Multicultural Faculty (Visiting)

Chicago, Cook County
Dec 06, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full time, non-tenure track, one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The Theatre School at DePaul University seeks a faculty member to join us in our continued commitment to ongoing intercultural exchange.

The position includes a combination of the following responsibilities: teaching, production related activities and workshops. The exact mix of activities will be negotiated with the Dean based on the candidate’s area(s) of expertise, interests and the needs of the school. We seek a candidate whose work reflects themes of the twenty first century-such as race, gender, ethnicity, diaspora, indigeneity, sexual orientation, gender identity global and/or class considerations. Appointment to run from early September 2018 to mid-June 2019.

A mix of professional theatre experience and a demonstrated desire to engage students, faculty, and staff in an academic setting that includes departments of performance, theatre studies, and design/technology. Terminal degree or equivalent professional experience, university teaching experience desired but not required. Within the personal statement and/or the statement of teaching philosophy provide (1) specific evidence of a demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism and diversity in creative and academic work and (2) relevant areas of expertise with respect to teaching core coursework in one or more of The Theatre School’s three departments: Performance, Design/Technology and Theatre Studies. The ideal candidate will help foster a more inclusive institutional culture that will impact classes, productions, and workshops across disciplines within a professional theatre training conservatory. Candidates must be willing to display a willingness to reach beyond The Theatre School community. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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. The Theatre School at De Paul University educates, trains, and inspires students of theatre in a conservatory setting that is rigorous, disciplined, culturally diverse, and that strives for the highest level of professional skill and artistry. Central to our mission is a commitment to diversity and equality in education. As an integral part of the training, The Theatre School produces public programs and performances of a wide repertoire of plays-classic, contemporary, and original-that challenge, entertain, and stimulate the imaginations of our artists and our audiences. We seek to enhance the intellectual and cultural life of our university, our city and the profession.

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