Assistant Professor of Theatre (Lighting Design)

Charleston, SC
Mar 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Description

Assistant Professor of Theatre/Lighting Design

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON is now accepting applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Theatre position in the Department of Theatre and Dance, which begins August 16, 2017. The department is NAST accredited and offers BA degrees in theatre and dance and an MAT in Theatre.

We are seeking a Lighting Designer with a secondary emphasis on Sound Design/Engineering to join our department. Additional areas of specialization are open, but may include: Production Management, Video Design/Production, Props Design & Construction, Scenic Painting.

Responsibilities include teaching courses in lighting, CAD , design fundamentals, sound and related areas, production work including Master Electrician for the season, department committee service, and continued research and professional activity. Other expectations include mentoring student lighting designers on departmental productions and maintaining existing inventory.

Qualifications: MFA in Lighting Design or Theatre Production by August 15, 2017 is required. Prior undergraduate teaching experience is preferred. Successful candidates will possess strong and effective teaching, organizational, collaborative, and interpersonal skills.

The College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston, SC. Since our founding in 1770, we have maintained a strong liberal arts curriculum. The College is a state-supported, comprehensive institution and ranks among the nation's top universities in providing quality education in the arts, sciences, education, and business. No other university has the unique combination of our exceptional faculty, diverse programs, historic campus, coastal location, modern facilities and cutting-edge programs. The student body numbers approximately 12,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs combined. The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. We welcome applications from women and minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the College.

Apply online at JOBS . COFC . EDU .

Submit online: letter of application, curriculum vitae, link to online portfolio, unofficial graduate transcripts, (official transcripts will be required for hiring), teaching philosophy, and contact information for three reference providers who will then submit letters online. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Janine McCabe, department chair, at

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2016.

Position Type Tenure-track

School/Area School of the Arts

Department Theatre & Dance

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Date 10/31/2016

Closing Date

Open Until Filled? Yes

Posting Number F2016033P

EEO Statement

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  5. Link to Slideshow of Personal Work (limited to 20 images)
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  2. Research and Professional Development Statement
  3. Sample Publication 1
  4. Link to Slideshow of Student Work (limited to 20 images)
  5. Other Document
  6. Teaching Portfolio


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