The University of Southern California School of Dramatic Arts invites applicants for the position ofÂ Adjunct Lecturer in Lighting DesignÂ starting August 16, 2022 with classes beginning August 22nd.Â
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. The School of Dramatic Arts is actively seeking applications from qualified individuals from the broadest possible community.
The successful candidate is a collaborative individual with sensitivity to the academic environment, who understands the need to balance theory and practice, shares the School's commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and understands and values the School of Dramatic Arts' unique location in Los Angeles with its dynamic relationship between theatre, TV/film, and the themed entertainment industry.
We encourage applications from all qualified candidates who are eligible to work in the United States. However, we are unable to sponsor employment visas for this position.Â Please note the following visa categories do not qualify for unrestricted work authorization: B, H-1B, TN, E-3, E-2 Principle, O-1, P-1, nor L-1.
Reports to: Dean, Chair of Design
Responsibilities: Adjunct Lecturer is responsible for instructing, advising and mentoring BA and BFA students in the Production and Design cohort. This part-time position includes 1-3 courses per semester.Â Courses include Stage Lighting, Vectorworks, as well as some classes among the following depending on the candidateâs qualifications: Introduction to Theatrical Production, Advanced Theatrical Production and Projection Design I and II. The Adjunct Lecturer may be asked to design or mentor on a departmental production if availability arises.
Compensation: Hourly rate negotiable based on experience.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelorâs degree in a related field and/or equivalent experience in the professional arena, 3-5 years as a professional designer with significant, demonstrable ties to at least one theatre and demonstrable interest in equity, diversity, and inclusion. Required skills include conceptualization, various communication and organizational techniques used in lighting design, text study, and advanced knowledge of lighting equipment, programming, and current software used professionally.Â
Preferred Qualifications: With an MFA and/or equivalent experience in the profession, the successful candidate has 3 years teaching experience at a college level, 5 or more years of professional experience with national credentials. The ideal applicant will have skills and advanced knowledge in any number of the following in addition to what was listed above; moving light programming, history of lighting design, projection software, projection content creation, and basic projection systems design.
Application Instruction: Applications should include a cover letter describing the candidate's qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Please also include sample syllabi from past courses you have taught if available.Â
The USC School of Dramatic Arts:Â Founded in 1945, is recognized as a leader in theatre education. The School offers programs and curricula in acting, playwriting, design, critical studies, technical direction, sound design, and stage management.Â With a faculty working at the highest level of their profession, the School offers BA, BFA and MFA degrees and has an active annual production of more than 20 shows with a combined population of 550 undergraduate and graduate students.
The University of Southern California (USC):Â Founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the âTrojan Family,â which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.