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Job ID: 71848 Rank: Instructor, Professional Lecturer or Sr. Professional Lecturer College/School: The Theatre School Responsibilities:
One-Year Term Professional Lecturer of Theatre Studies
The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago invites applications for a full-time, one-year term faculty appointment in Theatre Studies for the 2021-2022 academic year. We seek an individual who is a practicing multidisciplinary artist and/or scholar, who is passionate about teaching, collaboration and contributing as part of a faculty re-shaping our conservatory for the current/future field on stage and in new media. We are especially interested in candidates who have expertise in varied approaches to directing, as they will teach within a BFA directing curriculum that caters to students with a wide variety of interests from devising to traditional scripted work to immersive theatre. In addition, a successful candidate will bring knowledge of theatre history and dramatic literature, with a particular emphasis on non-Western and minoritarian theatre traditions. The Theatre School has a proven record of presenting and fostering voices that reflect the rich, diverse cultural makeup of Chicago, and we seek someone who is passionate about continuing that mission. Candidates of color, disabled, and trans/gender diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications: Demonstrated excellence in teaching across a variety of settings will be considered. Candidates must possess a current, ongoing, and recognized theatrical or performance practice of at least 5 years. We will consider candidates who have extensive professional experience equivalent to having a terminal degree, and/or an MFA or PhD. Coursework will be determined by a combination of the school's needs and the candidate's expertise, but will include classes in history of dramatic literature, performance studies, as well as introductory and advanced BFA directing classes.
This position requires excellent mentoring skills, cultural competency, and demonstrated success with individuals at early stages of professional and artistic development. The successful applicant will play an important role beyond the classroom, regularly advising and evaluating students on both course and production work, interviewing prospective students, and participating in departmental and School meetings and activities.
About The Theatre School Long recognized as one of America's top training institutions, The Theatre School was founded as The Goodman School of Drama in 1925 and is deeply rooted in Chicago's traditions of ensemble, physicality, and play. The Theatre Studies department includes BFA students in playwriting, theater management, dramaturgy, directing, comedy arts, education and engagement, and multidisciplinary practice.
Internal Number: 135044268
About DePaul University
At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.