Visiting Assistant Professor: Lighting Design &
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Willamette University invites applications for a one-year (2023-24)
renewable full-time position in Theatre at the rank of Visiting
Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2023 with a salary of
$44,387 (for candidates with terminal degree completion) plus
health and dental benefits.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Lighting Designer/Production Supervisor is responsible for
designing three main stage productions; supervising the lighting
& sound studio and stage management teams; teaching one course
a semester in design & technology; and operating as production
manager for Willamette University Theatre. Contractual obligations
follow both the academic school year and a common theatrical
A terminal degree in theatre design and/or management (MFA or PhD).
Must be able to reside in or primarily work in Oregon by the first
day of employment. This is an in-person teaching position.
Willamette is a small, highly selective private university of 2500
students, 1300 of them enrolled in our undergraduate College of
Arts and Sciences; other schools include the Atkinson Graduate
School of Management, the College of Law, and the Pacific Northwest
College of Art, which enrolls both undergraduate and graduate
students. We are located in Salem, Oregon, the state capital, which
lies 45 miles south of Portland. The Department of Theatre
currently has four full-time faculty members and a robust guest
artist program. For further department information, see https://willamette.edu/undergraduate/theatre/index.html
Willamette University believes that a diverse, inclusive community
is essential to achieving academic excellence; accordingly, we seek
candidates who not only have the potential to become outstanding
teachers and scholars, but whose work also furthers equity and
inclusion, and who will bring to campus varied experiences,
perspectives, and backgrounds. Willamette University enrolls a
substantial number of low-income, first-generation, and
underrepresented students of color. Over the past two years, 24% of
our students were first-generation; 24% were Pell-eligible; and 33%
identified as African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native
American/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or of two
or more ethnic backgrounds.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue
until the position is filled.
All University positions require that candidates submit to a
criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not
automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of
conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the
You will need to upload the following documents separately as
part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section
Questions may also be addressed to Susan Coromel, Theatre
Department Chair, at email@example.com.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Apply online at https://willamette.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/willametteuniversityjobs/job/Salem-Campus/Visiting-Assistant-Professor--Lighting-Design---Production_R0005080
Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and
to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting
and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek
candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented
groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus
varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.
- Letter of application describing your interest and
qualifications for the position, with a description of additional
course(s) you could teach within the program;
- Curriculum vitae;
- A statement of teaching philosophy, including an explanation of
how you guide students toward developing skills in design and
technology for the performing arts;
- A brief statement (500 words or less) describing ways you can
contribute to the university's mission of promoting an equitable,
diverse, and inclusive campus;
- Digital Portfolio.