Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Any Ph.D.s Looking for a UT Theatre Job?

published by the American Alliance for Theatre Education, December 8:


Job Type: Tenure Track

Job Rank: Assistant Professor

College: Fine Arts

Department: Theatre & Dance

Department URL: http://www.finearts.utexas.edu/tad/

Closing Date: January 15, 2009 or until position is filled

Field of Specialization: Applied Drama/Theatre and Community Cultural Engagement

Job Description:
The Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at Austin is accepting applications for a tenure-track faculty position to provide leadership in an advanced Graduate program in applied drama/theatre and community cultural engagement. The applicant must have a Ph.D. and professional experience in these areas of specialization. Teaching responsibilities include graduate and undergraduate courses in: critical pedagogies; applied drama/theatre; theatre of the oppressed; theatre-in-education; research methods; community-based practice; civic engagement through the arts. Related responsibilities include program development in both graduate and undergraduate programs in Drama and Theatre for Youth and Performance as Public Practice; advising undergraduate and graduate students; supervision of graduate level work; service to the department, university and field. The successful candidate also will have a background and/or teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: urban and/or multicultural/multi-lingual education; cultural construction of childhood; playmaking/devising; play analysis; dramaturgy. It is expected that the successful candidate will have a minimum of three years of successful college level teaching experience, be active as a leader in national professional organizations and activities and have experience developing partnerships with schools and community-based theatre programs and/or companies. The University of Texas at Austin is one of the great research institutions in the US. Therefore, the successful candidate will be expected to actively pursue a related area of original research, with a mandate to add significantly to the field through publication. The University of Texas at Austin does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment. Salary commensurate with experience. Starting date: August, 2009.

Applicant Instructions:
Application deadline: January 15, 2009 or until position is filled. Applicants are invited to send a letter of application, resume, names and contact information of five referees to:

Applied Drama/Theatre Search Committee Chair
Department of Theatre and Dance
1 University Station - D3900
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-0362
posted by AATE National Office

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