The Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a tenure-track position in the teaching of acting and directing at the assistant professor level. The position requires a terminal degree in theatre. The Theatre Department supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment.
The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to teaching and mentoringunderrepresented students. Responsibilities include teaching advanced, intermediate, and introductory acting and directing one mainstage production a year. Significant experience with college teaching (beyond graduate assistantships) and/or professional experience are preferred. The candidate is expected to be knowledgeable in a variety of classical and contemporary acting and directing techniques. The candidate is also expected to provide vision and leadership for the acting area of a seven-member department. There may also be opportunities to teach specialized courses in acting. The teaching load is 2 courses per semester. The candidate must understand the goals of theatre education within the liberal arts mission of the College, and embody these goals in teaching, creative work, and research. The appointment begins July 1, 2016.
Please submit a dossier, including (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) transcripts, (d) acting/directing work samples not exceeding 30mins (e) three brief statements -one addressing teaching philosophy and experience, one addressing scholarship/ professional work and your future directions, and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, and (f) three letters of recommendation. To ensure full consideration applications should be received by December 1, 2015. These documents should be uploaded to https://academicjobsonline.online.org/ajo.
Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college attracting a diverse, national student body.