Associate/Full Professor of Theater: Lighting

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Department of Theater announces a search for a full time, tenure position for an Associate or Full Professor of Theater in the area of lighting design beginning July 1, 2020.
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Associate or Full Professor of Theater: Lighting Design
University of California
Los Angeles, California



The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television Department of Theater announces a search for a full time, tenure position for an Associate or Full Professor of Theater in the area of lighting design beginning July 1, 2020.


• Develop, administer and supervise a world-class Lighting Design program at a Research I University.
• Teach undergraduate and graduate level theater courses at the lower and upper division level, including lighting design, fundamentals of theater design and topics in theater design and technology.
• Supervise graduate and undergraduate lighting projects for productions annually, including new and devised works.
• Teach other courses in areas of theater expertise.
• Ability to teach traditional design practices and innovative design skills.
• Contribute to the Department and University equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives.
• Mentor and advise students in academic and career planning.
• Serve on Department and University Committees and participate in other service opportunities.
• Maintain and grow an artistic national and/or international professional career.
• Perform other responsibilities as appropriate for a faculty member at a major university, including assisting with student recruitment and participation in faculty governance.


MFA in Theatrical Design or a minimum of 6 years professional experience.

The ideal candidate will have experience that demonstrates:
• The ability to successfully teach at the collegiate level, including theater design courses;
• Success in lighting design at the professional level, including engagement with emerging design technologies;
• Ability to teach traditional and current design practice;
• A collaborative approach to a general theater education that values development of students with a broad range of knowledge and skills in theater performance, production, and scholarship;
• Ability to work with a wide range of culturally diverse students;
• A commitment to experiential learning and dynamic pedagogical practice;
• Excellent organizational and communication skills that demonstrate collaborative engagement with students and colleagues;
• Multi-disciplinary approaches to creative projects;
• Dedication to institutional and community service.
• Teaching experience at the university level is preferred.
• Dedication to institutional and community service.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and the names of 3 references who may be contacted regarding your application. A cover letter, statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion and digital portfolio are required.

Please address your materials to the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Professor Jeff Burke.

Please apply at .

Applications should be received by October 3, 2019.

The University of California, Los Angeles, and the Department of Theater are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of professional activities and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. The vision of the School of Theater, Film and Television is to serve as a premier interdisciplinary global professional school that develops outstanding humanistic storytellers, industry leaders and scholars whose diverse, innovative voices enlighten, engage and inspire change for a better world.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.