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GRANT WOOD FELLOW IN DIRECTING/ VIST. ASST. PROF.

Requisition # 73806

Position Basics


Type of PositionOTHER
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Friday, October 11th, 2019
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Theatre Arts

Salary


Salary:$40,000.00 - $40,000.00

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts and the Division of Performing Arts seek applications from emerging to mid-career directors who are engaged in creating new theatrical or interdisciplinary performances.  The Fellow will receive furnished housing (in the off-campus Grant Wood Art Colony), teaching experience under a visiting assistant professor rank, studio space shared with faculty in the Department of Theatre Arts, and opportunities for public engagement. The Fellow will direct one play on the Department of Theatre Arts Centennial Mainstage Season and end the year with a public presentation of their creative work.



The Fellow will teach one course each semester. One of these courses will be a directing class for Theatre Arts majors; the other course will be determined based on the Fellow’s expertise and interest. Additional responsibilities will include an informal presentation in the fall semester, a public presentation of creative work in the spring semester, directing on the mainstage season, and participation in other public engagement activities. The Fellow is required to be in residence the entire academic year.  This period is August 19, 2020-December 18, 2020 and January 13, 2021-May 14, 2021.



Rank:  Visiting Assistant Professor



Salary: $40,000. In addition, fellows receive benefits, an office, and furnished housing in an off-campus residence.



Screening of applications begins December 9 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications should include a cover letter indicating interest and qualifications; academic vitae, and professional resume if not included in vitae; a one-page artist’s statement; contact information for three professional 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 degree in Theatre or equivalent professional experience

Required Qualifications:

Significant record of professional artistic accomplishments in directing and expectation for their continuation; university level teaching experience in directing, a demonstrated history of new play development, and an observable commitment to diversity.

Desirable Qualifications:

One year or more of teaching directing at the university level outside of a graduate career; experience teaching graduate level directing; experience in collaborating with artists in such fields as music, dance, or digital media for performance. 


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Supporting Attachments
 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-Clas Administration
Voxman Music Building
93 East Burlington Street
1400 M VOX
Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone: 319-335-1606
Department URL: https://theatre.uiowa.edu/



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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