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2011 - 2012 Theatre / Theater / Performance Studies / Dance University College JobsEdit

Last Year's Page: Theater 2010-2011

StatsEdit

Demographics (or, who's looking).

Please update your "status" and the total.

  • ABD= 16
  • PhD (lecturer, adjunct, unemployed, etc) = 29
  • MFA/PhD = 7
  • MFA/MA = 1
  • VAP= 6
  • MFA= 25
  • Assistant= 12
  • Associate= 2
  • Full= 0
  • Search Committee Member= 1
  • Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure Track)=2
  • Post-doc=2
  • Just Looking= 5
  • TOTAL = 108
  • NOTE: This listing doesn't add to the "TOTAL" so please retabulate when you add yourself to one of the categories [I updated it on 05/11/12.]
  • Re: NOTE above: How should we identify if we fall into multiple categories (i.e. Assistant Prof + MFA + Search Committee Member)?

Jobs Accepted by Members of this WikiEdit

  • Lecturer/Instructor = 1
  • Assistant Professor = 9 (1 got a job in another academic field)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor = 3
  • Associate Professor or Above = 0
  • Post-Doc Position = 0
  • DISCUSSION: So, of the 3 or 4 jobs that we know have been filled so far this hiring cycle, none of them have been filled by members of this wiki?
  • Statistically, there is a 3.8% rate of candidates on this wiki getting positions in the current job market.

Types of Positions Being SoughtEdit

Feel free to indicate multiple categories. In other words, if you are a single applicant who is applying for Lit/Crit jobs and Directing jobs, you should tally yourself in both fields.

  • Acting = 14
  • Directing = 15
  • Dramaturgy = 3
  • Lit/Crit/History/Theory =15
  • Design =6
    • (What area? I didn't know there were any design folks here so I haven't reposted any tech/design listings.)
    • This is just a general statistical survey, so if you are looking for any design category, indicate here. And, yes, we should be posting tech/design listings on this wiki as well.
    • Costume Design = 3
    • Scenic Design = 3
    • Lighting Design+1
  • Technical Direction = 1
  • Arts Administration = 1
  • Generalist = 14

Albright- Assistant Professor, Performance/GeneralistEdit

  • Albright College seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre. Our department embraces the liberal arts tradition and supports the college's interdisciplinary mission. We seek a collaborative and versatile colleague who will contribute to the creative and intellectual development of our undergraduate students, both majors and non-majors alike.
  • Primary teaching responsibilities include: acting for stage and camera; the creative process; improvisation; and a writing-intensive first-year seminar grounded in theatre studies. The teaching load is three courses per semester or the equivalent.
  • Service expectations include academic advising, mentoring of students, and service on college committees.
  • Candidates should be active in scholarship and/or creative work in their field.
  • The department produces a four-show season annually, and participates in KCACTF. The successful candidate will participate in the season and support co-curricular student projects, depending on expertise; participation may include directing, performing, coaching, writing, producing, etc. Collaborations with the new Digital Video program are also possible.
  • Successful candidates will possess an MFA or PhD, professional experience, and evidence of teaching excellence at the college level. Ancillary strengths in movement, playwriting, or children's theatre are particularly welcome.
  • Applications received by March 31 will receive full consideration.
  • Please send letter, vita, three letters of reference and statement of teaching philosophy to HR@alb.edu.
  • Albright College is a liberal arts institution consisting of approximately 1600 students, and is located within an hour of Philadelphia and three hours of New York, Baltimore and Washington, DC. Additional information about Albright College is available at www.albright.edu.
  1. Phone interview, late March
  2. Letter indicating receipt of materials - 4/20
  3. Finalist Interview - 4/16
  4. Search Chair confirmed that offer was made and accepted 4/27

American University- Assistant Professor, Arts ManagementEdit

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  • Responsibilities include teaching arts management courses at the graduate level, advising students, supervising graduate theses, and departmental and university service. A strong commitment and demonstrated excellence in teaching is expected.
  • At least three years professional experience in the arts and a terminal degree in an arts, non-profit, or business related field are required. Specialization can include, but is not limited to, cultural policy in the United States, technology and social media in the arts, entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovation. Successful applicants should show clear potential for achievement in the area of research, publication, and creative work.
  • To apply, please submit a letter of application (describe research, creative interests and teaching experience), a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Please send materials, and address inquiries, via email to Richard Streeks at streeks@american.edu, or Arts Management Search Committee, American University, Department of Performing Arts, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016-8053.
  • Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.

American University of the Middle East, Kuwait- Theatre Edit

  • The American University of the Middle East (AUM) - Kuwait, is an emerging university dedicated to developing students' critical thinking, identities and to building their characters in order to become successful individuals, well-rounded professionals and entrepreneurs through a unique learner-centered methodology. AUM is committed to creating a value proposition through the integration of multi-cultural faculty, learning facilities and outreach centers.
  • We encourage innovative teaching methodologies and academic research and publications.
    Through its constantly evolving curriculum AUM seeks to prepare students for success in an increasingly multicultural society.
  • Due to our continued growth and development, we are looking to recruit faculty in Theatre Education, specializing in Theatre or Dramatic Arts to commence teaching from September 2012. This will be a full-time faculty position to teach undergraduate courses in Drama and Theatre education.
  • http://careers.aum.edu.kw/recruitment/Recruitment/Recruitment.aspx?mode=KCV WU
  • [[|hr@aum.edu.kw]]

Arizona State University - Professor of Practice, Film & TV Directing Edit

  • The School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks a Professor of Practice in Film and Television Directing for a fast growing film and media production program.
  • Advanced degree in film or related field; or bachelor's degree and distinguished professional experience is required. College teaching experience, DGA membership, and experience with and demonstrated knowledge of digital filmmaking practices strongly preferred.
  • The successful candidate will teach Directing I at the undergraduate level and help to develop additional directing coursework. In addition, the candidate will be the principle supervisor of the student capstone projects, the undergraduate's final project prior to graduation.
  • For more detailed information, visit theatrefilm.asu.edu/jobs.
  • Deadline: December 9, 2011; if not filled, bi-weekly thereafter until search is closed.

Discussion

  • completed phone interview (02/17)

Has anybody received notification about campus interview?

  • If phone interviews were still going on as of last Friday (2/17), I would expect it's still too early to know anything about campus interviews yet.
  • Has anybody else received a phone interview? It looks as though only one person on this wiki has interviewed via phone.
  • Any updates? (3/1)

Arizona State University - Assistant Professor, Theatre & Film History Edit

  • The School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks an Assistant Professor in Theatre and Film History for a tenure-track position in one of the fastest growing theatre and film programs in the United States.
  • Candidates must have a doctoral degree in theatre or a related field and experience as a lead instructor at a college or university. Candidates will also have a research record in film and/or theatre. Though hybrid theatre/film candidates are desired, it is preferred that candidates meet at least one of the following criteria: (1) a degree in film, (2) research/publication record in film/media/television or (3) experience in film/media/television production or practice. Experience with online learning environments is also preferred.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with current area faculty and to teach undergraduate and graduate level coursework as dictated by school and program needs in: dramatic analysis; theory, history and literature; and specialized courses in the candidate's specific research area.
  • Additional job duties include: maintaining an active research profile through scholarly publication and conference participation or film production or practice, supervision of undergraduate senior projects and professional internships.
  • For detailed information, visit theatrefilm.asu.edu/jobs. Deadline: December 9, 2011; if not filled, biweekly thereafter until search is closed.
  • Confirmation of Receipt of Materials: 12/12

Discussion: Has anyone heard anything about this job other than a confirmation of receipt of materials?

How about now? Anything? (1/20) I haven't heard anything yet, either (1/21). I wonder what's taking so long. Sent email inquiry last week, no response (1/23)

Rec'd email requesting phone interview - 2/7

Phone interviews scheduled for 2/22 & 2/23

On-campus interviews scheduled for March

Any idea when in March the campus interviews are scheduled for? How many candidates?

Campus interviews are during the weeks of 3/26, 4/2 and 4/9. I'm not sure how many candidates there are.

Offer made and accepted

Arizona State University- Assistant Professor, Youth Theatre Edit

  • The School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University seeks an Assistant Professor in Theatre for Youth (TFY) for a tenure track position in one of the leading TFY programs in the United States.
  • Candidates must have a doctoral degree in theatre or a related field and at least one year's experience as a lead instructor at a college or university.
  • Candidates will also have a research record in theatre by/with/for youth and one or more of the following: community engagement, applied theatre, activist performance, and educational theatre.
  • An MFA in theatre or an equivalent record of creative practices focused on children and youth with experience in producing/creating works of performance in non-tertiary contexts is highly desired.
  • Bilingual candidates are also highly desired.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with current area faculty and to teach undergraduate and graduate level coursework as dictated by school and program needs in: theatre by/with/for youth; research methodologies; theory, history and literature; and specialized courses in the candidate's specific research area.
  • Additional job duties include: maintaining an active research profile through scholarly publication and conference participation; directing and serving on graduate committees including MA theses, MFA applied projects, and PhD dissertations; supervising student field experiences and professional internships.
  • For detailed information, visit theatrefilm.asu.edu/jobs.
  • Deadline: December 2, 2011; if not filled, biweekly thereafter until search is closed.

Discussion

  • received email on December 13 requesting additional materials (x2)

Arkansas State University - Assistant Professor, Costume Edit

  • The Assistant Professor of Theatre is a pre-tenure position and will teach courses in Costume Design/Construction, Makeup, Historical Costume and Theatre Appreciation. Responsibilities: Design and/or supervise costume design, construction, and production crews for four main stage productions. Responsible for costume facilities, equipment, stock, and student staff in a BA/BFA theatre program. Knowledge and interest in period styles and a strong desire to teach is required.
  • Qualifications: MFA in Theatre/Costume Design.
  • The successful candidate will assume duties normally expected of full-time faculty at a major university. A strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate training is a must.
  • Summer employment opportunity available.
  • Apply and attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, email addresses and daytime phone numbers of three references for position F00357 at https://jobs.astate.edu.
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2012.

Ashland University- Assistant Professor, Costume Design Edit

  • Responsibilities include: teaching courses in Costume Design, Costume Technology, Theatre Aesthetics; function as Costume Designer and Costume Studio Manager for 4 show theatre season, supervise student designers and costumes for Madrigal Feaste.
  • Requirements: MFA; ability to design and execute designs; demonstrated commitment to teaching and evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • Professional experience desirable.
  • Review of applications begin immediately; continue until filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, digital portfolio and three letters of reference to: Teresa Durbin-Ames at tdurbin@ashland.edu.

Auburn University- Assistant Professor Edit

  • Successful candidate will teach all levels of acting in an active undergraduate theatre program (BA/BFA Performance and BFA Musical Theatre), and Introduction to Theatre.
  • MFA in theatre performance and college teaching experience required; movement training and professional experience in performance preferred. Ability to collaborate as a member of a well-established artistic team is essential.
  • Send letter of application, CV, and a list of at least three references (with current daytime phone numbers) to:
    Daydrie Hague, Chair
    Search Committee
    211 Telfair Peet Theatre
    Auburn University
    Auburn, Alabama 36849-5422
  • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011. Search will remain open until position is filled.
  • Excellent communication skills required.
  • Final appointment is contingent upon funding.
  • Has anyone heard anything with this? Was hoping to hear SOMETHING by now. (3/11)
  • They emailed/called my references last month, but I was never contacted by the school for an interview. (3/28)
  • Rejection letter (05/26)

Austin Peay State University- Assist/Assoc Professor, Chair Edit

  • The Chair provides leadership for a diverse department of seven full-time and seven part-time faculty, three staff, graduate assistants, undergraduate student workers, and over thirty undergraduate and graduate majors.
  • The Theatre and Dance program is a growing area on the APSU campus. Formerly housed in the Department of Communications and Theatre, recognition as a discrete department is imminent. While a B.A. and B.S. have been offered via a Communication Arts major, Theatre is in the process of gaining approval for a B.A. and B.S. in Theatre with concentrations in Performance, Design, and Teaching. Minors in Theatre and Dance are popular choices for many students. A main stage seating just under 200 currently houses eight main productions each academic year. A newly opened dance studio adds another dedicated space for performances. Theatre and Dance are integral parts of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts (www.apsu.edu/creativearts). A long established state-funded initiative APSU's Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts is designed to enhance the cultural environment of the university, community, and region through a diverse range of imaginative arts experiences.
  • Required qualifications - Terminal degree in Theatre, or related discipline. Six years experience in an academic setting. Successful academic leadership experience is preferred. A background check will be required of the successful candidate.
  • Applicant review will continue until the position is filled.
  • Please refer all questions to facultyapplications@apsu.edu
  • Applications taken online only at http://www.apsu.edu/human-r esources/faculty/CurrentJobOpenings
    • Has anyone heard anything on this search yet?

Austin Peay State University- Assistant Professor, Scenic/Technical Edit

Required Qualifications:

  • M.F.A. or Ph.D. from an accredited institution in the instructional discipline or related area.
  • ABD will be considered if all requirements are completed by date of hire, August, 2012.
  • Evidence of potential ability in academic assignment and/or scholarly and creative achievement, and/or professional contributions and activities.
  • Evidence of good character, mature attitude, and professional integrity.
  • A background check will be required of the successful candidate.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicant review will continue until the position is filled.
Please refer all questions to facultyapplications@apsu.edu

Applications taken online only at https://jobs.tbr.edu
IT IS A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR TO MISREPRESENT ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

NOW you tell me? I've been misrepresenting my credentials for years; it's how I got my first wife.

Azusa Pacific University- Assoc/Full, Dept Chair Edit

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  • The Department of Theater, Film and Television seeks an experienced administrator and professional to serve as department chair. The chair is the primary academic and administrative officer responsible for direct leadership of both the academic and production activities of the department. The chair oversees the Cinematic Arts and Theater Arts degree programs and teaches a specified course load each semester.
  • Position subject to final funding.
  • Responsibilities:Provide leadership to the department in all areas to meet the mission of both the Cinematic Arts and Theater Arts programs,provide leadership in faculty and staff recruitment, hiring, evaluation, and professional growth, initiate and coordinate curriculum evaluation, revision, and improvement, supervise teaching loads, course offerings, course schedules, faculty/staff assignments, and office hours, supervise student advisement by faculty and maintain advisement files, manage budget preparation, budget monitoring, and financial stewardship for the department, initiate and guide fundraising efforts in coordination with university advancement and other departments to meet short- and long-term financial goals, oversee, manage, schedule, and budget all curricular and co-curricular production activities of the department including theater and cinematic arts, supervise the effective and efficient development, use, and maintenance of department facilities and equipment in theater and cinematic arts, actively assist in student recruitment and retention appropriate for an arts department,initiate and maintain professional industry contacts, partnerships, and activities necessary for the professional success of the department, students, and alumni, schedule and chair regular meetings of the department faculty and staff.
  • Terminal degree in theater arts or cinematic arts (MFA, Ph.D., or equivalent).
  • Quals: Demonstrated experience related to budgeting, scheduling, and human resource management, superior skill in organization, communication, and collaboration, experience with and contemporary knowledge of professional degree programs in cinematic and/or theater arts as well as contemporary aesthetic trends, teaching experience in a college or university environment, leadership experience in a college or university environment, successful experience in fundraising, recruitment, and retention, demonstrated experience with higher education governance and evaluation practices relative to faculty, staff, and program development, practical knowledge of entertainment law and employment law as it applies to the day-to-day operation of professional production activities, extensive professional experience in cinematic and/or theater arts, demonstrated accomplishment as a performer, artist, or scholar commensurate with academic rank, a demonstrated, vibrant Christian faith compatible with the mission and essence of Azusa Pacific University.
  • The chair is a 12-month contract position teaching a specified number of units per academic year.
  • Application Procedure:
    Applicants must submit a completed Azusa Pacific University faculty employment application to: Mark Stanton, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., provost, Azusa Pacific University, PO Box 7000
    Azusa, CA 91702-7000
  • Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. For more information, visit http://www.apu.edu/employment/.

Azusa Pacific University- Assist/Assoc Professor, Technical TheatreEdit

  • Responsibilities: Teach technical theater courses, including Theatrical Sets & Props, Lighting & Sound, and Management & Production. Oversee, manage, and successfully implement all aspects of technical theater production, including scenic design, set construction, lighting and sound design, and the collection, storage, and rental of props and costumes. Supervise technical theater staff, including technical director, shop foreman, and student interns. Maintain efficient use and development of theater facilities and equipment, which includes lighting, sound, communications equipment, and stage. Assist with the preparation and control of production budgets; maintain inventory and order specialized supplies.Initiate and preserve professional industry contacts, partnerships, and activities necessary for the success of the department, students, and alumni.
  • Qualifications: Master of Fine Arts in theater arts with an emphasis in technical production Superior skill in organization, communication, and collaboration Teaching experience in a college or university environment Professional experience in technical theater A demonstrated, vibrant Christian faith compatible with the mission and essence of Azusa Pacific University
  • Experience: Three or more years of teaching at the university level
  • This is a full-time, 9-month position.
  • Applicants must submit a completed AzusaPacificUniversity faculty employment application to:

Mark Stanton, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., provost
Azusa Pacific University
PO Box 7000
Azusa, CA 91702-7000

Ball State Univerity- Assistant/Assoc Professor/Associate ChairEdit

  • Responsibilities: serve as the Associate Chairperson in the department performing administrative duties such as leading recruitment efforts for BFA acting and musical theatre programs, attending annual Unified auditions, serving as faculty liaison for all issues related to recruitment, selection, and retention, coordinating annual juries within all departmental options, assisting the Chairperson with artistic matters within the production season, and serving as an ex-officio member of all Department of Theatre and Dance committees as required; teach a variety of performance-based courses within the acting and musical theatre options; work collaboratively with a diverse undergraduate population, staff, constituencies, and university faculty.
  • For more information, please go to: www.bsu.edu/hrs/jobpostings.
  • - rec'd email saying first cut had been made and they were checking refs.
  • When was that? Has anyone else heard anything? 2/21
  • That was January 19.....and I haven't heard anything since. Emailed to inquire, no reply. 3/28
  • After being told I was on the short list, received a rejection letter making no mention of that fact. Very odd. Almost immediately after, there was a new posting for asst/assoc acting professor. This, coupled with all the other open jobs at the school, makes me wonder if people are leaving in droves.

Ball State University- Assistant Professor, Movement/ActingEdit

  • Responsibilities: teaching several different levels of movement and acting courses in an undergraduate BFA/BA/BS curriculum; assist in the continued curricular development of the BFA Acting and Musical Theatre programs and serve as a movement coach for department productions; complete administrative duties within Acting program. Annual production opportunities as an actor or director within the program are possible.
  • MFA in acting; ability to teach all levels of course work in acting and movement; knowledge and appreciation of various approaches to actor training; three or more years of university or college teaching experience; ability to work collegially within a liberal arts setting.
  • Preferred qualifications: MFA in acting with training in movement for the stage; substantial professional experience as an actor or movement coach; specialized training in a system of movement pedagogy such as Stage Combat Alexander, T' ai Chi, neutral and character mask, Laban, etc; ability to teach courses in voice for the actor.
  • Send one-page letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, names and contact information for three references, certified transcript of the highest degree earned, and a one-page statement of approach to movement training in a BFA/BA/BS environment to:

Dwandra Lampkin, Chair
Stage Movement and Acting
Teacher Screening Committee
Department of Theatre and Dance
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • They were checking references, but I think there is an inside candidate.
  • Acting Position posted on higherjobs 4/6, open until filled- not sure if its the same job or different.

Ball State University- Assistant Professor, Musical TheatreEdit

  • Responsibilities: administration and teaching of voice lessons within the department's musical theatre option and serving as the musical director/conductor for musicals within the production season; participation in the advising, auditioning, and committee work of an academic department; work collaboratively with a diverse undergraduate population, staff, constituencies, and university faculty; complete other teaching and service assignments.
  • Minimum qualifications: master's degree or higher in voice or theatre related field to be completed by August 1, 2012; substantial experience as a musical conductor and/or voice teacher; ability to work collegially within a liberal arts setting.
  • Preferred qualifications: MFA or Ph.D. in vocal performance to be completed by August 1, 2012; three years of teaching at the college/university level; proven record as an established professional within the musical theatre field; experience as a stage director of musicals.
  • Send a one-page cover letter, resume and curriculum vitae, one-page teaching philosophy within a BFA voice curriculum, names and contact information for three references, and a certified transcript of the highest degree earned to: Beth Turcotte, Chair, Musical Theatre Voice Search Committee, Department of Theatre and Dance, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306
  • Review of applications will begin January 9, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. www.bsu.edu

Ball State University- Contract Faculty, Production Stage ManagementEdit

  • Contract faculty position available August 17, 2012, in stage management. Responsibilities: teaching courses in stage management, design awareness, stagecraft, and other related theatre courses at the undergraduate level; training and supervising all student stage managers within the department's undergraduate Production Option and working in collaboration with theatre and dance faculty, staff, and students in facilitating the production program at Ball State University, including two dance concerts per season.
  • Minimum qualifications: bachelor's degree in theatre or dance completed by August 1, 2012; member of the Actor's Equity Association (AEA); at least two years of professional experience as an Equity stage manager and/or production stage manager; one year of teaching experience; excellent communication and organizational skills; ability to work collegially within a liberal arts setting.
  • Preferred qualifications: MFA in stage management completed by August 1, 2012; significant professional experience as an Equity stage manager and/or production stage manager; three years of teaching experience at the university/college level.
  • Send one-page letter of application, resume, curriculum vitae, one-page philosophy of teaching stage management in a BFA/BA/BS setting with pre-professional standards; names and contact information for three references, and certified transcript of the highest degree earned to:

Karen Kessler, Chair
Production Stage Manager
Search Committee
Department of Theatre and Dance
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. www.bsu.edu
  • relisted 3/6

Bay Path College- Assist/Assoc Professor, Performance Studies/TheatreEdit

  • We seek a dynamic faculty colleague who has an established track record for high quality program development in the creative area of Theater Arts. The position offers the unique opportunity to build upon a successful tradition of Bay Path College Theater Performance and instruction and the successful candidate will serve an important role in the development of a broader academic program in Creative and Performing Studies. In addition to overseeing the College's major theater productions, the successful candidate will teach a 4/4 academic load comprised of, but not limited to, Theater History, Acting, Theater Workshop, Directing, and Contemporary Entertainment courses.
  • Bay Path College is dedicated to educating the next generation of women as both lifelong learners and leaders. The Theater Arts Program, similar to all other Bay Path College academic programs, supports this important educational outcome. The successful candidate will incorporate opportunities for Theater Arts students to undertake leadership roles within the context of production and performance and will help students to learn the role of the arts and their foundational importance within a community setting.
  • The Creative and Performing Studies Program exists within the Bay Path College of Arts and Sciences, and as such, contributes to the overall undergraduate academic commitment to a sound and exciting Liberal Arts education. The successful candidate will report to the Chair of Creative and Performing Studies as well as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Direct two major musical theater productions per academic year (to include planning, auditions, directing, overseeing set design, costumes, lights, sound, choreography, musicians). Work closely with other staff on issues related to box office, public relations, fundraising, budget, and community engagement. Oversee theater stage, costume room, props, lighting. Plan and direct One Act Play or Experimental Theater performance each year. Teach minimum of four courses annually to include Theater History, Acting I and II, Theater Workshop, Directing, Contemporary Entertainment. Assist in fundraising process on behalf of theatre arts program including collaboration on grants, meeting with potential donors, and networking with community partners. Develop additional courses for the curriculum (e.g. possible performance studies minor or certificate coursework). Collaborate with WELL program director to incorporate performance studies emphasis throughout WELL coursework. Collaborate on developing a Minor and Major in the Creative and Performing Arts with a focus on theater arts and dance. Collaborate with faculty and staff on annual Winterfest and Performing Arts Performances throughout the academic year. Assist, as necessary, with college functions held in the theater including Opening Convocation and other college ceremonies. Attend faculty meetings and major college functions. Work collaboratively with Dean and CPS Chair to assess student learning in curricular and extra-curricular activities. Advise students as assigned. Assist with the admissions process by attending Open Houses and other recruitment events, phoning and writing students and other activities as requested. Participate in faculty development in Creative and Performing Studies. Some summer work required.
  • Qualifications: The ideal candidate will hold a terminal degree in the field (MFA, Ph.D.) and will have experience teaching and directing at the college level. Knowledge of lighting, set design is required and a background in dance and choreography is desirable. The candidate should possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and be able to work both independently and as an integral member of a growing and academically significant program.
  • Applicants for this position should submit a cover letter outlining salary requirements, resume and contact information for four professional references. All applications should be sent electronically in MS Word format to hr@baypath.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Binghamton University - Assistant Professor, Acting/DirectingEdit

  • Teaching courses at all levels in the acting and directing training sequences, as well as directing in the department's main stage season. Would also assume an administrative and advisory role for acting/directing emphasis students and the studio theatre program.
  • Qualifications: Philosophy and approach compatible with the Stanislavski and Meisner Techniques. Specialization in physical theatre and/or devised theatre desired.
  • Candidates must have a terminal degree and significant university and professional experience.
  • Applications: Cover letter, curriculum vita, explanation of teaching philosophy and approach, and at least three recent letters of recommendation to:
    John E. Vestal, Chair
    Department of Theatre
    Binghamton University
    PO Box 6000
    Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
  • The Department will begin reviewing files by December 8, 2011, with campus interviews and final appointment to follow as soon as possible.
  • Email Invitation for Intitial Skype Interview (1/16/12)
  • Request for 2nd Interview via Phone (2/1/12)
  • rejection letter by snail mail (3/12)

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Assist Professor- Acting/DirectingEdit

  • AA#35-1-121 - The Department of Music, Theatre & Dance at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for full time, tenure track Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2012 to teach classes such as Fundamentals of Acting, Intermediate Acting, Advanced Acting, and Play Directing.
  • Candidates who can also teach courses such as Playwriting, Auditioning, and/or other special topics courses are preferred. Additional teaching assignments may include Introduction to Theatre Arts and/or Theatre Appreciation.
  • The successful candidate will direct 1-2 productions per year with supervision of Theatre Practicum sections attached to each directing assignment.
  • The successful candidate will work collaboratively on creative projects and be an active participant in student recruitment efforts on and off campus. The Theatre& Dance Division produces 4 theatrical productions and one dance concert annually.
  • Our full-time faculty teach approximately 40 majors and share a commitment to teaching and learning. The department offers a BA in theatre with emphasis tracks in performance, design and technology, and integrated theatre studies, and a minor in Dance. Our program is NAST accredited and actively participates in KCACTF Region 2.
  • Minimum requirements: Master of Fine Arts in Acting or Directing, higher education experience teaching acting and directing, profile as an active collaborator, record of and potential for development in creativity/scholarship, ability to work collegially within a liberal arts setting. Demonstration of all minimum requirements must be evident in the application materials.
  • Preferred qualifications: Demonstrated ability to: work with diverse populations, teach Playwriting, teach other specialized topics, teach general education theatre classes.
  • Finalists for this position must communicate well, possess excellent teaching, organizational, and interpersonal skills, and successfully complete an interview process as judged by the department faculty. Recommendation for hiring by the majority of the regular, full-time departmental faculty is required.
  • Submit letter of application, a teaching philosophy statement (no longer than one page), curriculum vita, unofficial copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three current (no older than 2010) letters of reference from professional contacts (three different projects preferred) to Chair, Theatre Performance Search Committee, AA#35-1-121, Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 E. Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301.
  • Materials may also be emailed to theatredancesearch@bloomu.edu. Please include AA#35-1-121 in the subject line. Portfolios, clippings, and/or other materials may be requested of individuals selected for interviews.
  • To be guaranteed full consideration, materials must be received by 8 am on January 16, 2012. The position will remain open until filled. Completing this search is contingent on available funding.
  • Received a letter acknowledging receipt of materials that included additional application and reference forms. (12/10) (x3 on 1/15)
  • Email Request for Phone Interview (2/21/12)
  • Invitation as a finalist (3/12/12)

Bowling Green State University, Firelands- Instructor, GeneralistEdit

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  • The Humanities Department at Bowling Green State University Firelands invites applications for a non-tenure track position at the rank of Instructor of Theatre beginning August 2012.
  • This position requires an individual who values theatre and performance as a liberal art. In addition to guiding and directing the College's production program, this faculty will serve as a theatre generalist and be prepared to teach a wide range of theatre classes.
  • The candidate should also have experience in using theatre and performance as a form of community engagement and as an approach to the study of diversity and community.
  • Web based course development is also expected.
  • The chosen candidate is expected to engage in research and community service as well as participate in departmental and college service activities.
  • An MFA or Ph.D. in Theatre, Performance Studies, or related area is required.
  • The ideal candidate should exhibit a strong preference and aptitude for teaching undergraduate students, as well as demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary approaches, online instruction, and innovative teaching practices. Evening, on-line, weekend, and off-campus teaching will be required.
  • Additional information about BGSU Firelands is available online at http://www.firelands.bgsu.edu/employment/.
  • This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position.
  • Individuals interested in being considered for this position should submit a letter of application and curriculum vita, official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework, and at least three current and original letters of reference to: Office of the Dean, BGSU Firelands, Theatre Search Committee, One University Drive, Huron, OH, 44839.
  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2011. The position will remain open until an offer has been accepted.
  • Discussion:
    • My jaw hit the floor...Instructor, non tenure, PhD required?!?
    • Phone interview 12/12/11
    • Notification via email references being checked, etc 1/11/12
    • References have all been contacted. Still waiting to hear from school as of 1/24/12

Bradley University- Dept ChairEdit

  • Bradley University seeks a dynamic and imaginative chairperson to continue leading the Department of Theatre Arts toward further nationally recognized levels of educational excellence artistic collaboration.
  • The Chairperson is the chief administrative officer of the Department and reports directly to the Dean. The successful Chairperson will be:
  • a leader who, based on consensus with the faculty, will evaluate, cultivate, and articulate a vision for the department, communication with alumni, and administrators;
  • an excellent teacher with a record of achievement in university-level instruction and in scholarly research and publication and/or creative production;
  • an aggressive collaborator who will create dynamic partnerships with other units in the college and across the university and with community organizations, other educational institutions, professional theatres, and commercial and not-for-profit enterprises;
  • a person of vision and wisdom knowledgeable of and conversant with the state of affairs and the state of the art in higher education in the region, in the nation, and worldwide;
  • an administrator with significant experience and skills in personnel matters, budget management, fund raising, timely decision making, public relations and marketing, recruitment and retention of students and faculty, and delegation of responsibilities. The Chairperson will also be a mentor to guide students to appropriate academic and career paths and to facilitate and promote the professional development of faculty.
  • The Department of Theatre Arts consists of 65 majors, six full-time faculty, three staff members, plus visiting artists and teachers. The Iben Endowed Lectureship generously supports visiting professionals throughout the year. Housed in the Hartmann Center for the Performing Arts, the Department of Theatre Arts produces a mainstage subscription series as well as a laboratory theatre season, which are well attended and supported by the university and civic communities.
  • Duties include managing the Department budget and facilities; producing the University Theatre season, administering faculty retention, promotion, and tenure procedures; participating in strategic planning as part of the Dean's Executive Committee; working with internal and external constituencies to enhance active support; friend and fund raising; improving academic programs; overseeing the marketing of programs and productions, and recruiting and retaining excellent faculty, students, and staff. The Chairperson is a member of the faculty and has release time for administrative duties. Evidence of successful grant writing is highly desirable. An appropriate terminal degree and qualifications for appointment at the rank of tenured full professor are required.
  • Appointment is for nine months with the expectation that the successful candidate will take on summer duties with additional compensation.
  • Send a letter of interest stating teaching, leadership, and artistic philosophy; curriculum vitae; and the names, titles, and contact information of at least three current professional references. Review of applications and nominations begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications for this position should be sent electronically in PDF format to Paul Krainak, Search Committee Chairperson at theatrechair@bradley.edu.
  • Visit Bradley University online at www.bradley.edu, the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts at http://slane.bradley.edu, and the Department of Theatre Arts athttp://slane.bradley.edu/theatre-arts.

Brock University, ON, Canada - Assist Theatre & Performance StudiesEdit

  • The Department of Dramatic Arts, part of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts at Brock University, invites applications for a probationary tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in theatre and performance studies with expertise in an area of study such as indigenous performance, queer theory, postcolonialism, or related fields.
  • Preference will be given to those with demonstrated interest in pre-20th century areas of specialization.
  • The ideal candidate will have the capacity to engage in departmental production activity, specifically the conceptualization and direction of departmental main-stage events and other performance-related outcomes.
  • Applicants should be able to teach courses with mixed studio/lecture components as well as larger-scale survey courses and independent study in a fashion consonant with key contemporary theoretical and pedagogical trends in theatre and performance studies.
  • The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree and be able to contribute to graduate programs in the Faculty of Humanities such as the MA program in Studies in Comparative Literatures and Arts and the new PhD program in Interdisciplinary Humanities.
  • All degree offerings are united under one goal: to integrate theory and practice so as to provide students with a broad educational base combining research, practice, and creative development. Pedagogical practices as well as performance, design, and technical skills are theorized and integrated in various ways with the study of critical thinking, theatre history, dramaturgy, and dramatic literature. Annual events include two major productions, as well as various other symposia and events, including upper-year course outcomes.
  • For more information, see http://www.brocku.ca/dramaticarts.
  • In 2014-15 the entire Marilyn I. Walker School will move to its new home at the site of an historic building in downtown St. Catharines, adjacent to a new regional performing arts centre built by the City of St. Catharines.
  • Deadline for completed applications is November 15, 2011.
  • Applicants should send a curriculum vitae; support material related to creative production and research; evidence of successful teaching, including a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; plus arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be mailed to:
    Dr. David Fancy, Chair
    Department of Dramatic Arts
    Brock University
    St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1
  • This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Discussion:

  • has anyone heard anything from Brock yet?
  • Nothing from Brock so far, feb 18?
  • I have heard that an offer has been made but have no further details.
  • very kind rejection via email , 6/1

California State University, LA - Professor/Dept HeadEdit

  • Minimum Qualifications: A terminal degree in music, theatre or dance from an accredited institution of higher education, or the equivalent professional experience. Applicant must have a significant record of research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and extensive college/university level teaching experience using a variety of methodologies. Applicant must have demonstrated potential as department chair and a commitment to fostering consensus building in a transparent and inclusive environment; a commitment to excellence in the arts and in arts education; and the capacity for implementing innovation. Applicant must have demonstrated ability and/or interest in working in a multi-ethnic and multicultural environment.
  • Desired/Preferred Qualifications: The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at California State University, Los Angeles is seeking a qualified individual to chair the department. It is preferred that the successful candidate have significant administrative experience, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, and experience in advising students on curricular issues. Successful grant writing/fund raising experience is highly desirable. Applicant should have substantial teaching experience at the college/university level.
  • Duties: The Department Chair is responsible for providing academic and curricular leadership and management for the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance. The Chair is expected to teach a reduced load in the area of his/her expertise, mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in research as well as University governance and community service. The Chair is responsible for the overall administration of the department, including scheduling classes, advising students, supervising clerical/technical staff, managing the budget, and representing the department in the College of Arts & Letters. Applicants must have the ability to maintain balance between professional/scholarly and pedagogical activities.
  • Department Chairs serve on a three-year renewable appointment on a ten month Academic Year.
  • The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance is a newly-merged department within the College of Arts and Letters. The Chair will pro-actively engage faculty in the development and direction of the department and will strive to actualize the Department's mission, vision and goals. The Chair will maintain an inclusive approach to departmental operations. The Chair will act as an advocate for the faculty and students to the University and will represent the faculty's goals and needs to the Dean, Provost, and President.
  • Required Documentation: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and the University's Application for Academic Employment form. http://www.calstatela. edu/univ/hrm/docs/forms/Empl_applic_academic.pdf
  • Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on January 23, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Address application, required documentation and/or request for information to:
    Chair, Search Committee
    Department of Music, Theatre and Dance Chair Search
    MUSIC 228
    California State University
    5151 State University Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90032-8110
  • Online App: http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/hrm/docs/forms/Empl_applic_academic.pdf

California State, Long Beach- Assistant Professor VoiceEdit

  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MFA in acting, theatre, speech or equivalent professional experience. Experience in teaching at the professional or university level. Commitment to and/or experience in educating a diverse student population.
  • DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated excellence in teaching. Evidence of experience in teaching voice and speech for professional actors. Evidence of experience as vocal coach for professional and/or university theatre productions.
  • DUTIES: Teach a variety of courses in voice and speech at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Serve as vocal coach for both undergraduate and Cal Rep productions. Teach in related areas as appropriate.
  • Letter of application that addresses the Minimum and Desired/Preferred Qualifications, Curriculum Vitae with current email address and three current letters of recommendation addressing qualifications and duties listed above and a copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree. Finalists will be required to provide official transcripts, signed SC-1 form (to be provided by department), additional references and other supporting materials as requested. Please do not send supporting materials until requested to do so.
  • Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:
    Joanne Gordon, Ph.D., Department of Theatre Arts, California State University, Long Beach
    1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840
  • POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED (or recruitment canceled). Review of applications to begin November 15, 2011.
  • http://www.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/personnel/jobs/posting/930/index.html

3/16 - Anyone have an update on this job?

3/28 - not a word

Cameron University - Assistant Professor, GeneralistEdit

  • Tenure-Track position for an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts.
  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching Theatre History and Drama, and directing two productions annually. Teaching responsibilities: Theatre History and Drama, Exploring Multiculturalism through the Arts, Voice and Diction, and Beginning Acting.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ABD in Theatre History or Dramatic Criticism.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: PhD. in Theatre History or Dramatic Criticism, University level teaching experience, directing experience
  • http://www.cameron.edu/personnel
  • Deadline: 3/1/12
  • References are being called 3/6/12
  • References emailed to fill out substantial list of questions re: qualifications - 3/9/12
  • Phone interviews happening 3/29/12
  • Position announcement reposted on HigherEdJobs.Com (4/9). Lists deadline as "Open until filled."
  • Rejection letter 6/12/12.
    • Dear Cameron U Search Committee, next time you do a national search, please do not contact applicants' complete list of references numerous times if you have no intention of actually contacting the candidate. And if you're going to ask the references if they think the candidate would be happy teaching at your school, why not give the candidate an opportunity to answer that question him/herself?

Carnegie Mellon University, PA - Assistant Professor of ActingEdit

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.
  • Source:
  • Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama, a professional BFA acting conservatory program, seeks a full time Acting teacher at the level of Assistant Professor (Tenure Track).
  • Ideally, applicants should have at least three to five years teaching experience plus substantial professional credentials. Candidates should be able to teach a range of acting styles and methodologies and support collaborative interactions between faculty, staff and students. This position is Pittsburgh based.
  • This search will remain open until the position is filled. The start date for the hire is late August 2012.
  • Please send cover letter, detailed CV, teaching philosophy, and list of three references by September 16, 2011 to: Search Chair, Barbara Mackenzie-Wood, Raymond W. Smith Professor of Drama, School of Drama, Purnell Center for the Arts, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, 5000 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Inquiries by email to drama-relations@andrew.cmu.edu or 412-268-2068. www.drama.cmu.edu
  • Carnegie Mellon University is an AA/EOE employer.
  • Received e-mail 11/1 for phone interview
  • Phone interview 11/18. Finalists TBA and invited in early-2012
  • Search Chair confirmed that offer was made and accepted by another candidate (5.1.12)

Carroll University, WI- Visiting StaffEdit

  • The Theatre Arts Program in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Carroll University seeks applicants for a full-time, one year Visiting Instructional Staff position in beginning Fall 2012.
  • Candidates should hold a Masters Degree in Theatre, MFA preferred.
  • Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education and have experience teaching theatre generalist students.
  • Teaching responsibilities include Theatre History and Literature (2 course sequence), Writing for the Stage and Screen, Oral Interpretation and Presentation, Freshman Cultural Seminar, as well as assisting with Introduction to Theatre Arts Labs. Preference will be given to candidates with Dramaturgical and/or Production Management experience.
  • The teaching load is 4 (4-credit) courses each semester (fall and spring), along with programmatic service.
  • Candidates must provide a cover letter summarizing their qualifications, current curriculum vitae, two professional and two academic references, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and sample syllabi for Theatre History and Writing for the Stage and Screen. Please submit as email attachments (in Word or PDF format) to facapp@carrollu.edu with "Visiting Instructional Staff position in Theatre Arts" in the subject line.
  • Review of applications will begin Dec 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

Catholic University- Assistant Professor, Musical TheatreEdit

  • The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music of The Catholic University of America in

Washington, D.C., invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Musical Theatre.

  • Duties principally include stage

direction of musical theatre productions; teaching freshman song and acting seminar and senior seminar/ composer study; and coaching acting for musical theatre students. The faculty member is also expected to participate in the normal activities of the division and the School of Music, such as academic advising, committee service, and recruitment, as well as the wider educational initiatives of the University.

  • The successful applicant must have, at minimum, a master's degree in hand

at the time of application and professional musical theatre directing credits in national theatre. Prior university teaching experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must also demonstrate a strong musical foundation, evidenced by music literacy and other relevant factors.A

  • pplicants should submit a hard-copy letter of

application, CV, and letters of reference to:
Professor Andrew Simpson, Ph.D. Chair, Musical Theatre Search Committee, 'Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, 620 Michigan Ave., N.E. Washington DC 20064

  • Review of applications will begin on January 10 and will

continue until the position is filled. For inquiries e-mail simpson@cua.edu.

+ On-campus interviews are being coordinated (3/13), at least one has been scheduled

Cedarville University, OH- Assistant Professor, Costume DesignEdit

  • The Department of Art, Design, and Theatre is seeking applicants for a full-time ranked, tenure-track teaching position in Theatre Costume and Makeup Design housed within the Theatre program
  • This position primarily involves teaching undergraduate costume design and makeup design courses. Other expectations include overseeing related senior theatre projects; departmental and university committee work; academic advising; and maintaining a relationship with the professional theatre community in the Dayton/Columbus;/Cincinnati area.
  • Additional responsibilities include creating costuming and makeup designs for main stage productions, managing and supervising the costumes and makeup for main stage productions, and managing and maintaining the university costume collection.
  • An M.F.A. in Theatre Costume and Makeup Design, or equivalent is preferred. A bachelor's degree with active pursuit of a M.F.A will be considered.
  • Additionally, the ideal candidate will have college-level teaching experience, have substantial professional experience including costume construction, and be committed to biblical integration in and out of the classroom. The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate they have excellent managing and communication skills.
  • Applicants must be born-again Christians, must agree with and abide by the university doctrinal statement, Community Covenant, and General Work Place Standards.
  • The filling of this position is pending budget approval and successful completion of a background check. An online faculty application is available at http://www.cedarville.edu/Job-Op enings/Faculty-Openings.aspx
  • All official inquiries should be directed to Tim Bosworth, Associate Vice President for Academic Resources at bosworth@cedarville.edu. Specific questions related to the position should be directed Dr. Steven Winteregg, Associate Academic Vice President and Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, or his assistant, Shelly Nutter, at 937-766-3235, 937-766-3235 or nutters@cedarville.edu.
  • Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
  • Discussion:
  • Good luck trying to convince the Supreme Court that being a Born Again Christian is an essential requirement to being a Costume Designer.

Centenary College- Technical DirectorEdit

Centenary College offers a comprehensive compensation package which includes excellent benefits for employees and an innovative, individualized curriculum for students. The College offers students strong academic programs designed to focus on specific learning outcomes to ensure that each student succeeds. Centenary has a completely wireless campus where all full-time faculty and full-time undergraduate students in the traditional program have laptop computers. We have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary general studies that supports a high-quality liberal arts education and affordability in tuition and other student costs.

Responsibilities Include: 1. Operating and maintaining a fly system. 2. Managing technical aspects including event load in, set-ups, strikes. 3. Maintain and operate sound, lighting, stage and other technical equipment and systems. 4. Recruit, manage and train stagehands and student workers. Opportunity to teach classes in Intro Technical Theatre. 5. Coordinate and advance performances and events while ensuring technical and logistical needs are attended to. 6. Supervise the rigging and strike of theatrical lighting, sound and overall stage set up for a variety of events and productions including the professional Centenary Stage equity theatre products, symphonies, dance events and other productions presented and sponsored by CSC or the college. 7. Develop, implement and monitor policies to ensure safe work practices in the backstage and stage areas. 8. Conduct periodic inspections and inventory of facilities, equipment and supplies. 9. Read and interpret blueprints, drawings and plots. Develop sketches and schematics. 10. Handle all aspects of traditional and contemporary scenic art in order to execute design requirements for stage settings. 11. Manage technical operation budgets. 12. Ensure smooth operation of the technical aspects of all productions mounted or presented at the theatre. 13. There may also be opportunities in set and lighting design for the successful candidate. 14. Teach classes in advanced stagecraft as needed.

Required Qualifications: MFA in technical theatre and/or related work experience

LOCAL & REGIONAL CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY SINCE TRAVEL & RELOCATION EXPENSE PROVISIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS POSITION.

Procedure for Application Applications should include a cover letter, current resume and contact information of 3 references who can comment on the applicant's ability to fulfill the duties of such a position. Hard copy, electronic and faxed resumes are accepted

[[|hrdept@centenarycollege.edu]]

  • Centenary College is seeking a Full-Time Faculty/Technical Director for the new Lackland Center. Facility includes a 500 seat proscenium stage and a 99 seat black box space as well as a Dance Studio, shop and costume facility as well as a TV studio and Radio station. The successful candidate will have experience in operating and maintaining the technical aspects of a theatre facility. Five days a week position and must be available as schedule of activities necessitates.

