Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater: Production Management and Design

 

The Department of Theater at Connecticut College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor (one year) in production and stage management; experience in a design specialty and/or technical direction is also welcomed. This replacement position is projected to start on August 1, 2022 or whenever the position is filled. We expect this position to be renewed in following years.

The position entails teaching 4 courses over the year and responsibility for production management of departmental season; prop management; and oversight of rehearsal and performance spaces in collaboration with our department’s technical director and theater services team. The 4 courses may be in technical theater and the design process, stage management, production and/or a design specialty. Other responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, mentoring students, tracking crew work and collaborating with professional guest artists and designers. Some weekend and evening hours are required. MFA required with teaching and/or leadership experience preferred.

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 —educating students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society. Working with Dance and Music, 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. We are now housed in the recently renovated Athey Center for Performance and Research and have one large, one moderate and two small performance venues.

We encourage applications from candidates who recognize that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable and will uphold the value of diversity in our college community, among all members of our community, including members of historically underrepresented groups.

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. 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, equity, and inclusion. AA/EOE

The teaching load for a full-time visitor is the equivalent of five courses per academic year. We value the contributions visitors bring to our community and encourage their active engagement with their departments and all aspects of campus life during the course of their appointment. Visiting faculty are initially participating members of the faculty and voting members in their second and subsequent years; their presence is welcome at all faculty meetings.

Connecticut College requires employees to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19 and new employees must present their COVID-19 vaccination and booster record to Human Resources prior to the first day of employment. Individuals who have a medical condition or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may confidentially request an exemption through the office of Human Resources. Additional COVID-19 safety protocols such as participation in weekly testing will be required of faculty, staff and students who have approved vaccine exemptions.

Please submit a cover letter addressed to Ken Prestininzi, Chair, Theater Search, a resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information for three current, professional references to: kprestin@conncoll.edu. 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 July 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.