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CUNY Assistant Professor - Lighting and Production - Entertainment Technology in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Lighting and Production - Entertainment Technology

Job ID: 20260

Location: NYC College of Technology

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of the City University of New York (CUNY) is a comprehensive college of over 17,000 students in downtown Brooklyn, offering associate and baccalaureate degree in technology and health related degree programs, other career-oriented degrees and liberal arts transfer degrees in its Schools of Arts and Sciences, Technology and Design, and Professional Studies. We are the largest public college of technology in New York State and exceptional in that we go beyond traditional class offerings to create a high-tech, hands-on educational experience for our students, to prepare them for a rapidly changing world. For the last five years City Tech has been among the leaders in the diversity of the students it serves among all Comprehensive Colleges/Bachelor’s (North) in the annual survey by U.S. News and World Report. Students and faculty are from more than 120 countries and speak more than 85 languages, with many students the first in their families to attend college.

The unique Entertainment Technology department has degrees in two areas: live production and Emerging Media. The live production area, where this position will be focused, covers all forms of live entertainment technology in areas such as concert touring, cruise ships, events, theatre, theme parks, museum exhibits, video production and other related areas. Most of our productions (including the nationally-known Gravesend Inn haunted hotel) take place in our 200-seat theatre. The college also has a brand new 1000-seat theatre with which we are closely collaborating. Lighting control is centered around GrandMA and ETC approaches.

We invite applications for a tenure-track position teaching Lighting and Production commencing in the Fall 2019 academic semester. The faculty member will lead, oversee and coordinate all lighting technology and design activities for the department; mentor students and help coordinate lighting-related internships and senior projects; help recruit students and market the department to the professional industry; maintain and update lighting and related curriculum as needed; build industry partnerships where possible; and make equipment proposals to keep the lighting department technology state of the art. Depending on abilities and interest, the faculty member will additionally help lead and teach in at least one other production area, such as video, projection, drafting, technical direction, scenic design, or producing.

City Tech expects its faculty to maintain professional development and research activities, and integration with other departments and new technology or process development is encouraged.


  • Teaching lighting and other courses, as determined by the candidate’s interest and background

  • Coordinating lighting adjuncts and the lighting curriculum

  • Coordinating lighting technology and design for all department productions

  • Promoting the department

  • Student advising and recruitment

  • Providing service to the college

  • Pursuing creative or scholarly work


  • A terminal degree (Ph.D, MFA, MPS, or. degree) in area(s) of experience.

  • Interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement

  • Willingness to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

  • A minimum of three-five years professional experience in lighting production

  • Proficiency with CAD software (Vectorworks or AutoCAD preferred)


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with review of applications to begin March 7, 2019.


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