California State University, Fresno
College of Arts & Humanities
Department of Theatre Arts
Title: Theatre Education and Arts Integration
Rank: Assistant Professor
Status: Tenure Track
Start: Fall 2022 (August 2022)
The Department of Theatre Arts at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor specializing in Theatre Education and Arts Integration. The successful candidate will teach a course in arts integration as well as courses selected from the following areas: methods and materials for teaching drama in the secondary classroom, creative drama, puppetry through service-learning, and/or directing for young audiences. Additional responsibilities may include: teaching online courses, advising students about careers in theatre education, supervising secondary student teachers, and/or directing for the Theatre for Young Audiences program. The candidate will also be expected to perform service-related activities, engage in creative and/or scholarly activities, and teach other undergraduate courses as assigned. Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual.
Our Students: California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):
- An earned MFA or earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Theatre Education or other closely-related disciplines from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required.
- Ability to demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level;
- Ability to teach arts integration and one or more of the following areas: creative drama, puppetry through service-learning, directing for young audiences;
- Demonstrated experience in directing, devising, playwriting or other areas of theatre production.
- Previous experience or demonstrated commitment to working with diverse communities.
- Ability to communicate in a second language such as (Spanish, Hmong, Hindi) is preferred but not required.
- Ability and interest in teaching online courses, and;
- A teaching credential or experience working in K-12 classroom
- settings, and;
- Ability and interest in the development of a methods and materials course for teaching drama in the secondary classroom, and;
- Demonstrated ability in community outreach.
Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by Review of applications will begin December 2, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. This position automatically closes on May 1, 2022. Apply online and attach the following:
- A cover letter, specifically addressing the specific areas of the required experience and preferred qualifications;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Unofficial Transcripts;
- List of three professional references;
- Diversity Statement.
All finalists will be requested to send official transcripts from all relevant educational programs. In addition, we will request the three professional references to submit current letters of recommendation. The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items.
Search Chair: Jeff Hunter, Department of Theatre Arts
College of Arts & Humanities
About Fresno State
California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity
The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.
Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process. For additional information, please visit: www.fresnostate.edu/academics/facultyaffairs/procedures/facultyrtp/. We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.
About the Department
The Theatre Arts faculty includes performers, designers, and directors with top academic credentials as well as professional experience. The Department is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre. Central to our Department's success is a commitment to a hands-on education for our diverse student population.
Our Theatre Arts majors are provided a liberal arts core and academic theatre coursework balanced with significant opportunities to play leading roles, to direct, and to design for lab and main stage productions. Organizations such as the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival and the American College Dance Festival have honored numerous Fresno State students. Working together, students and faculty have created many shows that have won regional, national, and international honors. The Department offers a BA in Theatre Arts with concentrations in Acting, Design/Tech, General Theatre and Dance.
The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land.
Other Campus Information
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A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn, or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.
The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.
California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click http://fresnostate.edu/adminserv/smokefree/index.html
California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.