Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre (1 positions to be filled)
Sam Houston State University
Location: Huntsville, Texas
Internal Number: 36439
Hiring Salary: Yearly-Faculty
Department: Dept of Theatre and Musical Theatre
Essential to this position is the ability to work collaboratively as a team member in rehearsals and production; devising new curricula; and mentoring and advising students at the undergraduate level. Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from a variety of communities and cultures, and a commitment to encourage and support the wide spectrum of artists that are found in theatre today is essential. Service is an integral aspect of the position, including advisement of theater majors, active recruitment, participation in departmental meetings and activities, and service on committees at the departmental, college and university levels.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Candidate will be expected to teach 9 (nine) credit hours per semester including directing, acting, and other areas such as but not limited to play analysis, producing, stage management, voice & movement, etc. In addition, successful candidates will direct one production for the department per academic year. The successful candidate will participate in academic advising, mentoring of majors, recruitment, committee work and service to university. Continuous external creative/research activities in their field are expected.
Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:
Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, a philosophy of teaching, official University transcripts, and three current letters of recommendation. Materials should be submitted electronically in PDF format. A curriculum vita with links to creative works, media presentation and/or personal website should be uploaded with the online application, where you will also be able to link contact information for three references. For full consideration by the Search committee, complete application materials must be submitted by 11/15/2023.
Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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