Tenure-track in Theatre - Theatre History/Literature

Theatre History/Literature

Tenure-track in Theatre

Academic Year:

August 2018

Department of Music and Theatre
School of Arts and Humanities
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Chris Eicher, Department of Music and Theatre
Chair, Theatre History/Literature Search Committee
ceicher@csub.edu, (661) 654-2426

Application Deadline Date:
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017. Open until filled.

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in Theatre History/Literature at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August, 2018.

Commensurate with experience and qualifications. CSU Bakersfield offers a generous benefit package (e.g., excellent health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits).

Doctoral degree in Theatre or ABD. Candidates should provide evidence of:
• Record of successful directing
• Record of successful teaching at the university level.
• Ability to teach courses in Theatre History and Script Analysis.
• Ability to teach courses in Beginning Acting or Introduction to Theatre.
• Ability to teach courses in Women Playwrights, Latinx Theatre, Black/African American Theatre or Asian Theatre.
• Potential for developing a distinguished scholarly, creative, & professional record.
Additional Preferred qualifications:
• PhD completed.
• Ability to teach Playwriting.
• Commitment to working with diverse student populations.
• Potential for active and sustained participation in recruitment.
• Ability to provide collegial service and academic advising.
Teach courses in the major and General Education. Direct in our main stage season on a rotating basis. The opportunity to teach playwriting may be available to the qualified candidate. Provide collegial service and perform academic advising. Actively and effectively recruit new students to the program. Candidates who are committed to diverse student populations are especially encouraged to apply.

The complete application package must include: 1) a cover letter addressing the qualifications and duties specified in the announcement, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) graduate transcripts, and 4) two or three current letters of recommendation. Please do not submit any additional materials, at this time. The complete application package should be sent either by e-mail (ceicher@csub.edu) or by U.S. mail using the following address: Chris Eicher, Chair, Theatre History/Literature Search Committee, Department of Music and Theatre, 9 MUS, California State University, Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022.

California State University, Bakersfield, is committed to Equal Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, or covered veterans/status.

Department Information:
Housed in the Department of Music and Theatre at California State University, Bakersfield, the Theatre Program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre. The goal of the program is to develop the skills, craft, knowledge and imagination of its students within a liberal arts context. This broad preparation at the undergraduate level develops a foundation for any theatre specialization. Our aim is to help our students acquire the skills necessary to succeed in their future pursuits. The curriculum includes courses in performance, design/technology, dramatic literature/theatre history, theatre for youth, directing and playwriting. An integral part of a student's training is regular participation in our season of theatrical productions. For more information, please visit our web site at http://www.csub.edu/theatre

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