Assistant Professor of Directing/Associate Artistic Director Clarence Brown Theatre
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Location: Knoxville, TN
Internal Number: 113161
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and the Clarence Brown Theatre seek an Assistant Professor and Associate Artistic Director. The successful candidate will be an active professional director, who has expertise in directing contemporary performance. The ideal candidate will have worked in new play development and have some experience in at least one of the following areas: collaborative/devised theatre, digital/multimedia theatre, musical theatre, theatre for social change. The successful candidate also will have a strong understanding of identity-conscious, culturally affirming, and inclusive teaching strategies, and a grasp of the changing needs of the evolving theatre.
The faculty member will direct both professional and university productions for the Clarence Brown Theatre, a LORT D regional theatre located on the campus of the University of Tennessee. They also will act as associate artistic director for the Clarence Brown Theatre; teach Directing, Play Analysis, and other classes as needed in their area(s) of expertise; and mentor students and projects. The faculty member will be expected to direct one show per year at the Clarence Brown Theatre and maintain an active artistic agenda in professional theatre.
The Department of Theatre at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is an award-winning program, offering a BA and MFA with concentrations in acting or design (scenic, costume, lighting, and sound and media.). The academic program is fully integrated with the Clarence Brown Theatre, a professional theatre serving the cultural life of the region. We offer a supportive and collegial atmosphere in which theatre artists practice their craft while educating new generations of theatre-makers. Currently the University has approximately 25,000 undergraduate and over 6,000 graduate students. As the flagship campus of the statewide university system, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville seeks faculty who are able to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
The City of Knoxville has a beautiful and walkable downtown, active neighborhoods, and eclectic cultural activities, restaurants, and shopping. Trip Advisor recently named it a Top Ten Destination on the Rise. The Knoxville metropolitan area has a population of about 880,000 and is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Atlanta, Nashville, and the Great Smoky Mountains.
Review of applications will begin October 17 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply at apply.interfolio.com/113161.
Required: Completed terminal degree (MFA or PhD) at the time of appointment or equivalent professional accomplishments, and a record of professional work.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV/resume, digital portfolio/website, and contact information for three references. Candidates should include information regarding their approach to teaching in the cover letter and are invited to describe their contributions toward fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in education and artistic practice.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
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