Job Posting: Assistant Professor in Performance Design at Macalester College

05 August, 2019

Job Posting: Assistant Professor in Performance Design at Macalester College

Performance Design

The Theater and Dance Department at Macalester College invites applications for a tenure track faculty member in Performance Design at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates will be active artists with set or lighting design as a primary area of expertise. Demonstrated additional proficiency in costume, digital projections, object theater/puppetry, or sound design also welcome. We seek applicants committed to developing an inclusive liberal arts pedagogy that addresses the vibrancy of our diverse student body and to mentoring student designers. The 5-course teaching assignment includes designing for 1 mainstage production. The faculty member will be working in a new Theater Building completed January 2019, with a large state-of-the-art flexible performance space and a complete 2-D/3-D design studio.

 Successful applicants will be hands-on designers with a portfolio preferably in both theater and dance; fluent in current technologies of design for performance; prepared to work in traditional and alternative performance spaces; able to teach courses in design history; and ready to engage in areas across the Macalester community through service and curricular affinities.

Candidates are encouraged to read more about Macalester at and to address in their letters of application how they could contribute to our institutional mission and goals. 

Complete applications include a cover letter with a statement of interest in Macalester and the liberal arts; curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; description of artistic research interests; web links to portfolio and/or CD of work samples (10-15); and a list of three references. Submit electronic copies at

 CONTACT: Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento, Search Chair, Evaluation of complete applications will begin October 15th and continue until the position is filled. 

 Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Twin Cities, Minnesota, which has a population of approximately three million and more theaters per capita than any other urban center besides NYC. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 2100 undergraduates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. An EOE supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

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