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[SA-TH] - Theatre Department: Assistant Professor (#52499)

Position Information

Instructional Faculty


Contact Person:
Scott Bartley

Job Description

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, emergency one-year appointment as an Assistant Professor (Academic Year 2018-2019) in the Theatre Department.  The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Lighting and Stage Craft; design and execute Lighting for four mainstage productions per year; and, design and paint two Scenic Designs per year.  The candidate will also supervise student design projects; advise students academically, contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service, and scholarship and serve on university committees.  Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • MFA in theatrical design (or equivalent) by the time of application
  • Five years (FTE) teaching experience at the college/university level
  • Experience in designing and executing scenery and Lighting
  • Supervisory experience in black box lighting grid. 
  • Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse communities 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Evidence of scholarly activity, e.g., professional theatrical production, conference presentations, journal articles
  • Knowledge of technology design-based software, e.g., AutoCAD, Vectorworks, Light Wright or Photoshop
  • Expertise in one or more secondary skills: scenic painting, model building, water color or sketching. 

The University: CCSU is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system.  Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose.  CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates.  CCSU is richly diverse: more than 30 percent of students are from communities of color.  Visit our web site at 

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city with a population of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital of culture-rich Hartford.  CCSU is currently in a large-scale community engagement initiative, designed to more effectively embrace our communities as the “steward of central Connecticut.”  Pursuing a range of partnership arrangements with area businesses, schools, agencies, and more, this initiative will create significant new opportunities for student internships, faculty research, as well as an expanding array of cultural collaborations with the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, city theatres, the world-renowned New Britain Museum of American Art, and other area attractions. 

SPECIAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:  Twelve month contract beginning in August, 2018 to May, 2019.  Salary starting at $60k for applicants with an MFA.  Please submit the following via email to, Scott Bartley, Theatre Department Chair: 

  1. Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  2. Current resume
  3. Website/digital portfolio information 

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., SSN, DOB, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted.  Please do NOT submit applications through the CCSU web site. 

Central Connecticut State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer