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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.

VISITING ARTIST IN PLAYWRITING/LECTURER POSITION

The Department of Theater at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track lecturer in African American Theater and Playwriting/Playmaking. This is a spring semester initial appointment with the possibility of renewal for an additional year, beginning January 15, 2020. The Department seeks a candidate with experience in playwriting and/or playmaking, African American theater and/or African American cultural production and a demonstrated record of professional theater experience at the national level.

Responsibilities include: Teaching courses in playwriting/playmaking and African American theater, teaching undergraduate- and graduate MFA-level courses, and interacting with the Department’s multicultural curriculum and public outreach initiatives. This position is central to the Department’s interest in exploring and generating new theatrical works, both in workshop form and on our main stages as part of our production season. Candidate must have M.F. A. in Theater or equivalent professional experience. Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (including email and phone contact information for references) and three current letters of recommendation to UMass Theater Chair Gina Kaufmann via email: gina@theater.umass.edu

Theatre: Full-Time Faculty Search

American University Department of Performing Arts College of Arts and Sciences Washington DC

The Department of Performing Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment in Theatre for Academic Year 2019-2020. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence on August 26, 2019. There is a possibility of two hires from this search.

Applicants should hold a terminal degree in theatre or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered. The faculty member will teach six courses per academic year. Candidates should have demonstrated strength or potential for teaching in the broad area of theatre. Candidates with directing experience may be considered for a directing assignment as part of their teaching load. Multiple classes will be assigned in the University’s General Education program (now called the “AU Core”) where theatre contributes multiple courses. In addition, 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, Devised Theatre, Theatre History and Theatre for Social Change. 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 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via http://apply.interfolio.com/62868 . 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, at 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

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 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.

Writer in Residence (Screenwriter/Playwright)

Vanderbilt University seeks applications for a Writer-in-Residence specializing in screenwriting and playwriting for a joint appointment in Cinema and Media Arts (CMA) and Theatre. Undergraduate teaching load will be two courses each semester and will include an introductory course, “Writing for the Stage and Screen,” upper level courses in screenwriting and playwriting, and working with students on independent and co-curricular projects. The successful candidate will have an MFA or Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2018, professional experience writing in both modes, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. This is a non-tenure-track, non-renewable appointment for up to a three-year term.

To apply, please submit a letter highlighting qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of reference, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and one 15-20-page writing sample from a stage or screenplay with synopsis of the project. Please apply through Interfolio https://apply.interfolio.com/45058