Visiting Assistant Professor of Directing

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The successful candidate will teach required courses in Directing. The expected teaching load is three/three courses per academic year. Additional duties are dependent upon the qualifications and interests of the applicant and the needs of the Theatre and Cinema Program.

The Theatre & Cinema program in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech seeks a dynamic creative artist with theatre directing credentials who is committed to training the next generations of theatre makers. We seek an individual with a breadth of knowledge of theatre styles and contemporary theatre practices, original vision, and the desire and capacity to create and collaborate with diverse partners and communities, to join our exploration of what theatre can be in the 21st century.

The Theatre & Cinema program is committed to producing and expanding ways of traditional and experimental theatre making through new and contemporary plays, devised work, and new visions of the classics to discover how our performances may connect, build, and stimulate our communities. We affirm the value of human diversity as foundational to our academic and creative work together. We embrace the need to be intentional and thoughtfully inclusive in our work – with and about the narratives, images and lived experiences of diverse populations. We find balance in the positive value of human connection – in the interaction of mind, imagination, and spirit.

About our theatre program: Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, the theatre program in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech is committed to education and practice in collaborative processes of theatre making with a focus on developing aesthetic literacy, socially aware critical thinking, methodological skills, and artistic integrity in all areas of theatre-making.

We seek candidates with the demonstrated potential to contribute effectively to a faculty team dedicated to creating a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population. Candidates from historically underrepresented and/or marginalized groups are actively encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

MFA in Theatre
College level teaching experience in directing
Post graduate directing experience

Preferred Qualifications

Professional directing credits
College level teaching experience in script analysis and related areas of directing/performance theatre making, and the ability to teach in a secondary area.

Appointment Type

Full-time, 1-year appointment. Start date: August 10, 2021

Salary Information

Salary commensurate with training and experience.

Review Date

May 7, 2021 until position is filled.

Additional Information

To apply, please submit (1) a letter of application detailing your qualifications for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a statement of artistic vision of theatre, and (5) the names and contact information for three references. Application materials must be submitted online at , Job number 515775.

Inquiries may be directed to Natasha Staley, Search Committee Chair, at

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Natasha Staley at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: April 14, 2021
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