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Job ID: 225911

Assistant Professor of Teaching
University of California, Davis

Date Posted Nov. 17, 2023
Title Assistant Professor of Teaching
University University of California, Davis
Davis, CA, United States
Department Theatre & Dance / Cinema & Digital Media
Application Deadline Dec. 22, 2023
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2024
  • Assistant Professor
  • Film/Video
    Drama/Theater/Theater Education
    Digital Media

The Departments of Theatre and Dance as well as Cinema and Digital Media at the University of California, Davis seek an artist/ practitioner with a demonstrated engagement in one or more of the following areas: production/set design; visual storytelling; cinematography; movement and performance capture; sound/sound studies; and/or directing live and film/digital performance. The position comes with a .50/.50 co-appointment in Theatre and Dance (TAD) and Cinema and Media Studies (CDM), and the appointment would be for an Assistant Professor of Teaching. The successful candidate should have university and/or professional theatre experience as well as an MFA and/or Ph.D. As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with a demonstrable record of and exceptional potential for research, teaching, and inclusive excellence. We are seeking applicants who express an indication of awareness of inequities and challenges in education faced by historically underrepresented minority students and faculty (African-American, Latina/Chicana/o /, Indigenous and people with disabilities), and the negative consequences of underutilization. The successful candidate will also offer a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population.

The tenure-track Professor of Teaching positions at the University of California are designed to support our campuses’ academic mission by emphasizing excellence in undergraduate education. Traditional tenure track positions primarily emphasize professional contribution (e.g., research or creative works) while professors of teaching are expected to primarily support the teaching mission. As members of the Academic Senate, professors of teaching are also expected to serve on departmental and campus committees and to continue developing a national and international profile of professional accomplishments.

The ideal candidate will have a master’s or doctoral degree in technical theatre, or in a related field, or have equivalent experience.

Applications should include a cover letter that summarizes the candidate’s relevant experience and outlines how the candidate might fulfill the requirements summarized above. Please also include Curriculum Vitae, a list of three references, a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and provide no more than five links to creative work that best represent the candidate’s abilities.

Salary Range:
The salary range is $91-121K, commensurate with experience.

Applications should be received by December 22, 2023 to ensure full consideration.

Applications can be submitted electronically through the online application form found at:

  • We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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