Visiting Assistant Professor: Artist/Scholar in Theatre and/or Performance Studies
Williams College Theatre Department seeks an Artist/Scholar for a one-year visiting appointment beginning July 1, 2018. Candidates should demonstrate active scholarship and/or artistic practice in theatre and/or performance studies (preferably in areas concerning race, gender, and/or sexuality, such as African-American, queer, Native, or Latinx studies) as well as the ability to teach acting, directing, or other performance-based practices at the undergraduate level. Terminal degree (MFA, DFA, PhD) required. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to the development of a rigorous theatre program at an undergraduate liberal arts institution.
Responsibilities of the position include: teaching the equivalent of four courses (two courses per semester) and mentoring students. Teaching might occur in the areas of: theatre studies, performance studies, acting, directing, devised theatre, or other performance-based practices. The position might also include participation in the Theatre Department’s annual production season (involvement in a production counts as one full course credit).
We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the fields of Theatre and/or Performance Studies. All applicants should apply through Interfolio using this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/43977. Please submit the following materials: a current vita, a cover letter (which includes a brief statement of how you will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences if hired), and three letters of recommendation. Writing and/or portfolio sample will be solicited later. All materials must be received by November 15, 2017.
Please address questions about the search to: Amy Holzapfel, Chair, Department of Theatre: [email protected]. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.
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