Assistant Professor: Stage Director - Theatre for Young Audiences

San Diego State University School of Theatre, Television, and Film



Appointment beginning: Fall 2018


RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track
Salary commensurate with credentials and experience


The School of Theatre, Television, and Film is seeking a professor of Theatre with a specialization in Directing for the Stage with a secondary specialization in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA). An additional area of expertise is also desirable, which might include directing works in classical, contemporary, experimental, or non-Western theatre.


Primary duties will include teaching lower division, upper division, and graduate courses in a wide range of topics which could include: directing, directing and producing theatre for young audiences, creative drama, and theatre education. The faculty member will also direct as part of the School’s theatre season in collaboration with advanced undergraduate and graduate students in design and technology.


Other responsibilities include recruiting and promoting the School on local and national levels and providing service to the university and professional community.


MFA and/or PhD required in Theatre, Directing, Theatre for Young Audiences, or a related field. The ideal candidate should have substantial professional directing credits, especially theatre for young audiences, and a minimum of two years teaching experience at the university level. Preference will be given to those candidates who also have experience teaching creative drama and / or theatre education, and whose directing experience includes classical, contemporary, experimental, and / or non-Western theatre.


Members of SDC, TYA/USA, ASSITEJ, and / or ITYARN encouraged to apply.


The School of Theatre, Television, and Film is committed to practicing policies of inclusion, equity, diversity, and access in student advising, faculty hiring and mentoring, and the tenure and promotion process. We encourage applicants whose teaching experience and/or research activity demonstrate commitment to working with underrepresented populations and communities. Please visit our website for information about the School and its programs: <>.


With more than 1500 faculty and over 33,000 students, San Diego State University is one of the largest universities in the western United States. Located in a large and ethnically diverse metropolitan center bordering Mexico and on the Pacific Rim, the University uses the social, cultural, scientific, and technical resources of this region to enrich its teaching and research programs. SDSU celebrated its centennial in 1997 and currently offers the Bachelor's degree in 78 areas, the Master's degree in 62 and the Doctorate in 14. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. SDSU is an established and acknowledged leader in the twenty-three-campus California State University system. Web site:


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The School of Theatre, Television, and Film provides high quality education for undergraduate and graduate students that emphasizes excellence in the arts and technology, grounded in conceptual and historical foundations. Leading by example, the School’s faculty helps students realize their creative potential as artists, scholars, leaders, and global citizens who celebrate cultural diversity and promote social equality through theoretical explorations and practical experience. Courses combine concept and craft to lead students from critical analysis through problem solving into practical action and the production of tangible products.  Please visit our web site at for information on the School of Theatre, Television, and Film and its programs.


Review of applications will begin September 18, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply via Interfolio at


The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.