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Assistant Professor of Scenic Design

Baldwin Wallace University
Berea, OH
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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The Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Performing Arts is a premier institution, nationally recognized for developing talent in both traditional and emerging fields of performance, scholarship, and creativity. The Conservatory invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Scenic Design position, beginning on August 1, 2024.

Duties: The successful candidate will teach courses in the theatre program; design for the season of productions; teach additional courses in secondary areas of expertise (i.e., theatre technology, projection, sound, Vectorworks, etc.); and work daily in the scene shop mentoring students in construction, props and painting. Projection, carpentry and welding experience preferred. This faculty member will contribute to the ongoing development of a unique, forward-looking curriculum intended to prepare BW graduates for fulfilling and sustainable careers in the arts. Additionally, this faculty member will meaningfully contribute to an undergraduate liberal arts university through institutional service, academic advising, scholarship, and outstanding teaching.

Qualifications: Strong candidates will demonstrate a commitment to teaching and developing undergraduate theatre students; will possess an MFA in Scenic Design; be a strong collaborator with other faculty members, designers, directors, stage managers, production staff, and students; and fully participate in recruiting prospective students. Preference will be given to candidates with professional experience and strong connections to the industry and graduate programs.

Who We Are: Baldwin Wallace University is a private liberal arts and sciences institution located 20 miles southwest of Cleveland. The University offers an outstanding benefits package including funding for professional development, summer grant opportunities, and tuition benefits for immediate family. Established in 1898, the Conservatory offers 400+ undergraduate music, theatre, dance, and arts entrepreneurship majors a professional training program enhanced by a comprehensive and entrepreneurial liberal arts curriculum. In theatre, the Conservatory offers a BFA in Acting, BM in Music Theatre, and a BA in Theatre (with four tracks: Acting/Directing, Stage Management, Dance & Movement, and Tech & Design). Our artistically charged atmosphere inspires students in all majors to strive for creative excellence. Student programs are small enough for individual attention, yet large enough to provide outstanding production and performing opportunities. Our proximity to Cleveland provides countless cultural, educational, and performing opportunities for students and faculty alike including a long-term partnership with Great Lakes Theater. Learn more at

To Apply: In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the University and Conservatory actively encourage applications from individuals from underrepresented communities or backgrounds. Please submit:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vita
  • 1-2 page Statement of Teaching Philosophy including a diversity statement (please see for more instruction)
  • Contact information for 3-5 professional references (including emails and phone numbers)
  • Link to an online design portfolio

All of this information must be shared in a single PDF file and uploaded using the To Apply link on BW's Employment and Careers web page at

Review of applicants will begin immediately. For strongest consideration, applicants should submit materials by April 15, 2024.

Baldwin Wallace University is an EEO/AA employer and educator. At BW, we support and encourage diversity in a variety of forms. We value and appreciate inclusive excellence in the classroom, within extracurricular activities, and as we engage our community partners. Learn more at Diversity Affairs -

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