POSTING DATE: February 19, 2013

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus


School of Fine Arts


Dean, School of Fine Arts/Director of Theatre


A full-time faculty position, the Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre (Scenic Designer) is primarily responsible for the design, construction and technical direction of all theater productions as well as teaching undergraduate theater design and technical theatre courses.


1. Candidate will design and supervise the construction of all productions and must have excellent communication and organizational skills to run an efficient student theatre shop staff.

2. Teach 1-2 undergraduate courses each semester.

3. Serve as designer/technical director for 3-5 productions a year (including one in early June)

4. Supervise shop staff related to designs and production deadlines.

5.  Academically advise undergraduate and graduate students and assist with registrations.

6.  Maintain a minimum of 10 office hours.

7.  Serve on University, Faculty, and School Committees; assist with graduations and attend scheduled faculty and staff meetings.


The above statements are not a complete list of responsibilities and duties performed by employees in this position.  Employee may perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean of the School of Fine Arts or the Executive Vice President/Provost.
QUALIFICATIONS: A commitment of Christian Higher education and in agreement with the purposes and philosophy of Christian higher education as promoted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in general and Wayland Baptist University in particular.
Education, Certification and Licence:

1.  Evidence of significant work toward a terminal degree in theater is required. 

2.  Completion of the terminal degree is strongly preferred.
Experience & Knowledge:

Recent, successful experience teaching theatre (specifically design and technical courses) in a college or university setting is preferred.

Skills & Abilities:

1. The position also requires the candidate to be a generalist in the knowledge and skills of all design areas, including 2 or more years of experience with set design and construction, scenic painting, lighting design, sound design and technical direction.

2. Candidate must demonstrate expertise in scenic design and show evidence of technical direction experience.

3. Expertise to design in a secondary emphasis (costume, lights or sound) is strongly preferred.

 4. The ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities with little direct supervision;

5.  Proficiency with computers, technology, online teaching systems (such as Blackboard), and in-classroom educational equipment. 

6.  Ability to apply Christian principles in the workplace.
Additional Requirements:

1. Endorsement by the Executive Vice President/Provost.

2. Must be able to pass Background Checks.

3. Must have no delinquent or defaulted items on Credit Report.  A credit check will be conducted to insure the requirement is met.

THE UNIVERSITY: Wayland Baptist University is a four-year liberal arts university. The institution is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Wayland Baptist University System is comprised of the Plainview campus, which is predominately a residential campus, twelve external campuses, and the Virtual Campus offering courses in a broad range of academic areas.

Applications may be submitted online or you may download it from the top of this web page by clicking on Application for Employment.

Interested individuals MUST submit the following information in Word or PDF Formats:

1. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter

2. Completed University Application of Employment with Faith Statement and Teaching Philosophy:

(Link to Application Below)

3. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

4. Three Current Professional Letters of Recommendation

5.  Copies of transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate academic work

Additional material may be requested at a later date.

Please send this information to:

Ron Appling, Director of Human Resources

Wayland Baptist University - Plainview Campus
1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #1274
Phone: (806) 291-3451

Fax: (806) 291-1981



Position Will Remain Open Until Filled. 

Wayland Baptist University does not illegally discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Under federal law, the university may discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its mission and purposes.