9 Oct 2017

Full-Time Job Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance

High Point University (Job Poster)High Point, North Carolina, United States

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Job Description

The David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences at High Point University invites applications for the position of Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, beginning Fall 2018.

The ideal candidate will be an established scholar or artist in the field of Theatre with demonstrated administrative experience, evidence of excellent teaching, and a strong record of scholarly or artistic productivity, performance and creativity. A record of leadership within a university setting, novel ideas for audience development and arts advocacy, experience mentoring junior faculty, and an interest in fostering new works is desired. While the area of expertise is open, the department seeks candidates well suited in character and temperament to a liberal arts environment, who share the department’s commitment to fostering those skills and virtues necessary for leading an examined life, viz., a professional work ethic, a commitment to collaborative process, an ability to creatively problem-solve, an openness to curiosity, expression, and empathy, all intentionally directed toward telling the truth beautifully.

The department offers BA degrees in theatre and dance, and strong minor programs in theatre, musical theatre, and dance. The faculty also actively participates in the university’s Honors Program, the First Year Seminar Program, the Service Learning Program, Global Experiences, the Common Experience, and the Women’s and Gender Studies program.

Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled. Start date for the position is August 2018. High Point University is committed to diversity in hiring, and seeks candidates from underrepresented constituencies. High Point University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Doctorate or MFA in Theatre. The field of specialization is open. Professional theatre experience is desirable.

Experience and Training
The department seeks a candidate with a record of teaching, scholarship and creative work that merit appointment to department chair at the level of associate or full professor.

Knowledge, Skills, Ability
Demonstrated excellence in teaching, service, and scholarly and creative work, as well as prior experience designing and leading new curricular and programmatic initiatives at the university and community level are expected. Candidates with experience in arts advocacy, including advocating and overseeing the planning and development of new performing arts facilities are preferred. High Point University particularly seeks candidates committed to using active or problem based learning and integrative teaching technologies.

Essential Functions:
The department chair is responsible for the academic leadership of a successful and thriving Department of Theatre and Dance beginning in the fall of 2018. This growing and innovative academic department currently includes six fulltime faculty members, 5 adjuncts and 4 staff members. The successful candidate will manage course scheduling, budgeting, hiring and evaluation of faculty, and assessment of programs, in addition to maintaining an active program of scholarship and creative work. The chair is responsible for overseeing a production program of four productions and two dance concerts per academic year. The chair also oversees the department’s contribution to the university’s general education program, its engagement with interdisciplinary minors, as well as the growth of the Theatre and Dance majors and minors. The department chair is expected to work to expand partnerships with other departments across the university in order to provide innovative and integrated educational experiences for all High Point University students.

To Apply:
All applicants must submit the following:
• A letter of interest addressing the required qualifications and responsibilities
• A current CV with complete professional and academic history
• An unofficial transcript of highest degree awarded
• Samples of published scholarship or creative work
• Evidence of teaching effectiveness
• Names and contact information for three professional recommendations

Materials are to be submitted via on-line application at
http://www.highpoint.edu/administration/employment-opportunities/; all submissions should also be forwarded to Carol Peden at cpeden@highpoint.edu

Refer questions to: Carol Peden, Administrative Assistant to Dr. Carole B. Stoneking, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at cpeden@highpoint.edu

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• Job Title: Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: High Point University
• website: www.highpoint.edu
• Location: High Point, North Carolina, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: artist, arts, arts education, dance, teaching, theatre, and university. Location: North Carolina.