Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts)
Full time non tenure eligible position beginning August 16, 2013
Application Deadline: February 1, 2013
The VCUarts Department of Theatre is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Stage Management.
Responsibilities: This position is a non-tenure track faculty position in the area of Stage Management. Primary responsibilities are to support and teach undergraduate level courses while mentoring and overseeing undergraduate stage managers during the rehearsal and production of four departmental Mainstage shows yearly. Additional duties include: mentoring student stage managers on a variety of outside projects within the VCU and Richmond Arts community; academic advising; service to the school and department; service on university committees as designated by the chair; working collaboratively with theatre faculty, students and guest artists. The successful candidate will also be expected to continue professional work/scholarship in the field of Stage Management in nationally recognized theatres and venues and have an established research agenda and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the Department of Theatre.
Qualifications: Applicants must have an MFA or equivalent professional experience. Minimum of at least five years of professional experience is required. Desired qualifications are: experience teaching at the University level; membership in Actors Equity Association expected; experience stage managing in regional theatres as well as New York. Theatre VCU faculty are expected to have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or have a commitment to do so. An emphasis will be placed on candidates who are able to help students transition from academia to the professional world.
The School of the Arts is comprised of over 3000 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels and 15 nationally recognized programs in design, visual and performing arts. U.S. News & World Report ranks the School of the Arts as the top public university art school in the nation. Virginia Commonwealth University is an urban university with over 31,000 students located in Richmond, Virginia. Richmond is two hours south of Washington, D.C. and is situated between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Virginia/North Carolina coast. Richmond is the state capital and home to numerous historic sites; it functions as a visual arts, design and performing arts center regionally and nationally.
Application Instructions: Candidates should send a letter of application addressing the applicant’s strengths relative to the responsibilities and qualifications cited above, current curriculum vitae, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy. Candidate must also provide the names, addresses, and phone numbers of five individuals who are familiar with the candidate’s record as an instructor, and/or professional colleague. To guarantee full consideration, application materials must be emailed by February 1, 2013. Only electronic applications will be accepted and should be sent to Neno Russell, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre, and Chair of Stage Management Faculty Search Committee, at email@example.com.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.