Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

Towson University

Towson, MD 21252




Dec 12, 2022

Department of Theatre Arts
Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts

Tenure-track 9-month Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts beginning August 2023. This new faculty member will specialize in directing and immersive performance creation, focusing on new technology in the arts. MFA or Ph.D. in Theatre or related field. At least three years of professional teaching experience (This does not include teaching as part of your graduate program) and a record of successful performance creation. Candidates should show the potential for ongoing creative or scholarly work. The department is looking for someone savvy in media technology as it interacts with the stage, using it as a tool for creative inquiry in tandem with technological developments. Candidates must have a record of successful college-level teaching and experience integrating technology with directing and creating original work. This work may include devised or immersive work. Additional specialization in dramaturgy is preferred. Candidates whose work demonstrates a commitment to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in theatre are particularly encouraged to apply.

Faculty are assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. In the second year, the standard instructional workload is seven (7) course units per academic year. Directing a mainstage production for the department counts as teaching one course. In addition to new courses the candidate will develop (such as Introduction to New Technology and Projection Design), a successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach the existing Directing 1 and Ensemble Theatre Laboratory courses and should be able to teach some of the following existing undergraduate courses: Script Analysis, History of Theatre and Drama, and Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Theatre. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. COFAC-3636