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17 Jun 2019

Temporary Visiting Assistant Professor in Theatre History, Acting, and Directing

Bucknell University  Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, United States

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Job Description

Job no: 496352
Position type: full-time job
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Theatre & Dance

The Department of Theatre and Dance of Bucknell University invites applications for a one-semester Visiting Assistant Professor in Theatre History, Acting, and Directing to begin January 2020.
The candidate should be a student-centered teacher-scholar-artist who will support diversity, inclusion, and a liberal arts mission.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD Theatre and demonstrate experience in directing at the undergraduate level, commitment to undergraduate teaching, and strong evidence of work as a collaborator and a mentor with excellent communication skills. Candidates who are ABD will be considered. Other qualifications include commitment to the liberal arts tradition as well as professional theatre experience.

Teaching and Production Responsibilities:
We seek a culturally competent theatre educator to teach two courses and direct a production in the artistic season. The courses will include Theatre History II and Acting I. All courses are taught with an emphasis on performance practice. The production will be drawn from a shortlist of three pre-selected contemporary plays.

Other responsibilities:
Additional mentorship of student directing and/or dramaturgy projects may be required. Faculty members participate fully in department meetings and will be expected to contribute to the arts community at Bucknell.

We welcome candidates with a broad range of scholarly interests and specializations. Candidates should be able to speak to how their research agenda informs their teaching directing work. Directing productions on campus are considered primary scholarship.

To Apply:
For additional information and to apply, please visit Bucknell’s career site (
The application should include a Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, three letters of reference, a list of three additional references and their contact information, teaching and artistic philosophy which includes a discussion of candidate’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and examples of directing scholarship (production photos, videos, concept statements, or publications).
Applications will be accepted until August 15. The review of applications will begin August 25, and we seek to fill the position by October 1st. Faculty representatives will be meeting potential candidates at ATHE 2020.
Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for appointment.
Questions may be addressed to Associate Professor Dustyn Martincich (

About the Department of Theatre and Dance:
Offering a BA major and minor in Theatre (performance or design) and a Dance minor, the Department believes in creating opportunities for students to become strong leaders, engaging and innovative artists, and compassionate members of a global community. Our aim is for students to develop deeper understandings of diverse cultures and perspectives through the eyes of artists. Embracing the goal of collaborative performance, our students engage in training that prepares them for a life as artists.

About Bucknell
Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities.
Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.
Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.
We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community
Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.
The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

Advertised: 10 Jun 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 15 Aug 2019 Eastern Daylight Time

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Job Categories: Education. Job Types: Temporary. Job Tags: dance, teaching, theatre, and university. States: Pennsylvania.

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