Central Washington University- Assistant Professor, Lit/Crit/History/DramaturgyEdit

  • Central Washington University seeks an Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies with teaching and research experience in the areas of theatre history, criticism, theory and dramaturgy. This is a tenure-track, academic year appointment with a start date of 16 September 2012. Some summer teaching opportunities are also available.
  • The position provides undergraduate and graduate students with a thorough knowledge of theatrical scholarship through core courses in theatre history and literature that emphasize critical studies, historical awareness, and theatre's role in a diverse community.
  • Required Quals: PhD in Theatre Studies, or related theatre area. (required prior to 16 September 2012)Preferred Quals: Demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate/graduate teaching and scholarship.Experience in full-time teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
    Documented record of scholarly publication in theatre studies related fields. Active participation and/or leadership in professional associations in theatre studies. Demonstrated excellence in teaching in a full theatre history sequence, dramatic literature, theory and criticism, and theatre pedagogy.
    Demonstrated program development and curriculum assessment. Experience in production application of dramaturgy and in supervising student dramaturgs in production is highly desirable. Experience in chairing graduate thesis and/or undergraduate research projects. Demonstrated experience working with students from diverse communities and/or multicultural curriculum. Secondary research/teaching interest in Asia-Pacific, Latino and Latin American, Native American, Gender, or Africana and Black Diaspora studies desirable.
  • Screening date: 03-30-2012
  • The successful candidate's responsibilities will involve: teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses; supervising graduate theses; recruitment and advisement; performing university service; active and productive scholarship.
  • To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
    A letter of application;
    Curriculum Vitae;
    Teaching statement;
    A writing sample; and
    Contact information for three references.
    *Finalist(s) will be required to submit official transcripts.
  • If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Brenda Hubbard at hubbardb@cwu.edu
  • Discussion:
    • E-mailed Brenda Hubbard on 6-1-12. The position has been filled.
    • Rejection email 5/30

Centre College - VAP, GeneralistEdit

  • Centre College invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor of dramatic arts.
  • The successful candidate will teach courses in acting, directing and dramatic literature, and will possibly have the opportunity to direct a special project.
  • An MFA or PhD, and prior teaching experience are required. A background in professional theatre is desirable.
  • To apply, please submit by post (no email applications): letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, academic and theatre CVs, and transcripts to: Ms. Sallie Bright, CENTRE COLLEGE, 600 W. Walnut St., Danville, KY 40422.
  • Review of applications will begin Dec 1, 2011. Centre College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Just received a call informing me that I'm on the long short-list of 10 candidates and asking if I was still interested.
  • Invitation to telephone interview (12/16)
  • Campus invite (1/2) x2
  • rejection email (2/20)

Chapman University, CA - Assistant Professor of ActingEdit

  • Source:
  • The Chapman University Department of Theatre is seeking applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor in the College of Performing Arts beginning in the 2012-13 academic year.
  • A terminal degree (MFA or PhD) or equivalent is required by August 1, 2012.
  • Candidates should have a primary specialization in the area of acting, and should be able to teach a range of acting styles and methodologies at all levels of undergraduate acting, including acting fundamentals, character building, text analysis and styles. Other areas of specialization in teaching performance techniques are welcome.
  • Review of applications will begin January 15; prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy and a list of contact information for three to five individuals who can provide professional recommendations.
  • Materials should be directed to: Professor Michael Nehring, Search Committee Chair, Department of Theatre, Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, California 92866. Email submissions may be sent to bwalker@chapman.edu. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Nehring or Dr. Nina LeNoir, Department Chair at lenoir@chapman.edu.
  • Chapman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer</span>
  • Email request for additional information before phone interview (3/1/12)

Chapman University, CA - Assistant or Associate Professor of Theatre HistoryEdit

  • Source:
  • The Chapman University Department of Theatre is seeking applicants for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in the College of Performing Arts beginning in the 2012-13 academic year.
  • A Ph.D. or equivalent is required by August 1, 2012. Applicants should possess an excellent scholarship record commensurate with their level of experience.
  • Candidates should have a primary specialization in the areas of theatre history and dramatic literature. Other areas of expertise may include dramaturgy, playwriting, and/or multicultural/intercultural theatre, or other areas of depending on the candidate’s research/creative activity interests.
  • Review of applications will begin November 30; prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy and a list of contact information for three to five individuals who can provide professional recommendations.
  • Materials should be directed to: Dr. Nina LeNoir, Search Committee Chair, Department of Theatre, Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, California 92866, lenoir@chapman.edu. Email submissions are accepted. Inquiries may be directed Dr. LeNoir.
  • Chapman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • acknowledgement of materials 10/19
    • email to say materials are being processed 12/2
    • acknowledgement and link to EEO survey 12/2 x 4
    • any word on this? 12/20
    • Rejection email (01/04)
    • What did the email say? I haven't heard anything... (x2)
    • Rejection e-mail, after final review, no longer under consideration for the position (1/5) x 2
      • Does "final review" imply they've made an offer? Sorry, I haven't heard anything either way (different poster than above) and am wondering if I can rule this one out.
      • I have no information, but am also waiting to hear something on this one. I'm taking a "no news is good news" attitude. They may very well have eliminated some and are still considering others.
      • Drat. Email rejection just arrived, 1/06. More yuckily, it specifies "After the Search Committee’s review of all of the applicants in its initial applicant screening process, I am sorry to let you know that you have not been selected for further consideration for the position." So, didn't make it through the first round. Just thought I'd clarify, since there was some question about "final review."
      • Rejection email (1/9). Guess they are staggering the bad news over several days because there were so many applicants... (x4)
      • Request for additional information (1/4)
        • What kind of additional information did they request?
        • Seeing this one (request for info 1/4) has me confused. Haven't heard a thing and I thought that was a good thing but now I'm not sure. Anyone else in this boat?
    • E-mail rejection (1/9)
    • Cordial email rejection in response to follow-up email (1/30)

​Christopher Newport University- Lecturer, Acting/VoiceEdit

  • The Department of Theater and Dance at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a full-time renewable term Lecturer in the area of Acting, Voice and Speech.
  • This position will be expected to teach studio classes in voice/speech and acting for both majors and non-majors. Preference will be shown to candidates who have experience in directing and those who are have extensive training/certification in an established vocal technique (Linklater preferred). Teaching/production responsibilities are assigned commensurate with expertise and may include teaching playwriting (or other specialty), and serving as text and/or dialect coach in the production season. The successful candidate will be committed to undergraduate teaching within a liberal arts environment; hold an appropriate terminal degree; and demonstrate professional performance and/or directing credits. The ideal candidate will be a practicing professional artist; hold professional affiliations (AEA, SSD&C, etc.); be an energetic and collegial collaborator; participate in departmental advising and recruiting; and actively assist in the theater program's continued development. The nominal course teaching load for the position is 4-4. Teaching in the Liberal Learning Core Curriculum is expected of all CNU faculty.
  • To apply, send a letter of application, current resume with references, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and copies of graduate transcript(s) (photocopies acceptable for initial screening) to: Director of Equal Opportunity and Faculty Recruitment, Acting & Voice Faculty Search
    Search #8402, Christopher Newport University, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606
  • Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2011.
    Applications received after December 15, 2011, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Discussion

  • Campus visits have begun
  • Received letter stating that the search has been canceled. (6/1/12)

Clarke University, IA - Assistant Professor, Lit/Crit/DirectingEdit

  • The position requires a MFA or Ph.D. in dramatic literature/theatre history with an emphasis in directing.
  • Evidence of successful college and/or professional directing (especially musical theatre) required; evidence of some teaching experience preferred.
  • Ability to teach directing, history of theatre, introduction to theatre, and dramatic literature courses such as Shakespeare, American dramatic literature, and contemporary dramatic literature is required. Serve in the capacity of director for two productions a year in a four production season is also required.
  • This position will serve an active role in shaping the department's future-effective teaching skills. A strong commitment to student recruitment, academic advising, mentoring, and faculty service is required. An active interest in the life of a diverse values-based campus community, strong organizational and communication skills, positive attitude, and the ability to multi-task and work harmoniously with other university programs and organizations is essential.
  • To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, three letters of recommendation, transcripts, names and contact information for three references, links to eportfolio/personal web sites (if available) online at http://clarke.iapplicants.com.
  • Deadline for submission is January 30, 2012.

Clackamas Community College, OR - Artistic Director / Theatre Arts InstructorEdit

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.
  • • Teach a full-time workload of college-level theatre courses to include: acting classes, directing a major production each term, supervising student projects, advising and evaluating students
  • • Devote substantial hours to coaching individuals and groups outside of regular class hours as part of performance preparation
  • • Maintain, assess, and enhance existing theatre program
  • • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with the theatre’s artistic team to plan comprehensive curriculum, quarterly productions, and college-wide special events
  • • Plan and manage theatre functions within available budget
  • • Actively recruit potential theatre students from district high schools and otherwise promote and grow the theatre arts program
  • • Build and maintain collaborative working relationships with other college departments, CCC’s Foundation, and Clackamas Repertory Theatre
  • • Build and maintain networking opportunities with local theatre companies
  • • Proactively participate in public relations for the theatre arts program and the college
  • • Serve on Clackamas Repertory Theatre’s advising board and other college committees of the candidate’s choice
  • • Participate in professional development
  • Discussion:
  • 4/25 asked to partiipate in 1st round phone interviews happening 1st week of May.
  • Told they had over 80 applicants and gave phone interviews to 11.
  • 4 people invited to campus interviews, late May
  • offer made and accepted, not by me. June 11

Clayton University, GA- Assistant Professor, Musical Theatre/DanceEdit

  • A terminal degree in Musical Theatre, Music or Theatre. Successful college-level teaching experience
  • DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in teaching undergraduate courses in musical
    theatre and dance Movement training or certification, such as Feldenkrais, Dalcroze, or Alexander Successful experience in student recruiting Experience and interest in musical theatre program development
  • Evidence of scholarly potential, including presentations and publications
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach courses related to musical theatre, including dance and choreography Choreograph musical theatre and/or opera productions each year and have an opportunity to direct productions in rotation with other faculty directors; work in partnership with other faculty in planning and scheduling musical theatre productions. Teach other music or theatre courses in the candidate's areas of expertise and, in time, develop new courses
  • Engage in scholarly activity leading to presentation and publication.
  • Participate in service to the Department, College, University, and community, including active student recruitment to build the musical theatre program.
  • The Division of Music within the VPA Department is developing a musical theatre concentration in the Bachelor of Arts degree program in music; the successful candidate will have an opportunity to help build this program and perhaps later lead the Department in building a dance program. For additional information about the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, visit http://a-s.clayton.edu/vpa/.
  • Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, and the contact information for three current references. To apply go to https://adminsystems2.c layton.edu/faculty_jobs/JobDesc.aspx?job=20166.

DISCUSSION

Phone interview requested (06/5)

Colby College - 1 year Replacement Fellow, Acting/DirectingEdit

  • Source: HigherEdJobs.Com
  • The Department of Theater and Dance at Colby College invites applications for a sabbatical replacement Faculty Fellow position in Acting, Directing, and Theater History for the Academic Year 2012-13. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. or M.F.A., have a sincere interest in working in a liberal arts setting and the ability to mentor student performers. Responsibilities include teaching Acting I (Stanislavski based approach), Acting II (a physical based approach), Theater History and directing one mainstage production (one course equivalency).
  • Send via e-mail a letter of application (including a statement on teaching and research interests), c.v. and three letters of recommendation to: TD-facultyfellowactingsearch@colby.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Application Information
    • Address: Theater and Dance, Colby College, Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901

Colby-Sawyer College- VAPEdit

  • Colby-Sawyer College has an opportunity for an innovative and energetic full time Assistant professor of Theatre in the Fine and Performing Arts Department. This is a one-year visiting faculty position available in late August 2012.
  • Primary teaching responsibilities include teaching in the liberal arts, introductory theatre courses, all levels of acting, integrated arts and performance studies and directing. The direction of at least one college production each semester is required.
  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate an understanding of both contemporary and historical theatre at the theory and arts performance levels.
  • Creativity and the ability to work in collaboration with all of the arts disciplines is essential, as is an understanding of the production processes required in all venues of the performing arts and fine arts installations.
  • An advanced degree is required, and an MFA or Ph.D. in Theatre is preferred, as is evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level, and a philosophy of education consonant with Colby-Sawyer's mission of education based in the liberal arts and sciences and designed to prepare students for their professions and lifelong learning. Candidates should have a commitment to diversity, as well as to the principles and practices of sustainability. Our faculty positions involve teaching, advising, and departmental and college service responsibilities.
  • To apply, please go to: www.colby-sawyer.edu
  • Applied only to discover the position has been filled (4.20)

Colgate University - Asst. Professor of English/Theater (Dramaturgy, History, Theory of Theater)Edit

Source: HigherEdJobs.com

  • The Department of English at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Theater, with a specialization in Dramaturgy, History, and Theory of Theater, beginning fall term 2012. Completion of the PhD is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Teaching assignment of five courses per year in Theater includes Dramatic Literature, Theory, and Criticism on all levels, as well as advanced courses in the candidate's area(s) of specialization. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Salary and benefits are competitive.
  • Letter of application, vita, dossier and three letters of reference must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1143
  • Review of applications will begin November 15, 2011.
  • Discussion:
    • What is usually included in a dossier?
    • My dossier includes teaching philosophy, research agenda, teaching evaluations, writing samples, and other documents that are relevant to the particular position.
    • I asked the Colgate University's Department of English about what they expect to be in the dossier. Its response was that the dossier would cover the 3 rec letters. "So, we are asking for a letter of application, vita, and 3 reference letters." I think that application processes wold be easier than they are if Universities would want it.
    • I never got a confirmation on this one -- did anyone else?? Nope.
    • This might be an inside hire for the person who was hired as a 1-year visiting last year. She matches the job call perfectly.
    • Request for phone interview, week of January 9 (12/2/11) (x4)
    • "Our search for an assistant professor teaching in the Theater Program at
      Colgate is not over, but we have settled on a short list and interviewed
      candidates. The pool was extremely strong, and we thank you for your
      application, regretting we do not have better news." E-mail (01/17) x3
    • Invitation for campus interview, 1/22 x2
    • Offer made and accepted
      • so does anyone know if it went to the internal candidate?
      • I don't think the internal candidate was short-listed. I was one of the three invited for a campus visit (and one of two who did not get the position). As far as I know, the job offer was made to an external candidate.
      • Yes, the offer was made to an external candidate.

College of the Atlantic- VAPEdit

  • College of the Atlantic seeks a visiting faculty member in the Performing Arts. Initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of reappointment for an additional year.
  • College of the Atlantic is an interdisciplinary college of approximately 330 undergraduate students, 10 graduate students, and 30 faculty members. Faculty are non-departmental, and all students design their own major in human ecology. The average class size is 13. The College's innovative curriculum includes: self-directed, interdisciplinary study; team teaching; and the involvement of undergraduates in research and creative activity. Our educational approach integrates knowledge from all academic disciplines and from personal experience to investigate and ultimately improve the relationships between human beings and our social and natural communities.
  • The successful candidate will integrate the Performing Arts into our broad-based, interdisciplinary human ecology curriculum by teaching five courses per year, both introductory and intermediate, including one that focuses on and culminates in a public production. In addition, the visiting faculty member will be expected to supervise independent studies, tutorials and senior projects, and contribute to college governance and service.
  • The successful candidate should demonstrate college-level teaching experience or its equivalent and/or professional expertise in: Acting, Directing, Theatre Production, Movement/Dance and Voice/Speech. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in Theatre History, Playwriting, Devised Theatre, and Stage Craft. The visiting faculty member will be the only professor teaching theatre at the College and will be expected to contribute to making Performing Arts at College of the Atlantic available to a wider audience outside of the college community.
  • MFA in Theatre or related area or equivalent professional experience is required. College teaching experience, professional experience as an actor and/or director, and demonstrated success as a collaborative artist, teacher, and colleague is preferred.
  • Applications should include a list of proposed courses (with short descriptions of each) on a variety of traditional and non-traditional topics within the area/s of performing arts in which the candidate has expertise. We are especially interested in proposals that include the design of student productions in theatre (the College operates on a 10-week trimester system), including those that combine history, theory, and practice in innovative ways in their application.
  • Interested candidates should send a CV, list of proposed courses, and a cover letter addressing qualifications for the position to Catherine Clinger, cclinger@coa.edu. The CV should include contact information for two references. Please send files in .pdf format.
  • Review of applicants will begin on January 10, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • acknowledgement of materials 01/12 (x3)
  • rejection email 04/10 (x2)

The College of Wooster- Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre/DesignerEdit

  • The Department of Theatre and Dance seeks a one-year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre/Designer for 2012-2013. The successful candidate must be qualified to teach courses in visual communication and design for the theatre within a BA program in a liberal arts environment. The candidate will also assume the responsibility to design scenery for two faculty directed productions and the lighting for a least one theatre production and one dance concert. The Department’s season normally consists of two theatre and two dance productions per academic year. Preferred applicants will be experienced in scenic and lighting design, as well as demonstrate a specialization in one of the following: scenic painting, sound design, theater architecture or design history. M.F.A., Ph.D. required.
  • Send letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of reference to Kim Tritt or Patrice Smith. Electronic applications preferred. Applications will be processed starting on November 15, 2011.
  • Patrice Smith: psmith@wooster.edu
  • Kim Tritt: ktritt@wooster.edu

I have been invited for an on site interview in late January

Colorado Mesa Unversity- Assistant Professor, ActingEdit

  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach a standard course load of 12 hours per semester in acting as chosen from among Acting I (Cohen), Acting for the Camera, Advanced Acting Styles, Auditioning, Theatre Appreciation, and World's Greatest Films (among others). Direct one main stage production in our four-show main stage season. Additional committee assignments, recruiting activities, and departmental service required.
  • M.F.A. in Acting or Performance or M.A. and significant professional experience. Evidence of successful prior college level teaching desirable. Ideal candidate will have professional performance experience.
  • Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in energetic candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.
  • Open until filled. Review of applications will begin on March 16, 2012
  • Submit a cover letter describing qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific requirements, responsibilities, and preferences of this position. Curriculum vitae, a copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (official transcripts will be required upon hire), three letters of reference, the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references; and the following completed forms must be submitted.
  • Applicant Authorization and Release to Conduct Reference and Background Check form (visit http://apptrkr.com/227224)
  • Mail to:
    Assistant Professor of Acting Search Committee, Human Resources, LHH 237, Colorado Mesa University, 1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501
  • Has anyone heard anything about the position yet? Applied back in February. (5/8)
  • Campus invitations went out a few weeks ago. 5/8
  • Rejection letter 5/25

Columbia College, Chicago- Open Rank, Audio for Visual MediaEdit

  • The Department of Audio Arts & Acoustics at Columbia College Chicago, the largest and most diverse private arts, media, and communications college in the nation, is seeking applications for a Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty position.
  • Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring undergraduates, developing new curriculum, and working closely with the Film & Video, Theater, Interactive Arts & Media and Broadcast Departments to maintain and develop the Audio for Visual Media program.
  • Candidates should have extensive experience in one or more of the following fields: Audio/Sound Design for Visual and Dramatic Media, including production and/or post-production engineering for film, broadcast, theater, or multi-media, including games, and other interactive digital media. An Advanced (required) or terminal (preferred) degree, fluency in general audio theory and practice, and a demonstrated record of teaching are also required.
  • Apply online by 12/1/2011 at https://employment.colum.edu/ (Job ID 100246).
  • Please also submit 3 blind letters of reference via US mail to: Audio Arts & Acoustics Faculty Search c/o Elliott Scott; COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO; 600 South Michigan Avenue; Chicago, Illinois 60605-1996.

Concordia University- Open Rank, Vocal Technique & Perf ResearchEdit

  • The Department of Theatre at CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY in Montreal, Quebec, Canada invites applications for one tenure-track position in Vocal Technique and Performance Research.
  • The preferred candidate will be a researcher-practitioner combining a profound knowledge of voice training technique with an innovative scholarly research profile.
  • Candidates should have expertise in one of the following research areas: interdisciplinary or intercultural approach to voice/sound production for the stage; oral history and ethnography applied to live performance; traditional voice training applied to contemporary forms; and period speech, verse and rhetoric.
  • Applicants should possess a terminal degree (MFA or PhD); relevant professional theatre experience; evidence of teaching within a university environment; and administrative and committee experience.
  • Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, appointments at a more senior level may also be considered.
  • Applications should reach departments by November 1, 2011. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Please consult our website for further information and application instructions: http://finearts.concordia.ca/officeofthedean/jobpostings/ All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Cornell - Assistant Professor, Dramatic Writing/ScreenwritingEdit

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED
  • Source: Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in dramatic writing with an emphasis on writing across different forms (playwriting, screenwriting, new media, etc.).
  • Responsibilities will include teaching four courses per year in a new curriculum combining media and performance and advising the writing and performance aspects of senior theses. We are especially interested in scholar/practitioners who are able to teach broadly within the discipline, who are committed to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment, and who will maintain an active scholarly and/or professional practice outside of Cornell.
  • An MFA or equivalent graduate degree is required, as is successful college level teaching and professional experience.
  • Electronic applications are required. Applicants may apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/947. A 30-page writing sample is required and may be uploaded to the online site. If letters of recommendation must be sent in hard copy, please submit to: dramatic writing search, c/o Julie Tibbits, CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Dept. of Theatre, Film and Dance, 430 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY 14850. Questions about the application process may be directed to Julie Tibbits, jlt3@cornell.edu or 607-254-2758.
  • Deadline for receipt of applications is November 10, 2011.
  • Also posted at Film Studies 2011-2012
    • Has anyone heard anything? 12/6/11
    • Nope 12/8/11
    • Rejection email (12/14)

Cornell College, Iowa - Assistant Professor, Generalist/DirectorEdit

  • Responsibilities include teaching directing and script analysis, and directing one production in a three- or four-show mainstage season.
  • Candidates should have secondary expertise in western theatre history and dramatic literature. Typical teaching load is four courses and direction of one production annually, and supervision of one new play/student directed workshop.
  • MFA in Directing and a commitment to undergraduate education in a residential liberal arts college required; college level teaching and professional directing experience preferred.
  • Cornell College has attracted national attention for its distinctive academic calendar under which faculty teach and students take one course at a time in month-long terms. The College is committed to excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty.
  • This position is pending administrative approval.
  • Letter of application, vita, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference should be submitted electronically into: apovey@cornellcollege.edu.
  • The statement of teaching philosophy should address the candidate's commitment to teaching a diverse student population.
  • Consideration will begin February 1, 2012.
  • acknowledgment of materials (1/16) x2
  • A very warm and compassionate acknowledgment of materials, how refreshing (2/1)
  • phone interview requested 02/15 x3
  • on campus interview requested 02/22

Davidson College- Producing Manager/LecturerEdit

  • DAVIDSON COLLEGE, a private liberal arts college in North Carolina, seeksProducing Manager/Lecturer for regular appointment. Position involves production management and marketing oversight. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: creation and oversight of budgets, calendars, deadlines and other details necessary for all Theatre Department productions, scheduling and facilitating production meetings for four shows each year, mentoring students serving as stage managers, coordination and oversight of student production crews and guest artist contractors, supervision and monitoring of all Department marketing activity, and FOH duties. Teaching to include two courses per year, including Introduction to Theatre; other courses TBD depending on experience and expertise.
  • Requirements: MFA or MBA in Arts Management or the equivalent in production experience and teaching. Marketing skills are expected.
  • Employment begins June 22, 2012.
  • Please submit application, cover letter and CV to https://jobs.davidson.edu.
  • 4/23 - received request for 3 letters of reference. Not sure if it was a specific request or if they always ask.
  • 4/24 - phone interview scheduled.

DePaul University - Assist/Assoc Professor, History/Lit/Crit/TheoryEdit

  • Responsibilities: Teaching a range of classes in BFA Theatre Studies curriculum, advising students, supervising student work on productions, recruiting students and involvement in The Theatre School’s production activities.
  • Qualifications: We seek a dynamic individual with substantive experience in both professional theatre and post-secondary teaching to offer courses in areas that complement and expand upon the existing core curriculum. These areas include, but are not limited to, dramatic literature and theatre history from a global perspective, TYA dramaturgy and literature, text analysis, and theory as immersive and performative practice.
  • The School seeks a faculty member who brings a critical perspective to issues of diversity and multicultural education.
  • MFA, PhD or professional equivalent required, with three or more years of post-secondary teaching strongly preferred.
  • The applicant must demonstrate a commitment to continuing work in the profession as well as a commitment to full-time teaching, collegiality, and the collaborative process.
  • Applications must be completed online at https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50812 by submitting cover letter (which includes a personal statement and teaching philosophy) and CV/resume. Three letters of recommendation must be submitted online or mailed to: Dean John Culbert, The Theatre School, 2135 N. Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60614.
  • For best consideration, application should be submitted by January 3, 2012.

This sounds similar to the job they posted last year. Does anybody know if it's the same?

They hired someone for that post, an astonishingly accomplished and active playwright/poet/director/ activist. I believe that was also for their Theatre Studies program, different from the BFA. In any event, who cares?! Apply!

  • Had first interview by phone 1/24
    • Interview scheduled for later this week.
  • Very polite rejection letter 2/4 (x2 2/6)
  • After phone interview, received gracious rejection letter (ltr dated 2/6, rec'd 2/13)
  • On campus interviews scheduled for the end of Feb
  • Offer extended and accepted (3/19)

DePaul University - VAP, MulticulturalEdit

  • The Theatre School, DEPAUL UNIVERSITY. Full time, non-tenure track, one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal for a second year.
  • The Theatre School at DePaul University seeks a teaching artist to join us in our continued commitment to ongoing intercultural exchange. The position includes a combination of the following responsibilities: teaching, production related activities and workshops. We seek a candidate who is committed to theatrical work that reflects and captures Chicago’s rich ethnic landscape and addresses topics such as race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and/or class.
  • Appointment to run from early September 2012 to mid-June 2013.
  • Qualifications: Professional experience in theatre and a desire to engage students, faculty, and staff in an academic setting that includes departments of performance, theatre studies, and design/technology.
  • Terminal degree is preferred.
  • The ideal candidate has a specific interest in theatrical work that broadens and deepens the multicultural and multi-ethnic dialogue at The Theatre School.
  • Application must be completed online at: https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50813 by submitting cover letter (which includes personal statement and teaching philosophy) and CV/resume that includes contact information for a minimum of three references. Letters of recommendation may be requested later in the process.
  • For best consideration, please submit applications by January 3, 2012.
  • Very polite rejection letter received via snail mail. (2/6/12)

Dixie State College- CostumerEdit

  • This position includes teaching costume courses, costume design and construction, costume shop management and operation. DSC Theatre currently produces six major productions per academic year. The costume shop supports additional minor projects as resources allow.
  • Responsibilities: Facilitate student success in a new theatre baccalaureate program.Demonstrate professional production process, commitment to artistic collaboration and quality work, and enthusiasm for academic achievement with students, faculty and administration. Construct costumes as designed for all theatre productions. Supervise work-study and volunteer employees in the costume shop. Supervise student designers.Successfully work with guest designers in a professional manner. Manage and stay within shop budgets. Keep an accurate inventory of all costume resources, Maintain shop, shop equipment, costume storage areas and related facilities.Develop and manage costume rental procedures.Attend production and other meetings as required. Participate in dress rehearsals and other performance activities as assigned.Design costumes for theatre productions as assigned.Teach costume technology, design, and history courses as well as other theatre courses as assigned. Fulfill faculty responsibilities including attending department events and performances, committee participation, holding regular office hours and advising students.
  • Should be technology literate and/or are willing to become certified in online instruction and teach one or more courses online and/or in a blended format.
  • Minimum Qualifications: MFA degree in costume technology and/or design.Ability to accurately create finished costumes from designers' renderings.Demonstrated skills in draping, flat pattern, cutting, stitching, tailoring, dyeing, millinery, wig preparation, costume crafts, and related areas.Demonstrated knowledge of period costume construction techniques.Demonstrated ability to manage and work within budgets. Demonstrated costume design abilities.Demonstrated ability of successfully teaching college courses (finalists will be required to demonstrate competence in at least one teaching module. More than one may be required.)Ability to incorporate, teach and use contemporary computer programs, and a willingness to be trained in other necessary computer applications .Ability to employ various communication technologies during teaching responsibilities. Ability and willingness to participate in college and departmental student recruitment and retention initiatives. Ability to communicate clearly with students, staff, and colleagues, both orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully as a member of a production team and as a member of an academic program. An eagerness to engage with students, faculty, staff and administrators to develop ways to improve the educational experience of students.Preference given to candidates with skills in execution of makeup and hair designs.
  • Position is open until filled.
  • Submit a Dixie State College application, cover letter, resume, digital portfolio and contact information for three professional references (including email) to: Office of Human Resources, Dixie State College, 225 South 700 East, St. George, UT 84770 or fax them to 435-656-4001. The college application and other items may be obtained by visiting the college's website: http://www.dixie.edu/humanres/. For more information please call (435) 652-7520. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

Eastern Kentucky University- Assistant Professor, Design/TechEdit

  • The Department of English and Theatre seeks an Assistant Professor of Technical Theatre and Design beginning August 15, 2012.
  • This tenure-track position includes six semester hours of teaching per term as well as responsibility for scenic and lighting design for four main-stage productions and additional duties as program technical director.
  • Teaching responsibilities may include Introduction to Theatre, Stagecraft, Advanced Stagecraft, Stage Management and Scenic and Lighting Design. Salary will be consistent with an entry-level faculty position. The successful candidate will oversee students, staff, and volunteer workers in the daily operation of the theatre scene shop.
  • Minimum Educational Qualifications An MFA in Technical Theatre or Scenic/Lighting Design from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution.

Emerson College- Term Faculty, Theatre EducationEdit

  • The Department of Performing Arts seeks to fill a full-time, term faculty position to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in drama and theatre education, including courses in education required for Massachusetts licensure of teachers of theatre. A term faculty appointment is a full-time, non-tenure track appointment that may be renewed depending on the needs of the department. The initial appointment is for the 2012-13 academic year beginning September 1, 2012.
  • A terminal degree in Theatre Education, or a related area, is required, as well as significant professional experience in both education and theatre arts. Candidates must have at least five years of successful college level teaching experience at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as a minimum of five years public school teaching and school administration experience. The successful candidate will have a background and teaching experience in the following areas: Drama/theatre arts curriculum design and implementation, pre K-12; contemporary theories of teaching/learning; authentic assessment; urban and multicultural education; current Massachusetts and national curriculum frameworks, theatre standards, and licensure requirements; student teacher supervision; mentoring college faculty in teaching; and contemporary national and international practices in process drama, drama-in-education, theatre-in-education, applied theatre, and playmaking.
  • Additional responsibilities will include supervising student teaching practica, directing and administering the undergraduate theatre education program in the Department of Performing Arts, serving as the college's Certification (Licensing) Officer and liaison with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, advising and mentoring undergraduate Theatre Education majors, serving on departmental and college committees and performing other services as appropriate to the position, sharing in the collegial development of curriculum in theatre education and in the department, sharing in the recruiting responsibilities for both the undergraduate and graduate Theatre Education programs, and advancing the academic and professional reputation of the institution.
  • Send a cover letter describing your point of view on the philosophy and structure of theatre education on both undergraduate and graduate levels, a curriculum vita, and contact information for three references to Maureen Shea, Chair, Theatre Education Search Committee, Department of Performing Arts, Emerson College, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116-4624. Applicants must also fill out an online application form in addition to submitting your application materials directly to the search committee chair.
  • Please visit our faculty employment web page at http://www2.emerson.edu/hr/employment.cfm to view this position and submit your additional online information.
  • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled (add reposted in Feb 2012)

Fairleigh Dickerson University- Assistant Professor, Musical TheatreEdit

  • Small liberal arts college close to New York City seeks tenure track Assistant Professor to teach in its newly created and rapidly expanding Musical Theater concentration in the BA Theater Arts program.
  • Courses will include three or four of the following: Dance l, Dance ll, Theater Dance, Movement for the Actor, Musical Theater Workshop, Musical Presentation and others yet to be developed. The successful candidate may also direct one main stage musical production per academic year.
  • Requirements: MFA degree and teaching experience at college level or professional experience equivalency are basic requirements and a professional resume as an actor or director in addition will be favorably considered.
  • Closing date for applications is Jan 6th 2012.

Florida Gulf Coast University- Assistant Professor, ActingEdit

  • Source: HigherEdJobs.Com
  • Minimum Qualifications: MFA in Acting from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation and five (5) years of professional experience as an actor.
  • Ability to guide student learning and communicate personal knowledge and experience effectively; teach a range of acting styles and methodologies; and support collaborative interactions between faculty, staff, and students.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Three to five years teaching experience and substantial professional credentials. Training in a specific voice and/or movement pedagogy. An appreciation for the unique mission and challenge of the FGCU theatre program.
  • To Apply: Visit: http://jobs.fgcu.edu & apply to Req. #1480 Deadline date is 12/08/2011 Applications are only accepted online. FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY is an EOE.

Florida International- Assistant Professor, Voice/Speech/Movement/ActingEdit

  • The Department of Theatre in the College of Architecture + the Arts seeks an

Assistant Professor of Voice/Speech/Movement and Acting for a nine-month tenure {C}track position. The Theatre Program is NAST accredited and offers both the B.A. {C}and the B.F.A. in performance and design. The department has 120 undergraduate {C}majors and a small number of minors, served by ten full time faculty, three {C}adjuncts, four full time and two part time staff members.Job qualif

  • ications include a terminal degree (MFA or PHD) in

theatre, college level or conservatory teaching experience, professional theatre {C}experience and the capability to conduct scholarly research/creative activity. {C}The candidate must have the ability to teach vocal production, speech, I.P.A., {C}text work, scansion, accents/dialects, theatre movement and acting at both the {C}introductory and advanced undergraduate levels, as well as specialized training {C}in a system of vocal pedagogy (i.e., Linklater, Fitzmaurice, Lessac, Berry or {C}Rodenburg).

  • The capability of teaching one or more of the following is also

highly desirable: specialized movement classes such as yoga or tai chi, Meisner {C}Technique, voice-over work. The candidate must also have knowledge of or an {C}interest in teaching in a multicultural environment.

  • The successful

candidate will participate in the creative and academic life of the department. {C}Responsibilities include teaching voice and movement for the stage classes and {C}acting classes at both the introductory and advanced undergraduate levels, as {C}well as conducting scholarly research/creative activities which include vocal {C}coaching department productions, supervising student performance projects. {C}Service activities are also expected of full time faculty.

  • Required application materials include of letter of application,

curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and a plan of creative {C}activity and/or research for tenure and promotion, a list of five references {C}with complete contact information.

  • For more information or to apply please visit

us online at: http://www.fiujobs.org and {C}reference position number 44654.

  • The position is open until filled. Applications

received before February 15, 2012 will receive priority.

Florida State University - Assistant Professor, ActingEdit

  • Responsibilities will include teaching five to six courses per year in a curriculum combining acting, scene study and audition technique as well as a possible secondary focus.
  • We are especially interested in scholar/practitioners who have directing experience and are able to teach broadly within the discipline, who are committed to teaching undergraduates, and who will maintain an active scholarly and/or professional practice outside of Florida State.
  • A MFA or equivalent terminal degree is required, as is successful college level teaching and professional experience.
  • For more information and application instructions please visit: http://www.theatre.fsu.edu/People/Employment-Opportunities/Assistant-Professor-BFA-Acting
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
  • Teach courses covering beginning Acting, Intermediate Acting, and Playwriting. Assist with recruiting and mentoring students. · May direct in the School of Theatre season, but no guarantee of that opportunity is given. Assist with the development of BFA in Performance Curriculum in collaboration with School of Theatre faculty. Work in cooperation with the faculty and staff in the BFA program fulfilling the professional training and educational mission of the school. Participate on University and School of Theatre committees.
  • Apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu.
  • Applicants are required to complete the online application and must include work history, all education details, a comprehensive letter of introduction, name and contact information for five references, and a complete resume of professional academic experience involving a statement of teaching interests.
  • Upon selection for an on-campus interview, applicants must provide three letters of recommendation and official proof of degree(s).

DISCUSSION

  • I was notified they got my application
  • Received rejection 3/28

Florida State University - Assistant Professor, PerformanceEdit

  • Candidate will coordinate and teach performance within the BA, provide vocal coaching for productions, and supervise graduate assistants teaching in BA performance courses. Course load includes two performance courses per semester plus a third course in secondary area of specialization.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with additional expertise and/or certification in voice, stage combat/movement, and/or theatre studies courses such as play analysis or theatre history.
  • MFA and/or PhD degree with specialization in performance and a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching and research required.
  • We are particularly interested in candidates who are able to teach broadly within the discipline and who are committed to providing undergraduates with a diverse, liberal arts foundation for the study of theatre.
  • The candidate is also expected to maintain a level of professional research and/or creative activity appropriate to a Research I institution.
  • Potential opportunity exists to direct in the School of Theatre's production season.
  • Application review will begin November 1st and continue until the position is filled. For more information and application instructions please visit: http://www.theatre.fsu.edu/People/Employment-Opportunities/Assistant-Professor-BA-Performance
  • Teach courses covering theatre rehearsal, performance, and theatre encounters. Typical course load is four or five courses per year plus student vocal coaching. Assist with recruiting and mentoring students. · May direct in the School of Theatre season, but no guarantee of that opportunity is given. Assist with the development of Performance Curriculum in collaboration with School of Theatre faculty. Work in cooperation with the faculty and staff in the performance program fulfilling the professional training and educational mission of the school. Participate on University and School of Theatre committees.
  • References are being called.
  • Phone interviews are happening. (12/16)
  • Campus visit scheduled for late January.
  • This one's been offered and accepted (3.31)

Florida State University - Assist/Assoc Theatre StudiesEdit

  • Responsibilities will include teaching theory, theatre and performance history, literature, and criticism. Opportunities may include Theatre Studies courses that employ secondary interests in performance and critical practice.
  • Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: contemporary theory; performance theory; history and historiography; early modern and/or modernist literature and practice.
  • A PhD is required at time of hire, as is evidence of successful teaching at the college or university level.
  • We are especially interested in scholars who are able to teach broadly within the field, who are committed to teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and who demonstrate the potential for scholarly publication and professional activity at the level required by a Research-1 university.
  • For more information and application instructions please visit: http://www.theatre.fsu.edu/People/Employment-Opportunities/Assistant-or-Associate-Professor-MA-Ph.D
  • A letter of application, current CV, and 3 recent letters of recommendation are required. Additional information, including writing samples, may be requested.
  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2011, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Duties include: Teach courses covering Performance Arts, Play Analysis, and Performance Theory. Typical course load is four or five courses per year. Assist with recruiting and mentoring students. · May direct in the School of Theatre season, but no guarantee of that opportunity is given. Assist with the development of Theatre Studies Curriculum in collaboration with School of Theatre faculty. Work in cooperation with the faculty and staff in the Theatre Studies program fulfilling the professional training and educational mission of the school. Participate on University and School of Theatre committees.
  • Am I wrong that this ad just came out at the end of last week and the review of applications begins tomorrow?
  • Pure speculation: you are not wrong, but they also have two visiting folks fulfilling precisely this position. The national search may be a formality.
  • My understanding is that the search is not just a formality. But I agree about ridiculously small about of time between the posting and review dates.
  • A note from a circulating e-mail regarding this position: "Important Note on the Application Deadlines: Though both positions state that application review will begin November 1st, we have actually extended this and will be making liberal use of the "[reviews] continue until the position is filled" language. If you're interested in these positions, please don't be deterred by the Nov. 1. deadline."
  • Received a postcard confirmation of materials received. Or, at least, I assume it is a confirmation of materials received, since there are several boxes on the reverse side, and none of them are checked (x2).
  • Received 2 additional postcards with the box "We are reviewing your application to determine if your qualifications match the requirements of our open positions" checked (12/22).
  • Received postcard requesting transcripts, 12/21.
    • Did you send a copy of transcripts with your original application?
    • I did - but they were PDFs of official ones. I"m rather annoyed they need me to spend money on "official" ones. Thinking about not doing it
    • Any news on this one??? I wonder what their "close" date ended up being, (1/31)
    • Email asking about my "continued interest in being considered for this opening." Email also noted that interviews will be scheduled in March (2/25). x2
  • Campus visit scheduled for mid-March. (3/9)
  • Rejection letter, 4/16
  • Offer made and accepted

Fordham University (Drama & Performance, 20-21st c.)Edit

  • Source: From MLA Job Info List (9/16/11).
  • ​Assistant Professor of Drama and Performance Studies. The Fordham English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in drama and performance studies from candidates with expertise in at least three centuries (20th-21st and one other), to begin at the Lincoln Center (Manhattan) campus in Fall 2012. Submit cover letter and CV by November 1 through Interfolio at http://www.interfolio.com/apply/3085 . Interviews will be scheduled at the MLA convention in Seattle. Fordham is an independent, Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
  • received confirmation of materials received
  • request for additional materials (abstract, writing sample, letters of recommendation) 11/21 x13
  • Any more news? Crickets here...
  • Interview scheduled (12/15) x5
  • Interview scheduled (12/18)
  • Interview scheduled (12/22)
  • Absolutely charming and supportive rejection email (x4). Not sure if they've picked finalists yet, but I am part of an early post-MLA cull. (01/09) The chair of this search couldn't be lovlier. Good luck to those of you who get to visit.

Franklin and Marshall- VAP, Lit/History/PlaywritingEdit

  • The Department of Theatre, Dance & Film at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre for the 2012 - 2013 academic year.
  • Ph.D. or M.F.A. and teaching experience is required.
  • Teaching load is 3/2 and entails teaching courses in playwriting, dramatic literature, and theatre history.
  • Candidates should include the following in their applications: * a letter of application, * a curriculum vitae
    * 3 letters of recommendation, * teaching and artistic statements, * a writing sample, * teaching evaluation forms
  • Please send materials to: Dirk Eitzen, Chair, Theatre, Dance & Film Department, Franklin & Marshall College, PO Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604-3003. We will not accept application materials electronically.
  • Deadline for receipt of completed applications is January 31, 2012.
  • Received letter by mail acknowledging receipt and saying review will start Feb 15 (2/4)
  • Anyone heard anything? (4/14)
  • I was the last of 3 campus interviews the first week of April. Haven't heard since but they said they would move quickly so I suspect they made an offer to someone else.

Franklin Pierce University- Assistant Professor, Design/TechEdit

  • The Theatre and Dance program at Franklin Pierce University, the College at Rindge, seeks to fill a continuing full-time Assistant Professor position for 2012-13. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching introductory theatre courses, Stagecraft, Lighting Design, and general education courses; and designing lighting for theatre and dance productions. The program regularly produces new work and has had productions invited to the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The faculty member is expected to contribute to institutional service, advise students and maintain a program of creative work.
  • An MFA degree is required. Previous experience with shop supervision, budgeting and touring productions is important. The ability to design sets, as required, is a plus. The individual will demonstrate effectiveness as an instructor at the college level, professional experience and have a demonstrable commitment to undergraduate education and learning. This position requires good organizational and communication skills.
  • Candidates should send a letter of application; curriculum vitae; contact information for three references; slides or CD of samples of technical and design work; copies of transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this stage); a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • This position is contingent upon completed program review by April 2012.
  • Send materials to: Human Resources - Theatre Arts Search, Franklin Pierce University, 40 University Drive, Rindge, NH 03461, or electronically to jobs@franklinpierce.edu. EOE

Friends University- Assistant Professor, Music/Applied VoiceEdit

  • Friends University seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Music/Applied Voice. This position is a nine-month appointment, and reports to the Division of Fine Arts Chair.
  • Responsibilities may vary based on preparation, experience and the needs of the Division. In addition, participation in appointed committee assignments, academic advising, and recruitment activities in the Division of Fine Arts will be expected. The successful applicant will provide leadership for the ongoing development of the vocal area/program at Friends University.
  • Applicants should be prepared to teach private studio voice instruction, vocal pedagogy, and opera workshop.
  • Review of applicants begins 3/2/2012 and the position will remain open until filled.
  • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: * High male voice, * Earned Doctorate of Musical Arts or ABD status in vocal performance or pedagogy, * Record of successful undergraduate studio teaching and professional activity as an educator and performer, * Broad background and preparation in music, including the ability to teach effectively in related fields (such as diction, pedagogy, vocal literature or other areas of expertise
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Tenor, * Strong knowledge of song literature, opera, and musical theatre repertoire, * Experience teaching music in a liberal arts curriculum, * Experience in recruiting and retaining undergraduate singers
  • Please visit our website at www.friends.edu/employment to apply. Curriculum vitae, names and phone numbers of four professional references (please note the online application will only require 2 references to be completed) and cover letter must be attached to the online application. Only applications submitted through this Friends University website application process will be accepted.
  • Official transcripts, three signed, original letters of reference, a DVD or CD of recently performed repertoire, an on-campus vocal audition, teaching demonstration, and interview will be required of finalists.

Garner- Webb University- Assist/Assoc, Acting/DirectingEdit

  • Qualifications include professional experience, college teaching experience, and a commitment to excellence; terminal degree (MFA or PhD) preferred. The successful candidate will possess strong administrative skills, a commitment to mentoring students, and engaged collegiality.
  • Responsibilities include teaching acting/directing, theatre history and other academic courses according to expertise (normally six hours per semester); selecting/directing/producing theatre repertoire (normally two per semester); academic advising; recruiting/auditioning prospective students; integrating theatre productions into the academic program; mentoring senior capstone projects.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Interested applicants should submit electronically (in PDF format) or by mail, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation to: Christopher R. Keene, ckeene@gardner-webb.edu, Search Committee Chair, Department of Theatre Arts, 110 S. Main Street - Campus Box 7244, Boiling Springs, NC 28017
  • Gardner-Webb University is a coeducational, residential, private institution located in Boiling Springs, North Carolina (50 miles southwest of Charlotte) offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to approximately 4,000 students. Founded by North Carolina Baptists in 1905, Gardner-Webb employs individuals who participate in and wholeheartedly support Christian values.
  • received email rejection (2/8) (x2)
  • received delightful and very informal phone call discussing the position and size of the department. (2/27)
  • On-campus interviews are being scheduled (3/11)

Georgetown University - Assistant Prof. of Theater & Performance StudiesEdit

  • Source: Artsearch (10/20/11)
  • Georgetown welcomes applicants for an Assistant Professor of Theater & Performance Studies who will bring research, teaching and/or production strengths in one of the following: global performance and/or world theater history, transnational or postcolonial theater, and/or intercultural performance. This can include: theater or dance theater of American cultures; theater of the African Diaspora; performance as peace-building; community-based performance or TASC; performance ethnography; or international dramaturgy, playwriting and/or new work development. Our well-recognized liberal arts major highlights artistic and analytic rigor mutually, with interdisciplinary connections. Teaching balances core courses and special topics in the candidate’s area/s of expertise. This faculty member will play an important role in student advisement and TPST’s home season or interdisciplinary events in the Davis Performing Arts Center. This hire may also participate in our partnerships with area communities, professional theaters or global organizations. Georgetown is an AA/EOE and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates as part of its commitment to professional excellence.
  • Terminal degree required (PhD preferred).
  • Start date August 1, 2012. Review of materials begins November 14.
  • Please send hard copy letter of application, along with CV and three letters of recommendation to: Maya Roth, TPST Search Chair, 108 Davis Center, 37 & O Streets NW, Washington DC, 20057-1063.
    • Does anyone know if this is the same position they did a search for last year?? Or is it a new position? (x2)
    • It's a new position.
    • Received confirmation of materials 11/18 (x2)
    • Has anyone else not gotten a confirmation? (Were the confirmations by email or post?)
    • Confirmations were by email.
    • I haven't gotten a confirmation email either; sent an email 2 weeks ago inquiring if my materials were received, no reply.
  • Skype interviews have been scheduled. 12/6. x7
  • Absolutely lovely exchanges via email with the search chair
  • Is this after the interview? Have they gotten back to people?
  • They said they will update the skype interviewees "within a week." 12/13
  • received email that finalists have been selected and thanks but no thanks. (x4)
  • Asked for a writing sample post-interview, but also received a "finalists have been selected" email- was this sent to all applicants?
  • This happened to me as well--they asked for writing sample post-interview. Then sent an email saying "finalists have been selected." When I asked if they still needed a writing sample, they said they didn't need it anymore because the committee made a decision.
  • Very strange "rejection" without clearly being rejected.
  • But did anyone actually get an invitation for on-campus interviews? I've heard nothing one way or the other.
  • Campus invite for next year. 12/13. [x2]
  • Position offered and accepted (not me, alas). 3/5.

Governors State University- Assistant Professor, Artist/ScholarEdit

  • Governors State University invites applications from artists/scholars for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies. We seek an artist/scholar with applied and theoretical expertise in interdisciplinary performance. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional teaching; maintain an active creative and scholarly agenda; and fulfill service responsibilities to the university, the community, and the profession.
  • The successful candidate will lead the development of a new interdisciplinary BA in Theatre and Performance Studies. S/he will teach undergraduate courses in acting, directing, performance of literature, and advanced topics in theatre and performance. This position may allow additional opportunities to teach courses in related programs, such as Interdisciplinary Studies or Gender and Sexuality Studies.
  • Successful applicants must have a terminal degree (Ph.D. or M.F.A.) with an emphasis in theatre, performance studies, or a related area. ABDs will be considered, with completion date by start of contract. Candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills and ability to work with students, faculty and staff.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a combination of college-level teaching, directing, and professional experience. Experience in teaching graduate level courses is also desired. Additional teaching and creative interests in multimedia arts, movement/dance, experimental theatre, and/or performance for social change are also desirable.
  • If you are interested in joining our faculty, a complete faculty profile will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon hire), and a list of three professional references.
  • The review of applications will begin January 15th and continue until the position is filled.
  • Apply for this position at https://employment.govst.edu.
  • request for a phone interview. (2/1) x2
  • campus visit underway
  • any news???

Hampshire College, 3yr VAP, Acting/DirectingEdit

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.
  • Source: 'Chronicle of Higher Education
  • HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College Consortium, seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre to teach acting and directing. We are specifically looking for candidates who are interested in contributing to a program that values collaboration, the development and support of voices historically absent from the stage, and the exploration of the authentic self through theatre.
  • Candidates should be able to demonstrate skill in theatre training in an interdisciplinary, multicultural, tutorial-based liberal arts setting. Hampshire’s theatre program is student-centered and student governed; faculty would teach courses in acting and directing technique, and supervise student-generated theatre projects. MFA or PhD with a minimum of two years of college-level teaching experience required. The theatre program at Hampshire College is part of Interdisciplinary Arts, which includes arts and social action in its mandate. Proven success working with people from diverse backgrounds required.
  • This 3-year position begins July 1, 2012.
  • Review of applications will start October 21, 2011.
  • Send letter of application, resume and three letters of reference via our website at http://jobs.hampshire.edu/ www.hampshire.edu.
  • received invitation to phone interview (10/25) x3
    • That was quick, considering they supposedly only began reviewing apps on Friday 10/21.
    • Is that it, then, do we think? Are the rest of us dead on this one already? Four days... sheexh ! Sigh.
    • I would expect this is an internal hire, to move so fast. Feels like that was a waste of three letters of rec.
    • Received email saying I'd made first cut, scheduled phone int; first interview is with a student. 10/27.
    • Phone Interview w/student scheduled weekend of 10/29-30; postponed due to snowstorm/power outage on campus & surrounding communities
  • invited to second round interview with faculty member via email 11/4 (interview on 11/6)
  • received email invitation (11/8) to interview on campus, which is third and final round
  • Campus interviews scheduled less than 3 weeks after application deadline? This is obviously an internal hire. No search committee I've ever sat on could even agree to meet to discuss the first cut within 3 weeks, let alone be ready to make a hire.
    • I am 1 of 3 finalist and am not internal. So here's hoping I stand a chance... I should mention that interviews thus far have not been by committee. The first was with 1 student, and the second with 1 faculty member.
    • I wish you all the luck in the world during your interview. I'm not trying to sound like I have a case of sour grapes; I was only commenting that this is an unusual timeframe when every position on this wiki has been averaging 100+ apps, which makes me question whether serious consideration was given to those of us who were summarily taken out of consideration 3 days after the applications were due. Break a leg!
  • Has a hire been made yet? They moved so quickly to do the interview process, I expected to hear that they were moving just as fast to make an offer.
    • Third and final candidate visit is scheduled for next (11/28) week. Decision expected to follow within 2-3 weeks.
  • I have nothing to do with this search, but having been involved as a student (and now faculty) on several searches, I can report that believe it or not, sometimes search committees are quite ready to make decisions about candidates right after a deadline. It simply means that they have been reading applications as they come in, rather than waiting to wade through them all after the deadline. In a current search (elsewhere on this page), the committee was ready for phone interviews one week after the deadline.
  • Polite rejection on 12/14. Offer made and accepted.
  • Rejection email: 1/17.

