Saint Louis University, a Catholic Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre to teach/coordinate undergraduate Introduction to Theatre courses for the major and non-major, as well as other areas of expertise, such as Diversity in Theatre, Community-Engaged Theatre, Social and Applied Theatre, and/or Theatre & Dance History.Â Expertise in the intersection of Theatre and Social Justice and the ability to direct a mainstage production annually preferred.Â Â As an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, abilities, experiences, and perspectives, we are especially interested in candidates who can demonstrate successful and ethical leadership and a passion for working within a community of diverse student, faculty, staff, and professional populations. All faculty members function as academic mentors for theatre students and engage in shared governance of the Department.Â The Theatre & Dance Program is a vigorous producer that values collaboration and is part of the dynamic St. Louis theatre communityBeginning Fall 2022.Â Competitive salary and benefits.Â
Terminal Degree (MFA or PhD) by time of appointment from an accredited college or university.
Record of professional experience and/or scholarship in keeping with expectations to achieve tenure.
Directing experience obtained through coursework or work experience in an academic or professional environment.
Proven ability to work with students at different skill and developmental levels.
Ability to work effectively with students, public, and University community with an appreciation for cultural and group differences.
Evidence of successfully promoting an environment that advances justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Proven experience working with non-majors.
Experience in teaching one of the following areas:acting, musical theatre, directing, film and video production, and/or playwriting.
Experience working in professional theatre.
Application review begins January 15; continues until position is filled.Â
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.