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Visiting Assistant Professor - Theatre Education

University of Houston
Houston, TX

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The School of Theatre & Dance in the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts at the University of Houston invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Education for the 2023-2024 academic year. We seek a leader with strong management and scheduling skills, as well as creative and intellectual rigor within the theatre education profession. This is a one-year, nine-month, non-tenure-track position. Additional paid summer work for the Cougar Actor Training Camp for high school students is possible.

Responsibilities include a 3/3 undergraduate teaching load in the BFA Theatre Education program as well as serving as the academic mentor to all students in that program.  Recruiting work for the School of Theatre & Dance is expected as part of the service component of the position.

Applicants must submit the following electronically: 1) cover letter; 2) CV; 3) list of at least three professional references who will be contacted as needed by the search committee; 4) statement of teaching philosophy including description of success in teaching. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  First consideration will be given to applications received by February 1, 2023 with review continuing until the position is filled. 

The Theatre Program at the University of Houston emphasizes theatre artistry in direct partnership with both practical and innovative applications for the twenty-first century. We prepare students through a disciplined practice of theatre, while guiding them to be critical thinkers and problem solvers in a diverse society. Our theatre faculty and guest artists provide direct connections to the professional community in Houston and beyond. We provide a nurturing environment where students develop sustainable work force skills and curious minds, while defining their individuality through the art of theatre.

The McGovern College of the Arts is the culturally rich and innovative home of the visual and performing arts at the University of Houston, one of the most diverse R1 institutions in the nation and situated in the thriving, dynamic, and extraordinarily diverse arts metropolis that is the twenty-first century city of Houston. Therefore, the successful candidate for this position will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.  

Applicants for the position are expected to exhibit the following core values and competencies: 

•    Passion, energy, and tenacity
•    Integrity and collegiality, especially in regards to diversity
•    An ability to attract resources, including grants or other external sources of support that advance the school’s mission
•    An aptitude for building dynamic degree programs and recruiting top-tier students
•    An ability to find creative solutions to difficult problems.

School of Theatre & Dance faculty are also committed to:

•    Excellence in the arts, arts education, and arts scholarship
•    Fostering student growth and success
•    Collaboration with others, both within and cross disciplines.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution; minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Candidates should have a graduate degree in Theatre—M.F.A. or Ph.D. preferred, but M.A. in Theatre Education will be considered. A significant professional background in Theatre Education is required, including five or more years of teaching experience.

Organization: H0085 Theatre
Employee Status: Regular/Benefits
Job Posting: Dec 12, 2022, 3:32:55 PM

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