Theatre Arts & Design Faculty

Dordt University
Iowa, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 3, 2023

Dordt University is currently seeking a theatre arts faculty member whose primary responsibilities include teaching courses in theatre and design and also serving as technical director for Theatre Arts productions, mentoring and training students within the co-curricular contexts of technical direction, the production process, and the scene shop's daily activities. This faculty member will serve as a member of the Theatre Arts department, which offers two mainstage shows and numerous student-led and other productions throughout the year.

Responsibilities: Dordt faculty advance the mission of the university through contributions to Reformational teaching and scholarship, student recruitment and retention, campus and community service, Core program support, and ongoing professional and program development.
  • Teaching opportunities include introductory and advanced courses in theatre and design, with the possibility of also teaching courses in Core, Art & Design, and/or Communication, in line with the candidate's experience and qualifications.
  • Our professors engage in scholarship and academic service within Dordt University's growing and highly collaborative community of faculty and students. The successful candidate will regularly involve students in creative/scholarly activity to extend their learning across curricular and co-curricular contexts.
Dordt University provides robust support for faculty development, academic service, and scholarship.

Qualifications: The university seeks candidates with an earned M.F.A. or M.A. in theatre arts or a related field; candidates with an earned B.F.A. or B.A. in theatre with at least five years of exceptional experience in professional and/or higher education theatre (as recognized by peers in the field) will be considered. Experience in teaching is preferred, and/or work experience or research that focuses on leading, teaching, and learning in the fields of theatre arts and design. A commitment to excellence in college-level teaching, including curriculum design, classroom management, and ongoing student learning assessment is required.

To apply: Qualified persons committed to a Reformational Christian perspective and educational philosophy are encouraged to read the detailed job description and follow the full-time application process at the link below. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Dordt University endeavors to diversify its staff within the framework of its mission. The commitment of the university to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national or ethnic origin, or race is consistent with federal and state requirements for nondiscrimination in employment.

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