Visiting Professor of Theatre

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 06, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre – Scenic and Lighting Design
Wilkes University invites applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre
position in Scenic and Lighting Design, with possible contract 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 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.