Hastings College- Assistant Professor - Generalist/DesignEdit

  • QUALIFICATIONS: Though we will consider candidates who are ABD, preference will be given to those who have completed the Ph.D. or the M.F.A. and have experience teaching at the post-secondary level.
  • THE POSITION: We are seeking a theatre generalist with strengths in technical theatre and design. The successful candidate will teach a range of classes in the B.A. Theatre Arts curriculum, advise students, supervise student work on productions, recruit students and be involved in production activities. We seek a dynamic individual who can also teach in such areas as acting, directing, and/or theatre history as well as develop new courses in their own areas of expertise.
  • APPLICATIONS: Candidates who meet the qualifications should send a vita, a personal statement addressing why they want to become a member of the Hastings College faculty, and either (1) an official credential file or (2) unofficial transcripts of all college and university work, as well as three letters of reference to Dr. Clark Hendley, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Hastings College, 710 N. Turner Ave., Hastings, NE 68901.
  • Experienced teachers are also encouraged to submit copies of course syllabi and results of teaching evaluations.
  • To be assured full consideration, all materials should be received by February 20, 2012.
  • To find out more about Hastings College, please visit our website atwww.hastings.edu.
  • Received confirmation of materials received via snail mail. (2/17)

Idaho State University- Assistant Professor, ActingEdit

  • Key Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities include courses in Acting and Appreciation of Theater. other assigned teaching may be in the areas of Voice, Movement, Styles of Acting, and/or Stage Dialects.
  • We seek an acting teacher prepared for interdisciplinary collaboration with the various areas of the School including Theater; Music; and across the College. Responsibilities may also include directing in a varied production program that covers contemporary, period, and musical theater, as well as collaboration in the overall production process of the Department.
  • A strong candidate will have experience in curriculum and program development as well as departmental student recruitment.
  • Minimum Qualifications: MFA or PhD in Theater with an emphasis in acting; experience in both teaching and directing in higher education; profile as an active collaborator; a record of and potential for development in creativity/scholarship.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Ability to teach in varied sub-disciplines as described above; positive record of collegiality in higher education; positive record of evaluation (both peer and student).
  • Closing Date: Open Until Filled
  • Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita which includes a short list of contactable references, a statement of teaching philosophy no longer than one page, academic unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required for selected candidate), and three current letters of references (three different venues preferred).
  • Additional and supplemental materials may be requested at a later date.
  • Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 17, 2012; position will remain open until filled.
  • NO ADDITIONAL SUPPORTING MATERIALS AT THIS TIME. Send such materials, i.e., course syllabi, programs, etc., only upon request from the Department.
  • Application Process: For full consideration, please apply through the Idaho State University-Human Resources website (https://isujobs.net/).
  • DISCUSSION:
    • Anyone heard back on this one yet? (4/13)
    • Rejection email (04/19) (x2)
    • Uh Oh Failed Search... Its back open
    • Accepting new apps or looking at current apps or waiting for 2013?
    • Looking at current apps
    • Contacted via email on 03/30/2012 to schedule phone interview. Phone interview 03/31/2012.
  • Rejection email (6/27) (x2)

Illinois Central College- Tenure Track, Technical TheatreEdit

  • Illinois Central College is seeking a qualified individual to provide instruction in the Arts and Communication Department. Courses to teach include primarily Basic Techniques for Technical Theatre, Fundamentals of Theatre Design, Nature of Theatre, Trends in Modern Drama and Theatre, and Theatre Practicum and could include Stage Make-up and Introduction to Costuming. The faculty member will also be assigned scenic design and production responsibilities in the department's vibrant theatre program which currently produces four productions per year.
  • Required Qualifications:The successful candidate will hold a Master's degree with substantial study in Technical Theatre or a closely related discipline. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach technical theatre and theatre survey courses. The successful candidate will be required to assist in the development, evaluation, and teaching of program curriculum; assess and evaluate student learning, and advise students.
  • Desirable Qualifications:The ideal candidate will have an MFA in Scenic Design or equivalent professional experience; have community college teaching experience; have experience teaching in the online environment; have the ability to additionally serve in any of the following areas: lighting design, sound design, directing; working knowledge of Vectorworks Spotlight, Auto Cad, SFX, or other technological design tools; strong working knowledge of evolving trends in technology used in theatre.
  • For more information and to apply online, please visit www.icc.edu/jobs.

Illinois State University- Assist/Assoc Professor, Light DesignEdit

  • QUALIFICATIONS: MFA in design and prior university teaching and professional lighting design experience required. Teaching and production experience in related fields is desirable.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Teach courses in lighting design, lighting technology and related courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. Supervise student designers. Produce designs for selected School of Theatre productions. Work with theatre faculty, staff and students in facilitating the production program at Illinois State University (including two dance concerts per season). Faculty members are expected to serve in the shared governance structure at all levels of the University. Continued participation in professional theatre activities beyond the campus is also expected.
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Illinois State University- Assist/Assoc Acting/Artistic Dir IL ShakespeareEdit

  • Illinois State University seeks an experienced teacher/artist to teach acting in the School of Theatre and to provide artistic leadership for the nationally recognized Illinois Shakespeare Festival.
  • This tenure-track faculty member will teach all levels of acting in the School's large undergraduate program and in the MFA classical acting program.
  • The successful candidate will possess strong written and verbal communication skills and be committed to collegiality and collaboration with colleagues in developing School and Festival goals and objectives. Other duties include serving on school, college, and university committees.
  • Terminal degree required; MFA preferred. Desired qualifications include two years of university-level teaching experience and Artistic Director experience with a professional theatre company.
  • Additional expertise in movement, voice, or styles desirable.
  • Tenure-track, 9-month appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Administrative 3-month appointment as Artistic Director. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Review of applications will begin February 1, 2012 and continue until position is filled.
  • Send letter of application, current vitae, statements of artistic direction and teaching philosophies and contact information for five references to: Valerie Dambold, Illinois State University, School of Theatre
    Campus Box 5700, Normal, Illinois 61790-5700

Illinois State University- Instruction Assistant Prof, Sound & Media DesignEdit

  • This position will provide leadership for both Sound and Media within the Design area of the School of Theatre. Primary responsibilities include development and teaching of courses in sound and media; supervising and mentoring student sound and media designers; attending meetings and rehearsals as necessary for adequate supervision of student sound and media designers and technicians; design sound and media on a regular basis for School of Theatre productions (typically once a year).
  • MFA in Theatre Sound and Media Design with an emphasis in composition. Three years of University level teaching, beyond the level of graduate teaching assistantship, preferred.
  • Nine-month, full time non-tenure track position (may be renewed a second year). This position is represented by the non-tenure track faculty association and may have associated dues or fees.
  • The review of applications will begin March 5, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted no later than April 2, 2012.
  • To receive full consideration, please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and contact information for five references to:

Valerie Dambold
School of Theatre
Campus Box 5700
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-5700

Indiana University- Assist/Assoc, Theatre History or Performance StudiesEdit

  • Source:
  • The Department of Theatre and Drama at Indiana University is seeking applicants for a faculty position in theatre/performance scholarship with specialization in one of more of the following: Asian, African, Latin American, or African American theatre.
  • Duties include teaching courses and seminars on the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as mentoring students and directing dissertations. Applicants must have a strong commitment to teaching, an established research profile and be dedicated to working in a collaborative environment.
  • PhD, publication record, and teaching experience at the faculty level required.
  • The Department of Theatre and Drama offers the PhD, MA, MFA, BA, and a BFA in musical theatre, and is part of an arts oriented campus and community.
  • Send cover letter, vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Jonathan Michaelsen, Theatre History Search, Department of Theatre and Drama, INDIANA UNIVERSITY, 275 North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405-1101. Applications accepted until the position is filled with initial screening beginning December 3, 2011
    • DISCUSSION
    • Does anyone know what "teaching experience at the faculty level required" means? Ie, are they asking PhD in hand, assistant professor level experience required or is being instructor of record and curriculum developer *while* a graduate student sufficient do you think?
    • It means they want to hire someone who already has adjunct, visiting, or assistant professor experience and if they get a bunch of applications, then they'll dismiss the ABD folks out of hand... sadly.
    • Yup, I've taken that language to mean "no ABDs, please," especially when the word used is "required" rather than "preferred." You find that it often appears in jobs where there will be immediate graduate teaching/advisement expected, so it makes sense (and this is coming from an ABD, who believes himself to be as special and unique and wonderful as all ABDs do but acknowledges that somebody with a couple of years in the full-time trenches may be better poised to deal with adding graduate advisees to that load than I am).
    • EEO form received 12/15.
    • Any news here?
    • Received request for phone or skype interview 1/26 x3
    • Any post-phone news?
    • Campus visits underway.
    • What are the updates on this one?
    • Offer made and accepted. (3/8/12)

Indiana University, South Bend- Assistant Professor, Acting & DirectingEdit

  • Source:
  • A terminal degree in theatre is required.
  • We seek an artist/communicator interested in a range of dramatic literature including musicals. Preferred candidates will demonstrate an area of teaching expertise related to Acting Performance.
  • The position includes directing in the co-curricular production season, teaching acting, directing, voice, and movement, as well as mentoring and advisement of students.
  • The successful candidate will also demonstrate the capacity for research and publication or creative activity appropriate to the successful pursuit of tenure.
  • Teaching load per semester is normally 2 three credit hour courses with a directing assignment.
  • Applicants should submit by December 9, 2011, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statements on teaching and research/creative philosophy, samples of creative and professional work, and three current letters of reference to: Timothy P. Hanson, Chair, Search Committee, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Acting & Directing, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, Northside 101, 1700 Mishawaka Avenue, INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTH BEND, South Bend, IN 46634-7111.
  • Invited to campus for early March interview. 2/09
  • Invited to campus for Late Feb interview. 2/09

Indiana University, South Bend- Assistant Professor, Costume & MakeupEdit

  • We seek a teacher/practitioner who will teach introductory and specialized courses in costume and make-up history, costume design and production, and who will also supervise student designs.
  • We are especially interested in candidates who are able to teach broadly within the discipline (including courses in theatrical design theory), and who are committed to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment.
  • A terminal degree in theatre is required.
  • The position includes designing in the co-curricular production season, teaching costume design, Make-up design, as well as mentoring and advisement of students.
  • Applicants should submit by November 4, 2011, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statements on teaching and research/creative philosophy, samples of creative and professional work, evidence of potential excellence in undergraduate instruction, and three current letters of reference to: Carolynn Hine-Johnson Chair, Search Committee, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Costume Design and Make-up, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, Northside 101, 1700 Mishawaka Avenue, INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTH BEND, South Bend, IN 46634-7111.

Indiana Wesleyan- Assist/Assoc/Full, Design/TechEdit

  • The Division of Communication and Theatre invites applications for a technical director/theatre faculty member (faculty with qualifications appropriate to assistant, associate, or full professor will be considered). The ideal candidate will demonstrate a working knowledge of all areas of scenic construction and management (carpentry, rigging, drafting, planning, and budgeting); possess strong leadership, decision-making, and organizational skills; and be self-motivated as well as safety conscious. Candidates must also demonstrate a working knowledge of lighting, sound and set design, scenic construction techniques, CAD, and scene shop organization. Responsibilities include teaching courses in technical/production and theatre management as well as courses in communication. Technical Director responsibilities include administration of technical budgets and schedules; supervising production staff, student workers, volunteers, and scene shop supervisor; overseeing a 4- or 5-production season; budgeting, purchasing and maintaining scene shop/stage supplies and equipment. Responsibilities may include designing up to two productions per academic year and opportunities to direct, depending on candidate's strengths. PhD or MFA in theatre (with an emphasis in technical theatre) required. Professional theatre experience and prior teaching experience are desired.
  • Applicants should possess evidence of teaching excellence and active scholarship as well as clear dedication to the ideals of liberal learning and an educational philosophy based on the centrality of Jesus Christ and the integration of faith and learning. Especially welcome are applications from those who bring diverse ethnic, racial, and international perspectives to their scholarship and teaching. Pending budget approval, the position will start August 2012.
  • Consideration of application will begin immediately and continue until filled.

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Ithaca College- Assistant Professor, Generalist/DramaturgyEdit

  • The Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts in the School of Humanities announces an opening for a full-time, tenure eligible Assistant Professor in a dynamic, NAST - accredited theatre arts program, beginning August 16, 2012. The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses in the B.A. Theatre Studies degree that could include Introduction to Theatre, a large undergraduate survey course for non-theatre majors, courses in dramatic theory and criticism, dramaturgy, and capstone seminars; advise B.A. Theatre Studies majors and mentor student dramaturges. Other undergraduate courses will be considered depending on areas of expertise.
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that value the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population and that reflect a commitment to encouraging the success of all students. Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. or D.F.A. and experience teaching at the undergraduate level required. Preference will be given to individuals with professional work in either dramaturgy and/or dramatic literary management. Additional production background in other areas desired.

https://apply.icjobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=177782&jtsrc=www.high eredjobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA

email rejection - search closed; nobody hired (5/3/12) - (x2)

Ithaca College- Assistant Professor, Generalist/PlaywrightEdit

  • The Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts in the School of Humanities announces an opening for a full-time, tenure eligible Assistant Professor in a dynamic, NAST - accredited theatre arts program.
  • Primary responsibilities include teaching Script Analysis for the Theatre, Playwriting, Contemporary Developments and other undergraduate courses depending on areas of expertise; advise B.A. Theatre Studies majors; and facilitate new work selection process for workshop productions.
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that value the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population and that reflect a commitment to encouraging the success of all students. Candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. or D.F.A. preferred; MFA will be considered. Experience teaching at the undergraduate level required. Preference will be given to individuals with experience that includes teaching large lectures and additional production background in areas other than playwriting. The teaching of introductory directing courses desired.
  • https://apply.icjobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=177783&jtsrc=www.higheredjobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA
  • rejection email (5/3/12)

Jackson State University- ChairEdit

  • The Department of Speech Communication and Theater at Jackson State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair to begin on July 1, 2012. We seek an outstanding candidate to lead the faculty in teaching, research, and service. This position will be filled at the Associate or Full Professor level. The Department offers a B.A. degree in Speech Communication, with a concentration in either Speech Communication or Theater. The Department has more than fifty undergraduate majors and supplies the university's student body with the Speech Core course offering.
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D degree in Speech Communication or a Ph.D or an M.F.A. degree in Theater.
  • The Chair is expected to have a record of high quality research, demonstrated success in obtaining external funding, a commitment to academic excellence, and strong administrative skills.
  • Preference will be given to those candidates that have experience in the accreditation process. In addition, the Chair is expected to be active nationally and regionally in Speech Communication and/or Theater and/or professional organizations of the same.
  • Jackson State University is a Historically Black Carnegie Doctoral Research Intensive public institution of higher learning located in the metropolitan area of Jackson, Mississippi. Its mission is to be a model urban learning community for highly motivated students from diverse backgrounds where original research and experiential learning are integrated into rigorous and intentionally prominent teaching, research, and service learning programs. More information on the university's mission can be seen at: http://www.jsums.edu.
  • Complete applications should include a current curriculum vitae, Padministrative background, service and research achievements as well as a list of at least three references. Applications should be sent to: The Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Dr. Thomas Calhoun, Interim Dean , Jackson State University, P.O. Box 18019, Jackson, Mississippi, 39217-0619; Attention: Dr. Patricia Murrain, Chair of the Search Committee; or email: patricia.murrain@jsums.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin in January, 2012 and may continue until the position is filled. We hope to fill this position by 2012.

Jacksonville State University - Dept Head/Design-TechEdit

  • Jacksonville State University seeks a visionary Head to lead the Department of Drama. Accredited by NAST, the department offers two major concentrations (performance and design/technical) and a minor in film entertainment technology, within a liberal arts program.
  • The department seeks a Head from the area of theatre specialty in the design or technical areas. The Department Head is expected to lead the department in strategic planning, program review and ensure the participation of faculty in teaching, research, publication, and community service.
  • A Master of Fine Arts or Ph.D. in the design or technical areas required. Five years teaching experience at the college or university level required.
  • https://jobs.jsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51551
  • Deadline: 2/29/12

James Madison University - Assistant Profesor Lit/Crit/HistoryEdit

  • Duties and Responsibilities: Teach Introduction to Theatre courses in the General Education Program and an additional course in the applicant's area of expertise, which should include dramatic literature, criticism, or theatre history.
  • Qualifications: Terminal degree required (completed Ph.D. in theatre preferred). Experience teaching general education theatre courses and/or large format courses required.
  • Online App: https://joblink.jmu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58424&jtsrc=www.higher edjobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA
  • Open Until Filled
  • Discussion: They hired a VAP last year...any idea if this is the same position?
  • Contacted for phone interview 1/23
  • Anyone heard anything more? I know they checked my references but have not heard anything beyond that.
  • Rejection email 3/16, x3

Juniata College- Assistant Professor, Acting/DirectingEdit

  • The Theatre Department at Juniata College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Theatre Performance
  • Candidates should have an MFA in Acting or Directing, and professional experience in the field. Teaching experience in a liberal arts environment is desirable.
  • Teaching load consists of three acting courses per semester, at both beginning and upper levels, and directing one play per school year. Additional responsibilities include advising and service.
  • We seek candidates actively engaged with artistic innovation, and prepared to teach courses in at least one specific technique. Specialization in voice for the stage (Linklater, Fitzmaurice, Roy Hart) is preferred; other desired areas of expertise are, though not limited to: movement (Lecoq, Laban, Alexander Technique, Suzuki, Viewpoints, and Circus); non-Western theater and cross-cultural techniques; new media and design.
  • For more information about Juniata's Theatre program, please visit http://www.juniata.edu/departments/theatre/.
  • Complete applications will include the candidate's CV, a statement of teaching methodology, sample syllabi of acting courses, production stills/edited DVDs from any directing work, and three professional references.
  • To apply for this position, please visit www.juniata.edu/jobs.
  • Open until filled.
  • Discussion:
  • Campus interview scheduled (2/16)
  • Offer made and accepted

Lake Superior State University - Communications Faculty/TheatreEdit

  • Lake Superior State University seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure track Communication Studies faculty position with a performance studies and/or theatre concentration beginning August 2012.
  • Responsibilities include teaching the hybrid communication course required of all LSSU students, with upper division teaching negotiable based on department needs and candidate's interest areas. Teaching, directing, and festival participation in performance studies expected. The communication and performance studies program is grounded in close faculty-student collaboration in studying human interaction through critical, artistic, and scientific methods.
  • Professional and scholarly activities are expected, but quality undergraduate teaching is the primary responsibility. The candidate will teach a minimum of 12 credits per semester. Additional responsibilities of the position might include recruiting and advising students, marketing programs, course/program assessment, and university/community service. The successful candidate should enjoy working in a variety of faculty team contexts.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in communication, performance studies, and/or theatre. ABD will be considered. University teaching and directing experience required.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D in communication, performance studies, and/or theatre with 3-5 years teaching experience. Interest in intercultural communication and the development of courses integrating new media and alternative modes of delivery.
  • Application Procedures: Apply online at: https://jobs.lssu.edu. Click "Search Jobs" and then "Create an Account" to apply. Once you receive a confirmation number, your application is complete and forwarded to the search committee.
  • Please visit the web page www.lssu.edu to learn more about the University.
  • Deadline: June 15, 2012

Lewis & Clark College - Assistant Professor of TheatreEdit

  • The LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE Department of Theatre invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship beginning Fall 2012.
  • The position requires broadly based teaching: the candidate will be expected to teach courses in dramatic literature and theatre history and/or theatre theory; performance techniques in acting and directing. Candidate will also direct in the main stage production program. Preferred teaching fields include non-Western literature and performance, contemporary performance, pre-modern theatre, devised theatre, or physical theatre. In addition to courses taught in the Theatre Department, the candidate will be expected to teach in the College’s interdisciplinary first year Core program. Because of the active and highly ambitious student body at the Department and the College, a strong and demonstrated commitment to mentoring and advising undergraduate students is essential. Ph.D. (preferred) or MFA in theatre required at the time of appointment as a tenure-track member of the faculty. Potential for excellent teaching and research and/or creative activity at an undergraduate institution are essential. Usual load is five courses per academic year.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. All application materials requested by December 10th 2011. A complete application must include (1) cover letter (2) a curriculum vita; (3) a letter of application that includes a statement of educational philosophy, teaching experience, and research and/or creative interests; (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (5) three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover and (6) graduate transcripts. Send to Chair, Search Committee, Department of Theatre, Lewis & Clark College, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road, Portland, OR 97219.
  • Confirmation of Receipt of Materials, 8-24-11. (This had previously been erased by some overzealous poster.)
  • Confirmation of Receipt of Materials, 12-6-11 x 8
  • Sorry for being antsy, but any news on this one? I know anyone likely to see this would have/is already posting updates, but I'm quite curious.
  • Nuttin' here.
  • I've been antsy about this one too. Just checked their academic calendar and the first day of classes is 1/17/2012 so its likely that the faculty would meet in the week following.
  • Invitation for phone interview received via e-mail 1/13/2012
  • Phone interview invite by email 1/18/2012 (x2)
  • Request for campus interview 2/8/2012 (x2)
  • Offer made and accepted. Not by me - but congratulations to this department for lovely communication, thoughtfulness, and support.

Liberty University- Assistant Professor, Design/TechEdit

  • Job Summary/Basic Function Teach a combination of design classes (Costume, Makeup, Scenic/Set, Lighting), teach Stage& Theater Management, teach Script Analysis for Production, Supervise all production students in practicum for theatrical performances
  • Minimum Qualifications MFA in Theatre, experience in multiple areas of design
  • Preferred Qualifications MFA in Theatre, Professional design experience, Teaching experience with technical/production students on the college level, Professional experience as a Technical Director/Director/Stage Manager
  • Required Applicant Documents Resume, Curriculum Vitae
  • Special Instructions to Applicants Please attach a headshot & professional resume along with a curriculum vita.
  • http://www.liberty.edu/HRJobs/?acode=HighEd

Lock Haven University of PA- VAP Instructor/Assistant Professor, Tech/DesignEdit

  • The University invites applications for a full-time, temporary faculty position in Performing Arts, Theatre Division to begin August 25, 2012 and end May 31, 2013.
  • Essential Duties: This position may require development and teaching of courses online.
  • Specific Duties: Responsibilities will entail one class release time (3.0 hours) for Set/Lighting and Sound Design main stage Theatre and Dance productions.
  • Successful candidates will also supervise the scene shop operations, including instructing students in the safe operation of power tools and techniques.
  • In addition to the release time, the Instructor will teach three classes per semester. Courses taught may include (but are not limited to) the following: Theatre Orientation, an introductory theatre course, Gen. Ed. level courses in either Scenic design, Lighting Design, Play Production, or Tech Theatre, as the Division curriculum requires. Instructor will, in the course of shop operations, supervise/advise student designers working in the Studio/Black Box Theatre space.
  • Collegiality and collaboration with the Dance Program is expected.
  • Minimum Qualifications (Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities): A completed MFA in Design/Tech Theatre or a PhD/ABD with documented emphasis in Technical Theatre and Design.
  • Strong organizational skills, high abilities for course planning, proactive, positive approaches to student supervision and interaction, and a high level of collegiality and collaboration with peers and students are expected.
  • The successful candidate must be able to communicate well and/or perform well in an interview or teaching demonstration and successfully complete the interview process.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to individuals with proven past experience in teaching at the collegiate/university levels and/or professional theatre design experience.
  • Deadline: 4/20/12
  • online app: http://jobs.lhup.edu:80/postings/966

Louisiana State University- Assist/Assoc Professor, Costume DesignEdit

  • Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application deadline is April 30, 2012 or until a candidate is selected. Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. Position #031027

Louisiana State University- Assist/Assoc Professor, Theatre HistoryEdit

  • Source:
  • Louisiana State University Department of Theatre, and its affiliated professional company Swine Palace, seeks a tenure-track assistant/associate professor for full-time (9 months) appointment.
  • The department has a full-time faculty/staff of 27 with 160 majors, approximately 35 graduate students and offers the B.A., M.F.A. (Acting and Design) and Ph.D. The Assistant/Associate Professor will teach courses including: Graduate seminars in classical/contemporary theory, and in theatre history/literature/theory; undergraduate courses in theatre history, dramatic literature, and Introduction to Theatre; script analysis (graduate and undergraduate), gender and performance (graduate and undergraduate). Candidates will advise doctoral students.
  • Required Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent in Theatre or related field; strong record of publication and/or professional activity; one year of full-time teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Additional Qualifications Desired: Strong background in classical and contemporary theory; area of research emphasis prior to 1900 (esp. origins, medieval, romanticism) and/or non-Western theatre and performance; experience in teaching Introduction to Theatre, dramatic literature (graduate and undergraduate); script analysis (graduate and undergraduate); and theatre history (graduate and undergraduate).
  • Application deadline is December 1, 2011 or until a candidate is selected.
  • Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. Position #010120
    • I just applied and in the interest of academic integrity, when filling out the automated demographic form, checked the box that said I have never been full time anywhere because although I have 8 years of adjunct experience (and an MFA & Ph.D), I have never been a F/T hire. Once I submitted all of my materials, the automated system has my status as "not qualified." Does this mean my application is not even going to be reviwed by a human being? Has anyone encountered this before?
    • I am too fluxmoxed by this, as I was "being honest" as well about my status concerning the graduate classes. Nice LSU.
  • Contacted for Skype interview (12/19) x3
  • Have they invited people to campus?
  • Haven't heard anything (had skype interview early Jan).
  • 4 campus visits in late-Feb. - mid-March
  • Rejection email, 4/16

Lycoming College, PA- VAP, CostumeEdit

  • Lycoming College Theatre Department seeks applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor with possible renewal for three to five years, beginning in August 2012. Teaching responsibilities include courses in Introduction to the Theatre, Costume Design, Historical Styles of Design, and Stage Makeup. In addition to teaching courses in areas of expertise, other teaching responsibilities may include Stage Management, Touring Children's Theatre, and/or Play Production. Duties include management of the Costume Shop, supervision of work-study and student volunteers, costume design, and costume construction.
  • Directing experience preferred.
  • MFA required.
  • The Theatre Department produces four mainstage productions and several student-produced shows in our black box theatre each year.
  • To apply: Send letter of application describing areas of expertise, current vita, three confidential letters of recommendation, and copies of all transcripts.
  • For more information, contact stanley@lycoming.edu or visit www.lycoming.edu/theatre.

Lycoming College, PA - VAP, Design/TechEdit

  • Lycoming College Theatre Department seeks applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor for one year with possibility of renewal, beginning in August 2012.
  • Teaching responsibilities include courses in Introduction to the Theatre, Theatre Graphics, Scenic Design, and Lighting Design. In addition to teaching courses in areas of expertise, other teaching responsibilities may include Stage Management, Touring Children's Theatre, and/or Play Production. Sound design experience a plus. Duties include management of the Scene Shop, supervision of work-study and student volunteers, scenic and lighting design, and set construction.
  • MFA required.
  • The Theatre Department produces four mainstage productions and several student-produced shows in our black box theatre each year.
  • To apply: Send letter of application describing areas of expertise, current vita, three confidential letters of recommendation, and copies of all transcripts.
  • For more information, contact stanley@lycoming.edu or visit www.lycoming.edu/theatre.

Lyon College- Technical DirectorEdit

  • Lyon College, a US News and World Report "top tier" national liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is offering a full-time staff position in Theatre for Academic Year 2012-2013. The position is in Design/Technology.
  • Responsibilities include designing/technical direction for both the fall and spring productions, maintaining scene shop equipment and storage areas with student help and teaching four courses, Introduction to Theatre (two sections), Theatre Technology I and Theatre Technology II. An MFA in Design/ Technology is preferred, but a BFA or BA in Theatre with graduate credits is acceptable. The department currently has one full time professor. Information on the department can be found at theatre.lyon.edu.
  • To apply, submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references via email to peggy.weaver@lyon.edu.

Manhattanville College- Tenure Track, DirectorEdit

  • The Dance & Theatre Department at Manhattanville College is seeking a Director.
  • Applicant must demonstrate commitment to performing arts within the Liberal Arts context, extensive teaching and administrative experience in higher education, experience as Artistic Director/Producer, dedication to integration of dance and theatre forms, commitment to educational and applied theatre.
  • Applicant must have proven ability to direct student productions, including Shakespeare, teach theatre history, dramatic literature, criticism , areas of Performance Studies, and a variety of contemporary, innovative performance techniques, with particular emphasis on physical theatre.
  • Must be able to lead through consensus, work collaboratively with faculty and Associate Director, and develop strategies for recruitment. An MFA or PhD is required. Tenure track appointment beginning August 2012.
  • Fall 2012 is our anticipated start date depending on budgetary approval.
  • Please send letter of intent, C.V., three syllabi for courses taught and/or imagined, and 3 letters of recommendation to: humanresources@mville.edu by December 1, 2011.


Rejection email (05/21)

Marlboro College- VAP, Acting/DirectingEdit

  • Marlboro College, a liberal arts college of 300 students and 41 faculty members, invites applicants for a Visiting Professor of Theater for a one-year sabbatical replacement, beginning August 2012. Teaching responsibilities include directing a fall production and teaching 2 to 3 courses each semester with some support for student tutorials in Acting and the applicant's area of expertise. Special consideration will be given to applicants with the ability to teach courses in theater and gender studies.
  • MFA or PhD required.
  • Application consideration begins immediately. All applicants must apply online at http://www.marlboro.edu/offices/hr/jobs/facu lty/. Electronic attachments to the online application should include: a curriculum vitae; a letter of application including statements on teaching philosophy, teaching experience, and research interest; and evidence of effective teaching including course evaluations if available. In addition, applicants will need to provide the names and contact information for three references who can speak to their teaching.
  • DISCUSSION: Any news here?
  • Rejection email (05/23)

Marymount Manhatten College - Assistant Professor, Costume DesignEdit

  • Marymount Manhattan College is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, with specialization in Costume Design and Theatre Studies, to begin September 2012. R
  • esponsibilities include teaching courses both in costume design (and construction and crafts) as well as Theatre Studies (Theatre History, History of Fashion, Costume History, etc.); designing mainstage productions; mentoring student designers for mainstage, lab work, and internships; assuming responsibility for the costume curriculum in consultation with department faculty; coordinating use of costume shop; pursuing a scholarly and/or creative agenda, and college service. Desired skills include rendering and sketching, basic costume construction, and draping.
  • Required: MFA or PhD, strong organizational and collaborative skills, professional credits, college level teaching experience, and a commitment to pre-professional theatre training within the context of a liberal arts education.
  • Review of applications will begin March 20, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Send letter, vitae, and contact information for three references to:
    Mary Fleischer, Chair of Theatre Arts
    Marymount Manhattan College
    221 East 71 Street
    New York, NY 10021-4597
  • This position is subject to final budget approval. Please refer to the college website, www.mmm.edu, and catalogue for course program and information.


McDaniel College, MD - Half Time Lecturer, TheatreEdit

  • McDaniel College, Theatre Arts Department, seeks a half-time instructor in Acting and Interactive Theatre at the rank of Lecturer.
  • PhD in Theatre or MFA in Acting with training in interactive theatre, community-based theatre, drama therapy, Theatre of the Oppressed, Playback Theatre, improvisation and/or devised theatre.
  • Professional experience in acting or leadership experience with a form of interactive or community-based theatre.
  • Three years teaching experience on the college level preferred.
  • Lecturer will teach courses in the Acting and Interactive focus areas, and occasionally in Texts and Traditions (history) courses, and may direct one production or performance-based interactive project per year.
  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled. Please provide materials including but not limited to: a letter of application; a current curriculum vitae; statements on teaching philosophy and areas of research interest (these may be included in the letter of application); no fewer than 3 letters of recommendation.
  • Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and statements on teaching philosophy and areas of research interest, preferably electronically, to http://www2.mcdaniel.edu/apply/theatreartsdepartment or to Elizabeth van den Berg, Search Chair, Department of Theatre Arts, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD 21157.
  • Applicants must be willing to participate in the College's First Year Seminar and other general education programs.
  • Rejection letter, position filled 3/6

McGill University (Montreal) - Drama and Theatre of the AmericasEdit

  • Source: From MLA Job Info List 9/16/11
  • The Department of English at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin 1 August 2012 in Drama and Theatre of the Americas. A secondary emphasis on theatrical performance practice is desirable. The successful candidate will teach and conduct research in Drama and Theatre of the Americas (the US, Canada, and Latin America). Knowledge of French and some teaching experience are assets. Evidence of scholarly promise is a major consideration.
  • McGill’s Department of English brings together three different but related areas of study—Literature, Drama and Theatre, and Cultural Studies—and promotes research and teaching across specialist boundaries. The teaching assignment is 12 credits (4 courses) per academic year. Complete information about the Department, its programs, and courses may be found on our website: http://www.mcgill.ca/english
  • Complete applications including curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (20-30 pages) should arrive no later than 15 November 2011. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification.
  • Please address applications to: Professor Allan Hepburn, Chair, Department of English, McGill University, 853 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2T6.
  • Confirmation of materials rec'd and diversity/equity form, 11/16.
  • Request for phone interview, 12/12. x2
  • Invite for campus interview in January 12/21 x3
  • Polite rejection email received. 1/9 x3
  • Rejection after campus interview 2/10 x2
  • So was an offer made?
  • Yep. And it was accepted.

McNeese State University- Lecturer/TD/DesignEdit

  • McNeese State University invites qualified applicants and nominations for the position of Instructor/Technical Director/Scenic Designer in the Department of Performing Arts. This is a full-time, 9-month, unclassified, non-tenure track position.
  • Teaching, Design, and Supervision
    • Teach 15 workload hours per semester (6 of which are courses for production design and shop supervision) on a class rotation basis, including: Fundamentals of Technical Theater, Makeup Design, Theater Appreciation, and other theater courses as assigned.
    • Serve as primary designer, engineer and executor of scenic and lighting designs for all Theater program productions, including: supervision of set construction and lighting activities; load-in and strike activities.
    • Supervise all student workers assigned to the scene shop.
    • Train and supervise all student crews, student technical directors and student designers.
    • Mentor student designers and students assigned to technical roles in all production laboratories.
    • Identify, procure, set up and maintain the academic and production technology needs of the department.
    • Oversee all shop activities, including (but not limited to): rigging, electrical, sound reinforcement, carpentry and welding.
    • Coordinate the operations, preparation, use and maintenance of the performance spaces (SFAA Theatre, Squires Recital Hall, Black Box) and production equipment for the needs and performances of the Theatre program, Department of Performing Arts and the University; coordinate student workers for theatre area, departmental and university events held in these performance spaces (lighting and setup).
    • Attend all technical rehearsals and performances to assure safety in standard theater backstage practices, and oversee movement of scenic units (should such movement be required by the scenic design).
  • Research and Productive Scholarship
    • Demonstrate excellence as a technical director and scenic designer in the process and result and remain current in appropriate theatrical technologies.
    • Maintain an active professional career commensurate with the teaching load including on campus theatrical design and technical projects.
    • Present in an appropriate professional setting.
    • Participate in or attend professional development activities.
  • University and Community Services
    • Participate in all University, College, and Departmental meetings.
    • Participate in all Theatre program production and academic meetings.
    • Participate in Departmental, College, and University committees, as assigned.
    • Complete any duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Department Chair or Theatre Coordinator.
  • Academic Affairs
    • Participate in commencement ceremonies each semester.
    • Submit/verify information for workload schedule as requested.
    • Foster collegial relationships and respect for faculty, staff, and students.
    • Observe and comply with state and institutional policies and procedures.
  • Required: Master's degree in Theater, Technical Design area. Excellent communication, organization, design and teaching skills. Proven collaborative and leadership abilities.Physical ability to lift platforms, flats, stage weights and other necessary construction/lighting equipment, climb and work on lighting grids 50'-60' above floor level.
  • Preferred: Master of Fine Arts degree in Theater, Technical Design Area. 3 years successful university or college teaching experience. Electrical and audio certifications/certificates.
  • Salary: $43,000 - $45,000 (depending on credentials and experience)
  • Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until position is filled.
  • Application Materials and Contact: Applicants should submit: 1) Letter of Application, 2) Curriculum Vitae (to include list of theater credits as Technical Director/Scenic Designer/Lighting Designer), 3) Three Current Letters of Recommendation, 4) References (name, phone number, and e-mail address of at least three), and 5) Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts required for hiring) for the initial application process. Items will be accepted electronically. Please submit the required documents to:
    Charles McNeely, Performing Arts (Theater)
    Attn: Technical Director Search
    Box 92175
    McNeese State University
    Lake Charles, LA 70609

Mercyhurst College - Assistant Professor, EnglishEdit

  • Source: ArtSearch
  • The Department of English at Mercyhurst College invites applications for a tenure-track position in drama.
  • The ideal candidate would specialize in British, American, or world drama and have experience directing.
  • Responsibilities include teaching a mix of composition, literary surveys, and seminars in American, British, and/or world drama; directing one play per year; and developing a minor in theater.
  • PhD in English or MFA in theater/playwriting required.
  • Applications should include a letter focused on experience in teaching and directing, a CV, and a self-addressed, stamped postcard. Mail to Dr. Jeffrey Roessner, Chair, English Department, MERCYHURST COLLEGE, 501 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16546.
  • Review of applications begins Nov. 1.
  • Received confirmation of materials (10-25).
  • Phone interview scheduled: 12/05 x3
    • Notification by email or phone? Email
  • Campus interview scheduled: 12/28
  • Rejection letter: 2/16
  • Accepted position 5/2012 (not me)

Mercyhurst College- Institute Director/Theatre Faculty Edit

  • Mercyhurst College seeks applicants for a concurrent appointment as Director of the Mercyhurst Institute for Arts and Culture (MIAC) and a non-tenure track faculty member in Theatre Tech or Arts Management, dependent on expertise.
  • Central responsibilities include artistic oversight and management of the MIAC (including planning 10 to 12 artistic and cultural events per year) and teaching three courses in one’s area of expertise.
  • The candidate will be responsible for the creation of a minor or major in Theatre Tech and/or Arts Management within the first two years of the appointment. Preferred areas of expertise include but are not limited to Arts Management, Theatre Tech, Theatre, Dance or Music.
  • The position is a 12 month administrative appointment. Minimum of a Masters degree in a field connected to fine arts or arts management is required.
  • Prospective candidates are encouraged to review the Mercyhurst College website at www.mercyhurst.edu and the Performing Arts Center website at pac.mercyhurst.edu.
  • Review of applications begins October 31. Electronic submission of materials preferred. Direct inquiries to: David Livingston, PhD, Vice President for Advancement, MERCYHURST COLLEGE, 501 E. 38th Street Erie, PA 16546, dlivingston@mercyhurst.edu.
  • On-campus interview 12/11. Charming.
  • Notification of offer made and accepted 12/22.
11/13/11 - Has anyone received anything other than a confirmation of receipt?

Miami University, Ohio- Faculty FellowEdit

  • Responsibilities: Professor Emeritus Heanon Wilkins was Miami University's first full-time African-American faculty member. A distinguished professor of Spanish, Portuguese, and Black World Studies, Professor Wilkins received Miami's highest honors in teaching, research, and service and we honor him with the Wilkins Fellows program. The Wilkins Fellows program provides a culturally diverse faculty with mentoring, a salary equivalent to that of a Miami University faculty member at the same rank (instructor or visiting assistant professor), $3000-$5000 for research-related expenses, the potential of obtaining a future tenure-track faculty position at Miami University, and an opportunity to live and work in a welcoming community of enthusiastic scholars. During the 15-week (one semester) or 9-month (two-semester, full academic year) appointment, Wilkins Fellows conduct research and enjoy a one-course reduction in teaching load per semester.
  • Qualifications: Miami University welcomes candidates who have nearly completed (e.g. ABD) or completed their doctorate or equivalent degree within four years of the August 2012 appointment date. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, temporary resident (admitted for residence as an applicant under the 1986 immigration amnesty law), refugee or asylee in order to qualify for appointment. Desired qualifications include the ability to contribute in significant ways to Miami's diversity-related initiatives
  • Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of proposed research (one to five pages) indicating area or discipline, and sample scholarship addressed to Dr. Michael Dantley via email to Lucille.Hautau@muohio.edu. Three letters of reference are required, including one from the dissertation advisor.
  • Screening of applications begins March 9, 2012 and continues until the position is filled.

Middle Tennessee State University - Assistant Professor, Musical TheatreEdit

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  • Teaching courses within the theatre curriculum depending on need and expertise. The candidate will also prepare students for musical theatre auditions and competitions (SETC, URTA, KCACTF, etc.). Will provide advising, directing of one or more shows in a co-curricular season, and leadership within a large liberal arts training program of approximately 150 majors.
  • Ongoing scholarly and creative activitiy is expected. Excellence in teaching, research/creative activity and service is expected for all positions. MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching.
  • Minimum Qualifications: M.F.A. in Theatre, Musical Theatre, or related field.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
    --Professional experience as a director, choreographer, or performer in musical theatre.
    --Prefer three or more years university teaching in musical theatre, voice, movement, or related courses.
    --Certification in a secondary teaching expertise such as Voice for the Actor (Linklater, Fitzmaurice, Berry, Rodenburg or Lessac), or a recognized Movement pedagogy
    --Ability to teach introductory and advanced level classesS
  • SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS FOR INITIAL APPLICANT REVIEW: A Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Letters of Recommendation, Transcripts.
  • SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS REQUIRED IF SELECTED FOR AN ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEW:
    Three ORIGINAL letters of recommendation (original signature, on letterhead, current date), OFFICIAL transcripts of all degrees, These required documents are to be sent directly from the recommenders/university to the MTSU College of Liberal Arts. No documents will be returned.
  • MTSU College of Liberal Arts
    Middle Tennessee State University
    MTSU Box 546
    Murfreesboro, TN 37132
  • Review of applications begins October 31, 2011 and continues until position is filled.

Middle Tennessee State University- VAP, LightingEdit

  • Full-time temporary position, one-year appointment, at the Lecturer Rank
  • Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: teaching studio and academic courses such as Lighting Design and Technology and Theatre Appreciation; design or supervision of student designers for 6 main-stage theatre& dance productions annually; coordination and oversight of the execution of all MTSU Theatre and Dance lighting needs; maintenance of theatre lighting facilities and equipment inventory.
  • Excellence in teaching is expected for all positions. MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Master's Degree Required.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Previous university teaching experience in lighting design preferred.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants:
    SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS FOR INITIAL APPLICANT REVIEW:
    The Department would like to review:
    --5 images that best represents your experience and skill in lighting (Please either scan and upload these items as one document or send CD. No materials will be returned)
    -- Letters of Recommendation
    -- Transcripts
    These documents may be scanned and attached to the application, mailed by applicant, or mailed from a service.
  • Send to: College of Liberal Arts Faculty Recruitment, MTSU Box 546, Murfreesboro, TN 37132.
  • AT TIME OF ON-CAMPUS VISIT:
    Official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees and three letters of reference, specific to the position, will be required if you are selected for an on-campus interview.

Midwestern State University- Assistant Professor, GeneralistEdit

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  • M.F.A. or Ph.D. required.
  • Teach acting courses, appreciation of theatre, voice and diction, dialects, principles of directing, and other theatre courses as assigned.
  • Direct one or two productions each year.
  • Assist with sound design and facilities maintenance.
  • Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, philosophy of teaching, and list of three references (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers) to Laura Jefferson (laura.jefferson@mwsu.edu), Chair of Search Committee, Department of Theatre, Midwestern State University, 3410 Taft Boulevard, Wichita Falls, TX 76308 (http://mwsu.edu).
  • Screening begins November 18 and continues until position is filled.
  • Received confirmation of materials email. 11/11
  • Rejection letter 3/20/12

Minnesota State, Moorehead- Assistant Professor, Design/TechEdit

  • Full-time, IFO, Fixed Term, NINE-MONTH FACULTY APPOINTMENTS
  • Along with all other Universities that are part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, standard faculty appointments are for 168 duty days distributed over any nine consecutive months. The nine months need not align with the traditional academic year and may be changed every two years. Initial faculty appointments at MSU Moorhead are expected to be similar to or the same as the academic year unless otherwise indicated on the vacancy notice.
  • Required: MFA in Design (Costume, Scenery, or Lighting). Ability to teach theatre technology and design at the undergraduate level. Production experience. Design experience with either Costumes or Scenery and Lighting. Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in academic and theatre production programs. Demonstrated ability to work successfully with students of diverse backgrounds, including sensitivity to their needs and concerns.
  • Preferred: Experience in teaching theatre technology and design at the undergraduate level. Experience with teaching and/or design in multiple areas (costumes, make-up, props, scenery/lighting, or sound). Experience with mentoring student designers and technicians
  • Responsibilities: Typical teaching load is & credits per semester, with another & credits assigned to production design. Teach courses in theatre technology and design, which may include: Theatrical Design Principles, Scenic Studio, Costume Studio, Lighting Studio, and Principles of Make-Up. Design for Department of Theatre productions, and oversee the design process for all academic productions. Summer appointment is possible with a highly respected summer theatre program in existence for 50 years.
  • Application Information and Deadline: Applications must include a letter of application, vitae, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and five current references who can address the candidate's success in teaching and production work.
  • Materials may be mailed to the address below, sent electronically to wheeler@mnstate.edu, or faxed
  • Completed applications received by April 16, 2012 will be guaranteed consideration. Position open until filled.
  • See web.mnstate.edu/vacancy for a link to the Supplemental Personnel Data for Affirmative Action Recruitment forms. The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of all academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
  • Apply to:
    Dr. David Wheeler
    Theatre Designer Search, Theatre Arts Department
    Minnesota State University Moorhead
    1104 7th Avenue South
    Moorhead, MN 56563
    wheeler@mnstate.edu

Montclair State University- Assistant Professor, Musical Theatre Edit

  • We are interested in scholar/practitioners who are able to teach broadly within the musical theatre discipline, who are committed to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment, are attuned to interdisciplinary collaboration with the various areas of the Department of Theater and Dance and the John J. Cali School of Music and who will maintain an active scholarly agenda and/or professional practice outside of Montclair State University.
  • The successful candidate will teach a maximum of 12 undergraduate credits per semester, as well as direct one to two productions per year, will assist in the recruitment and mentoring of students, will support curricular development, will contribute to the operation and development of an active production season, advancing the reputation and visibility of the University nationally and internationally through promotion of the Musical Theatre degree as a vital part of the arts and entertainment environment in New York City and the surrounding tri-state area.
  • Qualifications & Requirements: Substantial professional credentials in musical theatre performance, direction and/or choreography, terminal degree (MFA or PhD), three to five years college teaching experience and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in all areas of musical theatre training on the undergraduate level.
  • Send letter and resume to (include vacancy # if above):
    Randy Mugleston (Chair)
    c/o Box C316 V-F3
    Montclair State University
    Montclair, New Jersey 07043
  • Candidates should provide a letter of interest, a statement describing how their cultural, professional, and/or academic background would contribute to the program; and their capacity for engaging in cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship. Include the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references.
  • Apply By: February 12, 2012
  • I am curious whether anyone has heard anything about this search?
  • On Campus interviews have happened
  • Offer made... and accepted

Morehead State University - Chair of Music, Theatre & DanceEdit

  • Source: 'HigherEdJobs.com
  • Morehead State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance. The Chair provides academic, artistic and administrative leadership for the department and its programs and promotes excellence in teaching, advising, creative endeavor, scholarship, and service to the University and to the profession.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: The Chair of the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance is expected to be a vigorous and collaborative leader with the ability to build the quality and stature of the programs in the performing arts. The Chair must be able to lead the recruitment of high-quality faculty and students, communicate effectively with the wider community and articulate a clear and consistent vision for the continued development of the unit. S/he is expected to build consensus, practice shared governance, and value diversity and inclusion.
  • The successful candidate is expected to have credentials consistent with the attainment of tenure at the rank of full professor in at least one field or specialization represented in the department, including the doctoral degree in a relevant field and faculty rank as a tenured full professor or qualifications for such rank within the department. We are seeking candidates that have demonstrated a significant record of success in college-level academic administration related to the responsibilities of the position. The selection process will focus on candidates who can effectively represent the department within and outside of the University, demonstrate sensitivity to and support for a broad spectrum of arts disciplines and teacher education, are skilled in promoting productive partnerships and collaborations, and have the requisite disposition and ability to enhance the quality, expand the reputation and enlarge the enrollment of the department and its programs.
  • APPOINTMENT: Professor. Full-time, 12-month appointment, effective July 1, 2012.
  • APPLICATION: To apply, complete an online application for employment at https://secureweb. moreheadstate.edu/NovusHRapps. In addition, attach the following items to the application: 1) a letter of application describing qualifications and experience and that address the responsibilities and qualifications of the position, 2) a current curriculum vitae and the names, position titles, and email addresses and telephone numbers of five (5) references.
  • Nominations and inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Paul Hammond, Search Committee Chair, Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY 40351,
    p.hammond@moreheadstate.edu, www.moreheadstate.edu/mtd/.

