Dakota State University invites applications for a full time,
9-month term (non-tenure track) position as Instructor and Director
of Theater, beginning fall 2022. The successful candidate will
oversee the theatrical activities at the university and will also
teach a range of courses which, depending on the successful
applicant’s background, could include acting, introduction to
theater, theater history, film appreciation, or fundamentals of
Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is
not available for this position.
- A minimum of a master’s degree in a relevant area is required
(including but not limited to MFA, Art History, Education, or
- Excellent teaching skills and demonstration of successful
theater production are essential.
- Teach a range of courses which could include acting,
introduction to theater, theater history, film appreciation, or
fundamentals of speech.
- Advising the student theater club and producing occasional
As a one-person department, the successful applicant should
be a generalist with experience in acting and directing. The
Director of Theater will have significant autonomy in choosing and
staging each production and must be comfortable working
While there is no theater major at DSU, theater provides a
creative outlet for students of all majors and enriches the
intellectual climate on campus. Theater is also an important part
of the General Education curriculum. Dakota State University has
both large and small performance venues available as appropriate
for the scheduled productions (including the 500 seat Dakota
DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site.
To apply, visit https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu
The employment site will allow the attachment of a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information for at least
three professional references. Review of applications will begin
April 22 and continue until the position is filled.
Nationally known for its computer science, cyber operations, and
network security programs, DSU is recognized by the
National Security Agency as a Center of Excellence. The music
program is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences and this
faculty member will report directly to the Dean. The successful
candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with other
scholars and teachers across campus. DSU is located in
Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state.
The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style
possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is
just a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South
Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible
benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement
benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits
include reduced tuition, longevity pay and training
opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability
coverage. DSU is committed to equal employment
opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits
discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race,
color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status,
genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by
federal, state, or local laws.
Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary
accommodations required in the application process.