Assistant Professor-FixedTerm

Job description

Working/Functional Title

Ast Instructor/Instructor/Ast Professor

Position Summary

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Theatre and Dance. Theatre courses include: Acting, Design and Technology, Theatre Studies, and Special Topics in Theatre. Dance courses include: Improvisation, Dance Technique of various styles, Choreography, and Special Topics in Dance.

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

The College of Arts & Letters promotes that an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members, results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.

The Department of Theatre has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups including the LGBTQIA community. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts & Letters’ distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence. 

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. 

Required Degree

Doctorate -Dance or the Arts or Humanities

Minimum Requirements
  • BA, MA, MFA or Ph.D. in theatre, dance or the arts or humanities.
  • Experience teaching at the college level.
  • Professional experience in the performing arts field.

    Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2018 and continue until all postings have been filled.  Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website

    Required Application Materials

    a) a cover letter

    b) current curriculum vitae

    c) a statement of teaching philosophy that highlights your alignment with some of our desired qualifications

    d) a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence

    e) names and email addresses of 3 potential referees

    Special Instructions

    For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Alisa Hauser, [email protected] or 517-355-6690. For more information about the Department of Theatre, go to




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    Posted: 2/28/2018
    Application Due: 11/17/2018
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