Post-Doctoral or Post-Master of Fine Arts Fellow in Theatre

Job description

Job no: 496651
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Theatre & Dance

Bucknell University invites applications for a one-year Post-Doctoral or Post-Master of Fine Arts Fellow in Theatre through the Consortium for Faculty Diversity in the Liberal Arts to promote diversity at our nationally recognized liberal arts college in Lewisburg Pennsylvania. The Department of Theatre and Dance seeks an educator with specific research, training and/or a lived experience/identity that broadens our programmatic offerings and also offers support for students of color training in theatre arts at Bucknell.

Job Duties:
Bucknell University is a unique national university where liberal arts and professional programs complement each other. Bucknell's mission is to educate students for a lifetime of critical thinking and strong leadership characterized by continued intellectual exploration, creativity, and imagination. Bucknell fosters a residential, co curricular environment in which students develop intellectual maturity, personal conviction, and strength of character informed by a deep understanding of different cultures and diverse perspectives. Bucknell seeks to educate our students to serve the common good and to promote justice in ways sensitive to the moral and ethical dimensions of life.

Candidates must be committed to outstanding teaching and productive scholarly/artistic activity. The successful applicant will teach within the college of arts and sciences, interact regularly with colleagues and students, and receive mentorship from department colleagues. Post includes teaching in the BA theatre program with opportunities to direct and assist other directors of color. Preference in directors interested in exploring culturally specific work with a small group of students of color. Required: MFA in Acting, Directing or Dance or a PhD Post-doc with directing experience, university or professional experience in stage direction, and undergraduate teaching of directing and acting. Teaching/research specializations could include:

● Antiracist Theatre Practice and Performance
● Black Acting Methods (if the post-doc has this specific training)
● Cultural Competency/Humility in Theatre and Performance
● Hip Hop Theatre
● Voice
● Playwriting
● Autobiographical Writing and Performance
● Black/African American Theatre History

Other responsibilities could include: dramaturgy and assistant directing for fall 2021 mainstage season plays Crumbs from the Table of Joy by Lynn Nottage and/or Appropriate by Brandon Jacob-Jenkins, both directed by faculty directors of color.

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or MFA by the start date of August 2021.

Application Instructions:
Bucknell University is a member of the Consortium for Faculty Diversity in the Liberal Arts, which processes all applications for this opportunity via Interfolio. Please submit your application using this link: By submitting your dossier to Interfolio, you also may be contacted by other liberal arts colleges about additional fellowship opportunities. The Consortium is committed to increasing the diversity of students, faculty members, and curricular offerings at liberal arts colleges with a particular focus on enhancing the diversity of faculty members and of applicants for faculty positions. The Consortium was founded as an association of liberal arts colleges committed to strengthening the ethnic diversity of students and of faculty members at liberal arts colleges. The early goals of the Consortium with regard to faculty diversity included encouraging U.S. citizens who are members of under-represented minority groups to complete their graduate programs and to consider faculty employment in liberal arts colleges.

Applications must include the following:

1. A cover letter explicitly addressing:
i. Your commitment to academic excellence in a diverse liberal arts environment.
ii. A brief discussion of your teaching philosophy and commitment to creating equitable opportunities for learning and mentoring, especially for underrepresented students.
iii. A discussion of your research program as it relates to theatre.
2. A curriculum vitae.
3. Three letters of recommendation, with at least one discussing the candidate’s teaching ability or potential. Please ensure that those named as references send their confidential recommendations through Interfolio.

Review of candidates will begin on January 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct any other questions to Nikki Young; Associate Provost for Equity and Inclusive Excellence at Bucknell University. Bucknell University encourages applications from women and members of minority groups (EEO/AA). This is a one year/renewable position.

About Bucknell

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, primarily undergraduate, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music.

Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged.

Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed these goals.

Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies.

Bucknell is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The Lewisburg area offers a combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and small-town amenities. In addition to the cultural and athletic events offered at the University and in town, the region offers strong schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. Bucknell is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

Advertised: 29 Jan 2021 Eastern Standard Time
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Posted: 1/31/2021
Application Due: 5/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time