The Department of Theatre Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Lighting Designer at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The ideal candidate has a broad knowledge of design and production techniques; professional design experience; teaching experience; and excellent communication, leadership/organizational, and collaborative skills. The successful candidate is engaged in artistic productions and/or scholarship, devoted to excellence in teaching and learning, and committed to professional service. The candidate should have experience working in diverse academic, artistic, and professional communities with a special emphasis on the African American community.
Primary Lighting Designer for an average of 6 departmental theatre and dance productions per year
Teach all levels of lighting design, period and style, drawing for the theatre, or other design/technology and theatre courses.
Lighting design curriculum development
Mentor student designers for stage productions and student production and research in design/tech
Recruit, advise, mentor, and retain design/tech students for BFA and other programs department programs
Assist in execution of lighting and other areas of stage production
Serve on departmental, college, and university committees
Continue working on professional development within Howard university and/or outside activities
MFA in Theatre Design or a related field, or Ph.D. in Theatre with professional experience in lighting design
Experience teaching at college/university level
Demonstrated experience with DMX and computer-controlled lighting systems (ETC-Ion console, moving heads, scrollers, moving mirrors, hazers, etc.)
Experience working with large-scale musicals and plays
Experience designing lights for concert dance
Demonstrated experience in accurately creating and interpreting lighting drawings
Evidence of strong script analysis, research skills, and understanding of periods and styles
Demonstrated ability to professionally implement designs, adhering to strict deadlines
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain safe working environment
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Evidence of excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to working in diverse academic, artistic, and professional communities with a special emphasis on the African American community.
Experience in using CAD/Vectorworks and Lightwright
Experience with digital media
Experience with Q-lab and video techniques
Application screening begins April 1st, 2018 and continues until the position is filled.
Preferred start date: August 15th, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; digital portfolio of creative works; names, addresses, telephone numbers and emails of three professional references. Other documentation may be requested.
Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee: Professor Denise Hart, email@example.com
Howard University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a comprehensive research university and a Historically Black College/University (HBCU). It is a residential campus of more than 10,000 students located in Washington, DC.
Howard University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal access/Affirmative Action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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