Skip to main content

This job has expired

Visiting Assistant Professor of Lighting Design

Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL
Competitive salary and benefits offered.

View more

Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Visiting Assistant Professor of Lighting DesignThe 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.


Illinois Wesleyan, founded in 1850, is a private co-educational university with an enrollment of 1,850 and a student/faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The University consists of the College of Liberal Arts, with 17 academic departments; the College of Fine Arts, comprising professional Schools of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts; and the School of Nursing.illinois_wesleyan_university1.jpg

Illinois Wesleyan's faculty is composed of active scholars who are devoted to teaching undergraduates and to including them in their research. Illinois Wesleyan's 76-acre campus has undergone remarkable growth in the past decade and features such new facilities as the five-story Ames Library, the Center for Natural Science, and the Shirk Center for Athletics and Recreation.



Company info
1312 Park St
Holmes Hall

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert