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Artistic Director and Associate Professor or Professor of Directing

Kennesaw State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 23, 2021

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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 an open rank, nine-month, tenure track Associate Professor or Professor faculty position of Directing in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies beginning August 2022. Rank is determined at the time of hiring and will be commensurate with experience.


Responsibilities Include

  • Teach 3/2 course load in the Core of the major as well as in Directing including: Introduction to Theatre Studies, Directing, and Senior Seminar among other courses.
  • Support production season administratively as Artistic Director: direct in the season, identify/recruit guest artists for the production season, provide rehearsal feedback to guest artists and faculty directors, attend design and production meetings, ensure artistic excellence in the Department.
  • Provide artistic vision and oversight to the TPS production season.
  • Mentor student directors.
  • Assist College Marketing and Communications with promotional materials for the TPS Production Season.
  • Outreach to Atlanta’s thriving arts community.  
  • Collaborate with the Chair on fundraising and community-building efforts as they relate to supporting the production season.
  • Maintain robust agenda of professional creative activity and/or scholarship.
  • Engage in Departmental, College, and University service.
  • Mentor students who are broadly diverse across race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, and sexuality.

Required Qualifications Include

  • An earned Master’s/Terminal/Doctorate, or the foreign equivalent, in Directing or related field is required.
  • Established record of excellence in directing in the professional field.
  • A record of excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship and/or creative activity commensurate to the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
  • An established body of peer-reviewed scholarship and/or creative activity at the regional, national and/or international levels.

Preferred Qualifications Include

  • Established record of excellence as a professional director on the national and/or international level.
  • 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  Search for Job ID 237650.  



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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