Adjunct Faculty, Theatre and Performance Studies (Acting)

United States, North America
May 07, 2015

Department: Theater and Performance Studies

Position Summary: Governors State Universitya€™s Department of Theatre and Performance Studies (TAPS), housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, seeks adjunct instructors in a variety of areas, such as introductory theatre, storytelling, acting, directing, voice, movement, stagecraft, makeup design, sound design, scene design, costume design, lighting design, and stage management. Almost three years since the programa€™s launch, the undergraduate program in TAPS provides students with an innovative and engaged approach to performance. Bridging theory with practice, the verbal with the visual, the major situates performancea€”from traditional theatrical productions to everyday lifea€”as a transformative agent of social, cultural, political, and personal change. Committed to the art of storytelling, TAPS considers performing the stories of others, as well as of the self, imperative for initiating and sustaining a dialogue of shared human experience across identities, diversities, and desires. Through courses that target performance technique, application, design, history, analysis, theory, and criticism, the program seeks to create well-rounded students, cultivating creative, critical, collaborative, and compassionate voices that move toward fulfilling careers and meaningful lives. For more information about our program, visit and At Governors State University, adjunct instructors are hired as temporary faculty with teaching responsibilities for a specific course in fall and/or spring semesters. Summer teaching is also possible. Adjuncts are not a part of the faculty bargaining unit and are not included in membership of the Faculty Senate.

Minimum Qualifications: Minimum qualifications: Mastera€™s degree in Theatre or Performance Studies

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred qualifications: Concentrated study in acting, experience teaching at the college/university level, and past or present professional theatre involvement

Work Schedule:

Type of Position Being Requested: Adjunct

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time

Collective Bargaining Status of Position: Non-Unionized

FLSA Status: Exempt

Posting Number: FA0001P

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