Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Theatre History

Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Theatre History
Job Posting Number 20180073FAC
Job Location San Marcos
Department Department of Theatre & Dance
Position Description

Position teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in theatre history in large theatre program offering bachelor’s degrees as well as M.F.A. degrees in directing, dramatic writing, and design. Teaching responsibilities includes a two-semester undergraduate theatre history sequence, and graduate theatre history courses including: backgrounds of modern drama; studies in dramatic theory and criticism; contemporary world theatre and drama; and classical and renaissance drama.

Required Qualifications

Required qualifications for rank of Assistant Professor:
• Ph.D. in theatre history or related emphasis;
• Successful university-level teaching experience (faculty of record, student teaching accepted); and
• Strong publication record in area of theatre history/criticism/performance studies or related emphasis.

Required qualifications for rank of Associate Professor:
• Have held rank as assistant professor;
• Consistent record of publications;
• Seven years university theatre program teaching experience;
• Administrative skills; and
• Record of collegiality.

To be eligible for hire at the associate professor rank, candidate must meet the requirements for that rank as established by the department. The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and department established standards.

Preferred Qualifications

• Two or more years of successful university-level teaching in the area of theatre history;
• Experience teaching at graduate level;
• Active in National Theatre Associations (i.e. ATHE, etc.); and
• Interest in working with a diverse student population and development of multi-cultural curriculum.

Application Procedures

For full consideration all application materials must be received by January 5, 2018. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/20959.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials: cover letter, current curriculum vitae, samples of publications, and three references from current/previous employment.

Note that as part of our application process, we are requesting 3 letters of reference. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential online portal.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.

Proposed Start Date Fall 2018
Open Date
Review Date 01/05/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Examples of Recent Publications
Optional Documents
  1. Examples of Recent Publications #2
  2. DD 214/DD1300
  3. Veteran's Preference