Provide vision for the theatre program and for collaboration, both within and outside of the university; serve as the liaison between the theatre faculty and Conservatory administration; supervise faculty activities in the Theatre Division, including assigning teaching loads, conducting teaching observations, submitting annual evaluations of each faculty member in the division, making hiring recommendations to the Dean of the Conservatory, and managing personnel issues; oversee all theatre curriculum, including curricular modifications, assessment of degree plans, and student enrollment; manage the Theatre Division budget; advocate for division faculty members and their shared concerns and mission; coordinate division meetings, performances, masterclasses, and guest artists; guide and support the production season and act as artistic liaison with producing partners; teach courses in area of specialization; lead efforts in recruitment; mentor students' creative work and directing during the production season; maintain a national/international profile as an artist and/or scholar; contribute to the performance, academic, and service environments characteristic of a Conservatory within a university; enrich the cultural environment of the Kansas City metropolitan community; participate actively in the intellectual life of the Conservatory and university by serving on graduate and faculty committees, as well as engaging in other Conservatory activities; other duties as assigned, based on the candidate's strengths and the needs of the institution.
Demonstrated successful and innovative experience as a theatre instructor in a university setting; evidence of successful leadership experience; significant professional experience and reputation at the national/international level in a theatre discipline; demonstrated ability to attract quality undergraduate and graduate students; strong commitment to teaching and mentorship; MFA degree in theatre, or equivalent professional experience; academic credentials and standing required for tenure at UMKC and the rank of associate professor or professor in the Conservator; consideration will be given to any theatre discipline.
Full Time/Part Time
Full-time, Benefit Eligible. This is a 9-month academic appointment beginning Academic Year 2019 (September 1, 2019, though must be avaialble when classes start on August 19, 2019).
Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Review of application materials will begin January 28 th , 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
Application form, application letter, curriculum vitae (including educational background, previous academic appointments, and artistic credentials).
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