Assistant Professor of Theatre (Generalist)
Assistant Professor of Theatre (Generalist)
Job ID: 222886
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of nearly 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Columbus, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community - https://visitcolumbusga.com.
Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence - the Spencer House - in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at www.ColumbusState.edu.
Inclusion is one of Columbus State University's values. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan specifically states that we will work “to attain a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” The range of diverse students at CSU is reflected by the diverse student organizations, including Collegiate 100 Men of CSU, Collegiate Women of Columbus State University, Minority Association of Premedical/Prehealth Students, Pride +, CHispA, and others.
The Department of Theatre at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track position in theatre at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2021.
Primary teaching responsibilities include beginning and advanced levels of Acting courses within the BA and BSEd degree tracks, with a preferred expertise in African American Theatre History & Performance. Based on the candidate's resume, other potential teaching assignments include: Musical Theatre Performance, Acting for the Camera, Audition Preparation, and Voice & Movement. Other duties include participating in shared departmental administrative tasks, such as recruitment and academic advising; maintaining a record of excellence in teaching and creative endeavor; and providing ongoing service appropriate within the Department, College, and University.
Required qualifications include a MFA or PhD in Theatre, a proven track record of successful teaching in the area of undergraduate theatre, strong communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative department. A successful candidate will be an experienced teacher, mentor, collaborator, and is expected to be an advocate for the liberal arts curriculum in the Bachelor of Arts area of study. Demonstrated success of innovative, inclusive, and interdisciplinary teaching and/or artistry is strongly desired, as is evidence of creative work with culturally diverse and LGBTQ+ populations.
Required Documents to Attach
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring.
Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to an offer being extended)
- Three references with emails and current telephone numbers
All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University's online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.
If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at 706-507-8920 or e-mail to [email protected].
Conditions of Employment
A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.
Please Note: Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.
To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=30000&JobOpeningId=222886&PostingSeq=1
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