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The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Dickinson College is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Performance and Directing, beginning in July of 2023, pending funding approval. We are seeking a vibrant artist whose primary responsibilities will include teaching emergent courses on Contemporary Performance Practices, Directing, Acting for the Camera, Performance Studies/Theory, and/or courses related to the applicant's expertise or focus. In addition, the professor is responsible for directing one main stage production per year and supervising ongoing student projects, while maintaining an active professional presence. This position is a five-course load with credit given for productions directed. We are seeking an energetic, engaged, and enthusiastic colleague committed to diversity in curriculum, practice, and student engagement and ready to contribute to the intellectual life of the department. The ideal candidate will have worked in new play development and/or have some experience in at least one of the following areas: collaborative/devised theatre, digital/multimedia theatre, theatre for social change. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Dickinson College serves a varied group of students who crave exploring art and art-making through the path of their choice. Many students thrive in an environment of formal coursework and practice, while others seek a broad liberal arts education which integrates live performance and civic engagement, global studies, or sustainability.
Within the department, students study a rich and broad mix of classes including studio and academic coursework. These classes are led by educators who combine strong teaching with significant professional experience. They prioritize collaboration with students in their professional work both on and off campus and they value successes and failures at all stages of the process and curriculum.
Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia. The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.
Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via https://jobs.dickinson.edu.
Review of applications will begin January 20, 2023. Candidates should submit via QUEST (online application system) at https://jobs.dickinson.edu; please include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a website or digital portfolio sample of work, and three letters of recommendation. A terminal degree in Theatre or a related field and/or significant professional experience is a requirement of this position.
Department: Theatre and Dance
MFA or terminal degree in Directing or related field or significant professional experience
Internal Number: 6606
About Dickinson College
Known for its innovative curriculum, Dickinson is a highly selective, private liberal-arts college. One of the nation's oldest colleges, and named in honor of a signer of the U.S. Constitution, Dickinson became the first college chartered in the newly recognized United States in September 1783. As of 2020, Dickinson has just under 800 full-time employees - administrators, faculty and staff - and its 144-acre campus is populated by students from 38 U.S. states and territories and 49 foreign countries. More than half of students study abroad through the school's 40 programs in 24 countries on six continents, mainly in noncapital cities. Dickinson is known for its sustainability initiatives and is continually recognized by such groups as the Princeton Review (Green Honor Roll), the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE; Gold rating) and Sierra magazine ("Cool School" and one of America's greenest colleges). Dickinson's stunning campus - featuring beautiful landscaping and buildings made of limestone from Dickinson's own quarry - is located in the heart of the historic central Pennsylvania town of Carlisle, a key marker in Civil War activity. Foun...ded in 1751, Carlisle is a cosmopolitan town of 20,000 people, nestled between mountains that have long been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Appalachian Trail and several mountain lakes are within easy reach of the campus, as is Hershey Park and historic Gettysburg.The town is a transportation hub linked by highway, rail and air to prominent East Coast cities, with driving times that make these cities readily accessible: Harrisburg, 20 minutes; Gettysburg, 30 minutes; Baltimore, 90 minutes; Washington, D.C., two hours; Philadelphia, two hours; New York, three hours; Pittsburgh, four hours. Dickinson takes pride in its campus wellness and professional development programs, offering an array of opportunities to faculty and staff through its Holistic Health Incentive program. Dickinson continues to be recognized both nationally and locally for the college's commitment to a vibrant wellness culture on campus. Dickinson offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan, plus tuition remission and tuition assistance incentives. The college is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.