Lecturer of Lighting & Projection Design

Athens, Ohio, United States

Job description

Posting Number: 2016675F

Job Description

Ohio University Theater Division invites applicants for a full time Instructor of Lighting & Projection Design for Fall 2018. Salary commensurate with experience. 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 Theater Division is a professional training program with BFA degrees in Performance, Playwriting, Stage Management, and Production Design & Technology (PD&T) and MFA degrees in Acting, Directing, Playwriting, and PD&T. There are approximately 175 students (of which 45-50 are graduate students) and 25 faculty and staff.

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.

To provide artistic and educational leadership for the lighting and projection design area. Teaching lighting design in MFA and BFA programs, introduction to design skills, Vectorworks, Lightwright and associated paperwork and Cueing classes. Teach projection design as a secondary area. Critically important is strong supervision and mentorship of student designers including portfolio guidance and facilitating professional internships. Additional duties include participation in production planning, student recruitment, and service on academic committees.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MFA or equivalent in Lighting Design or comparable professional training.
  • Secondary interest, experience and skills in Projection Design.
  • Demonstrated skills in graduate and undergraduate-level teaching.
  • High degree of interpretive, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative relationship with faculty and staff.
  • Knowledge of industry standard lighting and projection design software, including Vectorworks, Lightwright, Watchout and Isadora.
  • Interest and/or skills in Performance Photography.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong background in professional theatrical design and/or entertainment industry, with connections to the New York or significant regional theater markets.
  • Membership in United Scenic Artists, local 829

School of Dance, Film and Theater

Job Open Date

Posting Close Date

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration please apply by Friday, April 6, 2018.

Job Category: Faculty – Non-Tenure Track (Group II)


Planning Unit: College of Fine Arts

Work Schedule

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.

Campus: Athens

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position.
David Russell – Chair Search Committee, russeld1@ohio.edu, 740.566.6428

Applications Accepted From
Public: Open to the Public

How to apply

Please complete the online application and attach required documents. Required documents include: a resume/CV, detailed cover letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, portfolio, and a list of at least three professional references. Reference list should be complete with current contact information including email. Applicants are also encouraged to submit actual/proposed course syllabi, research interests, and a copy of their unofficial transcripts.

The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration please apply by Friday, April 6, 2018.

This position is eligible for the following benefits:
Level 4 – Medical/Rx, Vision, Dental, Ortho; Basic/Supp/Dep Life; Educ. Benefits; Sick Leave; Holidays Paid; Retirement

Diversity Statement

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. www.ohwpawvherc.org

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