Visiting Assistant Professor in Design



Job description

Hamilton, NY

The Department of Theater at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year position in Design at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2019. There is a possibility of renewal for a second year contingent on department needs and successful teaching in the first year. Completion of a terminal degree (MFA) or equivalent professional experience is expected prior to the date of hire. The field of specialization is open, and versatile candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas are encouraged to apply: scenic, costume or lighting design.

The teaching assignment of five courses per year (or the equivalent) will include at least one introductory design course in the candidate’s field(s) of specialization and the design of two departmental productions per year.

Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the Theater department can be found at

How to apply

Letter of application (including teaching interests), curriculum vitae, an online design portfolio, and the names and contact information for three references must be submitted through Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching might create an inclusive educational environment.

Review of applications begins March 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at

Colgate is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence and interdisciplinary inquiry. With small classes, a strong emphasis on faculty-student interaction, and a residential community valuing all forms of intellectual rigor, we help students become thoughtful, critical thinkers and perceptive leaders.