YORK COLLEGE OF PENNSYLVANIA invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre to begin in August 2018. This faculty member will focus primarily on the scholarly facet of the theatre discipline with secondary focus on arts administration or directing. A PhD in theatre completed by August 2018 is preferred; an MFA in performance or dramaturgy will be considered. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate theatre courses, annually directing one main stage production, and engaging in scholarly activity. Additional responsibilities include ongoing professional development and service to the department and college including advising and recruitment activities. Theatre courses (to be taught) may include: theatre history, dramatic literature, arts administration, performance, and dramaturgy, and other courses in areas of theatre expertise. Knowledge of and practice in African-American, Latin and/or Asian-American theater is desirable. Minimum of three years of successful teaching at the university level. A successful candidate will be versed in a variety of performance styles, with the ability to teach pre-professional candidates.
Ph.D. in Theatre by August 2018 preferred; MFA in Performance or Dramaturgy will be considered
The ideal candidate will have experience that demonstrates:
Successful teaching and directing at the collegiate level
A collaborative approach to a general theatre education that values development of students with a broad range of knowledge and skills in theatre performance, production, and scholarship
Effective mentoring of undergraduate students including first-generation students
A commitment to experiential learning and dynamic pedagogical practice
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Multi-discipline approaches to scholarly and creative projects
A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
Dedication to institutional and community service
Interested candidates should electronically submit the following documents:
Letter of interest
Evidence of teaching effectiveness, preferably including syllabi and teaching evaluations
A sample of scholarly work and/or a link to a website with a directing portfolio
Undergraduate and graduate transcripts
Three letters of recommendation
Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2017.
Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,600 undergraduate students. The College also offers master's programs in business, education and nursing, and a doctorate in nursing practice. A center of affordable academic excellence, York is dedicated to the intellectual, professi...onal and social growth of its students. The College helps them develop a concrete plan to attain academic growth and career success; encourages them to try in the “real world” what they learn in the classroom; and prepares them to be professionals in whatever career they pursue. Please visit our website at www.ycp.edu.