CWRU Department of Theater is Hiring!

Assistant Professor of Lighting/Sound Design (Tenure-Track)

Location: Maltz Performing Arts Center

Position Type: Open Rank/Track Faculty

Position Description:

The Department of Theater in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University is accepting applications for an assistant professor of lighting and sound design (tenure-track) beginning in the 2024-25 academic year.

The position will be the primary lighting and/or sound designer for the Department of Theater season at the state-of-the-art Maltz Performing Arts Center (opened in 2021), and teach courses in their area of expertise and others as appropriate and assigned by the chair. Other duties include advising; and university, college, and department service. The normal teaching load is two and two on the semester system.


Candidates must demonstrate a pedagogical and professional profile. A completed Master of Fine Arts degree and a minimum of 3 years successful teaching at the undergraduate level is required. Advanced professional training and experience is preferred.

Application Instructions:

To apply, send letter of interest and curriculum vitae, and have three current letters of recommendation sent independently by the authors. Additionally, all applicants must submit a diversity statement describing how your research, teaching and/or service might contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusion within your scholarly field(s) and/or how your individual and/or collaborative efforts may promote structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future.

Please submit materials through Interfolio at:

An official transcript must be made available prior to job offer.

Application Deadline: January 31st, 2024

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Case Western Reserve University strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics.

Case Western Reserve provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity by phone at 216.368.3066 or by email at Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.