Assistant Professor, Department of Theater

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 24, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details

Wesleyan University’s Theater Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of movement and voice beginning July 1, 2022. Candidates may teach one or more of the following performance techniques: Linklater, Feldenkrais, Alexander, Fitzmaurice, Suzuki, Laban, Grotowski, Lecoq, Lessac, or Berry. However, we welcome candidates with alternative experience with non-Western or non-traditional performance techniques including but not limited to Kabuki, hip-hop, martial arts, stage combat, circus, mask theater, etc. The successful candidate will integrate their voice and movement specialties into a curriculum that emphasizes interdisciplinary research as the foundation of actor training for traditional, experimental, and devised performance.

The candidate will also teach beginning acting classes, will have the opportunity to direct plays, and will be interested in pursuing the unique possibilities of teaching and creating theater in a liberal arts environment where collaboration with other departments is encouraged. The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of artistic and/or scholarly research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum requirements include an M.F.A. or its equivalent in Theater, Performance Studies, or a related field. Candidates from traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
Special Instructions To Applicants

You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are a 1) a cover letter indicating areas of expertise and potential course offerings; 2) curriculum vita; 3) two-page statement of teaching philosophy (600 words maximum) in which you address teaching students from diverse backgrounds; 4) an annotated summary of artistic and/or scholarly work; and 5) one sample syllabus for a beginning voice/movement class, and a second syllabus for an advanced course in the candidate’s area of expertise. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.
Additional Information

Applications should be submitted online at XXXX Applications completed by October 15, 2021 will receive full consideration.

Please contact Dawn Alger at if you have questions about the application process.

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Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927,

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