Assistant Professor of Lighting Design

Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 15, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Lighting Design

Department of Theatre & Performance Studies


Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Lighting Design faculty position in the Department of Theatre & Performance Studies beginning August 2021.


The responsibilities of the faculty member in this nine-month, tenure-track position include, but are not limited to:


  • Teach a 3/3 course load in the Design/Technology concentration. Assignments may include: 1) teaching Visual Imagination (a foundational design course required of all majors), Lighting Design I, Lighting Design II, Production and Special Topics (in the areas of the candidate’s expertise and interest, 2) Designing lights for our ambitious production season, and 3) Mentoring student designers and technicians.
  • Pursue a robust agenda of professional creative activity and scholarship.
  • Engage in service on Departmental, College, and University levels. This may include serving on committees and participating in recruitment.


Faculty members at KSU are expected to excel at teaching and mentoring students that are broadly diverse regarding race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, and sexuality.


Required qualifications include:


  • MFA in lighting design or the foreign equivalency
  • Professional lighting design   experience 


A successful candidate must:

  • Demonstrate excellence in lighting design.
  • Be proficient in creating light plots and paperwork using Vectorworks and Lightwright software.
  • Be familiar with ETC EOS family console programming.
  • Exhibit strong teaching and mentoring abilities as well as outstanding organizational and interpersonal communication skills.


Preferred qualifications include:


  • Teaching experience at college level
  • Experience in an additional design/tech area, such as scenic design, costume design, etc.
  • Evidence of research interest
  • Evidence of teaching and working with a culturally and an ethnically diverse community


For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.


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Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.