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Assistant Professor of Lighting Design (Production Management)

Wofford College is now accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Lighting Design/Production Manager position in the Department of Theatre to begin August 20, 2018. The department is located in the Rosalind S. Richardson Center for the Arts, a one-year-old, state-of-the-art building that is home to both theatre and visual arts including a 320-seat proscenium theatre, a 90-seat black box theatre, classrooms, and offices, in addition to extensive gallery, museum, and studio spaces.  In addition to lighting design and production management, the department is open to other areas of research or interest to the successful candidate.  

Faculty responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching at least one course per semester, designing lights in both venues, and mentoring student lighting designers.  Productions include at least two main stage shows, two to three black box productions, a student-run January term show, and end-of-semester course showcases. To earn tenure, faculty are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, continued scholarly development, and service to the college.  

Production management responsibilities: coordinate between all technical, design, and stage crew areas on all shows; create and manage rehearsal and production schedules in all venues; create, manage, and maintain the department’s budget; attend all technical rehearsals and preview performances; secure performance rights; facilitate auditions; and advise on PR and Front of House as needed. 

Qualifications: Theater Production MFA with a concentration in Lighting Design (or closely related) by August 15, 2018 is required. Prior undergraduate teaching experience is strongly preferred. Experience in Production Management is beneficial.  Successful candidates will have strong and effective teaching, communication, organizational, collaborative, and interpersonal skills. 

Wofford College is a selective, nationally known liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into a range of high-impact educational experiences, including study abroad, living-learning communities, and opportunities for internships, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement. Wofford is located a few blocks north of the central business district of Spartanburg, S.C. The Spartanburg area boasts an active international commercial community that comprises companies such as BMW and Michelin. Spartanburg is a growing and diverse community that supports six college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. The college has operated continuously on its original campus, which was designated a National Historic District in 1974. In November 2002, the entire 170-acre campus was designated as the Roger Milliken Arboretum. 

All applications must include the following materials: a letter of application that addresses how the candidate is prepared to meet the specific needs of Wofford’s Theatre Program; a statement of teaching philosophy (which should include an articulation of interest in, and understanding of, working at a residential, liberal arts college and at Wofford, in particular); a statement of creative or scholarly interests; curriculum vitae; names and contact information for three professional references; and a copy of graduate transcripts. Applicants are welcome to include supplementary evidence of teaching effectiveness and creative work. 

Submit all materials, ordered as above, electronically as one pdf file to:

For full consideration, all materials should be submitted by February 1, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to the Chair of the department, Dr. Mark Ferguson, at

Wofford College values diversity within our students, faculty, and staff, and strives to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people.  We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups, including persons with varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. 

It is the policy of Wofford College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at

A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates. Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check and establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.