The Department of Theatre and Dance fosters student centered learning to advance critically thinking, creative and collaborative artists. The California State University, Sacramento Department of Theatre and Dance provides a broad and thorough foundation of the history, theory, literature and the practice of theatre and dance to students who wish to pursue postgraduate studies or join the profession. The Department of Theatre and Dance offers an imaginative and ambitious program of historical and contextual studies supported by studio and production work. Our mission challenges our students to be independent thinkers. Housed within the College of Arts and Letters, our department provides a collaborative, artistic environment that reflects a richly complex and diverse global perspective complimented by national and international faculty and staff experience.
The Sacramento State Theatre BA is committed to intensive training in the areas of Performance, Technical Theatre/Design, Puppetry/Children’s Theatre, Multicultural Theatre, Dramatic Literature, History, and Criticism. The program is designed to offer breadth and depth and the faculty and staff, having national and international experience, comprise the Theatre BA.
An extension of our academic program is our excellent season of theatrical productions. Each year we offer four to six major productions and minor productions of one-acts, originals, and other shows, all of which provide an excellent showcase for the students of Theatre at Sacramento State. Physical facilities for these productions include the University Theatre for proscenium productions, the Playwright’s Theatre for original and experimental productions, and the Studio Theatre for student-directed productions. Included in the program are African American and Chicano/Latino Theatre productions that make this department unique in the State University System.
-Teaching a 12-unit per semester course-load including African-American and Multicultural Theatre, theory and criticism; script analysis; General Education and required theatre major related courses.
-Provide leadership/mentorship for department Sons/Ancestors Players student theatre organization, a 40 year old African-American departmental student theatre organization, a unique feature of Sacramento State.
-Engaging in and producing scholarly and creative activities that contribute to the field and professional profile.
-Actively participating in service to the Theatre major, Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Arts and Letters, and University through committee work (i.e., NAST accrediting agency committee responsibilities, season planning, department curricular committee activities, etc.)
-Advising students through degree completion.
-Advise student theatre organizations including the participation, coordination, and accompaniment of students to regional and national conferences such as the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Black theatre festivals among others.
-Participating in special events and department/college outreach and student recruitment; assisting with development of curriculum; working as a cooperative, collaborative, and collegial member of faculty within a teaching institution, etc.; serving the region, state, and nation in areas relevant to teaching, scholarship and creative work.
- Education: Ph.D. in Theatre or M.F.A.
- Teaching experience at the University/Junior, Community or City College level, including guest artist-in-residence and part-time appointments.
- Evidence of teaching in African-American and multicultural theatre and drama; and/ or theatre history, theory and criticism; General Education and required theatre major related courses.
- Areas of expertise or specialties beyond African American and multicultural theatre and drama in at least two of the following: Africana diasporic theatre; world/global theatre; playwriting; acting; directing; voice; musical theatre; Black women's theatre and drama; American cultural studies; teaching methodologies.
- Demonstrated evidence of scholarly work and research.
- Demonstrated evidence of a professional body of work on the regional or national level.
- Direct, mentor and produce for faculty and student productions.
- Ability to teach large classes.
Initial Application Review: 01/28/2019
Posting Number: F0101P
Internal Number: 3466
About California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento is one of the most diverse and integrated major cities in the country and Sacramento State is committed to providing a quality education for all of our region's students. Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity. Sacramento State is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching, research, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.Sacramento State is in the heart of Northern California and just five miles from the State Capitol. With more than 30,000 students and 1,600 full- and part-time faculty, Sacramento State is California's capital university. Quality teaching is a top priority at Sacramento State, which offers a wide range of degrees, programs, and career opportunities - and its lush, 300-acre campus is situation along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas.