Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre
The University of the South’s Department of Theatre & Dance in Sewanee, TN, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2021. We seek a theatre artist/scholar with experience as a professional director and teacher. This is a one-year appointment, with an anticipated tenure-track opening the following year.
The department’s faculty values diversity, and we’re eager to develop increased theatrical innovation. A small but vibrant department, we are housed in the Tennessee Williams Center, a facility built by a remarkable bequest of the royalties from his plays.
The successful candidate will teach courses in Directing and Theatre History, and will direct one mainstage production on campus. They will be encouraged to continue to work professionally as an artist and/or scholar. We are located one hour from Chattanooga, 1.5 hours from Nashville, and 2.5 hours from Atlanta.
Qualified candidates should have an MFA or PhD. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.
Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial accepted), a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, which should include ideas about fostering an inclusive atmosphere in your classroom, three letters of reference* and optionally, a link to a professional website or video file (.flv or .mov) of artistic work.
*Letters of recommendation may be submitted electronically directly from the referees or via dossier services to Kristen Godsey, Assistant for Finance & Administration, at [email protected]
Applications from women and BIPOC are encouraged.
The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.
The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.
Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening.