Other Title Information: Directing & Stage Management
Organization: 204271 - THEATRE AND DANCE
The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Alabama invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track assistant professor of directing and stage management. This position teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Directing and Stage Management, administers MFA Directing and Stage Management Programs, directs one production per year in the mainstage season (additional directing opportunities may arise, depending on the strengths of the successful candidate), and serves as faculty mentor for MFA Directors and MFA/BA Stage Managers. Participation in recruitment, advising, committee work and service to the university will also be required. The candidate will be expected to vigorously pursue external creative/research activities at the national and/or international level appropriate to the discipline.
MFA or PhD in Theatre required, MFA in Directing or Stage Management required. Record of professional directing and/or stage management preferred. Experience and/or training in Stage Management preferred. Record of successful teaching at the college and/or university level preferred. Candidates must demonstrate a clear commitment to multiple pedagogical and directorial approaches, and a record of work of an inclusive, multi-cultural perspective. Candidates must also demonstrate a record of successful communication and collegiality within a department or theatrical organization.
Review of applications will begin December 13, 2019. To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu and complete the online application. Attach a curriculum vitae and a letter of application specifically addressing how your qualifications, training, and experience meet the stated needs of the position. Please email or send 3 current letters of recommendation and other supporting materials such as dvd/cd or online portfolio to:
Seth Panitch, Search Committee Chair Department of Theatre and Dance The University of Alabama Box 870239 Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0239 (205) 348-3845 or FAX (205)348-9048 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.theatre.ua.edu
The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Additional Position Information:
The Department of Theatre and Dance consists of 28 faculty and staff members covering Dance Performance, Theatre Performance, Musical Theatre Performance, Theatre Direction, Theatre Management, Costume Design and Technology, Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Technical Direction, and Stage Management. The Department of Theatre and Dance has approximately 360 students, where 40 are MFA students in Theatre Performance, Management, Directing, Design, or Technical Production. There are approximately 165 undergraduate students with Dance as their primary concentration. There are approximately 155 studying theatre in one or more offered areas. This includes approximately 50 students with Musical Theatre as their primary concentration and approximately 30 students in Design and Technical Production. The remaining undergraduate students are in Theatre Performance. Each year the Department of Theatre and Dance produces four mainstage theatrical productions, four studio theatrical productions, four mainstage dance productions, and one offsite summer production. There are also other miscellaneous productions that are produced by student groups. The Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Alabama operates a total of three theatres. The Gallaway Theatre is a 305-seat proscenium space primarily used for mainstage theatre productions. Morgan Auditorium is a 622-seat proscenium space primarily used for mainstage dance productions. The Allen Bales Theatre is a 149-seat three-quarter thrust, studio style space primarily used for MFA Directing student theatre productions. All spaces use ETC control consoles and primarily ETCLED and conventional fixtures.
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Internal Number: 45909
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