The Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama seeks applications for an adjunct instructor to design and teach a one-semester course in Anti-Racist and Equitable Practices in Theater to incoming first-year undergraduate and graduate students.
In the Fall of 2020, the School of Drama instituted a requirement for all members of the School community to receive education in the principles of anti-racism and equitable and expansive practices in theater. The large majority of students, faculty, staff, and administration of the school participated in this first Anti-Racist Theater course. The goal of the proposed course is to build off of this experience and help incoming students learn how they can contribute to a community within the School of Drama, and in the professional field beyond, that is actively anti-racist and combats all forms of identity-based oppression and discrimination, including oppression and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, sex, gender identity, sexuality, disability, etc.
The instructor will be engaged to teach up to four sections of the course in the fall semester of 2021. The instructor will also be expected to design and facilitate up to three workshops for faculty and staff to help them align their practices to expectations established in the course. As we anticipate that our fall semester will be in-person, this position is Pittsburgh-based.
Your core responsibilities:
Craft and design a semester-long course in anti-racist and equitable practices in theater, with support from faculty and staff from the School of Drama and the CMU Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence;
Instruct up to four sections of the course during the fall semester of 2021;
Prepare and lead workshops for faculty and staff to align their practices and expectations with the course content.
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama is the first degree-granting drama institution in the US. Founded in 1914, we combine established practice with innovative pedagogical and technological advancement across all subject areas. Our graduates commit to the enrichment of diverse art practices, champion interdisciplinary collaborations, explore new forms of creative expression, and promote community and diversity. The school's conservatory program within the university is one that prepares students intellectually, artistically, and practically to be leaders in their chosen professions, whether it be on stage, in film or television, or within the rapidly growing realm of new media.
Please visit "Why Carnegie Mellon" to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.
Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.
Training in facilitating workshops and learning around anti-racist and equitable practices in theater and education (e.g., ArtEquity facilitator training, Diligent Theatre Training/A.R.T., etc.);
Demonstrated capacity to design, build, and instruct an effective course based on that training;
Knowledge of the principles of Universal Design for Learning and a commitment to the application of those principles;
Consistent record of leading expansive discussions and creating a welcome learning environment for a diverse and potentially cross-generational student body;
Knowledge of principles of conflict resolution/ sensitivity to conflict resolution.
Additional desired qualifications:
A minimum of two years' experience as an instructor (experience instructing in a theater program or conservatory drama program is a plus);
Practical training and/or experience in a theatrical subject area.
Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2021 or until the position is filled.
To apply, please upload the following:
Cover letter describing your qualifications for the position along with your approach to teaching and your history of work in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion;
CV or resume;
List of three current professional references with contact information
Applications received by June 30, 2021 will receive priority consideration, but the search will continue until the position is filled.
Carnegie Mellon University shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.
Internal Number: 88743
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.