Assistant Professor of Theatre, Mary Baldwin University

Staunton, VA

Mary Baldwin University's Department of Theatre invites applications for an assistant professor of theatre, a fixed-term, full-time position beginning July 1, 2019. This position requires a theatre generalist with experience in devising and directing, and an interest in areas of technical production. A focus on contemporary, non-Western drama, devised work, and dramaturgy is desirable, as well as a demonstrated ability to engage with Mary Baldwin’s highly diverse student body. We seek candidates who are passionate collaborators, dedicated recruiters, and are committed to working alongside faculty and students in the performing and visual arts to develop and deliver the department’s core competencies and the University’s central mission. We particularly seek and encourage applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The appointment may include graduate instruction.

Duties and Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include teaching, devising, and directing in the undergraduate theatre department; possible teaching and supervision at the graduate level; participation on departmental, college, and university level committees; advising, recruitment, programming, and assigned departmental duties and responsibilities.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have professional experience as a theatre maker as well as teaching experience at the university level with diverse student bodies. An MFA or PhD in Theatre is required. A broad knowledge of core theatrical disciplines is desirable as well as a demonstrable interest in non-Western forms of drama and performance. The candidate should have strong interpersonal and collaborative skills, a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising and recruiting, a vision for new program development, and a promising record of professional work.

Emphasis on Diversity: Mary Baldwin University is an intentionally diverse educational community, with a vibrant population of over 1900 undergraduate and graduate students in its residential and online programs. More than fifty percent of MBU’s residential undergraduates are students of color and the University aspires to develop a faculty and staff that reflect its demographic. The University places a high priority on the cultivation of a community in which all students are both seen and heard. As such, we seek and encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education and with academic experience with diverse student bodies. Above all, Mary Baldwin seeks candidates eager to embrace and empower an ethic of equity, diversity, and inclusivity.


Please send C.V. and a letter of application to Fine Arts Resource Coordinator Donna Bowyers at Donna Bowyer Please have recommendations available upon request. Deadline for consideration is March 7, 2019. Mary Baldwin University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer and especially encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Theatre - Assistant Professor, Location: Staunton, VA - 24401

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