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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Directing

Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, Georgia
Posted Date
Dec 6, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Directing faculty position in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies beginning August 2023.


  • Teaching expectations include: 3-3 course load in area of specialization 
  • Teach courses at all levels of the directing curriculum including Principles of Directing, Directing Styles, as well as directing shows within the production season 
  • Depending on the candidate’s additional areas of expertise, the teaching load may include courses in Acting, Movement, Play Analysis, Senior Seminar, or various design courses. 
  • All full-time faculty are expected to engage in service on Departmental, College, and University level committees. This will include duties in recruitment and season selection.
  • Full-time faculty are expected to support the production season through the area of their expertise – this could be directing, performance, coaching, design, dramaturgy, or another creative capacity; this may include mentorship of students in these capacities.
  • All tenure-track faculty are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship and creative activity in addition to their other responsibilities. 
  • The Department of Theatre & Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University is committed to creating an equitable and inclusive educational community. All our faculty are expected to excel at teaching and mentoring a diverse population of students in regard to race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, and sexuality.

Teaching assignments will be based on earned degrees and SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines.

Required Qualifications Include

  • A Terminal/Doctorate degree, or the foreign equivalent, in Directing or a related discipline, is required.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching directing and mentoring student directors. 
  • An established record of directing in the professional field.
  • Demonstrated support of diversity, equity and anti-racist practices in the classroom, production, and academic community. 
  • Creative experience that centers the voices of historically marginalized communities. 
  • Ability to engage in consensus-based collaboration with students, staff, and faculty. 

Expertise in one or more of the following areas is preferred:

  • Intimacy Choreography/Direction
  • Physical theatre (Laban, Bartinieff, Lecoq, yoga, Pilates, Alexander Technique, etc) 
  • African American theatre 
  • Non-Western theatre 
  • Theatre for Social Change
  • Evidence of scholarship/creative activities
  • Evidence of teaching and working with a culturally and an ethnically diverse community

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit Search for Job ID 10034776.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia’s largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

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