Mount Aloysius College- Instructor/Assistant Professor, Theatre DirectorEdit

  • Mount Aloysius College, a private, Catholic, liberal arts College, invites applications for a full-time Instructor or Assistant Professor of Theatre/Theatre Director in its English & Fine Arts Department.
  • Responsibilities include overseeing the College's theatre classes and play productions; teaching in theatre and acting as well as rhetoric courses; student advisement; and departmental and committee service.
  • Theatre at Mount Aloysius is a service program with one faculty member who is responsible for directing plays and/or musicals each semester.
  • Terminal degree (MFA or doctorate in Theatre) is required, and College level teaching experience is strongly preferred. Instructor or Assistant Professor rank will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidate.
  • A private, comprehensive, co-educational liberal arts and science-based institution, Mount Aloysius is also one of sixteen Sisters of Mercy-sponsored colleges and universities. Deeply rooted in the values of the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Mount Aloysius offers bachelors, masters, and associates degrees to a student population of about 2000 students.
  • For application instructions, please visit our website at http://www.mtaloy.edu/jobs_atmac/.
  • Review of candidates will begin March 26, 2012, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • DISCUSSION: Has anyone heard anything about this? (5/4)

Called HR phone interviews concluded, campus visits soon

Well, that's not hopeful news for me...but thank you very much for the info!

  • received a rejection email 6/21

Murray State University- Assistant Professor Acting/MovementEdit

  • MFA in Acting or MFA in Movement required. Up to date certification in a recognized movement technique is required. Experience teaching at the college/university level is required.
  • Responsibilities: Teach physical acting, movement for actors, ability to teach all levels of a variety of acting courses (including specialty courses such as Shakespeare, Restoration, etc.), teach a general studies theatre course each semester, direct at least one show per academic year, serve as a movement coach for all department productions, maintain an active role in the areas of teaching, creativity activity, and service on campus and in the community.
  • Application Deadline: February 29, 2012.
  • To Apply: Please visit www.murraystatejobs.com. Forward a letter of interest, vita/resume, original transcript from highest degree earned, at least two letters of reference addressing this specific advertisement.

DISCUSSION:

Anyone heard back on this one yet? (4/22)

New Mexico State University- Assistant Professor, ActingEdit

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  • Duties include: teach 3-4 courses each semester; direct or act in the department’s production season; maintain an active scholarly/creative portfolio; serve on committees; and other duties deemed appropriate.
  • MFA in Acting or Directing required.
  • Ability to teach introductory through advanced courses in acting for both majors and non-majors as well as vocal production. Strongly prefer directing experience, ability to teach course work in musical theatre. Prefer knowledge of period and historic styles.
  • NMSU’s department of Theatre Arts offers a BA in theatre and serves approximately 90 majors.
  • Send letter of application, vitae, professional resume, brief statement of teaching philosophy, contact information for three references and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. William Storm; Chair, Search Committee; NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY Department of Theatre Arts; PO Box 30001, MSC 3072; Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001. Electronically mailed applications are accepted at: wstorm@nmsu.edu if all requested materials are sent in Word or PDF format and sent in one email.
  • Application must be received by 11/15/11. No faxed or incomplete applications accepted.
  • Request for Phone Interview (12/1)
  • 2nd Phone Interview (1/19)
  • Rejection letter received

New York University, Abu Dhabi - Open Rank, Historian/TheoristEdit

  • NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ABU DHABI. New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi- site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three foundational, degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of over 15 research and study-away sites across five continents. Faculty and students will circulate within this global network in pursuit of common research interests, the promotion of cross-cultural understanding and solutions for problems, both local and global. Entering its second year, NYU Abu Dhabi has already recruited a cohort of faculty who are at once distinguished in their research and teaching. Our first two classes of students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.
  • NYU Abu Dhabi invites applications from theatre historians and performance theorists for a faculty position at any level (assistant, associate or full professor), to contribute to a lively and ambitious theatre program that combines practical training, performance, and production with rigorous academic study of the arts, and seeks to produce graduates who are literate in multiple performance traditions.
  • We are particularly interested in scholars who address international and post-colonial performance within a historicized and materialist framework, paying attention to transnational flows of forms, ideas, and arts practices.
  • We seek individuals with a record of innovative and collaborative pedagogy, and a commitment to approaching performance as an arena for rigorous research, creative experimentation, and intellectual discovery.
  • The terms of employment are competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching opportunities.
  • The appointment might begin as soon as September 1, 2012, or could be delayed until September 1, 2013.
  • Review of applications will begin on November 1st, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application, a cv, one published article or book chapter (no more than 30 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Please visit our website at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/human.resources/open.positions.html for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail nyuad.arts@nyu.edu. Action Employer.
  • Invite for skype interview (11/12/11)
  • Campus interviews (NYU-New York) Jan-Feb. Three candidates. (02/01/12)
  • Position filled.

Northeastern Illinois University- Assistant Professor, Generalist/Applied TheatreEdit

  • The Department of Communication, Media and Theatre at Northeastern Illinois University invites applicants for an entry-level, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in applied Theatre
  • MFA or PhD in Theatre or related field required.
  • Candidates whose interests and/or expertise are interdisciplinary are encouraged to apply. We seek a theatre generalist with applied and theoretical expertise to teach a range of theatre courses, to collaborate with technical/artistic staff, and to direct Main stage and Children’s Theatre productions. Successful candidates must have the ability to teach freshman and sophomore-level theatre courses (such as Introduction to Theatre), advanced theatre courses, and graduate courses (such as Theatre Management).
  • Successful candidates may develop courses that make important technical, theoretical and/or artistic connections, and that extend the Department’s interest in exploring Theatre in a global context and goal of preparing students to meet workforce demands.
  • Production/directing experience is required. Interest and ability to advise graduate student projects desirable.
  • Please submit letter of application, transcript, curriculum vitae (including production experience) with current e-mail address, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference (at least one addressing teaching effectiveness and one addressing production experience) to: Dr. Katrina Bell-Jordan, Chair, Department of Communication, Media and Theatre; NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave., Chicago, IL 60625-4699. K-Bell1@neiu.edu.
  • Review of applicants will begin October 31, 2011 and continue until position is filled.
  • Just checking: has anybody received confirmation of materials yet? I sent mine via interfolio.com and then followed up with a personal email and haven't heard anything back on any front...
  • Nope - I never received a confirmation of materials either.
  • Received Confirmation of Materials via short, curt email. 10/26/11. (x3)
  • invite for phone interview (12/10)
  • ehm. I have received the confirmation of materials via email TODAY 12/22/11 ......
  • strange: request to fill out AA survey 12/22
  • did they make a hire
  • They are interviewing the 3 finalists beginning 1/24

Northern Kentucky University- Lecturer, Voice/Musical TheatreEdit

  • The Northern Kentucky University Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track renewable Lecturer in Theatre beginning, August 2012.
  • M.F.A., M.M., Ph.D or a D.M.A. in Theatre or Music with a specialization in Voice and/or Musical Theatre and/or Piano required. Previous college-level teaching experience is desirable.
  • Teaching responsibilities include courses in Vocal Skills for the Musical Theatre Actor, Music Theory for the Musical Theatre Actor, Basic Piano and Broadway Chorus and/or Musical Theatre Tour Troupes.
  • Candidate must be an accomplished pianist, an excellent sight reader, be able to create arrangements, have significant knowledge of the musical theatre repertoire, and have experience in vocal coaching.
  • Other potential duties include Musical Direction and/or conducting for departmental productions, community outreach and student mentorship/advising.
  • Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a list of five references and philosophy of teaching postmarked by January 7, 2012 to Michael W. Hatton, Search Committee Chair, Fine Arts 205, Department of Theatre and Dance, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY 41099 or electronically to hattonm@nku.edu.
  • Applicants are also welcome to include a short representational example of composition or musical arrangement or an excerpt of scholarly work.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an applicant pool is established. For additional information contact Michael Hatton at 859-572-1355 or hattonm@nku.edu.

Northwestern University (Department of Theatre) - Assistant Professor in the History, Theory, and Literature of PerformanceEdit

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.
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  • Northwestern University’s Department of Theatre seeks applications from scholars specializing in any aspect of the history, theory, and literature of African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American and/or Native American performance.
  • Supervision of doctoral research and significant contributions to the administration of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Theatre and Drama are expected.
  • This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Ph.D. is required. Expected start date is September 2012. Applications should include a letter detailing research and teaching qualifications and interests, a curriculum vitae, one article-length writing sample, dissertation abstract, and at least two letters of recommendation.
  • For full consideration, send application materials by 9/30/2011 to Harvey Young, Search Chair, Department of Theatre, Northwestern University, 1949 Campus Drive,Evanston, IL 60208
  • Northwestern University is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Discussion:
    • Has anyone gotten a confirmation of materials? I am trying to decide if I should touch base with them or not.
    • Not from dept, but I did get an automatic thing about collecting demographic diversity information on 10/6/11.
    • I got the world's nicest rejection from Harvey Young yesterday (10/27/11). If you haven't heard, that's probably a good sign.
    • By email? Or letter? Argh - I haven't heard and now I am on pins and needles...
    • email!
    • I've heard visits have taken place already.
    • Campus visit back in November.
    • Offer made??
    • So was this search successful? Or failed? Any news.
    • They hired someone. Search successful.

Northwestern University (Department of Performance Studies) - Assistant or Associate Professor in Performance StudiesEdit

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  • The Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University seeks applications from artists/scholars who combine interests in critical analysis and public staging of performance. We are especially interested in artists/scholars who have expertise in one or more of the following: African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American, Native American and/or Middle Eastern cultures.
  • Practitioners with a substantial body of professional creative work in literary adaptation, devised, ethnographic, and/or conceptualperformance as well as published scholarship in these areas are especially encouraged to apply. Supervision of doctoral research, a mix of graduate and undergraduate teaching, and significant service to the department will be expected.
  • This is a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor not more than three years past effective date of promotion to associate rank. Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Expected start date is September 2012.
  • Applications should include a letter detailing scholarly and creative interests, teaching qualifications and interests, a curriculum vitae, one article-length writing sample, a sample of creative work (if appropriate) and at least three letters of recommendation.
  • For full consideration, send application materials by 12/2/2011 to Search Committee Chair, Department of Performance Studies, Northwestern University 1920 Campus Drive Evanston, IL 60208.
  • Northwestern University is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Discussion:
    • Is this the same position Northwestern posted for 2011? I thought they hired someone.
    • Their theatre department hired somone last year. Performance Studies did not.
    • They did hire someone. This is another job.
    • To the previous poster: are you saying Performance Studies hired someone in addition to their Theatre dept hire last season? There's a new PS hire on their faculty page. Also, I see that all their Comm department's recent hires had completed postdocs and/or were assistant profs from other institutions. Not too promising for ABDs or recent PhDs (even with publications).
    • ^Yes, PS hired someone last year and are looking to hire someone this year.
    • Has anyone received confirmation of materials? (12/12)
    • Not here... (12/12)
    • Campus visits have been scheduled (12/14)<---HOLY SH*T!
    • Already? They skipped doing phone/skype interviews?
    • already hired someone? Campus visits happened recently. Should hire someone soon.
    • Heard offer was made.
    • Rejection by email (3/9)
    • They hired someone. Search successful.

Oakton Community College- 2 Speech & Theatre Faculty PositionsEdit

  • Oakton Community College seeks to fill two full time, tenure track Speech and Theater faculty
  • The primary responsibility is teaching an introductory general education speech course. Responsibilities may include teaching additional communication and theater courses.
  • MA in Theater, Speech, Communications, or related field required.
  • Successful candidates will be energetic, student-centered and committed to teaching and directing from a multicultural perspective to a diverse student population.
  • Preference for teaching and directing experience. Also preferred are demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, having sensitivity to dynamics of differences in race, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation, national origin and other cultural differences; development and delivery of courses using instructional technologies such as D2L, and participation in departmental and institutional service.
  • Oakton uses an online application. Visit www.oakton.edu and click on “employment.”
  • Full consideration will be given to applications received by 11/11/2011.

Is anyone else bothering with this one? Trying to communicate with the school seems to be shouting down a well-- no reply, no confirmation, no nuttin'.

  • I plan to. That's too bad that they are not organized in that way. Why did you need to get in touch with them at this point?
  • Received belated apologetic confirmation notice that materials have beenreceived and review of applications is underway, 12/5. x3
  • Received invitation to interview on campus in January via telephone 12/20/2011.
  • Received THREE rejection letters - 12/22/11, 1/19/12, 2/1/20 - for this position. I wonder if it's a kind of rejection subscription service. They send a new one out on a regular basis just to remind you that you STILL didn't get this job!

Oberlin College - Assistant Professor, Acting & DirectingEdit

  • Application Deadline Has Passed
  • The Theater and Dance Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position for a term of four years
  • Oberlin College is a liberal arts institution with a unique reputation for excellence and experimentation in the arts; the Theater and Dance Program offers a dynamic curriculum placing equal stress on scholarship and creative work.
  • Successful candidate will be qualified to teach a standard load of courses in a range of Acting/Directing areas and possess a well-defined and rigorous acting methodology that is compatible with current faculty (who focus on “American Method”).
  • Training and experience as a director is desirable.
  • Minimum qualifications include an MFA in Acting or Directing and significant professional experience.
  • Send letters of application including curriculum vitae, professional résumé, academic transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy outlining a pedagogical approach to Acting and Directing, and a list of five references to: Matthew Wright, Director of Theater, OBERLIN COLLEGE, 30 N. Professor Street, Warner Center, Oberlin, OH 44074.
  • Review of applications will begin October 31, 2011.
  • Electronic applications are encouraged and may be emailed to: theater.search@oberlin.edu .
  • 11/5 Received Affirmative Action Survey via snail-mail.
  • 11/10 Got snail mail acknowledging receipt of application and all enclosures/transcript, etc.
  • 11/15 Made 1st Cut - received email asking for letters of recommendation directly from referees
  • Request for Phone Interview 12/2
  • Phone interview 12/9
  • Invitation to campus as a finalist (Jan 2012)
  • rejection letter 02/15
  • Polite rejection letter (as one of four finalists) [offer made to another candidate]

Ohio University- VAP, Costume DesignEdit

  • Position Number: PN103208
  • Salary: $45,000
  • The costume design position provides discrete course delivery in costume design and rendering and costume history, participates in team taught design courses and provides the school with design support for public performances. The curricula offered by the position include undergraduate and graduate curriculum, and project and thesis mentoring. Costume related courses are highly specific and require significant training, educational and professional background to deliver. The position offers extensive service on school, college and university committees and provides academic and professional advising to students.
  • Minimum Qualifications: MFA
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience in professional design situations and teaching undergraduate and graduate students.
  • To Apply: Applicants will need to submit a digital portfolio (on disc), supply link to digital portfolio under "other" application documents or submit a hardcopy portfolio to 307 Kantner Hall; Attn. Costume Search School of Theater Athens, OH 45701.
  • Please use this link to view the posting details and apply online: http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/18 89
  • Application Deadline:
    Position will remain open until filled. To be fully considered for this position please submit your application by Feb. 1st, 2012.

Ohio University, Assistant Professor, Scenic DessignEdit

  • The Production Design and Technology program is committed to collaborative scenographic and specialized training in theatrical design and technology. PD&T program focus is on professional preparation for New York, international, and regional theater markets.
  • Minimum Qualifications: MFA and minimum of three years teaching experience.
  • strong background in professional theatrical design and entertainment industry, with connections to the New York and regional theater markets. Ongoing professional work is expected.
  • Skills in graduate and undergraduate-level teaching.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative relationship with faculty and staff.
  • Responsibilities: To provide artistic and educational leadership for the scenic design area through supervising student designs, teaching scenic design, intro to design skills, drafting, model making, and scene painting, and providing guidance on student portfolio and professional internships. Additional duties include student recruitment and participation in production planning as well as committee service as assigned.
  • Preferred Qualifications: MFA in Scene Design, experience in professional design situations and teaching undergraduate and graduate students
  • To Apply: Applicants will need to submit a digital portfolio (on disc), supply link to digital portfolio or submit a hardcopy portfolio to 307 Kantner Hall; Attn. Scenic Search School of Theater Athens, OH 45701.
  • Candidates must complete online application and complete any required attachments.
  • Please use this link to view the posting details and apply online: http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/19 08.
  • Application Deadline: Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by 3/1/2012.

Oklahoma Baptist Uiversity- Assist/Assoc Professor, Tech/DesignEdit

{| id="jobAttrib" cellspacing="1" |$40,000 to $44,000 USD Per Year |} Purpose:
Communication Arts strives to integrate the fields of communication studies, broadcasting, theatre arts, public relations and journalism by creative interdisciplinary emphases. Communication Arts practices a policy of synthesis of theory into application through laboratory experience, practice and performance. The Communication Arts facilitates learning designed to stimulate artistic, social, cultural, spiritual and professional development.
Essential Functions:

  • Teach 3 theatre courses per semester
  • Designer for 2-3 productions per year
  • Scenic studio supervisor for productions
  • Technical director for productions
  • Student advising as assigned
  • Departmental duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate effective teaching skills
  • Demonstrate experience as a scenic designer
  • Demonstrate experience as a lighting and sound designer
  • Demonstrate costume and make-up experience

Education:

  • Required: MFA in Theatre or related field

Experience:

  • Required: Full-time post-secondary teaching and production experience
  • Preferred: Full-time or adjunct teaching at the post-secondary level

Equipment:

  • Operate existing audio and light controls
  • Proficiency in the use of office software

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to operate computer and other equipment and communicate effectively with a variety of constituents
  • Sufficient mobility and physical stamina to walk about the campus to and transport moderately heavy items to offices and classrooms.
  • To be able to demonstrate and supervise the design and building of production pieces.

Special Requirements:

  • Commitment to the vision and mission of Oklahoma Baptist University
  • Active member in a local evangelical church

In addition to completing an OBU Faculty Application Form: http://www.okbu.edu/businessaffairs/hr/faculty_application_form_04-06.pdf, applicants need to submit a letter of application, vita, three current letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness and portfolio (web address or CD in PowerPoint format). Send to Human Resources, OBU Box 61207, 500 W. University, Shawnee, OK 74804 or email to mike.johnson@okbu.edu.

Oklahoma City University, Assistant Professor, CostumeEdit

  • The School of Theatre at Oklahoma City University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of theatre, costume shop supervisor. The successful candidate will teach costume technology and laboratory courses.
  • Other duties include: ·Head of costume technology - reports to head of design & production for production related matters ·Supervise and coordinate the execution of costumes for the Theatre and Opera/Musical Theatre seasons ·Collaborate with costume designer in the creation and sustainability of costume shop standards and operations ·Management of costume shop staff and undergraduate student workers
    ·Organization and maintenance of the costume shop, facilities, equipment, costume stock, and wardrobe spaces at a level consistent with professional standards ·Work with the costume designer in the training and evaluation of students in the planning, preparation, and execution of costumes
    ·Maintain schedules and budgets for production season in conjunction with costume designer
    ·Creative activity relating to field and service on school and university committees
  • The successful candidate will join a growing BFA Design and Production program comprised of six full-time faculty and ten professional support staff members, including the cutter/draper, first hand/costume rental coordinator, and two stitchers. Faculty members are expected to participate in the school's assessment program and in student recruiting and retention efforts for the school and the university. Additional information about the school can be found at http://www.okcu.edu/theatre
  • Promotion and Tenure: Effective teaching, scholarship, and service are required for promotion and tenure.
  • Required: MFA in costume technology or costume design·Required: Costume shop management experience ·2 or more years of university level, costume technology teaching experience expected
    ·2 or more years of professional experience expected ·Experience in mounting productions within a robust production calendar ·Expertise of theatrical costume construction techniques including: patterning, draping, and period and contemporary construction ·Experience in costume crafts, millinery, fabric modification, and dyeing ·Strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring ·Strong commitment to working as part of a team and collaborating with colleagues ·Skill in setting priorities that accurately reflect the importance of the job, and adjusting as circumstances change ·Skill in budgeting, budget monitoring, and production scheduling
  • Please direct questions about the position to Ashley Bellet at ambellet@okcu.edu
  • Letter of application, resume/cv, statement of teaching philosophy, list of professional references
  • Please apply for this position online by following the online application form link below or visiting our career portal directly at http://ocucareers.silkroad.com.

Oklahoma City University- Assist/Assoc Professor, VoiceEdit

  • The successful candidate(s) will be expected to teach applied voice to undergraduate and graduate vocal performance and music theater voice majors. Additional classes, such as vocal pedagogy, may also be assigned based on the candidate's strengths.
  • We invite applications from candidates who have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, creative activity and scholarship, student mentoring, university and community service. Faculty members participate in the school's assessment program and in student recruiting and retention efforts for the school and the university.
  • Master's degree required, earned doctorate preferred. Significant teaching experience required, collegiate level teaching preferred.
  • Successful candidate(s) will prepare students for careers in classical and music theater performance and must appreciate the pedagogical traditions of both genres.
  • More information can be found at www.okcu.edu/music.
  • Required Application Materials: * Letter of Application * List of Professional References
    * Teaching Philosophy * Unofficial TranscriptsP
  • lease apply for this position online by following the online application form link below or visiting our career portal directly at http://ocucareers.silkroad.com.

Oklahoma State University- Assistant Professor, ActingEdit

  • Oklahoma State University Theatre Department seeks qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor of Acting to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Acting.
  • Ability to teach a secondary or specialty area in performance, such as Improvisation, Voice, Movement, Children's Theatre, or Devised Theatre techniques, is highly valued.
  • Opportunity to perform in and/or direct main stage productions.
  • Applicants must have an MFA in Acting, as well as a minimum of two years college teaching and professional theatre experience. Significant professional acting and/or directing experience preferred.
  • Applicants must submit a letter of application, statement of actor training philosophy, vitae/resume, and 3 letters of reference to Acting Search Committee, Department of Theatre, Oklahoma State University, 121 Seretean Center for Performing Arts, Stillwater, OK 74078-4076; bertha.short@okstate.edu.
  • Contingent upon available funding.
  • For full consideration applications must be received by December 15, 2011 but, applications will be considered until position is filled.
  • (2/11/12)-Phone call to inform that had made short list and references would be called.)

Oklahoma State University- Assistant Professor TD & Prod ManagementEdit

  • Oklahoma State University seeks qualified applicants for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Technical Theatre and Production Management.
  • Filling the position is contingent upon available funding.
  • Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in Stage Technology, Scenographic Techniques, and Advanced Stage Mechanics.
  • This position also serves as technical director and production manager for 3-4 main-stage (Locke Theatre) and 2-4 blackbox theatre (Davis Studio) productions. In addition, this position has supervision of student crews and oversight of a 600 seat proscenium theatre, 100 seat blackbox theatre, and shop space responsibilities.
  • MFA in Technical Theatre and/or Design is required.
  • Evidence of college teaching, experience in wood and steel scenery construction, and CAD drafting is required.
  • Sound Technology and a secondary design area in sound, lighting, or scenery is highly valued.
  • Interested candidates should submit a letter of application with a list of 5 references, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and samples of production work to TD Search Committee, Department of Theatre, Oklahoma State University, 121 Seretean Center, Stillwater, OK 74078-4076: bertha.short@okstate.edu.
  • For full consideration applications must be received by December 15, 2011 but, applications will be considered until position is filled.

Oral Roberts University- Technical DirectorEdit

  • The Communication, Arts and Media Department of Oral Roberts University invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment effective August 2012. Rank is commensurate with education. Tenure Track Position.
  • Primary Duties The successful candidate will: Serve as Technical Director for the Theatre program as well as teach courses including Introduction to Technical Production, Make up Design, Scenic and/or Costume Design. Assume the role of Scenic and/or Costume Designer. Advise and mentor undergraduate Theatre students. Assist in the development of curriculum. Scenic and/or Costume Designer for 6 full scale productions to be mounted during the 2012 / 2013 theatrical season; shows include a classic play, large musical, two smaller arena shows and two dance concerts. As Technical Director, supervises and assists in set construction and all technical aspects of productions. Engage in professional development activities. Be involved in university activities such as faculty meetings, committee meetings, retreats, and chapel services. Embrace a whole-person commitment as articulated in the University's Code of Honor.
  • Qualifications The successful candidate will: Hold an MFA in technical theatre and design or equivalent professional experience Be innovative and successful in theatrical design as well as teaching technical production / design courses Demonstrate integrated faith in the classroom, church and community
  • APPLICATION PROCESS: Please download and complete the Application for Faculty Employment. Mail the completed application along with two copies of your curriculum vitae, three references with contact information, copies of teaching evaluations, and record of professional performance to:
    Professor Laura Holland, Chair
    Dept. of Communication, Arts, and Media
    Oral Roberts University
    7777 S. Lewis Ave.
    Tulsa, OK 74171
  • Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

'Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA - Tenure-Track Appointment in 'Theatre (Acting and Directing)Edit

  • Source: 'HigherEdJobs.com
  • Full-time, tenure-track position available September 1, 2012.
  • General Description: This position is responsible for the load equivalent of six undergraduate courses (24 load credits per year), taught in a 4-1-4 calendar. The allocation of instructional and directing load will vary from year to year based upon the production needs for each theatrical season. Applicants should be able to teach core courses such as Introduction to Theatre, Theatre History, and Script Analysis, as well as courses in acting (including Shakespeare) and directing. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience + benefits package.
  • Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate core courses such as Introduction to Theatre, Theatre History, and Script Analysis, as well as courses in acting (including Shakespeare) and directing. Work with theatre productions and direct a wide range of theatrical styles and genres as needed by the program. Provide Academic Advising for current and potential majors and minors.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Dedication to undergraduate education and collaborative learning. Strong commitment to continuity between classroom and studio instruction.
  • Required Qualifications: M.F.A. from an accredited university theatre program required by September 1, 2012. Evidence of strong teaching ability.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. from an accredited university theatre program preferred.
  • Application Procedure: Applicants should submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and full contact information for three references. Evidence of teaching competency should be incorporated and/or provided as additional documents. Additional documents may include, but are not limited to: Course Evaluations, Syllabi, Theatrical Reviews, and List of Courses Taught. Application materials should be submitted online at http://employment.plu.edu.
  • Application Information:
  • Closing Date: Review of application materials will begin November 1, 2011, but the position will remain open until filled.
  • Their website says they are "Evangelical Lutheran", anybody have a clue what that really means? In other words are they super-conservative or more live and let live folks?
  • I believe it's more the latter. I'm from the area, and I'm nearly certain they're not hard core. But they could be somewhere else on the religiousy spectrum.
  • Thanks, I was hoping that was the case. I've worked at religiously affliated places that have been pretty cool, I just try to avoid the crazy, hard core types.
  • I believe the ELCA is Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, but the "evangelical" does not carry the same connotation it does in other denominations. It's a pretty laid-back, midwestern type of Lutheran - think Prairie Home Companion and potlucks, rather than religious right.
  • Where are we on this one? It's been 6 weeks; has anyone heard anything?
  • No news is good news, unless it's coming directly to me over the phone!
  • Nada- crickets- although I do have an overwhelming urge to scream- Pick me! Pick me! Just saying.
  • They have 2 searches going on in their department (the other is Costume Designer), maybe that's slowing things up?
  • Very cordial email notifying me that I am no longer under consideration for this position. (12/9) x 12
  • Rejection. 1/12/12 (x 2)
  • Question: How to interpret if PLU have not contacted you one way or another at this point? Other applicants for this position receive notice via email on 12/9. Today is 12/13 and I have received no contact ... Anyone else in this position? Have others out there been informed that they are still under consideration for this position? Thank you for any information or advice that you can share.

Penn State, Erie- VAP LecturerEdit

  • The Arts program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, invites applications for a one-year lecturer position in Theatre beginning August 2012. The position includes teaching general theatre courses and directing productions in a small Studio Theatre program for non-majors.
  • The strongest candidates will have some experience in Arts Administration, including Strategic Planning. Candidates should have a record of successful college teaching and theatre directing experience.
  • M.A. or M.F.A. required.
  • For more information about the college, please visit our Web site (www.behrend.psu.edu)
  • Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to HSSjobs@psu.edu. If unable to send electronically, applications can be mailed.
  • Review of applications will begin March 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Rejection email 5/11.

Point Park University- VAP, Head of Acting MFA Edit

  • The Theatre Department in the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University is seeking a temporary full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor, who will serve as the Director of the MFA in Acting Program.
  • This will be a two-year appointment beginning in the Fall of 2012. The theatre department is one of three departments in the Conservatory of Performing Arts. In addition to the MFA in Acting, the Theatre Department offers undergraduate programs in Musical Theatre, Acting and Design/Tech/Stage Management in a rigorous, nationally recognized training program. Distinguishing the Conservatory is its integrated association with The REP, an AEA resident company, housed in the historic Pittsburgh Playhouse. The graduate acting program is a three year, full-time sequence of studies focusing on individual artistic development and acquiring credentials to teach at the university level. The program provides a stimulating, varied and flexible curriculum to meet the needs and interests of advanced, creative students. The current class is composed of five artists who represent diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate will serve as Director of the MFA in Acting program, teach in that program, and if applicable, in the undergraduate theatre program. In addition to instruction, responsibilities also include student advising and committee service.
  • Only applicants with an MFA or Ph.D. degree in Acting and/or Theatre and extensive experience in the professional and/or academic theatre will be considered. The ideal candidate will have a record of successful teaching at the university level, and have experience in academic administration.
  • Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of 5 references with contact information to: Office of the Dean, Attention: THEATRE FACULTY SEARCH, Head of Graduate Program, Conservatory of Performing Arts, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Suite 625 LH, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or by e-mail to: conservatory@pointpark.edu. If submitting your application by e-mail, please note that the subject line MUST STATE: THEATRE FACULTY SEARCH, Director MFA Acting.
  • Position is subject to approval of funding.
  • Review of candidates will begin on February 27, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Will someone please explain the logic behind hiring a VAP to an admin position.... this strfikes me as counter-intuitive.
  • Offer made and accepted (early May, 2012). Don't know who.

Providence College- Assistant Professor, Voice and Diction Edit

  • Source: HigherEdJobs.com
  • The Providence College Department of Theatre, Dance, and Film invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor in voice & diction.
  • The department offers a BA in theatre as well as minors in theatre, dance, and film and seeks qualified candidates to teach courses that fulfill the College's new oral communication proficiency requirement and who can provide vocal coaching for three mainstage productions per year. As part of the roll-out of the oral proficiency requirement, this position includes a commitment to training non-theatre faculty so that they can offer courses that meet the oral communication proficiency.
  • MFA or doctorate from an accredited institution required, previous college teaching experience strongly preferred, and some administrative experience is a plus. In addition, candidates must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, the ability to establish a scholarly research program, and a willingness to be active in service to the college and the community.
  • Applicants must apply on-line by November 11, 2011 and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s) and the names and e-mail addresses of three reference providers who can submit a letter of recommendation. Application instructions are available at: http://careers.providence.edu
  • Providence College, is a Roman Catholic, four-year liberal arts College conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission.
    • 11/22 Received email notification that they'd selected their top ten candidates.
    • Haven't heard either way as of 12/9... anyone called for an interview?
    • I was told I was a semi-finalist around mid-December and needed to write an essay responding to the campus mission and ministry. I was told that the president of the school reads the essays and then (perhaps) picks the finalists for campus visits, which I think they want to have happen mid to late January. I hope I hear something soon!

-3-13 rejection email

Radford University, VA- Open Rank, Performance FacultyEdit

  • Source:
  • Radford University seeks collaborator and excellent communicator for full-time tenure-track position beginning August 2012.
  • Duties include teaching acting and theatre appreciation, coaching auditions, musical-directing productions, advising, service, and recruitment. Directing experience and knowledge of online teaching strongly preferred.
  • Terminal degree in acting, musical theatre, or directing, experience teaching acting and introductory theatre courses, commitment to undergraduate teaching, professional experience in performance and/or musical direction, piano playing skills, and experience with musical direction and accompaniment. The ideal candidate is a congenial collaborator, good mentor, and strong oral and written communicator. Additional expertise in directing is strongly preferred, as is facility with online instructional methods.
  • Ongoing duties include: teaching acting classes (in realism), teaching Theatre Appreciation, advising, committee service, recruitment, and audition coaching. This colleague would also music- direct for departmental productions. Depending on experience, duties may also include directing one production per year and teaching online or hybrid courses; opportunities also exist to teach in the University Core Curriculum.
  • Rank: Commensurate with qualifications.
  • Please send the following material electronically: a cover letter, a CV (including acting resume), a teaching philosophy, an online link to a video or audio sample of musical theatre accompaniment, sample acting and theatre appreciation syllabi, and names and phone numbers of three professional references to: Wesley Young, Search Committee Chair, wyoung@radford.edu.
  • IMPORTANT: Please send application electronically, with subject line: "Performance Position-LAST NAME." Include cover letter, CV, acting resume, teaching philosophy, online link to video or audio sample of musical theatre accompaniment, sample acting and theatre appreciation syllabi, and names and phone numbers of three professional references to: Wesley Young, Search Committee Chair, wyoung@radford.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin October 3rd, 2011 and continue until December 19th, 2011.

Reed College, Portland, Or - Tenure-Track Appointment in Theatre (Acting, Directing, Theatre History)Edit

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE PASSED.
  • Source: ArtSearch
  • The Reed College Theatre Department invites applications for a tenure-track (assistant professor) appointment in theatre with an emphasis in acting, directing and theatre history. Responsibilities will include teaching four courses and directing one main stage production each year and advising the writing and production aspects of senior theses. We are especially interested in scholar/practitioners who are able to teach broadly within the discipline, who are committed to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment, and who will maintain an active scholarly and/or professional practice outside of Reed. Expertise in performance studies, pre-twentieth century theatre history and/or non-western theatre is of particular interest. The candidate may in the future have the opportunity to participate in teaching in the college-wide interdisciplinary humanities program. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required, as is successful college level teaching and professional experience.
  • Electronic applications are required and must be sent as PDF (preferred) or Word attachment. Please send a cover letter, vita, and 3 letters of recommendation to thea1.search@reed.edu. If letters of recommendation must be sent in hard copy, please submit to Theatre Search, c/o Karin Purdy, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland OR 97202. Deadline for receipt of applications is September 12, 2011.
  • 8/15 Confirmation that materials were received. (x3)
  • 8/30 Confirmation that materials were received. (x2)
  • 9/7 Confirmation that materials were received.
  • 9/12 Confirmation that materials were received. (X3)
  • Regarding some of the comments in the Discussion section below, all of my correspondence with the department has been incredibly positive and cordial so far.
  • Does anyone know if this is a replacement or a new line?
    • I believe it's a replacement
  • arrgh- the waiting is killing me- anybody hear anything besides crickets on this one?
    • Not yet. But we're not even a month out from the application deadline yet, though, so be patient. In my experience from serving on faculty search committees, it's very possible the first search committee meeting hasn't even occurred yet. Therefore, I would expect they haven't even made the first cut yet.
    • I know you're right- just anxious and venting
    • I'm anxious, too, especially after getting 4 rejections already this application season so far. Sigh.
  • Request for Skype interview this week or early next. (10.24) (X2)
  • Lovely email from search chair informing me they've invited people to campus but that my application is still active. Good luck to the invited folks. (11.14)
  • Nicest, most supportive rejection email ever. Offer made. (12.10.11)

Regent University- Assistant Professor, History/Lit/Theory Edit

  • Qualified applicants must have an earned Ph.D. or M.F.A. in theatre, film, or communication.
  • The successful candidate must have a deep commitment to Christ-centered teaching in a classically informed and culturally relevant liberal arts setting.
  • The candidate will have a strong historical and theoretical background and be able to teach dramatic literature and theatre history on the undergraduate level, as well as some specialized areas of theatrical performance. In addition the candidate must be willing to function collaboratively in an institution dedicated to rigorous and life-transforming education.
  • The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a record of or potential for scholarship, some professional theatre experience, and experience with online instructional technology.
  • The closing date for this position is February 29, 2012.
  • Applicants must subscribe to a statement of Christian faith. Candidates should visit: http://www.regent.edu/admin/hr/job_oppor tunities.cfm to complete the online application.
  • Please forward a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Donna Curtis at dcurtis@regent.edu. Upon receipt of these application materials, you may be asked to submit transcripts and letters of recommendation.

Rockford College- Assist/Assoc Professor, Light & Scenic Design Edit

Qualifications: MFA in Design; previous college level teaching experience preferred; skills in rendering, scene painting, and drafting (traditional and CAD), familiarity with a wide variety of performance styles, and a desire and ability to mentor young designers and technicians; ability to teach theatre history a plus. Consistent with the philosophy of the Performing Arts Department, the candidate should be comfortable working across the disciplines of dance, music, and theatre within the context of a liberal arts setting.

Application deadline is May 15th.

Please send application materials including: CV, teaching philosophy and samples of your work (via webpage link, PDF or JPEG image file preferred), three letters of recommendation, and transcripts to: Search Committee, Performing Arts Department, Rockford College, 5050 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108. (E-mail: rensmith@rockford.edu).

  • The Performing Arts Department at Rockford College seeks an imaginative and versatile candidate for the position of Scenic/Lighting Designer at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This is a tenure track position. Duties include the design and execution of scenery and lighting for four departmental productions per year; teaching courses in design, technical theatre, drafting, scene painting, and stage management; and taking an active role in the continuing growth of the department. The Performing Arts Department combines conservatory-style training with a liberal arts education and offers a BFA degree with tracks in Musical Theatre Performance, Acting/Directing, Design/Tech, and Theatre Management as well as a BA in Theatre and a BA in Music.

Rollins College- Visiting Assistant Professor - Starts Jan 2012 Edit

  • The Department of Theatre and Dance is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor with extensive background in Theatre History, Dramaturgy, Dramatic Literature, and Script Analysis.
  • Additional areas of expertise/interest may include: African Theatre, Asian Theatre, Theatre for Social Change, Feminist Theatre, Queer Theatre, production direction, performance or design.
  • Candidate should be a scholar attuned to interdisciplinary collaboration with various areas of the Department of Theatre and Dance as well as across the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • PhD experience required.
  • Appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre to begin January 2012 and continues through the 2013-14 academic year.
  • Interested applicants must apply online via http://www.rollinsjobs.com and upload the following materials merged together into a maximum of four electronic files as follows: a letter of interest; a curriculum vita; three letters of reference.
  • Questions, initial interest, or recommendations may be directed to: Dr. David Charles, Search Committee Chair. Email: dcharles@rollins.edu.
  • Email stating start date for position has been moved to fall 2012: 11/14.
  • email stating I have "emerged as a top candidate" and asking if I was still interested in the position (2/10) x2
  • phone interview scheduled (2/27)
  • campus visit in late March (3/9)
  • rejection email (4/20) but just says i'm not in the "next phase of selection process" so maybe they havent offered yet?
    • ​No. It's just a polite way of saying no. Scratch this one off your list.
    • Sorry--I didn't mean I was interviewed. I know it was a rejection letter. Was just passing on the language for everyone else out there to show there was still no evidence of an offer. At least as of 4/20
    • offer made and accepted (5/18)

Roosevelt University- Assistant Professor, Acting Edit

  • The Theatre Conservatory, Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, seeks professional artist/educator for its expanding acting program.
  • Ability to teach and coach actors in a range of acting classes at an undergraduate level required, with evidence of particular expertise in teaching technique, Shakespeare and Period/Style.
  • Chicago College of Performing Arts is a world-class performing arts college that offers gifted students professional training in the heart of Chicago. Roosevelt University's Theatre Conservatory provides students with an opportunity to study with leading professionals in a rigorous conservatory curriculum. In addition, many of these talented students receive academic credit for interning at Chicago's professional theatres.
  • https://jobs.roosevelt.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51290
  • 4 candidate visits completed 3/9
  • Rec made to administration, no news yet...
  • Received nice rejection, offer to other candidate accepted 4/10

Rowan University- Assistant Professor, Acting/Voice Edit

  • Source: HigherEdJobs.com
  • The Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a tenure track, full-time position in Acting/Voice starting in the 2012-13 academic year.
  • Responsibilities include teaching voice, speech, all levels of acting and other courses based on special skills or interests. As an active member of the Department, other duties will include directing main stage productions and service on department, college and university committees.
  • MFA, professional theatre experience and evidence of undergraduate teaching required. Experience directing at the university or professional level and experience writing college-level curriculum preferred. A secondary focus in musical theatre and/or theatre education a plus.
  • All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.
  • Please send a single e-mail PDF document containing a cover letter detailing your theater experience, teaching, research, and performance; a curriculum vitae; and contact information for three academic/professional references by December 1, 2011 to: theaterjobs@rowan.edu
    • 9/1 - Emails sent to this address bounce back with delivery status failure notification. Anyone else experience this issue?
    • 9/14 - I had no problems w/ email address, and received email confirmation that materials were received.
    • I believe the IT department had placed a security protocol on the email address that filtered out too many factors, but that it has been corrected.
  • Hard copy submissions can be sent to: Theatre Search Committee: Acting/Voice, Department of Theatre and Dance, Bunce Hall, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, NJ 08028
    • ARTSEARCH has the deadline listed as 12/31/11.

2/13- Has anyone heard from Rowan yet?

2/21 - Not a word.

2/24 - I had a phone interview with them, but they wanted more directing experience than I had.

3/28 - OK, search committees, here's a tip: If you want someone with significant directing experience, put that in your ad. It seems like an afterthought here, as it is mentioned in the same breath as committee service. Your position description is for someone with expertise in acting and voice. If you are dissatisfied with the applications you received, it's because you weren't clear. That's frustrating and a waste of time (and hope) for everyone.

Rowan University- Design/Tech/Generalist 3/4 timeEdit

  • Description: Rowan University is seeking a Theatre Generalist with background in theatrical design and theatre production for a ¾-time temporary, one year appointment for academic year, Fall 2012/Spring 2013. The candidate will participate in production activities and teach lower and upper level academic classes
  • The position involves a 9 s.h. load per semester that includes teaching general education courses and teaching course work in the design/tech area as qualified.
  • Qualifications: MFA or BFA with significant professional experience equivalent to MFA required. MFA in Theatrical Design or Technical Production with 3 years academic theatre experience or BFA in Theatrical Design or Technical Production with significant professional experience, seven years or more.
  • This position is contingent upon budget appropriations and does not include health benefits.
  • Contact:Application materials: Submit 1) Letter of application, 2) Curriculum Vitae specifically showing teaching and production experience, 3) Three current letters of recommendation, 4) References (name, phone number, and email addresses of at least three) and unofficial transcripts for the initial application process. Application will be accepted electronically.
  • Submit the materials by June 15, 2012 to:
    Thomas A. Fusco, Chair
    Theatre Generalist Search Committee
    Department of Theatre and Dance
    Rowan University
    210 Mullica Hill Rd.
    Glassboro, NJ 08028
    Fusco@rowan.edu

Saddleback College- Instructor, GeneralistEdit

  • THEATRE ARTS INSTRUCTOR, Full-Time Tenure TrackJ
  • OB OPENING ID#

1536/3944

  • CLOSING DATE: MAY 4, 2012PLEASE NOTE: In order to be

considered for this opening, you must
apply through the District website at {C}https://jobs.socccd.edu

  • MINIMUM

QUALIFICATIONS The successful candidate must meet one of the following {C}criteria:
• Master's in drama/theater arts/performance from an {C}accredited college or university; OR
Bachelor's in {C}drama/theater/performance AND Master's in comparative literature, English, {C}speech, literature, or humanities from an accredited college or university; {C}OR
• A combination of education and experience that is at least {C}the equivalent of items 1 or 2 above (candidates making application on the {C}basis of equivalency must submit the Supplemental Application for
Equivalency {C}Determination form in addition to all other required materials); OR
• {C}Valid California Community College Instructor credential, appropriate to the {C}subject, per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, {C}1990)

  • EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
    • Minimum of two (2) years recent and

successful full or part-time experience teaching acting at the college {C}level.
• Previous teaching and/or professional experience in performance {C}or the training of actors for the theatre.
• Evidence of sensitivity to {C}and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, {C}disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
• {C}Knowledge of a range of acting techniques and methods.
• A strong background {C}in theatrical material from classical to contemporary and the acting {C}techniques to perform this material.
• Ability to teach introductory through {C}advanced courses in acting for both majors and on-majors.

  • DESIRABLE

QUALIFICATIONS
Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating a {C}high level of professional expertise with the ability to:
• Previous {C}experience developing curriculum in acting and performance.
• Experience in {C}recruiting students for college theatre program or similar.
• Background {C}or experience in at least two of the following: directing, movement, voice, {C}stage combat, or musical theatre.
• Ability to establish and maintain {C}effective working relationships with a diverse community of colleagues and {C}students.
• Ability to work in a collaborative spirit among a team of {C}faculty with varied approaches and backgrounds.
• A background in {C}leadership and program development as it related to an acting program.
• {C}Experience as an actor in theatre, television, or film.

  • SUMMARY OF DUTIES

AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Instruct classes in Theatre Arts, which may include: {C}Fundamentals of Acting, Scene Study, Styles of Acting, Theatre Appreciation, {C}Theatre History, and related areas. Collaborate with other {C}department faculty in curriculum development and departmental planning. {C}Assist with recruitment of new students and help develop outreach {C}activities to promote the department. May direct in the Department of {C}Theatre
Arts season, but no guarantee of that opportunity is {C}given. Participate in season selection. Participate in general {C}faculty functions and staff development activities

  • .ADDITIONAL

INFORMATION
The Department of Theatre Arts is one of six departments within {C}the Division of Fine Arts and Media Technology. The department {C}is dedicated to providing a warm, nurturing environment in which a
student {C}can learn and grow as an artist while preparing to transfer to a four year {C}college/university or training for a professional career in the entertainment {C}industry. The Associate degree programs
offered are in Acting, Technical {C}Theatre, Entertainment and Theatre Technology; and Certificate programs {C}offered are in Entertainment/Theatre Technology, and Scene Painting. The {C}facilities include a 72
seat black box theatre, a 400 seat proscenium {C}theatre, a rehearsal studio, and fully staffed production shops. The {C}department produces six fully supported productions, as well as, several {C}'workshop'
productions per year, providing students ample opportunity {C}to audition and perform on stage as part of their education {C}experience. The Division also supports a summer theatre company, as well as {C}a
professional guest artist series. The ideal applicant will have a strong {C}desire to grow and lead in the acting program.

  • To Apply: Please visit

the District's Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job {C}description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line {C}application.
Applications must be received by May 4, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. to {C}be considered.

Saginaw Valley State University - Assistant Professor, GeneralistEdit

  • Source: HigherEdJobs.Com
  • The department seeks a theatre generalist to teach Departmental Services Courses such as Intro to Theatre, Theatre in Performance in addition to advanced courses in Scenic and Lighting Design, direct plays in rotation with other departmental faculty, and contribute in at least one other area to the department's production program.
  • Minimum: PhD in theatre required; ABD considered.
  • Preferred Qualifications: - Teaching experience at the University level preferred as well as evidence of competence in stage direction and at least one other area of production related activities.
  • Educational theatre experience at the high school, community theatre and/or professional theatre level is desirable.
  • 4-4 load to begin Fall 2012, additional information may be requested of select candidates
  • Posting open until filled.
  • Applications must be submitted via online system. Online Job Application: Click HERE
  • Discussion: Not sure I'd call this a "generalist" position, considering it contains a major advanced design teaching component.

