Assistant Professor of Lighting Design Webster University
Position Number: F0189
Job Description Summary: The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in Saint Louis, Missouri, invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Lighting Design. Saint Louis, Missouri is a thriving arts city, home to nationally recognized companiesThe Repertory Theatre St Louis, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, The St Louis Black Rep, The MUNY, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival, and many more.
The Lighting Design program at Webster provides some of the most exciting opportunities the Conservatory has to offer. We are seeking a highly collaborative colleague with a dedication to training aspiring theatre designers and practitioners in a demanding, undergraduate, professional training program.
Primary responsibilities include teaching all units in the lighting design program within a four- year curriculum, participating in the day-to-day activities of the department, academic advising, student recruitment, and mentoring activities for Conservatory productions.
The Assistant Professor of Lighting Design will oversee a curriculum that includes: Light Plots Drafting Fundamentals of Lighting Vectorworks Lighting Design I and II AutoCAD Lighting Design Seminar
Each academic year, the Conservatory produces:
7 to 9 department productions
12 student-led directing projects
4 to 6 choreographic projects for the Department of Dance and the Webster University Dance Ensemble
Opera Studio Scenes for the Department of Music
A series of skills units, build a foundation to be practiced, and applied, in our rigorous production season. Experiential learning is an important component of all training. Mentoring student lighting designers in numerous productions is an essential part of this role as well.
The successful applicant is expected to remain active in the field as a professional artist and the department will work with them to balance this work with teaching, advising, and mentoring.
Minimum Qualifications M.F.A or commensurate professional experience required; significant teaching experience required including remote teaching experience. A minimum of three years national/regional professional experience, college-level teaching experience, and the strong potential for continuing creative activities.
Required Technical Skills Light Plot Drafting Vectorworks Grand MA and Whole Hog programming ETC console programming
The successful candidate will also have a solid grounding in collaborative design, designer graphics, current technologies, as well as familiarity with concert and projection design. The most competitive applicants will have an interest in student recruitment and of engaging students from broadly diverse backgrounds.
Candidates who support those goals are encouraged to apply and to identify their relevant strengths and experiences, indicating these in the cover letter.
As an equal opportunity employer, Webster University is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
Webster University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff of the highest caliber. Accordingly, Webster University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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