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Job ID: 100895

University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • Dec. 4, 2017
  • Open until filled
  • Aug. 20, 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education
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Position Summary:
We are looking for an energetic and experienced professional interested in teaching a wide range of directing and acting skills to both liberal arts undergraduates and professional MFA graduate students, and pursuing on-going creative research in these areas at one of our country’s leading research universities. The departments of Theatre, Art and Dance are housed in UW-Madison’s highly acclaimed School of Education which values interdisciplinary collaborations and the arts to enrich our global community. The lakeside campus and Madison community are praised for their great natural beauty and quality of life.

The candidate chosen for this position will be responsible for teaching Directing, Script Analysis, Acting, or other courses relevant to their expertise. Additionally, this person will serve as a mentor to our undergraduate and graduate students and periodically direct departmental productions. Participation in departmental service/governance and engagement in ongoing creative and/or scholarly research commensurate with attaining tenure at a research institution are expected.

Principal duties:
Teach classes in Directing, Script Analysis and Acting at both the undergraduate and graduate level. May teach classes in Musical Theatre, Theatre for Social and Cultural Awareness (TCSA), Stage Movement, or other courses depending on expertise.
Serve as a director for departmental productions. Meet research, teaching, and service expectations of the department and university. Hold office hours and provide outside of class coaching and mentorship for students. Recruit, advise, and chair thesis committees for graduate students.

Degree and area of specialization:
Advanced Degree or equivalent professional experience required: MFA in Theatre and Drama or related field with emphasis in Directing and Acting. Ability to teach Stage Movement, Musical Theatre, and/or Theatre for Social and Cultural Awareness (TCSA) a plus.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Evidence of substantial and successful university-level teaching experience in directing and acting required. Professional stage directing, and appropriate union memberships/affiliations (AEA, SAG-AFTRA, SDC, SAFD) preferred. Leadership skills and grant writing abilities are highly valued.

  • UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
    We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and student body; therefore we encourage applicants from women and men of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Candidates who can contribute to these goals are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas.

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Contact Information

  • Terri Bonner
    Department of Theatre & Drama
    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    821 University Ave.
    Madison, WI 53706
  • 608-263-2336
  • 608-263-2463


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