Clinical Assistant Professor in Theatre Lighting Design

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

Position overview:

The Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing invites interested candidates to apply for a Visiting Clinical Faculty position in Lighting Design and Technology for the ‘24-’25 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 the option to renew, starting on August 14th, 2024. 

Successful candidates will demonstrate strong knowledge of current design techniques and technologies, and collaborate on a variety of creative projects within the program. 

The candidate will provide hands-on support for productions and mentor a broad range of developing professionals with diverse identities and experiences, promoting inclusivity and the expansion of students’ understanding of their craft, culture, and community.

We are unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position.  

Department overview:

The Department of Theatre, Film and Creative Writing 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 voices and communicate their messages to the world. Our department actively seeks out new approaches to support our students’ creative expression and academic experience.  

About Boise State:

Boise State University is located along the banks of the Boise River and a short stroll from the state capitol. We are committed to an innovative, transformative, and equitable educational environment that supports student success, and advances Idaho and the world.

Boise State is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities are welcomed.

Learn more about faculty careers at Boise State and the City of Boise.

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA in Theatre Design plus at least 2 years of professional experience OR MFA in related field

  • Experience teaching practical aspects of lighting design

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

  • Proficiency in relevant design software including two or more of the following: Vectorworks, Lightwright, EOS programming and/or Qlab

Preferred qualifications:

  • MFA in Lighting Design

  • Additional experience in Sound and/or Projection Design

  • Experience in designing educational productions and mentoring student designers

  • Background with student and faculty-directed projects

  • Ability to teach classes outside of Design and Technology curriculum appreciated

Required application materials:

Please note that the application system allows for 5 documents to be uploaded, please consolidate documents as needed.

  • A statement of teaching philosophy

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Sample syllabi, assignments, and/or other evidence of teaching

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

  • Sample lighting paperwork for a production (including Drafting, Channel Hookup, Instrument Schedule, Cue List and Magic Sheet)

Closing Date: 

The position will remain open until filled, with the initial review to begin on 4/12/24.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Candice Elison at

Salary and Benefits:

Salary starting at $50,000 (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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