Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Theater Education and Performance

Position Information

Position Information

Department College of Visual & Performing Arts (CVPA)
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Job Category Instructional or Research Faculty
Role (State) Job Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Theater Education and Performance
Working Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Theater Education and Performance
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number F263Az
Recruit Number Faculty - 7272
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
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Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Theater Education and Performance

The George Mason University School of Theater seeks qualified candidates for the Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Theater Education and Performance. The program has cultivated and maintained excellent relationships with the metro-D.C. area school systems, an area known for high-quality schools and strong support of Theater Arts and arts education. Graduates of the School of Theater program have consistently found employment in their field.

The successful candidate will work closely with the College of Education and Human Development and local school districts to manage and coordinate placements for undergraduate- and graduate-level licensure candidates. In addition to demonstrated commitment to high-quality teacher preparation, the successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:

  • Teaching and/or administering Theater Arts at the Pre-K to 12-level;
  • Teaching college-level courses in Theater Arts methods for pre-service teachers;
  • Navigating Virginia Department of Education regulations and requirements for state licensure;
  • Managing field observations and internship assignments for teacher candidates;
  • Implementing assessment tools and analyzing resulting data for pre-service teachers;
  • Supervising and providing support for pre-service and in-service Theater Arts educators; and
  • Academic and professional leadership, with a record of—or strong potential for—research and scholarship.

Required Qualifications:

  • MEd. & MFA;
  • Three years of university teaching experience; and
  • Experience teaching, acting, and/or directing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD. & MFA;
  • Five years of university teaching experience; and
  • Secondary area of expertise.
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, CV, and list of three professional references with contact information. Applicants may also upload a portfolio (9 MB file size max), or a document with a link to a portfolio (attach as other document).

For Full Consideration, Apply by:
Posting Date 02/09/2018
Job Close Date 03/16/2018
Open Until Filled? No
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. List of Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Other Doc (as specified in Special Instructions)