12 May 2017

Full-Time Job Assistant Professor of Theater History

Cornish College of the Arts (Job Poster) – Seattle, Washington, United States

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Job Description

Work Schedule
• Full-time equivalent beginning in Fall 2017

Job Responsibilities
Teaching core and elective Theater History, Dramatic Literature and Theory courses as assigned by the Department Chairs. Oversee dramaturgy for departmental productions as assigned.

Responsibilities include:

• Deliver instruction, develop curriculum and assess student learning
• Contribute to a diverse, inclusive learning environment
• Participate in department and College service
• Work well and collaboratively with a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body
• Experience using a Learning Management System (LMS, Canvas) and/or participate in training and development

Contribute to college governance and service:

• Theater department meetings
• Student mentorship and advising
• Mentorship of adjunct faculty members in the Theater History, Theory and Literature curriculum
• Oversight and assessment of the four-year learning path in critical and contextual studies in theater
• Assessment of student progress by year as a collaborating member of each year’s faculty
• College and department committees and service, including active participation in the college’s Writing Across the Curriculum program


• Maintain professional career and engage in the national conversation about theater history and dramaturgy
• Understand instructional technology, and as needed, participate in training and development
• Engage in personal research, such as creative practice, scholarship, research or scholarship of teaching
• Foster a positive, caring, equitable learning environment where difference and pluralism are valued and all students have opportunities to be successful learners
• Other duties as negotiated with Department Chair

Minimum Qualifications
• MA or MFA in Theater History, Dramaturgy, Performance Studies or related field
• Demonstrated experience teaching theater history, dramatic literature and dramatic theory at a college level
• Demonstrated potential to develop national standing within the profession
• Effective collaborative, organizational, and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated commitment to student-centered educational experience
• Demonstrated ability to work closely and effectively with a diverse student body, faculty and staff

Preferred Qualifications
• PhD in Theater History, Performance Studies or a related field
• Experience with collaborative curriculum development and collaborative teaching
• Administrative experience within the academic context
• Familiarity with the academic structure of higher education
• Evidence of professional engagement as a theater artist

Application Procedures

For consideration, please submit the following to careers@cornish.edu:

• Current CV/Resume (include link to professional website, if available)
• Cornish Employment Application
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy (1 page)
• Three Professional References
• Expression of Interest describing why the position within a BFA-granting arts college appeals to you and how you think your skills qualify you for this position. (No more than 2 pages)
• Diversity Statement. We would like to know more about your experience with diversity and inclusion, race and equity, and social justice. Please tell us about your experience teaching, engaging and working with diverse communities. (1 page)

Information about the Cornish Theater Department: www.cornish.edu/theater

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Equal Opportunity Statement: Cornish College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer intent on enriching the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students. Our goal is to create an intercultural learning environment comprised of people with varied experiences and perspectives. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups for all open positions.



• Job Title: Assistant Professor of Theater History
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: Cornish College of the Arts
• website: www.cornish.edu/jobs/
• Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts education, assistant director, teaching, and theatre. Location: Washington.


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