Assistant Professor in Design

Cornell University’s Department of Performing and Media Arts seeks an assistant professor with expertise in design for live and mediated performance (theatre, dance, film, etc) for a tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in diverse traditions and paradigms, and candidates with expertise in more than one of the following areas: lighting design (required), projection design, video design, scene design, set design. Please note that the candidate must have either an MFA or Ph.D. officially awarded no later than July 1, 2020.

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative artist with a wide range of interests to teach undergraduate students in our major and minor in Performing and Media Arts, which combines theory and practice in theatre, film, dance, performance, installation, devised work and transmedia, increasingly in unusual and experimental ways (more information is available at Courses – which uphold and challenge training traditions in a range of performance and filmmaking techniques – would be determined by departmental needs and the candidate’s particular area(s) of expertise; the successful candidate will teach the equivalent of two courses each semester, some of which may be as designer on departmental productions, and pursue a professional career beyond Cornell. We are interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated an ongoing, successful engagement with the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional/creative activity consistent with the expectations for excellence in a Research I university. Our department is committed to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Candidates should submit a statement describing some admixture of their artistic vision, teaching philosophy, and creative ambitions as well as a sample of artistic work. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Visiting Artists in Theater Design and Technology

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY Visiting Artists in Theater Design and Technology (One-Semester, Non-Tenure-Track)

The Syracuse University Department of Drama (Ralph Zito, Professor and Chair) seeks to hire up to two Visiting Artists in Theater Design and Technology for one-semester residencies during the 2019-20 academic year. Visiting artists will execute some or all of the following, based on expertise: teach courses and/or workshops in their area(s) of expertise; serve as a designer for at least one department production; and serve as design advisor to student designers in all areas of theatrical design, guiding them in the creation and realization of professional quality theatrical designs in accordance with current best professional practices. Although applications from all areas of design are welcome and encouraged, preference will be given to those with expertise in theatrical Lighting Design, with additional expertise in television/film/event design and/or at least one other area of theatrical design (preferably Projection Design). These are one-semester, non-tenure track positions. A bachelor's degree in relevant field with substantive professional theatrical design experience is required; an MFA and professional experience in theatrical design is preferred. University-level teaching experience preferred. Additional qualifications include: proven ability to successfully design professional-quality department productions, as demonstrated by a record of professional accomplishment; ability and willingness to collaborate with Program faculty in the delivery of a curriculum that builds on a strong existing foundation and responds effectively to the artistic needs of an ever-changing profession. The department is interested in candidates whose teaching, creative activity, and/or professional experience will contribute to the understanding of diversity and equity, or which addresses questions of interest to historically under-represented or underserved communities. Positions begin August 2019 for fall semester and January 2020 for spring semester.

Syracuse University has an online application process. For further information, visit or contact Maria Marrero, Search Committee Chair ( Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Visiting Assistant Professor - Lighting Design

The School of Theatre at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for a non-tenure-track Assistant Professor of Lighting Design beginning August 1, 2019. This is a one-year position with the possibility of being extended. Qualifications: MFA in Design with special expertise in Lighting, demonstrated professional achievement as a lighting designer, and university-level teaching experience. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Lighting and other design and technical theatre areas as qualified; mentoring student lighting designers for school productions and potentially designing lighting for some school productions. Candidates fluent in current versions and workflows in VectorWorks and Lightwright are preferred. Skill and interest in training and supervision of student stage managers also desirable. Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Review of applications will begin July 17, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. UNCG is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position including women and members of minority groups. We are an EEO/AA employer with a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. Apply online at

Lighting Coordinator

The Lighting Coordinator is responsible for supporting all stage lighting, video recording and projection needs for Zoellner Arts Center. These needs include, but are not limited to design, coordinating, supporting, light board operation, and arranging technical and labor requirements for over 250 multidisciplinary music, theater, and other events. Duties will also include supervising and managing the setup and teardown of equipment. The Lighting Coordinator will also teach as an Adjunct Professor for the Department of Theater in the area of lighting and video technology.

