Dixie State University

Theatre Employment Opportunities

CURRENT POSITION OPENINGS:

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THEATRE ARTS –  ACTING EMPHASIS
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THEATRE ARTS – DIRECTING EMPHASIS
  • ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR (UNDERSTANDING FILM, INTRO TO THEATRE)
  • GUEST DIRECTORS

 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THEATRE ARTS – ACTING EMPHASIS

For full position information and to apply, click here: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/dixie/jobs/2859557/assistant-professor-of-theatre-arts-acting-emphasis?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Position AnnouncementThe Dixie State University Theatre Department is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts (with an emphasis in Acting) to begin work in the 2021-2022 academic year. This position works within a department that provides students, both majors and non-majors, with a strong liberal arts background combined with practical training in theater. A collegial, strong collaborator and team player is essential. Proficient directing skills and demeanor are also vital as the candidate will direct at least 1 production per academic season and participate in student mentoring.

The candidate will be expected but not necessarily limited to teaching Performance and Stage Production courses, such as Acting (multiple levels), Voice & Diction, and Movement/Stage Combat. Course load may also include areas of specialization brought by the candidate. Candidate will also be expected to direct 1-2 productions within the department’s production season and participate with theatre competitions and mentor students with national organizations.

The candidate must have excellent communication (oral and written) skills and strong computer skills. The candidate’s scholarly and creative activity should be consistent with and support the mission and initiatives of the department, College, and University. More information about the department and its associated programs and faculty can be found online at https://theatre.dixie.edu/.

Responsibilities

Teach a variety of courses in acting and performance, as well as theatre general education courses each academic year, totaling 24 workload credits (12 credits in Fall Semester, 12 credits in Spring Semester). Directing of a production counts toward workload at 3 credits per production.
Direct 1-2 productions as part of DSU Theatre’s main production season.
Cultivate career pathways and engage with performing arts companies for workshops and internships.
Maintain office hours to meet the needs of students for consultation and advisement. Advise students on pathways to careers, certificates, degrees and transfer within our existing and future programs.
Participate and mentor students in regards to URTA and the American College Theatre Festival competition.
Attend department, division, and college faculty meetings. Work with other faculty in program management, including but not limited to assessment and curriculum maintenance. Adhere to university policies.
Qualifications

MFA or Ph.D. required; specialization in Performance or related field preferred.
Dedication to teaching students from a variety of backgrounds with differing levels of experience.
Balanced understanding of the Theatre as a business and creative form required.
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
Willingness to accept varied responsibilities within the department and college to fulfill the needs of the program.
An eagerness to engage with colleagues, staff and administrators to develop ways to improve the educational experience for our students.
Experience using computer technology and software to implement high quality instruction.
Experience in acting and/or directing for Film not required but welcomed.
Supplemental InformationPOSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Full-time (9-month) tenure-track faculty position. Faculty service begins August 2021, with pay & benefits starting July 1, 2021.  Annual salary of $51,000+, with additional compensation available for overload teaching.  Excellent benefits package included – see https://humanresources.dixie.edu/employee-benefits/ under “Benefits Summary” for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins October 19, 2020; position open until filled.  Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (1-2 pages about their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population).  Please upload all of the requested documents when you submit your application.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check.  If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THEATRE ARTS – DIRECTING EMPHASIS

For full position information and to apply, click here: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/dixie/jobs/2859566/assistant-professor-of-theatre-arts-directing-emphasis?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Position AnnouncementThe Dixie State University Theatre Department is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts (with an emphasis in Directing) to begin work in the 2021-2022 academic year. This position works within a department that provides students, both majors and non-majors, with a strong liberal arts background combined with practical training in theater. A collegial, strong collaborator and team player is essential. Proficient directing skills and demeanor are also vital as the candidate will direct at least 1 production per academic season and participate in student mentoring.

The candidate will be expected, but not necessarily limited, to teaching Directing, Theatre History and Literature courses, Script Analysis, and Acting courses, as needed. Course load may also include areas of specialization brought by the candidate. Candidate will also be expected to direct 1-2 productions within the department’s production season and participate with theatre competitions and mentor students with national organizations.

The candidate must have excellent communication (oral and written) skills and strong computer skills. The candidate’s scholarly and creative activity should be consistent with and support the mission and initiatives of the department, College, and University. More information about the department and its associated programs and faculty can be found online at https://theatre.dixie.edu/.

Responsibilities

Teach a variety of courses in directing, theatre history, script analysis, acting, and theatre general education courses each academic year, totaling 24 workload credits (12 credits in Fall Semester, 12 credits in Spring Semester). Directing of a production counts towards workload as 3 credits per production.
Direct 1-2 productions as part of DSU Theatre’s main production season.
Cultivate career employment pathways and engage with performing arts companies for workshops and internships.
Maintain office hours to meet the needs of students for consultation and advisement. Advise students on pathways to careers, certificates, degrees and transfer within our existing and future programs.
Participate and mentor students in regards to USITT, URTA and American College Theatre Festival competition.
Attend department, division, and college faculty meetings. Work with other faculty in program management, including but not limited to assessment and curriculum maintenance. Adhere to university policies.
Serve on assigned university, college, and departmental committees.
Qualifications

MFA or Ph.D. required; specialization in Directing, Theatre History, or related field preferred.
Minimum of 3 years demonstrated excellence in teaching any combination of Directing, Theatre History, and Acting at the university level.
Dedication to teaching students from a variety of backgrounds with differing levels of experience.
Balanced understanding of the Theatre as a business and creative form required.
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
Willingness to accept varied responsibilities within the department and college to fulfill the needs of the program.
An eagerness to engage with colleagues, staff and administrators to develop ways to improve the educational experience for our students.
Experience using computer technology and software to implement high quality instruction.
Experience in directing for Film not required, but welcomed.
Supplemental InformationPOSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: Full-time (9-month) tenure-track faculty position. Faculty service begins August 2021, with pay & benefits starting July 1, 2021.  Annual salary of $51,000+, with additional compensation available for overload teaching.  Excellent benefits package included – see https://humanresources.dixie.edu/employee-benefits/ under “Benefits Summary” for more details.

ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application review begins October 19, 2020; position open until filled.  Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (1-2 pages about their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population).  Please upload all of the requested documents when you submit your application.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion and certification of required degrees and upon successfully passing a background check.  If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

 

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR (UNDERSTANDING FILM, INTRO TO THEATRE)

To apply for a part-time teaching position, please click here to apply: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/dixie/ptinstructors/jobs/1484393/part-time-instructors-for-college-of-the-arts?pagetype=transferJobs

 

GUEST DIRECTORS

Those interested in applying to direct a production for our program should send an email to Chelsea Richards with a CV/Resume, letter of interest, and philosophy statement. Email: crichards@dixie.edu