Assistant Professor of Theatre - Performance (Acting/Directing) - Department of Theatre

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Assistant Professor of Theatre - Performance (Acting/Directing): The Department of Theatre invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The person appointed to this position will teach in the following areas: Acting, Directing, Script Analysis, Shakespeare, and introductory level theatre courses that support the university's General Education curriculum. Additional duties will include: Academic advising, recruitment, and serving on committees that support faculty governance. Other responsibilities may include directing one main season production per year and mentoring student directors. Effective teaching and robust creative activity are required for retention, promotion, and tenure. The person appointed to this position may have the opportunity to develop courses based on the candidate's specific areas of interest/research. This position is contingent upon the availability of authorized funding. This is an academic year appointment. Opportunities may exist for an additional Summer Session appointment. Members of traditionally underrepresented communities are highly encouraged to apply.

An MFA in Acting or Directing is required. 
3 years combined teaching experience at the college/university level.

A strong portfolio of professional acting experience. Evidence of experience directing for the stage at the academic or professional level. Additional certifications of training in specific performance methodologies (e.g., Suzuki, Meisner, Viewpoints, Michael Chekhov); Union Membership AEA, SAG/AFTRA

Certification as a Fight Choreographer. Interest or experience with Musical Theatre

A complete application is required and must include: an application letter, specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; unofficial photocopies of graduate transcripts; a professional vita/ resume, including contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Screening of completed application files will begin on October 24, 2018 and continue until position is filled. This appointment begins on August 19, 2019.

Send applications, and all other correspondence concerning this position vacancy, to:

Cynthia DeCure, search committee chair
State University Stanislaus
University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382 
[email protected]

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.

Housed in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) the Stan State Theatre Department is a small, collegial department of teacher-practitioners committed to diverse classroom and hands-on training for our majors, minors, and concentrations. To learn more about our program, visit our Web site at:

California State University Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six county region of approximately 1.5 million people. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and approximately 400 full-time faculty. Over eighty percent of full time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 41 undergraduate majors, 24 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, and a doctorate in education serving 8,900 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences, and performing arts.

CSU Stanislaus continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 373 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks CSU Stanislaus as one of "The Top Public Universities-Master's" institutions in the West in its America's Best Colleges ratings. CSU Stanislaus also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

CSU Stanislaus values shared governance:

The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. You can learn more about federal equal employment opportunity protections by accessing the Department of Labor's notices: and

Individuals with disabling conditions who require accommodation during the recruitment process may contact the ADA Coordinator at (209) 667-3159.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse And Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, Stanislaus State annually posts the Campus Security Report. The annual report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Stanislaus State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, and sexual assault. You can obtain a copy of this report at: .

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The university requires a criminal and/or child abuse background check to be completed for many of its new employees, current employees seeking promotional or transfer opportunities, and current employees assigned new duties. Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position. Failure to consent to any background check will disqualify an applicant from further consideration. Additionally, an applicant who fails to provide the necessary information or who provides false or misleading information may also be disqualified from further consideration. Later discovery of false or misleading information related to the background check may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn or subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.




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Posted: 9/24/2018
Application Due: 11/23/2018
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