Lecturer - Lighting Design

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Theatre, Film, and Creative Writing, College of Arts & Sciences

The Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing invites interested candidates to apply for a Lecturer position in Lighting Design for the ‘23-’24 academic year. This position is responsible for teaching 4 courses throughout the academic year, along with the lighting design and support of 4 main stage university productions. The contract spans 9 months with an option to renew, starting on August 16th, 2023. 

Successful candidates are individuals dedicated to contemporary teaching strategies, willing to mentor developing professionals, able to collaborate on a variety of programmatic creative projects, and prepared to offer hands-on support to the production crew. 

Candidates will be expected to engage a diverse undergraduate population, promoting inclusivity and the expansion of students’ understanding of culture and community. 

We are unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position.  

Department overview:

The Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing is a diverse group of educators with a common goal. Our department is made up of three programs that collaborate to create unique and current art that fuels the hearts and minds of our students and our community. We are dedicated to nurturing young artists to find their voice and communicate their messages to the world. Our department actively seeks out new approaches to support our student body’s creative expression and experience.  

About Boise State:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about faculty careers at Boise State and the City of Boise.

Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA in Theatre Design and at least 2 years professional experience

  • Ability to teach practical aspects of lighting design

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

  • Proficiency in relevant design software including one or more of the following: Vectorworks, Lightwright, and Qlab

Preferred qualifications:

  • MFA in Lighting Design

  • Additional experience in Sound and/or Projection Design

  • Experience in designing educational productions or mentoring student designers

  • Background with student and faculty directed projects

Required application materials:

  • A statement of teaching philosophy

  • Curriculum vitae

  • A digital portfolio of professional work (PDF or online) 

  • Three references

Closing Date: 

Position will remain open until filled, with initial review to begin on 6/15/23.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Candice Elison at candiceelison@boisestate.edu

Salary and Benefits:

Salary starting at $44,175 (9 month contract) 

Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being.  Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. 

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