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Stanford University
  • Position Number: 4055987
  • Location: Stanford, CA
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Theatre and Dance

The Department of Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford University (TAPS) invites applicants for a non-tenure track full-time Lecturer position in Lighting Design in 2023-24. The position will be for 1 year initially with the possibility of continuing.

The Lecturer in Lighting Design will be responsible for teaching 3 courses and designing for 3 main stage shows. Additional duties will include supervising student assistants and serving as an advisor for the design process for student productions.

All candidates must be not only committed to teaching, but also invested in expanding the field of theater. They are expected to provide evidence of teaching excellence, strong collaboration skills, collegiality, and the ability to work as a hands-on member of academic and production teams.

Applicants with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as an ability to expand students' cultural frameworks in an undergraduate academic environment are especially welcome.

Candidates must have:

  • Bachelor's degree and

  • MFA or equivalent professional experience beyond the bachelor's degree

  • Professional design experience and college-level teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: lighting, video/projection design, and scenography

  • A passion for growing the design program and helping students to start their professional careers in design

  • Experience in designing educational productions, working with student and faculty directed projects. Being able to teach the practical aspects of your lighting design is a must. Proficiency in software relevant to their design area may include one or more of the following: Vectorworks, Lightwright, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Qlab.

Salary range starts at $75,000. Please submit application materials by April 15, 2023.

Please submit the below to with "Lighting Lecturer Position" in the email subject line.

  1. A statement of teaching philosophy

  2. Curriculum vitae

  3. A digital portfolio (PDF or online) of professional work

  4. A list of three references with phone numbers and emails

Letters of reference may be solicited later in the process.

Stanford TAPS has an undergraduate Theater and Performance Studies B.A. program with concentrations available in Acting and Theater-Making; an undergraduate Minor program with concentrations in Theater and Performance Studies and Dance; and Ph.D. and Ph.D. Minor programs in Theater and Performance Studies. The mission of the program is to combine academic scholarship with arts practice.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.

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