Cornell University, Department of Performing and Media Arts

Position ID:Cornell-PMA-VAP [#13531]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Design
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14850, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Design
Theater Arts
Performing Arts
Appl Deadline:2019/04/26 finished (2019/04/03, finished 2019/07/30, listed until 2019/04/26)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Performing and Media Arts at CORNELL UNIVERSITY seeks a visiting assistant professor of design for a one-year appointment with possible renewal for a second year contingent on department needs and successful teaching in the first year, beginning on July 1, 2019, with presence on campus required no later than mid-August.

Primary expertise should be in lighting design; secondary expertise in projection design, video design and/or scene design is highly desirable. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will be responsible for: creating lighting designs for a minimum of four productions including one dance performance each year; teaching two courses per semester in lighting design and in other areas of the candidate’s expertise; supervising and mentoring student designers; and participating in departmental service. Successful candidates will have an MFA, design experience in both professional and university settings, and experience teaching design at the university level.

Currently 24 faculty and 13 staff collaborate to offer B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Performing and Media Arts that provide opportunities for students to study and explore across the disciplines of theatre, film, and dance. We present live and mediated events in five different performance spaces. Our department is committed to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. More information is available at Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a link to portfolio samples to

Applications are due April 26, 2019. Cornell University is an equal opportunity employer and educator.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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