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Post-MFA Fellowship in Lighting and Sound Design
Pomona College

Date Posted Apr. 17, 2020
Title Post-MFA Fellowship in Lighting and Sound Design
University Pomona College
Claremont, CA, United States
Department Department of Theatre and Dance
Application Deadline Open until Filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2020
  • Post-Doc
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

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 Complete applications received by June 1, 2020 will receive full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

  • Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer. The College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable state and federal laws on the matter. The College does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care leave status, veteran’s status, or any other category described in Pomona College’s Nondiscrimination Policy or protected by law.

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Contact Information

  • Joyce Lu
    Department of Theatre and Dance
    Pomona College
    300 East Bonita Ave
    Claremont, CA 91711
  • 909-607-4385


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