Sunday, October 9, 2016

[Yasmin_discussions] position: Stanford "next-generation design technologies for live performance"

Hi Everyone,

Prof Matt Smith, who is leading the search committee, would be very
interested to get applicants from outside of the Anglo-Saxon cultural
sphere! Please distribute further.

Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford University is searching for an
assistant professor of theatre practice, specializing in next-generation
design technologies for live performance.

Matt has been interested in new media as a theatrical medium for quite a
while. He is the author of the book "The Total Work Of Art: From
Bayreuth to Cyberspace" - which ends with a chapter on virtual reality
as a theatrical medium (full disclosure: including my VR work Beyond
Manzanar). He's also a wonderful person, highly recommended!

Details below.

- Tamiko

Apply here:

Position ID: Stanford-Theater and Performance Studies-APTD [#8120]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Theatrical Design
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Stanford, California 94305, United States

Subject Areas: Digital Media & Design / Next-generation Design

Technologies for Live Performance
Theater Studies

Starting Date: 2017/09/01
Appl Deadline: 2016/11/15** (posted 2016/09/27)

Position Description:

The Department of Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford University
is seeking applicants for an assistant professor of theatre practice,
specializing in next-generation design technologies for live
performance. Faculty in this position would teach classes, contribute to
the department's main-stage productions, advise graduate and
undergraduate student performance projects, and take on relevant
responsibilities in the department's production shops. The successful
candidate will have a demonstrable potential for developing a career in
design for professional theater and performance. We are especially
interested in candidates who can help bridge the worlds of art and
scholarship through hands-on experimentation and research on performance

The expected starting date of the appointment is September 1, 2017.
Applicants should send a cover letter describing their work to date and
outlining its future direction and a cv. In an effort to make the search
process more efficient we also ask applicants to send a portfolio of
creative work and/or a writing sample (no longer than 40 pages), two
brief course descriptions, and three letters of reference to:

Prof. Matthew Smith

Search Committee Chair

Department of Theater and Performance Studies

551 Serra Mall

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305-5010

All requirements for a graduate degree in theater and performance
design, performance studies, or a related field must be completed by
September 2, 2017. For full consideration, application materials must be
received by Monday November 14 at 5PM California time. No email
applications accepted. Please apply on line at Job posting number: 8120

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing
the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and
applications from, women, members of minority groups, protected veterans
and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring
additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and
clinical missions.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Portfolio of Creative Work/Writing Sample
Two Brief Course Descriptions
Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at
this site help popup)
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:

Stanford University
Theater and Performance Studies
551 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

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