9 Nov 2017

Full-Time Job Walton Endowed Distinguished Professor of Drama

University of the Ozarks (Job Poster)Clarksville, Arkansas, United States

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Job Description

University of the Ozarks invites applications for the Walton Endowed Distinguished Professor of Drama, at the rank of assistant or associate professor, to begin August 2018.

Candidates must have an earned MFA in Theatre, with an emphasis in Directing. They should have considerable experience in relevant undergraduate teaching, as well as an understanding of the dynamics of a small and residential campus that values personalized attention and collegiality. The appointee will join an award-winning program in a tenure-track position, teaching courses in acting, directing, movement, and voice, and collaborating with other Theatre faculty on the design of the University’s theatrical productions.

Responsibilities and Qualifications:
The primary responsibilities of this position include the teaching and advising of Theatre students and contribution to the Theatre program’s curriculum; additionally, the appointee to this position oversees coursework and student experiences related to theatrical performance and direction. This position requires an MFA degree in Theatre as well as the ability to work creatively and independently. The appointee to the position should also have the abilities to direct undergraduate research and other applied student experiences and to contribute to University of the Ozarks’ distinctive general education curriculum.

A sincere interest in students, excellent communication skills, and support of the University’s mission are also required. The appointee to this position also must be able to demonstrate a familiarity with and understanding of a small and residential campus that values personal attention and collegiality.

The teaching load for this position is twenty-four credits per academic year in Theatre or a related field. The appointed faculty member also takes active roles in the program’s recruitment of students and the design and direction of the program’s productions. After the first year of appointment, the faculty member also has responsibilities for advising assigned students and participating in appropriate institutional committees and activities. University of the Ozarks expects its entire faculty to maintain academic currency through participation in professional organizations and professional development opportunities in appropriate venues.

This tenure-track position was endowed in 1986 by the Walton Family Foundation. The designation of Walton Endowed Distinguished Professor is applicable for a period of three years, renewable once to a maximum of six consecutive years.

Ranked in the top ten of southern region comprehensive baccalaureate institutions by U. S. News & World Report, University of the Ozarks is a Presbyterian-related institution that blends the liberal arts and professional preparation in a student-centered environment emphasizing quality teaching and student learning. The University serves a diverse group of approximately 750 students from the United States and abroad on a beautiful campus in Clarksville, Arkansas, located along I-40 approximately 90 miles northwest of Little Rock, nestled between the Arkansas River and the Ozark Mountains. Recent major gifts have enhanced the academic program and other campus initiatives.
For more information about the University of the Ozarks, visit www.ozarks.edu

Application Procedures:
Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018, and will continue until the search is completed.
Please send letter of application; vita; names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three references; and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required for campus interview) to:

Dr. Steve Oatis
Dean, Division of Humanities, Fine Arts, and Communication
University of the Ozarks
415 N. College Avenue
Clarksville, AR 72830

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• Job Title: Walton Endowed Distinguished Professor of Drama
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: University of the Ozarks
• website: www.ozarks.edu
• Location: Clarksville, Arkansas, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts education, professor, teaching, theatre, and university. Location: Arkansas.