Assistant Professor of Theatre

Mississippi University for Women

Columbus, MS

ID: 7064292
Posted: February 21, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Essential Duties
Assistant Professor of Theatre: Nine-month tenure track position
• Theatre Generalist with emphasis on Acting.
• The successful candidate will teach a twelve-hour course load per semester.
• The candidate will be responsible for teaching entry level Theatre core courses such as Theatre Appreciation and Playscript Analysis.
• The candidate may also be asked to teach upper level courses such as Theatre Management and online graduate courses
• The candidate will receive three hours of release time for major departmental responsibilities; more specifically, directing and/or designing at least one show a year.
• Other duties include:
Participate in and recruit at theatre conferences such as SETC and MTA
Provide input to the formation of each performance season
Mentor students in areas of expertise
Observe student teachers as needed
Advise students on academic schedules.
Contribute to the development of the departmental curriculum
Contribute service to the cultural needs of the University and the community.

Minimum Qualifications
The candidate must have an MFA or PhD in a Theatre discipline or other related field. Some academic experience is preferred, as is expertise in a secondary field such as theatre management or costuming. Also, though not required, experience in Theatre Education is preferred.

Job Description Summary
This is a nine-month tenure track faculty appointment in General Theatre, requiring a twelve-hour teaching load with three hours consisting of release time for departmental productions. Departmental and University service is also required.


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