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Assistant Professor Acting/ Directing

CSU San Bernardino Department of Theatre is accepting applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor with a concentration in Acting/Directing to teach in both disciplines. Candidates should display strong scholarship and/or artistic practices with an interest in diversity. As such, the candidate should be a strong collaborator as well as possess knowledge and interest in performance for a range of audiences with strong connections to the profession. It is highly desired that the candidate show proven skills to teach undergraduates with widely divergent backgrounds, the foundations of acting and directing with a emphasis in voice and movement. Part of the teaching load includes directing department productions. The position is expected to pursue professional development through creative work and/or scholarly research, engage in departmental, college-wide, and community service, advising and other duties expected at the rank of Assistant Professor. CSUSB is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution committed to creating a diverse and inclusive academic community and building a culturally diverse faculty. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply Visit (https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/2199852).

For More departmental information, please visit (http://theatre.csusb.edu/.)

Assistant / Associate Professor of Theater

SKIDMORE COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF THEATER invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant or associate professor to teach key undergraduate courses in directing, acting and related disciplines. We are particularly interested in applicants who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, creative work and service. A successful candidate will teach 18 credits per year (approximately five courses), direct one department production per year (this work counts toward the 18 credit workload), participate in college shared governance and department affairs, maintain an active professional that may include a variety of practices, production venues, and performance modalities, and have an established research agenda. The position will begin in Fall 2019. The salary will be commensurate with experience.

For more information and qualifications, please see listing: https://careers.skidmore.edu/postings/2531

POSITION REVISED: Assistant or Associate Professor, Directing

POSITION REVISED: Assistant or Associate Professor, Directing, UNC Charlotte Department of Theatre. Tenure-track position beginning August 15, 2019. Required: MFA or PhD; three years college-level teaching experience. Seeking a highly collaborative artist/scholar with expertise teaching a variety of contemporary directing pedagogies/practices. Experience directing a range of genres/styles required (in keeping with an undergraduate-level training program). Additional areas of expertise may include Musical Theatre, Performance Studies, Dramaturgy, Devised Theatre, and/or Playwriting. A 3/2 teaching load, participation in departmental service/governance, and engagement in ongoing creative and/or scholarly research commensurate with attaining tenure or promotion at a research institution expected. Screening begins January 15, 2019. Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/24629 (Faculty Job #005112). Submit application letter; diversity statement; curriculum vitae; transcript; three letters of recommendation; contact information for five references. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Assistant Professor in Performance: Acting & Directing with a Musical Theatre focus

The Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College seeks candidates for a tenure-eligible position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Performance: Acting & Directing with a Musical Theatre focus.

Consistently ranked among the top programs, the BFA in Acting and Musical Theatre degrees offer the rigorous, highly-individualized training of a conservatory within the enriching foundation of a liberal arts education, designed to develop and strengthen the skills, hone the instincts, and foster the passion necessary for a professional career as a theatre artist.

Successful candidates will possess: a foundation of training and professional experience as a performer (actor and/or dancer); a track record as a dynamic, inspiring teacher of acting; leadership skills to help shape the future of the BFA musical theatre program; experience as a professional director and/or performer with significant professional musical theatre experience; and a strong interest in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Terminal degree (MFA) in appropriate discipline required.

A full position description and application requirements may be found at http://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/postings/14683. Screening of applications will begin immediately; for full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2018.

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Theatre--Acting and Directing

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Theatre--Acting and Directing Open Date: Sep 18, 2018 Close Date: Dec 21, 2018 Vanderbilt University seeks applications for an assistant professor specializing in acting and directing with secondary strengths in creating work for digital media, performance art, and/or developing original performance work for a tenure-track appointment in Theatre, effective August 16, 2019. Teaching load is 2-2 with a one course reduction for direction of one departmental production, bringing the total course load to 1-2; courses include upper and lower levels of acting. The successful candidate will have experience teaching undergraduates at a variety of skill levels and will demonstrate an interest in forging meaningful connections to other University departments and programs.

Qualifications MFA or PhD in hand by August 16, 2019.

Application Instructions Submit CV, a cover letter outlining qualifications for the position, three letters of recommendation, evidence of artistic excellence, and evidence of teaching excellence via Interfolio at this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/54955.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Assistant Professor of Theatre (2-year term)

GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a two-year term position appointment in Theatre History and Dramatic Literature, Criticism, and Theory beginning Fall 2019. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. The teaching load of five courses over two semesters will include teaching survey classes on Dramatic Literature/Theatre History and teaching seminar classes in areas of the candidate’s expertise such as African-American, Asian-American, or Latino-American performance, Studies in Drama, Global Theatre, Gender and Performance, Playwriting, or American Theatre. The new hire will also direct one of the department’s main stage productions (directing the performance counts for one course).

To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by OCTOBER 22, 2018. Please visit our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu to find more details about the job and application instructions. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application (see description on application website), curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies acceptable), a document with links to videos of performances they have directed, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to Professor CRAIG QUINTERO, at [TheatreAndDanceSearch@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-4393.

