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Visiting Instructor of Theatre, Jordan College of the Arts

Butler University
Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 11, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Other Arts, Performing Arts, Communications, Film & Video, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
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Full Time
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POSITION : Visiting Instructor of Theatre; Two-semester (9-month) position

TEACHING AREAS : Theatre Studies including courses for majors in Theatre History, Theory, Analysis, and Criticism; and courses for non-majors in the university core curriculum.

SALARY : Commensurate with experience and qualifications

RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary responsibilities include teaching Theatre Major courses in Theatre History, Theory, Analysis, Criticism, as well as courses in the core curriculum. Qualified candidates may have the possibility of directing a departmental production. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching. As a one-year Instructor of Theatre, the teaching load is 4-4, and there are no committee service assignments.

  • A completed PhD in Theatre
  • A strong record of teaching college-level Theatre History, Analysis, and Dramatic Literature from a global and inclusive perspective
  • An additional emphasis that contributes to the diverse nature of our BA program is desired
  • A record of ongoing scholarly publication
  • The Butler Theatre mission is: “We prepare students to develop their individual voice and to integrate their comprehensive theatre training into purposeful lives. We value an inclusive and welcoming environment with a diverse range of artists, traditions, ideas, and audiences.” We seek a candidate who is qualified to undertake this mission with us.
  • Two of Butler’s key strategic goals are “to create an intentionally diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community,” and to “build a culture of empowerment, engagement and accountability.” The successful candidate will actively contribute to building an inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population, and demonstrate commitment to teaching their coursework from an inclusive perspective.
APPLICATION: Applications should include a cover letter; teaching statement; current curriculum vitae; a statement on the candidate’s commitment to and experience in advancing equity, inclusion, and access in their teaching and or professional work; and contact information for three references. Please send application materials as a single PDF scan to:

Review of applications will begin May 16, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Butler University, one of the nation’s leading master’s comprehensive universities, was founded in 1855 on the principle of equal access to higher education for both genders and all races. Butler encompasses six colleges with an enrollment of 5000 undergraduates and 500 graduate students, and emphasizes a liberal arts education with more than 60 majors. The Jordan College of the Arts, one of the five professional colleges, includes undergraduate programs in theatre, arts administration, art + design, dance, and music; a graduate program in music; and the Butler Community Arts School, an arts education program.

Butler University is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre. The Department of Theatre offers a comprehensive BA theatre degree comprised of rigorous training, innovative production work, partnerships with local Equity theatres and other cultural institutions, a biennial international guest artist program, overseas study trips, and a commitment to Anti-Racist theatre practices. More information is here:

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition, hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual’s qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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