Assistant Professor of Scenography

  • University of Nebraska Omaha, Theatre Program
  • University of Nebraska at Omaha, Dodge Street, Omaha, NE, USA
  • Jan 09, 2020
Full time   Art & Art History Theatre & Dance

Job Description

SEARCH EXTENDED. The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s School of the Arts invites applications for a position grounded in theatre scenography with opportunities for interdisciplinary development, creative activity and collaboration across the school’s other disciplinary programs as well as in UNO’s School of Communication. We seek a colleague with a love of teaching and artistic creation, plus genuine interest in helping each student be their best by finding their own unique voice and way of giving back to the community. This tenure track position will be made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, dependent on a candidate’s qualifications and previous experience.

UNO’s School of the Arts, comprised of Art & Art History, Theatre, and the Writer’s Workshop, is the only one of its kind in a 400-mile radius. Students anchor their learning in our excellent disciplinary programs but are encouraged to explore their full 360-degree artistic development by participating in all the school’s different areas of study. We are one learning community passionate about art-making, both on campus, in local professional partnerships, and with the various communities that make up the greater metropolitan area of Omaha. 

Responsibilities include designing in a season of four mainstage productions alongside a team of professional educators and designers; teaching and mentoring; and engaging in various forms of outreach, all determined by a candidate’s professional history and expertise. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Start date is August 17, 2020.  Review of applications will begin on February 8, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications: A demonstrated expertise in scenic or lighting design, with a secondary design area specialization.  An MFA in theatre with demonstrated design and production experience outside the academy. Preferred qualifications: Previous university-level teaching experience and membership in United Scenic Artists.

Application Details

Applications to be submitted online:

A vibrant, metropolitan university in the state’s largest city, the University of Nebraska at Omaha has an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students. In recent decades the campus developed as a more traditional residential university supported by several new and beautifully appointed residence halls. UNO is classified as a doctoral-research university in the latest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and the Athletic program competes in NCAA division I. It also has the distinction of being one of the nation’s leaders in engagement and outreach with a 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation. The campus is located in the heart of Omaha, a cosmopolitan city of more than 600,000 (1.2 million including the large Omaha metro area, which is known for its excellent public-school system and strong economic base. The city has a diverse population base and a myriad of interesting places to live and shop. 

The University and School have a strong commitment to diversity in its varied forms and to fostering an inclusive and welcoming learning environment where students, faculty and staff thrive and succeed. WE have particular interest in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply. Apply by going to:  Screening of applicants will begin immediately.  For information about UNO’s School of the Arts, please visit

The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.


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