College of the Holy Cross: Department of Theatre and
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Theatre Design &
The Department of Theatre & Dance at the College of the Holy
Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment
to begin in August 2022. The faculty member will lead, oversee and
coordinate all lighting, technology and design activities for the
department as we move into our brand new, state-of-the art
performing arts center (see
here). The faculty member will also advise and mentor students,
as well as maintain and update design curriculum as needed.
Depending on abilities and interest, the faculty member will
ideally teach in at least one other production area, such as
non-Western production & design, sound design, video &
projection, VR, or online/interactive media. Design and Technology
experience in non-Western theatre is highly desirable.
This position carries the equivalent of 3-2 teaching
load—designing sets and lights for three mainstage productions,
teaching two courses (one per semester) and overseeing technical
theatre practicum labs. The position comes with a full-salary,
one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous
sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure-track
faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of
relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All
full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full
benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the
Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit
- A terminal degree in design or related area of expertise.
- A minimum of three to five years’ experience designing scenery
and lighting in professional or educational settings. ● Proficiency
with CAD software (Vectorworks or AutoCAD preferred)
- Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in,
undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and
scholarship in the field.
Please submit a cover letter addressing the position
requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching,
transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation.
As a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college, the College
values dialogue among people from diverse perspectives as integral
to the mission and essential to the excellence of our academic
program (see https://holycross.edu/mission).
In your application please highlight how your teaching,
scholarship, mentorship, and/or service might support the College’s
mission and its commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more
information, please visit https://holycross.edu/diversity.
The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all
faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all
application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/92699.
Review of applications will begin on October 8, 2021, and
continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of
selected applicants will take place in late October. We will
conduct these preliminary interviews by Zoom. Questions about this
search may be directed to Scott Malia, Chair – Theatre & Dance,
COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY
College of the Holy Cross requires that all faculty and staff
show proof of full vaccination by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine
before beginning employment, unless an exemption from this policy
has been granted. New faculty members believing they need an
accommodation of this policy because of a disability,
sincerely-held religious belief, or otherwise should inform Human
Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please
do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information in
your application materials.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic
liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about
3,000 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a
medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks
faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and
off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational
benefits of a richly diverse community.
Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in
part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of
Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education
Recruitment Consortium (https://www.newenglandherc.org).
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and
complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal
opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.