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Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, Scenic and Lighting Designer

Employer
SUSQUEHANNA UNIVERSITY
Location
Selinsgrove
Closing date
15 Jun 2024

Job Details



Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, Scenic and Lighting Designer

About Susquehanna:
Susquehanna University is the future-ready institution for today, invested in cultivating intellectual grounding, active learning and global citizenship for all students. Renowned as one of the finest U.S. national liberal arts colleges, Susquehanna inspires and challenges 2,200 enterprising, bright-minded students studying the arts, business, humanities and sciences. Our students seize opportunities through exceptional worldwide internships, expert-guided research and an acclaimed study-abroad program, leading to a transformative education that empowers each graduate to realize their unique potential and lead a successful and meaningful life.

The Susquehanna River Valley with its fresh air and overall pleasant year-round climate, provides four distinct seasons amidst a backdrop of vibrant autumn foliage, occasional winter snowfalls, flower-filled springs and warm summer evenings illuminated by fireflies. Nearby outdoor recreational areas for hiking, kayaking, fishing and skiing — and the bustling cultural and commerce hubs of New York City, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia within a three-hour drive — present abundant opportunities for learning and discovery.

Position Summary:
The Department of Theatre at Susquehanna seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre in Scenic and Lighting Design. The successful candidate will teach three courses each semester including Scenic Production (scenic and lighting practical application class), Scenic and Lighting Design, Introduction to Theatre and Script Analysis. Co-curricular responsibilities include creation of scenic and lighting designs for the department's five-show main stage season or supervision of student scenic and lighting designers, execution and implementation of scenic painting and lighting plots, and basic maintenance of lighting and sound systems. The successful candidate will be competent in computer-aided drafting and design software, scenic painting, and stage electrician skills. The MFA in Theatre with a concentration in scenic and/or lighting design is required, and three years of undergraduate teaching is preferred.

The Theatre Department at Susquehanna University is an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts program with emphases in Performance, Production & Design, and Theatre Studies. The department is committed to cultivating the scholar-artist by balancing skills development with intellectual engagement. Applicants must submit a letter of intent, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, a statement on how you will contribute to the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion (including applicant's knowledge of and experience with inclusive pedagogical practices in classroom teaching, advising, and mentoring), and a digital portfolio via web link at https://jobs.susqu.edu/. Any questions please contact Professor Erik Viker at viker@susqu.edu. Open until filled; review of applications will begin immediately.



Required Qualifications:
MFA in Theatre with a concentration in scenic and/or lighting design is required

Preferred Qualifications:
Three years of undergraduate teaching is preferred.



Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Applicants must submit a letter of intent, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, a statement on how you will contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion (including applicant’s knowledge of and experience with inclusive pedagogical practices in classroom teaching, advising, and mentoring), and a digital portfolio via web link at https://jobs.susqu.edu/. Any questions please contact Professor Erik Viker at viker@susqu.edu. Open until filled; review of applications will begin immediately.

Benefits Eligible: Yes
Number of Months: 12 months
Other Number of Months:
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time
Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
Posting Date: 03/08/2024
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Anticipated Start Date:
Posting Number: F00174

To apply, visit https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/3928

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Location
514 University Avenue
Selinsgrove
PSelinsgrove
17870
US

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