Salem State University - VAP Spring 2012, Assistant Professor, VoiceEdit

  • Job Summary/Responsibilities: This person will be the Voice specialist of the Theatre and Speech Communication Department. He/she will teach Voice for Performance, Dialects and Public Speaking.
  • This person will also serve as the voice consultant for department productions.
  • Subject to available funding.
  • Required Qualifications: Master of Arts in Theatre. Two years of college level teaching experience. Must be able to teach Voice courses and Public Speaking courses. Knowledge of Roy Hart Technique and the work of Patsy Rodenburg. Experience in teaching dialects and utilizing the International Phonetic Alphabet.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance; Ph.D. Theatre Performance Voice. Experience in distance learning and instructional technologies.
  • Online App: https://jobs.salemstate.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51150&jtsrc=www.hi gheredjobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA

St. Lawrence University- VAP, Acting & DirectingEdit

  • The Department of Performance and Communication Arts at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position (renewable for up to three years) beginning in August 2012.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are creative pedagogues, with college-level teaching and directing experience. Courses to be taught include Acting (beginning and advanced levels), Directing, Voice and Movement, and advanced courses in theatre and performance.
  • The candidate will be expected to direct at least one main stage production per academic year.
  • Degree requirements: Ph.D. or MFA preferred, ABD considered.
  • Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a vita, three letters of recommendation, and sample syllabi for two relevant courses to Professor A. M. G. Halstead, Acting/Directing Search Chair, Department of Performance& Communication Arts, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617.
  • Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2012 and continue until the position has been filled.
  • For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit SLU's homepage at http://www.stlawu.edu.

DISCUSSION

  • Received letter with confirmation of materials and survey . 12/12
  • Invitation to Phone Interview (3/1/12 x 2)

St Lawrence Unversity- VAP, Performance/History/LitEdit

  • The Department of Performance and Communication Arts at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning in August 2012.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are creative pedagogues, with college-level teaching experience, who are interested in movement and kinesthetic learning, and whose approach to the study of theatre is informed by popular performance, ritual performance, performance art, and/or media.
  • Courses to be taught include Introduction to Dramatic Scripts (a script analysis course), Beginning Acting, advanced courses in performance, as well as courses in dramatic literature, history, and theory.
  • The candidate will also participate at some point in St. Lawrence University's First Year Program. Proven ability to direct a college-level production a plus.
  • Degree requirements: Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered.
  • Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a vita, three letters of recommendation, and sample syllabi for two relevant courses to Dr. Randall T. G. Hill, Performance, Literature, & Theatre History Search Chair, Department of Performance & Communication Arts, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617.
  • Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2012, and continue until the position has been filled.
  • For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit SLU's homepage at http://www.stlawu.edu.
  • Rejection letter 5/4

Seton Hill University - Assist/Assoc Professor, Director of ProgramEdit

  • Seton Hill University invites applications for the position Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre and Director of the Theatre and Dance Program
  • Requirements include a Ph.D. in Theatre as well as experience in the professional theatre. Preference will be given to candidates with prior college teaching experience as well as demonstrated ability as artistic director. A commitment to teaching within the context of a liberal arts education is required.
  • Responsibilities include management of the theatre and dance program, serving as artistic and managing director of theatre and dance productions, teaching coursework in theatre history and related areas.
  • Seton Hill University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution, located in southwestern Pennsylvania, 35 miles east of Pittsburgh.
  • Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of ongoing professional and academic work including student work, a statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts (copies acceptable for application) and three references.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Dr. Curt Scheib
    Division of Visual and Performing Arts
    Seton Hill University
    Seton Hill Drive - 332K
    Greensburg, PA 15601. scheib@setonhill.edu
    • Frustrating listing.... got everything the gig details for requirements/expectations except the Ph.D..... When will the uni's understand that production/admin heavy jobs like this are often a better fit for MFA's.
    • Word. Want some unsolicited advice? Apply anyway. Sometimes the Department asks for a PhD to appease the upper administration old-timers who aren't exactly sure what an MFA does, and doesn't view it as a terminal degree on par with the degree they received back in '53. If your experience is what they're looking for, and you do well in the interviews, they can make a case for you.
      • Thanks for the encouragement. I have considered this as an option. I have served on a few search committees and understand the stipulations/expectations upper admin can apply. Perhaps there is an outside chance they may allow some latitude.
    • In a society where, due to the proliferation of college graduates, Bachelor's degrees are now the equivalent to High School diplomas in 1990, having an MFA is not as terminal a degree as you might wish. This is especially true when DFAs are currently being offered at select graduate programs. Instead of criticizing PhDs, many of whom have the production experience you claim are a better fit for MFAs, you should have the fortitude to make yourself a more desirable candidate by continuing your studies, building your professional resume, and attempting to publish. The job market is harsh, in every strata of our society, and I do empathize with your frustration. However, there are numerous freshly minted PhDs who are running into the same barriers as Search Committees now have the option of selecting candidates that not only have a PhD, but have taught for 3+ years outside of their graduate program, have numerous productions on their resume, and have a lengthy CV of publications including books. Good luck all the same in your search, but I caution you to temper your prejudices to those PhDs that may one day be your colleagues.
      • Whew, lighten up Francis.... no one is criticizing your doctoral-supremacy. Lord knows, when I need some arcane and rarified angle on Pixérécourt, a PhD is where I am going to go first. But isn't that attention to minutiae the essential brilliance of a brilliant Doctah of Theatah... Nah, you can plead production experience all you want. However, the basics of PhD training are not production focused.... Production is the realm of MFA's. We may not have the scholarly laurels; but we are the ones who spent our grad-school years getting our hands dirty making theater.
      • Your response betrays your prejudice regarding doctoral programs. I merely offered you another perspective when looking at your competition in the academic job market. With fewer job searches each year, however, you are up against a more competitive applicant pool. But, I merely argue the minutia of reality while you gained all your production and life experiences "getting your hands dirty" during your years of graduate work. Of course you are correct, and there is absolutely no way a search committee member, Chair of a Theatre Department, or Dean of a Liberal Arts College (many of whom have earned their Doctorate) would put a PhD with professional production experience over an MFA that has never left the warm supportive embrace of academic theatre. You are also correct in assuming that there are absolutely no doctoral candidates who engage in production work while applying their "arcane and rarified angles" in their research focused PhD training. Thank you for the verbal banter, but I must get back to grading exams, editing my article for a conference presentation, preparing a production meeting for the show I'm directing next semester, and finalizing travel plans for the campus visits that I received.
    • sigh*... Okay, Dr. Precious... enough said for here. Although I do think there remains an interesting discussion to be had about the nature of MFA vs. PhD training.... fogging up Seton Hill's portion of this page isn't the best or most relevant place. Perhaps we take it outside... so to speak..
      • It's seems the poster above is misinformed, there are some PhD programs in this country that include a fair amount of "getting your hands dirty production work" - mine did. I certainly didn't spend my time in grad school stuck in a library, I spent it directing, creating work and working in a professional company. So please don't make assumptions. Also don't assume because I have a PhD. that I haven't been out there directing in LORT Theatres because I have, with my little old PhD. Oh wait somebody judged me on my individual merit not the letters that come after my name- something I also try to do. I think the original poster should appply anyway- what the heck, you never know. We'd all be better off if there was a little more flexibility in the hiring process and a little less trying to put people in easily recognizable boxes. Be negative if you feel the need but putting so much negative energy out there doesn't serve anybody including yourself.
    • FYI: NAST accredidation dictates that theatre programs must have a PhD on faculty to teach hist/lit/crit classes. Hence, some schools ask specifically for applicants to have a PhD degree. As someone who has sat on two search committees recently, I cannot support the "apply anyway" philosophy. If you are not qualified for the job, as per the published requirements, please don't waste our time or yours. There are too many qualified candidates for us to consider folks who think they are an exception.
      • Oh golly... this really did bring out the exposed nerves.... I suppose I’ll dive back in. Apologies to Seton Hill.
      • OK.... firstly, I get it in regard to NAST. Have been through a preliminary accreditation I understand the disposition in regard to hist/lit/crit. I also grok the preoccupation that many in decision-positions have with PhDs... which, I would argue, rests in largely not understanding what an MFA is or entails. If those folks would understand that the relationship is roughly equitable to the MBA/PhD in Economics dichotomy then I believe this might clarify some of the murk.
      • Now, as to “production-work” PhD programs... I am sure the dear, sweet, eager doctor has dirty enough fingernails to nurture mushrooms. However, the intent or PhD as opposed to MFA is the essence of what I find frustrating... notwithstanding individual accounts of pithy self-promotion. The PhD is a research/theory degree (regardless of how many CAD or directing classes your program required). Your predicate, dear doctor-in-training, is publication... not production. And yes, you will nab production heavy gigs that yield production-heavy experience... such is the PhD myopia of the market. My argument is that your PhD training is not, in fact, the best fit for a production or administration focused gig.... better to work on cultivating your Morlock-tan in some labyrinthine archive.
        • I have no stake in this particular position but if you want to argue for the validity of the MFA for such production-orientated positions as this one it is not exactly helpful that you do everything you can to stereotype and mock those with PhDs. You are correct that the PhD is a degree mostly geared toward research and theory, or publication and not publication. However, all of your posts assume that the letters PhD or MFA sufficiently made up the whole of each applicants qualifications. Many PhDs in theatre came from a theatre practitioner background and have significant professional experience and in some cases even an MFA in addition to their Ph.D and the ad does not suggest to me that they are seeking exclusively a production-focused person but rather a generalist with extensive production expertise as well as the ability to teach theatre history and criticism. This school seems to be aiming high just for such a candidate and in this market they may very well find several. I actually think you have a valid argument to make, but do not come off well by insulting and stereotyping those of us who have a PhD.
          • Well... I'm not really doing "everything I can".... but I did think 'Morlock-tan' was particularly clever (ah well... humor is largely context). And the point being lost here (really my point from the start) isn't about individual circumstance. Yes, certainly, by all means any single PhD can be a Swiss-Army knife of theatrical utility. But, this does not address the tendency of the market (including, I believe, Seton Hill in this case) to undervalue MFA-holders.
  • Perhaps I wasn't clear enough when I cited NAST earlier. Seton Hill hardly undervalues MFA-holders. The ENTIRE theatre faculty are MFAs (or MAs) with the single exception of the Director of the Program who holds a PhD -- the very position advertised here. ( See Seton Hill Theatre & Dance Faculty ) To replace her the committee must hire a PhD as per NAST accreditation. Not sure why this is so hard for people to understand.
    • Well now.... and a bit of detective-work makes the difference. In this case it does seem to be justified... I yield, abashed, to your research and deduction. Still, absent NAST expectations, I think an MFA would be a fine if not even better fit.
  • One aspect that seems to be missing in this discussion is the specific need Seton Hill has its position announcement for a candidate who will be the Director of their Theatre and Dance program, not just a standard member of the faculty. Think beyond the simple immediate hire, and things become more complicated. Not only does this indicate that a Dean or two somewhere will demand that faculty member have a PhD in accordance with university accreditation policy, but I expect it also requires a person who will oversee recruiting and hiring within the program. This responsibility requires a bit more sensitivity and open-mindedness than our friend the MFA seems willing to give. How can one recruit effective PhDs to the faculty when one possesses such an open disdain for and prejudice against them? How can one moderate these type of debates within the school (between students and/or faculty and administration types) when one is incapable of seeing both sides, or at the very least unwilling to?
    • Oh for heaven's sake... I have shown no open disdain for PhD's... some snarky, interfraternal needling is more the case. Methinks there is not a little hypersensitivity seething from those doctoral fingers. I do think... getting back to the original point... that the production emphasis of an MFA's training (that's a generalized MFA folks.... not trying to piddle on anyone's individual Post-Toasties); the production-emphasis that values practical pragmatism in an ensemble enironment better prepares future administrators. The necessary funnel-focus of PhD work is, actually, anti-ensemble. As one works toward the Diss, one's topic should narrow mircrocosmically. It is, after all, within the esoteric and rare that you find 'some new contribution to the field'. But, all that microcosmic and progressivly narrowed focus doesn't encourage the intersocial and political skills so needed in administration and ensemble production.... which MFA's experierience as the raison d'être of their education.
  • It's so frustrating that we're all (whether we've got PhDs, MFAs, or a combination of the two) so poorly versed in the particularities of the others' work. PhD programs and MFA programs today come in a range of packages, including PhD programs that emphasize, even strongly value, production work, ie. performance studies programs, and there are MFA programs that are now putting a strong emphasis on theorizing practice, ie. those that are interested in all the "practice-based research" that has such strong holds in the UK, New Zealand, and Australia. It's hard to make generalizations about either of these degrees anymore, which is a good thing. To be cliched about it, no one shoe fits all feet and a department full of similarly shoed folks is one that lacks diversity of all kinds.

Shenandoah University- Assist/Assoc Professor, ActingEdit

    • Source:
    • Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University seeks an exceptional actor and teacher to develop the regional and national profile of the Theatre Division's undergraduate acting program and contribute creatively to a dynamic Conservatory community.
    • The successful applicant will possess the following: a minimum of 5 years experience teaching Acting at the university level; a demonstrated ability providing mentorship to undergraduate students; exceptional professional credentials as an actor and director; a terminal degree (MFA); demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a theatre division; the vision and leadership to develop an acting program of regional and national reputation.
    • As Coordinator of the Acting Program, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following: overseeing the Acting curriculum; teaching courses in Acting and areas of expertise; directing one or two theatre division productions yearly; serving on Conservatory and University committees; participating in division and conservatory meetings, recruitment activities, auditions, and juries; being invested in the overall vitality and national profile of the Theatre Division and Conservatory; and continuing creative scholarship development at a regional/national level.
    • Items to send: Cover Letter, statement illustrating acting pedagogy, curriculum vita including a list of references, and three letters of recommendation should be sent as per below. Priority will be given to complete applications received by November 20, 2011.
    • Email (preferred): Search Committee: Asst/Assoc Prof of Theatre - Acting
      c/o Mrs. Cheryl Woleslagle, Administrative Assistant to the Dean
      cwolesla@su.edu
    • Hard Copy: Search Committee: Asst/Assoc Prof of Theatre - Acting
      c/o Mrs. Cheryl Woleslagle, Administrative Assistant to the Dean
      Shenandoah Conservatory
      Shenandoah University
      1460 University Drive
      Winchester, VA 22601
    • Just FYI, the electronic application sent to this email bounced back as undeliverable. I sent a hard copy instead. May have just been my problem, but thought I would share.
    • Search has been REOPENED and has a slightly different job description: now "Director of Acting Program & Asst./Assoc Professor of Acting." Deadline now March 17.
    • Email Invitation for Phone Interview (3/22/12)

Shorter University- Assistant Professor, Technical DirectorEdit

  • Duties: Teach technical theatre track courses; teach scene, lighting, and sound design; design sets and lighting for productions; oversee scene shop; teach theatre lab; advise students.
  • Qualifications: MFA preferred; professional experience desiredIn addition to the required online application, applicants need to send a cover letter, vita, unofficial transcripts, three current letters of reference, and a list of alternate references with contact information to the address below. Send all materials in one packet, making sure to label it with your name and the position for which you are applying.
    Human Resources
    Shorter University
    315 Shorter Avenue
    Rome, Georgia 30165
  • Apply today at the following link:
    https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=1423151
  • Shorter University is a Christ centered University affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention and requires employees to be committed Christians.
    Transforming Lives Through Christ
  • ...and don't forget to sign the "Personal Lifestyle Statement"!

South Dakota State University- Assistant Professor, GeneralistEdit

    • We seek an outstanding director/teacher with established scholarly or professional activity that will complement our dedicated and collaborative faculty.
    • RESPONSIBILITIES: This position requires a generalist in the area of Theatre. Primary duties may include instruction in Introduction to Theatre, Acting, Directing, Dramatic Literature, Makeup, and History of the American Musical and/or other courses in the candidates' area of expertise.
    • Duties also include developing a successful record of creative activity through the directing of 1-2 plays per year, publishing in refereed journals, participating in professional organizations, advising theatre majors and involvement in course, curriculum and program development and activity in departmental, college, university and community service activities.
    • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requirements include an earned MFA or Ph.D. in Directing, documented evidence of successful directing of both musical and non-musicals, including classical repertoire, documented and demonstrated excellence in teaching in the classroom and the studio, and documented evidence of excellence in interpersonal communication skills, as well as documented evidence of successful collaborative and teamwork skills. Experience in stage combat and box office and promotion also required.
    • Desired qualifications include experience in scenic design, lighting and or sound production.
    • Position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin November 14, 2011.
    • APPLICATION PROCESS: SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on "apply for this posting." The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reference page listing at least three current professional references.
    • Anything new here?
    • Rejection letter. Position filled. (3/7) (x2)

South Texas College- Drama InstructorEdit

  • (Pending Board Approval of FY13 Budget)
  • Please note that only complete application packets containing all 5 parts will be forwarded to the Search Committee
  • Open until filled
  • ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Mastery of Subject Matter: Demonstrates a thorough and accurate knowledge of the field or discipline, Possesses appropriate educational/professional credentials to teach in field or discipline, Attempts to connect subject matter with related fields, Maintains currency in subject matter through professional development.
  • Teaching Performance: Plans and organizes instruction in ways which maximize student learning, Effectively employs teaching and learning strategies, Modifies instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse students needs, Effectively employs available instructional technology when appropriate, Encourages the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate assignments, Effectively communicates subject matter content to student, Contributes to the selection and development of instructional materials,
  • Evaluation of Student Learning: Establishes and adheres to cogent learning outcomes, Develops and uses evaluation methods, which fairly measures student progress toward outcomes, Evaluates and expeditiously returns student work to promote maximum learning, Maintains accurate records of student progress, Submits final grade rosters and supporting documents according to established deadlines,
  • Support of College Policies and Procedures: Maintains familiarity with and adheres to College Policies and Procedures, Fulfills requirements of instructors set forth in the letter of appointment, Maintains regular office hours to ensure accessibility to students and colleagues, Prepares, distributes, and submits syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program, division and College procedures, Assures confidentiality
  • Participation in College, Division, and Program Activities: Serves on College, divisional, and program committees, teams, and task forces as assigned, Attends meetings and events as required by College administration, Participates in professional activities which contribute to the educational goals of the College and its constituents, Responds in a timely fashion to information requests from College and division administrators and program chairs, Fosters and maintains effective working relationships with students, colleagues, and supervisors, Assists the chair in developing, reviewing, and revising curriculum
  • Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs: Maintains familiarity with College goals, mission, and long-range plans, Contributes to planning and development processes through appropriate channels, Performs professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, mission, and plans of College, division, and program, Supports recruitment and retention of students, including advising, Performs other duties as assigned
  • QUALIFICATIONs: 1. Must possess appropriate academic preparation, 2. Must be able to provide official transcripts and/if transcripts are earned from a foreign teaching institution, then must be able to provide an evaluation indicating that this education is equivalent to or beyond the qualifications required. This evaluation must be from an approved evaluation service, 3. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; excellent interpersonal skills, 4. Excellent organizational skills, 5. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in a diverse, multi-cultural student population, 6. Commitment to the community college philosophy of education
  • EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: * Masters degree from an accredited institution.* Credentials must meet requirements of 18 graduate hours in discipline.
  • HOW TO APPLY: Submit 1) letter of intention, 2) STC application, 3) resume (no personal information please), 4) copies of transcripts (official transcripts required BEFORE assignment begins) and 5) five professional references with addresses and phone numbers to:

SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
2501 W. Pecan Blvd
McAllen, TX 78501

Southeast Missouri State University - Assoc/Full Department ChairEdit

    • The Department of Theatre and Dance is looking for a candidate to join our energetic thirteen member progressive undergraduate professional training program of 160 BFA/BA majors, which is part of the Holland School of Visual & Performing Arts. C
    • hairperson will teach 3-6 credit hours each semester, with up to three credit hours release for production assignments. Must have a strong understanding of national trends in theatre and dance in accordance with NAST and NASD, as well as having a solid understanding of the current goals of the Department and College. Chairperson will continue to intensify the Department's local and national visibility and strengthen liaisons with New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago-based professionals and companies. Also, the candidate must have a strong passion to help develop a professional summer theatre and dance festival.
    • Required Qualifications * MFA or Ph.D. in Theatre or Dance. Individuals with expertise in costume design will be given preference.
    • Excellent record of administrative and leadership positions on the university regional/national level, minimum of ten years combined teaching experience and professional work within the theatre or dance fields, demonstrated commitment to all NAST and NASD accreditation standards, proven record of outstanding production experience, significant publications in the field, demonstrated commitment to the teacher/artist model, impeccable communication skills, experience overseeing development of theatre and dance curriculum, demonstrated knowledge of class and production scheduling, demonstrated knowledge of administering both production and academic budgets, proven record of successful fund-raising experience, demonstrated knowledge of production marketing, excellent record of recruitment and program building, demonstrated knowledge of BFA admittance and juries, demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of faculty morale and enthusiasm, demonstrated commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and awareness of issues affecting women and minorities
    • Southeast Missouri State University is interested in recruiting academic leaders who take an entrepreneurial approach to the development of new academic programs and initiatives. Ideal candidates will be able to document the development and maintenance of academic quality verified by measured student learning. Preference is given to candidates able to demonstrate the ability to champion online program development, course redesign, and other progressive methods of developing and transmitting knowledge digitally.
    • The position is available July 2012, and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 2011.
    • Required Information: To apply submit the following items via e-mail to facultyjobs@semo.edu or mail to Melissia Coffee, Employment Specialist, Human Resources, Southeast Missouri State University, One University Plaza, MS3150, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.
    • Letter of interest addressing all position requirements and how you learned of this position, current curriculum vitae, statement outlining educational philosophy, unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted), three letters of reference pertaining to this position
  • I received a letter saying the Department could not reach agreement on candidates and the search was terminated and would be reposted in the future. So this job is out of play, I think.

Southeast Missouri State Unversity- Assistant Professor, Costume DesignerEdit

  • This position will serve as the primary Costume Designer for the Department of Theatre & Dance. The candidate will teach, design, and construct costumes for the equivalence of a 12-hour load per semester.
  • Duties will include designing costumes for a minimum of one production per semester, implementing costumes for a minimum of one production per semester, and mentoring student designers for main stage and second stage productions. Teaching duties will include; Costume Design, Periods and Styles, and Makeup, with the possibility of teaching Costume Construction, other design/technology courses, Theatre Appreciation, and UI100 courses as needed. The successful candidate will work closely with four other design/technology faculty members to recruit, advise, mentor, and retain design students, serve on BFA committees, and participate in the BFA jury system. The candidate will also serve on department, college, and university committees as assigned, all the while continuing to work on professional development with outside endeavors.
  • Required Qualifications: Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Design or a related field or Ph.D. in Theatre or related field with professional experience (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university), evidence of professional design expertise and appropriate professional experience in the area of costume design, with significant experience in one other area of design, experience teaching at college/university level as a graduate assistant, instructor or above, demonstrated dedication to the teacher/artist model, demonstrated strong communication skills, excellent organizational and time management skills, demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community, demonstrated commitment to working with multi-cultural populations and awareness of issues affecting women and minorities
  • Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic academicians able to develop and maintain academic quality verified by measured student learning. Southeast seeks candidates who will embrace and promote innovative methods of course delivery, appropriate applications of technology, and progressive pedagogical methods.
  • Departmental Information: Information regarding the Department of Theatre and Dance can be found at http://www.semo.edu/theatreanddance/.
  • Application Deadline: The position is available August 2012 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 10, 2012.
  • Required Information: To apply submit the following items via e-mail to facultyjobs@semo.edu or mail to Melissia Coffee, Employment Specialist, Human Resources, Southeast Missouri State University, One University Plaza, MS3150, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701:
  • Letter of interest addressing all position qualifications and how you learned of this position, current curriculum vitae, one page separate statement on teaching philosophies, CD containing design portfolio or URL for personal website, unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted), names, telephone numbers, addresses and e-mail addresses of three professional references

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale- Assist/Assoc Professor, Crit/Theory/PlaywritingEdit

  • Qualifications: Ph. D. in Theater and/or Drama and a strong record of scholarly work and/or creative activity commensurate with rank.
  • Assistant Professor (tenure track) requirements include: ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in playwriting, play analysis and dramatic literature and criticism; scholarly/creative accomplishments indicated by single author or first author peer-reviewed national journal articles or conference papers, and/or single or co-author of plays produced by college/university and smaller regional theater companies.
  • Associate Professor (tenure track) requirements include: six years of teaching experience that includes graduate and undergraduate courses in playwriting, play analysis and dramatic literature and criticism; evidence of scholarly /creative accomplishments indicated by a substantial record of single author or first author peer-reviewed national journal articles or books, and conference papers and/or single or co-author of plays produced by significant professional regional theaters and production companies.
  • Duties: Successful candidates would be expected to teach three courses per semester in the undergraduate and graduate areas, and through indirect teaching mentor and supervise graduate and undergraduate playwrights, serve on thesis and dissertation committees, maintain an active agenda of research and/or creative activity, and serve on departmental committees.
  • Application Deadline: February 3, 2012, or until filled
  • Application Procedure: Send resume, academic vitae and a list of three references to:
    J. Thomas Kidd, Chair
    Department of Theater
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    1100 Lincoln Drive
    Mail Code 6608
    Carbondale, IL 62901
    http://affact.siuc.edu/jobs.html
  • Confirmation of materials received and affirmative action postcard, by snail mail (13/2)
  • Phone interview March 6
  • Rejection letter 6/1 x2

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - Assist Professor, Theatre HistoryEdit

    • Source: Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure-track position in theater history at the rank of Assistant Professor. 9 month contract begins August 16, 2012. Ph.D. in Theater History, or closely related field, required.
    • Two years of college level teaching preferred.
    • The candidate will teach three classes per semester in theater history, introduction to theater, and other classes as assigned within the specialization including new freshman seminar and senior capstone projects. Candidate will assist in mentoring and recruiting for the department. Candidate is expected to pursue a research/scholarship agenda and provide service to the department, college and university. Other duties as assigned. Summer teaching possible.
    • Send cover letter, c.v., three letters of recommendation, and official graduate transcript to: Chair, Theater History Search Committee, SIUE Department of Theater and Dance, Box 1777C, Edwardsville, IL, 62026-1777.
    • Applicants may be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.
    • SIUE is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.
    • SIUE is a state university. Benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.
    • Wesbite: http://www.siue.edu/artsandsciences/theater/
    • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011, and continue until position is filled.
    • Confirmation of materials received and affirmative action monitoring form via snail mail (12/9) x 4
    • Was notified via email that I am on short list. Further materials requested (statement of teaching philosophy, syllabus). Will only invite two for campus visit by spring break, maybe earlier. Received over 90 applications. (x2)
    • Have had an amazingly positive, supportive email exchange with this search chair. She sounds like she would be a gem to work with.
      • I assume you are on the short list, otherwise you would not be having this type of discussion with the search chair?
      • Nope, I'm not. I didn't receive a confirmation of materials, and she responded to my inquiry with lots of warmth and helpful information. Incredibly kind.
    • Request for Skype interview (1/25) x2
    • Campus visits underway.
    • Rejection letter. Position filled. Almost 100 applicants. (3/5)

Southern Methodist University- Assistant Professor, Arts EntrepreneurshipEdit

    • Source: ArtSearch
    • The Meadows School of the Arts at SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY seeks an arts entrepreneurship professor, either tenure-track or executive-in-residence, to join a dynamic faculty in Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship in Fall 2012.
    • Extraordinary candidates at all levels will be considered. Salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits package.
    • The successful candidate will have professional and/or teaching experience in new product/service idea development and screening, arts or entertainment entrepreneurship, social enterprise creation, with the possibility of also offering coursework in arts marketing, fundraising, or nonprofit financial management.
    • Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references by November 1, 2011 to Search Committee, Division of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship, SMU, PO Box 750356, Dallas, TX 75275-0356, and reference position number: 52700.
    • Applications can be submitted electronically to arad@smu.edu until the position is filled.

Southern Oregon University- Assistant Professor, Movement/ActingEdit

    • Hiring Pay Rate: $46,643
    • Southern Oregon University's Department of Performing Arts seeks an Assistant Professor to teach movement classes in our core acting program, along with such additional classes as acting, stage combat, masks, and clowning.
    • Experience teaching voice is welcome, but not required. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure track position in the department's Division of Theatre Arts.
    • Minimum Qualifications: M.F.A. in Theatre Performance and/or significant professional theatre experience.
    • Experience with/ability to interact with a diverse population.
    • Preferred Qualifications: Professional performance and academic teaching experience. Experience teaching voice. Professional specialization in movement theatre and performance.
    • Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter, CV
    • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please be certain to include contact information for three professional references in that section of the online application.
    • Finalist candidates shall provide copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the search committee at the time they are notified that they are a finalist. Candidates hired for a position shall have sealed official transcripts for all post-secondary degrees mailed from the granting institutions directly to the Provost. Transcripts must be received by September 1.
    • For priority consideration, application must be received by 11-30-2011
      To apply, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/213687
    • Being close to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is a plus
    • Email rejection letter received (12/8)

Southern Oregon University- Assoc/Full Professor, Director/Program ChairEdit

    • Southern Oregon University (SOU) seeks a Director of Performing Arts to oversee the divisions of Music and Theatre Arts. With nearly 500 majors in music and theatre, 21 full-time faculty, a Center for Shakespeare Studies, a summer graduate program for theatre teachers, and over 100 performances per year, SOU is a designated center of excellence in the fine and performing arts for the Oregon University System.
    • The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and will lead the vision for SOU as a national and international leader in performing arts education. S/he will coordinate an annual budget of $3 million, be active in fund-raising and the mentoring of faculty and staff. Additionally, the PA Director will supervise the Program Coordinators of the Music and Theatre Arts divisions, and oversee the coordination of curriculum and scheduling, recruitment and retention and daily management of personnel.
    • Minimum Qualifications: Doctorate or 60-hour MFA or MBA.A distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, and/or professional activities in the performing arts meriting the rank of associate or full professor; Demonstrated leadership and communication skills;At least three years of comprehensive administrative experience at the level of department chair or equivalent, including responsibility for personnel, curriculum, and budget allocation and management;Demonstrated grant writing and fund raising skills;
    • Preferred Qualifications: Training and/or significant practical experience in performing arts administration; Demonstrated commitment to departmental development and growth with a broad awareness of innovation in music and theatre; Experience with the administration of graduate programs.
    • Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter, CV, the names and contacts for five professional references in that section of the online application.
    • Finalist candidates shall provide copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the search committee at the time they are notified that they are a finalist. Candidates hired for a position shall have sealed official transcripts for all post-secondary degrees mailed from the granting institutions directly to the Provost. Transcripts must be received by September 1.
    • for priority consideration 01-02-2012
    • To apply, visit https://jobs.sou.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50935

Southern Utah University- Artist in ResidenceEdit

Southern Utah University, home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival, is a comprehensive, regional master degree-granting university and the state of Utah's designated public liberal arts and sciences university. Located in Cedar City, Utah, it is an accredited, state-supported institution with an enrollment of nearly 8,000 students and approximately 775 full-time faculty and staff. Surrounded by national parks, monuments, forests and wilderness areas that draw millions of visitors annually from around the world, it is only 40 minutes from great snow skiing and year-round golfing. It is located 2 ½ hours from Las Vegas and 3 ½ hours from Salt Lake City.

Southern Utah University seeks a highly motivated individual as Artist-in-Residence for the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance. This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track position which begins August 16, 2012. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; excellent benefits.

As Artist-in-Residence, responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:

*Teach courses in directing, musical theatre; possible music theory, individual voice instruction and other theatre related areas.
  • Direct at least one department production per year.
  • Mentor performance students.
  • Participate in the collaborative process with both colleagues and students.
  • University/College/Department service.
  • Student mentoring and advising.
  • Recruitment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will have:

*Professional experience in directing for the regional and university stage with particular focus in musical theatre.
  • MFA in theatre is desirable, but negotiable in lieu of professional experience.
  • College and/or conservatory equivalent teaching experience.

Desirable Qualifications

*Ability to teach theory and aural skills to musical theatre students.
  • Strong professional/university directing resume.

In accordance with Utah State Code 53A-3-410, appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.
Applicants need to apply online at http://jobs.suu.edu or use the direct link at http://jobs.suu.edu/applicants/Central ?quickFind=51610 and click on "Apply for this posting".

Individuals are asked to attach, electronically, the following required documents: a cover letter, resume/CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Although listed as "optional", copies of unofficial transcripts (if applicable) have been requested by the search committee. A statement of creative philosophy has also been requested.

First consideration of applications will begin March 28, 2012. The position will remain open until filled. If you have questions or problems with the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at jobs@suu.edu or 435-586-7754.

Southern Utah University - Director, Center for Shakespeare Studies/Assistant or Associate ProfessorEdit

    • Southern Utah University, home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival, is a comprehensive and regional master granting institution of the Utah State Higher Education system located in Cedar City. It is an accredited, state-supported institution with an enrollment exceeding 8,000. Surrounded by many national parks, monuments, forests and wilderness areas that draw millions of visitors annually from around the world, it is only 40 minutes from great snow skiing and year-round golfing. It is located 2 ½ hours from Las Vegas and 3 ½ hours from Salt Lake City.
    • Southern Utah University seeks a highly motivated individual for the position of Director of the newly created Center for Shakespeare Studies (CSS). The Director holds an 11-month faculty appointment in the College of Performing and Visual Arts at the rank of either assistant or associate professor of Shakespeare Studies. The CSS Director supports scholarship, research, and dramaturgy in Shakespeare Studies and Renaissance Studies presented and sponsored by the Center. The CSS is a source for significant research, publications, and media and educational programming that is designed to be accessible to all learners. The Director teaches in support of an interdisciplinary minor in Shakespeare Studies. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Performing and Visual Arts. This is a full-time, 11-months/year position to start August 16, 2012.
    • Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; contingent on funding; excellent benefits.
    • General Duties & Responsibilities: 1. Provide dynamic leadership and creative strategic direction for the Center's programming and sponsored activities designed to fulfill its mission and vision in support of the educational goals of Southern Utah University and the Utah Shakespeare Festival (USF). 2. Direct the day-to-day activities of the Center for Shakespeare Studies including high-impact programming, workshops, symposia, and publications. Develop interactive educational content for the CSS website and related social media sites. Supervise an administrative assistant and oversee the Center budget and schedule. 3. Facilitate and actively promote interdisciplinary and integrative programs designed to support the work of the departments of Theatre Arts, English, Sociology & History, and other academic programs on campus. Work closely with the Education Department of the Utah Shakespeare Festival and develop educational partnerships with K-12 schools in the region. 4. Teach classes each semester in support of the minor in Shakespeare Studies (e.g. Shakespeare Unbound, Dramaturgy, etc.). Supervise and advise students engaged in special projects and internships related to the programming and activities of the CSS and the academic departments. 5. Engage in research, scholarship, and professional development in support of the CSS as appropriate for Director's academic and professional credentials. Attend related national and international, conferences to present and promote the activities of CSS. Serve on relevant academic department and campus committees as needed. Work in cooperation with the Gerald Sherratt Library faculty and staff to ensure relevant books, journals, and other appropriate research materials are available to students and faculty in working in the field of Renaissance Studies. 6. Work in cooperation with the Education Department of the Utah Shakespeare Festival on programming relevant to the Center and USF, assist with the coordination and promotion of the Wooden O annual scholarly symposium, and promote and develop ongoing partnerships and programming with the USF and other arts organizations as appropriate. 7. Work with the Office of Sponsored Research and Institutional Advancement to secure additional financial resources for the CSS through special projects and programs, fundraising, and grants
    • Qualifications: 1. Excellent communication and presentation skills required. The ability to formulate, articulate, and advocate a clear vision of the role of Shakespeare Studies and integrative and interdisciplinary learning in an educational setting is expected. 2. Experience coordinating activities at an executive or department chair level in an academic setting and/or professional setting such as an arts organization or a theatre company is highly desired. Experience managing budgets in organizational settings desired. 3. Applicants are expected to provide evidence of expertise, experience, and national recognition of their scholarly and/or creative work in the field of Shakespeare, Shakespeare Studies, and/or Renaissance Studies. MA/MS, or MFA in theatre, English, Dramaturgy, Renaissance Studies or closely related fields required, PhD preferred. Equivalent professional experience in related fields will be considered. 4. A record of three to five years of successful teaching in a university setting or an education department of a producing theatre company or arts organization is expected. 5. Experience securing external funding in support of programmatic activity is desired. 6. Perform other reasonably related duties as required.In accordance with Utah State Code 53A-3-410, appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful passing of a background check.
    • Applicants must apply online at http://jobs.suu.edu or use the direct link at https://jobs.suu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51567. Individuals are asked to attach, electronically, the following required documents: a cover letter, resume/CV, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Finalists will be asked to provide copies of unofficial transcripts, as well as additional supporting materials including items such as a teaching philosophy (no more than 3 pages), sample syllabi from relevant courses taught, and/or a portfolio demonstrating examples of planning, programming, successful grant applications, or other materials that reflect professional accomplishments in the field
    • First consideration of applications will begin January 5, 2012; the position will remain open until filled. If you have questions or problems with the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at jobs@suu.edu or 435-586-7754.
    • HigherEdJobs.com - Also posted at Renaissance 2012

Southern Virginia University- Assistant Professor, DesignEdit

Southern Virginia University seeks applications for an assistant professor of theatre. Responsibilities include teaching courses in stagecraft and scenic and lighting design, designing scenery and lighting, providing technical direction for department productions, advising theatre students, and mentoring student designers. Teaching may also include courses in theatre history and literature. Our small, vibrant program produces four main stage shows per year and provides support to other performing groups on campus.
An MFA in theatre design is required by the time of appointment. Strong organizational abilities, excellent communication skills, and a collaborative outlook are required. University teaching experience and expertise in CAD preferred.
This is a full-time, continuing status track position, to begin in August 2012. Applications must include a letter of application, current CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a portfolio (web address or CD in PowerPointformat).
Southern Virginia University is a liberal arts college in the Latter-day Saint tradition. Membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not required for employment at Southern Virginia, but applicants are advised to comment on their familiarity with LDS values in the letter of application. These values shape the behavioral standards expected of all members of the Southern Virginia community.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send materials to The Office of the Provost, One University Hill Drive, Buena Vista, VA 24416, or to craig.lawhorne@svu.edu.

Southwestern College - Assistant Professor, Technical DirectorEdit

    • Source: HigherEdJobs.Com
    • Description: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THEATRE ARTS/TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, SCHOOL OF ARTS AND COMMUNICATION, 10-MONTH, TENURE TRACK POSITION
      • VACANCY IS CONTINGENT UPON AVAILABLE FUNDING
      • This position include a combination of day, evening, weekend, or extension site assignments.
    • RESPONSIBILITIES: The Technical Director of Theatre Arts reports to the Dean of Arts & Communication and is a member of the Theatre Department with primary responsibility for teaching courses in lighting and stage craft at the lower division level, and for designing sets and lighting for theatrical productions. Demonstrated proficiencies in set design and construction, lighting design, cabling and circuitry, light board programming and equipment maintenance are necessary. This assignment will include intermittent evening and weekend work responsibilities, with instructional contact hours of 5-6 hours a week with the remainder of the load assigned to Theatre production operations, and active recruitment of students by developing and maintaining a productive work relationship with area high schools.
    • General Faculty Attributes and Responsibilities:
      • Southwestern College is committed to meeting the educational goals of its students in an environment that promotes intellectual growth and develops human potential.
      • SWC faculty are collegial and collaborative. They demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism, integrity and respect when interacting with students, peers, classified employees and administration. They observe proper and appropriate channels of communication, enforce the policies and regulations of the college and strive to support and improve college programs.
      • In addition to instruction, general responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
        • teaching all classes as assigned or scheduled and maintaining contractually-defined office hours that are supportive of students
        • appropriate class preparation in support of all course objectives
        • impartial assessment and evaluation of students
        • adequate tracking and record keeping of student performance and outcomes
        • consistent involvement in professional development and/or extracurricular activities
        • participation in meetings pertinent to faculty professional responsibilities, including standing and ad hoc committees
        • involvement in the shared governance process
        • participation in strategic planning and program review
        • knowledge and practice of pedagogy that supports a variety of learning styles and includes a wide range of instructional delivery systems
      • Faculty are expected to take a proactive role in the updating and revision of their discipline-specific courses , as well as student recruitment, advising and retention. This includes the appropriate merging of technology and student outcomes into the curriculum, as well as effective applications and utilization of instructional technology.
    • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's in Drama/Theatre Arts/Performance OR Bachelor's in Drama/Theatre/Performance AND Master's in Comparative Literature, English, Speech, Literature, or Humanities OR the equivalent OR a valid California Community College Instructor Credential in Theatre Arts
    • DIVERSITY: Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. Experience working in a community with a similar diversity pattern as is found in the service are for Southwestern College is desirable.
    • DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Recent teaching experience, especially at the post-secondary level; a record of professional accomplishments in theatre design technical theatre operations; experience designing. Knowledge of audio systems and live audio mixing is a plus.
    • A short teaching demonstration may be required of those invited for an interview.
    • SALARY & BENEFITS: Upon initial employment, full-time faculty members are placed on the salary schedule based upon years of experience and education. The maximum initial placement for experience is Step 6. Faculty members are encouraged to continue their professional development through additional study qualifying them for advancement on the salary schedule. For current salary schedules and information on salary placement visit our website at www.swccd.edu. Excellent fringe benefits.
    • STARTING DATE: January 6, 2012 (Spring Semester, 2012)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be received in the Human Resources Office. Position open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2011 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.
    • FAXED AND E-MAILED MATERIAL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, HOWEVER, APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE ON-LINE AT OUR COLLEGE WEBSITE, https://jobs.swccd.edu.
    • APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Submit the following application materials online at https://jobs.swccd.edu :
      • ​Letter of application (cover letter); maximum 1 page typed.
      • Address why you feel your personal qualifications and goals have prepared you to teach in the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic environment represented in the School of Arts and Communication at Southwestern College.
      • SWC Online Employment Application
      • Resume
      • Two current letters of recommendation dated within the past year
      • Unofficial copies of college transcripts with date degree conferred
      • Web site or exemplary pictorial portfolio of set and lighting designs
      • We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay or cancel filling this position.
    • INTERVIEW TRAVEL COSTS MUST BE BORNE BY THE APPLICANT

SUNY, Brockport- CostumerEdit

  • Description of Duties: The Costume Supervisor is responsible for designing, constructing, and/or pulling from the extensive costume collection and maintaining costumes for all events in the Department of Dance. The Costume Supervisor should be interested and able to supervise, mentor, and teach graduate and undergraduate students basics elements of costume design and construction.
  • This position requires an ability to maintain the costume shop budget, coordinate with guest artists, work with the costume committee of Student Dance Organization, and collaborate with the Director of Dance Production and faculty Artistic Directors. The Costume Supervisor attends auditions, rehearsals, productions, and faculty meetings. The position also requires service and committee activities at the department level and is a full voting member in department governance.
  • Required Qualifications: * Minimum of 2 years experience in professional or university dance costume design and construction; * BA/BS or BFA degree; * Ability to make costumes for a university dance program; * Interest and ability to mentor graduate and undergraduate student on basic costume design and construction; * Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students and guest artists; * Ability to work within a culturally diverse environment; * Well developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a university dance program.
  • Apply online at: https://www.brockportrecruit.org.
  • Please attach a cover letter addressing required qualifications and a web address for your portfolio to be reviewed. If sending a CD or DVD of your portfolio, please send to James Hansen, Dept of Dance, The College at Brockport, 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY 14420. Please also attach a resume and a list of 4 references including names, phone numbers and emails.
  • Official transcripts showing highest degree earned required upon hire.
  • All positions subject to final budgetary approval.

SUNY, Geneseo- VAP, Costume DesignEdit

  • The SUNY Geneseo Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor or Lecturer in Costume Design, beginning August 2012, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year.
  • Position is subject to final budget approval.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to design, acquire and construct the costumes for all faculty theatre and dance productions and teach two courses each semester in costume design, costume history, costume construction, makeup or play analysis. The position also requires that the candidate supervise student designers and technical assistants while managing and maintaining the shop and overseeing the costume storage.
  • Other responsibilities may include teaching fundamentals of design or introduction to theatre. Active participation in College committees, student recruitment, advisement and mentoring is encouraged.
  • To apply, submit an online faculty application at https://jobs.geneseo.edu and attach a cover letter and vita. M. F. A. in Costume Design required.
  • Applicants should arrange for unofficial academic transcripts, mailing portfolio (cds of portfolio are acceptable), and three references to be sent directly to: Steven Stubblefield, Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, 171 Brodie Fine Arts, State University of New York College at Geneseo, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454.
  • To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by May 28. Review will continue until position is filled. All applicants are subject to criminal background checks.

SUNY, Purchase College- Assistant Professor, Voice & SpeechEdit

    • The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at PURCHASE COLLEGE, SUNY, seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure track position in voice/speech, with appointment beginning in the fall of 2012 (subject to budgetary approval).
    • The successful candidate will be an established teaching artist with strong training and extensive experience in current teaching modalities in voice and speech for the professional actor.
    • For more information and to apply, please visit https://jobs.purchase.edu .
    • No phone calls or email submissions of application materials will be accepted.

SUNY, Ulster- Generalist/Program DirectorEdit

    • Candidate must possess a strong background in performance and dramatic literature as well as administrative experience to serve as director of AA program in Theatre Arts.
    • Teaching load to include the following courses: Acting I, Acting II, Introduction to Theatre, Theatre Workshop, and basic speech communication.
    • As Program Coordinator will oversee and develop curriculum, hire adjuncts and technical staff for program productions, direct two shows a year, and assist with program recruitment.
    • Master's Degree in Fine Arts, and college teaching experience required; MFA in directing or PhD, plus three years college teaching experience preferred.
    • Technical theatre knowledge and/or experience highly desirable.
    • Send letter of interest, vita, sample curricula, statement of teaching philosophy, and three references with daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.
    • Forward materials to Human Resources, Ulster County Community College, Stone Ridge, NY 12484 by 11/15/11.
    • Anyone heard any news on this one?
    • Phone interview back in February.

Stephen F. Austin State University - Assistant ProfessorEdit

    • This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position responsible for contributing significantly to Stephen F. Austin State University's undergraduate and/or graduate programs through teaching, scholarship/creative accomplishment and service.
    • Essential Job Functions: Performs an equivalent of eight teaching units of work during the regular academic year; reduction of teaching load through reassignment of duties is possible under certain circumstances. Engages in research/scholarly/creative and service activities at levels that are appropriate to faculty rank and departmental tenure/merit criteria. Provides services to the university and the profession. Participates in promotion review of lower-ranked faculty within the department.
      When tenured, participates in tenure review of candidates for tenure. May conduct supplemental instructional activities, such as independent studies, internships, advising and thesis/dissertation supervision.
    • Non-Essential Job Functions: May receive course-load reassignment when assigned administrative duties in support of the department/college/university. May receive course-load reassignment when assigned to prepare course material during the first semester/year when included as part of initial contract. May receive course-load reassignment when approved to conduct research/scholarly/creative accomplishment and service that exceed normal expectations. May supervise the work of student and/or graduate assistants. May serve on departmental, college and university committees. Performs other related duties as assigned.
    • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Extensive knowledge in the field in which the individual will be teaching. Ability to effectively teach undergraduate and/or graduate students. Ability and commitment to conduct research and/or produce scholarly/creative accomplishments and service. Ability to work within a collaborative faculty environment. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Ability to work effectively and patiently with students.
    • Terminal degree in the field in which the individual will be teaching is required. ABD candidates may be considered if Ph.D. is earned prior to start date.
    • To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three references through the online job posting site. Please do not send letters of recommendation or other supporting materials; these will be required only of applicants that reach the final interview.
    • Minimum Pay Rate: 42000- Mid Point Pay Rate: 45000
    • MFA (preferred) or PhD plus demonstrated excellence in both college-level teaching and professional artistic work is required.
    • Applicants should provide evidence of expertise in a variety of aspects of acting, including Stanislavsky and the realistic idiom as well as audition techniques. Active membership in Actors Equity Association is desired. Additional expertise in musical theatre (music direction), theatre for young audiences, creative dramatics, K-12 theatre education, period styles, verse speaking, movement, stage combat, choreography and/or voice for the actor is welcome.
    • Primary responsibilities include teaching (normal load is 12 credit hours per semester); creative or scholarly productivity (which may include acting or directing in our main-stage season, for which course-load reassignment is available); and full participation in the success of the school and the university through recruiting, advising and mentoring, committee membership, innovation, leadership, and other service.
    • Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Oct. 31, 2011, but review of new submissions will continue until the position is filled.
    • Reposted as a VAP 04/28/2012 and now labeled open until filled- higheredjobs
    • The above is incorrect: the assistant professor position has been offered and accepted. The VAP position posted is a different position (specalist in voice/speech).
    • The VAP voice/speech position has been offered and accepted. (5/29/12)

Sterling College, KS - 2 Non-Tenure Track Faculty PositionsEdit

    • Two full-time faculty positions are available
    • One of these broadly trained faculty members will have an expertise in technical production and design.
    • The other in acting, movement, and costume management.
    • All faculty members are expected to demonstrate a strong and articulate Christian faith, to model and mentor students in leadership and in the integration of faith into every aspect of life and learning.
    • Responsibilities, qualifications and application information can be viewed at www.sterling.edu/employment.

