Tenure Track Faculty - African American Theatre
2360-Tenure Track faculty
Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional
Dept of Theatre and Dance
Hiring Department Summary
The Department of Theatre and Dance fosters student centered
learning to advance critically thinking, creative and collaborative
artists. The California State University, Sacramento Department of
Theatre and Dance provides a broad and thorough foundation of the
history, theory, literature and the practice of theatre and dance
to students who wish to pursue postgraduate studies or join the
profession. The Department of Theatre and Dance offers an
imaginative and ambitious program of historical and contextual
studies supported by studio and production work. Our mission
challenges our students to be independent thinkers. Housed within
the College of Arts and Letters, our department provides a
collaborative, artistic environment that reflects a richly complex
and diverse global perspective complimented by national and
international faculty and staff experience.
The Sacramento State Theatre BA is committed to intensive training
in the areas of Performance, Technical Theatre/Design,
Puppetry/Children's Theatre, Multicultural Theatre, Dramatic
Literature, History, and Criticism. The program is designed to
offer breadth and depth and the faculty and staff, having national
and international experience, comprise the Theatre BA.
An extension of our academic program is our excellent season of
theatrical productions. Each year we offer four to six major
productions and minor productions of one-acts, originals, and other
shows, all of which provide an excellent showcase for the students
of Theatre at Sacramento State. Physical facilities for these
productions include the University Theatre for proscenium
productions, the Playwright's Theatre for original and experimental
productions, and the Studio Theatre for student-directed
productions. Included in the program are African American and
Chicano/Latino Theatre productions that make this department unique
in the State University System.
-Teaching a 12-unit per semester course-load including
African-American and Multicultural Theatre, theory and criticism;
script analysis; General Education and required theatre major
-Provide leadership/mentorship for department Sons/Ancestors
Players student theatre organization, a 40 year old
African-American departmental student theatre organization, a
unique feature of Sacramento State.
-Engaging in and producing scholarly and creative activities that
contribute to the field and professional profile.
-Actively participating in service to the Theatre major, Department
of Theatre and Dance, College of Arts and Letters, and University
through committee work (i.e., NAST accrediting agency committee
responsibilities, season planning, department curricular committee
-Advising students through degree completion.
-Advise student theatre organizations including the participation,
coordination, and accompaniment of students to regional and
national conferences such as the Kennedy Center American College
Theatre Festival, Black theatre festivals among others.
-Participating in special events and department/college outreach
and student recruitment; assisting with development of curriculum;
working as a cooperative, collaborative, and collegial member of
faculty within a teaching institution, etc.; serving the region,
state, and nation in areas relevant to teaching, scholarship and
- Education: Ph.D. in Theatre or M.F.A.
- Teaching experience at the University/Junior, Community or City
College level, including guest artist-in-residence and part-time
- Evidence of teaching in African-American and multicultural
theatre and drama; and/ or theatre history, theory and criticism;
General Education and required theatre major related courses.
- Areas of expertise or specialties beyond African American and
multicultural theatre and drama in at least two of the following:
Africana diasporic theatre; world/global theatre; playwriting;
acting; directing; voice; musical theatre; Black women's theatre
and drama; American cultural studies; teaching methodologies.
- Demonstrated evidence of scholarly work and research.
- Demonstrated evidence of a professional body of work on the
regional or national level.
- Direct, mentor and produce for faculty and student
- Ability to teach large classes.
Posting Detail Information
Anticipated Start Date
Initial Application Review
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
A LIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO APPLY TO THIS POSTING CAN BE
FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POSTING UNDER "Documents Needed to
-Cover Letter of Interest
- Teaching Philosophy should be one page including Diversity
Statement focusing on diversity, inclusion, and equity with
demonstrated use of cross-cultural communication skills in
advising, mentoring and supporting students from diverse
-One (1) sample syllabi from course taught/assisted in the area of
African American theatre.
- Two (2) references that will speak to the professional
qualifications of the applicant. The references SHOULD NOT be
individuals who provided letters of recommendation.
-Three (3) letters of recommendation required and can either be
uploaded under "Optional" documents or Confidential letters of
recommendation may be mailed directly to:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Dance Search Committee
Attn: Carol Wang
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6069
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their
highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work
in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a
sponsoring agency ( ie. H-1-B Visa).
Campus Diversity Statement
Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities
in the country, and Sacramento State is committed to providing a
quality education for all of our region's students. Our campus
community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we
believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity.
Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can
contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the
diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional
commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider
qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression,
sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical
condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
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authorized to accept employment in the United States.
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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Will you have a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) or equivalent
terminal degree in hand by the date of appointment?
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- CSU Careers Website
- CalJobs Website
- Agency Referral
- Current eReferral
- HERC Website
- Chronicle of Higher Education
- Other website
- * Are you currently a LECTURER at this or any other California
- * Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or
an advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?
Documents Needed To Apply
- Cover Letter
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Teaching Philosophy
- Sample Course Syllabi/Instructional Materials
- Letter of Recommendation
- Statement of Scholarly Interests