18 Nov 2016

Full-Time Job Assistant Professor, Theatre Historian and Teacher

Ball State University (Job Poster) – Muncie, Indiana, United States

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Job Description

Ball State University is inviting applications for a Tenure-Track Faculty Appointment for August, 2017.

Major responsibilities: The ability to teach all levels of theatre history courses in a highly competitive BA/BS/BFA undergraduate theatre program. Successful candidate will also teach online Introduction to Theatre courses and facilitate the Department’s efforts in regard to online teaching and “blended” courses. Teaching load may include Introduction to Theatre, Pre-Modern Theatre History, Modern Theatre History, and Theatre of the 21st Century. Successful applicant will also help mentor and advise all aspiring dramaturgs and critics within the Department’s undergraduate Theatrical Studies Option.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in Theatre (completed by August, 2017), experience with online, blended, hybrid, or other digital teaching methods, one year of teaching experience at the university/college level, excellent communication and organizational skills, ability to work collegially within a liberal arts setting.

Preferred qualifications: Three years of teaching experience at the university/college level. The department is a BFA/BA/BS undergraduate-only program with 375 theatre majors and 60 dance majors and a full-time faculty of 29 theatre and 7 dance. The Department maintains an active role in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and the Kennedy Center American College Dance Festival (KCACDF). Theatre and Dance programs are NAST/NASD accredited.

Screening begins immediately and will continue until January 9, 2017. Submit a one page letter of application, a curriculum vita/resume, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references; a one-page philosophy of teaching theatre history in a BA/BS/BFA setting with pre-professional standards; two examples of candidate’s writing; and a copy of your transcript of the highest degree earned to:

Dr. Tyler Smith, Chair
Theatre Historian and Teacher Screening Committee
Department of Theatre and Dance
Ball State University
Muncie IN 47306

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation.

Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all. The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

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• Job Title: Assistant Professor, Theatre Historian and Teacher
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: Ball State University
• website: bsu.edu
• Location: Muncie, Indiana, United States

Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts education, assistant professor, teaching, and theatre. Location: Indiana.