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Visiting Assistant Professor in Theatre
Avila University

  • Apr. 25, 2017
  • Visiting Assistant Professor in Theatre
  • Theatre
  • Avila University
    Kansas City, MO
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Aug. 14, 2017
  • Visiting Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education
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Visiting Assistant Professor in Theatre with an emphasis in acting and performance.

Appointment Date
The appointment begins August 14, 2017. This position is a 9-month appointment with possibilities for transition to a tenure-track position.


  • 9-hour per semester teaching load, which includes introductory acting classes, other undergraduate courses consistent with the candidate’s training and interests, directing one main stage production a year, and assisting with production staff management and students for main stage productions.
  • Manager of Acting performance grants.
  • Network in the community to attract new students to the Avila Performing Arts curricular and co-curricular programming.

The successful candidate will possess a commitment to teach and work in a university environment, and a desire to engage both undergraduate students and the community.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Theatre or MFA in Acting or Performance
  • Experience teaching acting at the university level with record of excellence in teaching.
  • Evidence of continued creative work and research in theatre.
  • Ability to network in the community to promote Avila Performing Arts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate ability to work well with other artists and supervise student projects.
  • Collaborative interactions among faculty, staff, and students across Avila University is essential.
  • Experience working well with Design/Tech and Musical Theatre.
  • Expertise in movement such as mask work, Laban, or Alexander preferred.
  • Experience with stage management a plus.

This is a full time faculty position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits.

  • Avila University is an E-verify and Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Charlene Gould, Ph.D.
    College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
    Avila University
    11901 Wornall Road
    Kansas City, MO 64145


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