Sterling College- Assistant Professor, Acting/DirectingEdit

  • A full-time faculty position in Theatre is available August 1, 2012. Seeking a broadly trained theatre practitioner/teacher with focused expertise in acting, directing, and experience with musical theatre
  • All SC employees are expected to demonstrate a strong and articulate Christian faith, to model and mentor students in servant leadership and in the integration of faith into every aspect of life and learning.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES Teach a variety of courses, direct theatre productions, and supervise productions directed by senior theatre majors. Possible courses in a two-year rotation include Acting, Advanced Acting, Stage Movement, Directing, Theatre History, Musical Theatre, Introduction to Theatre, and Oral Interpretation. Work with Sterling College Teacher Education and theatre/communication faculty to maintain Kansas State Board of Education and NCATE accreditation.Advise current students and recruit prospective students. Participate in faculty governance.
  • QUALIFICATIONS M.F.A. or Ph.D. Experience in acting and directing. Strong collaborative skills and musical theatre production experience. College teaching experience that demonstrates an understanding of the teaching/learning process. An understanding of undergraduate college students and an ability to relate well to them. An understanding of an interdisciplinary approach to the liberal arts, and an ability to work with faculty from diverse disciplines.
  • THE COLLEGE Founded in 1887, Sterling College's mission is to develop creative and thoughtful leaders who understand a maturing Christian faith. With over 700 students and 41 full-time faculty members, the campus community shares a vision to be recognized as the finest Christ-centered, servant-leadership-development-focused liberal arts experience in the Great Plains. Located in Sterling, Kansas, the College enjoys a cordial relationship with this city of 2,600. Hutchinson (pop. 40,000) is a 25-minute drive, and Wichita (pop. 300,000) is about 65 minutes away. Learn more about us at www.sterling.edu.
  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, completed faculty questionnaire, copies of graduate transcripts and the contact information for three references to: Dr. Gregory Kerr, Vice President for Academic Affairs. The online faculty questionnaire is available athttp://www.sterling.edu/full-time-faculty-application-process Materials are to be submitted electronically to rdodson@sterling.edu.

Stony Brook University- Assistant Professor, Directing/DramaturgyEdit

    • Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Theatre, or MFA in Directing or Dramaturgy with significant professional experience. Training as a Director and Dramaturg. Experience in creating non-text based performance. Minimum two years University teaching experience or equivalent. Research agenda and/or active professional career. Commitment to collaborative processes.
    • Preferred Qualifications: Experience with multi-media performances, including digital projection. Knowledge of contemporary performance practices. Knowledge of contemporary theories of theatre. Stage management experience. Strong directing resume that demonstrates successful inter-arts collaborations. Experience integrating new technologies into performance.
    • The Assistant Professor will be committed to developing innovative programs on the graduate and undergraduate level that incorporates non-traditional as well as traditional approaches to creating theatre and performance. Responsibilities include: Teach courses in directing and dramaturgy, Direct one show or develop a non-text performance a year, Teach practical courses in devising practices, Pursue publishing and/or professional creative practice, Collaborate with faculty in other arts departments on productions.
      • Applications must arrive on or before 01/18/2012.
    • Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, letter of application, three letters of recommendation, and resume to: John Lutterbie, Department of Theatre Arts, Staller Center, Room 2224, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5450
    • Rejection letter: 4/9 (x2)

Texas Christian University- Assist/Assoc Professor, Musical TheatreEdit

    • Source:
    • TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY Department of Theatre invites applications for a dynamic teacher of Musical Theatre and Acting for a newly-created, full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre. The TCU undergraduate theatre program offers the BFA and BA degrees in a liberal arts curriculum and seeks a collaborative colleague who is an outstanding classroom teacher.
    • Position begins August, 2012.
    • Qualifications: Terminal degree (MFA or PhD), or significant professional experience, required. Minimum of 3-5 years university teaching experience preferred. Professional theatre experience in Musical Theatre is also highly desirable.
    • Required Duties: Regular teaching of various undergraduate courses which may include Musical Theatre Performance, Acting, general education courses in Survey of Musical Theatre and/or Survey of Theatre, and Musical Theatre Dance. Regular assignments of directing, choreographing, vocal coaching, and/or music direction are possible. Professional activity in scholarship and service are required, in addition to teaching.
    • Preferred Specialties: The successful candidate will have strengths in one or more of these specialties: Musical Theatre performance, choreography and Musical Theatre dance, vocal coaching of singers, and/or music direction.
    • To apply: Applicants must complete the electronic application at https://tcu.igreentree.com\css_faculty. The following must be attached to your electronic application: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, and contact information (telephone numbers; email addresses) for at least three additional current references.
    • Deadline: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2011. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • DISCUSSION
  • polite rejection email received. 01/06

Texas Tech University- Assoc/Full, Department ChairEdit

    • CHAIRPERSON, Department of Theatre and Dance, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
    • Required qualifications: Terminal degree (PhD, MFA, DFA) in theatre or dance; credentials suitable for appointment as tenured Associate Professor or Professor.
    • Please view the full job description at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/theatreanddance (click on the Department Chair Position) for position details and for specific application instructions.
    • All applications must be completed online at https://jobs.texastech.edu (requisition number 84392). Direct any inquiries to Nancy Halcomb (nancy.halcomb@ttu.edu) or 806-742-3601x224.
    • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled
    • Discussion:
      • It seems like they advertise a position like this every two years or so. What's going on at this school/department to make this position so unstable? Besides the fact that it's in Lubbock, TX, that is.
      • They've had a number of hires in recent years, but the chair position is only newly available, as the current chair (who has been there for several years) is stepping down.
      • I heard it is the pits.
      • Hire has been made (a friend announced that he accepted the job) 3/5

Translyvania University, KY- Assist/Assoc Professor, Lit/Perf HistoryEdit

    • The Theater Program at Transylvania University invites applications for a tenure-track position in dramatic literature and theater and performance history with preferred specialty areas of dramaturgy, playwriting, or performance studies.
    • Additional responsibilities include directing for the main stage, contributing through interdisciplinary collaboration, and maintaining an active scholarly and/or professional practice outside of Transylvania. Candidates will also oversee appropriate theater practicums and work-study students, participate in student advising and recruiting, curriculum development for the program, and serve periodically on College committees.
    • The successful candidate will join asmall, dynamic theater department with two additional full-time faculty members (and four support staff). Facilities include three primary professional-grade performance spaces. The position requires the ability to contribute and collaborate as a team member in departmental work/decisions. The individual will be expected to fully engage in the life of the program and the College. Transylvania is a private liberal arts college in the heart of downtown Lexington, KY.
    • Visit http://www.transy.edu to learn more about Transylvania and the Theater Program.
    • M.F.A., or Ph.D., and professional experience required; college-level teaching preferred.
    • Teaching load is the equivalent of 7 courses per year as determined by the program.
    • Bingham Awards for Excellence in Teaching may provide start-up awards for recent M.F.A.s or Ph.D.s or substantial salary supplements after tenure.
    • Application deadline January 15, 2012; review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
    • Candidates should send a cover letter, vita, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and examples of professional work to Sullivan White, Chair, Theater Search Committee, Program Director for Theater, swhite@transy.edu. Electronic submissions only for initial screening.
    • where did you find this post?
      • This job was listed in all of the traditional online job boards at the beginning of November (ArtSearch, HigherEdJobs, CHE).
    • Phone interview request 2/4 x2
    • Rejection letter 3/31
    • http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/2012/04/24/transylvania-university-hires-former-actors-theatre-of-louisville-official/

Trinity University - Visiting Assistant Professor, Scenic DesignEdit

    • RESPONSIBILITIES: Design scenery for two mainstage shows per semester; supervise paint and property studios; teach four undergraduate classes per year (6 contact hours per semester). Courses taught will include Intro to Design and courses within area of interest that complement the curriculum and current faculty emphases.
    • QUALIFICATIONS: M.F.A. degree in Scenic Design by time of appointment; Ph.D. desirable. Evidence of professional experience preferred; additional experience in sound, lighting, and/or video production desirable. Teaching experience at the university level is strongly desirable. This is a teacher/artist position that requires a strong commitment to teaching and production design in an undergraduate liberal arts and sciences context.
    • SALARY AND RANK: This is a full-time faculty, term appointment as a scenic designer. The position is for one-year beginning in August 2012. The salary will be competitive.
    • DEPARTMENT AND UNIVERSITY: The Department of Human Communication and Theatre offers two relatively independent majors and minors. The Theatre Program includes a substantial major and minor that integrates production and scholarship. Our endowments and close interdisciplinary connections permit exciting opportunities for students and faculty.
    • Trinity is an independent, primarily residential university, founded in 1869. Our selective admissions generate a challenging and eager student body of approximately 2,500 undergraduates, including students from all areas of the United States and many foreign countries. Trinity primarily offers a liberal arts and sciences education with a few selected professional programs. An attractive campus overlooks downtown San Antonio, a city rich in heritage and ethnic diversity with a population of well over one million.
    • APPLICATIONS: Applicants should provide a letter of application that addresses the candidate’s experience, interests, and philosophy in the areas of teaching and scenic design. Please include a curriculum vitae and arrange for us to receive official graduate and undergraduate transcripts and contact information for three references. Applicants are also encouraged to provide evidence of teaching and scenic design excellence, including sample designs or a portfolio.
    • Candidates may email us links to their own online portfolios of application materials at mpuente@trinity.edu</span> or send materials to Dr. Andrew C. Hansen, Chair, Department of Human Communication and Theatre, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212. Review of Applications begins March 1, 2012, and continues until a list of top candidates is submitted to VPAA on April 1.
    • The University is an equal opportunity employer.

Truman State- VAP Assistant Professor, CostumeEdit

  • Truman State University is seeking a candidate with costume design experience. Candidate will demonstrate strong communication and collaboration skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to teaching of Theatre within the liberal arts and sciences setting.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach Costume Design, Costuming, Makeup Design, and Senior Seminar, Manage costume and makeup production facilities & Design for four Mainstage productions
  • QUALIFICATIONS: M.F.A, Ph.D. or Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in Costume Design
  • EVALUATION CRITERIA: Evidence of teaching effectiveness or the potential for teaching effectiveness, Evidence of professional design and construction experience, Evidence of strong written and oral, communication skills, Evidence of planning and organizational skills, Evidence of commitment of scholarship and/or creativity, Evidence of strong personal creative work and exemplary student work (if available)
  • RANK/SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Truman offers an attractive benefits package including access to campus recreational facilities, tuition discounts, health, dental, and long-term disability insurance coverage, retirement benefits, and tickets to campus cultural and athletic events.
  • More information about Truman State University can be found at: www.truman.edu and the positions at http://hr.truman.edu/.
  • APPLICATIONS: Electronic submission of applications is required, and can be completed at: http://employment.truman.edu. Complete applications must include a letter of application (which should include a statement discussing teaching philosophy and commitment to the liberal arts and sciences and student development); current curriculum vitae; link to contact information for three references (including phone number and e-mail address), and all graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies acceptable; official copies of graduate transcripts required prior to hiring).
  • All materials must be submitted in a .pdf. Please direct any questions regarding this process to: saldean@truman.edu (please put "Theatre" in the subject line).
  • For priority consideration, please submit requested items by April 16, 2012. Screening of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is hired. If hired,
    .

Tulane University- Assistant Professor, Acting/DirectingEdit

    • Source: ArtSearch.
    • Applicants should have proven record of teaching experience and recent professional experience in the fields of Acting & Directing.
    • Required skills include expertise in classical theatre, especially Shakespeare, with some experience in new plays; familiarity with most acting methodologies.
    • Ideal candidates would have ongoing relationship with professional theatre(s) and recent acting and directing credits.
    • Primary responsibilities: teaching the acting progression in studio classes that concentrate on text work and scene study as well as directing one production per year.
    • Course goals: to develop student’s ability to explore and work with text and make choices that build dramatic character. Department offers both BA and BFA in performance.
    • Candidate must be committed to teaching in a liberal arts setting in addition to interdisciplinary collaboration.
    • MFA in Acting or Directing required.
    • Send letter, CV, transcripts, teaching philosophy, and 3 reference letters by January 15 to: Martin Sachs, Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, 215 McWilliams Hall, TULANE UNIVERSITY, New Orleans, LA 70118. EOE/AAE.

Tulane University- Assistant Professor, Theatre HistoryEdit

    • Source: ArtSearch
    • PhD, publication record and teaching experience required.
    • Successful candidate will teach courses in History, Literature and Dramaturgy. Department offers a 3-semester required sequence of traditional Theatre History courses.
    • Looking for candidates whose scholarship, pedagogy and/or professional experience will contribute to department’s commitment to incorporate global perspectives into the curriculum.
    • Candidates should address their interest in working as teachers and scholars with undergraduates in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, how their background contributes to diversity and their interest in participating in department’s general education offerings as well as engaging in cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.
    • Send letter, CV, transcripts, teaching philosophy and 3 reference letters by January 15 to: Martin Sachs, Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, 215 McWilliams Hall, TULANE UNIVERSITY, New Orleans, LA 70118
    • Receipt of materials and notification that applicant evaluation has begun. 1/3 x2
    • Any more news on this one?
    • Posting on 4/16. Has anyone heard anything about this?
      • Negative, Gold Leader. Nothin' but silence out here.

Union College- Assist/Assoc Professor, GeneralistEdit

  • 9-month appointment to begin August 2012. Tenure-track possible following successful completion of first year appointment.
  • We seek an individual with a commitment to quality teaching in the undergraduate setting and to head a one person theatre program.
  • PhD or MFA in Theatre is required.
  • Ability to teach in other areas such as, Mass Communication, English or History desirable.
  • Other responsibilities include student advising, committee work, participation in departmental and college service activities. Knowledge and use of classroom technology.
  • [[|kcrossen@unionky.edu]]

University of Alabama, Birmingham- Assistant Professor, CostumeEdit

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham seeks a qualified individual to teach costume technology classes and to oversee all production aspects of costume.
  • Responsibilities include: teaching introductory costume technology and makeup class, oversee the completion of all costume elements for departmental productions, supervise staff (costume studio supervisor, paid and unpaid student workers), manage budgets and participate in determining the budgetary needs for the costume area, determine production schedules for designers, studio staff and wardrobe crews, maintain costume facilities and equipment and participate in the patterning, fitting and construction of costumes. Establish and maintain a production quality of the highest standard. Design costumes as needed in rotation with faculty Costume Designer and student designers. Possible teaching opportunities in Special Topics courses depending on qualifications and course load.
  • Qualifications: MFA or equivalent professional experience required. Knowledge and basic experience in all areas of theatrical costuming, including design, patterning, construction and crafts. Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills are essential. Basic knowledge of studio equipment and safety standards.
  • Submit letter of application, resume and three recent letters of reference to Costume Search Committee, UAB Department of Theatre, ASC 255, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham AL 35294-1263.
  • Review of applications will begin January 15, 2012 and continue until position is

University of Alabama, Brimingham- Open Rank/Head of Musical TheatreEdit

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Theatre seeks to hire a Professor and Head of Musical Theatre with primary skills in musical direction and voice coaching.
  • This is a tenure-track position - rank and salary to be determined by previous experience. The successful candidate must have demonstrated skill as a pianist/accompanist and vocal coach, have a well-rounded knowledge of musical theatre repertoire and musical theatre history and be able to teach a musical theatre curriculum in an established yet growing NAST accredited BA program dedicated to comprehensive undergraduate theatre training.
  • Minimum Qualifications: MFA or equivalent professional experience in Musical Theatre/Musical Direction; professional experience in musical direction; directing and teaching experience at the university level and a passion for professional-standard collaboration, mentoring, and achievement.
  • Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, teaching philosophy, current curriculum vitae, professional resume and three letters of reference to Musical Theatre Search Committee, UAB Department of Theatre, ASC 255, 1200 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294-1263.
  • Open Until Filled

University of the Arts, PA - Assistant Professor, Playwriting/LitEdit

  • RESPONSIBILITIES: The faculty member in this position is a full-time proponent of the Brind School's commitment to the primacy of the dramatic text and the responsibility of every theater artist to create work that is rich in content and meaning. This faculty member will:
  • Teach Playwriting and New Play Workshop, required courses for DPP students which are often taken by other students as electives. Teach Script Analysis and Survey of Theater classes which are requirements for all students in the Brind School. Teach other courses, depending on expertise, including Collaboration in Theater, DPP Seminar and/or Fundamentals of Directing
  • Advise and mentor DPP students, particularly those with Playwriting and Dramaturgy focus. Work to arrange internship placement for upperclass DPP students, and provide supervision of student internships. Supervise curricular student projects by upperclass DPP students, particularly those in the areas of playwriting and new play development. Committee service and other duties as required
  • Reports to Charles Gilbert, Director of the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts and Amy Feinberg, Head of Directing, Playwriting and Production
  • REQUIREMENTS: MFA or PhD in playwriting and/or dramatic literature. College-level teaching experience in playwriting and dramatic literature preferred. Professional experience in playwriting, dramaturgy and new play development is highly desirable.
  • TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should submit letters of application and resumes to: Playwriting Search, Office of the Provost, The University of the Arts, 320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 or via email to provost@uarts.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin mid-March and continue until the position is filled.
  • Confirmation of receipt of materials, via email (3/6)
  • Phone interview April 10

University of Auckland - Lectureship in DramaEdit

    • Applications are invited for a permanent Lectureship in Drama within the Department of English at the University of Auckland, to commence 1 February 2013.
    • The Drama programmes at the University of Auckland are located and administered within the English Department, and the appointee may be expected to teach into English as well as Drama courses.
    • A Major and Minor in the BA degree are offered in Drama; at postgraduate level Drama can be taken for a BA Hons or a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts or an MA. Drama graduates may progress to Ph.D. study in the subject English.
    • Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent, and have a research and publication record in Drama (and perhaps related fields).
    • Applicants should be able to teach Drama both academically and practically at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. Since some Drama courses involve practical work, experience and expertise in providing production instruction and guidance are desirable.
    • Specific areas of teaching expertise needed include a third year undergraduate course in contemporary drama (ENGLISH 332) and a second year course in the history of drama which includes a production (DRAMA 204).
    • The successful applicant will have an opportunity to teach at least one postgraduate course each year in their specialist area. The Drama programme has active links with both the Auckland Theatre Company and the Indian Ink Theatre Company.
    • Applicants should supply the following: a full CV; a list of publications (including creative works, productions and performances); a complete teaching history; a statement of research interests; and an outline of a course in their specialist area for a postgraduate class.
    • Applications will be received on-line and may be submitted up to end of business on the closing date. In order to apply you will first need to register with us by completing an on-line user profile and then clicking on the Apply Now button for each job in which you have a particular interest. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application.
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    • If you experience difficulty in any aspect of the application process or do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role please contact askhr@auckland.ac.nz or DDI 64 9 923 3000.
    • Applications close 5 December 2011.
    • For further information go to http://www.auckland.ac.nz/opportunities
  • Invitation to skype interview received by email 2/15

University of Arizona- Assistant Professor, Performance/Musical TheatreEdit

  • The School of Theatre, Film & Television seeks a tenure eligible Assistant Professor to direct and teach in a highly active professionally focused BFA Musical Theatre and Actor training program.
  • Duties/Responsibilities: Teach 2-3 courses per semester in musical theatre, acting, movement, and directing courses, direct and/or choreograph productions for Arizona Repertory Theatre, share responsibilities for producing the annual Senior Showcase, share responsibilities for directing BFA Musical Theatre Freshman Touring Revue.
  • Minimum Qualifications: MFA or Ph.D.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Sustained professional musical theatre directing and choreography experience, strong knowledge of musical theatre dance (tap, jazz, Broadway combinations), two years of university teaching beyond graduate teaching assistance level, membership in SSCD, AFTRA, SAG, or AEA, strong foundation in process-oriented Stanislavski-based actor training.
  • For details and to apply, visit https://www.uacareertrack.com/ (job 49282).
  • Review begins 2/1/12 and continues until filled.
  • On campus interviews are happening (have happened?) 5/2012

University of British Columbia - Asst. Professor in Drama since 1850Edit

    • APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.
    • Source: MLA Job List 9/16
    • The Department of English at the University of British Columbia seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Drama since 1850. Applicants must have a PhD (or be near completion), publications, and experience teaching at the post-secondary level; they are expected to provide strong evidence of active and excellent research, and demonstrate a record of or potential for high quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, graduate supervision, and service.
    • Positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Applicants should submit a letter of application, an example of their published research, a current CV containing full contact information, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded to Dr. Stephen Guy-Bray, Head, Department of English, University of British Columbia, 397-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1, Canada.
    • Position start date: 1 July 2012. Complete applications and reference letters must be postmarked by 1 October 2011 (no electronic submissions or subsequent updates can be accepted). Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities: http://www.english.ubc.ca .
    • The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Applicants from this group are encouraged to self-identify. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
      • Has anyone had confirmation of materials?
      • Confirmation of materials received via email, 11/01 (x6)
      • E-mail rejection, indicating long list has been selected (x3) 11/10
        • Hmm. No email rejection, but no communication at all. Safe to say I'm not on the long list, but does this mean my materials got lost in the shuffle?
      • Email invitation to phone interview, long list 11/10 (x2)
      • Notification of rejection post-interview. Campus visits scheduled 12/20 (x2)
      • Offer made and accepted
      • The person hired for this position was an internal candidate, a long-time sessional instructor and spouse of a tenured professor who was threatening to leave if his partner did not get a permanent position in the department. The partner is a Victorianist, specializing in Wilde, and so even the description of the position as "post-1850 drama" was misleading. This was very disappointing to find out, since it's a university and department of great repute. But this is also, it turns out, not the first time the department has done this. It seemed important to get this information out, for the sake of the pool of applicats seeking jobs in this field, and especially for the the other two "legitimate" candidates who had a campus interview and genuinely believed in their chances of getting this job. This is the profession we're all hoping to be full-fledged members of, and I still believe entirely in the integrity of it, despite non-transparent hiring practices like the one involved in this position. Best of luck to all.
      • I have from a very good source that last year too UBC ran a search for a postcolonial position for which they hired a person whom they had brought the year before and deadlocked on. Oddly enough, they seemed to have advertised for an Asst Prof in Anglophone studies but hired in that position an Assoc. Prof. in Francophone from a US university. Non-transparency taken to new levels, eh. Like the poster above, I feel for the other campus invitees who are likely to not have known these shenanigans.
      • Thanks to the above poster for coming forward with the information about the inside hire. It's appreciated.
      • There were actually three "legitimate" candidates who had a campus interview (in addition to the local candidate). Like the above poster, I am really sorry for them.
      • The spouse of the local candidate is a tenure-track professor, working in the same field as the Head of the department. I have from a good source that they are all close friends. "Non-transparent hiring practices" indeed! (and the local candidate has a thin publication record: wouldn't have got the job without a little help from his friends...)
      • Perhaps those who have not read the application files, or seen the job talks, of the candidates in question, and who are getting all their information from "a very good source," should hold their tongues and refrain from malicious and hurtful gossip. If this is indeed a profession of which you're all "hoping to be a full-fledged member," you might want to consider acting worthy of it.
      • Full transparency doesn't mean sharing details about candidates for the purpose of making them look bad (especially when you're not revealing any details about yourself). Somebody is going to get the job, and it's almost never going to be you — full transparency or not. You're engaging in pointless name-calling, when you're really just mad because there aren't enough jobs to go around. Let's face it, a job search that's conducted with full transparency and no biases, arbitrary choices, or personal beefs may not be so awesome, since that job would be at the university of imaginary cuckooland in the department of invisible moon-cheese studies.

University of California, Irvine- Instructor, ManagementEdit

    • The Department of Drama at the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE invites applications for a full-time lecturer with potential security of employment, with expertise in theatre arts management, stage management, production oversight, and fundraising.
    • A master’s degree and Actors Equity Association membership is expected. A minimum of five years professional arts administration or company management experience and demonstrated excellence in stage and theatre management is required.
    • Lecturer will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in theatre/arts administration and fundraising, stage management, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate student projects, teach large enrollment courses in theatre appreciation, help recruit graduate students, and serve as general manager of theatre productions.
    • Candidates should apply using the online Recruit system located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu. The online application should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching documentation, and at least three letters of reference submitted directly by referees via Recruit.
    • To insure full consideration, the application should be completed by January 15, 2012.

UCLA- Open Rank, ActingEdit

    • We seek an acting teacher of outstanding professional accomplishment to participate with the Theater Department faculty in helping to create a new undergraduate theater major and an MFA acting program.
    • We see an acting teacher prepared for interdisciplinary collaboration with the various areas of the Department of Theater; the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media; and across the College and professional schools.
    • Appropriate professional and/or academic credentials and experience required. Appointment at Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor Level.
    • We are interested in all areas of specialization in performance.
    • Deadline: January 31, 2012.
    • Send cover letter and CV to Professor Patricia Harter, Chair of the Search Committee at ehouzell@tft.ucla.edu, reference Job # 0466-1112-01.
  • Rejection email received - 3/22/11

UCLA - Assistant/Associate Professor in Theater and Performance StudiesEdit

    • Source:
    • A tenure-track or tenured position in theater and performance studies. Transnational, intercultural, postcolonial and/or diasporic studies emphasis is preferred: historical and regional specialization unspecified. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding scholarship and teaching skills at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. S/he will be required to guide dissertations, teach doctoral level seminars and work closely with PhD students, as well as to teach critical studies and historical courses (both general and in the specialty area) to performing arts students in a highly professional BA and MFA environment.
    • We seek a scholar attuned to interdisciplinary collaboration with the various areas of the Department of Theater; the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media; as well as across the College of Letters and Sciences and professional schools. Ph.D. required. Appointment at Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level. Duties to commence Fall Quarter, 2012.
    • Deadline: October 31, 2011
    • Submit electronically cover letter, CV, one published article or book chapter (no more than 40 pages), and three letters of recommendation to Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei, Theatre and Performance Studies Search Committee Chair, c/o Emma Houzell, via email: EHOUZELL@TFT.UCLA.EDU
    • Received diversity survey, which I'm taking as confirmation that materials were received: 10/13/11 (Same, 11/2)
    • Invite for phone interview (11/21)
    • Anyone else? (12/12)
    • Campus interviews happening in January
    • Schedule for on campus talks set, January-February
    • Offer accepted (March)

University of California, Santa Cruz- Assist/Assoc Theory/History of PerformanceEdit

    • The Theater Arts Department at the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ, invites applications for a tenure-track (assistant) or tenured (associate) professor with particular strength in performance theory, dramatic literature, and theater and performance history.
    • Minimum Qualifications: PhD or DFA required. Demonstrated successful university level teaching and excellent scholarship.
    • Position Available: July 1, 2012, with academic year beginning Fall 2012.
    • To Apply: Please submit the following as PDF or Word attachments to Kimberly Jannarone, Theater Arts Search Committee Chair, c/o Maerian Morris, via email at mrmorris@ucsc.edu: 1. letter of application; 2. curriculum vita; 3. one sample syllabus and statement of teaching philosophy; 4. one published article or book chapter (no more than 40 pages); and 5. a list of three referees from whom confidential letters of recommendation have been requested by the applicant (applicants should ask referees to email letters before October 31, 2011 to be considered at the initial screening). Applicants are encouraged to submit a statement addressing their contribution to diversity through their research, teaching, and/or service. Please include “Search #567-12” in your email subject line.
    • DISCUSSION: Does anyone know if this is a replacement, or new line?
    • It is a replacement. The person who held the position previously did not get tenure.
    • eeo survey recieved
      • did you get your eeo survey immediately? I am still waiting on one and starting to get paranoid that my app didn't go through...
      • I didn't receive one yet either. I'm assuming that with the sheer amount of materials they asked for, this might take some time.
      • Received confirmation of materials and EEO survey (11/7)
    • Email sent asking to call references as well as "people not on my reference list" (11/16) (x2)
    • Has anyone been called for campus interviews yet?
    • Just received an INCREDIBLY kind and personalized rejection email, informing me that 3 candidates have been invited to campus for interviews. 12/14 (x4 - including the personalized rejection. very kind!)
    • Congrats to those invited! I have received nada here, but did get the confirmation. Anyone else in the same situation? (12/15) Ah. Just got the e-mail (not like the personalized one mentioned above [x3])...wow, over 200 applicants. (12/16)
    • Yes; could be we're on the long short list? Or the long, long, long list.
      • Don't mean to be a downer, but in my experience the "long short list" is a fiction - if you don't get a request for an interview/more information, there's no other status. The one time I was on a committee and the phone interviews all crashed and burned we went back to the entire pile to find new people. If anything, most of the time the last people to hear are those of us in the vast majority whose applications where skimmed and put aside in the first pass.
    • Just received a form rejection email, informing me that candidates have been invited to campus for interviews (over 200 applicants - sheesh). (12/16)
    • Did those who got personalized rejections also have phone interviews?
    • I had personalized notification w/o having had phone interview.
    • Now this is really interesting...I'm wondering if the "incredibly kind and personalized rejection email" is in fact the same one as the "form rejection email"? Could it be just a matter of perspective? If personalized just means using your name, then that would be my guess. Or does personalized mean that something was added like, "we loved your writing sample," or "your references were particularly strong"
      • I can guarantee that I did not receive the "incredibly kind and personalized rejection email" described above (and below). No mention of my specific research or that I would make any kind of contribution to the field. Yes, they used my name in the email, but that's as kind and personal as it got. So, I can only assume that this means that I was one of the first pool of applicants to be dismissed by the committee, and they didn't look any deeper into my qualifications.
    • I certainly cannot speak to what qualifies as "short list" or not, but I did receive what I would consider a very kind and "personalized" rejection letter, in that the writer directly referenced my specific sub-field and noted that the committee felt that through my work I would make an important contribution to the field. In my experience, search committees do not make those sort of remarks to the entire applicant pool in form rejection letters (even the most kind ones). But that may be just my perspective. [x2]
    • In case you want to know the inside scoop, there are 3 finalists and 3 "alternate finalists" - aka if the first 3 don't work out or reject offers, or whatever, they asked 3 people to be "alternates." (Full disclosure, I am one of them). Search chair said that she remembered what it was like being a job candidate and wanted to make sure that people knew what was going on and felt like they were given information during their job search, etc. Might understand the personalized emails. Kudos to her for caring. I don't think they did phone/Skype interviews, b/c I never had one. Maybe the finalists did?
    • Offer made and accepted 5/1/12

University of Central Oklahoma, Assistant Professor, Performance StudiesEdit

  • Position Number: 999650, Requisition Number: A000791
  • The Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts-History and Performance Studies will be a part of a vibrant, rapidly growing department which offers three BFA degrees: Theatre Arts-Performance, Theatre Arts-Design/Technology, and Theatre Arts-Theatre/Communication/Education.
  • The successful candidate will join the Theatre Arts-Performance faculty. The Performance curriculum is designed to train actors for careers in the performing arts and/or prepare students for graduate programs. The department actively participates in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festivals; it mounts six fully realized productions each academic year, and sponsors a noteworthy guest artist series.
  • The successful candidate will teach courses in Theatre History and other courses will include, but are not limited to, Directing Audition Techniques, and Acting. Other duties include directing productions in a variety of venues, participating in student (assessment, recruitment, advisement, and retention), actively engaging in scholarly/creative work, and serving on departmental, college, and university committees.
  • Candidates are required to have an M.F.A. or a Doctorate (ABD considered with evidence of imminent completion). Additional requirements: a minimum of five years of experience in the following areas: teaching, acting, and directing. The ideal candidate must have the ability to teach acting using Stanislavski as a foundation. the ability to utilize other approaches such as Meisner, Chekhov, Adler, etc. is a plus. All candidates must be committed to the highest ethical standards and demonstrate effective leadership and teamwork skills.
  • On-line faculty application with cover letter, resume, a list of 3 professional references and degree transcripts attached is required. DVDs of professional work may be submitted as well as portfolios.
  • https://jobs.uco.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=73900&jtsrc=www.higheredj obs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA
  • Anyone hear any news on this one yet?
  • Rejection email 5/1

University of Central Oklahoma- VAP, Design/TechEdit

  • Position Number: 999649, Requisition Number: A000846
  • Position Summary: ONE YEAR APPOINTMENT FOR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF TECHNICAL THEATRE
  • The Assistant Professor of Theatre Technology will join a vibrant and rapidly growing department. The Theatre Arts-Design and Technology BFA degree is a pre-professional program within the College of Fine Arts and Design. The program will train designers and technicians for careers in the performing arts or to go on and obtain further training in a graduate program. The selected candidate will instruct courses in stagecraft and technical drafting; technical direct and/or supervise student technical directors for all Mitchell Hall productions; actively recruit, advise, and retain students within the BFA in Design and Technology; manage the production budgets, building schedules and timelines with a full time staff assistant Technical Director/Shop Foreman; attend technical rehearsals and other rehearsals as needed. The successful candidate is expected to participate in the departmental assessment program, and in student recruitment and retention efforts for the department and the university.
  • Duties and Responsibilities: Teach stagecraft and drafting with the probable expansion into classes which include furniture and properties construction, rigging, pneumatics, and automation.
  • Support and manage the technical requirements of the University production season including: the creation of all technical drafting needed per production, overseeing the building of the scenery and properties in a timely manner, and supervising students and support staff in the safe and efficient operation of equipment during construction.
  • Manages the scenery production budgets, building schedules, and timelines. Attend technical rehearsals and other rehearsals as needed. Serve on University, College, and Departmental committees.
    Assist other faculty and staff in the development of the theatre curriculum, facilities, technology, storage spaces, scene shop, and equipment. Assist with external events in Mitchell Hall Theatre.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Terminal Degree required-Preferred: MFA in Technical Direction, other related MFA's will be considered. Two years of experience in related filed.
  • Preferred/Required Documents: On-line faculty application with cover letter, resume, a list of 3 professional references, and degree transcripts attached is required. Up to three letters of recommendation and/or portfolio/DVDs of work may also be submitted, but each is optional.
  • Deadline May 9
  • Online App: https://jobs.uco.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=74095&jtsrc=www.higheredj obs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA

University of Cincinnati - Assistant Professor of Drama & PerformanceEdit

    • FROM MLA Job Info. List (12/02/11)
    • Assistant Professor of Drama and Performance, University of Cincinnati, Department of English and Comparative Literature.
    • The University of Cincinnati Department of English and Comparative Literature invites applications for a tenure-track position in modern and contemporary drama, beginning August 15, 2012. Candidates should have a strong interest in significant issues and figures in modern and contemporary drama and performance and also be able to situate them in broader contexts of cultural studies, critical theory, and drama history. We are especially interested in scholars who have expertise in one or more of the following: African-American, Asian-American, and/or Latino/a dramatic traditions. Interest in film and media studies and/or playwriting would be a plus.
    • Candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and work with students in a dynamic graduate program focusing on modern and contemporary literature. Students would also include drama majors and others from UC’s College-Conservatory of Music. The Department is home to the Helen Weinberger Center for the Study of Drama and Playwriting which would provide some additional resources for faculty members. Ideal candidates should have ideas about new directions for the study of drama and performance and interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment. Demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching required. Work load: two courses per semester, an active scholarly program, and appropriate service duties. Must have PhD completed by August 15, 2012 starting date. Competitive salary and benefits.
    • For full consideration apply online with cover letter and c.v. by Jan. 2, 2012 to the following URL: http://www.jobsatuc.com, position #211UC1020. Cover letter should be addressed to Russel K. Durst, Head, Department of English. Any questions can be directed to russel.durst@uc.edu.
    • Dossier request, 2/20 (x2)
      • ditto, 2/21
    • Have any dossier-request receivers heard anything yet? it's been over 6 weeks (4/14)
    • Phone interview request, 4/12 (x2)
    • Phone interview, end of April
    • Phone interview invitation, but withdrew due to having accepted other offer. The Search Chair Jonathan Kamholz could not have been more gracious. The kind of person with whom you want to work.
    • Rejection email 5/24

University of Connecticut, Assistant Professor, DramaturgyEdit

Position Summary
Assistant Professor in Theatre History and Dramatic Literature with a specialty in Script Analysis and Dramaturgy, Tenure Track. Will work closely with the Director of Theatre Studies in Dramatic Arts to establish a sequence of course content designed to engage the creative energy and academic rigor of undergraduate curriculum within the various BFA and BA programs in Dramatic Arts. In addition, this person will take on responsibilities related to dramaturgical support for Connecticut Repertory Theatre productions. Specific responsibilities include:

- Teach up to three courses a semester in the areas of theatre history and dramatic literature.

- Work closely with the theatre studies faculty in establishing appropriate experiences for undergraduate students within the BA in Theatre Studies program in particular.

- Share in the advising and mentoring of individual students outside of class, particularly in the Dramaturgy focus of the Theatre Studies BA.

- Dramaturgical assignments in Connecticut Repertory Theatre productions will be assigned as appropriate.

Qualifications
-Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree required.

-Preferred Qualifications: Three to five years teaching experience at the University level or significant equivalent professional experience and a demonstrated research record, and/or an active professional career in dramaturgical activities. Particular attention will be given to applicants with a broad background in theory and production.

Appointment Terms

-This is a full-time, 9-month appointment. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus.

Discussion

- Any Word Here? (x2) Anything?

- Skype interview 4/6. Campus visit 4/25. Rejection email 4/27.

University of Colorado at Boulder - Instructor: Lighting, Projections, SoundEdit

  • Theatre & Dance. Rank: Instructor, 9 Month FT/100% Academic Appointment. Renewable, non-tenure track.
  • Minimum Required Qualifications: MFA degree in Stage Lighting Design and experience in the field.
  • Desired Qualifications: Formal instruction in Sound design and/or Projections/media design. Significant Professional Experience in the area(s) of lighting, sound, and/or projections design for dance and theatre. College teaching experience.
  • Starting Date: 20 August 2012
  • Responsibilities: Function as the Faculty Lighting Designer, Sound Designer and/or Projections/Media Designer. Lead Shop Supervisor for these areas. Mentor student designers and technicians. Share responsibility for facilitating, organizing and supervising lighting, sound and projections/media in multiple venue facility. Designing on 2-3 shows per semester. Participate on department committees. Teaching a rotation of: Stage Lighting 1, Stage Lighting 2, Projection Design/Technology and Sound Design. Mentoring student designers, supervising practicum and paid student labor in the electrics shops and safety training of students. Participation in BFA portfolio reviews.
  • Applicants should send resume and three recent letters of reference to: Chair - Design Search Committee, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER, 261 UCB / Department of Theatre & Dance, Boulder, CO 80309-0261. Review of applications will begin 15 February 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Discussion:

University of Denver -- Assistant Professor of Theatre - Historian/PractitionerEdit

  • Source: https://www.dujobs.org/postings/15553
  • Description: Assistant Professor of Theatre - History/Practitioner. Department of Theatre. Full-time. Benefitted.
  • The specific focus of the position is firmly anchored in Theatre History, a key building block of the foundational work with which our students are required to engage. The position’s comprehensive value to our overall academic mission (which includes our professionally-modeled production programming) assumes expertise in additional areas of research and/or creative work. These areas could include design, theory/criticism, literature, dramaturgy, stage movement, and/or others, depending on qualifications and experience.
  • ​Minimum Qualifications:

-MFA or PhD
-Professional theatre experience.
-Significant teaching experience in academic/training environment.
-Demonstrated commitment to professional standards, mentoring and collaboration.
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work well with students, faculty, staff and community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • -A proven record of excellence in delivering Theatre History offerings with expertise in one or more additional areas of the theatre-making process. Such areas of expertise might be in Design and/or Literature and/or Theory and Criticism.
  • Job Open: 12/08/11
  • ​Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of the applications will begin January 2, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.Those who wish to apply must submit an online application and attach a letter of interest, C.V. and statement of teaching philosophy.
    Additionally, please submit three letters of reference with online application or mail to Frederic Barbour, Chair, Department of Theatre, 1903 E. Iliff Ave. Denver, CO 80208.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans. DU is an EEO/AA employer. Please see our extensive benefit package at www.du.edu/hr/benefits

  • Deparment Introduction: The Department of Theatre is dedicated to comprehensive undergraduate theatre training defined by its commitment to breadth of understanding, hands-on experience and excellence in Acting, Directing, Design, Playwriting, Dramaturgy, History, Literature and Management. It is comprised of seven faculty and approximately 55 majors. In addition to regular University coursework and research, the Department presents four major theatre productions each year, as well as numerous student projects.
  • Applicant contact email:jennifer.forsyth@du.edu

DISCUSSION:

  • (Jan 18) Email stating that review of applicants has begun and that they would be in touch in next few weeks.
  • phone interviews underway (2/3)
  • Email rejection (2/21) (x4)
  • Did you get the rejection after the phone interview?
  • email rejection said I didn't get an interview. so doesn't sound like there's an offer yet (2/22)

University of Findlay- VAP, GeneralistEdit

  • The University of Findlay seeks to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre, beginning fall semester 2012. We are looking for a team player to collaborate with vibrant performing arts faculty and staff. This is a nine-month contract.
  • An M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Theatre is required, and college teaching and directing experience are expected. Acting experience is a plus, as is knowledge of theatre design and technology. Responsibilities will include teaching 3-4 undergraduate courses and directing at least one major production per semester, recruiting, possible academic advising, and other routine faculty duties. Candidates should be able and willing to assume some administrative duties if asked and interact with a community performing arts advisory board.
  • We anticipate doing a national search for a tenure-track position for the 2013-14 academic year, and a successful visiting professor would be strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately.
  • Send letter of application, CV and unofficial transcripts, along with contact information for three professional references, to: Dr. Gary Johnson, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Findlay, 1000 N. Main St., Findlay, OH 45840-3695. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Acknowledgment of receipt of materials 5/4.
  • Rejection letter 6/21.
  • Job has been filled.

University of Florida- Professor/School DirectorEdit

    • Responsibilities: The Director oversees the School's administrative operations and provides leadership in its artistic and academic activities. The Director articulates the School's vision, goals and accomplishments to its many constituencies and is responsible for promoting the local, national and international visibility of the School. The Director also is expected to promote diversity and excellence in a growing program within a major research university, and to take a leading role in fund-raising, strategic planning, recruitment and professional development of faculty and staff.
    • For further information, visit the School website at: http://www.arts.ufl.edu/theatreanddance
    • Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must hold a distinguished record of achievement in theatre and/or dance, or a related field, and a terminal degree or professional equivalency that merits a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor.
    • Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate will bring to the position:
      Demonstrated success as a chair/director, assistant/associate director, or comparable experience as a theatre and/or dance administrator, Proven skills in budget management and arts advocacy .
      Strong organizational, management and communication skills, A commitment to shared governance
      A history of effective support of faculty, staff, students, and administrators, A demonstrated commitment to diversity; and evidence of success in promoting an environment that advances tolerance
      Effectiveness in recruitment/retention of faculty and students, strategic planning and accreditation
      Experience in securing external funding, Commitment to innovative and cross-disciplinary programs
      Demonstrated commitment to the field(s) of academic performance training through successful teaching, creative work, and/or scholarship.
    • Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida's online application system at https://jobs.ufl.edu. Online applications must include the following: (1) a detailed letter of application; (2) professional resume or CV. In addition, three (3) current letters of recommendation written expressly for the position should be sent separately.
    • The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by January 5, 2012, when the search committee will begin reviewing applications. Review of applications will continue until an applicant pool is established. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.
      Address Letters and Supporting Materials to:
      Professor Stanley Kaye, Chair, Director Search Committee, School of Theatre and Dance, College of Fine Arts, University of Florida, P.O. Box 115900, Gainesville, FL 32611-5900
    • To Apply: https://jobs.ufl.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=70867

University of Georgia- Assistant Professor, Acting & MovementEdit

    • Candidate will teach movement courses primarily at MFA level and both undergraduate and graduate acting courses , direct productions in University Theatre season, and will be expected to maintain professional profile as actor, director and/or choreographer.
    • MFA, PhD, or equivalent terminal degree with 1-3 years of teaching at university level. Expertise required in movement training system such as Alexander, Feldenkrais, Bartenieff, Suzuki or Laban.
    • Membership in AEA, SAG or AFTRA.
    • Expertise in two or more of the following techniques: mask-work, period styles, stage combat, non-western or Commedia techniques, LeCoq, bio-mechanics.
    • Review of applications begins November 7, 2011 and continues until position is filled.
    • Send letter of interest, cv, and three letters of reference in PDF to Professor Ray Paolino, Acting/Movement Search Committee Chair, c/o Steven Carroll (Business Manager), scar1106@uga.edu.
    • Visit: www.drama.uga.edu.

University of Hawaii- Assistant Professor of DirectingEdit

    • APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.
    • Source: ArtSearch
    • University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Arts and Humanities, Department of Theatre and Dance, full-time, 9-month, tenure-track, to begin approximately August 1, 2012, pending position clearance and availability of funds.
    • Submit cover letter detailing how you meet minimum and desirable qualifications in the order listed above, and are qualified to perform duties; resume; graduate school transcripts (copies are acceptable, however original transcripts will be required at time of hire); names and contact information of three references; hard-copy or online-accessible directing portfolio preferably with representative video excerpts; one-page statement of philosophy on directing and teaching directing. Materials will not be returned.
    • Application Address: Chair, Directing-Search, University of Hawai'i-Manoa, Department of Theatre and Dance, 1770 East West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822. All materials must arrive together by post.
    • Closing Date: Review of applications will begin 10/1/11 and continue until filled.
    • Discussion:
      • Anyone else here apply for this one- the portfolio seemed a bit much and I wondered how that would effect the numbers. I got the diversity survey email last weekend but otherwise nothing.
        • Got EEO survey on 9/12.
        • Got acknowledgement of app 10/11.
        • Phone Interview 10/20
        • 11/7 Received invitation to campus via 2nd phone call.
      • Has anyone heard anything on this one? Have they finished inviting/receiving campus visits? Wondering if I should hold out hope or assume this one's gone...
      • rejection email (03/13)

University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign- Department HeadEdit

    • The College of Fine and Applied Arts at the UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Theatre.
    • The successful candidate will have an established record of teaching, scholarly achievement, research, and/or creative work.
    • This appointment will be a full-time (100%), nine-month position with the likelihood of two months in the summer.
    • To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by November 30, 2011. For a full position description and to apply, please visit http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a resume and cover letter. www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.
  • Offer made and accepted (as of 5/28)

University of illinois, Urbana Champaign- Assist/Assoc Prof Scenic Design Edit

  • DUTIES: Teach majors courses in BFA and MFA scene design and participate in curriculum development and recruitment in these programs. Responsibilities include teaching scenic design and additional courses in areas of expertise; advising and mentoring students in scenic design; one design per year of an in-house production; committee and service work. The position may include oversight of scenic designs in the Department of Theatre, Department of Dance, and the Division of Opera within the School of Music. Continued external research/creative activity is expected.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Terminal degree or equivalent, teaching, and professional scene design experience required (USA membership preferred). Evidence of theatrical design artistry, ability to teach a range of courses, and effective organizational and communication skills are required. Proficiency in drafting (hand or CAD), digital rendering/rendering, sketching, model making and digital media are desirable.
  • In order to ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by February 15, 2012.
  • Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.
  • Please create your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your letter of application, curriculum vita or resume and names and contact information of three professional references who are familiar with your qualifications and experience. For full consideration, candidates must complete the Hiretouch application process. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact David Swinford via email at dswinfor@illinois.edu

University of Illinois, Chicago - Assistant Professor of ActingEdit

    • DEADLINE HAS PASSED
    • UIC seeks an established and distinguished teacher of acting sought to teach acting fundamentals to BFA and BA students within a conservatory-style training program, beginning 8/16/12.
    • Preference will be given to candidates with secondary expertise as a director or in voice (Linklater or Fitzmaurice) or in movement (Alexander, Feldenkrais, or Laban).
    • The successful candidate will have a proven record of excellence in teaching and in professional accomplishment as an actor, director, vocal or movement coach. Advanced degree required.
    • Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Clinical Assistant Professor (non-tenure track). Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Submit letter of application, cv, and contact information for three current, professional references in a single PDF document via the UIC job board at https://jobs.uic.edu/
    • Deadline: Dec. 1, 2011. More information: email Prof. Luigi Salerni: luigi@uic.edu.
    • DISCUSSION
      • Rejection email received - 2/21 (x4). Email said they received over 200 applications.

