Assistant Professor of Speech and Theatre

Missouri, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 02, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Cottey College, a private liberal arts and sciences institution for women, invites applications for a tenure-track position in speech and theatre, to begin August of 2021. We are seeking vibrant candidates to teach a full range of courses in theatre and speech including, but not limited to: Fundamentals of Speech, Media and Society, Gender and Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Debate, Intro to Theatre, Performance of Lit, and other speech and theatre electives. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and pedagogical commitments reflect a diverse approach that takes into account issues of gender, race, and leadership, as well as an informed integration of theatre and speech. A terminal degree in either speech or theatre, and at least 18 graduate level credits in each field are preferred. We will consider candidates with an expected completion dates for these credentials by Spring 2022. Additional duties include recruitment, advising, support for our secondary education degree with a certification in speech and theatre, and service to the college. The teaching load is typically four courses per semester including rotation of a course that entails directing a theatre production.


Review of applications begins immediately, and continues until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts, and the contact information for three references. Application materials should be submitted by email as Word or PDF documents to Dr. Joann Bangs, VPAA, Cottey College, Nevada, MO 64772. E-mail:; Phone: 417-667-8181. Further information about Cottey is available at Cottey College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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