University of Michigan – Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, Lighting

The Visual and Performing Arts Department at Michigan Technological University USA seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre beginning in August 2023.

The position is focused on theatrical lighting–the successful candidate will teach lighting technology and lighting design courses in the B.S. Theatre and Entertainment Technology degree program. Duties include head electrician, lighting design, and oversight of student electrics crews for 4 theatre division productions each year.

Michigan Tech attracts world-class faculty who enrich the educational experience of smart, motivated, and adventurous students. 


As a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, the essential duties & responsibilities include:

  • Teach courses in lighting technology and lighting design
  • Provide lighting designs for theatre division productions
  • Serve as a head electrician for theatre division productions
  • Mentor student lighting technicians
  • Participate in department service as assigned
  • Participate in academic assessment and curriculum development
  • Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work

Duration: 09 months

Job Requirements

For the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, the following requirements apply:

  • MFA in lighting design, completed by August 2023.
  • 3 years of professional experience
  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate level (preferably as the instructor of record)
  • Experience in lighting design/production for any of the following: Themed entertainment, Experiential events, Concerts, Architectural/retail
  • Ability to teach drafting for the entertainment industry
  • Experience in projection design, and/or video system design
  • Experience with show control systems
  • Ability to manage and follow production budgets
  • Ability to use office productivity software (Google Suite, Microsoft Office), and online collaboration/teaching tools (eg. production management, video conferencing, Canvas LMS)
  • Vectorworks Spotlight and/or AutoCAD
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with an artistic/production team composed of both faculty and students, in coordination with design/tech faculty.
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Application Process

Interested applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Phone and email for five (3) references

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Deadline: Until filled

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