The Theatre School at DePaul University Theatre Studies Faculty
The Theatre School at DePaul University invites applications for a full time, tenure track position in the Theatre Studies department available in the fall of 2018.
Responsibilities: Teaching a range of classes in the BFA Theatre Studies curriculum, advising students, supervising student work on productions, facilitating internship placements, recruiting students and involvement in The Theatre School’s production activities.
Qualifications: We seek a dynamic individual with substantive experience in arts administration with a focus on theatrical performance and production and demonstrated success as an arts leader. The ideal candidate will be able to advise theatre management majors, teach an Introduction to Theatre Management course, and offer other courses that contribute to or expand on the existing Theatre Studies curriculum. These areas may include but are not limited to: other courses in the Theatre Management curriculum, education and engagement, theatre for young audiences, directing, dramaturgy, applied theatre, international and contemporary performance, and dramatic literature and history from a global perspective. The school seeks a faculty member who brings a critical perspective to issues of diversity and multicultural education. MFA, PhD or professional equivalent required, with experience in post-secondary teaching preferred. The applicant must demonstrate a commitment to continuing work in the profession as well as a commitment to full-time teaching, collegiality, and the collaborative process. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply. As an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, DePaul University provides job opportunities to qualified individuals without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
The Theatre School trains students to the highest level of professional skill and artistry in an inclusive and diverse conservatory setting. The school educates enterprising artists, thinkers, innovators, leaders, and globally conscious citizens who transform communities across DePaul, Chicago, the nation, and the world. The expert, passionate faculty and staff are committed to advancing the vibrancy of live theatre and performance while continually adapting to a broadening and changing profession and striving to be a model of diversity and inclusion for the University and the field. The school produces public programs and performances that challenge, entertain, and stimulate the imagination.
DePaul University is a thriving multi-faceted Catholic, Vincentian, and urban university with ten schools and colleges, two campuses, and enrollment of over 23,000 students. The Theatre School, located on the university’s Lincoln Park campus, enrolls 350 students in 10 undergraduate and 3 graduate programs. Our faculty (27 Full time and 74 part time) includes leading Chicago theatre artists across all disciplines. Faculty members are active participants in the thriving Chicago theatre community.
Application and deadlines: Applications must be completed online at http://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/postings/1723 by submitting a cover letter (which includes a personal statement and teaching philosophy) and a CV/resume. Three letters of recommendation must be submitted either online or mailed to: Dean John Culbert, The Theatre School, 2350 N. Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60614. For best consideration, the application should be submitted by January 2, 2017. The application will close on January 5, 2018.