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From: Mark Larson <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Nov 2, 2006 1:10 PM
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*LEADERSHIP POSITION AVAILABLE**DIRECTOR, SCHOOL OF THEATRE, TELEVISION, AND
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
*The College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts at SDSU seeks a Director
for its School of Theatre, Television, and Film, effective July 1, 2007.
*• The successful candidate is expected to hold an MFA or PhD in a field of
television, film, and/or theatre arts, or hold a degree in arts management
related to these fields.
• The candidate must have a record of excellence in teaching and research /
creativity, or equivalent professional experience in institutions with
national scope, that justifies appointment as a full professor in the
• Demonstrated effectiveness in administration and professional management.
• Demonstrated success as a supervisor of personnel.
• Experience and success in fund-raising and community outreach and
• Ability to manage a comprehensive facility that includes professional
theatres, television studios, production facilities, equipment checkout,
editing bays, classrooms, and studio spaces.
• Keen interest in synthesizing and understanding the distinct needs of
different disciplines and programs within the School.
*The School of Theatre, Television, and Film was established to create a
community of artists in related fields and to build a cross-disciplinary
curriculum for students. The primary goal of TTF is to provide superior
undergraduate and graduate educations for a diverse body of students seeking
careers in all areas of live theatre and the moving image arts.
The Theatre Program provides: critical studies in theatre history and
dramatic literature; technical skills relevant to professional theatre
design, production, and performance; performance and design techniques for
film and television; special programs in theatre for youth and community
education; and opportunities to apply skills and artistry in a full season
of plays and musicals produced in fully equipped theaters. The Television,
Film, and Digital Media major prepares students for a range of careers in
the entertainment and information industries, including independent film,
documentary, public affairs, and short film. The program's professional
focus includes technical and artistic training in film and television
production and design, digital technologies, screenwriting and critical
studies, animation, cinematography on state-of-the-art equipment and
facilities. Internships are available in all branches of the School.
The Theatre program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree. On the graduate level,
the Theatre program offers the Master of Arts degree as well as the Master
of Fine Arts degrees in Musical Theatre and Design and Technical Theatre.
The Television and Film program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in
Television, Film, and Digital Media Production. On the graduate level, a
Master of Arts degree in TFM is currently offered and an MFA is anticipated
in the near future.
The School seeks to strengthen the relationship between the disciplines of
the moving image arts and live theatre through faculty whose specialties
allow them to move easily between both areas of the School and a curriculum
that is steadily increasing the number of interdisciplinary courses.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
*The Director is the chief administrator of the School and works with
faculty, students and support staff in programs offering undergraduate and
graduate degrees. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of
Professional Studies and Fine Arts and represents the School to the College,
University, and State. The Director supervises the strong support personnel
responsible for departmental budgets and for facilities management;
coordinates class schedules and curriculum; builds and sustains
relationships with alumni and philanthropic and corporate communities for
fundraising; develops long-term strategic plans. The Director will be the
person primarily responsible for expressing a vision for the future of the
*We invite candidates with:
• background in creative work that may include hands-on experience in film
and/or theatre and/or new media production that indicate significant
• a wide cultural frame of reference in the arts and humanities,
encompassing media arts and theatre as well as related fields of art, music,
• successful experience in international / intercultural outreach.
• extensive experience teaching at the university level.
• experience in working with diverse student populations.
• interest in the academic discourses of the media arts and / or theatre
experienced scholars are welcome to apply.
• membership and activity in appropriate professional organizations.
• experience working with budgets.
• demonstrable talent in consensus building, strategic planning, visioning,
Inquiries can be sent to either of the search co-chairs, Peter Larlham, PhD
<[log in to unmask]>, or D.J. Hopkins, PhD <[log in to unmask]>.
Review of applications will begin December 5. Applicants should send a
letter of intent, full curriculum vitae, and contact information for at
least three references. Application review will continue until an
appointment is made.
Search Committee, Director of School
School of Theatre, Television, and Film
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92181-7601
SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate
against individuals on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual
orientation, gender, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status,
including veterans of the Vietnam era.
*MARK S. LARSON
*COORDINATOR & DIRECTOR'S ASSISTANT
*SCHOOL OF THEATRE, TELEVISION, AND FILM
*SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
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