Accountabilities: • Provide stage lighting, video and projection (SLVP) services for all center events including the Guest Artist Series, Lehigh University Music Department productions, and rental client events which include, but are not limited to rock, pop, classical, jazz, live theater and speaking programs • Supervise and maintain all Zoellner Arts Center “house” equipment and associated budgets • Supervises Assistant Lighting Coordinator and other assigned staff including professional and student crew • Teaches as an adjunct professor for Department of Theater in area of lighting and video technology

To apply please visit: Qualifications: • Master in Fine Arts in Theater or related area • Three to five years related work experience

Lecturer of Lighting & Projection Design

Ohio University Theater Division invites applicants for a full time Lecturer of Lighting Design for Fall 2018. Salary commensurate with experience. 

The Production Design and Technology (PD&T) program is committed to a collaborative design process and professional training in theatrical design and technology, preparing students for careers in New York, Chicago, regional and/or international theater markets. The university seeks faculty members who demonstrate the ability to bring critical perspective to issues of diversity and multiculturalism. The college is invested in hiring faculty members who can actively contribute to the climate of diversity and inclusion in the Theater Division through their teaching and creative activity. The Division seeks a candidate with excellent interpretive, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work in a highly collaborative atmosphere.

This position is a nine-month non-tenure track appointment with potential for additional summer teaching and/or work with our professional summer company, Tantrum Theater Salary is commensurate with education and experience and is accompanied by our generous university benefits such as tuition for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan including company contributions, parental leave, adoption reimbursement, and more. OHIO is also proud to offer wellness programs, on-site wellness facilities, and a generous employee assistance program. Additional information is available at

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • MFA or equivalent in Lighting Design or comparable professional training.
  • Strong background in professional theatrical design and/or entertainment industry, with connections to significant professional markets. 
  • Experience in graduate and undergraduate-level teaching.
  • Knowledge of industry standard lighting equipment and software, including Vectorworks and Lightwright.

Desired Secondary Interest: Secondary interest or desire to incorporate media and projection design into curriculum.

  • Responsibilities: To provide artistic and educational leadership for the lighting design area as part of a team which includes the Division Head, also a professional lighting designer. Teaching lighting design in MFA and BFA programs, introduction to design skills, Vectorworks, Lightwright and associated paperwork. Strong supervision and mentorship of student designers including portfolio guidance and facilitating professional internships is highly important. Additional duties include participation in production planning, student recruitment, and service on academic committees.

This position requires days, nights, and weekends as needed, including, but not limited to, all designer runs, technical and dress rehearsals. Hours required as dictated by academic and production schedules.

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Apply on line at link below. You will be asked to provide a link to a digital portfolio and names and contact information for three professional references. Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by May 14, 2018.

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Ohio University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its program, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Teaching Assistant Professor of Lighting Design and Technology

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a full-time, non-tenure track (Specialized Faculty) Teaching Assistant Professor of Lighting Design and Technology, with a proposed start date of August 16, 2018. A MFA or terminal degree is required; special consideration will be given to those with experience designing in a range of disciplines and genres including Theatre, Dance, Opera, Television, or Film. Experience with curriculum development, mentorship, and academic leadership is desirable.

For a full position description and to apply, please visit by April 15, 2018.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled


The Department of Theatre & Dance, Western Kentucky University, seeks applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor of Lighting and Sound Design, starting August 2018. NAST and NASD accredited, we offer a BA in Theatre, a BA in Dance and a BFA in Performing Arts with concentrations in Theatre Design and Technology, Musical Theatre, and Acting. The department supports a very active production program, and has over have 200 majors.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Teaching Stage Electrics, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Production Labs, and other courses in the theatre design and technology curriculum, as needed.

• ·Designing lights and/or sound for department productions, and mentoring student designers and technicians.

• Supervising student workers in the areas of lighting and sound.

• Supervising the purchase and maintenance of department lighting and sound equipment.

