Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor of Theatre

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

Join a dynamic, growing department dedicated to comprehensive undergraduate theatre training via a program of study (BA in Theatre) defined by its commitment to breadth of understanding, hands-on experience, and demonstrated excellence in Acting, Directing, Design, Playwriting, Dramaturgy, History, Literature, and Management (

Position Summary

The Department of Theatre in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Denver invites applications for a one-year Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor position for the 2020-2021 academic year beginning Fall 2020. This is a non-tenure track position, with full benefits and a nine-month contract.

The department is looking for growth in the following areas- dramaturgy, tech, design, management, and classes that can increase our diverse offerings, including studies of drama in Indigenous, Latin American, Asian, African, LGBTQ, and other non-western canons. We are not looking for classes in acting, directing, or movement.

This position may have the unique opportunity to exchange courses for work with the Prison Arts Initiative (, and may include either administrative support and/or work in the prisons, depending on qualifications and desire. Work with incarcerated people may include acting/performance, and/or tech/design, based on program need.

Essential Functions

  • The successful candidate will teach four sections of lecture-based Page to Stage, designed to introduce non-majors to theatre concepts. This course is part of the university's common curriculum.
  • The remaining classes will be chosen to match departmental goals and the candidates particular scholarly and creative expertise, for a total of eight courses over three quarters.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse communities or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.

Required Qualifications

  • ABD or M.F.A. in Theatre.
  • University-level teaching experience in Theatre.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Theatre at time of application.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Friday, May 22, 2020. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. CV: Should specify specialization and comprehensive exam areas.
  2. Cover Letter: Should describe teaching interests and other qualifications.
  3. Sample of Scholarship: Could include a teaching portfolio, including but not limited to a statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi, and quantitative and qualitative evaluations, theatre design portfolio.
  4. One page statement describing how the candidate's research, teaching, and/or service contributes to inclusive excellence.
  5. Names and contact information for three references who may be asked to provide a letter of recommendation.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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