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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Directing

Employer
Kennesaw State University
Location
Kennesaw, Georgia
Salary
-
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.

Responsibilities

  • 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 https://hr.kennesaw.edu/careers.php. 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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