Assistant Professor of Theatre
Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Theatre beginning August 2021. Areas of specialization are acting and directing. We particularly seek a candidate whose teaching is informed by professional practice and is attuned to emerging practices in inclusive theatre pedagogy. The successful candidate will have experience teaching at the post-secondary level and will be prepared to teach lower and upper division courses across the program’s curriculum. There may be opportunities to teach in the college’s distinctive liberal education program, WCore. Westminster’s teaching load is 24 credit hours per year – typically three courses per semester. Course releases are granted when directing productions for the college. As a growing program, recruiting and advising are important service expectations.
Westminster College’s commitment to diversity and global learning is revealed in its core values, mission and vision statements, and learning goals. We seek colleagues who are prepared to facilitate the learning of all students, including those from groups historically underrepresented in higher education, such as BIPOC Students, LGBTQIA+ students, students with disabilities, and first-generation college students.
- A terminal degree in Theatre with emphasis in directing or acting completed no later than August 2021.
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching. The successful applicant will have served as the instructor of record for multiple courses at the post-secondary level and will be able to demonstrate the ability to employ teaching practices that generate active and engaged learning.
- Demonstrated ability to teach an array of acting techniques and methods.
- Demonstrated ability to teach additional courses such as directing, script analysis, theatre literature, and devising.
- An active professional career that includes regular, professional, performance and directing activity.
- Demonstrated ability teach and mentor students from groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
For application instructions, please consult the online job board (https://westminstercollege.peopleadmin.com/). Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. A complete application that demonstrates competencies in the above qualifications will include:
- Curriculum Vita
- A letter of application that highlights your specific qualifications for the position, including a discussion of your past teaching experiences, teaching philosophy, and your preparation to teach and mentor students from groups historically underrepresented in higher education.
Selected applicants will later be expected to provide the following:
- Sample syllabuses and sample assignments that demonstrate your approach to teaching/learning issues
- Transcripts (official or unofficial)
- Contact information for two professional contacts who can speak to the candidate’s teaching and on campus creative activity and two professional contacts who can speak to the candidate’s off campus creative activity.
Westminster College is a place for self-reliant students of all backgrounds who seek lives of consequence. We are a private, independent college that has been advancing the liberal arts tradition in Utah since 1875. Our historic campus is the center of Salt Lake City's Sugar House neighborhood. Our mountain vistas inspire exploration, our urban surroundings provide endless opportunities, and our small classes promote inclusive dialogue. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. Our devoted faculty challenge students to engage their curiosity and pursue their passions through purpose-driven academic programs. Westminster is a place for expanding your worldview, innovating for the future, and launching a meaningful life. For more information visit www.westminstercollege.edu.
Westminster College is committed to a diversified workforce, equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination. To this end, Westminster prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on race or ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, disabilities, genetic information, status as a veteran, or any other category or classification protected by applicable federal, state, or city laws.
About the Theatre Arts Program
The Theatre Arts program is dedicated to creating the academic and artistic contexts that help students master various aspects of theatrical work, investigate how theatre impacts and is informed by culture and community, and cultivate healthy habits that facilitate powerful theatre work. The Theatre Arts program offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree with an emphasis in performance or production and design, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in theatre, and a theatre minor. Salt Lake City is home to a vibrant arts and culture community with many professional and semi-professional theatre companies providing opportunities for creative activity.