Eastern University, a university of the liberal arts and sciences located in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, invites applications for the Director of Theatre position beginning Fall 2014. The successful candidate must have an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Theater; professional and teaching experience preferred.
The Director of Theatre directs, oversees and is responsible for the Theatre program at Eastern University, including the co-curricular (theatre-making, programs & productions) and curricular (classes, training, recruitment and placement) aspects. Under the supervision of the Chair of the Dance & Theatre Department and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Director of Theatre is directly responsible for policy making, student development, and the co-curricular theatre budget. The successful candidate will also teach appropriate theatre courses within her/his area of expertise. The Director of Theatre is responsible for the development of the program, as well as serves theatre students in an advisory and mentoring capacity. The Director of Theatre directs at least one mainstage production per year and serves as Executive Producer of all Eastern Theatre productions and programs. The Director of Theatre represents the Theatre Program to the University and beyond and is the primary recruiter of students for this program. Â The Director of Theatreâ€™s job, in short, is the fulfillment of the mission and goals of Eastern Theatre as defined in the Theatre Mission Statement, Theatre Program Model and in accordance with the Eastern University Catalog. The successful candidate should be able to teach and supervise other faculty in the following courses: Actorsâ€™ Lab, Acting, Directing, Performance Production, Stage Craft and Design, and Introduction to Theatre. The ideal candidate will be committed to addressing Christian faith, gender, multi-cultural, and inter-disciplinary issues and effectively teaching written, oral and critical thinking skills in Theater courses and as appropriate in the Core Curriculum.
Applicants are requested to send a cover letter to include a brief statement of their faith, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and three professional letters of recommendation/reference toÂ email@example.com.
All positions remain open until filled.
About Eastern University
Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with its mission. The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes encouraged to apply.
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