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Tenure Track Faculty - African American Theatre

Sacramento State
California, United States
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Posted date
Oct 31, 2018
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Job Title
Tenure Track Faculty - African American Theatre
Job Code
2360-Tenure Track faculty
Full/Part Time
Full Time
Tenure Information
Tenure Track
Assistant Professor
Salary is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience
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.

Essential Duties

-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 related courses.

-Directing responsibilities.

-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 activities, etc.)

-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 creative work.

Appointment Specifics

Required Qualifications

- 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 appointments.

- 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.

Preferred Qualifications

- 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 productions.

- Ability to teach large classes.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
Anticipated Start Date
Fall 2019
Initial Application Review
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants

-Cover Letter of Interest
-Curriculum Vitae
- 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 backgrounds.
-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:
CSU Sacramento
Department of Theatre and Dance
Dance Search Committee
Attn: Carol Wang
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6069

Eligibility Verification

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

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative 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. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

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Background Check Disclaimer

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Supplemental Questions

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?
  • Yes
  • No
  • * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
  • CSU Careers Website
  • CalJobs Website
  • Agency Referral
  • Advertisement/Publication
  • Current eReferral
  • HERC Website
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • LinkedIn
  • Other website
  • * Are you currently a LECTURER at this or any other California State University?
  • Yes
  • No
  • * Will you have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment or an advanced ABD by the date of the appointment?
  • Yes
  • No

    Documents Needed To Apply
    Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Sample Course Syllabi/Instructional Materials
  • Optional Documents
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Statement of Scholarly Interests
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