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Lighting Design Lecturer
Ohio University

Date Posted Mar. 21, 2018
Title Lighting Design Lecturer
University Ohio University
Department Theater Division
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Aug. 13, 2018
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  • Athens, OH
    United States
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education
    Fine Arts - General
  • Ohio University Theater Division invites applicants for a full time Lecturer of Lighting Design for Fall 2018. Salary commensurate with experience.
  • The Production Design and Technology (PD&T) program is committed to a collaborative design process and professional training in theatrical design and technology, preparing students for careers in New York, Chicago, regional and/or international theater markets. The university seeks faculty members who demonstrate the ability to bring critical perspective to issues of diversity and multiculturalism. The college is invested in hiring faculty members who can actively contribute to the climate of diversity and inclusion in the Theater Division through their teaching and creative activity. The Division seeks a candidate with excellent interpretive, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work in a highly collaborative atmosphere.
  • Ohio University has a vibrant residential campus that attracts top-quality students. Athens, Ohio, is a quintessential college town. We are located in picturesque Athens, OH, which provides a classic residential learning environment for over 20,000 students on the main campus and is a family-friendly and culturally rich community located amidst scenic state and national parks just 75 minutes southeast of Columbus, Ohio. The College of Fine Arts is the center of arts activity in the region with Schools of Music, Art+Design, Dance, Film, and Theater, and Interdisciplinary Arts.
  • This position is a nine-month non-tenure track appointment with potential for additional summer teaching and/or work with our professional summer company, Tantrum Theater Salary is commensurate with education and experience and is accompanied by our generous university benefits such as tuition for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan including company contributions, parental leave, adoption reimbursement, and more. OHIO is also proud to offer wellness programs, on-site wellness facilities, and a generous employee assistance program. Additional information is available at

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MFA or equivalent in Lighting Design or comparable professional training.
  • Strong background in professional theatrical design and/or entertainment industry, with connections to significant professional markets.
  • Experience in graduate and undergraduate-level teaching.
  • Knowledge of industry standard lighting equipment and software, including Vectorworks and Lightwright.

Desired Secondary Interest:

  • Secondary interest or desire to incorporate media and projection design into curriculum.

To provide artistic and educational leadership for the lighting design area as part of a team which includes the Division Head, also a professional lighting designer. Teaching lighting design in MFA and BFA programs, introduction to design skills, Vectorworks, Lightwright and associated paperwork. Strong supervision and mentorship of student designers including portfolio guidance and facilitating professional internships is highly important. Additional duties include participation in production planning, student recruitment, and service on academic committees.

This position requires days, nights, and weekends as needed, including, but not limited to, all designer runs, technical and dress rehearsals. Hours required as dictated by academic and production schedules.

To access application;
Apply on line at link below. You will be asked to provide a link to a digital portfolio and names and contact information for three professional references. Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by May 14, 2018.

Lighting Design Lecturer:

  • Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.

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Contact Information

  • David Russell
    Theater Division
    Ohio University
    19 S. College Street
    Kantner Hall 307
    Athens, OH 45701
  • 740.566.6428
  • 740.593.4817


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