The Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a 2-year post-MFA Fellowship in Design. The successful candidate will have an MFA degree in Design with an emphasis in Sound and/or Lighting and Projection. Some professional design experience is preferred but not required. This position may also be split into two 1-year positions: one in Lighting and Projection and one in Sound.
Pomona College is a highly selective liberal arts college. We seek to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty and are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We value candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds. Fifty-two percent of our current cohort of first-year students (class of 2023) self-identify as domestic students of color, 11% international and 19% are first generation college students. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach and mentor exceptional students of diverse backgrounds-utilizing pedagogical practices that are rigorous, inclusive, and which promote academic equity.
Responsibilities will include teaching two academic courses per year – one in either sound design and technology or lighting technology or one additional design/technology course (possibly projection design/technology). Design responsibilities will involve executing two or three designs in sound, lighting and/or projections each year. Ongoing mentoring of students is an important component of this design work. There is an expectation that the successful candidate will participate in the ongoing life of the Department including mentoring and attending Departmental meetings.
Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college attracting a diverse, national student body. Students from the five Claremont Colleges actively participate in the Theatre Department. Please submit a dossier, including: (a) letter of application, (b) resume or curriculum vitae, © transcripts, and (d) three letters of recommendation.
These documents should be sent to Joyce Lu, Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance, 300 E. Bonita Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711 or emailed to Joyce.Lu@pomona.edu. Complete applications received by June 1, 2020 will receive full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.