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Assistant Professor of Theatre - Director/Scholar Faculty Position

The Department of Theatre Arts at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre, beginning in fall 2020.

We seek a theatre scholar with experience as a director, playwright, or dramaturge working on projects that clearly resonate with culturally specific communities and voices in content and form. We are interested in a scholar excited to advance curricula in performance and social change, including dramatic analysis and theatre history, as well as develop new courses or directing projects in culturally specific theatre, which would connect with the arts, media studies, and the Arcus Center for Social Justice. Teaching expectation is six courses per year in three terms (2-2-2). This hire will be responsible for teaching theatre history, directing, and playwriting, as well as supervising and mentoring of student directors, dramaturges, and playwrights, and fostering undergraduate liberal arts students to transform their fields and society. In addition, the hire will contribute courses each year to the Shared Passages Program. Sample areas of desired specialization: Latinx theatre, Native American performance, African-American theatre, Asian American/Pacific Islander theatre, LGBTIQ theatre, hip hop theatre, Immigrant communities and public performance, emerging voices and new storytelling forms, devised, non-linear and community based structural forms that are immersive.

Candidates are expected to have high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, and a desire to involve undergraduate students in scholarship both inside and outside of the classroom. The candidate will be expected to facilitate student success through active mentorship and innovative new learning experiences that prioritize access, inclusion, diversity and excellence in alignment with the mission of Kalamazoo College and the work of the Department of Theatre Arts. Our faculty is committed to delivering a curriculum which highly values theatre that addresses social and political issues, including issues of race and gender, and places emphasis on emerging voices and the creation of new work. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

Required Qualifications • PhD in scholarly field, with a dissertation focused on theatre and culturally specific and community based voices and forms; • Experience as a literary and/or production dramaturge and/or director exploring new forms; • Experience educating first-generation students, working with diverse populations, and promoting equity. Desired Qualifications Demonstrated success in one or more of the following: • Record of publication in the intersectionality of dramaturgy and film/dance; • Experience with public programming and local community based projects; • Experience fostering new playwrights and/or devised work; • Collegiate teaching experience and/or professional experience as a director or sustained record of community projects.

Instructions to Apply: Applications should include, in PDF format: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a statement addressing commitments, content, and pedagogical approaches designed to foster the success of underrepresented students, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), and contact information for three references to https://www.kzoo.edu/search/theatre/. Review of applications will begin June 17, 2019 and continue through September 3, 2019. Kalamazoo College especially encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Theatre/scholar/prActitioner: Latinx/Chicanx/Afro-Latinx Theatre/Performance

The Theatre Department at CSU San Marcos invites applications for a tenure-track position in theatre, to begin in Fall 2019. We are seeking a scholar/practitioner with expertise in the area of Latinx/Chicanx/Afro-Latinx Theatre/Performance. Candidates must possess a PhD or MFA or equivalent practical experience that focuses on Latinx/Chicanx/ Afro-Latinx Theatre/Performance. Demonstration of effectiveness in teaching also required.

The candidate’s teaching interest should be consistent with our academic program, including an interest in contributing to the development of community engaged theatre practice courses. CSUSM is located in North County San Diego and serves a highly diverse student and community population. In addition, candidates should have practical expertise in one or more of the following areas: directing, theatre for young audiences and/or community engaged theatre practice. Preferred candidates for this position will have at least two years experience teaching at the college level and evidence of teaching expertise in the core courses and electives in the Theatre major. Candidates must demonstrate a productive scholarly and/or creative research practice. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service.

Review of applications begins November 15th. For full listing please visit: https://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities/faculty_jobs/theatre.html

Professor of Theater History

SKIDMORE COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF THEATER is recruiting applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, open rank professor to teach key undergraduate courses in theater history, theory and related disciplines. We encourage 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 five courses per year, and will participate in college and department affairs. The position will begin in the Fall 2018 semester. The salary will be commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and service to both the academic and the professional theater. Significant teaching experience at the college/university level is essential. We are particularly interested in a candidate with expertise in one or more of the following: Latinx theater, Asian theater studies, or LGBTQ theater studies. A strong background in performance studies is also essential. Candidates should describe their personal and professional contributions to a diverse set of undergraduates, and should feel free to make mention of any specific knowledge, skills, and abilities related to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Academic administrative experience, and the ability to teach in other theater sub-disciplines, are also desirable qualities of a strong candidate. The Skidmore Department of Theater offers an intensive Bachelor of Science degree that balances serious pre-professional training with a strong commitment to the liberal arts. Skidmore College is committed to interdisciplinary teaching. It is expected that all full-time faculty will teach an interdisciplinary seminar in the College’s First Year Experience program every four to five years. To learn more about the Skidmore Department of Theater, please visit the Department’s website at: http://www.skidmore.edu/academics/theater/ Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars and teacher-artists, devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates. Approximately 2,500 talented persons from some 44 states and 59 countries attend Skidmore. The college is located in Saratoga Springs, NY, equidistant from New York City, Boston, and Montreal. Skidmore College has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty. Teaching load of five courses a year. Candidates with two or more of the following specializations are encouraged to apply: Latin American and Latinx Studies, LGBTQ studies, and material culture. An ideal candidate will be prepared to teach a 200-level course titled Ethnic and Immigrant Experience and a 300-level course on American Material Culture. PhD, preferably in American Studies. Other allied disciplines will be considered. Applicant screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at: http://careers.skidmore.edu/postings/1445

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