Assistant Professor of Lighting Design

  • Florida State University, School of Theatre
  • Florida State University, W College Ave, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Oct 31, 2019
Full time   Theatre & Dance

Job Description

Florida State University seeks an experienced and accomplished Assistant Professor of Lighting Design for 9 month tenure track position beginning 2020-2021 academic year.

The successful candidate’s primary responsibilities will include-

  • Work with faculty to develop new Integrated Design Program(s).
  • Recruit Graduate students annually.
  • Teach Graduate lighting design/technology and projection design. (additional subjects possible)
  • Possibly design lighting and projections for FSU School of Theatre productions.
  • Serve on FSU School of Theatre committees as assigned.
  • Continue to work on professional development with outside activities.

Please see our website at for further information on our program and current faculty expertise. By valuing, celebrating and leveraging the differences and similarities within our community, we create a fertile environment for problem-solving – one that is more inventive and compassionate. All are encouraged to apply.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Candidates must hold an MFA in Theatre Design or a related field or significant professional experience in lighting and projection design; and have 3 years teaching experience. Additional qualifications include-

  • Significant experience working with large-scale musicals and plays.
  • Significant demonstrated experience with projection design and media systems and related software.
  • Significant demonstrated experience with DMX and computer-controlled lighting systems, (ETC-Ion console, intelligent lighting instruments, hazers, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in accurately creating and interpreting lighting drawings.
  • Extensive proven experience with AutoCAD/VectorWorks for producing lighting drawings and related software.
  • Demonstrated ability to professionally implement designs, adhering to strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrated dedication to the teacher/artist model.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Evidence of excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Member of United Scenic Artists #829.
  • Highly desirable that the applicant be "multiple category".  SD/LD, LD/Projection Design, etc.

Application Details

A letter of intent, current CV, digital portfolio (may be on-line) and 3 references are required. Additional information may be requested. Completed applications will be reviewed beginning 1/10/2020 and continue until the position is filled. Contract begins August, 2020, with full university benefits package. Please email the School of Theatre at with any questions.

Florida State University values diversity and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals. To apply please go to, using posting #46582. Equal Opportunity Employer


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