Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor of Drama/Theatre

Apr 26, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor of Drama/Theatre

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Position Status:

Basic Function:
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is seeking a full-time non-tenure track faculty to support WPI's Theatre program. This faculty appointment includes teaching theatre courses, including American Drama and Theatre Workshop, a course that offers students the opportunity to explore theatre through creative involvement with playwriting, design, performance, production, and criticism. In addition to teaching, this position will support WPI's primary academic theatre performance space, the Little Theatre. Responsibilities include supervising the technology in that space, and advising on each production's technology, including but not limited to lighting, sound, audio, live feed, and special effects. This position is also responsible for advising Practicums in theatre technology for the Department of Humanities and Arts.
This faculty position starts in August 2017 and is a 9-month appointment, although there is the possibility of an additional summer appointment based on the discretion of the hiring department.
Qualified applicants will be contacted by the academic department. Your application will remain in the pool until the posting closes. If you wish to be considered for positions beyond that date, then you must reapply.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • See description above

    Position Requirements

  • An ideal applicant will hold a terminal degree in theatre or a related discipline with significant practical experience in the relevant area, as well as having successful undergraduate or graduate teaching experience. MFA or PhD preferred.

    Posting Date: 04/12/2017

    Open Until Filled:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    EEO Information:
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
    A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

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    WPI, the nation's third oldest private technological university, established in 1865 by New England industrialists John Boynton and Ichabod Washburn consists of 80 acres set in a safe, residential section of Worcester, Massachusetts—the second largest city in New England—home to 13 colleges, and situated 40 miles west of Boston.

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