Professor of Theater/Drama
Professor of Theater/Drama
College of Humanities
A drama teacher educates his or her students in different acting styles, methods, and techniques. Teaching drama means training pupils in how to communicate, control and project their voices, and present themselves. The responsibilities of a drama educator may include creating lesson plans, teaching students about plays and the history of drama, assisting students in creating their own
dramatic pieces, organizing and managing the learning environment, directing performance rehearsals, helping to assemble and manage lighting and sets, and assessing students' performance.
Position Responsibilities Include:
· Regular/contract instructors participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the visions, missions and values of the college and District.
· This position may include a combination of day and evening assignments, large lectures and small seminars, and is being offered by a college strongly committed to the "open door" concept serving a diverse student population.
· Instructors will be expected to perform other duties consistent with their faculty job description as stated in the faculty contract.
· Teaching areas include Acting, Playwriting, Performance Criticism, Directing, Dramaturgy, Producing for the Theater, Music Theater, Performance Art, and Theatrical Design. Competitive Candidates will be active teachers,practitioners and/or scholars with a national reputation who demonstrate a deep commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising.
· The successful candidate will have:
· Professional experience as a theatre/drama instructor.
· Experience at the university level with diverse student bodies.
· Minimum a MFA is required (PhD in Theatre is preferred) or at least five (5) years of replicable and noted work.
· A broad knowledge of core theatrical disciplines is desirable as well as a demonstrable
· interest in non-Western forms of drama and performance.
· A strong interpersonal and collaborative skill set, a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising and recruiting, a vision for new program development, and a promising
· Record of professional work.
KENTUCKY STATE UNVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity EmployerThe functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed
in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable
accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.