Theatre Academic Fellow
The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Vermont is currently accepting applications for the Andrew Harris Fellowship position with the possibility of conversion to tenure-track job. For further information read the description below and follow this link for details on how to apply: https://www.uvm.edu/cas/theatreanddance/position-announcement-andrew-harris-fellowship-program?fbclid=IwAR2XOOoYtgGQvVj_WH9ZKch5tKmpxNhzfqHsw6F_85qaOZ4frsZsBy64Tig
The Andrew Harris Fellowship is open to BIPOC and is designed to bring promising early-career artists/scholars to the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Vermont. The Fellowship aims to increase racial diversity at the University of Vermont, where in 2020 persons of color comprised 13.1% of faculty and staff and 18% percent of students. Andrew Harris Fellows are expected to assist CAS in reaching its diversity priorities and goals. Fellows are required to teach one course each semester (two courses over the year) for the College of Arts and Sciences, and direct one mainstage production for the Department of Theatre & Dance (see “Area of Expertise” below). Salary is based on discipline and will be set at time of hire.
Applicants must have a specialization in the areas of theatre performance (acting) and directing. Applications must also contribute to at least one, preferably two of the following secondary/preferred areas of expertise: social justice and performance; equity, inclusion, and theatre from underrepresented communities; devising/original performance creation; musical theatre performance; sound design; and/or new media and performance. Beyond that, candidates who engage in a combination of creative practice and research are of particular interest.
Possibility of Tenure-Track: This Fellowship is offered as a full-time, 12-month Post Doctoral/Post MFA Associate appointment (September 1, through August 31) in the Department of Theatre & Dance in the College of Arts and Sciences. Fellowships may be renewed for up to three years on the basis of performance and budgetary feasibility. Fellows establish and pursue their own independent creative work and/or research agenda with guidance through a mentorship program tailored to help the fellow to transition into a tenure-track faculty position at the end of the Fellowship. If, during the Fellowship, the Fellow decides to apply for a tenure-track position at UVM, the Department of Theatre & Dance will vote about converting the position to tenure-track and send the hiring recommendation to the Provost for approval. Such a tenure-track position would be 40% research, 40% teaching, and 20% service. The teaching load on the tenure track is 2-2 the first year and 2-3 thereafter.
Questions can be directed to Paul.Besaw@uvm.edu.