Assistant Professor, Lighting Designer

Job #382

Job Type
Location Athens , Georgia
Field Lighting Design & Technology
Post Date 31 October 2019

The University of Georgia Department of Theatre and Film Studies seeks an Assistant Professor of Lighting Design in a tenure-track position beginning in August, 2020. The candidate will teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level in lighting design and technology, design foundations, and other courses within the candidate’s areas of specialization. The preferred candidate would have a secondary area of specialization in either projection design, sound design, or stage management. The candidate will design 1-2 departmental productions a year, advise and recruit students, supervise student production designs and theses, and participate in curriculum development and other departmental activities, and will be expected to maintain an active professional presence as a designer on productions of national significance.


QUALIFICATIONS: MFA, PhD, or equivalent terminal degree with at least 3-5 years of professional design experience and 1-3 years of teaching at the university level. Must be currently legally eligible to work in the United States. Preference given to members of Local United Scenic Artist 829 Union.
APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Apply online at, providing a cover letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated above. We also request an updated full C.V., an unofficial transcript, and a link to an on-line website or portfolio containing visual examples of the candidate’s work. Please provide the names and contact information of three references, or have a third-party credentialing service such as Interfolio send us reference letters.