Assistant Professor of Theatre & Performance Studies

Position ID: 37332
Kennesaw State University
College of the Arts
Theatre & Performance Studies
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 


M.F.A. or Ph.D, or its foreign equivalent. Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered. The candidate must demonstrate established record of acting in the professional field and a proven record of superior teaching at the undergraduate level.

Nine-month annual contract (Aug-May).

Specialization in acting required. Ideal skills include experience teaching: acting for the camera, movement, and/or stage combat. Expertise in African American and / or non-Western theatre and performance is strongly desired.

Teaching expectations include: 3-3 course load in area of specialization.

Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active record of research and creative activity.

All tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in service on Departmental, College, and University level committees.

All tenure-track faculty advise undergraduate majors.

The Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University offers a rigorous B.A. program that emphasizes both the artistry and scholarship of the creative process. The Acting Concentration is the largest concentration in our Department, offering a holistic approach to actor training and liberal arts education. The successful candidate will collaborate with Coordinator of the Acting Concentration to lead that concentration into the future.

The successful candidate will have a proven record of teaching introductory and advanced acting courses. Three or more years of experience teaching acting in an undergraduate setting is preferred. The successful candidate will also have an established record of acting in the professional field. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is ideal: acting for the camera, movement for actor, stage combat, physical theatre, Laban, Bartinieff, Lecoq, yoga, Pilates, mask work, commedia, clowning, choreography for musical theatre, or other movement specialty. We are also actively seeking scholar-artists with expertise in African American and / or non-Western theatre and performance.

Additional expectations of successful candidates include: participation in service activities for the Department, College, and University that include, but are not limited to: academic advising, recruitment, committee work, and engagement in broad educational initiatives across the university. Tenure-track faculty are expected to maintain an active program of research and creative activity in addition to their other responsibilities. The ideal candidate will demonstrate aptitude for written and spoken scholarship as well as creative activity. Commitment to collegiality and collaboration required. Evidence of strong communication skills is required.

Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University is committed to fostering a culturally diverse educational community. All our faculty are expected to excel at teaching and mentoring students that are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, and sexuality. In your application materials, please describe how you would seek to contribute to a culturally diverse community as an artist, scholar, and teacher.

Application Procedure: 
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Contract Period: 
9 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Position Starting Date: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Charles Parrott
Vacancy Status: 

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