Faculty Department Chair, Theatre Arts

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Faculty Department Chair, Theatre Arts
University of Redlands



POSITION: Faculty Department Chair
APPOINTMENT: Associate Professor or Professor
DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: Theatre Arts
AVAILABLE: September 2020
POSTING DATE: June 28, 2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled, Applications received by October 1, 2019 are assured consideration

The University of Redlands invites applications for Department Chair in the Theatre Arts Department to begin September 2020. The successful candidate will be appointed as an Associate Professor or Professor of Acting and Directing and will serve as Chair for a department with two degrees in Theatre Arts and Theatre Business. Also, the person hired will provide curricular and artistic leadership while teaching Performance courses and directing at least one main stage production per year. Familiarity with musical theatre direction is required. Research areas may include: Latinx theatre/drama; African-American theatre/drama; disability studies; community-based theatre; applied theatre; or comparable fields.

The University values applicants who have experience working with students from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Candidates who apply are asked to identify their strengths and experience working with diverse student populations to accomplish curricular goals. The successful candidate will be expected to support the College of Arts and Science's general education curriculum.

Founded in 1907, the University of Redlands is a liberal arts and professional institution in a town of 70,000 located 60 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. The campus is surrounded by orange groves and sits at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains, one hour from the coast and 45 minutes from Palm Springs.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications received by October 1, 2019 are assured consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

POSITION CRITERIA: An M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Theatre or Performance Studies is required. A strong record of program leadership, teaching at the undergraduate level, and evidence of success utilizing processes of theatre production as pedagogical tools are required. Opportunity to teach within interdisciplinary programs such as Race and Ethnic Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; or other areas. Expertise in training methodologies such as Viewpoints, Moment work, Suzuki physical training, or Theatre of the Oppressed are welcome.

INQUIRIES: Inquiries can be directed to the Search Chair, Christopher Beach, at [email protected].

TO APPLY: To be considered, an applicant must submit a letter of interest, three letters of recommendation, a curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement of approach to program leadership, and a one-page statement documenting commitment to/experience incorporating diversity and inclusion in artistic and pedagogical practice. Application materials should be submitted using the Academic Jobs Online website at www.academicjobsonline.org/ajo.


To apply: Submit a University of Redlands Administrator application form at https://www.redlands.edu/employment/faculty-department-chair-theatre-arts/.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 909-748-8040 OR VISIT http://www.redlands.edu/human-resources/employment/. SUBMISSION OF A RESUME OR APPLICATION INDICATES AGREEMENT THAT THE UNIVERSITY MAY VERIFY ANY AND ALL INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN. MEMBERS OF UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER








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