University of California, San Diego La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
Sep 03, 2019Full time
THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE at UC San Diego (http://theatre.ucsd.edu) invites theatre artists to apply for a faculty position in Lighting Design. The academic appointment for this position will be for an Assistant Professor beginning Fall Quarter 2020 as a core member of a professional design training program. The appointee will be expected to bring innovation to the teaching of lighting design at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, while continuing to build their professional career nationally and/or internationally. This position requires active mentorship of students and the ability to teach a wide range of classes, ranging from the fundamentals of lighting design to advanced topics. Teaching activities include classroom instruction in studio seminars and lectures, supervising productions, mentoring, supporting student research and internships, as well as collaborating on curriculum development, season planning and recruitment with department faculty. Additionally, the appointee will be expected to participate as member of the campus community on committees at both departmental and university levels. In order to advance to tenure, the candidate must demonstrate truly exceptional professional activity, teaching, mentoring, and university service. The committee will assess each application for: • Applicant should possess an MFA or equivalent professional experience in lighting design prior to the start of appointment • A history of productions at the national level; • Evidence of continuing creative activity • Evidence of teaching potential and/or 1-2 or more years experience teaching courses and • Evidence of superb teaching potential at the university level in lighting design and/or related fields, such as video and projection design, architectural, installation, or industrial design. The applicant should demonstrate familiarity with digital technologies related to lighting design, such as relevant modeling software. The ideal candidate will have strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity. (see http://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/) Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications based on University of California pay scales. Deadline: Review of completed applications will begin November 30, 2019. Applicants are asked to submit all application materials electronically via UCSD’s online Recruit system at: https://apptrkr.com/1584163 Only applications submitted via the UCSD on-line system will be considered. The following documents are required: - Cover Letter - CV/Resume - Statement of Teaching Philosophy - Three Letters of Recommendations - Statement of Contributions to Diversity (see https://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/about/diversity.html) UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity.