Salem State University

  • Faculty, Theatre and Speech Communication (Lighting/Set Design), Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Fall 2019

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 7 months ago(6/22/2018 12:03 PM)
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    Department : Name
    Theatre and Speech Communication
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    Competitive and commensurate with education and experience
  • General Statement of Duties

    The theatre and speech communication department is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position starting in Fall 2019.  This individual will be expected to teach design and theory theatre courses for the BA and BFA Theatre concentrations and the department including, Lighting Design, Stage Lighting, Design for Theatre, Dramatic Theory & Criticism, Public Speaking.  This faculty member will be expected to design one production per semester in either lights and/or scenic.


    Salem State's Theatre department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and offers a BA in Theatre Arts (Performance, Technical Theatre) and a BFA in Theatre Arts (Design, Directing, Performance, Playwrighting, Stage Management, Technical Theatre), and performs in a newly renovated $26 million state-of-the-art theater, The Sophia Gordon Center for Creative & Performing Arts.  Salem State Theatre is a nationally award-winning department whose graduates have: worked on and off Broadway, in regional theatre, television and film, attended graduate schools such as Yale, Harvard, Brandeis and NYU, and have won Tonys, Obies, and numerous Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival awards for acting and directing in Washington, D.C. Our design/technical theatre/stage management students have won regional awards and presented at the Kennedy Center.


    Salem State is a teaching university, committed to our students' learning and growth, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college. Collegiality, student success, civic engagement, collaboration, initiative, continuous improvement and accountability are highly valued in our organizational culture and we seek a colleague who shares those values and wants to be part of our community.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.


    Required Qualifications:

    • Master of Fine Arts in Design (Lighting Design, Scenic Design)
    • Minimum of 2 years college/university teaching experience in design (graduate teaching experience will be accepted)
    • At least 2 years professional theatre experience in lighting/scenic design, concurrent with training
    • Familiarity with AutoCad, Vectorworks
    • Demonstrated experience and success mentoring students in their creative work

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Familiarity with the following software: Nemetschek Vectorworks including Spotlight and Renderworks plug-ins; Lightwright 6; ETC Eos family of lighting consoles; ETC Eos Offline; GrandMA3D, Capture, Vision, or LightConverse visualization software; Microsoft Excel
    • Experience specifying, installing and programming Vari*Lite, Martin, and Clay-Paky automated lighting fixtures
    • Ability to render designs by hand
    • Scenic Painter
    • Have excellent collaborative and communication skills
    • Experience in and a commitment to teaching in a multicultural, multiracial environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles

    Working Conditions:

    Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.


    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and transcripts.


    Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to background check.  


    EEO Statement:
    Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.


    Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may come down at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.


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