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R99534 Vstg Asst Prof Theatre

Employer
Bucknell University
Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 23, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


R99534 Vstg Asst Prof Theatre & Dance

R0000000046
Coleman Hall

Position Title:
R99534 Vstg Asst Prof Theatre & Dance

Position Type:
Full time

Location:
Coleman Hall

Categories:
Faculty Exempt

Job Summary:
The Department of Theatre and Dance of Bucknell University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Theatre History, Dramatic Literature, and Acting, with a start date of August 2024 and end date mid-May 2025. This position consists of a 5-course teaching load in addition to directing a mainstage production in the artistic season. The candidate should be a student-centered teacher-scholar-artist who will support a theatre and dance curriculum that promotes equity, inclusion, and a liberal arts mission.

Job Duties:

The five required courses will include: Acting I; Script Analysis; Introduction to Theatre; and 2 courses in theatre history (“Rituals, Festival, and Institutions” and “Theatre and Revolution” or a history course in the candidate's research area). All courses are taught with a liberal arts ethos and an emphasis on performance practice. The candidate will also direct a mainstage production that is drawn from a department-selected shortlist of three plays.

Additional responsibilities may include mentorship of student directing, production dramaturgy, or intimacy choreography, depending on departmental needs, artistic season, and the candidate's area of interest and qualifications. Faculty members participate fully in department meetings and will be expected to contribute to the arts community at Bucknell.

It is preferred that the candidate hold a PhD in Theatre; however, candidates who hold MFA degrees will be considered, as will ABD doctoral candidates. The successful candidate must demonstrate experience in directing at the undergraduate level, commitment to undergraduate teaching, and strong evidence of work as a collaborator and a mentor with excellent communication skills. We welcome candidates with a broad range of scholarly interests and specializations.

Bucknell University, an EEOC Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

To Apply: For additional information and to apply, please visit Bucknell's career site at https://www.bucknell.edu/careers-bucknell . The application should include a Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, and statements of teaching and artistic philosophy which includes a discussion of the candidate's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The aforementioned materials should include evidence of directing. Applicants should be prepared during the interview process to provide names and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be accepted until March 22. The review of applications will begin March 25, and we seek to fill the position by April 30. Questions may be addressed to Professor Dustyn Martincich (dm048@bucknell.edu), Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance.

This is a full-time, one-year, benefits-eligible, exempt faculty position. Bucknell offers a competitive wage and comprehensive benefits plan.

About the Department of Theatre and Dance:

The Department of Theatre and Dance offers a B.A in Theatre and minors in both Theatre and Dance. We provide a student-centered educational experience within a liberal arts context and a collaborative community that values and respects all voices. In order to align our actions with our commitment to equity and inclusive excellence, faculty and staff are actively working to reshape departmental policy and practice. Hallmarks of the department include: outstanding teaching; small class sizes; hands-on and experiential learning; close interaction with faculty and staff; an artist-scholar approach to curriculum; and multiple opportunities for undergraduates to participate in departmental productions, work with notable guest artists, design independent creative projects, and attend workshops, trainings, and festivals.

About Bucknell:

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell's 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell's beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

The Community:

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University's main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell's surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

Advertised:
2024-02-15

Benefits:

Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
  • Flexible scheduling options determined by role;
  • Medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
  • An outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
  • Full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
  • A comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
  • A myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card


To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.


To apply, visit https://bucknell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External/job/Coleman-Hall/R99534-Vstg-Asst-Prof-Theatre---Dance_R0000000046.



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