Assistant Professor (Theatre) Sought by Miami University

MU_logoJob no: 496031
Department: Theatre
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Faculty
Categories: Teaching
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Assistant Professor

Job Summary:
Teach undergraduate courses to non-majors in the areas of general introduction to theatre and acting; maintain an active agenda in creative work and/or scholarly research; advise students and student research projects, and provide service to the department, college, university and profession. There is potential to direct or devise productions as part of the department’s performance season. Position begins August 2020.

The department has a B.A. program and is committed to cultivating exchange between theatre studies and skills-based training to produce students who are civically engaged. Faculty and staff in the Department of Theatre are committed to diversity and inclusive excellence, and are interested in projects that intentionally explore representations of race, culture, and gender. We also value sustainability and interdisciplinarity and are committed to the development of new and devised work.

Duties:
Teach undergraduate courses to non-majors in the areas of general introduction to theatre and acting; maintain an active agenda in creative work and/or scholarly research; advise students and student research projects, and provide service to the department, college, university and profession. There is potential to direct or devise productions as part of the department’s performance season.

Minimum Qualifications:
M.F.A. in acting or other performance-related field by the time of appointment.

Desired Qualifications:
Consideration may be given to candidates with a demonstrated track record in effective teaching as well as professional experience in devising, community-based theatre, African-American theatre, Latinx theatre, LGBTQ+ theatre, international theatre, and/or other contemporary methods; or degrees or certification in specific acting, voice, and movement methodologies.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application. Inquiries can be addressed to Lewis Magruder at Lewis.Magruder@miamioh.edu.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.

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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:
Screening of applications begins November 1, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible: Yes

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact ADAFacultyStaff@Miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time

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