Assistant Professor of Theatre (Tenure-track)
Closing Date: when filled
The Department of Theatre at Southwestern University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Acting and Directing to start August 2022.
The successful candidate will hold an MFA or PhD and will teach acting and performance courses and upper level courses in their area of scholarship and expertise. Additionally, this person will contribute to our co-curricular production season by directing one production per year. Faculty at Southwestern are expected to teach a standard course load of five courses per year (in theatre, a 2-2 and a production-course equivalency), maintain an active research and/or creative agenda, as well as participate in university governance, departmental collaboration, First-Year Seminar, academic advising and recruiting. The successful candidate will teach acting and performance courses and upper division classes in their area of scholarship and expertise. Additionally, this person will contribute to our co-curricular production season by directing one production per year. Because our institution is a small liberal arts college, we especially welcome candidates who will contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Race and Ethnicity Studies, Latin American and Border Studies, Feminist Studies and International Studies and who would be open to developing close teaching and scholarly relationships with other relevant departments and programs.
The Theatre Department and Southwestern University are committed to recruiting candidates who both excel in teaching and research/creative work and can best serve our diverse student population. As of the fall 2020 semester, 40% of students enrolled at Southwestern are members of groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education and we are committed to further increasing and supporting the diversity of our students, faculty and curriculum. The Department seeks candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to, and will take an active role in, enhancing diversity, inclusion, and equity across the University, including fostering a sense of community and belonging for students. Please include specific and detailed information about how you have worked to enhance diversity and inclusion through your teaching practices, research, and/or service experiences within the college or university setting.
Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas) is a selective undergraduate residential liberal arts institution located in the greater Austin area. Established in 1840, Southwestern enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student–faculty ratio of 12 to 1. The university provides a highly interdisciplinary and holistic education that values high-impact learning experiences, such as study abroad, internships, and faculty-student research. A member of the recently formed Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, Southwestern is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academia. Additional information about the university can be found at our website: www.southwestern.edu.
The University will only accept application materials through Interfolio at apply.intrefolio.com/95769. Qualified applicants should submit the following materials: CV, teaching philosophy, statement describing the candidate’s experience with and contributions to emerging theatre practices and historically under-represented or under-served groups in the field of theatre, performance portfolio, and names and contacts of three professional references. For full consideration, application materials should be submitted by November 30, 2021.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F