The department looks for a colleague who will commit:
Demonstrated leadership ability is expected in order to contribute to the management of the varied aspects of our program, including curricular innovation, season planning and publicity, recruitment and retention of a diverse community of theater students, support of our guest artist programs, fund-raising, and other initiatives.
We expect that in addition to teaching upper division acting courses (THEA 310 Acting 2) and courses in directing (THEA 310 Directing), this new hire will develop new courses in their area(s) of specialty and with interdisciplinary collaborators across campus. We expect that the successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to creating equitable opportunities for learning and for mentoring students, particularly underrepresented students. Of the typical course load of 5 4-unit courses, we expect that one of these courses will be to direct in our production program. In addition, we expect that on a rotating basis with other department faculty, this new hire will teach in the CORE Cultural Studies Program (CSP).
As one of the few urban liberal arts colleges in the country, Occidental affords students and faculty unique engagement with communities, cultural institutions, and academic resources throughout Los Angeles. The Theater Department leverages our urban location through rich partnerships with theater artists and companies in Los Angeles and our students regularly benefit from our location by working with these artists in the classroom and in production. Students also benefit from an active play going program. The Department is an active community participant through our regular curriculum and the Occidental Children’s Theater and its programs. For more information, please visit the Theater Department online.
Candidates should send their application as an electronic file to Professor Susan Gratch at firstname.lastname@example.org. A complete application will include the following materials:
These materials are due no later than October 16, 2019; applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed. After an initial review of applicants, we may request additional materials. Interviews of semi-finalists will be held via video-conference in the second half of November.