Assistant or Associate Professor of Directing

Assistant or Associate Professor, Directing, UNC Charlotte Department of Theatre. Tenure-track position beginning August 15, 2019. Seeking a PhD or MFA with minimum three years college-level teaching experience in a variety of contemporary directing practices. Expertise in directing Musical Theatre required, along with other genres/styles in keeping with undergraduate-level training. Additional areas of expertise may include Performance Studies, Dramaturgy, Devised Theatre, and Playwriting. A 3/2 teaching load, participation in departmental service and governance, and engagement in ongoing creative and/or scholarly research commensurate with attaining tenure or promotion at a research institution are expected.

Screening begins November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu (Faculty Job #5112). Required submission materials include a letter of application, diversity statement, curriculum vitae, official transcript, three original and current letters of recommendation, and contact information for five references. For more detail on how to apply see full ad: https://jobs.uncc.edu (Faculty Job #5112).

UNC Charlotte strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Therefore, we celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. AA/EOE.

Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Directing

The candidate will hold an MFA or professional equivalence. Preferred minimum of 1-2 years teaching experience is desired. Candidates will mentor both graduate and undergraduate students and teach a mix of foundations, genres and contemporary forms as applicable to the expertise of the ideal candidate. Proficiency in the principles of directing, script analysis, staging techniques, new play development, works with heightened language, and contemporary theatre-making is desired. Experience in film, television, multimedia, or opera would be a plus. The candidate will work closely with two other directing faculty. Responsibilities include teaching directing within the BFA and MFA conservatory programs, mentoring students in production, recruitment, selecting students, curriculum development, and taking part in the daily life and culture of the school. Candidates will have the opportunity to direct in the annual season of plays. The position is Pittsburgh-based. Maintaining professional engagement will be encouraged. The School is committed to the belief that an inclusive and equitable environment populated with diverse artists inspires innovative ideas which influence and improves the world at large.

For a full position description and application instruction please visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/51557

American University - Theatre: Full-Time Faculty

The Department of Performing Arts in the School of College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment in Theatre for Academic Year 2018-2019. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence on August 27, 2018.

Applicants should hold a terminal degree in theatre or closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered. The faculty member will teach six undergraduate classes per academic year. Candidates should have demonstrated strength or potential for teaching in the broad area of theatre. While the focus will be teaching students in the theatre major, candidates with directing experience may be considered for a directing assignment as part of their teaching load. One or more classes may also be assigned in the University’s General Education program (now called the “AU Core”) where theatre contributes multiple courses. The most successful candidates will have demonstrated excellence in teaching courses that may include, but are not limited to, Acting, Voice and Speech, Moving Body, Playwriting, Directing, and Theatre History. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in Department and University activities and service.

Salary is competitive. Initial review of applications will begin May 14, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via http://apply.interfolio.com/50250. For the initial submission, please only include a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, and two sample syllabi. Letters of reference and additional materials will be requested at a later date. Please contact Richard Streeks, Administrative Coordinator, 202-885-3422 or streeks@american.edu if you have any questions.

American University (american.edu) is a student-centered research institution located in Washington, DC, with highly-ranked schools and colleges, internationally-renowned faculty, and a reputation for creating meaningful change in the world. The Department of Performing Arts (american.edu/cas/performing-arts) offers undergraduate degree programs in Dance, Music, Theatre/Musical Theatre, and Audio Technology, as well as graduate degree programs in Arts Management and Audio Technology. The Theatre/Musical Theatre Program offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Theatre and Musical Theatre, as well as a minor in Theatre.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

Assistant Professor of Musical Theater

Ohio University Theater Division invites applicants for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Musical Theater for Fall 2018. The university seeks faculty members who bring a critical perspective to issues of diversity and multiculturalism and is invested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the Theater Division.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will develop and lead a new BFA Musical Theater track in conjunction with the established BFA in Performance track. When the program is fully developed, a teaching load of three courses per semester is expected. The candidate will direct productions; being able to serve as a choreographer or music director is desirable. The successful candidate will shape the new Musical Theater track by guiding the search for three additional faculty members. Additional duties include advising, coaching, committee work, and recruiting.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Professional experience directing or acting; choreography or musical director experience

• Terminal degree - MFA or MM in Musical Theater; MFA in Directing or Acting

• Extensive knowledge of both traditional and contemporary musical theater repertoire

• Demonstrated ability to work closely and effectively with a diverse student body, and staff

• AEA or SDC membership

 

Apply online at: http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/25531

Senior Lecturer in Theatre (acting)

Vanderbilt University seeks applications for a Senior Lecturer specializing in acting with secondary strengths in directing for a one-year appointment in Theatre, effective August 16, 2018. Teaching load is 3-3 with a one course reduction for direction of one departmental production, bringing the total course load to 2-3; courses include upper and lower levels of acting. The successful candidate will have experience teaching undergraduates at a variety of skill levels.

