Overview

Wilkes University invites applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre position in Scenic and Lighting Design, with possible renewal. This position, in the Division of Performing Arts will begin the fall of 2021. The Division of Performing Arts offers a BFA in Musical Theatre, a BA in Theatre Arts, and a recently-created BA in Theatre Design and Technology, as well as minors in Theatre, Music, and Dance.

The successful candidate will be responsible for: teaching courses in scenic design, scenic painting and lighting design; creating scenic and lighting designs for the four annual mainstage theatre productions; creating lighting designs for dance performances, music ensemble performances, and other University events; advising and recruiting students; overseeing the painting of sets for theatre productions; managing the props for the theatre productions; engaging in scholarly and creative activities; and participating in university service.

Successful candidates will have an MFA, design experience in both professional and university settings, and experience teaching design at the university level. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply, visit www.wilkes.edu/jobs. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, samples of creative work, and three references. Review of applications begins immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.