• Supervising the scheduling of department performance venues, assisting in the development and monitoring of department production budgets, and coordinating student involvement in production activities.

M.F.A. or Ph.D. in the field of theatre lighting and/or sound design and a minimum of two years professional design experience. For more information or to apply:

Video Technician

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is seeking an individual with a commitment to equity diversity and inclusion, strong computer networking skills and the ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment to join our Lighting & Video team.

The Video Technician works with the Lighting & Video team to load-in, program and maintain the stage video systems and designs for OSF productions.  OSF mounts 11 shows in rotating repertory over an 8 ½ month season of at approximately 800 performances.  Additionally, the Video Technician will create rehearsal recordings for use by show’s creative teams, set-up and strike tech tables, and perform changeover and other duties as assigned.
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At OSF we believe that a multitude of ideas, cultures and traditions reflect the broad diversity of the nation and enriches our insights into the work we present on stage. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of our work, including play selection, casting, marketing and public relations efforts, education programs, strategic recruitment of staff and volunteers, and the composition of the Board of Directors. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Arts Professor of Lighting Design

NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama solicits applications for an Assistant Arts Professor of Lighting Design/Head of Lighting Design Training for the Production & Design Studio commencing in academic year 2018-19.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter including a statement of teaching philosophy and practice relevant to this position and curriculum vitae.

Application can be submitted to Application deadline is December 1, 2017.

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New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Professor of Practice - Theater Design and Technology

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY Professor of Practice-Theater Design and Technology

The Syracuse University Department of Drama is seeking a Professor of Practice in Lighting Design, with additional expertise in at least one other area of theatrical design (preferably projection design) to: teach courses in theatrical lighting design; serve as a designer for department productions; and serve as both an academic and design advisor to student designers in all areas of theatrical design, guiding them in the creation and realization of professional quality theatrical designs in accordance with current best professional practices. This is a three-year, renewable non-tenure track position. Applicants should hold a Bachelor's Degree and an MFA in theatrical design (or equivalent professional design experience). Additional qualifications include: Proven ability to successfully design professional quality department productions, as demonstrated by a record of professional accomplishment. Ability and willingness to collaborate with faculty in all programs of study in the ongoing life of a top-quality pre-professional theater program. Position begins August 2018. For more information and to apply visit # 073531. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor Theatre Lighting Design

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Baldwin Wallace University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in Lighting, beginning August 2018.

The successful candidate will teach courses in the theatre program; design for our mainstage season; teach additional courses in area of expertise (i.e., sound, theatre technology, projections, Vectorworks, etc.); advise students. Service on department and university-wide committees is expected.

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Baldwin Wallace University offers a BFA in Acting with an emphasis in classical drama, and a BA in Theatre (with four tracks: Acting/Directing, Stage Management, Dance, and Tech/Design). The department works closely with the Music Theatre and Opera programs, and we have a partnership with Great Lakes Theater. The University seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Qualifications: MFA in Lighting Design; professional design experience.

Founded in 1845, Baldwin Wallace University is an independent, coeducational comprehensive institution in the liberal arts tradition and is located 15 miles southwest of downtown Cleveland and just minutes from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport. Baldwin Wallace enrolls approximately 3,000 full-time undergraduate day students, 250 part-time students in evening and weekend programs, and 900 graduate students. The University offers a competitive benefits package which includes funding for professional travel, summer grant opportunities, and tuition benefits for immediate family. BW offers an outstanding benefits package that includes funding for professional travel, summer grant opportunities, relocation assistance and tuition benefits for immediate family.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vita, teaching philosophy and contact information for three personal references in a single Word document or a single PDF file via the To Apply link on BW's Employment and Careers' web page at

Evidence of creative and/or scholarly work will be required of finalists. Review of applicants will begin November 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Baldwin Wallace University is an EEO/AA employer and educator. At BW, we support and encourage diversity in a variety of forms. We value and appreciate inclusive excellence in the classroom, within extracurricular activities, and as we engage our community partners. Learn more at Diversity Affairs –

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