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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Theatre

 

Millsaps College, a nationally recognized, selective four-year liberal arts college in Jackson, Mississippi, announces a full-time, tenure track position in Theatre, available Fall 2014.

Position Description

The position includes a 2/2 teaching load and producing/directing one theatre production each semester.  Selection of courses and productions will be based on the applicant’s strengths and interests and on departmental need. Millsaps faculty members are teacher-scholars; support for research/creative development and travel is available.

A terminal degree in theatre, preferably an MFA, is required.  The area of specialization is open, with preference given to a focus in directing or acting. The college is committed to expanding the theatre program, including developing a new dedicated performance space, so we are seeking candidates with the vision to lead this process.  At present, we are producing shows in found/alternative spaces, so candidates with experience or interest in working in such spaces will be especially competitive. This position will be the only full-time theatre instructor at Millsaps for the near future; the college will support hiring any short-term specialists needed for productions.

About Millsaps

Millsaps College is a distinguished liberal arts college with an enrollment of 950. Included in Colleges that Change Lives, Millsaps is committed to academic excellence, pedagogical innovation, and community engagement. Millsaps occupies a beautiful 100-acre residential campus in the heart of Mississippi’s capital city, affording students the opportunity for meaningful, hands-on engagement with contemporary issues of urban life. Millsaps holds a Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation, and has been recognized for five consecutive years on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Millsaps faculty has been recognized as among the best in the nation by the Princeton Review.

The Millsaps Department of Theatre offers a minor in Theatre Studies, and supports students pursuing self-designed majors in theatre studies and allied fields. The department also contributes to Millsaps’s Core Curriculum.

Application

Send as email attachments (Word or .pdf) a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and if relevant, a list of college courses taught and evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., sample syllabi, assignments, and/or student evaluations).  Please include within these materials a statement detailing how you would contribute to Millsaps College’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for a diverse community. Also, three recommendation letters should be sent by email.  All materials should be sent to Dr. Stacy DeZutter (Director, Theatre Program, Millsaps College) at dezuts@millsaps.edu.