Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Lighting Design

Fairfax, VA
Apr 11, 2017
Jul 27, 2017
Education, Research
Full Time

Job Category : Instructional or Research Faculty

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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Lighting Design

The George Mason University School of Theater, within the College of Visual and Performing Arts, invites candidates for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Lighting Design. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: This is a nine-month, full-time position in Masons undergraduate Theater Program. Mason is located in Fairfax, Va., 15 miles outside of Washington, D.C. Excellence in teaching and continued professional creative work is expected for this position.

The candidate will be responsible for the Lighting Design curriculum: teaching three classes per semester, to include lighting design, lighting technology and stagecraft, design fundamentals, computer-aided design, and/or other courses reflecting the candidates expertise and departmental needs; supervising and mentoring students in department productions; and collaborating with theater faculty, staff, and students in the area of design and technology. Additional responsibilities include: * Lighting design and supervising student designers on six productions annually; * Serving as a mentor for all lighting design technical rehearsals; * Serving as mentor to the student master electricians for departmental productions; and * Supporting production management duties, maintenance of theater lighting facilities, and equipment inventory.

Significant service components include: student recruitment; advising and mentoring; and participation in all required faculty functions, including academic and production meetings. The faculty member will serve on campus committees, often in a leadership role.

Required Qualifications: * MFA in lighting design or a related field, with significant experience as a lighting designer in a variety of professional venues; * At least three years of university teaching or the professional equivalent; * Excellent communication and organizational skills; * Computer competency in stage lighting and related applications; * Successful collaborative experience in a multidisciplinary environment; and * Demonstrated mastery of current and emerging lighting technologies, including projections, facility with software and its application to lighting design, advanced hand- and computer-based drafting skills, and proficiency with design portfolio software.

Preferred Qualifications: * Five years of effective teaching at the undergraduate level; * Demonstrated excellence in digital media; * Secondary area of design expertise; * Expertise in teaching online or blended courses; * Experience teaching theater appreciation and other courses for non-majors; and * Professional affiliation with United States Institute of Theater Technology and/or United Scenic Artists.

Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F8038z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Additionally, candidates may either upload (in field labeled Other Doc) or e-mail a portfolio to cvpahr@gmu.edu (optional).

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Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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