Position: Assistant Professor of Theatre (Theatre History and
Job#: 22/23 AH 08
Type: Tenure Track
Academic Year: 2022-2023
Available: August 2022
Department of Music and Theatre (9 MUS)
School of Arts and Humanities
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022
Chair, Theatre History and Literature Search Committee
Deadline: The review of applications will begin on January 3, 2022
and will continue until the position is filled.
University Background: California State University, Bakersfield
(CSUB), founded in 1970, is a regional, comprehensive university
serving the southern San Joaquin Valley of California. CSUB's
service area covers nearly 25,000 square miles and is home to a
socially and ethnically diverse population of over 11,000 students.
CSUB is the only four-year degree granting institution within a
100-mile radius. Due to this, CSUB has a vital role in the
educational obtainment, economic development, and quality of life
within the region. The accolades CSUB has received include
Washington Monthly's #2 Best Bang for the Buck for Western Colleges
(2018), Washington Monthly's #6 Best Affordable Elite Colleges and
#17 out of 200 for Graduate Schools, and "A Top Public School" by
US News and World Report (2019).
CSUB serves 9,800 undergraduate students and 1,400 graduate,
credential, and post-baccalaureate students. 63.5% of CSUB's
students are Hispanic/Latinx, 4.9% are African American, 0.2% are
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 0.5% are American Indian/Alaskan Native,
7.1% are Asian, and 2.3% are multiracial. CSUB is a federally
designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
Commitment to Diversity: The Department of Music and Theatre,
within the School of Arts and Humanities at CSUB, is committed to
academic and inclusive excellence and diversity within the faculty,
staff, and student body.
School Information: Comprised of seven departments (Art & Art
History, Communications, English, History, Modern Languages &
Literatures, Music & Theatre, and Philosophy & Religious
Studies), the School of Arts & Humanities at California State
University, Bakersfield, provides thriving academic degree programs
to approximately 1,000 students as well as core areas of General
Education for the approximately 11,000 students at the university.
In addition to classroom instruction, the departments in the School
host art exhibits, dramatic productions, and concerts as well as
"The Runner" (the Student Newspaper) and student broadcasting
programs. Departments often invite distinguished visiting artists
and speakers to present to university-wide audiences. Students
benefit from high-impact practices in the School (including
opportunities for Undergraduate Research). The School also offers
three M.A. programs (English, History, and Spanish). Lastly, the
School houses the Institute for Basque Studies, the Public History
Institute, and the Institute for Religion, Education, and Public
Policy (all of which also link to the broader community in Kern
Department Information: Housed in the Department of Music and
Theatre at California State University, Bakersfield, the Theatre
Program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. The goal of
the program is to develop the skills, craft, knowledge and
imagination of its students within a liberal arts context. This
broad preparation at the undergraduate level develops a foundation
for any theatre specialization. Our aim is to help our students
acquire the skills necessary to succeed in their future pursuits.
The curriculum includes courses in performance, design/technology,
dramatic literature/theatre history, theatre for youth, directing
and playwriting. An integral part of a student's training is
regular participation in our season of theatrical productions. For
more information, please visit our web site at http://www.csub.edu/theatre
Position Description: Teach courses in the major and General
Education. Direct in our main stage season on a rotating basis. The
opportunity to teach playwriting may be available to the qualified
candidate. Provide collegial service and perform academic advising.
Actively and effectively recruit new students to the program.
• Doctoral degree in Theatre or ABD.
• Record of successful teaching at the university level.
• Record of successful directing
• Ability to teach courses in Theatre History and Script
• Ability to teach courses in Beginning Acting or Introduction to
• Ability to teach courses in Women Playwrights, Latinx Theatre,
Black/African American Theatre or Asian Theatre.
• Potential for developing a distinguished scholarly, creative,
& professional record.
• Demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse
socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including
• Doctoral degree completed.
• Ability to teach Playwriting.
• Potential for active and sustained participation in
• Ability to provide collegial service and academic advising.
Application: Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Include the following:
• A cover letter addressing the qualifications and duties specified
in the announcement.
• A current curriculum vitae.
• Graduate transcripts.
• Three current letters of recommendation.
• Please include a statement of contribution to diversity, equity
and inclusion. The statement should include information on how the
applicant currently or will potentially promote diversity, equity
and inclusion through their teaching, research and service at
Compensation: Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications and
experience. CSUB offers a generous benefits package (e.g.,
excellent health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits.)
Background Check: A background check (including a criminal records
check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be
offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete
the background check may affect the application status of
applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who
apply for the position.
Mandated Reported: The person holding this position is considered a
"mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect
Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set
forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of
Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the
previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on
campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley
Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to
and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies
concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime
prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault, and other subjects.
Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be
reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You
can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department
of Public Safety/University Police at (661) 654-2111 or by logging
on to their website at: https://www.csub.edu/compliance/Clery
EEO Statement: CSUB is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity.
Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age,
color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital
status, disability or covered veterans' status.