University of Illinois, Chicago - Director, School of Theatre and MusicEdit

    • Source:
    • Distinguished artist or scholar sought as Director, new School of Theatre and Music, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO, beginning 8/16/12; tenured Associate or Full Professor.
    • Responsibilities: develop theatre-music department into nationally recognized school and integrate unit into Chicago cultural life; teaching; administration; maintain professional career.
    • Minimum qualifications: terminal degree; significant professional experience; administrative experience; work experience in both disciplines; college teaching experience.
    • Desirable: record of program development and outreach; successful fundraising; multi-disciplinary artistic collaboration.
    • Submit letter of application, cv, and contact information for three current, professional references in a single PDF document via the UIC job board at https://jobs.uic.edu/ Deadline: Dec. 1, 2011. More information: email Prof. Tanera Marshall, tmarshal@uic.edu.
    • email received today - not on short list (04-10-12)

University of Indianapolis - Assistant Professor, Costume DesignEdit

    • Responsibilities will include designing for two productions per year; managing costume shop; supervising students in the costume shop and in production responsibilities; and teaching Costume Design and Construction, Theatrical Makeup, and Introduction to Theatre, and team-teaching Introduction to Theatre Design.
    • Qualifications: MFA or PhD in Theatre with professional experience, college teaching experience, and strong collaborative and interpersonal skills as well as a commitment to undergraduate liberal arts studies. Skills include teaching theatre design/tech classes, costume design and construction, and makeup.
    • Apply electronically at http://www.uindy.edu/visitors/hr.
    • Review of applications will begin January 9, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

University of Iowa - Assist/Assoc Professor, VoiceEdit

    • Source: HigherEdJobs.com
    • Teach four courses in voice and speech each year. Includes the design and implementation of a five semester vocal training curriculum for the MFA acting program, teaching beginning and intermediate voice for the BA degree, coaching departmental productions, mentoring and advising students, recruiting, and participating in departmental and university service responsibilities. Professional creative work or research/publication is expected.
    • Required qualifications are: MFA, PhD or equivalent professional experience, a strong and active record of performance and/or scholarship, and a minimum of three years of university level teaching experience beyond the TA level.
    • The successful candidate will hold certification and or demonstrate extensive training in a specific voice specialization such as (but not limited to) Linklater, Berry/Rodenburg, or Fitzmorris, and will be qualified to teach and coach such topics as physiology and anatomy, vocal styles, IPA, dialects, classical text and verse.
    • To apply go to http://jobs.uiowa.edu and refer to requisition #60014. A statement of teaching and artistic interests, and contact information for three references will need to be attached during the online application process.
    • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011 and continue until filled.
    • Received request for add'l information about professional activity in Jan, since then, nothing.
    • Offer made and accepted (3/14)

University of Iowa- Assist/Assoc Professor, DirectingEdit

    • Source:
    • Responsibilities include teach four courses per year in stage direction and dramatic literature. Primary responsibilities include participation in a six semester pre-professional curriculum for the MFA directing program; teaching beginning and intermediate direction for the BA degree; directing and coaching departmental productions; mentoring and advising students; recruiting, and participating in departmental and university service responsibilities.
    • Regular professional creative work and/or research/publication is expected.
    • Required qualifications are: MFA, PhD, or equivalent professional experience; a strong and active record of directing stage performances, preferably including LORT experience; experience directing and teaching courses in African American or Latino/a theatre; experience in outreach and community engagement activities; and a minimum of three years of university level teaching experience beyond the TA level. The successful candidate will demonstrate training and experience in a specific specialization such as Viewpoints, Grotowski or Boal technique, Shakespeare, etc.
    • Applications must be made online. To apply for this position go to http://jobs.uiowa.edu and refer to requisition # 60069.
    • A statement of teaching and artistic interests and methods, and contact information for three references will need to be attached during the online application process.
    • Review of applications will begin January 7, 2012 and continue until filled
    • Request for Phone Interview 1/30/12
    • Invitation as one of three finalists to campus in March/April (2/24/12)
    • OFFER MADE and ACCEPTED (5.1.12)

University of Massachusetts Amherst - SOUND DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY LECTUREREdit

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • POSITION: The Department of Theater at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst invites applications for a Lecturer in Sound Design and Technology. Over the course of the appointment, the individual will teach, mentor, and design. This is a full-time, 3-year renewable position to start September 1, 2012.
  • SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience and qualifications (nine month contract).

QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor's degree required, MFA in Sound Design preferred.
    • Strong, proven design experience at a significant professional level.
    • Strong knowledge of the most current audio technical practice including digital audio technology, recording techniques, and live reinforcement.
    • Candidate must be able to demonstrate the desire, ability, and enthusiasm for teaching.
    • Candidate must have a true interest in contributing to the students' development, confidence, and professionalism.
    • Candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and nurture a collaborative process with students, staff, faculty, directors, and visiting artists.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Teach a minimum of two courses on sound design and technology each semester, with an advanced course serving as a mentoring studio for a small group of students designing sound for departmental productions.
    • Design and implement sound for all departmental productions and projects.
    • Advise, guide, and mentor graduate and undergraduate students pursuing the study and career in the theater audio field.
    • Develop, improve, and administrate sound technology equipment and capabilities of the department.
    • Sustain a high level of professional work.
    • Provide administrative service to the Theater Department.
    • Experience in projection technology will be considered an asset.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae (including email and phone contact information for references) and three current letters of recommendation to: Michael Cottom, Chair
Sound Design & Technology Search Committee
Department of Theater FAC 112
151 President's Dr. Ofc. 2
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9331 The search committee will begin reviewing applications on February 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

UMass Amherst is a member of the Five College Consortium along with Amherst, Hampshire, Smith, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples. UMass Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

University of Mass, Lowell- Assistant Professor, Acting & DirectingEdit

    • DEADLINE PASSED
    • The English Department's Theatre Arts Program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks an energetic and collaborative colleague for a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professorship in Theatre Arts, with specialization in the area of Performance.
    • Teaching includes courses in acting and directing, Play Analysis, Introduction to Theatre and other general education theatre classes.
    • The successful candidate will be expected to continue professional work in theatre as well as to direct campus productions, advise and mentor students, assist with planning and coordination of department productions, assist with curriculum development for the new Theatre Arts major, and engage in outreach to schools and to the professional theatre community.
    • MFA or PhD in Theatre or related area, professional experience as an actor and/or director, significant experience teaching theatre in a college setting, experience organizing and mentoring students, ability to work some nights and weekends required.
    • Preferred Qualifications:Demonstrated success as a collaborative theatre artist, teacher, and colleague, excellent communication skills, secondary specialty and ability to offer courses in one of the following areas also desirable: mask/clown work; playwriting; theatre management; dramatic literature and theatre history, experience in program or curriculum development a plus.
    • Cover letter should detail qualifications, creative and teaching experience, and approach to performance/directing.
    • Three letters of reference will be required - (Email addresses of three references will be required during the application process).
    • Review of applications will begin December 1st.
    • Phone Interview Requested 12/23 (x 3)
    • Has anyone heard about campus invites?
    • Email rejection - 3/28
    • And were you interviewed? I've heard nothing but just assumed they'd send out rejections after contracts were signed.
    • My application status still says "in progress"

University of Memphis- VAP, Scenic DesignEdit

  • The Department of Theatre & Dance is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor for a one-year, non-tenure track position beginning August 18, 2012. Teaching responsibilities include courses in Scenic Design (all levels), rendering and scenographics, design research, Introduction to Design, and Introduction to Theatre. Opportunities exist to teach courses in allied design areas. Production responsibilities include serving as resident scenic designer or scenic design supervisor for a season of six productions. Supervision of the scenic design, properties, and painting production areas. Departmental responsibilities include advising and mentoring of MFA and BFA candidates.
  • Minimum Qualifications: MFA in theatrical design or production required. Demonstrated artistic ability in Scenic Design (primary) and allied design areas. Teaching abilities and commitment to student mentoring and development suitable for a professional training program offering an MFA/BFA in theatrical design. Proficiency in computer-assisted drafting is expected, as well as experience in computer graphics for theatre.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants are required to upload a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and reference list to include names and contact information for three references.
  • For additional information, contact Michael O'Nele, Department of Theatre & Dance, monele@memphis.edu.
  • Screening of applications will begin April 16, 2012.

University of Minnesota, Duluth- Assistant Professor, ActingEdit

  • The Department of Theatre at the University of Minnesota Duluth has a full-time, 9-month Assistant Professor of Theatre in Acting position available beginning 08/27/2012.
  • Responsibilities may include teaching Acting I & II: Realism, Acting III: Shakespeare Style, Acting IV: Masks/Comedia, Acting VI: Acting for the Camera, and other requisite duties of the position. Directing one main season production is expected.
  • Essential qualifications include M.A. or M.F.A. in Theatre with two years teaching experience in theatrical performance. Evidence of effective teaching and excellent written communication skills is required.
  • For a complete position description and information on how to apply online, visit https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=102294.
  • Complete applications will be reviewed beginning May 16, 2012.


University of Montana- Assistant Professor, Theatre History and Performance StudiesEdit

    • Source: HigherEdJobs.Com
    • Production-oriented school seeks outstanding teacher with current scholarly activity in theatre history, dramatic literature, and performance studies who will assume a pivotal role within a vibrant theatre training program in a liberal arts environment.
    • Successful candidate will teach four courses per semester, principally from the following: Theatre History I and II, Dramatic Literature, Introduction to Graduate Studies, Methods of Teaching Theatre, and Performance Theory/Criticism. Course load may also include other general-education courses or those in another area of theatre expertise/interest.
    • This individual will serve as faculty advisor to MA candidates and provide oversight to theatre-education undergraduates. Other responsibilities include student advising/mentoring, development and implementation of curriculum, dynamic contribution to the Acting/Directing Division, and serving on School and University committees.
    • PhD required. Begins Fall 2012.
    • Review begins January 9, 2012; continues until position is filled. For full position description and application requirements, visit https://umjobs.silkroad.com/.
      • Received email confirmation of materials. (10/18) (12/19) (1/10 x2)
      • anyone hear anything new on this one?
      • Phone interview request (x3) --date? (early Feb)
      • oncampus this week (March 7)
    • Rejection email 5/15

University of Mount Union- Assistant Professor Acting/DirectingEdit

    • Teaching responsibilities include courses in Acting, Directing, and Foundations of Theatre. Other teaching may be in the areas of Voice, Movement, Styles of Acting, and/or Acting for the Camera, dependent on the candidate's qualifications.
    • The position responsibilities also include directing in a varied production program that covers contemporary, period, and musical theatre as well as collaboration in the overall production process of the Department.
    • A strong candidate will have experience in curriculum and program development as well as departmental student recruitment.
    • Qualifications: M.F.A. or Ph. D. in Theatre with an emphasis in acting and directing, and experience teaching and directing at the college or university level.
    • Candidates will be expected to have completed their advanced degree by August 1, 2012.
    • Send a CV, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and three letters of recommendation either via electronic mail at humanresources@mountunion.edu (preferred method) or U.S. mail to Theatre Search Committee, Department of Human Resources, University of Mount Union, 1972 Clark Ave., Alliance, OH 44601.
    • Review of candidates will begin November 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.
    • Request for Phone Interview - 12/15
    • Phone Interview Requested 12/13
    • Request for campus visit - 1/18
    • Offer made and accepted - 2/15
      • Congratulations!!!!!
      • great candidate!!!!!!
      • Thank You. Thankyouverymuch.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas- Assistant Professor, Lit/Crit/HistoryEdit

  • Candidate will assume a pivotal role in a vibrant production-oriented theatre training program affiliated with the Nevada Conservatory Theatre. Candidate will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and have a primary specialization in the areas of: theatre history and dramatic literature/criticism.
  • Other areas of expertise may include: directing, dramaturgy, playwriting, and/or multi-cultural/intercultural theatre or other areas within the candidates expertise or specialization.
  • Candidate is expected to pursue a research/scholarship agenda on a national level and provide service to the department, College of Fine Arts and the university.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a Ph.D. from an accredited college or university. ABD will be considered with expected completion by August 2013. One year of full-time university teaching experience at both undergraduate and graduate level. Demonstrated record of publication, research and/or creative activity. Directing at the university level is a plus.
  • Position is contingent upon funding.
  • Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.
  • Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
  • Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on March 1, 2012, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.
  • Materials should be addressed to Phil Hubbard, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. .
  • request for phone interview
  • improptu phone interview -3/12 - as in they called and asked to do the interview right then. awkward, but did it! (x2)
  • two rounds of phone interviews (each from a different faculty member): one mid-March and one end of March. withdrew from search (due to accepting another position) but had been told their plan was to have campus interviews in mid-April (x2)
  • Anyone hear back from them after the second round of telephone interviews?--Yes, there were three campus visits beween April 9 and April 20.
  • Rejection email 5/24

University of Nevada, Reno- Assistant Professor, ActingEdit

    • Source: HigherEdJobs.Com
    • The university has supported theatre productions for well over a century and established an academic major in theatre during the 1950's. Forty years ago the department named its producing arm the Nevada Repertory Company and has regularly employed guest artists of national and international acclaim.
    • The successful candidate will possess a vision for the development of a growing undergraduate acting program, an interest in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary collaboration, and a commitment to collegiate engagement.
    • In addition, this position requires directing responsibilities with the Nevada Repertory Company, and conducting outside creative activity in performance appropriate to a research university.
    • Required Qualifications: M.F.A with an emphasis in Acting., Ph.D. or professional equivalency, demonstrated ability and enthusiasm to direct on campus productions, a commitment to collegial engagement and collaboration, an ability to teach an array of performance skills and methodologies
    • Preferred Qualifications: Professional performance experience in theatre, television, or film, a solid vision for the development of a growing undergraduate acting program
    • Closing Date: 11/21/2011
    • Applications must be submitted online at: https://www.unrsearch.com/postings/9772
    • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.
    • Discussion:

University of New Haven- Assistant Professor, GeneralistEdit

    • The successful candidate is expected to teach Introduction to Theater, Acting and other courses depending on his or her specialty area.
    • In addition the candidate will be responsible for directing 2-3 productions per year, advise students, help to grow and develop the program, engage in outreach to the professional theatre community and participate in university service.
    • Furthermore, the successful candidate will be expected to continue to build a portfolio of professional performances, creative activity or scholarly work.
    • The minimum qualifications include an MFA, M.A.Ed or Ph.D. in Theatre, Directing, Theater Education or a similar field, a record of quality teaching experience; experience directing plays, and excellent communication skills.
    • To apply, please submit the following materials to the address below: letter of application, CV, teaching portfolio (including statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, and sample documents such as course syllabi and assignments if available), and three letters of recommendation.
    • Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.
      Search Committee #11-95
      University of New Haven
      300 Boston Post Road * West Haven, CT 06516
    • or via email to hrdept@newhaven.edu (electronic submission is preferred)

DISCUSSION

Has anyone heard any news on this?

Nope (2/13)

2/21: received phone call from search chair, confirmed availability, set time to discuss position via phone

3/1: invite for campus interview

4/3: Offer made and accepted

University of New Hampshire- Assistant Professor, Musical TheatreEdit

    • Source:
    • The University of New Hampshire seeks an energetic teacher/director for its active Musical Theatre program.
    • MFA with experience in staging and music directing all genres of musicals. Duties include teaching a 2/2 course load (2 semester system), directing at least one musical production per year and in-house and NYC showcases, and vocal coaching.
    • Strong knowledge of musical theatre canon and history and piano skills are expected. Must be able to work collaboratively with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students.
    • More information regarding the department can be accessed at: http://www.unh.edu/theatre-dance.
    • Interested persons should submit a letter of application, resume, terminal degree transcripts, three current letters of recommendation and a video or DVD that represents their work.
    • Send all materials to David Kaye, Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 30 Academic Way, Durham, NH 03824-3538.
    • Review of materials will begin January 10, 2012 and continue until position is filled.
    • Hiring is subject to University funding approval.
    • Has anyone heard any recent news/status of this posting/position?

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Assistant Professor, Voice & SpeechEdit

    • The position leads vocal training for the Professional Actor Training Program (MFA) and serves as Voice and Dialect Coach for PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional LORT theatre associated with the Department of Dramatic Art.
    • The position teaches a comprehensive program in voice, speech and dialects at the graduate level, carrying a full course load of two courses each semester, and one additional course per year in “Voice for the Stage” for the undergraduate (BA) program.
    • The position will serve as vocal coach for PlayMakers Repertory Company (6 mainstage and up to 3 second-stage productions per season). Coaching duties will also include performance projects with the MFA Acting Program.
    • The position further requires active involvement in significant scholarly research, publication, and/or creative achievement. The successful candidate shall have demonstrated three years of experience as a voice teacher/vocal coach at the university, college, or professional level, and have demonstrated professional excellence as evidenced by prior professional achievement and ongoing professional contacts.
    • Applicants should possess a Master of Fine Arts degree from an accredited institution, have training in a recognized vocal methodology (Lessac, Linklater, etc.) and have facility and experience teaching a broad range of dialects utilizing the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
    • Applicants should click on http://jobs.unc.edu/2501810 from any internet browser to apply for the position and submit a cover letter and CV. Four letters of recommendation, from evaluators at the Associate Professor with tenure level or higher and/or professionals with significant artistic achievement and experience, should be mailed to Voice Position Search Committee, Department of Dramatic Art, CB# 3230, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3230.
    • Application deadline: November 14, 2011. For additional information, contact search committee chair, Jeffrey B. Cornell (cornell@email.unc.edu).

University of North Carolina, Charlotte- Assistant Professor, Costume DesignEdit

    • Teach 2 courses/semester including Costume Design and Costume History and design costumes for 4-6 productions/year. Also responsible for supervising associated student labs each semester and ongoing development of the undergraduate curriculum. High expectations for developing and maintaining a profile in the professional theatre and/or a record of publication commensurate with a tenure-eligible assistant professor.
    • Required qualifications: MFA in Costume Design and college-level teaching experience, or equivalent professional experience.
    • Desired qualifications: Professional design experience; experience working with a diverse student population. UNC Charlotte offers a BA in Theatre and Theatre Education.
    • Applicants should apply electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
    • Please attach a letter addressing this position and a current vita. Applicants should also submit the following: official transcript of highest degree, and three original letters addressing this specific position.
    • All short-listed candidates will be required to submit a portfolio. A quick turn-around is likely.
    • Send to Costume Design Search Committee, Dept of Theatre, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223-0001.
    • Screening of applicants will begin January 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
    • Asked to submit portfolio (1/23)o
    • on-campus interviews week of March 12
    • all on campus inteviews completed

University of Northern Iowa - Asst. Professor Costume Design & TechEdit

    • Qualifications: MFA or equivalent terminal degree required.
    • The successful applicant will have teaching experience at the university or college level. Teaching as a graduate assistant will be considered.
    • The applicant will demonstrate excellence and professional experience in design for theatre. The Department desires skills in computer-aided costume rendering and pattern drafting and the ability to teach in these technologies.
    • Responsibilities: Teaching introductory and/or advanced costume technology each semester. Designing costumes for one main stage production each semester. Supervising/executing costume designs in collaboration with other design faculty, staff, and student designers each semester. Supervising, advising and mentoring students as required. Teaching in the department core as needed or as professional interest dictates.
    • Other responsibilities include service to the Department , College and University.
    • Applications received by January 1, 2012 will be given full consideration.
    • Send application materials to:Eric Lange, Head, Dept. of Theatre, University of Northern Iowa, CAC 257, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0371 Phone: (319) 273-6386, Fax: (319) 273-6390 Email: Eric.Lange@uni.edu
    • Complete application will include; cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, vita, digital portfolio, and a minimum of three confidential letters of reference sent directly by their referees to the Department.

University of Oregon - Theatre ArtsEdit

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/MEDIA DESIGN THEATRE POSITION AVAILABLE

    • The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Oregon is pleased to announce a search to fill a full-time tenure-track faculty position, at the assistant level. We encourage our colleagues in academe and the profession to bring these opportunities to the attention of any qualified individuals who might be interested.
    • The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We therefore seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds, and who are eager to create an ever more inclusive and diverse theatre arts program.
    • We are seeking a dynamic individual to teach and serve in an active theatre arts program, offering B.A., M.A., M.F.A. (in design) and Ph.D. degrees. We seek candidates with expertise and experience to teach graduate and undergraduate students in the following areas: technical direction, production design, media (sound/video) design for theatre. This position requires maintaining an active professional association and design agenda in addition to regular job duties, including: technical direction for all University Theatre productions, supervision of three theatre spaces and maintenance of their equipment and safety codes; teach three courses per school year in media design and theatre technology. Faculty meet regularly and are expected to actively participate in matters of departmental governance and theatre production.
    • Required: M.F.A. in Technical Production or Production Design, experience in classroom teaching and shop supervision in a university environment.
    • Preferred: Three years professional experience in technical direction and/or media design for theatre, in addition to completion of the M.F.A., Ability to teach Vectorworks, Isadora, ETC lighting controls.
    • Application procedure: Application materials must include: three signed letters of recommendation, your complete C.V., and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and in joining our department. Please send all these to: John B. Schmor, Search Chair, Theatre Arts, Villard Hall, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403-1231. Please do not send materials by e-mail or fax. Please do not send portfolio materials until requested.
    • To assure full consideration, complete application materials must be received by November 1, 2011. The position will remain open until filled.

University of Portland, OR - Assistant Professor in Costume DesignEdit

    • APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.
    • Source:
    • University of Portland seeks to fill Assistant Professor tenure track position in area of Costume / Makeup Design starting August 2012. Applicants will have M.F.A. and record of college/university level teaching. Successful candidate will have excellent design skills, and demonstrate interest and expertise in construction. Position requires building productions in costume shop with part-time manager. Must demonstrate ability to teach Costume Design, Costume Construction, and Makeup. Candidate expected to teach general education arts survey course, as part of University's Core curriculum. See Full Job Description and Preferences posted on University's Human Resources website http://www.up.edu/hr/. Applicants must submit letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, contact information for 3 references, and electronic design portfolio by October 1, 2011. Send application materials to Search Committee Chair, Prof. Mindi Logan, via email: logan@up.edu. Put "Costume Design Search" as Subject line. Background investigation check required before final hiring procedures can be completed. Founded in 1901, UP is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university of 3600 students with a mission of Teaching, Faith, and Service. We are an EOE striving to employ personnel at all levels who support and enhance our educational mission and purpose.
    • Reduced pool of applicants were sent an email on October 17 requesting additional materials.

University of Portland, OR - Assistant Professor in Theatre History/CriticismEdit

    • APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.
    • Source:
    • University of Portland seeks to fill Assistant Professor tenure track position in area of Theatre History / Criticism starting August 2012. Applicants will have Ph.D. and record of college/university teaching. Successful candidate must demonstrate ability to teach Theatre History, Dramatic Theory and Criticism, and Text Analysis at graduate and undergraduate level. Candidate expected to regularly teach a general education arts survey course, as part of University's Core curriculum. Preference given to applicants with record of Directing. See Full Job Description and Preferences posted on Human Resources website http://www.up.edu/hr/ . Applicants must submit letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references by September 1, 2011. Send Application materials to Search Committee Chair, Prof. Andrew Golla, via email: golla@up.edu. Put "Theatre History Search" in Subject line. Background investigation check is required before final hiring procedures can be completed. . Founded in 1901, UP is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university of 3600 students with a mission of Teaching, Faith, and Service. We are an EOE striving to employ personnel at all levels who support and enhance our educational mission and purpose.
    • Has anyone gotten a confirmation of materials???
      • Not yet. Seems like that should have happened already. Deadline's not until Thursday. Maybe they're waiting until then?
      • Got confirmation of materials via email. 8/29 (x3).
        • Follow-up email indicating that search committee hopes to narrow candidates for next phases consideration by mid-October. 9/2 (x4)
      • Got an e-mail on 8/28 saying that the committee has decided to not accept applications from ABD candidates. (x3)
        • Yuck. Has anyone else heard this?
        • All the time, they usually just don't tell you. A lot of times ABD's just aren't considered if there are qualified peope with their degree in hand. You'll probably notice a huge difference in responses to your apps after you have your degree in hand. Too many people have been burned by candidates who didn't finish when they said they would.
        • When I was ABD, I usually would not apply unless the ad said "ABD considered." I was a finalist for a job a couple years back, but even after a successful campus visit, the dean of the college ultimately indicated she wanted a PhD, and I was knocked out of consideration.
        • So irritating - I think we all know we're not A1 candidates until the degree is completed, but committees should clarify at the start if they won't even look at ABDs or just silently pass over the applications. It's one thing to have wasted a weekend researching a dept and tailoring a letter when you know it's a long-shot, another thing to be flat out told you wasted your time.
        • Agreed ! I received the same response... and feel the same way. Why on earth would they not make it more clear? What's the advantage in getting more applicants that you're going to reject? I was hoping posting here would help me feel less annoyed but I think it hasn't. Ergh.
        • I think they did make that clear in the second sentence of their call which begins, "Applicants will have Ph.D . . "
      • Is it appropriate to ask for a confirmation of materials?
        • I have heard that it is always acceptable to check and make sure your materials arrived. Since the deadline is tomorrow, you would want the opportunity to resubmit if the materials were lost, for some reason.
      • Got rejection email saying they received over 100 applications, have narrowed it to 10 finalists. (x6)
        • The e-mail was gracious, and he apologized for its impersonal nature.
        • For those 90 of us that got the rejection email, as disappointing as it is - I feel super fortunate to get the news this early. I'd prefer this anyday over waiting 9 months (or forever) to find out that I'm no longer in consideration. Way to go Univ. of Portland and Search Chair Andrew Golla!
      • 11/10/11: Three candidates being invited to campus for interview

University of Puerto Rico- Assistant ProfessorEdit

    • The Drama Department of the College of Humanities, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, announces a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor for a specialist in diction, recitation, expressive reading and/or theatrical makeup, starting in January, 2012. Priority will be given to candidates able to teach in some of the following areas: theater history, textual analysis and theater criticism.
    • Requirements: Doctorate or MFA as minimum degree earned at an accredited university, competency in Spanish, teaching experience at the university level, potential to conduct research and engage in theatrical creation, an interest in participating in interdepartmental/ interdisciplinary projects and experience in the acquisition of external funding. The teaching load is 12 credits (four courses) per semester with the possibility of a reduced teaching load for research or creative work.
    • The initial salary will be $59,400 (Assistant Professor) or $43,820 (Instructor).
    • Send a letter of intent in Spanish, curriculum vitae, the academic record with all transcripts, a statement of the teaching philosophy, a published writing sample, a portfolio of your activities, student evaluations and three letters of recommendation on or before November 30, 2011, to: Prof. Dean M. Zayas, Acting Chair
      Department of Drama, College of Humanities, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
      P.O. Box 21819, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-1819,
      deanzayas@prtc.net, alejandrin.martinez@upr.eduR
    • Review of applications will begin immediately.

University of San Diego/The Old Globe- Head of MovementEdit

    • Source: HigherEdJobs.com
    • The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program seeks a nationally-recognized expert in theatre movement to join a faculty of active theatre professionals. In addition to teaching Theatre Movement, the position will coordinate all movement curricula, which currently includes Theatre Movement, Yoga, Alexander Technique, and Stage Combat. Candidates must be able to train actors in text-based physical choices, and should have extensive experience in teaching and coaching student actors in fundamentals of period styles and dance, especially Renaissance and Restoration. Additional expertise in choreography, stage combat, mask, and commedia is of special interest. Teaching assignments may also include undergraduate courses.
    • This is a tenure track position beginning September 2012. Terminal degree preferred.
    • Application deadline is November 15, 2011.
    • To apply, go to http://apptrkr.com/204938 and register as an applicant for job IRC5569. Also, please send letter of application, C.V., teaching philosophy statement, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Jan Gist, Search Committee Chair, Graduate Theatre Department, UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492. EOE.

University of Southern California - Acting TeacherEdit

    • Source:
    • The USC School of Theatre is seeking a full-time acting teacher for its professional MFA and BFA acting programs. Applicants should have at least three to five years teaching experience and substantial professional credentials.
    • Required skills include expertise in classical theatre, especially Shakespeare, as well as 20th century American work. Primary responsibility will be teaching the acting progression in studio classes that concentrate on text work and scene study.
    • Other responsibilities: fostering the excellence and vitality of both the MFA and BFA programs; promoting the School as a vital part of the arts and entertainment environment of Southern California; as well as advancing the reputation and visibility of the School nationally and internationally.
    • Start date for the hire is August 2012. Please send cover letter, detailed CV, teaching philosophy and a list of three references by November 1, 2011 to: Sonia De Mesa, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, School of Theatre, 1029 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089. USC is an EOE.
    • Discussion
    • Any word? (2/14)
    • Not yet. 2/21

University of Southern Indiana- Assistant Professor, Scenic DesignEdit

  • USI Department of Performing Arts seeks Scenic Designer beginning August 2012, to teach in professional training program with possibility to design for New Harmony Theatre (LORT D) during the summer months.
  • Candidate will teach a 4/4 load that will include one release time each semester for design assignments.
  • Must teach classes in scenic design, including instruction in both hand and computer drafting and model-making; period research; scene painting, and introductory theatre classes. Position will provide production management over scenery, paint, and properties departments in a program with a full-time staff technical director.
  • Professional and/or teaching experience desired. M.F.A. required.
  • To apply, please visit the USI Employment page to log in or set up an account. When completing the application, you will be given the opportunity to attach the additional documents required for this position which include (1) letter of application; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) names and full contact information including e-mail addresses for three professional references; and (4) digital portfolio (web-site links, etc., OK, or CD-ROM may be mailed.)
  • Portfolio material will not be returned unless a self addressed stamped envelope is sent with portfolio. Materials should be submitted to the attention of Dr. Elliott Wassermann, Search Committee Chair, Candidates selected for interview will also be required to provide unofficial transcripts, with official transcripts required at a later stage.
  • Review of candidates begins January 15 and continues until position is filled.

University of Southern Maine - Assistant Professor, Costume DesignEdit

    • MFA in Costume Design in hand at time of appointment. Teaching experience is required.
    • Professional costume design and/or professional costume construction experience is strongly preferred. Also required is the ability to collaborate with faculty and staff colleagues and contribute to departmental and university-wide endeavors.
    • Knowledge or experience with non-western costuming is desirable.
    • Responsibilities: The Costume Designer will teach up to three courses per semester which may include Makeup, Costume Construction, Costume Design/History, Introduction to Theatre, Production Management or other courses in areas of specialization.
    • S(he) will also design or supervise the design of costumes for 3-6 departmental productions. The Costume Designer will be expected to work closely with the staff Costume Shop Director. It is expected that the Costume Designer will actively participate in the construction of costumes. She/he will also work with colleagues to supervise and mentor student designers and stage managers. Photography skills for archival production photos desirable.
    • Additional consideration may be given to candidates who demonstrate experience and/or interest in cross curricular collaboration, particularly in the areas of visual art, media studies, graphic art or technology.
    • Please email letter of application, resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (as Word or PDF attachments) to: Lillian Campbell at lillianc@usm.maine.edu.
    • To ensure consideration, all requested materials listed above must be submitted as soon as possible as the review of materials will begin immediately.

University of Southern Mississippi- Associate Professor/ChairEdit

  • The University of Southern Mississippi seeks a Chair of the Department of

Theatre (planned to separate from the current Department of Theatre and Dance) at the rank of associate professor.

  • Required qualifications include demonstrated

experience in academic administration and budgeting; MFA or PhD degree in appropriate discipline; demonstrated ability to teach from among dramatic literature, history, criticism, research and / or playwriting; ability to work collaboratively with faculty and staff to support department seasons.

  • Preferred qualifications include significant experience in fundraising and marketing and

experience with graduate programs. A highly motivated, collaborative and organized leader is needed for this new position to focus on administration and academic leadership, and to help build the infrastructure of faculty and staff as the department continues to grow.

  • The Theatre program

currently has 8 full-time faculty, one to three adjunct faculty, three staff, and enrolls about 120 undergraduate and 24 graduate students from the Southeast and throughout the country. A member of KCACTF, the program is housed in a modern facility which includes three theatres, rehearsal hall, shops, and classrooms. The program produces a six-show academic year season, and Southern Arena Theatre, its summer repertory. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., 70 miles from the Gulf Coast and 100 miles from New Orleans.

  • Apply online

at https://jobs.usm.edu.

  • For full

consideration applications must be received by February 1, 2012. Start date is July 1, 2012.

University of Texas, Arlington- Assistant Professor, Musical TheatreEdit

    • SEARCH CODE: LIB102611ARTS
    • Applicants should have a minimum of 8 years experience teaching at the undergraduate level. Must have previous experience teaching undergraduates acting, voice for the actor (singing and spoken), dance for the actor, and directing for the stage at a research university.
    • Experience required in directing musical and non-musical productions at the university and community/professional levels. Significant professional performance experience as an actor, singer and dancer is also desired.
    • An M.F.A. or Ph.D. degree, plus experience working in collaboration with other university departments on productions is required. Past experience in student recruitment and coordinating a B.F.A. performance degree program is required.
    • It is preferred that the candidate have a research focus in American musical theatre.
    • Responsibilities will include teaching acting, movement/dance, voice (singing and spoken), other courses as assigned and directing musical and non-musical productions. Requirements include participation in university, college and departmental service, student recruitment, coordination of the B.F.A. performance sub plan and have an active research agenda.
    • Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, copy of terminal degree transcript, three letters of recommendation and three phone references to be received no later than 11.15.2011 to: P&MT Assist. Professor Search, Prof. Andrew C. Gaupp, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON, Department of Theatre Arts, Box 19103, Arlington, TX 76019-0103.

The University of Texas, at AustinEdit

Field of Specialization: Theatre and Performance History of the Americas

Job Description: The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track position in Theatre and Performance History, Theory, and Literature. A doctorate in either Theatre or Performance Studies is required of all applicants.

We are seeking a scholar with a deep knowledge of theatre/performance history and theory whose research centers on performance and culture across the Americas. The ideal candidate will focus on Latin America or the Caribbean. Preferably, the candidate's published work crosses disciplinary/national boundaries and is informed by one or more of the following: critical race studies, post-colonial theory, feminism/gender/queer studies, or ethnography.

The new hire will be expected to have a significant record of publication. The person in this position will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, including required core courses in the Theatre and Dance BA and the Theatre M.A./M.F.A./Ph.D. (Performance as Public Practice program). Previous teaching experience at the university level is required. The University of Texas at Austin does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment. Salary is commensurate with experience. Starting date: August, 2012.

Application Instructions: Application deadline: Review of applications begins January 15th, the search will kept open until the position is filled. Applicants are invited to send a letter of application, vita, statement of teaching philosophy and a writing sample (published article or book chapter) to the following address. In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of reference.

  • Any news on this one??
  • Candidates on campus this week (3/6)

University of Virginia- Associate Professor, ActingEdit

    • The University Of Virginia Department Of Drama seeks a distinguished teacher of acting at the Associate Professor (tenure-track) level to serve as the administrative head of its MFA Acting Program and as a primary teacher in a sequenced conservatory-style acting curriculum. This individual will also serve as the primary administrator and supervisor for an MFA company of acting students who, in addition to their studies, also teach our introductory undergraduate acting course. The program head will be responsible for initiating and guiding recruitment, which occurs every three years.
    • We are seeking an artist/actor who is actively and consistently engaged in the profession. The program head will rely on strong connections to professional theatres and theatrical organizations to aid graduate students with networking while at UVA and beyond, through guest artist workshops, internships, or professional showcases.
    • The applicant should possess a distinguished record of at least five years of teaching or coaching at the university or professional level and hold a terminal degree in Acting or Theatre, or have equivalent professional experience.
    • Desirable secondary specialties may include expertise in voice training, movement training, and/or directing. There will be opportunities to direct in the main stage season.
    • To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu) and electronically attach the following: curriculum vitae and cover letter; search on posting 0608962.
    • Please send three letters of reference to:
      Robert Chapel, Chair of MFA Head of Acting Search Committee
      Department of Drama, University of Virginia,
      PO Box 400128, Charlottesville, VA 22904
      OR via email to rcc2u@virginia.edu
    • Applications received by January 15, 2012 will receive priority consideration.
    • Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Theresa Lamb, tsl@virginia.edu
    • Received email regarding confirmation of materials (2/3/12)
    • Has this position been filled?
    • Rejection Letter 4/20/12
    • Word has it that this search was window dressing for Interim Head of Acting - so there you are. 5/8/12

University of Washington - Assoc/Full Professor, ActingEdit

    • The University of Washington is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure-track position at either the associate or full professor level for a master acting teacher with a national reputation to head its prestigious Professional Actor Training Program (PATP).
    • MFA in acting or directing or equivalent experience. Extensive professional experience required.
    • The Head of Acting will be responsible for recruiting students, overseeing faculty and curriculum, administering the PATP, and shaping the School's artistic vision and pedagogy.
    • Responsibilities include teaching in-depth studio classes for actors; coaching original, self-generated works and professional-level auditioning; directing in the season; and teaching in the BA program.
    • Desirable qualities include a background in solo performance and the creation of original works as well as experience in both screen and theatre acting.
    • Participation in academic administrative work including season planning and committees is expected as well as other forms of service and duties typical of a faculty position.
    • As a UW faculty member, the candidate will continue to practice his/her professional career, which the School accommodates in scheduling.
    • For priority consideration, submit cover letter, three reference letters, and resume, including professional achievements and record of recent teaching experience, to: actdir@uw.edu.
    • Applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2011 and continue until position is filled.
    • University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research, and service.
    • Search cancelled for this year - will possibly begin another in a year or two.

University of Washington - Assistant Professor in History, Theory & CritEdit

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    • The University of Washington is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position, to teach courses in theatre history, criticism and theory.
    • Ph.D. required.
    • Teaching will be a combination of undergraduate courses and graduate seminars. Fields of study with particular attraction include 20th- and 21st-century North American, British and European; contemporary global theatre; Asian and Asian-American theatre and performance traditions; and, African, Middle Eastern or Latin American theatre. An ability to consider the history and historiography of performance in a wide tradition is essential. An ability to develop interdisciplinary graduate seminars is also attractive, as is some production and/or practitioner experience.
    • For priority consideration, submit cover letter, three reference letters and resume, including professional achievements and record of recent teaching experience, to:
      Applications phdlect@uw.edu
    • Applications Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.
    • Confirmation of materials and affirmative action survey e-mail received 9/14
    • Confirmation of materials and affirmative action survey e-mail received 11/01 (x4)
    • I heard rumours of informal interviews happening at ASTR last month. Can anyone confirm?
      • yes. they happened.
      • will they also be doing other interviews before campus visits?
      • Yes. They already happened. Campus visits are scheduled.
      • So, if you didn't attend ASTR, you are not under consideration for this position? That would have been helpful to indicate in the position announcement.
      • Several jobs talked informally to potential candidates attending ASTR before the skype/phone interviews. I don't believe attending ASTR determined whether you were a finalist for these positions. I heard UW did skype interviews a few weeks back.
      • Their process is far from transparent and clear, for sure. But it wasn't that one had to attend ASTR but rather that at least a couple people under serious consideration happened to BE at ASTR and therefore snagged there for a face-to-face interview rather than over the phone. It seems almost doubtless that there were others as well but, for whatever reasons, the lucky folks for this gig are not on this site. It's nice to have a chance to provide the obvious.
      • On-campus interviews are taking place from the last-week of January through the 2nd week of February (2/6/12)
      • I am not sure of where you got your information, but all the interviews occurred during January and have been over for a few weeks already.
      • So what is the real story on this? I'm confused.
      • Campus interviews are over. Folks are waiting for a committee decision.
      • Offer made.
      • Q: I thought there were two jobs open. Anyone know if two offers were made?
      • Only one.
      • To the internal candidate?
      • Yes

University of the West Indies, St Augustine- LecturerEdit

  • 'THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, 'ST. AUGUSTINE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, WEST INDIES
  • Applications are invited for the post of LECTURER IN THEATRE ARTS
  • Applicants must possess a PhD in Theatre or related field with established practice in the Arts
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Master's degree in Theatre or the equivalent with established practice in the Arts
  • EXPERIENCE: Several years teaching experience and curriculum development at the tertiary level, Active Theatre Arts Practice, Experience in Caribbean Theatre as researcher, performer, director, dramaturge etc., Experience in Caribbean Dance, Carnival and Caribbean Musical Forms, Public service in the Arts, Experience in Educative Theatre
  • The candidate should demonstrate evidence of practice and research in Caribbean artforms; competence in the area of evaluation of student work, management of student projects (in various subjects and educational contexts); competence in the design, evaluation and development of Theatre Arts curriculum and curriculum materials; ability to utilize Information and Communication Technology.
  • The appointee will be required to: Teach courses in the Certificate, Degree and Post Graduate programmes in Theatre, Dance and Carnival Performing Arts; Develop courses and programmes in Creative Arts in partnership with other Faculty members, regional or international stakeholders; Supervise student projects and Academic Advising; Manage outreach projects and supervise research; Undertake a major responsibility for the supervision/and direction of annual Departmental productions.
  • PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES * Evidence of ability to work in a team and to inspire and mobilize student involvement in projects and productions. Positive disposition to the deployment of Information and Communication Technology in teaching. Proven appreciation of the inter-relatedness of the arts with a willingness to integrate the arts.
  • Detailed applications (two copies) should be sent to the Campus Registrar, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and/Tobago, W.I. Fax No. 1-868-6453275. Full particulars of qualifications, experience, date of birth, nationality, marital status and names and addresses of three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated. Further particulars of the post and application forms can be obtained at the above address and at www.sta.uwi.edu. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are invited to ask their referee to send references under Confidential cover directly to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by The University.
  • CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: March 23rd 2012.

Unversity of Wisconsin, Madison- Assistant Professor, Scenic DesignEdit

  • That candidate must be an innovative scenic designer with a record of outstanding professional accomplishments who can integrate traditional scenic design with digital design for theatre, as well as for the wider field of entertainment design.
  • Candidates should embrace both the practice and teaching of conventional skills (rendering, scene painting, 2-D and 3-D drafting, CAD drafting) and also project design, computer visualization, and the use of interactive/live media.
  • The successful candidate will complement both the other design areas (costume; lighting) as well as the program in theatre technology, working with them to produce a progressive and innovative program. For more information about the position please go to: http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_073086.html
  • QUALIFICATIONS MFA in scenic design, stage design, or closely-related field.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of both historical precedents and contemporary practices in the field. Two years of college teaching preferred but not required and membership in the United Scenic Artists preferred. The successful candidate should also embrace the role of contemporary technology as one of a vast spectrum of viable pedagogical methods. Applicants with experience working with diverse populations preferred.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application which includes a web link to a representative digital portfolio of work in the initial application letter to Melinda Menard at mmenard@wisc.edu.
  • Deadline is May 15, 2012. If you have technical questions please contact Professor Gail Brassard at gbrassard@wisc.edu.
  • Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

University of Wisconsin, Madison- Scene Studio SupervisorEdit

  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison's Department of Theatre and Drama is a collaborative community of artists and scholars - faculty staff and students - aiming to achieve the highest level of excellence in their teaching, learning, research, creative endeavors and outreach to the community and state. We are looking for an energetic and experienced candidate to provide instruction and supervise our Scene Studio (Shop).
  • Working in close coordination with the Theatre Technology Program Head on all pedagogical matters, the Scene Studio Supervisor will mentor MFA graduate and advanced undergraduate students in their assigned roles as Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director, Master Carpenter, Props Master, and/or Scenic Charge Artist. This mentorship role is an invaluable instruction mechanism for professional MFA students and our dedicated undergraduate population. Under the direct supervision of the Director of Theatre Production, the Scene Shop Supervisor works in coordination with the Production Manager, Costume Studio Supervisor, and Lighting/Sound Studio Supervisor to produce all shows in the Department's University Theatre season.
  • Go the UW-Madison link http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_073053.html to find out how to apply. Deadline is April 20, 2012.
  • Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point- Assistant Professor, 'Costume 'DesignEdit

    • Teaches costume design, costume construction and makeup design. Non-instructional responsibilities include costume design, makeup design, mentoring of student designers and supervision of costume and makeup execution for departmental theatre and dance productions.
    • MFA in theatrical design and/or technology required. University or professional experience in costume and makeup design required. Previous university teaching experience is desirable. The ability to work collaboratively with diverse students, staff, constituencies, and university faculty is required.
    • Assistant Professor, full-time, probationary tenure track.
    • Candidate must send letter of application that includes summary of qualifications, vita, digital portfolio or website link, statement of design/teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: Tyler Marchant Costume Design Search Committee Chair, Department of Theatre & Dance, 1800 Portage Street, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481
    • Review of materials begins December 1, 2011 and continues until the position is filled.
    • Call to set up a phone interview 1/18
    • Invited for a campus visit 2/9

University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point- Assistant Professor, Voice/MovementEdit

    • Teaches stage movement for actors, voice and articulation, acting for non-majors, stage dialects and stage combat (stage combat certification or stage combat experience with a willingness to pursue certification required). Non-instructional responsibilities include movement/vocal/dialect coaching for productions as well as combat choreography and stage direction as needed.
    • See our website for further information: www.uwsp.edu/theatre-dance.
    • MFA in Acting required.
    • University or professional acting experience required; university or professional directing experience a plus. Previous university teaching and combat choreography experience desirable. The ability to work collaboratively with diverse students, staff, constituencies, and university faculty is required.
    • Assistant Professor, full-time, probationary tenure track.
    • Candidate must send letter of application that includes summary of qualifications, vita, statement of movement/voice teaching philosophy (including preferred movement/vocal training techniques such as Suzuki, Alexander, Linklater, IPA, Lessac, etc.), copies of transcripts and three letters of recommendation to: Jeannie Hill, Voice and Movement Search Committee Chair, Department of Theatre & Dance
      1800 Portage Street, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481
    • Review of materials begins December 1, 2011 and continues until the position is filled.

Utah Valley University- Assistant Professor, Music TheatreEdit

  • Summary of Duties: Under the direction of the Chairman of the Department of Theatrical arts, the successful candidate will design and/or teach courses in Musical Theatre History, Acting for Musical Theatre, Sight Singing and Musical Theory for the Actor, Private Voice for the Musical Theatre Actor, and other courses as needed. He or she will also provide musical direction for Departmental musical theatre productions.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a terminal degree in Theatre, Music, Musical Theatre, or closely related field. Or, graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre or closely related field and at least five years of professional experience in directing, teaching and conducting music for musical theatre, private voice instruction with specific expertise in vocal styles for musical theatre, and performing for musical theatre.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to produce and perform works of musical theatre.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and instructional design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the assessment of training results.
  • Superb sight-reading and piano/accompaniment skills.
  • Ability to, and experience in, directing, teaching and conducting music for musical theatre.
  • Ability to, and experience in, the giving of private voice instruction with specific expertise in vocal styles for musical theatre, and performing for musical theatre.
  • Ability in and experience with student participation, supervision, and coordination of musical theatre events and performance.
  • Ability in and experience with planning and coordination tours, public performances, and student travel.
  • Ability in and experience with planning and working within a budget. Ability in and experience with advising students academically.
  • Online App: https://www.uvu.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=58540&jtsrc=www.higheredj obs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA
  • Open Until Filled

Utah Valley University- Assistant Professor, Voice & MovementEdit

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    • Summary of Duties: Create, manage and participate in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives; participate collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the department, the University, and the collective and individual interests of its staff and student body; support and seek always to fulfill the guiding concepts for the University embodied in the mission, values and vision adopted by UVU.
    • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or M.F.A & at least three to five years experience teaching at the university level.
    • Applicant must have experience performing, producing, or directing on the college or university level.
    • Professional acting, directing, or choreographic experience desirable.
    • Teach courses at all levels in the study of movement, voice, and diction relating to acting, stage combat, dialects, movement for musical theatre, and studies in movement/acting performance.
    • Provide innovative pedagogy in the voice curricula.Coach students in vocal production for the department's production season, when requested. Provide innovative pedagogy in movement and combat curricula. Provide movement, choreography and/or stage combat assistance for productions in the Department's season, as needed.
    • Direct plays and theatrical pieces for the department's production season.
    • Participate in the shared governance of the department and the university, including, but not limited to, serving on Departmental, School, and University committees. Work at off-campus sites and/or provide instruction through distance education when appropriate.
    • Advise students and supervise student voice/acting/movement projects.
    • Assist with program development, including development or improvement of the following degrees: BA in Theatre Arts, BFA in Theatre Arts, BS in Theatre Arts Education, Associate of Science in Theatrical Arts, and a Theatre Arts minor.
    • Assist with student assessment; including, but not limited to, participation in acting proficiencies. Help to expand existing partnerships with Utah Valley among area artists, theatres, and performance ensembles.
    • Extensive knowledge, experience and ability to successfully teach voice and diction, with particular focus on Linklater, Rodenburg, Berry, or other recognized systems. Extensive knowledge and ability to successfully teach movement knowledge and skills, including choreography and character movement. Society of American Fight Directors-certified in stage combat is preferred.
    • Ability to assume an advisory administrative role for performance emphasis students and the Department's performance program. Considerable creative energy and enthusiasm for furthering the connection of the Department to an increasingly diverse local, national, and international community of theatre artists. Ability to work/collaborate with a wide range of personality types. Ability to work under the constraints of a limited budget of both time and money. Ability to adapt to extremely variable hours (may include evenings, nights and weekends depending on the demands of productions.) Demonstrated commitment to diversity in all aspects of their work.
    • Online App

Valdosta State University- Assistant Professor, Voice & Diction/ActingEdit

  • The Communication Arts Department at Valdosta State University invites applciations for a ten-month, tenure track faculty position beginning August 1, 2012. Position will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in Voice and Diction, Oral interpretation, STage Dialects and courses in the Acting sequence and introductory coursees from the theatre curriculum as needed; serve as vocal coach for non-musical productions as requested by directors; advise, participate in departmental and university and community service and research.
  • MFA in Theatre or closely related field is required; doctorate preferred.
  • To apply submit a letter of interest, faculty application form found at http://www.valdosta.edu/academic/documents/Faculty_App2010.pdf, vita, contact information for at least three professional references, and official transcripts of all academic work to Theatre/Voice Search Committee, Communication Arts Department, VSU, Valdosta, GA 31698 or via email to ccates@valdosta.edu.
  • Closing date for consideration is March 1, 2012. For more information on the position phone 229-333-5820 or email Dr. Carl Cates, Head, ccates@valdosta.edu.

