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Assistant Professor of Theatre Education/Theatre for Youth

East Carolina University

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Job Title:

Assistant Professor of Theatre Education/Theatre for Youth

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Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH School of Theatre and Dance

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Assistant Professor of Theatre Ed/Theatre for Youth

Working Title :

Assistant Professor of Theatre Ed/Theatre for Youth

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Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

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Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

The School of Theatre and Dance is dedicated to providing undergraduate students with superior, professional training in theatre and dance. In our rigorous, conservatory-style training within a liberal arts setting, students are taught and mentored by a diverse faculty of active professionals, who work to prepare them intellectually, artistically, and practically, to be leaders in their chosen profession.The ECU School of Theatre and Dance is guided by the following core principles:ExcellenceWe strive to maintain a high standard of excellence in our classrooms, rehearsal halls and stage productions, celebrating the individual strengths, talents and dreams of our students while providing professional quality productions to Eastern North Carolina.ProfessionalismThrough a nurturing yet demanding work environment, centered on adhering to performance industry standards, we seek to create graduates who are competitive in their chosen field and also fully prepared to transfer their skills to related fields.DiversityWe believe our student body, faculty, staff and the stories we tell, must reflect the vast diversity of our community and our world. We give students the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society.Artistic RiskThe essence of making art is to take risks. We ask our students to challenge themselves and allow them the space to make both their successes and failures spectacular. We believe this is how new and innovative forms of creative expression are made.CommunityWe recognize and value the impact artists and arts education can have on a community. We encourage our students to be artists, as well as fully engaged citizens, who understand the responsibility and eagerly accept the opportunity to make an impact in their field, our community, and the global community.

Job Duties :

The School of Theatre and Dance is searching to fill a full-time Tenure-Track position for the School of Theatre and Dance’s BFA program in Theatre Arts Education. Responsibilities include Coordination of the Theatre Arts Education program, teaching THEA 2123- Early Experiences in Theatre Arts Education, THEA 4323- Teaching Theater Arts K-12, THEA 4325- Internship Seminar – Issues in Education; THEA 4030- Creative Dramatics; THEA 3300- Playwriting and Dramatic Literature for Youth, mentoring and supervision of student interns in clinical schools and community partnerships, and directing fully mounted theatre for young audiences productions.

East Carolina University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.
ECU seeks to create an environment that fosters recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration and strongly encourages global majority candidates, women, and historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Contingent on availability of funds.

Minimum Education/Experience :

Minimum qualifications include 1-2 years’ experience with edTPA preparation, public school teaching, student intern supervision, and licensure in Theatre Arts Education and an MFA in Drama/Theatre Arts or terminal degree in Theatre Education.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :

Licensure in Theatre Arts Education

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

Preferred qualifications include experience in community outreach and engagement, directing theatre for young audiences, and playwriting for young audiences.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

To apply, candidates must submit the following materials online via the PeopleAdmin system and include a cover letter, teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. In the cover letter, applicants are asked to address how their creative work/scholarship, teaching, and mentoring supports and strengthens ECU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about that commitment, please visit

Please be aware that if selected as candidate of choice, 2-3 Letters of Recommendation will be required. An automatic email will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the People Admin applicant tracking system. Letters of Recommendation submitted via the applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. Proof of current licensure in Theatre Arts Education will be required.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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