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Assistant Professor of Theatre - Performance - Tenure Track

Georgia College & State University
Milledgeville, Georgia

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Assistant Professor
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Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Theatre - Performance - Tenure Track

Thank you for your interest in employment at our university. Georgia College is an integral part of our local and neighboring communities and we are seeking candidates who share that commitment and want to support our mission. Our university team is comprised of faculty and staff professionals who are dedicated to continuing to move Georgia College forward as a nationally preeminent public liberal arts university. Georgia College is located in Milledgeville, a charming town less than a two-hour drive from Atlanta. As you take the time to learn more about our university, we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We invite you to review the current employment opportunities that are available at Georgia College.  

In keeping with the University's mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity. 

Department Information
Our department serves approximately 70 Theatre majors, 30 Theatre minors, and 50 Dance minors with faculty and staff in performance, theatre as social change, technical and design fields, including a technical director, a light design faculty member, and a costume design faculty member. Our collegial faculty and staff typically also work in professional theatre. Our department recently received 'Department/Program of Excellence Award' from the University and the 'Inclusive Excellence Award' and excels in undergraduate research and community outreach. Winner of several NEA grants, our department supports a diverse group of guest artists in theatre and dance.

Facilities include a 940 seat proscenium theatre and a seven-year-old flexible space black box theatre, both with state of the art sound/light boards. Additional spaces around campus house smaller productions. We produce 3 mainstage shows and 3 senior capstone productions per year plus a touring children's theatre. Our dance program features an annual community 'Nutcracker' production, a Dance Minor Concert, and a Community Dance Concert, along with a Dance Minor Capstone production, all with professional guest artists. We host dance classes for young people through teens. We have recently hosted the ACDA Dance Regional Festival twice.

Job Summary
The Georgia College Department of Theatre & Dance is seeking a dynamic Assistant Professor of Performance with directing experience to teach courses in the acting curriculum (including acting for film), at least one general education (core) class, and direct as part of the mainstage season. The candidate will have experience and ability to direct plays by and for underrepresented voices (BIPOC, LGBT+, AAPI, MENA). The ideal candidate will be committed to teaching within the context of a strong liberal arts environment devoted to diversity and inclusion, community outreach, engaged learning, undergraduate research, and the free exchange of ideas. The candidate will participate in season planning, mentor a diverse population of students, and work collegially with individuals of various backgrounds. We seek a colleague whose experience, research, teaching, and service can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the department and university.

Faculty - Teaching/Instructing -

Teaching Responsibilities:
* Prepare and teach acting courses including Acting for Film
* Contribute to the core curriculum by teaching general theatre core courses, which may include Theatre for Social Change
* Mentor theatre students, especially student actors
* Mentor students for Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Georgia Theatre Conference, SETC, and other conferences
* Direct one play per season
* Collaborate effectively with theatre faculty and staff

Faculty - Scholarship and Creative Activity -
Faculty are expected to conduct research, work creatively and develop within the profession. The following list represents some research and professional development possibilities:
* Conduct research and publish in peer-reviewed venues
* Present at professional meetings
* Apply for grants
* Direct or act in professional theatre
* Attend professional training and development on campus and at conferences and workshops

Faculty - Service to Institution -
All faculty contribute service to the department, the college and the university. Service includes activities such as:
* Program and curriculum development
* Participation in special programs or projects
* Supervising student capstone projects
* Attending production meetings for shows you are directing
* Supporting Guest Artists and Community Outreach
* Serving on department, college and university committees.
* Directing, advising and participating in special theatre programs or projects such as the guest artist program and community outreach
* Other service in the institution

Faculty - Public Service -
Faculty contribute service beyond the institution that draws on their professional expertise and experience.

This position is expected to maintain:
* Interest in community outreach and engagement
* Mentor and oversee students working in the community
* Hold membership and participate in professional organizations

Other Duties and Responsibilities -
All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

This faculty member may also contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses.

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements

Applicants must have a terminal degree in Acting or related field and a record of excellence in teaching and artistic or scholarly activity, especially in the field of acting and directing.

Must meet SACSCOC accreditation requirements stated in C.S. 3.7.1 ( (faculty credentials)

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Educational Qualifications
An M.F.A. in Acting/Performance.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrable professional acting and directing experience.

At least two years of academic experience; experience in general education; experience in acting and directing; experience integrating high impact, engaged pedagogies and new technologies into the curriculum.

Additional expertise in one area such as teaching musical theatre, stage combat, intimacy coaching, theatre for historically marginalized populations, or other field is a plus.

Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable.

Ability to work collegially with others in service to the University.

In keeping with the University mission, we especially encourage applicants who will further our goal of cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender diversity.

Hiring preference will be given to faculty who demonstrate an understanding of Georgia College's liberal arts mission and who are enthusiastic about working closely with high-achieving students within an academic community dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through learning and scholarship.

Required Documents to Attach

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Teaching Philosophy

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Knowledge and ability to convey current philosophies, practices and theories related to the academic discipline.
Expertise in developing and teaching acting courses.
Interest in and knowledge of theatre by and for underrepresented populations.

Acting coaching skills
Directing and conceptualization skills
Strong communication skills.
Professional credentials, training, skills and experiences.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Georgia College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

Other Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check

  • Position of Trust 
  • Education

GC&SU is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action institution, with a commitment to cultural, racial, and ethnic communities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. It is expected that successful candidates share in this commitment. For more information, please visit our web page at


Georgia College & State University is the state's designated public liberal arts university. As a member of the prestigious Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), Georgia College is committed to fostering a liberal arts environment that values interdisciplinary inquiry, diversity and inclusion, and academic excellence. The College enrolls approximately 7,000 students –5,800 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students-- and is prominently cited for excellence in teaching, undergraduate research, nursing education, and high impact practices outside the classroom in a number of leading publications.  

The university's beautiful and historic campus is located downtown in Milledgeville, Georgia, a charming, diverse college town of approximately 19,000 residents in Central Georgia, approximately 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. Milledgeville is also the home of noted American author and alumna, Flannery O’Conner, and the college community enjoys many exciting literary arts programs at O’Connor’s former home, the Andalusia Institute, now owned by the College.  Milledgeville is also located on the banks of beautiful Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, allowing faculty, staff, and students to take full advantage of the environmental and recreational benefits of being part of a lake community. For cultural, educational, and leisure opportunities beyond Milledgeville, Macon and Atlanta are located within easy driving distances.  

Georgia College takes great pride in combining the educational experience of private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of a public university. The university's main campus is a residential learning community focused on undergraduate education and a select number of graduate programs. Faculty and staff are dedicated to engaging students through high-impact pedagogies that foster intellectual curiosity, reasoned inquiry, and critical thinking. We strive for excellence in the classroom and beyond. We nurture collaborative leadership and global citizenship, and we value diversity and inclusion in all of its forms.  

Georgia College seeks faculty and administrators who understand and embrace our public liberal arts mission, who are committed to respecting and fostering diversity and inclusion inside and outside of the classroom, and who are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through teaching, scholarship, and service. All Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non-majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to provide a first-class learning experience for our students, one that will prepare them to be competent, thoughtful, and well-rounded leaders who make transformative contributions to their communities and to the world.  

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