Overview

VIRGINIA TECH- Visiting Assistant Professor of Directing. Full-time, 1-year appointment. Salary commensurate with training and experience. Start date: August 10, 2021.

DUTIES:  The successful candidate will teach required courses in Directing. The expected teaching load is three/three courses per academic year. Additional duties are dependent upon the qualifications and interests of the applicant and the needs of the Theatre and Cinema Program.

The Theatre & Cinema program in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech seeks a dynamic creative artist with theatre directing credentials who is committed to training the next generations of theatre makers. We seek an individual with a breadth of knowledge of theatre styles and contemporary theatre practices, original vision, and the desire and capacity to create and collaborate with diverse partners and communities, to join our exploration of what theatre can be in the 21st century.

The Theatre & Cinema program is committed to producing and expanding ways of traditional and experimental theatre making through new and contemporary plays, devised work, and new visions of the classics to discover how our performances may connect, build, and stimulate our communities. We affirm the value of human diversity as foundational to our academic and creative work together. We embrace the need to be intentional and thoughtfully inclusive in our work – with and about the narratives, images and lived experiences of diverse populations. We find balance in the positive value of human connection – in the interaction of mind, imagination, and spirit.

About Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

About our theatre program: Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, the theatre program in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech is committed to education and practice in collaborative processes of theatre making with a focus on developing aesthetic literacy, socially aware critical thinking, methodological skills, and artistic integrity in all areas of theatre-making.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

MFA in Theatre
College level teaching experience in directing
Post graduate directing experience

Preferred:

Professional directing credits
College level teaching experience in script analysis and related areas of directing/performance theatre making, and the ability to teach in a secondary area.

We seek candidates with the demonstrated potential to contribute effectively to a faculty team dedicated to creating a positive, dynamic, and inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population. Candidates from historically underrepresented and/or marginalized groups are actively encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit (1) a letter of application detailing your qualifications for the position, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a statement of artistic vision of theatre, and (5) the names and contact information for three references. Application materials must be submitted online at www.jobs.vt.edu, Job number 515775. Review of applications will begin on May 7, 2021, and continue until position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Natasha Staley, Search Committee Chair, at snatasha@vt.edu.

The successful Candidate will be required to have a conviction check.

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