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Theatre and Dance (Lighting), Coordinator-Track Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty - Coordinator Track
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Fine & Applied Arts

Job Title

Theatre and Dance (Lighting), Coordinator-Track Faculty


Theatre and Dance

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.


Salary commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a coordinator-track faculty position (#130450) at the rank of instructor in lighting. The start date for the position is as early as August 8, 2022. The position is contingent upon funding.

The successful candidate will teach studio and academic courses such as Lighting Technology, Lighting Design, and Introduction to Theatre. The successful candidate will also serve as Master Electrician for the departmental production season of 6-8 mainstage theatre and dance productions annually; supervise and mentor lighting technology and design students; coordinate and oversee the execution of all MTSU Theatre and Dance lighting needs; maintain theatre lighting facilities and equipment inventory. Additional opportunities for teaching lighting design or designing for the production season may be available. Secondary focus in rigging, projection design/technology, or a related area is helpful.

Required Education

A master's degree in Theatre or a field closely related to the area of instruction(s) is required. A bachelor’s degree in Theatre or a closely related field with five (5) years of directly related industry experience in lighting may be lieu of the master's degree.

Other Desirables

Applicants with previous university teaching experience in lighting will receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must include a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and a statement of Teaching Philosophy at the time of online application.

NOTE:  Applicants must also provide a link to an online portfolio or PDF of production work. This may be accomplished by providing a link in a document attached as "Other Document 1." The link must be active and working at the time of application submission and remain so until the search is complete.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position-specific questions, please contact Karla Barnes at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Vacation and Sick Leave  
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 08/02/2022

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