Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Theater→ Easton, Pennsylvania, United States
Assistant/Associate Professor of Theater
The Theater Department of Lafayette College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenure-track Associate Professor of Theater. Rank will be commensurate with experience. We seek a theater generalist, who will teach introductory and advanced courses in Theater History and Literature and courses that fulfill the requirements of the College’s Common Course of Study. The successful candidate will also direct as part of the Theater Department’s production season.
Candidates should be experienced directors, preferably with experience in periods and styles that pre-date contemporary theater and should have either a strong public record of scholarly work in theater and/or extensive professional theater practice experience. Candidates with additional expertise/interests suitable to a small and rigorous theater department with a production season appealing to both campus and community audiences are especially sought. The person hired for this position will direct in load once a year in a range of periods and styles as part of our season, and will maintain their scholarly and/or professional theater work. The teaching load is four courses in the first year (2-2) and five courses per year thereafter (2-3). Candidates must have a PhD or MFA by the position start date, July 1, 2024. Teaching experience is required. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher who is committed to the mission of a liberal arts college. We especially welcome applicants who will contribute to Lafayette College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Located within 70 miles of New York and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts and engineering institution with significant resources to support faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. All Lafayette operations reflect the College’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion (DEAI) initiatives, and Lafayette welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, scholarship statement and directing portfolio, and three letters of reference at apply.interfolio.com/128168 by October 20, 2023.
As part of their application, applicants should address how their scholarship, teaching, mentoring and/or service support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the college’s diversity statement (about.lafayette.edu/diversity-statement/).
Questions about the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Mary Jo Lodge, at email@example.com.
Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: assistant professor, performing arts, and teaching. States: Pennsylvania.