Assistant Professor of Theatre/Directing, Tenure Track, Starts 9-1-18

Galloway, New Jersey
Salary Commensurate with experience
Oct 02, 2017
Job ID: #1369 / #000262
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Founded in 1969, Stockton University, New Jersey’s Distinctive Public University, is also one of America’s most distinctive public universities, consistently ranking among the nation’s finest educational institutions and among the top ten public Master’s institutions in the Northeast. Stockton proudly offers the academic, technological, and cultural advantages of a large institution combined with the community spirit of a small liberal arts college. Stockton is noted for combining an outstanding interdisciplinary approach to graduate and undergraduate education with all the qualities of an outstanding employer. We offer a unique vibrant working environment, a wealth of work related opportunities and outstanding employee benefits.  Stockton is committed to attracting, encouraging and retaining a qualified workforce to support the mission of the University.    The University is located in the Pinelands National Reserve in southern New Jersey, about one hour from Philadelphia, two hours from New York City, three hours from the Baltimore/Washington area, and 20 minutes from Atlantic City.  The University’s location, active, stimulating campus life and diverse community make Stockton University a great place to work!

Full-time, tenure-track assistant professor, starting September 1, 2018.

Teaching load: five courses, plus production work equivalent to a sixth course.  Teaching includes two self-designed courses per year in Stockton’s interdisciplinary General Studies curriculum.


The successful applicant will teach courses in the Studies in Performing Arts and General Studies programs; participate directly in program, school, and university governance; provide leadership in the Performing Arts program’s production season, advise students, and demonstrate, through past accomplishments and actions, the ability to support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.

Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree (MFA/PhD) in hand at the time of appointment; demonstrated abilities as a stage director; expertise in one or more additional area, such as acting technique, vocal training, movement and physical theatre.

Preferred Qualifications:

Post-secondary teaching experience; practical knowledge of contemporary theatre practice, community engagement/outreach, and production skills preferred.  Clear evidence of ability to work collaboratively and of potential for excellence in a continuing personal research or creative agenda is also expected.  In addition to academic and/or professional experience with culturally diverse populations and outreach initiatives, experience interacting with students with varying degrees of artistic preparation is desired.

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply please visit: https://stockton.hiretouch.comOnly electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using; Word, PDF or Videos either as one single file or as individual attachments.

  1. A letter of interest describing qualifications and accomplishments
  2. A current resume or curriculum vitae
  3. 1-page teaching philosophy statement
  4. A video of recent directorial work
  5. Unofficial graduate transcripts/relevant professional licensures and/or certifications
  6. Three references who will be contacted to submit required letters of recommendation
  • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.
  • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
  • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
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  • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit;  Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.