Located in the heart of Washington DC, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is a vibrant educational community dedicated to educating the next generation of cultural leaders through diverse field from Museum Studies to Graphic Design to Photography to performance and beyond.
Part of the George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design offers over 20 undergraduate and graduate degrees and functions as an incubator for artists, designers and scholars and with a wide variety of classes serves to enrich students from across the university. Recognizing that the challenges that society faces are diverse, requiring different modes of thought, the Corcoran provides a platform for engagement that bridges creativity and professional practice with the breadth and depth of the larger liberal arts education.
The Corcoran School embodies and exemplifies what Columbian College has defined as the Engaged Liberal Arts, which strives to link disparate fields and better prepare our graduates for rich, multidimensional careers in the 21st century.
About the Theatre and Dance Program
Theatre and Dance is a vibrant program with 10 full-time faculty and 150 majors and minors. We are part of the newly formed Corcoran School of the Arts at GWU, which values both artistic excellence and the unique power of the arts to catalyze collaborative problem solving in communities. We offer a Bachelor of Arts degree with emphases in acting/directing, production design/technical theatre, and dance.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include teaching courses in theater practice and history, directing a production annually, and developing new courses in the candidate’s special interest area. Position begins as early as August 2018.
Applicants must have a primary focus in either performance history or performance practices (directing and acting). In addition, they must have an expertise in any non-Western theatrical tradition or expertise in physical performance skills, voice, and/or devised performance. Applicants must have an MFA in Directing / Acting or a PhD in Theater or Performance Studies by the time of application; a minimum of five years of university teaching experience; and demonstrated work experience as a director or actor in the professional theater.
Rank and Salary
Three-year renewable contract. Associate Professor, 9-month appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Review begins on April 2. Position is open until filled.
● View and apply to the position at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/49290. Application must include a curriculum vitae, cover letter and link to a portfolio / relevant research.
● Finalists will be invited to make an on-campus presentation to the full faculty of the Corcoran, after which point a committee recommendation will be shared and a vote taken. The results shall be sent to the Director for appointment.
● Only complete applications will be considered.
● The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
● Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.