Wesleyan University’s Department of Theater invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Acting. Areas of expertise are open, especially interested individuals whose teaching and research demonstrate an understanding of traditional theater techniques at the same time that they explore the intercultural and interdisciplinary boundaries of performance. Artist/teachers with multiple areas of expertise in performance and teaching are welcomed. Candidates whose record of professional engagement as a performer informs their ongoing teaching and creative practice are strongly encouraged to apply.
We seek candidates whose pursuit of artistic excellence, innovative vision and creative energy will enable effective leadership within a highly committed and vibrant community of students, teachers, artists and scholars in Wesleyan’s Theater Department, the Center for the Arts, and across the University.
Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester including at least one course specific to the candidate’s expertise, supervising tutorials, mentoring students’ creative work, and advising majors and pre-majors. Other responsibilities include developing a roster of potential per course Visiting Faculty, initiating and evaluating student internships and residencies, collaborating with the Center for the Arts in hosting performance workshops, and leading interdisciplinary inquiry into performance practices. Directing productions may be a possibility depending on interest and departmental need. Developing a research agenda as an artist/scholar is necessary for promotion. Participation in faculty governance of the Department and the University is expected.
The minimum degree requirement is an MFA or a terminal degree in theater or related discipline. Candidates should also have teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Deborah Colucci, Equity Compliance Director & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, 860-685-2456, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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