7 Nov 2017

Full-Time Job Assistant Professor of Theatre/Directing

Eastern Connecticut State University (Job Poster)Windham, Connecticut, United States

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Job Description

Eastern Connecticut State University, the state’s public liberal arts university serving approximately 5300 students, offers a wide range of undergraduate majors in the arts and sciences and professional studies, as well as selected graduate programs. Located in historic Windham County in the heart of eastern Connecticut, the University is midway between New York City and Boston and only a short drive from Hartford, the state capital.

We invite applications from candidates who have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, creative activity and scholarship, student advisement, university and community service. ECSU is especially interested in faculty with demonstrated innovation and excellence in teaching in a liberal arts curriculum, and sensitivity to diverse populations and perspectives

Department: Performing Arts/Theatre
Position: Assistant Professor – Theatre/Directing, Tenure Track

Position Description:
Applicant will be involved in leading and further developing the Directing concentration of the B.A. in Theatre. Responsibilities include directing mainstage productions for the program’s state-of-the-art proscenium and studio theatres, teaching courses in the directing sequence—including Directing 2, an “enhanced” writing intensive course, and develop or enhance courses in areas of expertise (e.g. Multicultural, Community-based and devised performance; musical and/or children’s theatre; stage voice; and film or intermedia performance history, theory and practice). The successful candidate should demonstrate fluency and interest in staging a range of performance genres and styles; express a commitment to performance training within a liberal arts context; and contemplate a vision towards developing diverse, innovative and relevant programming to benefit the cultural life of the university and the surrounding region. Teaching faculty are also expected to participate in the university’s shared governance model (e.g. senate committees; recruitment, assessment and retention initiatives; departmental planning and programming; and accreditation efforts); develop co-curricular activities (e.g. field trips, study tours, guest artist residencies); and remain connected to a network of professionals to benefit students who might pursue graduate studies or enter the field.

Qualifications:
include a Ph.D. or MFA in Directing; a minimum of two years college-level teaching and production; professional directing or performance experience, and a portfolio of projects to share.

Respond to:
Please send Cover Letter, CV, 3 recent letters of reference, names and affiliations of 3-5 references, graduate transcript as well as any representative portfolio documentation to Dr. David Pellegrini, Search Chair, at pellegrinid@easternct.edu

Eastern Connecticut State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Stacey Close, Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, 860-465-5791, closes@easternct.edu

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• Job Title: Assistant Professor of Theatre/Directing
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: Eastern Connecticut State University
• website: www.easternct.edu
• Location: Windham, Connecticut, United States

Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts education, assistant professor, directing, performing arts, teaching, theatre, and university. Location: Connecticut. Job listing expires in 78 days.

 

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