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Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Theatre Design & Technology

College of the Holy Cross
Massachusetts, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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College of the Holy Cross: Department of Theatre and Dance

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Theatre Design & Technology


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 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

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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,


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.


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 ( 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.

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