Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time


FULL-TIME/TEMPORARY: One year, with intent-to-renew at 50% or more

APPOINTMENT DATES: August 22, 2022 to May 21, 2023

UW-Stout is seeking a dynamic instructional academic staff member to help reimagine theatre programming within a post-pandemic, polytechnic university context and to teach a variety of undergraduate courses based on disciplinary and/or professional expertise.

Minimal Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with five years of professional experience
  • Proficiency in technology relevant to a performing arts context, including but not limited to set construction, lighting, and sound
  • Entrepreneurial experience with measured success
  • Success fostering equity, diversity and inclusion

Preferred qualifications:

  • Graduate academic degree
  • Leadership experience in event management
  • Experience directing in educational, amateur, and/or professional theater
  • Experience with innovative technologies that expand access to the performing arts
  • Experience teaching


  1. Teach, full-time, undergraduate courses including theater courses and other courses to be determined based on student enrollment demand and the candidate’s qualifications. Please click here for a full listing of academic offerings and departments at UW-Stout
  2. Work in coordination with the college and university leadership team, to oversee and manage the Harvey Hall Theater facility
  3. Under the leadership of the college dean or university designee, work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students from diverse disciplines at UW-Stout to develop a sustainable proposal for university theatre programming
    1. A Theater Advisory committee has been formed to help with this work
    2. In support of UW-Stout’s polytechnic tenets of applied learning, career focus and collaboration, theater programming will involve coordinated outreach with local schools and local arts organizations. Responsibilities will include expanding partnerships in order to provide educational and cultural opportunities to diverse members of the community
    3. UW-Stout is seeking to promote the increased utilization of the Harvey Theater by students, staff, and community organizations
    4. A draft proposal is to be developed in consultation with the college leadership team by January 31, 2023 for submission to the chancellor
    5. Responsibilities of all UW-Stout Instructional Academic Staff:

      1. Maintain a healthy and safe classroom and lab learning environment
      2. Provide Department Chair and students your course syllabi. Ensure that the syllabi align with the officially approved course curriculum information and includes instructor contact information
      3. Communicate directly with the Department Chair regarding available course resources (textbooks, e-books, student expenses, etc.) and resource request timelines/procedures established by the university)
      4. Schedule, maintain office hours and online availability for students, in alignment with departmental expectations
      5. Provide grades following the process/timeline established by the registrar
      6. Participate in curriculum continuous improvement and assessment of student learning


    Theatre and the performing arts are housed in the Department of Art & Art History, one of two departments that make up the School of Art & Design at UW-Stout. The School of Art & Design is proud to be the largest art and design higher education entity in the entire upper Midwest, consisting of more than 1,000 students and 65 faculty who are actively engaged in various forms of creativity and innovation.

    Depending on the candidate’s background and experience, this position might also include teaching courses in other academic departments, such as the Department of English, Philosophy, & Communication Studies or the Department of Design.


    University of Wisconsin-Stout prepares lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens in an equitable, inclusive, and sustainable environment through collaborative career-focused programs that integrate applied learning, theory and research. UW-Stout is committed to developing an inclusive community that fosters a rich,¿dynamic,¿and collaborative environment in which to work and grow, celebrating the diversity of individual perspectives and experiences.

    For more information about the UW-Stout community and region go to:


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    Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    Please be sure you have included the following documents:

    • Letter of interest
    • Current resume / curriculum vita
    • Contact information for three (3) professional references

    It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

    Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

    Contact the following with questions: Kevin Drzakowski, Interim Associate Dean – Search Committee Chair

    Phone: 715.232.1103



    All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

    An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

    A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office at 715.232.2149.

    Job Family: Teaching