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Teach four courses per year in stage direction and/or theatre-making, as well as courses in Theatre for Social Change, Acting or Dramatic Literature. Primary responsibilities include participating in a six semester pre-professional curriculum for the MFA directing program; teaching beginning and intermediate direction and acting or dramatic literature for the BA degree; directing departmental productions; mentoring and advising students; recruiting and participating in departmental and university service responsibilities. Possibility of providing leadership for our Certificate in Social Justice and the Performing Arts when the current departmental leader retires. Regular professional creative work and/or research/publication in preparation for tenure and promotion is expected.
Start Date: August 16, 2023.
The University of Iowa has been a pioneer in all aspects of theatrical production. Degree programs are BA and MFA, with specializations in acting, design, directing, dramaturgy, playwriting, and stage management. The department has a special interest in the development of new plays, and each year produces over 20 new works in its season. Students are trained to respond to the needs of new plays and performance while grounding themselves actively and creatively in theatrical principles. We have a newly formed Certificate in Performing Arts and Social Justice. The certificate is offered in collaboration with Dance, Music, and Gender and Women's Sexuality Studies.
The Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to ensuring inclusion, diversity, equity, and access to people across the spectrum of social identities, including (but not limited to) gender, sexual, ethnic. socio-economic status, religious affiliation; and physical/ mental ability. The strategic plans of the University, College and Department reflect this commitment. We seek candidates who will complement and diversify the Department of Theatre Art's cultural, artistic, and pedagogical strengths, and, therefore, encourage applications from women, members of the global majority, and individuals from communities currently under-represented in the field of theater, and in the academy. The University of Iowa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Applications should include:
- Curriculum vitae
- Names of at least three references
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Statement of directing philosophy
- DEIB statement
Deadline: Screening will begin March 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.