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Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts
Westmont College


Date Posted Sep. 19, 2022
Title Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts
University Westmont College
Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Department Theatre Arts
Application Deadline Jan. 1, 2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Assistant Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education
 
 

Westmont College, a small Christian residential liberal arts college with ~1,300 undergraduates located in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Theatre Arts beginning Fall 2023. The successful applicant will join a supportive, collaborative, and creative Christian community committed to cultivating thoughtful scholars and artists, grateful servants, and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, the church, and the world.

The Department of Theatre Arts will consider applications from candidates with specialties in theatre history, literature, applied theatre, writing and directing for performance, and/or theatre of the global south, Black, Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indigenous theatre and performance traditions. Candidates should be prepared to teach courses in theatre history and literature. A background in performance (acting, directing, playwriting and/or design) is highly preferred as candidates will contribute to a generalist theatre program with a full production season. The ideal candidate will also be able to teach in the college’s general education program, create new courses around theology and performance, as well as contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Gender Studies, Film Studies and Ethnic Studies. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to justice, reconciliation, and diversity in teaching, production, student mentoring, and the profession. PhD or ABD preferred, MFA considered.   

Westmont is a national liberal arts college in the evangelical Protestant tradition. We seek faculty invested in undergraduate teaching, a program of scholarly activity, and the mission of liberal arts education, whose work grows out of a vital and informed commitment to the Christian faith. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.  The college seeks to enrich its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.  Women, candidates from historically underrepresented groups, and international scholars are especially encouraged to apply.

Use this link to access the application, which will ask for a cover letter, CV, and four brief statements (500-1500 words) related to working in the Westmont Community.  Westmont requires that all full-time faculty indicate full agreement with the Articles of Faith and support the standards enumerated in the statement on Community Life.  Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Mitchell Thomas, chair of the department of theatre arts, at thomas@westmont.edu.  Review of applications will begin in November 2022 and continue until the position is filled.




  • Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.  The college seeks to enrich its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.  Women, candidates from historically underrepresented groups, and international scholars are especially encouraged to apply. 

    Westmont College does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, religion, marital status, military status, or veteran status. Westmont has a generous benefits package, competitive salaries, and offers housing programs for full time faculty.

     




 
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Contact Information

 
  • Mitchell Thomas
    Theatre Arts
    Westmont College
    955 La Paz Rd
    Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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  • (805) 565-6187
  • thomas@westmont.edu

 

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