Visiting Assistant Professor of Scenic Design

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Job description

Thank you for your interest in the University of Indianapolis! The University is a private, liberal arts university located on 65 acres, just minutes from downtown Indianapolis. With more than 700 faculty and staff, it is a place where you can become part of a close-knit campus community that emphasizes the importance of community partnerships in the future growth of the University.

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The University of Indianapolis (UIndy) Department of Theatre in the Shaheen College of Arts & Sciences seeks applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Scenic Design. This is a full-time, one-year (nine month) appointment with benefits for the 2018-2019 academic year.

UIndy is primarily a teaching university, our faculty are expected to balance teaching with student supervision/advising and participate in service activities at the department and college/university level. Teaching responsibilities are 24 hours per year, which includes teaching and designing. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Teaching responsibilities will include Scenic Design, Stagecraft, Introduction to Theatre Design, Theatre Production and a Capstone Seminar sequence. Other responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, Scenic Design for department productions and supervising student projects. Specific assignments will depend upon the department’s needs.

UIndy is located minutes from downtown Indianapolis’s vibrant arts scene. The Department of Theatre maintains a close relationship with numerous professional and professionally managed theatres providing opportunities for faculty members to design outside the university. The department also hires local professional designers and actors as adjuncts or guest artists, allowing for a collaborative relationship on campus.


  • Teach 24 credit hours per year, which includes teaching and designing
  • Supervise and advise students
  • Participate in service activities at the department and college/university level


  • MFA in Theatre with an emphasis on Scenic Design or related field is required
  • One to two years of applicable university teaching and/or professional experience is preferred, including industry standard computer applications


  • Free Parking
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Tuition Discount

How to apply

Apply online: This application requires three letters of recommendation, a cover letter, artistic portfolio of work, statement of teaching philosophy and resume/CV. Please upload your curriculum vitae in the resume section of the application.

The University of Indianapolis, popularly known as UIndy, is a private, comprehensive and diverse institution of higher education located on nearly 50 acres just minutes from downtown Indianapolis. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, UIndy is distinguished by highly respected undergraduate programs in teacher education, communications and the health sciences, nationally ranked graduate programs, and Centers of Excellence focusing on aging studies and education reform.