Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Scenic Design

College of the Holy Cross
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 7, 2022

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2023. The faculty member will oversee the Design track 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. The faculty member will teach our introductory design class, Design and Technical Theatre, and Set Design. Design and Technology experience in African, Asian, Diaspora, and/or Indigenous theatre is highly desirable.

This position carries the equivalent of 3-2 teaching load—designing sets 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 and the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join .

  • A terminal degree in scenic design or related area of expertise.
  • Significant experience designing in professional or educational settings.
  • Proficiency with CAD software (Vectorworks or AutoCAD preferred)
  • Demonstrated commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field.
Application Instructions

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​ ​http://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​ ​ http://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/117271 .

Review of applications will begin December 1. 2022, and continue until the position has been filled. We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Zoom shortly thereafter. Questions about this search may be directed to Prof. Steve Vineberg, Search Committee Chair – at svineber@holycross.edu


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 Employment Opportunity Statement

For more information about faculty life at the College, please visit: holycross.edu/join .

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,100 students and is located in 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 Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts ( http://www.heccma.org ) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( https://new-england.hercjobs.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.

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