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Assistant Professor of Theatre

Recruitment #



Assistant Professor of Theatre (Technical Theatre)

Effective Date

August 20, 2018 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Minimum Qualifications

  • MFA degree in Technical Theatre, Design and/or Production. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the degree by August 1, 2018.

  • Demonstrated potential for success in teaching technical theatre at the college level.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in industry standard software applications relevant to technical theatre.

  • Demonstrated potential for developing a strong record of professional achievement in Technical Theatre at a national/international level.

  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching a range of courses in Technical Theatre/Production at both undergraduate and graduate levels including: teaching computer software applicable to technical theatre, including 2D and 3D imaging and drafting programs such as Photoshop, VectorWorks and AutoCAD; and visualization programs such as WYSIWYG, Vision, and Light Converse.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in a variety of technical theatre skills which may include: costume crafts; costume construction; video design and projection; automated lighting programming; theatrical audio/video and electrical knowledge and experience; properties construction and design, materials and set construction, and rigging.

  • Demonstrated excellence in professional achievement in Technical Theatre, Production and/or related fields at a national/international level.

  • Conversant in new and emerging technologies pertinent to Technical Theatre.

  • Experience in any of the following: student mentoring, curriculum development, program coordination, committee work, or other service.



  • Teach a variety of courses in technical theatre at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Mentor students who are working on Theatre Arts productions and special events.
  • Maintain an active agenda of research, scholarly and creative activites at national/ international level.
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university and community.


CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. 


Required Documentation

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Names and contact information for three references
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • A Statement of Teaching Philosophy (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation, and an official transcript


A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:


Jeff Janisheski, Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Theatre Arts

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-2701


(562) 985-7891

Application Deadline

Review of applications to begin November 28, 2017

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status.   CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.