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Assistant Professor of Directing/Front of House and Marketing Coordinator
The University of South Dakota

Date Posted Sep. 28, 2022
Title Assistant Professor of Directing/Front of House and Marketing Coordinator
University The University of South Dakota More About This Institution...
Vermillion, SD, United States
Department Department of Theatre More About This Department...
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 22, 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

Assistant Professor of Directing/Front of House and Marketing Coordinator

Department of Theatre

Position Description: The University of South Dakota seeks applicants for a tenure track position, Assistant Professor in Directing, to commence August 2023.  The successful candidate will coordinate the graduate Directing program and teach within the Directing and Acting subfields. Other duties include: directing departmental productions as part of the regular season; serving as co-managing producer which supervises box office/front of house and coordinating promotional areas; advising and mentoring MFA Directing students; and additional assignments to meet departmental needs.  The ideal candidate would also teach various levels of Playwriting courses.  As part of a normal workload, you may be asked to teach online courses. Supervision of student crews and equipment maintenance is required.   All faculty members are expected to be active in BFA and MFA recruitment and to be active in research/creative scholarship.   Excellence in teaching and research/creative endeavors will be expected.

Qualifications: MFA, PhD, or DFA in Theatre with an emphasis in directing.   Higher education teaching and/or professional experience in related fields is required. 

Rank and salary: Assistant/Associate Professor rank; Salary commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures:   Applications will only be accepted on-line at  Include on the website a letter of application, curriculum vitae with a link to your website and/or your digital portfolio, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and phone numbers of three current references. Sponsorship is not available for this position. 

If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Heeren, Office of the Dean, Danielle

Application Deadline:  Review of applications will begin October 24, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. 

  • USD is committed to fostering a dynamic and welcoming working and learning environment for all. USD provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to ideological, political, or sectarian opinions or perspectives; or race, color, creed, religion, sex, ancestry, disability, national origin or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. USD is committed to the principles of free expression and encourages the timely and rational discussion of topics in an environment that is intellectually and ideologically diverse.

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Contact Information

  • Danielle Heeren, Office of the Dean
    College of Fine Arts
    The University of South Dakota
    414 East Clark St
    Vermillion, SD 57069


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