Assistant Professor – Tenure Track Lighting Designer The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
Serve as the primary Lighting Designer for The Conservatory of Theatre & Dance
Teach, design, and oversee lighting for the equivalence of a 12-hour load per semester
Design lights for a minimum of two productions (theatre and/or concert dance) per semester
Assist in execution of lighting and other areas of main stage productions
Mentor student designers for main stage and second stage productions
Teach all levels of lighting design, period and style, drawing for the theatre, and other design/technology and theatre courses as assigned
Instruct student workers in proper lighting procedures and techniques
Oversee maintenance on lighting equipment and systems
Recruit, advise, mentor, and retain BFA and BA design/tech students
Serve on conservatory, college, and university committees as assigned
Continue working on professional development with outside activities
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Theatre Design or a related field or Ph.D. in Theatre with significant professional experience in lighting design (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
Significant experience working with large-scale musicals and plays
Experience designing lights for concert dance
Significant demonstrated experience with DMX and computer-controlled lighting systems (ETC-Ion console, moving heads, scrollers, moving mirrors, hazers, etc.)
Demonstrated experience in accurately creating and interpreting lighting drawings
Extensive proven experience with CAD for producing lighting drawings
Evidence of strong script analysis, research skills, and understanding of periods and styles
Experience teaching at college/university level as a graduate assistant, instructor or above
Demonstrated ability to professionally implement designs, adhering to strict deadlines
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a safe working environment
Demonstrated dedication to the teacher/artist model
Willingness to work irregular and flexible hours
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Evidence of excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multicultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities
As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.
Application Deadline: The position is available August 1, 2018 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2017.
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