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The Department of Theater at Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Acting, beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year. We seek candidates who have experience teaching a variety of acting styles and techniques and are comfortable working on scripted and devised performance projects. We welcome applicants who also work in areas of design, directing, choreography, intimacy direction, voice work and/or theater scholarship.
Responsibilities include advising theater majors within and outside of the candidate's areas of expertise. The typical teaching load is 2 courses per semester.
We are committed to continually diversifying our faculty, staff, and curriculum. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to inclusive pedagogy and to inspiring and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds and identities.
Inside and outside the classroom, our department prioritizes collaboration and flexibility. As this position will rotate into department leadership, the successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to extend those values into shared governance.
The Department of Theater is a close-knit, collaborative, student-centered department that serves 4-12 majors a year. The curriculum is built around a rigorous liberal arts education in combination with a practical exploration of performance that emphasizes experimentation and collaboration. The Department values engagement with both scripted and devised work, and seeks to involve students in all aspects of production. We produce 3-5 full-scale productions a year, in addition to student-directed "Nights of Scenes" and assorted workshops, play readings, and other events. Theater faculty are active artists and scholars in their fields, and participants in Philadelphia's thriving theater and performance community. More information about the department can be found at: https://www.swarthmore.edu/department-theater.
Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see http://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty
The successful candidate will have:
PhD or MFA in Theater in hand by the start date
Preference will be given to applicants with College level teaching experience
Demonstrated level of professional achievement in theater
The start date for this position is August 1, 2024.
To be considered as an applicant for this position, please submit the following. You can apply directly at: apply.interfolio.com/135152.
Cover letter that addresses your teaching experience, your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college, and your preparation to teach undergraduates of diverse backgrounds
Two letters of reference
A brief statement of teaching philosophy that describes your philosophy, policies, and practices which support student success and encourage inclusivity
Any representative examples of scholarly or artistic work you feel would be helpful should be included as Additional Documents if applicable
Review of applications will begin in early January 2024 and continue until the position is filled.
Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Since its founding in 1864, Swarthmore College has given students the knowledge, insight, skills, and experience to become leaders for the common good. Offering a liberal arts and engineering curriculum, the College is private, yet open to all regardless of financial need. It is also decidedly global in outlook, drawing students from around the world and all 50 states. The diversity of perspectives represented by Swarthmore students, faculty, and staff - including different viewpoints, identities, and histories - contributes to the community's strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues.