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Assistant Professor of African American Theatre and Peformance

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jan 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Georgia Department of Theatre and Film Studies and the Institute for African American Studies seek an assistant professor whose scholarly research focuses on African American theatre and performance. Additional areas of specialization might include African American film, performance methods based in Afrocentric cultures.

Responsibilities

• teach courses in theatre and performance history theory and African American studies at the undergraduate and graduate level; the typical teaching load is 4 courses per year,

• supervise doctoral dissertations,

• direct productions as part of the University Theatre season,

• participate as professor and mentor in the Graduate Certificate in African American Studies,

• Participate in service on committees, student advising and mentoring, student recruiting, and outreach.

Minimum Qualifications

• have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Theatre, African Studies, or a related field, or have completed all the requirements for this degree by August 1, 2022

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

The Institute for African American Studies (https://afam.uga.edu/) provides a central focus for study of the impact of African American contributions upon human culture. The Institute is dedicated to creative research on the achievements of African Americans and to stimulating instruction for a diverse community of thinkers. In addition, the Institute serves as a cultural repository and resource for the citizenry of Georgia.

The Department of Theatre and Film Studies (https://www.drama.uga.edu) is a unit of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. It offers B.A. degrees in theatre and in film studies, MFA degrees in performance, design/technology and dramatic media, and the Ph.D. in theatre and performance studies. The department encompasses the applied and scholarly study of drama in a wide range of media, including stage, film and 3D computer animation.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, people from historically excluded groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Georgia (https://www.uga.edu/ ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University 's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Applications received by February 5, 2022 will receive full consideration, and the screening process will continue until the position is filled. Apply online at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/237524. . Applicants should upload a cover letter, C.V., and diversity statement (upload as document #1). Applicants will also be asked to provide names and e-mail addresses of three references; recommendations will be requested later in the search process. Inquiries may be directed to Fran Teague, Search Committee Chair, fteague@uga.edu.

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