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Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre

Sam Houston State University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 18, 2023
Posting Details

Position Information

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position Title
Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre


Visiting Assistant Professor

FLSA status

Hiring Salary

Salary commensurate with education and experience. Nine month contract position;.

Position Category

Position Type
Full-Time Non-Tenure Track

College of Arts & Media

Dept of Theatre and Musical Theatre

Open Date


Refer Applicants To

Contact Name
Penelope Hasekoester


The Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre
Sam Houston State University
Box 2297
Huntsville, Texas 77341-2297

Contact Phone

Contact Email

Position Details

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

Sam Houston State University ( SHSU ) Visiting Assistant Professor-Department of Theatre & Musical Theatre seeks a theatre instructor to teach Directing and Acting courses. The ability to teach Stage Management is desirable. The successful candidate will teach up to 12 credit hours per semester, including but not limited to directing, acting, and possibly stage management. In addition, the successful candidate will direct one production for the department in the academic year.

Educational Requirements for the Position

MFA ; Terminal degree required.

Experience Required for the Position

MFA in Directing or Acting with documented skills as a theatre artist/teacher in both areas of artistic practice (acting and directing). Professional directing, acting, and musical theatre experience are preferred. Candidates with a successful track record of teaching at the college or university level will be considered first. Experience and training in musical theatre are desirable.

Other Requirements for the Position

Essential to this position is the ability to work collaboratively as a team member in rehearsals and productions. Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from various communities and cultures. Service integral to position and participation in departmental activities is required.

Special Instructions Summary

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • SHSU Recruiter
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'SHSU Employee' please indicate employee's name and department.

    (Open Ended Question)

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    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Transcripts
  5. Media Presentation
  6. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Teaching Portfolio

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