Valparaiso University - Fellowship (Humanities and the Arts)Edit

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    • We offer three two-year residential teaching fellowships in the areas of Humanities and the Arts for 2012-2014 for scholars seriously considering academic vocations in church related institutions. PhD, MFA, DFA, DMA, or equivalent terminal degree must have been received within 20 months up to and including August 2012.
    • Fellows will teach seven courses over a two year period; engage in scholarship or creative work; participate in a two year colloquium; work with a VU faculty mentor; and interact with representatives from a national network of church related institutions.
    • Faculty privileges; $45,000 stipend per year plus benefits, professional fund.
    • Application deadline: November 1, 2011. EOA/AA
    • Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2011-12

Virginia Commonwealth University- Assistant Professor, Voice & SpeechEdit

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    • This position is a tenure-eligible faculty position in the area of voice and speech. Service and advising duties and continuing professional work/scholarship is expected.
    • Theatre VCU faculty are expected to have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or have a commitment to do so.
    • Qualifications: Applicants must have a terminal degree or equivalent professional experience and at least three years of professional teaching experience at the University/College level. Experience coaching singers for musical theatre and expertise/certification in one or more voice and speech pedagogies is preferred.
    • Materials must be emailed by October 31st, 2011.
    • Please send electronic submissions only to Barry Bell, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre, Chair of Voice and Speech Faculty Search Committee at blbell@vcu.edu.

Waldorf College- Assist/Assoc,TD/GeneralistEdit

  • Waldorf College seeks candidates for a permanent, full-time Technical Director/Theatre Generalist. Responsibilities for this position include: all technical and design aspects of the theatre department's productions, directing two mainstage theatre productions per academic year, supervising the daily running of the department's scene and costume shops with a student labor force, provide technical support for the college's annual Christmas concert, teach three courses per academic year (specifically the technical theatre track and other classes based upon the expertise of the candidate).
  • Preference will be given to those candidates with experience in Shakespeare and/or costuming/makeup.
  • M.A. required; M.F.A. preferred.
  • Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.
  • Candidates should possess the following: 1. A strong commitment to the development and welfare of undergraduate students both inside and outside of the classroom. 2. Evidence of excellence in teaching at the college level preferred. 3. Commitment to continued professional development and involvement of students in undergraduate research. 4. The ability to relate well to students, faculty and staff. 5. Excellent communication skills. 6. A willingness to be responsible for student outcomes. 7. Willingness to meet prospective students and their parents who visit campus.
  • In January 2010 Waldorf College came under the ownership of the Columbia Southern Education Group. This relationship has allowed Waldorf to reach new students through distance education while strengthening the traditional residential program. The curriculum and student experience provided for students is born out of the Lutheran tradition of excellence in higher education. This tradition values service to the community, academic excellence, freedom of inquiry, liberal arts, and learning through discourse.
  • More information about Waldorf College can be obtained at www.waldorf.edu.
  • Send letter of application addressing the qualifications above, a current vita, teaching evaluation summaries (if available), three letters of recommendation, and copies of graduate transcripts to Dr. Scott Searcy, VPAA, Waldorf College, 106 S. Sixth Street, Forest City, IA 50436 or via e-mail to academicaffairs@waldorf.edu.

Wayne State University / Hilberry Repertory Theatre - Department Chair - Theatre/DanceEdit

    • Source: Chronicle: http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000693935-01
    • The Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University: 26 Full-Time Faculty and 8 Professional Staff
    • BS and BFA in Dance enroll 95 students; BA and BFA in Theatre enroll 175 students; and MA, MFA, and PhD in Theatre enroll 50 students
    • Annual productions include 7 dance concerts and 15 plays in three theatres and the Maggie Allesee Dance Studio
    • Home of the nationally recognized Hilberry Theatre Graduate Repertory Company, now in its 49th season
    • The Chair must provide leadership for the Department in all areas: curriculum development and assessment, recruitment of faculty, staff, and students, participation in university and community affairs, and fund-raising.
    • Required Qualifications include an appropriate terminal degree in Theatre or Dance, teaching experience, and creative/scholarly achievement to warrant a tenured appointment. Prefer experience administering nationally accredited Theatre and Dance programs in the context of an urban research institution, extensive scholarly/creative record, and qualifications sufficient for appointment as tenured Professor. Complete description, qualifications, and application requirements are available at: http://www.cfpca.wayne.edu/jobpostings.php
    • Nominations are welcome. Applications, including a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and list of five references, must be submitted electronically to http://jobs.wayne.edu. Nominations may be submitted to:
    • John D. Vander Weg, Chair, Theatre/Dance Chair Search Committee, College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, Wayne State University, jdvw@wayne.edu
    • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2011
    • WSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer
    • Offer made and accepted.

Wayne State- Lecturer, Theatre ManagementEdit

  • WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY - 12-month Senior Lecturer position in Theatre Management to begin August 2012 as Director of Promotion and Marketing and Head of the MFA in Theatre Management.
  • Minimum qualifications: PhD or appropriate terminal degree in Theatre or Dance, experience in theatre management/arts administration with leadership responsibilities, and college teaching experience or significant professional experience.
  • Preferred qualifications: PhD or MFA in Theatre Management/Arts Administration and 3 or more years of college teaching experience in Theatre Management/Arts Administration.
  • Duties: teach courses in theatre management, project planning, promotion and marketing, and related subjects. Full-fill service responsibilities for the Department, College, and University.
  • All applicants must use the WSU Online Hiring System at https://jobs.wayne.edu, referring to posting #038348. Electronic applications must include a letter of application; curriculum vita; and names, addresses, and contact information for at least five references. Please do not submit supporting materials at this time; fax submissions will not be accepted.
  • Applications remain open until the position is filled. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on February 29, 2011.
  • Inquiries about the position may be directed to Theatre Management Search Committee, Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, 3225 Old Main, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Western Kentucky University- Renewable Instructor- Ed/Children's TheatreEdit

  • The Western Kentucky University, Department of Theatre & Dance is seeking applications for a non-tenure track, nine-month Instructorship to begin August 15, 2012 for the 2012-2013 Academic Year. This position is renewable for the 2013-2014 Academic Year and possibly longer if budgetary support becomes available.
  • Classes taught will include Children's Theatre and Creative Dramatics, Theatre in Diversion, Play Production in the Schools, and Theatre Appreciation. This instructor will also supervise our children's theatre productions and activities, including a production that tours to elementary schools in the region.
  • Additional duties will include services as a departmental advisor, recruiter, and supervisor of the department's jury/portfolio review process. Candidates must hold at least a Master's degree in Theatre Education, have previous experience in producing theatre for young audiences, and have previous university level teaching experience.
  • Application review begins May 4, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Application materials must include a letter summarizing your experience and qualifications, resume/vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a copy of your graduate transcripts. Mail to:

    Scott Stroot, Department of Theatre and Dance
    Western Kentucky University
    1906 College Heights Blvd. #71086
    Bowling Green, KY 42101-1086
  • Strong internal candidate.

Westfield State University- Assistant Professor, Costume/Scenic DesignEdit

    • Costume & Scenic Designer with background and experience in costume construction to join a vibrant and growing theatre program.
    • Four- course load per semester that may include Introduction to Theatre, Speech, Costume Design, Scene Design, Scenography, and Theatre Production. Opportunity to teach other courses depending upon background and experience.
    • Will create two designs each semester in support of the Program's mainstage productions, and will participate in the execution of the costume design. Expected to mentor student designers & technicians and to participate in academic advising, department and university committees, and in the daily functioning of the Program.
    • Minimum Qualifications An MFA and proficiency with the latest computer software for scenic design and with full knowledge of and experience with costume technology required.
    • Preferred Qualifications Teaching experience at the college/university level and professional experience highly preferred. A performance background and experience in voice and speech for the stage strongly desired.
    • YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE TO BE CONSIDERED. FOR THOSE VIEWING THIS POSITION FROM ANOTHER WEBSITE, PLEASE USE THIS APPLICATION QUICK LINK: http://jobs.westfield.ma.edu/postings/145
    • Review of applications will begin November 25, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

Wesleyan University - Assistant Professor, ActingEdit

    • Candidates should have a MFA, PhD, or other appropriate terminal degree.
    • Professional credentials and evidence of artistic research are required. Teaching experience in a liberal arts environment is desirable. An interest in acting pedagogy is a must.
    • We seek candidates actively engaged with artistic research and innovation, and prepared to teach courses in introductory acting and at least one specific technique.
    • Specialization in voice for the stage is preferred; other desired areas of expertise are, though not limited to: movement; non-Western theater and cross-cultural techniques; actor's dramaturgy and devised theater; and new media and performance.
    • Complete applications will include the candidate's CV, a statement outlining artistic research, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi of introductory acting courses as well as course in field of expertise, and three letters of recommendation.
    • To view the complete job post and apply, please visit: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51480.
    • Applications received by December 15, 2011, will receive full consideration.
    • Received email that the search has been canceled. (2/10)

Western Carolina University- Assist/Assoc Professor, ActingEdit

    • Western Carolina University School of Stage & Screen seeks Acting Teacher for its BA & BFA programs to start mid August 2012. This is a full-time Assistant Professor renewable 1 year fixed term contract position with benefits.
    • This position is responsible for teaching a 5 course load each semester with course release for directing and/or other duties. Must be able to teach acting (majors & non-majors) and directing. This position will also teach courses in World Theatre, Theatre in Education, Theatre Experience (non-majors), and Integral Arts. Serve as an advisor to our student group University Players.
    • "Western Carolina University recognizes the Boyer model of scholarship and creative activity as a means of supporting its commitment to the stewards of place conceptual model and promotion of integrated student learning. Faculty are expected to integrate student learning with the scholarship of engagement to enhance the cultural enrichment of the University, surrounding region, nation and world."
    • To be considered, you must apply online. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
    • Complete application materials must include current curriculum vita, three references including contact information and a cover letter addressing requirements as outlined in the job description. Candidates who are given serious consideration may be asked to provide a sample of their work at a later date.
    • For questions or additional information, please contact Thomas Salzman at tmsalzman@wcu.edu
    • Thomas Salzman, Department of Stage and Screen, Western Carolina University, Highway 107
      Cullowhee, NC 28723
  • DISCUSSION
  • Email notifying I am in the short list of candidates. They want me to ship videos of my work. 01/04
  • rejection email 02/06

Western Illinois University- Assistant Professor, Musical DirectorEdit

  • QUALIFICATIONS: MFA in musical theatre, performance or directing.
  • PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Significant expertise and experience in performance, teaching, and directing for musical theatre is expected. Applicants who have strong keyboard, music, and/or choreographic skills are a plus.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Team-teach musical theatre performance and audition courses with 3 full-time vocal teachers, an accompanist and choreographer assigned to the program; provide expertise and advice for productions as needed; share advising of student directors in Studio Theatre; academic advising and mentoring of BFA students; teach other courses commensurate with training and departmental need.
  • Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package; see full benefit information at www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/< /A>.
  • A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for at least three references. Examples of work may be requested at a later date. Apply to: David E. Patrick, Chairperson, (de-patrick@wiu.edu) Department of Theatre and Dance, Western Illinois University; 1 University Circle; Macomb, IL 61455-1390.
  • Screening of applications will begin March 17, 2012.

Whitman College- Assistant Professor of Theatre, Acting/DirectingEdit

    • APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.
    • Source: HigherEdJobs.com
    • The Theatre Department of Whitman College seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (Acting, Directing), beginning in August 2012. Qualifications: professional experience, terminal degree (MFA or PhD), college teaching experience, and a commitment to excellence. The successful candidate will teach a five-course load, offering courses in Beginning and Intermediate Acting, as well as direct two productions per year, mentor students, and participate in the recruiting of guest artists and the operation and development of an active production season.
    • To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/ click "Faculty" and "Assistant Professor of Theatre (Acting, Directing)." The following materials are required: letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statements addressing the candidate's teaching interests and scholarly agenda; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. See online job description for specific application instructions. Deadline: September 23, 2011. 
    • Anyone know if this is a replacement hire or a new position?
      • Replacement.
    • Discussion:
      • Here's a really interesting profile I found online about this school.
      • received invitation to skype/phone interview (x3)
        • Invitation by email or phone?
          • via email on 10/6 (x2)
          • Following skype interview, gracious rejection via email (12/8)
          • rejection email received, offered made. 12/15

Whitman College- Assistant Professor, Playwriting/History/LitEdit

    • APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.
    • Source: HigherEdJobs.com
    • Qualifications: professional experience, terminal degree (MFA or PhD), college teaching experience, and a commitment to excellence.
    • The successful candidate will teach a five-course load, offering a sequence of courses in History and Literature, Playwriting and Beginning Acting, as well as direct two productions per year, mentor students, and participate in the recruiting of guest artists and the operation and development of an active production season.
    • We are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship, pedagogy, and/or professional experience will contribute to the college’s commitment to the incorporation of global perspectives into the curriculum. Whitman College wishes to reinforce its commitment to enhance diversity, broadly defined, recognizing that to provide a diverse learning environment is to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society.
    • In their application, candidates should address their interest in working as teachers and scholars with undergraduates in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction; how their cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to diversity; and their interest in participating in the College’s general education offerings as well as engaging in cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.
    • To apply, go to: https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click “Faculty” and select “Assistant Professor of Theatre (Playwriting/History/Literature).” The online position description includes specific instructions on submission of materials.
    • Required: letter of application; curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statement addressing the candidate’s teaching interests; scholarly agenda; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.
    • Deadline: October 21, 2011.
    • Discussion:
      • Here's a really interesting profile I found online about this school.
      • Has anyone checked out their faculty home page? They happen to have a Visiting Assist. Prof. who fits their job description to a T. Still worth applying???
      • Yes - it is always worth applying. Don't assume they will hire the VAP. (x2)
        • You never know if the VAP has expressed an interest in leaving the school/area and that's maybe why the job is posted.
        • How are we supposed to upload our own reference letters? I don't have access to confidential letters and need to send them from a letter service...
        • If you're using interfolio, you can click on the name of your confidential recommendor, and it will direct you to a specific email address. If you enter that email address in the online app when you're asked for references, it prompts Whitman to download letters directly from interfolio, keeping everything confidential.
        • From Whitman Employment website: "Required letters of recommendation should be emailed to Qi Jia, Administrative Assistant, Harper Joy Theatre, at jiaq@whitman.edu. (In the application you will be asked to provide the names and contact information of three references for information only.)"
      • Anyone heard anything from this one yet?
      • Bueller? Bueller? (2/1/12) x 2
    • Finally, via email 3/5/12: an offer has been made to another candidate (x4)

Winona State- Assistant Professor, Performance/GeneralistEdit

    • Source:
    • This position is a fixed-term appointment for the 2012-2013 academic year with the possibility of renewal depending upon departmental budget/need.
    • As a faculty member in our Theatre Department, you will be responsible for teaching the following curriculum: 1) Performance 1 (Acting); 2) Performance II and II (Advanced Acting); 3) Theatre Appreciation; 4) Oral Interpretation; and 5) a Topic course in Theatre.
    • Additional duties include directing one mainstage production per year and advising majors and minors.
    • If you possess a PhD or MFA in Acting or Directing (by date of application) and have university level teaching experience in acting or directing, we encourage you to apply.
    • Review of applications begins 11/1/11.
    • Position available pending budgetary approval.
    • contacted for Skype interview by phone, 1/25
    • Campus invite by phone, 2/15
    • Rejection email (4/11)

Wittenberg University - Assistant Professor, GeneralistEdit

    • The position is responsible for teaching acting I and II, playwriting, contemporary American drama, history of the theatre, the theatre survey course, and senior seminar.
    • It is hoped that the individual filling the position will contribute to the honors program's offerings and WittSem program for first-year students. In addition to teaching in the classroom, this position annually requires directing as part of the main stage season and advising students.
    • Applicants must be committed to teaching in a liberal arts environment as well as to professional activity and service to the department and university.
    • A Ph.D. in theatre is preferred although an appropriate MFA will be considered. Degree requirements must be met by August 2012, when the appointment would be made. Additionally, we require 3 - 5 year's teaching experience.
    • Additional Information: Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2012.
    • Interested applicants MUST set-up an account and make application through our online system. To apply, please click on or copy/paste this link into your browser:
      http://wittenberg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=28519
      Then, upload the following documents in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat format.
      1. Curriculum Vitae, 2. A brief statement of teaching interests and philosophy, 3. Names of three professional references (with phone numbers and email addresses)
    • Letters of reference may be uploaded with your application as PDF files on letterhead or mailed directly to Dr. Corwin Georges, Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, Wittenberg University, P.O. Box 720, Springfield, OH 45501-0720, cgeorges@wittenberg.edu.
    • Warning: this place has an undergrad student named Hamlette or something like that. Kid's a psycho. [Ha, ha!]
    • Received email request for phone interview. (1/27)
    • Phone interview (2/1)
    • Rejection email (03/13)
    • Offer made and accepted (2nd hand info, but reliable)

Wright State University- Assistant Professor, Design/TechnologyEdit

  • Assistant Professor of Theatre Design/Technology B.F.A. professional training program at Wright State University seeks technical theatre specialist with expertise in scenery technology and stage management for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning September 2012.
  • Teaching responsibilities include courses in stage management, stagecraft, scenery technology, and either hand drafting or AutoCAD/Vectorworks.
  • Duties include supervising and advising stage management students, and assisting with scenery load-ins for departmental productions and special events. Strong knowledge of scenic materials and construction techniques is required.
  • Required qualifications: MFA or equivalent professional experience considered. Professional experience in technical theatre and/or stage management.
  • Desired: At least 1 year university teaching experience; rigging expertise; ability to design scenery for 1 or 2 shows per year.
  • To apply go to: https://jobs.wright.edu/postings/4738 by February 1, 2012 for first consideration.

Wright State- Instructor, Musical Direction/AccompanimentEdit

  • Wright State's University's Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures seeks a Musical Director/Accompanist for its Musical Theatre Program. This full-time, benefits paying position will musical direct and conduct WSU Theatre productions, plus special events. He/she will also teach private voice lessons, coach and accompany classes and auditions.
  • Required: Excellent piano skills, substantial experience as a musical director/conductor (both at the piano and standing), and ability to transpose on sight. At least two years' experience conducting and coaching at the professional level or university/conservatory level. Extensive knowledge of musical theatre repertoire.
  • Preferred: Professional experience as a conductor, musical director or vocal coach. Knowledge of programming electronic keyboards. Experience as arranger or other related skills. Ability to teach rudimentary signing and theory.
  • To apply go to https://jobs.wright.edu/postings/5092 by April 2, 2012 for first consideration.

Yale - Assist/Assoc Professor (Adjunct), SingingEdit

    • APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.
    • Yale School of Drama seeks a full-time Singing teacher for the MFA Acting program
    • Responsibilities include teaching classes and tutorials, mentoring students, and serving as a vocal coach for productions at the School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre.
    • Singing training at YSD is focused on acting through song; teacher works with student singers at all levels of skill and experience. The ideal candidate has a thorough grounding in healthy and expressive vocal technique, substantial experience teaching singing for actors in a professional conservatory environment, and an active professional practice.
    • Basic piano-playing skills and knowledge of the American musical theatre canon are a plus. Ability to collaborate closely with other Voice/Speech and Alexander Technique faculty is essential.
    • Please send a detailed CV or professional resume, a cover letter, including a statement about the mission and best practices of singing training, plus three letters of recommendation to: Walton Wilson, Search Committee Chair, YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA, POB 208244, New Haven, CT 06520-8244. Electronic copies may be sent to walton.wilson@yale.edu, subject line “Singing Search.”
    • Review of applications begins October 1, 2011.
      • Position filled; incumbent was hired. Not really a search, just a formality required when changing part-time status to full-time.

Yale - Assistant Professor, Theatre Studies & East Asian Lang/LitEdit

    • APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED.
    • Source: ArtSearch
    • The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and the Program in Theater Studies announce a search to make a tenure-track appointment as assistant professor in the field of Japanese theater and performance, to begin July 1 2012.
    • The appointee will teach undergraduate and graduate courses on Japanese theater and performance (such as Noh, Bunraku, Kabuki, modern and contemporary theater, etc.) and courses in the Theater Studies program. Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
    • Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample chapter or scholarly paper (30 pp. maximum) and three letters of recommendation to: Japanese Theater Search, Theater Studies, YALE UNIVERSITY, Box 208296, New Haven CT 06520-8296. Fax: 203-432-1308.
    • The review of applications will begin September 12, 2011.
      • Am I the only person who applied for this? Have heard no confirmation at all, but judging from this entry, no one has... (Sept 27, 2011).

Yale - Chair of Playwriting ProgramEdit

    • Source:
    • Reporting to the Dean of the Yale School of Drama, this position requires a senior professor of playwriting to recruit students; oversee faculty and curriculum; and administer and teach in one of the nation's leading three-year conservatory MFA programs, with a faculty that includes Paula Vogel, Eugene O'Neill Professor of Playwriting and Playwright-in-Residence at Yale Repertory Theatre.
    • Applicants should have demonstrated leadership in the field with at least ten years combined experience of professional work in the theater at an advanced level and distinguished teaching in the field.
    • The appointment will be as an Associate Professor (Adjunct) or Professor (Adjunct) of Playwriting and will be for the term of one to five years beginning July 1, 2012, renewable, and includes competitive salary with full faculty benefits.
    • Send resume, cover letter, and references to: Chair, Playwriting Search Committee, YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA, P.O. Box 208244, New Haven, CT 06520-8244. Fax: 203-432-8337. Yale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications accepted until the position is filled.
    • POSITION FILLED: http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/yale-turns-to-royal-shakespeare-company-for-its-new-playwriting-chair/

Yale- Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships, Performance StudiesEdit

  • Two-Year Post-Doctoral Fellowships, beginning in 2012-2013. Interdisciplinary Performance Studies at Yale (IPSY), funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
  • Criteria for selection will include a Ph.D. by the beginning of the fellowship period and a research specialty in some aspect of performance or the literature produced in connection with performance, including but not limited to theater, drama, dance, music, performance art, and social performances as viewed from a humanistic perspective.
  • Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary teaching, research, and publication in performance studies.
  • Fellows will teach one course per term; attend program seminars and events.
  • Search will continue until the positions are filled. Send letter of application, CV, and the names and addresses of three references to: Joseph Roach, Sterling Professor of Theater and English, c/o May Brantley, Administrator, Department of Theater Studies, 220 York Street, P.O. Box 208296, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8296.

4/9 - Received application receipt with a note to expect "further instruction" from Joseph Roach. Did everyone get this? I'm trying to gauge if this is an indication of short listed status or merely an acknowledgement. Thanks!

4/10 - Yes, that seems to be the case, at least according to the chatter on the posting cross-listed on the Humanities Post-Doc Wiki.

People on the other Wiki have noted requests for further materials for this posting (4/20 was the date given, I believe).

Young Harris College, GA - Asst/Assoc Professor/Dept ChairEdit

    • Young Harris College invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre and Theatre Department Chair position.
    • Successful candidates will have an appropriate terminal degree in Theatre, significant artistic and/or academic achievement, and teaching and professional activity to warrant appointment to a tenured track. Other preferred qualifications are experience in the administration of a theatre department, leadership and organizational skills, budget development and management experience, and experience with NAST accreditation policies and processes.
    • Responsibilities include leadership of the departmental faculty and staff, leadership in developing, maintaining, and enhancing the curricula, management of the departmental budget, teaching in the area of expertise as appropriate, and continuing personal scholarly/creative activity.
    • Candidates should apply electronically at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=1046371.
    • Applications should include a cover letter, CV and three letters of recommendation. In addition, transcripts should be sent electronically to HumanResources@yhc.edu or by mail to Dr. Keith DeFoor, Theatre Search Chair, Human Resources Office, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582.
    • Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
    • The job posting has been closed on the school's website.

Young Harris College, GA- Assistant Professor Musical Theatre/PerformanceEdit

  • Young Harris College invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of Theatre beginning August 1, 2012.
  • Successful candidates will have an MFA in Acting or Directing, or other appropriate terminal degree in Theatre or Musical Theatre, significant artistic and/or academic achievement, and teaching and professional activity to warrant appointment to a tenure track.
  • Responsibilities include directing main stage productions (musical and non-musical), teaching Acting, Voice and Diction, Theater Appreciation, and other courses in the Theatre and Musical Theatre degree tracks; advising theatre and musical theatre students; continuing personal scholarly/creative activity; and a strong commitment to teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts setting.
  • Candidates should apply electronically at https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=1271531. Applications should include a cover letter, CV and three letters of recommendation. In addition, transcripts should be sent electronically to HumanResources@yhc.edu or by mail to Dr. Keith DeFoor, Theatre Search Chair, Human Resources Office, Young Harris College, P.O. Box 68, Young Harris, GA 30582.
  • Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Specific questions about the position can be directed to Dr. DeFoor.
  • Search Cancelled

Youngstown State University- Assistant Professor, Hist/Lit/CritEdit

  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D in Theater History/Literature.
  • The candidate should provide evidence of successful university teaching and scholarship.
  • Will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in History of Theater, Script Analysis, Dramatic Literature and general education courses in film history and theater appreciation for non-majors in a NAST accredited program in theater. Other teaching areas dependent upon interest and qualifications.
  • Will direct one mainstage production each year, and possibly a second, based upon interest and the needs of the program, and do scholarly research appropriate to the discipline. Must have good people skills, and be an enthusiastic advocate for a growing department of theater and dance. Expected participation in department, college, and university level service activities.
  • Chairperson, Dance and Theater
    Youngstown State University
    One University Plaza
    Youngstown, OH 44555
  • http://jobs.ysu.edu
  • Rejection via mass e-mail form letter, 4-2-12 (x3)
    • Yes, and what about that Subject line: "Recommendation Made." Got my hopes up!
    • PS: You're not it. <Whaa-Whaa!>

Youngstown State University- Assoc Professor/ChairEdit

  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Theater History/Literature. The candidate should provide strong evidence of successful university teaching and scholarship, have held the faculty rank of Assistant or Associate Professor for a period of five or more years, and had experience as financial manager and principal administrator in a degree-granting theater program in higher education.
  • Will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in History of Theater, Script Analysis, Dramatic Literature and general education courses in film history and theater appreciation for non-majors (other classes based upon interest and qualifications).
  • Will also be expected to serve a 5-year term as Chairperson of a NAST accredited program in theater. Must direct one mainstage production each year. Must have good people skills, a progressive outlook and be an effective advocate for a growing department of theater and dance. Expected participation in department, college, and university level service activities.
  • Position is contingent upon funding.
  • Chairperson, Theater and Dance
    Youngstown State University
    One University Plaza
    Youngstown, OH 44555
  • http://jobs.ysu.edu
  • acting tips

DiscussionEdit

2011 - 2012 page is up! Let's have another great year of discussion and setting a path for the future of University and College Performing Arts Departments!

  • Thanks to whoever got us up and running! (x 3 thank you!)

I'm not sure if this is the forum for this kind of discussion, but I'm being dissuaded by a mentor from pursuing the Reed position because to his eyes, it looks like they're trying to get a director/acting teacher with a little scholarship on the side. That particular position aside, thoughts about navigating the theory/practice divide? Is conventional wisdom that those who want directors want regional credits, not some Ph.D. with a few departmental productions?

  • I would absolutely ignore anyone who tells you not to apply for a job for which you are qualified. If you're not qualified for the position or wouldn't take it even if they offered it to you, you shouldn't apply, of course. But not applying for something because the school wants to get a diverse instructor into a position? That's an attitude guaranteed to keep you from getting any job at all. And every new, young professor I know who has been hired over the past few years as an acting/director person has still been expected to attend conferences and publish -- these aren't people who are going to lose their jobs if they don't get a book out before tenure -- but they're still expected to be a part of a larger, national conversation about theater.
  • I agree with the response about attitude.. but I'm not sure I understand the question about "navigating the theory/practice divide." Is the mentor trying to dissuade you because he thinks that scholarship is a bad thing? Or that you won't qualify for the director/acting part of it? Why not go for it?
    • His reading of the ad is that they're definitely looking for an acting teacher/director, and that I'm not accomplished enough at either of those to be a serious contender. It threw me, because the ad didn't read that way to me. I'll still apply, and definitely appreciate the responses. Thanks!
    • I know Reed well, and it's definitely worth applying. They have a small department (two professors only) and need someone who can do a little bit of everything, and will complement the person who's already there. Go for it!
  • Definitely apply if you're qualified and can perform the duties of the job. Yes, if somebody with amazing regional LORT directing credits and an MFA or PhD from a respected institution applies, they'll probably be ranked ahead of you even if your scholarship is "better." But if no such person applies? Or their top candidate(s) get better offers? Trying to out-think a job listing is a sure path to madness, and at the end of the day you will not get 100% of the jobs you don't apply for.

I am a bit confused about the Northwestern position. On this site it says the application is due by the end of September, but elsewhere on the Northwestern website, I found the deadline to be 12/2/2011. Anyone have any insights?

  • Why not just submit by the earlier deadline to be safe? Of course you could also email the dept admin person to clarify if the Sept deadline is tight for you.
  • I believe there are two jobs at Northwestern with separate deadlines. One (already listed here) is in the department of Theatre, the other in the department of Performance Studies.

Is it me, or are the jobs this year very scarce? Far and few....

  • Take a breath and spare your ulcer; the year has barely begun. The 2011/12 ads seem to be rolling in slowly but not surprisingly so. The pace always seems to pick up by the time Thanksgiving comes around... Perhaps it is generally taking that long for SC's to get their semesters on track enough to pay attention to a search.
  • I agree, it's only mid-September- just the beginning of the season. Most faculty are just getting back into classes and have just started to review or finalize what they want in their ads. However I posted a few new ones above just to cheer you a little. I can also say that not many people are posting job listings here; I say this because I have personally posted well over half of the listings above. Chime in folks.
    • I'm happy to help with the posting of new jobs, but I can't figure out how to add a new category. Can someone point me to what I am sure is an easy way to do this?
    • Click "Edit" at the top of the page. Paste the ad language in the appropriate place (please keep alphabetical order for entries). Mark the NAME of the school / position with "Heading Two" (click the Format tab at the top of the Edit window to find the heading settings). Use bullet points for subsequent information, details, comments. Don't worry about adding categories. Hope this helps.
    • Thanks for the information. I added the Pacific Lutheran job above.
    • Thanks for the how-to.
  • Did a quick scan of last year's page. Of the 154 positions listed (compared to 118 as of 11/06), application deadlines were as follows:
    • September 2010: 3
      • Compared to 7 this year
    • October 2010: 6
      • Compared to 11 this year
    • November 2010: 39
      • Compared to 17 this year
    • December 2010: 33
      • Compared to 7 this year
    • January 2011: 24
      • Compared to 4 this year
    • February 2011: 5
      • Compared to 0 this year
    • So, in short, the bulk of the submission deadlines tends to be Nov - Jan, so we should start to see listings pick up pretty quickly for December and January deadlines, which made up approximately 40% of the available positions last hiring season.

A couple of posters have started adding the source of the job announcements. This is a great help. Can all future postings include this info?

  • I included a place for people to include this info in each listing. Please feel free to fill in the blanks, y'all.

This isn't discipline specific, but when both email and hard copy submissions are accepted, is there conventional wisdom about which is better to send?

  • I have sent emails to the search chair in certain situations to ask which they prefer. I'm a little old fashioned, and I prefer to send a hard copy when possible, because that guarantees that the search committee sees all of my materials exactly the way I want them to see them, at least for the first pass. There have also been times also where I probably engage in overkill by sending a basic email with my cover letter and CV for immediate perusal, but indicate a more extensive application packet will be arriving by mail within the next few days. Who knows what the search committee thinks of such tactics, but that way I know all of my bases are covered, and they know that I am seriously interested in the position.

"Marginal school with tiny department in the middle of nowhere seeks LORT director, with Broadway design credits, book publication and the ability to play piano who can also walk on water, herd cats, and change tin to gold for low paying entry level position - pending budgetary approval." At least this is how some of these ads seem- you just gotta laugh at some of them.

  • I know one thing. When I have attained that elusive TT job, I will certainly let my voice be heard when I serve on a faculty search committee regarding the selection criteria/process.
  • As someone serving on a committee for the first time, I made myself the same promise. While my fellow search committe members agree with me, I've also discovered that (in our case) there are regulations imposed by HR on what we can and cannot communicate with applicants. For example: I favored sending out polite "no thank yous" as soon as we knew that we were not interested in someone. However, the rules state that we cannot actually communicate with applicants - that it is HR's responsibility to communicate once the applications have been "closed" by an administrator. Point being: yes, do your best to make the process easier, but don't always assume that the search committee can do whatever they want.

There have been several times that I have requested more letters of recommendation than are required by the position announcement. Does this put me at a disadvantage?

  • As a search committee vet, here's one piece of advice I can give you: an extra letter or name or two is fine. But I once saw an application that had 22 names as references. That's the kind of thing that makes us laugh out loud.
    • Depends on the committee, some are really rigid about sticking to exactly what they asked for and others not as much, and it's hard telling which kind you are dealing with. If committees are too rigid I'm not really sure I'd want to work at their place anyway. It's generally best to stick to what is asked for since most committees have so much to wade through. However, there have been times when I have asked for an extra letter due to the specific job description. I wouldn't worry too much though.

Quick rant on how awful AcademicJobsOnline is: who would really use the same cover information for every job? That's just not how the world works.

  • ^You would be shocked at how many job applicant letters I see that are CLEARLY form letter. So, bonus points for you for being ahead of the game, but in response to your question, the answer is "about half of the people on the market."

I know it's impossible to predict, but someone please give me some averages: How long between the close of the application process and the start of the phone/skype interviews?

  • Unfortunately, it's just impossible to say and theatre committees are particularliy hard to predict depending on where the deadline falls in their production calendar. Since a lot of schools are opening or just opened the first or second show of their season around now, and with finals looming, unfortunately we'll probably get put on the back burner for a bit longer. I've heard from commitees anywhere from a week after a deadline to 6 months after a deadline- you just never know. I even once got a campus invitation months after I had recieved a letter telling me that I didn't make the cut. BTW, I went on the campus visit and no one ever mentioned the previous rejection letter.

This page has been very selectively edited over the past day.

  • Holy cow, no kidding. What's that about?
  • So where's the job description and discussion for the job at the University of Oregon? It's closed for applications, but I'm just wondering how it's going... (12/3)
  • Anyone know anything about Lewis and Clark? Review begins 12/9, but I don't see it here.
    • Both jobs now posted above (12/4)
    • What do you mean by "very selectively edited?" Can you be specific? You are implying something and I am sure we all want to know what it is.
      • Some conversations / posts were deleted, restored as much as possible from edit history. Please refrain from deleting material added to this wiki by others. Posters who delete material may be blocked from editing (12/3).

How late can they let you know if you have an interview? No point buying a ticket for MLA until I know if I have an interview, but I hate the last-minuteness of it all....

So many jobs posted and yet no one seems to have gotten any offers yet- oooh the waitng of Dec is enough to make a person crazy.

The discussion above in the comments of the Seton Hill listing are incredibly disheartening. As a PhD with significant professional theatre experience as a director, a dramaturg, an actor, and a playwright, it's frustrating to see the unnecessary prejudice and assumptions made by an MFA that "Productions are the realm of the MFA" or that PhD don't "get their hands dirty" actually making theatre. Where's the spirit of collegiality in this discussion? I know we're all desperately competing for a small number of jobs in an almost impossible market right now. But we can be civil and not jump to conclusions about each other's "appropriateness" for the dearth of positions available.

    • I can't second this enough!!!!! (x2)
    • Agree. Wouldn't this whole process be less terrifying and de-humanizing if we focused on the fact that we're all in the same boat? It just plain stinks right now all around. Everyone is struggling in this economic climate. Pick folks up rather than kicking them when they're down.
    • I have an MFA in English and, for years, have been treated as though I don't have a terminal degree. Even at two-year schools, administrators are increasingly convinced that the MFA is a vanity degree. It's hard not to internalize that. While the MFA in theatre is much more (well, at least a little more) respected, I understand where the venom comes from above. It's hard not to see an emphasis on the Ph.D. as a means by which searches mistake qualifications for being qualified. An MFA can be soul crushingly hard work. If that work isn't recognized, it's hard not to make assertions about what the Ph.D. does and doesn't do and how he or she is not really as qualified for the dirty work as an MFA, if only from a defensive posture. That said, having now done 93% of my Ph.D. (the stuck in the library kind of Ph.D.), it is tempting not to fall the other way and snark about the MFA. The real problem, I think, is that committees are put in positions where they aren't able to evaluate candidates and have no choice but to exhibit the same, broad categorical thinking about proxies that leads to the silly debate above. If ever there was an environment that had the time and space to actually evaluate candidates and not proxies, it's the academy. I think that's why it's so frustrating when, on either side of the fence, one feels evaluated by one's degree and not one's work, experience, ideas, or (gulp) skillz.
    • Has anyone heard anything from any of the scene or lighting design jobs? I have not even gotten EEOC forms from the ones that closed in October and November?

Those of you who are getting regular interviews this cycle (and it seems like there are 10 people on this list getting all of the interviews), can you share some insight into your golden qualifications that are making you so much more competitive than the rest of us who are hearing nothing but the sound of crickets saying, "No"? Are you already in a tenure/tenure-track position and seeking a change? Do you have several books published? Are you graduates from top tier schools?

  • I think I qualify as one of the 10 (though I haven't been updating).... Count so far this cycle *since July) is 17 apps out, 6 phone interviews (counting one already scheduled in the next 2 weeks), and 4 on-sites (including one I declined). My undergrad was from a selective SLAC. My grad was from a big public R1... both are respectable but not top tier. I am employed (TT/associate and administration position). Some success with writing, but my field is project-focused... and a pretty deep collection of that. Also, am somewhat late to academia... so I have some considerable experience working as a professional in my field.
  • PhD? MFA?
    • MFA
  • I was going to answer the inquiry above, but I didn't think I could do it without sounding like a pompous tool. I see not everyone was as concerned...
    • So, instead you decided to toss in a passive-aggressive rejoinder and come off like a snide ass.... rather than opting to answer and be helpful. (x3)
      • ​Amen.
  • As someone new to this scene, who is getting zero responses at any stage, I'm keen to learn what a "good candidate" looks like to a hiring committee. I would and do appreciate any responses to the inquiry above-- to better understand why my qualifications don't seem to qualify. (x2)
    • A good candidate is one that fits the job description in the most complete manner. Beyond that, it depends on what a committee is looking for. Sometimes committees want someone with post-grad teaching experience, though it doesn't say that in the job description for whatever reason. I have served on a committee where (in one case) a fellow member said s/he did not want to hire a "baby faculty" member, meaning someone who had never served on a committee, had a full-time teaching load, etc. I always got a favorable response to my apps (both ABD and PhD) because I have a distinct sub-speciality (film/media) and fit jobs that requried that component. I always suggest to people highlighting their "secondary" emphasis when they line up with a job description - you'd be surprised how many people (again, form letters) simply give a generic description of themselves (e.g., "I've published an article, directed a mainstage show, and taught several courses as a faculty associate.") (apologies for the flawed formatting, can't seem to figure out how to take the first part out of bold)
  • I'm not new to this scene. Two years ago, I was getting an interview for every other job I applied for, and got several campus visits. But at the time I was ABD, and was not considered competitive enough by the deans at the colleges where I was a finalist. I finally earned my PhD last year, in hopes that I would be seen as more competitive now. I have even racked up publications (no book) and conference papers and multiple profession production credits in the interim while I was finishing my PhD, so I actually thought I would be in even better shape for consideration. But out of 30-50 applications submitted since April for replacement and VAP and tenure track jobs, I have gotten nothing but rejections or silence. So I think it would be helpful to know what it is that is attracting search committees to the lucky ones getting the interviews and campus visits, especially those who seem to be getting multiple bites when so many of us are getting none at all.
  • Last year, I took 8 phone interviews, 4 campus visits and landed a great offer.
  • I won't go on the market until next year, but I've been told to look at the bios of people who got hired last year to get a sense of what the market is looking for. I still want to hear about other people's experiences.
  • Just to add info (which I am relaying from other more distinguished sources) the job market is getting tougher in all fields and especially in this one. One head of a search committee told me he had 150 applicants for a position that would have garnered about 50 applications a few years ago. I just spoke with another head of a search committee who told me that of the 90 applicantions she received (for a tt history position) 87 were qualified and 70 were exciting. That means there are simply a lot of good qualified people out there.
  • ^This isn't the case everywhere. Often in theatre, colleges in out-of-the-way places away from major theatre centers don't get the number of applicants as jobs near NY, Chicago, LA, Boston, Philly, etc. I'm sure this goes without saying with this crew, but you drastically increase your chances if you apply to places off the beaten path. In our current smalltown search, we have about 90 applicants, perhaps 60 of which are "qualified" and about 20 of which are "worth pursuing."

​I am grateful to this wiki for keeping me up to date on all of the ins and outs of the hiring process this year, but I have a very strong suspicion that if I use the wiki next year (hopefully I won't need to, but it's looking more and more like I will), it will only be for comparing my own notes regarding available positions. I have found that keeping up with all of the various discussion points and controversies like "Did you get an interview?" or "Is this an internal hire?" or "I didn't get an email so I guess that means I'm out of the game already" are too stressful for me in a market that is already replete with its own innate stresses. I suspect I am spending more time comparing myself to strangers and wondering why I didn't get on the "long short list" than is healthy to do.

I wish there were more people in design/tech responding to what is going on? Is there anyone in Design/Tech that has gone on an interview yet?

  • I have had a phone interview and am going on a campus visit in a couple of weeks (for a Costume Design position not listed above). Go Designers! (And Technicians)!

I have a suggestion for all of you job seekers out there, based on my experience. I received my MFA from a Mid-Level Acting Program. A BFA in MT from a Mid-Level Performance Program (with a BA in English Lit.). I had taught at the college level for three years, had fairly good acting credits, had better direcing credits. In the 2008-2009 job cycle I sent out over 150 CVs and received.....zero interviews. I was tired of bringing in an adjunct's salary and bit the bullet and applied to teach theater at a top-of-the-line Boarding School (High School). Within two weeks of going that route, I had an interview, and within a few days - I had a job. Most of my colleagues are as well-educated as I am. My department is essentially a small college department. I have free housing, free meals, and I get paid more than many of these jobs listed here do. On top of that, my school supports my professional career, too. My biggest concern was that my job wouldn't be as "meaningful" not teaching theater majors. Those fears were allayed within a few weeks. The job market can be dehabilitating. It can break your spirit and your soul (I make no bones that I was crushed). If you can stomach the idea - consider teaching at a Private High School. It pays the bills and is the next best thing to a college.

-- Re: Private High School. Thanks for the advice. Sounds like you have a great position. Can you tell me where jobs like that are posted? (X 2)
-- Original poster here, I would be happy to. The best way to get a job at the Private HIgh School level is through one of the recruitment agencies - Carney Sandoe and Southern Teachers Association (they both have websites on how to join). If you can believe it, qualified candidates in our field are SCARCE in this market, so they love theater candidates. The other place to look is the NAIS website (National Association of Independant Schools). http://careers.nais.org/jobs#/results/resultsPerPage=12/1,true - That shows alot of the most recent stuff in all disciplines. They just posted a great job for a fulltime Costume Designer at Milton Academy - a boarding school in Mass. Also, EdTA (Educational Theater Assocation) is great. Good luck, and happy hunting!
  • What is this deadly silence?
  • Interesting statistical note: For the 2011-12 job cycle, there are 27 more positions posted here than on last year's list . Too bad it seems like there are twice as many people looking for jobs this year.

DOES ANYONE ELSE FEEL THAT THIS SITE HAS BEEN OVER-MONETIZED ?!?!?! It's beginning to be completely unpleasant to use with all the flashing popping-up ads and crap that need to be closed. Can some of this stuff be CANCELED ?! It's a drag. Is someone making money from this site ?! Uggh.

Creating a UserID blocks most of the advertising on this site; you might want to try that if the ads are bothersome. Specific problematic ads should be reported to Wikia (which, yes, does make money from this site ... they post ads, and in return we get free wiki space): http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/Special:Contact

  • Is it safe to say that the majority of people who have been invited for phone or campus interviews during this employment cycle are already in full-time, tenure-track jobs at other universities? I don't know of a single person who made it to the finalist stage for these positions who was not already an Assistant Professor or higher. So, the only way to get a full-time teaching job anymore is to have a full-time teaching job? Has the national corporate hiring mentality really crept that insidiously into academia? Are search committees that afraid of hiring a recent PhD? I guess that means I should prepare to send out another 50 CVs for the replacement positions that are about to be advertised for the fall during the next few months.
    • This is only my anecdote, but so far I've had 1 campus interview and 1 skype interview. I have an MFA and have never had a full-time teaching job.
    • I'd say you're right about a lot of lateral movement happening at the moment- no suprise considering how stagnant the last four years have been. Hopefully meaning that there will be a larger than usual late spring wave of replacement openings. Nobody wants to be left hanging until the last minute but I know a lot of people who got their foot in the door and finally landed a tt as a result of one of those last minute waves. Last year a close friend landed a job in late August and had to move cross country on a weeks notice. Not fun, but they are now happily employed at a pretty good SLAC that they probably wouldn't have made the short list for in Oct. In addition, you gotta be willing to work at middle of nowhere U- a lot of folks just won't do it and so it's a lot harder to land that first job. I've had a high success rate getting interviews with rural schools and got my first job at one. They frequently only get a fraction of the apps that schools in cities with professional theatre communities get.
    • At least one of the top jobs listed above hired someone ABD. So no, I don't think the statement that it's all lateral moves is true.
    • How do you know that an ABD was hired? Which job are you referring to?
    • I believe this main statement is a generalization. It easy to speculate about the reason why one hasn't gotten more calls/interviews, etc. There madness lies. I have found, and gotten, one or two interviews with universities and colleges that weren't posted on major sites such as higherEDjobs or some of the others. I've also been fortunate to have my champions (recommenders, supporters, former teachers, etc.) find or recommend me for smaller, one-day to one-week gigs where I offered a workshop, spoke on a panel, guest directing a show, curating a new play festival, etc. anything that show that I'm actively working on my committment to working full-time in academia. A couple of years ago, I was a finalist for 4 different places - all during a time when I didn't have a full-time teaching position. Last year in my city (a major midwest city), an ABD was hired for a new line at a prestigious BFA program. Believe me, every little bit counts. There still a lot of game left as openings begin to emerge in the late-Spring.
    • Strange, but I recall seeing a couple jobs on here that have since disappeared....mostly east coast (Boston, UConn and New Haven [not the generalist positions posted here, but others]). Hmmm... You know, removing the job from the Wiki doesn't make you more likely to get it. Well, anyway, for anyone interested, I received my rejection letter from Boston U in the mail 3/30. Hope this helps.
    • I'd say repost the mysteriously disappeared jobs- I'd like to think that it was accidential editing issues but the other option is sadly probably more likely.
  • Seems kind of quiet here despite lots of activity on the interview front.

>So.... Seems like we can just about put a lid on the 2011/12 cycle. What do you all think? Is it time to turn out the lights and declare the 11/12 party over? Or do we wait 'til the change of the fiscal year to say "game on" for 12/13?

  • FYI: new page for 2013 jobs is already up: Theatre 2012-13.
  • I would say it's not quite over yet. There will probably be a flood of replacement positions posted within the next couple of weeks to fill the gaps made by current faculty taking positions at other institutions. Last year, I think there were about 20 or so such positions that opened up from May 2011 forward. And those last-minute hiring decisions usually move much more quickly than tenure-track searches, because of the immediacy of the need and because often searches can be authorized by administration to be conducted by the search chair alone, without the need for a committee.
  • I am shocked at the small number of last-minute replacement positions that have come available this year, especially with a larger number of tenure-track positions than last year's employment cycle. Are schools just not replacing positions they have lost, due to budget concerns? Anyone have any insight on this?

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