Job Details

Nebraska Wesleyan University
  • Position Number: 5024917
  • Location: Lincoln, NE
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Graphic Design

Nebraska Wesleyan University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Scenic Design position for the Theatre Arts Program. The start date for this position will be August 2024.

Nebraska Wesleyan University is a private university with a commitment to liberal arts and approximately 1600 students. The University is located in the capital city of Lincoln, Nebraska.

This is a full-time, non-tenure track, benefit eligible position, which includes a comprehensive package including health, vision and dental insurance benefits, retirement benefits, a generous holiday schedule, and undergraduate tuition remission for employee's dependents among other benefits.


This faculty member will play a primary role in coordinating and expanding NWU's BFA Design and Technology program. Responsibilities in this position include teaching undergraduate design and technology classes and fulfilling two scenic design responsibilities each semester. Having a versatile range of design training, knowledge of design history and styles, and experience with Vectorworks and other current design technologies is preferred. Experience in other design and technology areas (lighting, sound, props, stage management) is a plus. Teaching in NWU's innovative Archway Curriculum is also anticipated.

The Professor will work closely with other Design Faculty, Technical Director, and Scene and Costume Shop Managers, as well as help facilitate communication with guest designers and mentor student designers. Designer has access to a CNC router and extensive costume and props libraries. A strong commitment to participate in prospective student recruitment, academic advising, and community outreach is essential.


  • Terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in Theatre or MA with five or more years of professional scenic design experience.

  • Previous teaching experience and prospective student recruitment experience preferred.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other faculty, staff, directors and designers.

  • Ability to maintain a strong, positive, professional approach to theatre training.

Commitment to Diversity:

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University's mission, and we embrace it as a source of strength. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they are able to enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials.

Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE

How to Apply:

To apply, please upload or provide a letter of application, resume, link to online portfolio, diversity statement, and the names of three professional references at the following URL: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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