Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance P1608F

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance

Posting Number P1608F


Job Description Summary                  

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, invites applications for a 9-month, full-time non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance with the possibility of renewal for a second year, commencing fall semester 2024. The position is contingent on funding.


RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach six (6) courses during the academic year (3:3 load). Teaching areas may include theatre history, dramaturgy, script analysis, and introduction to theatre, in addition to advanced topical seminars. Opportunities to participate in production are not guaranteed, but may be offered, contingent on departmental needs.


Minimum Qualifications   

·       ABD in Theatre history, literature, criticism and/or related field at the time employment begins. Collegiate level teaching experience required. We are looking for a candidate that is committed to teaching undergraduates, and who desires to be part of a compassionate team of educators and practitioners.

·       The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the U.S. at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.


Desired Qualifications       

·       Ph.D. in Theatre at the time of employment is desired.

·       Special Instructions to Applicants    

·       SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


START DATE: August 16, 2024


APPLICATION: To apply, visit and upload cover letter and CV as well as a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to equity and inclusion through teaching, research, professional activities and/or service. Official transcripts will be required for those who interview. You will also need to provide contact information for three references. Cover letters may be addressed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Scott Phillips Auburn University Department of Theatre.


Review of applications will begin March 1, 2024. Search will remain open until position is filled or funding is terminated.


With approximately 100 majors, the Department of Theatre and Dance offers a B.A. in theatre as well as B.F.A degrees in performance, musical theatre, design & technology, and management. The department is housed in a dedicated theatre facility including a 340-seat house with proscenium/thrust stage, a black box performance space, studio theatre, design studio, fully equipped shops, a dance/movement studio, a vocal studio, a smart classroom, and a computer lab.


The Department of Theatre & Dance strives to create an environment wherein diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice are championed, practiced, embodied, and celebrated. We reiterate our commitment to help model and build an actively anti-racist future and to enact the creation of such communities on our stages and in our classrooms.


Auburn University is a comprehensive land grant, R-1 institution, one of the largest in Alabama, with an enrollment of nearly 28,000 students, within easy driving distance of Atlanta, Birmingham, and Montgomery. Auburn is home to the Gogue Performing Arts Center (GPAC), a professional performance venue that offers exciting opportunities for visiting artist workshops and other collaborations.


Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples


Auburn University is an EEO/VET/Disability employer. AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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