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19 Dec 2018

Full-Time Assistant Professor of Theatre

Northern State University  Aberdeen, South Dakota, United States

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Job Description

Northern State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Theatre. This appointment will require teaching theatre courses, including Acting, Directing, Theatre History, and other courses as needed. Other duties will include the periodic direction of departmental productions, along with contributing to the ongoing structural, curricular, and programmatic development of the Theatre unit.  University duties will include continued professional research and scholarly growth, consistent and positive committee service, and an active role in student recruitment and retention.

Northern State University Theatre is a small, yet energetic program with a long history of quality productions and collaborative spirit. It is housed in the recently renovated Johnson Fine Arts Center, featuring a shared 1,000-seat proscenium mainstage and a purpose built/flexible seating 150-seat Black Box Theatre for performance and instruction.

The successful candidate will bring a broad range of skills to impact the program and university, with priority given to experience with musical theatre, performance movement, and stage voice. Additional experience with design, stage combat, choreography, and playwriting are also welcome.  Lastly, an interest in such areas as entrepreneurship and arts management is a plus.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Terminal degree (MFA, PhD, or equivalent) is required. Candidates must possess professional theatre experience; a record of exemplary teaching; a collaborative approach to Theatre; and evidence of success in promoting an environment that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion.

About Northern State University: Northern State University is a premier residential institution characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations, and unparalleled extracurricular opportunities. NSU is developing a faculty that reflects cultural diversity and is strongly committed to the recruitment, hiring, and retention of underrepresented groups. For the past seven years, NSU has been named by US News and World Report as one of the best higher education institutions in the Midwest.

Northern State University is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, and School of Fine Arts.

Northern State University offers both faculty and students access to a uniquely sophisticated E-learning environment, providing an extraordinary opportunity to advance innovative practices in fine arts. Northern State University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Review of applications will begin immediately.
The position is open until filled. For more information regarding this position, and to apply, visit: 
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Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: assistant, assistant professor, education, teaching, theatre, and university. States: South Dakota.

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