Assistant Professor/Acting and Directing

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Department(s): 
Theatre
Job Description: 

Lehigh University invites applications for an assistant professor of theatre, with specialties in acting and directing. An additional or sub-speciality such as musical theatre, voice, movement, combat, or other is desirable. The successful candidate will hold an appropriate terminal degree and demonstrate promise in scholarly research and creative work. The candidate will teach in areas of expertise—including acting and directing—as well as general theatre courses. The candidate will direct on campus, mentor student directors, contribute to the development of curriculum, and participate in university service. Our ideal new colleague would be interested in directing a range of genres and styles, possibly including musicals and/or new plays. Desirable experience and competency includes directing in a thrust space and coaching beginning actors. 

This tenure-track appointment begins in Fall 2021 and joins a department of five tenure-track faculty and approximately seven adjunct teaching staff. We offer a NAST-accredited B.A. and are housed in a multi-venue performing arts center. Four productions in our 307-seat thrust theater and additional productions in our black box theater comprise the annual season. Our department is energetic and highly collaborative, and we are looking for a hands-on colleague who is dedicated to the principles of an undergraduate liberal arts education. 

Lehigh University’s College of Arts and Sciences seeks a community of faculty, staff, and students reflective of society at large. Diversity is a critical component of academic excellence and is essential to fulfilling our dual mission in education and research. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching, creative activity, and/or professional experience address diversity, equity, or questions of interest to historically underrepresented or underserved communities. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and provides comprehensive benefits including domestic partner benefits. More information on Lehigh’s work/Life Balance for faculty can be found here: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. Recognized among the nation's highly ranked research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for nearly 7,000 students. Lehigh University has some 5,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, and about 550 full-time faculty members. Lehigh University is located in Bethlehem, PA., a vibrant and historic area. Over 820,000 people live in the Lehigh Valley, which is in close proximity to New York City and Philadelphia.

 
Review of Applications: 
Please send a cover letter; CV; a representative sample of scholarship (pdf or url); separate statements on your teaching philosophy, diversity practices, current, or future research plans; and three letters of recommendation; letters must be sent with submission materials. Submit electronic copies to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17901. Deadline February 5, 2021. Applications received after the deadline may not be given full consideration. Only electronic submissions will be considered.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community.

Lehigh University is a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award for promoting the careers of women in academic science and engineering. Read more about Lehigh’s ADVANCE Center for Women STEM Faculty at: http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/

Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html/

Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty.

Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/dualcareer.html