University of Maryland Baltimore County — Assistant Professor of Performance

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Theatre invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre Performance to begin the academic year 2023-24. The candidate will teach courses in voice-speech or movement, and acting, and will possess an interest in developing innovative teaching and production experiences. The successful candidate must be able to work with students from a wide range of social, cultural, and class backgrounds.  We are particularly interested in applicants experienced with inclusive, anti-racist, decolonized casting and production and/or culturally responsive theatre practice addressing race, class, gender, sexuality, neurodiversity, ability, and/or religion.

Applicants should have or be on their way to completing (prior to start of contract), a terminal degree in theatre (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) or closely related field, and university-level teaching experience or its equivalent.  The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, contribute to UMBC Theatre productions in their area of expertise, and serve on departmental committees.

UMBC Theatre fosters artistically innovative and socially engaged undergraduates in a leading liberal arts program housed in a state-of-the-art facility.  Using the latest technologies and practices, we experiment with theatrical forms, create provocative new work, and give voice where it is most needed.  Our undergraduate degree programs emphasize creative collaboration, individual agency and experimentation, critical engagement and embodied practice as research.   The Department serves approximately 125 majors & minors; degree programs include Acting BFA, and Theatre BA (Design & Production or Theatre Studies track).

UMBC is a Carnegie Research I University institution: tenure-track faculty are expected to develop research/creative work that leads to a national reputation in their field, and institutional support and mentorship is provided.  Minimum starting salary is $70K, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the position includes a full university benefits package. 

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