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20 Mar 2018

Full-Time Assistant Professor of Theatre

Baker University  Baldwin City, Kansas, United States

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Job Description

Assistant Professor of Theatre—Emphasis in Performance and Directing

Baker University’s Department of Music and Theatre in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, term contract (with the possibility of conversion to the tenure track after one year) as Assistant Professor of Theatre (emphasis in performance and directing). We seek a dynamic individual with a commitment to program development and teaching excellence, and a desire to work with undergraduate students. The position requires teaching a range of classes in the B.A. Theatre curriculum, including acting, directing, and theatre management or costumes, along with teaching in the College’s liberal studies program, Quest. The candidate will minimally direct two productions for the department per academic year. Active recruitment of students to the program and the University is also expected.

M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Theatre with primary strength in acting and directing, and secondary strength in costumes, props or stage management. Emphasis in musical theatre is a plus.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by March 30, 2018 will receive full consideration.

Application Process:
Please submit 1) a letter of application that includes a brief statement of teaching philosophy, 2) curriculum vitae with contact information for a minimum of five professional references, and 3) official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work. Send materials to the Human Resources Department, Baker University, PO Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006 or by email at
Attachments must be in MS Word or Adobe.pdf formats.

The mission of the Baker University Theatre program is to help students develop as individual and collaborative artists, instilling a foundation as performers, designers, and communicators while producing quality theatre in service to Baker University and the region.

Baker University was founded in 1858 as the first university in Kansas and is respected throughout the region for its academically challenging liberal arts college. The College of Arts and Sciences, a residential campus located 40 minutes southwest of Kansas City, is a strong academic community dedicated to engaging students in the process of learning. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer who welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, especially those who are committed to promoting diversity of culture and of thought.

Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts education, assistant professor, teaching, theatre, and university. States: Kansas.

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