Faculty Theatre Studies (Visiting)

Chicago, Cook County
May 19, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Theatre School at DePaul University invites applications for a full time, non-tenure track one-year position in Theatre Studies, available in the fall of 2017. 
Responsibilities: Teaching a range of classes in the BFA Theatre Studies curriculum, advising students, supervising student work on productions, recruiting students and involvement in The Theatre School’s production activities.

We seek a dynamic individual with substantive experience in both professional theatre and post-secondary teaching to offer courses in areas that complement and expand upon the existing core curriculum. These areas include, but are not limited to, dramatic literature and theatre history from a global perspective, TYA dramaturgy and literature, text analysis, and theory as immersive and performative practice. The School seeks a faculty member who brings a critical perspective to issues of diversity and multicultural education. MFA, PhD or professional equivalent required, with experience in post-secondary teaching strongly preferred. The applicant must demonstrate a commitment to continuing work in the profession as well as a commitment to full-time teaching, collegiality, and the collaborative process. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply. As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, DePaul University provides job opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

The Theatre School trains students to the highest level of professional skill and artistry in an inclusive and diverse conservatory setting. The school educates enterprising artists, thinkers, innovators, leaders, and globally conscious citizens who transform communities across DePaul, Chicago, the nation, and the world. The expert, passionate faculty and staff are committed to advancing the vibrancy of live theatre and performance while continually adapting to a broadening and changing profession and striving to be a model of diversity and inclusion for the University and the field. The school produces public programs and performances that challenge, entertain, and stimulate the imagination.

DePaul University is a thriving multi-faceted Catholic, Vincentian, and urban university with ten schools and colleges, two campuses, and enrollment of over 23,000 students. The Theatre School, located on the university’s Lincoln Park campus, enrolls 350 students in 10 undergraduate and 3 graduate programs. Our faculty (27 Full time and 74 part time) includes leading Chicago theatre artists across all disciplines. Faculty members are active participants in the thriving Chicago theatre community.

Application and deadlines: Applications must be completed online at http://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/postings/1262 by submitting a cover letter (which includes a personal statement and teaching philosophy) and a CV/resume. Three letters of recommendation must be submitted either online or mailed to: Dean John Culbert, The Theatre School, 2350 N. Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60614.

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws. A copy of DePaul University's Safety and Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report is available upon request. The report includes statistics about crimes that occurred on campus and public property immediately adjacent to campus. The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, sexual assault and other matters. It also includes fire statistics, fire safety practices and standards of the institution. A copy of this report can be obtained by contacting the Crime Prevention Office at 773-325-7775 or by visiting the DePaul Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.depaul.edu.

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