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Job ID: 121776

Visiting Assistant Professor of Design
Cornell University

Date Posted Apr. 4, 2019
Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Design
University Cornell University
Ithaca, NY, United States
Department Performing and Media Arts
Application Deadline Apr. 26, 2019
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Visiting Prof/Prof of Practice
  • Digital Media
    Drama/Theater/Theater Education

The Department of Performing and Media Arts at CORNELL UNIVERSITY seeks a visiting assistant professor of design for a one-year appointment with possible renewal for a second year contingent on department needs and successful teaching in the first year, beginning on July 1, 2019, with presence on campus required no later than mid-August.

Primary expertise should be in lighting design; secondary expertise in projection design, video design and/or scene design is highly desirable. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be responsible for: creating lighting designs for a minimum of four productions including one dance performance each year; teaching two courses per semester in lighting design and in other areas of the candidate’s expertise; supervising and mentoring student designers; and participating in departmental service. Successful candidates will have an MFA, design experience in both professional and university settings, and experience teaching design at the university level.

Currently 24 faculty and 13 staff collaborate to offer B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Performing and Media Arts that provide opportunities for students to study and explore across the disciplines of theatre, film, and dance. We present live and mediated events in five different performance spaces. Our department is committed to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. More information is available at Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a link to portfolio samples to

Applications are due April 26, 2019. Cornell University is an equal opportunity employer and educator.

  • Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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Contact Information

  • Donna Miller
    Performing and Media Arts
    Cornell University
    430 College Ave.
    Ithaca, NY 14850


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