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Stanford University Department of Theater and Performance Studies seeks applicants for a one academic year appointment as a Lecturer in Lighting Design. Applicants should be prepared to design both dance and theater productions for three mainstage productions, teach three courses in lighting design and mentor student designers on productions in each of three academic quarters spanning September through June. A MFA in design is required. Applications should be submitted to podwyer@stanford.edu and include cover letter, resume and three references. Deadline for applications is April 16, 2017.

Job Description
Lighting Design for Production
  • Design mainstage shows in three quarters spanning September through June.
  • Work with Student Assistnat Designers on as many shows as possible.
  • Be available for initial design conversations as much as eight months prior to opening.
  • Be available to consult with director at least twice before rehearsal starts.
  • Be available to participate in at least two full design meeting prior to the start of rehearsal.
  • Attend at least one rehearsal, the Designer run, Focus, tech, and Dress.
  • Turn in plots and other paperwork on time per the dates agreed to with Production Manager and Technical Director.
  • Support the production design through collaboration with design team, production staff and students.

  • Lighting Instruction
  • Teach Lighting Design to students of varying experience and abilities for three quarters spanning September through June.
  • Teaching obligation is a minimum of 220 minutes of in-class instruction in two or three class periods per week.
  • Mentor students outside of in-class instruction, throughout the design and production process in everything relating to lighting design, including but not limited to: Working with a director and other designers; Research; Color and instrument selection; Drafting and other paperwork preferably in Vectorworks; Running hang/focus; and Tech and communication with director and stage management.
  • Conduct mentorship by attending at least one of each student’s tech and one dress rehearsal as well as holding regularly scheduled office hours for one on one advising in all three quarters.

  • The ideal candidate will have:
  • A Master’s of Fine Arts in Lighting Design.
  • Experience and skill in Vectorworks and other lighting software.
  • Experience with a variety of types and sizes of performances.

    Stanford University Department of Theater and Performance Studies seeks applicants for a one academic year appointment as a Lecturer in Advanced Acting starting in the fall of 2017. Applicants should be prepared to engage with a diverse campus community through undergraduate instruction in a wide variety of styles and methodologies throughout three quarters September through June.

    Applications should be submitted to Patrice O’Dwyer, Department Administrator at podwyer@stanford.edu and include a one page letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references, and copies of transcripts. Deadline for applications is April 21, 2017.

    Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching a variety of performance courses in the TAPS undergraduate Acting concentration. An ideal candidate will have expertise in a wide spectrum of styles and acting methodologies that can impart real technique and develop skills, and engage a diverse campus community.

    Qualifications: Master of Fine Arts; at least three years of university or college teaching experience; substantial professional experience as an actor; experience with diverse/multicultural theater voices and/or student populations and repertoire; experience with a wide range of theater styles and traditions, broad knowledge of both canonical and contemporary theater repertoire and an ability to teach students at both an introductory and advanced level.

    The undergraduate acting concentration within the TAPS department is part of a BA-only program, and designed to support the liberal arts and humanities component of Stanford Undergraduate Education.

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and clinical missions.

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