Assistant Professor of Theatre
18 September, 2015
The Department of Theatre at Rhodes College in Memphis, USA, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor to teach introductory and advanced classes in acting and to contribute additional performance studies courses. The successful candidate will be expected to direct productions as part of his/her 3-2 teaching load, and to work collaboratively on performance projects. Preference will be given to candidates who can also contribute within their specialty areas to interdisciplinary programs, such as Urban Studies, Africana Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Film Studies. A full list of such programs is available at http://www.rhodes.edu/academics/default.asp . Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in Theatre, Performance Studies, or related discipline by August 1, 2016. Candidates who do not also hold an MFA should be able to demonstrate significant performance experience. We encourage applications from individuals whose interests go beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.
Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity (http://www.rhodes.edu/collegehandbook/10309.asp) in the workforce. Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities (http://www.rhodes.edu/about/22775.asp).
Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu; only online applications will be accepted. A complete application includes a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a plan for research and creative activity, and three letters of recommendation. Please address in your cover letter your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin on October 15 and continue until the position is filled. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate's recommenders once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and the search committee requests them. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.