Assistant or Associate Prof. in Theatre - Lighting Design
Greensboro, NC 
Posted 12 days ago
Job Description
Posting Details

Position Number 001302
Functional Title Assistant or Associate Prof. in Theatre - Lighting Design
Position Type Tenure Stream
Position Eclass FC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earn
University Information

, located in the of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher and . Founded in 1891 and one of the original three institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most in the state with , and members representing 90+ nationalities. With , in over , UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for , with noted strengths in , and follow UNCG on , , and .

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit

The UNCG School of Theatre educates and trains students as professional artists in performance, design and technical production, theatre for youth, and theatre education. Our rigorous BA, BFA, and MFA programs produce exemplary theatre artists with the knowledge, skills, and vision to work professionally in the performing arts. Our annual production season includes four mainstage productions in the Taylor Theatre; three to four productions in the Pam and David Sprinkle Theatre, our studio black-box/arena theatre; and the spring regional tour of the North Carolina Theatre for Young People.

About the School of Theatre - Our performance faculty offers practical experience and training in specializations such as the Alexander Technique, contact improvisation, and the training schools of Michael Chekhov, Sanford Meisner, Katherine Fitzmaurice, among others. Our design and technical production faculty and staff provide extensive professional experience and training in scene, lighting, sound, and costume design including specialties in mask-making, welding, CAD design, and much more. The School of Theatre also offers training in theatre education, theatre for young people, and provides opportunities for developing skills in marketing, ticketing, and front of house operations.

As a member of numerous national theatre organizations, including USITT, SETC, TCG, and AATE, the School of Theatre offers a rigorous theoretical and practical education, along with valuable opportunities for students to network with theatre professionals and showcase their own work. Theatre students enjoy continuous opportunities to meet, learn from, and engage with leading industry professionals with guest artists. A range of professional workshops, master classes, presentations, and class visits keep our students abreast of the latest developments and techniques across the industry and further enhance their prospects for a wide range of careers.

Our students graduate well-equipped to embrace and create opportunities in performance and production in theatre, film and television-as actors, writers, directors, stage managers, designers, sound engineers-and business operations. Other students harness their passion for performance and learning to become teachers across all education levels, preparing the next generations of young artists and theatre-goers.

The School of Theatre is committed to creating and developing a diverse, engaged, artistically well-balanced body of future theatre professionals, performers, and teachers. Our mission is to nurture our students' dreams, enhance their talents, and help them to turn passion into purpose, on and off the stage.

Position Summary

The School of Theatre at UNC Greensboro invites applications from a diverse group of candidates who are experienced and actively engaged in advancing equity and inclusivity in their teaching and professional/creative practice for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank beginning August 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities include teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate students and offering courses in lighting design, stage management, design and technical portfolio preparation, and other design and technical theatre areas as qualified. Duties include practical mentoring of student lighting designers and stage managers and potentially designing lighting for some School productions.

UNC Greensboro is a minority serving institution with an undergraduate population of 49% ethnic minority students and 67% female students. The School of Theatre and the College of Visual and Performing Arts seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNC Greensboro is an inclusive learning community with a campus-wide culture that embodies access, equity, diversity, excellence, and collaboration. With an enrollment of more than 20,000 students, including 3,500 graduate students, and 2,800 faculty and staff, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the UNC system. UNC Greensboro is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. UNCG is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

The School of Theatre has a vibrant and racially diverse student population. We recognize the need to move toward creating an actively anti-racist and anti-biased space of creative practice. Our community seeks candidates who are invested in creating communities of practice and care in which access is paramount. We have 17 full-time, professionally active faculty members who serve over 300 students in BA and BFA concentrations and in MFA programs in Acting, Design, Directing, and Theatre for Youth. The School mounts a yearly season of as many as a dozen plays and musicals, along with student-driven work.

Minimum Qualifications

MFA in Theatrical Design or equivalent professional experience with special expertise in lighting, demonstrated professional achievement as a lighting designer, and university-level teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates fluent in current workflows, software, and lighting systems as well as practiced in skillfully lighting diverse populations are preferred. Innovative candidates with strong drafting skills and projection skill sets are highly desired.

Tenure Status Tenure Track
Special Instructions to Applicants

Application should include a cover letter, current CV, a digital portfolio or website of design work/process and teaching, a statement that reflects your approach to teaching lighting design and stage management, and a list of three references. In your cover letter and teaching statement, describe how you incorporate principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion in your teaching and artistic practice.

Recruitment Range Commensurate with experience
Org #-Department School of Theatre - 12222
Job Open Date 01/12/2021
For Best Consideration Date 02/15/2021
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
FTE 1.000
Type of Appointment Permanent
Time Limited Duration
Number of Months per Year 9
FLSA Exempt

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro has been and will continue to be committed to equality of employment opportunities and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, or age. Men, women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. EOE AA/M/F/D/V


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Salary and Benefits
Commensurate with experience
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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