Assistant Professor Scenic Design

New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 17, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
The Theatre Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2022. We seek candidates to teach Set Design, Scene Painting, and Props Design and Construction (with possible additional design courses based on the candidate’s expertise), as well as design two department productions as part of their teaching load. The successful candidate must have a Master of Fine Arts degree, professional experience, experience in teaching in higher education, and the ability to meet production deadlines.

The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year (one scenic design course, an additional design course, and the scenic design for two department productions). After the first year, the teaching load is five courses. The position requires institutional service, including academic advising of undergraduate students after the first year. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Jeanne Willcoxon, Search Committee Chair, at Our review of applications will begin on September 15, 2021.

We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience and interest in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your letter of application should address the ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse and inclusive educational environment and the ways in which you raise issues of diversity and inclusion in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

Submit your letter of application, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and your design portfolio via Interfolio at (electronic mail submissions accepted in PDF or Microsoft Word format). Candidates invited to interview on campus will then be asked to submit three recommendation letters and evidence of effectiveness in teaching.

Hamilton ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.