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Assistant Professor (Costume Design) Sought by Miami University

MU_logoJob no: 496029
Department: Theatre
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Faculty
Categories: Teaching
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Assistant Professor

Job Summary:
Assistant Professor (tenure-track) to teach theatre courses including costume design and other courses according to the needs of the department; maintain a creative and research agenda; advise students; and provide service to the institution.

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 in the department value sustainability and interdisciplinarity and are committed to the development of new and devised work including collaborations with other departments in the division. 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.

Duties:
Teach theatre courses including costume design and other courses according to the needs of the department; maintain a creative and research agenda; advise students; and provide service to the institution.

Minimum Qualifications:
MFA in costume design, theatrical design with an emphasis in costume, or scenography by date of appointment.

Desired Qualifications:
Consideration may be given to candidates with a record of effective teaching; experience and engagement in the profession; interest in a secondary area of design or other areas of theatre artistry; a research/creative agenda that incorporates devising, community-based theatre, African-American theatre, Latinx theatre, and LGBTQ+ theatre, international theatre, and/or other contemporary practices; or membership in USITT and/or USAA.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and three samples of design work in pdf format. Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application. Inquiries can be addressed to Gion DeFrancesco at defranga@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 sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Benefit Eligible: Yes

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

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.

Click here to apply online.

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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.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

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

Click here to apply online.

 

 

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Miami University Theatre Presents Molière’s TARTUFFE, May 2–6

MU_Tartuffe promoby Molière, translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur

Directed by Lewis Magruder

May 2–5, 7:30 p.m. | May 6, 2:00 p.m.

Location: Gates-Abegglen Theatre, Center for Performing Arts, Oxford, OH 45056
Tickets: $12 Adult, $9 Senior, $8 Student

Miami University Department of Theatre presents the famous theatrical comedy by Molière, Tartuffe.

The production was originally written by Molière and later translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur. It is being directed by Lewis Magruder, associate professor of theatre at Miami.

Molière wrote Tartuffe in 1664 and it was first performed in front of King Louis XIV at his home, the Palace of Versailles. Quickly following its first performance, the play was banned by the king due to complaints from influential church leaders, as they believed the play attacked the foundations of religion. The play depicts a holy man as a fraud.

Tartuffe is the central figure in this classic farce. When Orgon falls for Tartuffe’s charms, his wife and family hatch a plan to save the family fortune before it’s too late. They must expose Tartuffe for the hypocrite he is! Quick banter, physical comedy, and just a dash of deception rule the day as the scoundrel gets his just desserts.

“The play resonates with what we experience in today’s culture – Orgon as an American power-broker with influence in business and politics and Tartuffe as a televangelist with a winning smile and a smooth demeanor,” said Lewis Magruder. “The language carries a contemporary sound, and the farcical nature of the action gives it a dark, ironic edge that audiences today will recognize as ‘now.’”

The production team includes Erin Speno, stage manager; Gion DeFrancesco, scenic design; Meggan Peters, costume design; Cassie Mings, lighting design; and Jason Sebastian, sound design.

Show tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, and $8 for students and youth, available at the Miami University box office or online at MiamiOH.edu/boxoffice.

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