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PROF. OR ASSOC PROF OF DIRECTING

Requisition # 71498

Position Basics


Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Monday, September 18th, 2017
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Theatre Arts

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of Theatre Arts seeks an experienced director to head its MFA Program in Directing. The Department supports a large BA program and MFA programs in Acting, Directing, Design, Dramaturgy, Playwriting, and Stage Management. It also serves non-majors with a growing number of courses. It presents at least 25 plays a year, most of them new plays, many directed by graduate and undergraduate directing students.  It has excellent facilities. The MFA Directing Program accepts four advanced students every three years for intensive study and multiple opportunities for production. Directors collaborate closely with students in the Iowa Playwrights Workshop.



The new faculty member will head the MFA directing program, teach introductory and advanced directing courses, and mentor both graduate and undergraduate directing students. The director will also teach introductory and advanced acting courses, will direct regularly on the main stage, and will provide administrative leadership for the department.



Screening of applications begins December 1, and will continue until the position is filled.



Candidates will need to attach a letter of application, a complete CV, statements describing their professional and teaching practice, and the names and contact information for three references. Candidates should include a link to their website or equivalent online presence.



The Department of Theatre Arts and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Education Requirement:

MFA or PhD in hand by the start date.

Required Qualifications:

Strong professional artistic accomplishments in directing and expectation for their continuation; a total of at least 5 years teaching directing and acting at the university level; a record of administrative experience in the academy or the theatre profession.

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience in new play development; grounding in Stanislavsky technique; experience teaching graduate level acting in such areas as Shakespeare, acting for the camera, and/or period style; experience in collaborating with artists in such fields as music, dance, and digital media for performance; observable commitment to diversity.


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Supporting Attachments
Candidates should include a link to their website
Statement of Professional and Teaching practices
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

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Contact Information


Contact:Kellie A Kucera - kellie-kucera@uiowa.edu
Clas-Performing Arts
The University of Iowa
1400 M VOX
IOWA CITY, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-1606



The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

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