Assistant Professor of Theatre - Lighting Design

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Assistant Professor of Theatre - Lighting Design

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School of the Arts


Theatre & Dance

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Assistant Professor of Theatre – Lighting Design
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in the Department of Theatre and Dance, which begins August 16, 2021. The Department of Theatre and Dance is NAST accredited, offering BA and MAT degrees in Theatre and a BA in Dance.

We are seeking a candidate with a specialization in Lighting Design. Additional areas of specialization are open, but may include: Production/Stage Management, Video Design/Production, Sound Design/Engineering or related topics. In addition, this candidate may teach introductory theatre courses and courses that meet CofC’s General Education requirement. Online teaching experience is also desired.

Responsibilities include: teaching courses in electrics, CAD, design fundamentals, advanced lighting design and related areas, production work including designing, mentoring student designers, and supervising electricians for the department’s season, maintaining existing inventory, department and College committee service, serving as an academic advisor, assisting in recruitment activities, and continued research and professional activity.

MFA in Lighting Design or Theatre Production by August 15, 2021;
Professional experience in theatre;
Prior undergraduate teaching experience strongly preferred.

The College is located in historic downtown Charleston in a coastal metropolitan area of 750,000. Additional information about the institution and the surrounding area is available at 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 over 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs combined.

Apply online at JOBS.COFC.EDU.

Submit online: letter of application, curriculum vitae, three references, unofficial transcripts, (official transcripts will be required for hiring), statement of teaching philosophy, research and professional development statement, and a statement regarding diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in higher education. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Janine McCabe, Department Chair, at [email protected]

Review of applications will begin on 1 May, 2021.

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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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Posted: 4/6/2021
Application Due: 7/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time