Department: College of Arts & Letters Administration
Pay Grade: Unclassified
Posting Number: 20170053FTF
The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.
Description of Primary Duties:
The Director will report to the Dean of the College of Arts and Letters and will also hold a tenure-track Assistant Professor joint faculty appointment that serves two of the following seven departments with teaching and creative contributions: Art and Design, Communication, Theatre and Dance, Music, English, Modern and Classical Languages and Media, Journalism and Film. The academy director is responsible for recruiting applicants and overseeing the selection process; communicating with applicants and their high school counselors and teachers; designing the curriculum and planning the entire three-week series of events and programs. Additional duties include maintaining records, communicating with MFAA alumni and establishing an alumni database, development activities that will eventually result in an endowment for the program, and promoting the program in the community and throughout the state.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Candidate must have terminal degree (doctorate or 60-hour MFA) affiliated with the arts and letters departments in the college and experience in performance, directing and arts advocacy. Must have at least five years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level and working in an interdisciplinary environment. Must demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Must be successful in teaching, research/creative endeavor and service; have excellent communication skills.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
First date of consideration will be 10-9-17, and continue until the search is completed.
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