The Department of Theatre & Film at the University of Mississippi seeks applications for an Instructional Assistant Professor of Lighting Design to begin August 19, 2021. An MFA is required at the time of hire for this full-time, nine-month, position. Responsibilities include collaborating with faculty and staff in the theatre area in the offering of a BFA emphasis in Design & Theatre Production at a Research I University; teaching a variety of lighting design, programming, drafting, and production based classes; and performing service appropriate to the position including recruitment and participation in shared governance. Maintaining a record of professional creative work outside the department will be encouraged. Other responsibilities may include designing in our mainstage season and mentoring lighting design students on creative projects. The department currently enrolls 120 majors with 18 full-time faculty and offers a BA degree in Theatre Arts, a BFA in Theatre Arts with emphases in Acting for Stage and Screen and Design & Theatre Production, as well as a BFA in Film Production. The University of Mississippi, which has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education for twelve consecutive years as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, is located in Oxford, MS, ranked as one of the "Top 10 Best College Towns".
Applicants should complete the University’s online application form at https://careers.olemiss.edu/ AND submit a cover letter, an updated Curriculum Vitae, and a list of three references that the committee may contact. Additionally, candidates are asked to submit a teaching philosophy as well as a statement on your commitment to diversity and inclusion. More information about the department can be found at theatreandfilm.olemiss.edu.
The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.
Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi is Mississippi’s flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities – Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. With more than 24,000 students, Ole Miss is the state’s largest university and is ranked among the nation’s fastest-growing institutions. Its 15 academic divisions include a major medical school, nationally recognized schools of accountancy, law and pharmacy, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, renowned for a blend of academic rigor, experiential learning and opportunities for community action.