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Visiting Assistant Professor of Lighting Design

The School of Theatre Arts at Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for a two year full time visitor appointment at the Assistant Professor level: nine month appointment at a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Effective start date is August 15, 2023. We are seeking candidates with breadth of knowledge, familiarity with the speed of theatrical production, facility for collaboration and ability to pass on skills and knowledge to our students. Candidates must possess an MFA at the time of appointment. Experience in higher education and participation in recruiting for the School of Theatre Arts is desired. The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate continued artistic and professional development in the field.

Teaching and Design Responsibilities: Candidates must have experience teaching design and related technical courses in lighting design, sound support, and instructing in shop situations at the level. This position combines both teaching and production responsibilities. Our current two/three year course rotation of 3 courses per year may include: Technical Drawing, Lighting Design, Fundamentals of Design, Theatre Laboratory/practicum, introductory Lighting and Sound technology, Sound Design, Lighting Dynamics, Theatre Appreciation, and upper level Practicums.. Expertise with Vectorworks and Q-Lab  software required. Additional courses may include special topics that reflect the abilities of the successful candidate. Further responsibilities include: Designing or supervising student designers for our Mainstage and Blackbox season and
occasional supervision of undergraduate students enrolled in Theatre Laboratory to mount lighting designs and sound rigs.

Illinois Wesleyan is an EOE employer. Candidates from marginalized or underrepresented backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. The School of Theatre Arts seeks candidates whose artistic achievement, teaching, and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Diversity in our environment embraces the acceptance of a multiplicity of diverse backgrounds and worldviews. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. We believe that such experiences are both institutional and service imperatives. We encourage applications from individuals with demonstrated knowledge of and relevant abilities working with diverse communities.

Send application electronically, including in your cover letter a statement describing your perspectives on and, preferably, experience with promoting inclusion, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, three letters of reference, and portfolio or Website address by April 10, 2023 or until position is filled to: Jean Kerr, Director, School of Theatre Arts, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL 61702-2900.