Assistant Professor of Theater

The Department of Theater at Connecticut College invites applications for an assistant professor of theater.

This is a faculty-staff position in production management, technical direction, stage management, and/or lighting, scenic, or sound design, beginning July 1, 2016.

The faculty portion (.8) of the position will be considered continuing part-time; continuing paart-time faculty receive multi-year contracts (3 years initially) and are eligible for sabbaticals, but do not hold tenure.

The staff portion (.2) includes working with the College’s Theater Services Department supporting performing arts departments on special performances and events.

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The successful candidate will teach courses in technical production and provide production management for a vibrant season of three mainstage performances and a student senior capstone festival. Depending on areas of expertise they may contribute design for a limited number of said productions. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, mentoring students, tracking crew work, scheduling, etc. Weekend and evening hours are required. MFA and a minimum of two years teaching experience required.

The department consists of four full-time faculty members and we make use of frequent adjuncts, guest artists, designers and residencies. We serve enthusiastic and deeply curious students by maintaining an active production schedule and a comprehensive curriculum. The department sees the study of theater as elemental in the fulfillment of the College’s mission, "Connecticut College educates students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society." We have built a vibrant, spirited and creative department, and are committed to articulating new and imaginative ways to approach the field in the classroom, studio, and theater.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity. AA/EEO.

Please submit a cover letter addressed to David Jaffe, Chair, Theater Search, a resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information for three current, professional references to: Please note that finalists will be asked to provide syllabi and work samples appropriate to their area(s) of expertise. Review of applications will begin on November 9, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

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