Senior Lecturer in Media and Performance

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

ID: 7066920
Posted: June 15, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description
The Committee on Theater, Dance & Media seeks applications for a Senior Lecturer in Media and Performance. The appointment will begin on January 1, 2021. The Senior Lecturer in Media and Performance will teach four courses per year at the undergraduate level, including possibly sophomore and/or junior tutorials. Responsibilities include:
● Teach one practical course per term, providing instruction in such topics as: audio and video design and production for dance, theater, or installation; digital media production; VR, AR and game design; mixed-media storytelling; time-based art.
● Teach one “hybrid” course per term, combining production with readings in such fields as: media theory and media anthropology; dramaturgy and theater/ dance history; contemporary art, including new media and digital practice; gender and sexuality; social movements and activism; political science and global cultures.
● Advise and evaluate multiple senior theses.
● Serve on Theater, Dance & Media and University Committees.

The Senior Lecturer position is a five-year renewable appointment and is renewable contingent upon review.

faculty, instructor, senior lecturer, Theater, Dance & Media
Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England
New Media, Video Design, Sound Design, Digital Media, Time-based Art, Performance, A/V, Media Theory, Video Art

Basic Qualifications
Terminal degree or equivalent experience in Performance/Theater (with concentration in Media), Fine Arts (including New Media and Social Practice), Filmmaking, or Video and Sound Design; and at least three years of professional experience.

Additional Qualifications
Familiarity with relevant technologies, such as analog film, digital video, lighting and audio technology; fluency in the history and theory of new media in theater, dance and contemporary art; and a demonstrated strong commitment to teaching are desired.

Special Instructions
Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Candidates are encouraged to apply by May 10, 2020; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Contact Information
Emily Warshaw
Department Administrator
Theater, Dance & Media
Farkas Hall
12 Holyoke Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.


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