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Visiting Assistant Professor of Design
Occidental College

Date Posted Apr. 7, 2022
Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Design
University Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Department Theater and Performance Studies
Application Deadline May 2, 2022
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2022
  • Visiting Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

The Visiting Assistant Professor of Design in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies will teach introductory through advanced courses in scenic and lighting design; design scenery and/or lighting for three mainstage productions; supervise student designers and design assistants; and collaborate on curricular and production planning. This one-year appointment, with the possibility of extension, is included in the Non-Tenure Track Bargaining Unit subject to the terms of the College’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with SEIU Local 721. The candidate must have  at least an MFA in Scenic Design or closely related area of design; training and practical experience in scenic design, CAD drafting, scene painting, lighting among other areas; demonstrated experience teaching and mentoring undergraduate design students; and a portfolio of scenic design at the professional and collegiate level. The department looks for a colleague who will commit not only to teaching existing classes and being an integral part of our production program, but one who has a truly interdisciplinary approach to the study and making of live performance and who will support our commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. To apply, please visit: Applications due by May 2, 2022.

  • Occidental is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or
    applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
    pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital
    status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information,
    military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Occidental is
    strongly committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to
    fostering an inclusive, equitable, and just environment within which students, staff, administrators, and
    faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their work are encouraged to identify
    their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the College’s strategic equity and justice
    goals and those from groups that are underrepresented in the field are particularly encouraged to apply. 

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Contact Information

  • Beatrice Gonzales
    Theater & Performance Studies
    Occidental College
    Theater & Performance Studies
    1600 Campus Road
    Los Angeles, CA 90041
  • 323-259-2771
  • 323-341-4987


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