The Westmont College Department of Theatre Arts invites applications for a one-semester visiting Artist/Scholar-in-Residence at the rank of assistant professor, with a focus on justice, reconciliation and diversity in the theatre arts, beginning August 16, 2022.
The Artist/Scholar-in-Residence position invites guest teaching artists to the college for a short-term residency. The goal of the program is to amplify the Theatre Arts Department’s focus on diversity, justice, global engagement, and intercultural competency. The guest faculty member, depending on disciplinary interests, can teach, direct, design, lead workshops, and interact with the Westmont and Santa Barbara communities. Artists and scholars from a broad disciplinary focus are welcome to apply, including dramaturges, directors, designers, playwrights, actors, and other theatre specialists.
Responsibilities may include teaching a seminar course focusing on race, ethnicity, and gender on the American stage, a foundational Great Literature of the Stage course with a special focus on justice, reconciliation and diversity and one other course or production suited to the professional focus of the artist/scholar and the needs of the department. In addition, the faculty candidate may be asked to mentor student projects. The residency program is a full-time, one-semester position. The Artist/Scholar-in-Residence will have faculty status. Candidates must have a terminal degree (either an M.F.A. or a Ph.D.) in hand, or all requirements for the degree fulfilled by the start of the appointment. Professional experience as a director, playwright, designer, performer, and/or performance-maker is preferred. An undergraduate, residential community located in beautiful Santa Barbara two hours north of Los Angeles, Westmont College is a national liberal arts college in the evangelical Protestant tradition, seeking faculty with a vital and informed commitment to the Christian faith.
Use this link to access the application. Questions about the position can be directed to Mitchell Thomas, chair of theatre arts, at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will be assured full consideration.
About Westmont College
A nationally ranked liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, Westmont provides a rigorous academic program in a residential Christian community and seeks to cultivate thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world. Undergraduates on the wooded, ocean-view campus choose from more than 100 majors, programs and concentrations. With a low student-to-faculty ratio and small classes, students develop close relationships with outstanding faculty. The college offers numerous overseas programs, up to 12 units for internships, and an elementary and secondary credential program. Vibrant arts activities, a tradition of volunteer service, and strong intercollegiate and intramural sports enrich the college experience. U.S. News & World Report includes Westmont in the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation. In 2015, Forbes Magazine ranked Westmont No. 10 on a list of the 50 most entrepreneurial colleges and as No. 64 in its survey Grateful Grads: Top Return-on-Investment. Princeton Review has recognized Westmont in three different categories: Best Western, Colleges That Pay You Back, and Private Schools. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.