Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater (Acting)
The Department of Theater at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, beginning Fall 2021 (classes begin Oct. 4) and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.Founded in 1833, Oberlin is a private four-year, selective liberal arts college near Cleveland, Ohio and is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2900 students. Oberlin College was the first college in the US to make interracial education and co-education central to its mission. The College continues to view a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational environment as essential to the excellence of its academic program. Among liberal arts colleges, Oberlin is a national leader in successfully placing graduates into PhD programs. Oberlin College Theater promotes a rigorous and supportive theater culture that encourages experimentation, collaboration and the creation of new connections across fields. Our program combines intensive mentorship in acting, directing, playwriting and production, with innumerable opportunities in our production shops and theaters, including the newly completed Eric Baker Nord Performing Arts Complex, home to our three performance spaces. By integrating elements of conservatory training within a broad liberal arts education, Oberlin Theater encourages students to explore their interests while developing meaningful networks with other students, faculty and staff, as well as guest artists and scholars. The successful candidate will teach a total of five courses in Acting at various levels. Likely, two 100 level (introductory) courses, two 200 level (scene-study courses), and one 300 level in the area of candidates specialty/interest. Among the qualifications required for appointment is an M.F.A. in Acting degree. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. Oberlin College is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity and inclusion. The incumbent will bring understanding of or experience working with underrepresented and diverse academic populations. Oberlin is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. Oberlin recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran’s status, and/or other protected status as required by applicable law.