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The University of Wyoming is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dramatic Literature/Criticism and Theatre History to begin August, 2015. PhD or equivalent degree required. University teaching experience preferred. Professional dramaturgy, directing or acting experience, and/or the demonstrated ability to teach in a secondary area or administrative experience preferred. Primary responsibilities: teach a two-semester sequence in Dramatic Literature, a two-semester sequence in Theatre History, and teach one course in an additional area of expertise (play analysis, non-western or multi-cultural theatre, performance theory/studies, directing, acting, etc.). Direct one production each season. Participation in student advisement and mentoring, departmental, college and university service, out of town recruitment and outreach is expected. Salary is extremely competitive and contingent upon qualifications. The University of Wyoming, located 126 miles north of Denver, CO, in Laramie, WY, is in the process of a $32.4 million renovation and expansion of theatre and dance spaces in the new Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts. Additional renovation info can be seen at: http://www.uwyo.edu/foundation/performing-arts/ . The department of Theatre and Dance offers both BFA and BA degree tracks, and offers advanced training opportunities. Program info can be found at: http://www.uwyo.edu/thd/ .
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veternan status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness . We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.
Application Materials Required:
To apply, send a cover letter detailing interest in the position, a one page philosophy of teaching, curriculum vitae, and the names of five references with daytime contact information (phone and email) to: Jennifer Deckert, Search Committee, Department of Theatre and Dance, Dept. 3951, 1000 E. University Avenue, Laramie, WY 82071-3951, or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014 and continue until position is filled.