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Theatre and Dance (Theatre Technical Director), Coordinator-Track, Faculty

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Work Type: Lecturer
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Fine & Applied Arts

Job Title

Theatre and Dance (Theatre Technical Director), Coordinator-Track, Faculty


Theatre and Dance

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.


The salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a coordinator-track faculty position (#136140) at the rank of instructor to serve as the Theatre Technical Director. This annual contract may be continued based upon a positive annual evaluation and recommendation of the program coordinator and dean. The start date for the appointment is August 1, 2024.

This position typically teaches three 3-credit courses each term, such as Introduction to Production Practices, Production Practices Lab, and Introduction to Theatre. In addition, six (6) credits of non-instructional assignment per semester are typically provided to serve as Technical Director (overseeing scenery construction) for theatre productions each fall and spring term.

Required Education

A master’s degree in theatre or a closely related field is required. A bachelor’s degree with at least ten (10) years of directly related industry experience in technical direction may be considered in lieu of a master’s degree.

Other Desirables

Applicants with previous university teaching experience in technical direction and applicants with professional experience in technical direction will receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

To apply successfully, applicants must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy.

NOTE: Applicants must also attach a portfolio and/or production paperwork. This may be accomplished by providing a link to their portfolio or through a PDF attachment. The link or PDF must be uploaded as "Other Document 1." The link must be active and working at the time of application submittal and must remain so until the search is complete. All work should be labeled and included in one PDF file if submitted via PDF. The PDF should be organized and easily viewed.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

For more information about serving as a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University, please visit our faculty recruitment webpage at

If you need help applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty Recruitment Specialist, at (615) 898-5128. If you have position-specific questions, please contact Karla Barnes at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you must provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 05/06/2024

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