Assistant Professor of Lighting Design

Position: Assistant Professor, Lighting Design
                  Full-Time Academic Year Position

Application Deadline: February 28, 2015

The Ira Brind School of Theatre Arts, under the direction of Joanna Settle, is part of the College of Performing Arts in the University of the Arts, situated in Center City, Philadelphia at the heart of a vibrant theatrical community.  An adventurous and thriving undergraduate, professional training program offering BFA degrees in Acting, Musical Theatre, Directing, Playwriting and Production, and Design and Technology to 300 students, The Brind School is seeking to appoint a full-time faculty member to teach lighting design and related subjects, design lighting for Brind School productions, and assist in recruiting and advising students.


  • Inspire our students through the teaching of Lighting Design, Lighting Practicum, and related subjects
  • Design lighting for two to four productions annually
  • Oversee Brind School lighting design work for the school season
  • Mentor Design/Tech majors who have chosen an emphasis in lighting design
  • Advise Design/Tech majors on academics (approximately 15 advisees)
  • Assist in recruiting Design/Tech students (on-campus and off)
  • Related committee work on the School, College, and University level


  • MFA in lighting design and/or professional equivalency
  • Teaching experience preferred
  • Experience with theater lighting required
  • Experience with dance lighting, film lighting, and event lighting preferred
  • Experience with projection design preferred
  • Extensive professional experience in lighting design highly preferred

Contract: 3 year renewable at the Assistant level to begin Fall 2015.

TO APPLY: Interested, qualified applicants should submit letters of application and resumes to the Human Resources Department via email to Please ensure job title is in the Subject line.

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