The Department of Theatre Arts at Westmont College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with specialties in theatre history, literature, applied theatre, writing and directing for performance, and/or theatre of the global south, Black, Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indigenous theatre and performance traditions. Candidates should be prepared to teach courses in theatre history and literature. A background in performance (acting, directing, playwriting and/or design) is highly preferred as candidates will contribute to a generalist theatre program with a full production season. The ideal candidate will also be able to teach in the college’s general education program, create new courses around theology and performance, as well as contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Gender Studies, Film Studies and Ethnic Studies. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to justice, reconciliation, and diversity in teaching, production, student mentoring, and the profession. PhD or ABD preferred, MFA considered.
Westmont is a national liberal arts college in the evangelical Protestant tradition located in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA. We seek faculty invested in undergraduate teaching, a program of scholarly activity, and the mission of liberal arts education, whose work grows out of a vital and informed commitment to the Christian faith. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission. Women, candidates from historically underrepresented groups, and international scholars are especially encouraged to apply.
Use this link to access the application. Questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Mitchell Thomas, chair of the department of theatre arts, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin in November 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
A nationally ranked liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, Westmont provides a rigorous academic program in a residential Christian community and seeks to cultivate thoughtful scholars, grateful servants and faithful leaders for global engagement with the academy, church and world. Undergraduates on the wooded, ocean-view campus choose from more than 100 majors, programs and concentrations. With a low student-to-faculty ratio and small classes, students develop close relationships with outstanding faculty. The college offers numerous overseas programs, up to 12 units for internships, and an elementary and secondary credential program. Vibrant arts activities, a tradition of volunteer service, and strong intercollegiate and intramural sports enrich the college experience. U.S. News & World Report includes Westmont in the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation. In 2015, Forbes Magazine ranked Westmont No. 10 on a list of the 50 most entrepreneurial colleges and as No. 64 in its survey Grateful Grads: Top Return-on-Investment. Princeton Review has recognized Westmont in three different categories: Best Western, Colleges That Pay You Back, and Private Schools. Westmont is an EEO employer, seeking to be diverse in people and programs consistent with its mission.