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Visiting Assistant Professor in Technical Direction — Theatre Arts

January 13, 2020


Earlham College seeks to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor in Technical Direction in the Department of Theatre Arts, to begin July 1, 2020. This Technical Director will have experience in scenic and lighting design and a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. This entry-level, one-year renewable position is an excellent opportunity for recent recipients of graduate degrees interested in college teaching to gain experience in our small and vibrant theatre program.

Earlham College is a selective national liberal arts college of 1,000 students. Earlham's affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) informs our emphasis on seeking the truth wherever it leads, respect for persons, learning from and with one another, conflict management and peacemaking, diversity, global education and on international experience.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Teaching each semester includes two 3-credit academic courses (design and script analysis) and supervising scenic, lighting and properties shop work for two applied theatre labs working with theatre arts majors and non-majors alike. Production work may include designing the lights, props and/or set of one production (as well as mentoring and supervising student designers, student employees in shops and practicum students) each semester. Additional responsibilities include overseeing set construction and paint application, light hang/focus and prop acquisition.

Experience & Qualifications

Earlham is searching for applicants with a recent design/technology MFA and/or Ph.D. emphasizing scenic design and/or lighting design, who are eager to work with young and enthusiastic theatre artists.

Application Instructions

Please send a single PDF by email containing your cover letter, CV, Statement on Diversity, Teaching Philosophy, a list of three references, and digital portfolio or website to:

Lynne Perkins Socey, Search Convener
Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
Visual and Performing Arts
Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095

Telephone: 765-983-1410
Fax: 765-983-1247

Application review begins March 15, 2020. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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