Instructions to applicants:
Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, CV, and three references, two of which must be academic. Job Title:
Assistant Professor of TheatreLocation:
Fine Arts & CommunicationsPosting Date:
Commensurate with experience and educationRequired:
MFA in Acting or Directing is required by the time of initial appointment.Preferred:
Two (2) Years of teaching experience.Primary Responsibilities:
Producing or arts management experience.
Availability to teach and/or direct productions during our summer outdoor season (Theatre of the Big Bend).
This is a 9-month tenure track position with a targeted start date of August 2023.Other Information:
The Department of Fine Arts at Sul Ross State University seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Theatre. MFA in Acting or Directing is required by the time of initial appointment. Candidates with a minimum of 2 years teaching experience preferred. The position serves the Theatre program’s majors in Acting/Directing, Design/Tech, and Film Production. Producing or arts management experience a huge plus.The teaching load is 4 courses per semester, one of which will often be a course release to direct a main stage production. Courses may include Intro to Theatre, Acting I, Acting II, Directing I, Voice, Stage Movement, Styles, Performing Shakespeare, and Audition Techniques. Candidates with availability to teach and/or direct productions during our summer outdoor season (Theatre of the Big Bend) preferred.
The Department is looking for a dynamic teacher who will stay abreast of the latest developments in the theatre world and inspire non-majors to pursue a major or minor in Theatre. The ideal candidate is collaborative and has a strong interest in developing active partnerships with local and regional artists and performing arts organizations. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include contributing to shared administrative and recruitment tasks, and active participation in departmental and/or college-wide committees. The ability to create inclusive and engaging learning environments for a diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate. Experience working with first-generation students is highly desirable.The candidate hired for this position will be joining a program and department embarking upon a multi-million-dollar expansion and renovation of current fine arts facilities. Alpine and Marfa are arts-friendly communities, and the candidate will find supportive colleagues and appreciative peers throughout the region. The Sul Ross Theatre Program is actively involved in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).
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Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before eligible new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.About SRSU:
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.
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Sul Ross State University Alpine Campus is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students of campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine.The SRSU campuses in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde comprise Rio Grande College. RGC offers upper-level courses leading to bachelor’s degrees as well as master’s degree programs and works closely with its partner institution, Southwest Texas Junior College, to provide a seamless transition to RGC for their students. All RGC students hold an Associate degree from an accredited institution or they have completed 42 semester credit hours of transferrable work.More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings See http://www.sulross.edu our website.