to apply.
  • The design/tech skillset to support departmental production—including expertise in the areas of scenic, lighting, sound, and multimedia design/tech. This position provides scenic design, technical direction, and supervision of student crews for two faculty-produced shows per academic year. It also provides mentorship to student designers and technicians for shows produced through the student production organization known as TheatreXpress. Opportunities also exist to provide scenography for films produced through the program’s Moving Pictures Project initiative, and to support productions with additional design expertise, given the applicant’s unique aptitudes.
  • A generalist’s ability to teach a range of courses in the department, with primary coverage of the curriculum in design/tech.
  • A commitment to both traditional and emerging approaches in design/tech.
  • Strong skills in communication, collaboration, problem solving, and organization.
  • Expertise in software for productivity, CAD, show-control, and multimedia.
  • A commitment to excellence in production and instructional environments, including continued professional and scholarly development.
  • A willingness to support recruitment initiatives and to grow student enrollments in design/tech, including attendance at regional and statewide festivals.
  • Understanding and support of the mission of Texas Lutheran University.


Information about the department is available at www.tludramaticmedia.com and www.tlu.edu/drama.

Please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching/advising philosophy detailing how your design/tech and scholarly interests will engage a diverse population of undergraduate students, and five professional references (names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers). Applicants who are selected for interviews will be asked to submit three confidential letters of reference. Single-file electronic submissions are preferred. Please send your submissions to:

Professor David Legore, Department and Search Committee Chair
c/o Taylor Gardner-Wright, Academic Assistant
Texas Lutheran University, 1000 W Court Street, Seguin, TX 78155
(830) 372-6849
Email: dramsearch@tlu.edu