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Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, Scenic and Lighting Designer

Susquehanna University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 3, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, Scenic and Lighting Designer

About Susquehanna:
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,300 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary:
The Theatre Department at Susquehanna University seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre in Scenic and Lighting Design. The successful candidate will teach three courses each semester including Scenic Production (scenic and lighting practical application class), Scenic and Lighting Design, Introduction to Theatre and Script Analysis. Co-curricular responsibilities include creation of scenic and lighting designs for the department's five-show main stage season or supervision of student scenic and lighting designers, execution and implementation of scenic painting and lighting plots, and basic maintenance of lighting and sound systems.

Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate will be competent in computer-aided drafting and design software, scenic painting, and stage electrician skills. The MFA in Theatre with a concentration in scenic and/or lighting design is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Three years of undergraduate teaching is preferred.

Special Instructions to the Applicant:
The Theatre Department at Susquehanna University is an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts program with emphases in Performance, Production & Design, and Theatre Studies. The department is committed to cultivating the scholar-artist by balancing skills development with intellectual engagement. Applicants must submit a letter of intent, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, a statement on how you will contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion (including applicant’s knowledge of and experience with inclusive pedagogical practices in classroom teaching, advising, and mentoring), and a digital portfolio via web link at Any questions please contact Professor Erik Viker at Open until filled; review of applications will begin immediately after May 22, 2023.

Benefits Eligible: Yes
Number of Months: 9 months
Other Number of Months:
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time
Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
Posting Date: 05/02/2023
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: No
Anticipated Start Date:
Posting Number: F00159

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