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Assistant Professor of Theatre

Susquehanna University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Nov 22, 2023

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

Assistant Professor of Theatre

About Susquehanna:
Susquehanna University is the future-ready institution for today, invested in cultivating intellectual grounding, active learning and global citizenship for all students. Renowned as one of the finest U.S. national liberal arts colleges, Susquehanna inspires and challenges 2,200 enterprising, bright-minded students studying the arts, business, humanities and sciences. Our students seize opportunities through exceptional worldwide internships, expert-guided research and an acclaimed study-abroad program, leading to a transformative education that empowers each graduate to realize their unique potential and lead a successful and meaningful life.

The Susquehanna River Valley with its fresh air and overall pleasant year-round climate, provides four distinct seasons amidst a backdrop of vibrant autumn foliage, occasional winter snowfalls, flower-filled springs and warm summer evenings illuminated by fireflies. Nearby outdoor recreational areas for hiking, kayaking, fishing and skiing — and the bustling cultural and commerce hubs of New York City, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia within a three-hour drive — present abundant opportunities for learning and discovery.

Position Summary:
The Department of Theatre at Susquehanna seeks an Assistant Professor of Theatre in Lighting and Scenic Design. The successful candidate will teach three courses each semester that may include scenic and lighting design courses, Scenic Production (practical application class), Introduction to Theatre, and Script Analysis. Co-curricular responsibilities include creation of lighting and scenic designs for the department's five-show main stage season or supervision of student lighting and scenic designers, supervising student execution and implementation of scenic painting and lighting plots, and basic maintenance of lighting systems. The successful candidate will be competent in computer-aided drafting and design software, scenic painting, and stage electrician skills.

Required Qualifications:
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 is an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts program with emphasis 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, and a statement on how the applicant will contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion at Any inquiries should be sent to Professor Erik Viker, Production Manager, at Review of applications is under way and will remain open until filled.

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: 09/25/2023
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Anticipated Start Date:
Posting Number: F00168

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