Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 41355
Hiring Department

The Division of Theatre in the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory

Job Description

The Division of Theatre invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position in Theatre to begin Fall semester 2022. This is a full-time, ranked, non-tenure track benefit-eligible position with a 9-month service period teaching within the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Teaching responsibilities include theatre history/literature, script analysis, beginning directing, core curriculum classes and other classes within expertise. This position could also direct one production per year.

Theatre faculty must develop and maintain an ongoing professional career. UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning and encourages members of historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a collaborative theatre generalist committed to student creativity and success, and will have earned a Ph.D. or ABD in Theatre, Performance Studies, or an allied field. All candidates will have a commitment to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in theatre.

Full Time/Part Time

This is a 9-month ranked non-tenure track academic appointment to start with fall semester 2022. It is full-time and benefit-eligible with opportunity for ranked promotion in the future.


Salary is negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with qualifications, experience and internal equity.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted online through this UMKC recruitment portal. Please complete the application form and upload a letter of interest; curriculum vitae (including educational background, previous academic appointments, and relevant theatre experience); statement regarding a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.


The UMKC Conservatory is a vital partner in Kansas City's rich cultural environment, providing the highest level of professional instruction and an extensive array of performances. As a community, we collaborate to balance tradition and innovation with diversity and unity, as we seek to serve art and humanity. For more than a century, UMKC Conservatory has been a leader in creating the city's cultural riches and in extending UMKC's reach nationally and internationally. Focused upon creativity, performance, scholarship and learning in the arts, UMKC Conservatory is, at heart, a community of warm and fiercely dedicated people.

Excellence, Access and Innovation are guiding principles at the UMKC Conservatory.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

UMKC Statement on Diversity Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

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