To apply, please submit: application letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and three recommendation letters. Interested applicants should submit their applications via Interfolio at this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/47710

Qualifications: MFA or PhD completed by August 16, 2018 is required. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Asst. Professor - Theatre Studies

The Department of Theatre Arts at the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – LA CROSSE invites applications for a full-time, tenure track, Theatre Studies position Beginning Fall of 2018.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in theatre history, track record of successful directing, and a research focus in an aspect of theatre studies that expands and pushes forward our department offerings. We are searching for a teaching historian/artist who, through their specific experience and background, can contribute to the array of classes we can teach and the range of stories we can tell from the stage, adding to the diversity of our students’ and our region’s theatrical experiences. Persons with experience and ability to help us achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in performance traditions including but not limited to non-Western theatre, African- American theatre, postcolonial theatre and/or theatre by and for underrepresented communities. Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu

Assistant Professor - Performance

The Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College seeks candidates for a tenure-eligible position at the rank of assistant professor in performance (acting and secondary areas). Ithaca College develops theatre artists who not only practice theatre but also use theatre to reflect and shape the society in which we live. Ithaca College and the Department of Theatre Arts seeks greater diversity in our faculty to broaden our academic experience. We value input from multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the college; our goal is to create an academic artistic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. The BFA in acting and musical theatre degrees offer the rigorous, highly-individualized training of a conservatory within the enriching foundation of a liberal arts education, designed to develop and strengthen the skills, hone the instincts, and foster the passion necessary for a professional career as a theatre artist.

The department is particularly interested in candidates who have a track record as a dynamic, inspiring teacher of acting with secondary areas of expertise, with significant professional experience as a professional actor and/or director, and a passion for teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Terminal degree in appropriate discipline (such as MFA in Performance, Acting or Directing) required. Two or more secondary areas of expertise could include movement for the stage (various pedagogical approaches and techniques), integrated voice and movement, voice and speech, acting for the camera, musical theatre, dance, directing, audition techniques/career preparation, stage combat, and/or other related training approaches. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years as a teacher of acting at the college or conservatory level and/or significant professional experience as an actor and/or director. Opportunities may exist for the candidate to contribute to the mainstage or studio production season. Ongoing scholarly/creative/professional activity will be expected and supported. Faculty participate in the life of the department by auditioning prospective students, advising majors, and serving on appropriate committees in the practice of shared governance. Special consideration will be made for applicants who apply before October 20, 2017.

Please visit http://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/postings/12144 for a full job description and the application process.

Assistant Professor, Open Field AND Assistant Professor, Directing Advertisement Body:

The Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) at Stanford University seeks outstanding candidates for two positions:

• Open field, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a productive research agenda, teach courses in the TAPS Department, and advise students. Although this is an open search, candidates with expertise in theater/performance design will receive special consideration.

• Director and/or Performance Maker, tenure track at the rank of Assistant Professor. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: directing drama and musical theatre, performance making, and devised theatre. M.F.A., Ph.D. or comparable experience required. Applicants will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to direct student productions.

Applications must be received by November 6, 2017 to receive full consideration, although the search will remain open until the positions are filled. For the open field position, applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, a short writing sample (no longer than 2500 words) and for those applying in design, a maximum of five images to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9824 For the position in directing, applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a directing portfolio that includes up to five images and brief vision statement explaining method and aims to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9825

The expected starting date for both appointments is September 1, 2018. Professor Peggy Phelan is the Chair of the Search Committee. Inquiries may be sent to Patrice O’Dwyer [podwyer@stanford.edu] who will administer the search. Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Assistant Professor of Theater-Directing Emphasis

Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a tenure track position in Drama (emphasis in Directing) at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2018. The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of five courses each year, including one section of Introduction to the Theater, courses in directing, and one or two courses in dramatic literature. In addition, this position requires that the candidate direct one of the season’s main stage productions annually and advise several senior thesis productions. Faculty at Kenyon College are also expected to advise new students, as well as majors within the department and serve on college committees. The successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the performing arts in the context of a liberal arts education. A completed MFA is required.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site: http://careers.kenyon.edu. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website. To learn more about Kenyon, visit www.kenyon.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by December 15, 2017 will be guaranteed full consideration. Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance

The Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a tenure-track position in the teaching of acting and directing at the assistant professor level. The position requires a terminal degree in theatre. The Department of Theatre and Dance supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment. The candidate is expected to be specialized in or be knowledgeable about a variety of acting and directing techniques. The candidate is also expected to help provide vision and leadership for the performance area of an eight-member department. Responsibilities include teaching all levels of acting (advanced, intermediate, and introductory), teaching introduction to directing, and directing one mainstage production each year. The teaching load is 2 full-credit courses per semester.

The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students. The candidate must understand the goals of theatre education within the liberal arts mission of the College, and embody these goals in teaching, service, and professional achievement (which may include creative activity and/or traditional research). Significant experience with college teaching (beyond graduate assistantships) and/or professional experience is preferred. The appointment begins July 1, 2018.

Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college attracting a diverse, national student body. Applications should be submitted via Please submit a dossier, including (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) transcripts, (d) portfolio/work sample (e) three brief statements -one addressing teaching philosophy and experience, one addressing scholarship/ professional work and your future directions, and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, and (f) three letters of recommendation. These documents should be uploaded to academicjobsonline.org. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017.