Position Openings

Tenure-Track, Open Rank: Theatre/Performance Studies, Theory & Practice

Macalester College seeks a tenure-track faculty member for its Theatre & Dance Department, in the areas of theatre/performance studies and production praxis.  The Search Committee is keenly interested in scholars with established publication records whose work has developed alongside or through directing, choreography, dramaturgy or other praxis areas, enabling the new faculty to anchor courses in performance/theatre studies while contributing to the mainstage and student production seasons.  A capacity for inter-disciplinary teaching will be welcomed, with the college’s Critical Theory Concentration, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies and International Studies Departments particularly in mind.  The successful candidate will collaborate with current faculty and students in curriculum refinement, enacting deeper collaborations between theatre and dance, and articulating a long-term vision for THDA and the Fine Arts at the college.  Administrative experience is desired.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Ph.D in Theatre History or Performance Studies;  additional M.F.A. in Directing, Dramaturgy or other areas welcome.  Publication record in peer-reviewed journals, with equivalent professional profile in production as appropriate.   Teaching evaluations citing excellence and innovation in teaching at the undergraduate level.  Experience in professional and/or academic leadership.

SUBMIT letter of application, CV, a brief statement of philosophy on teaching at a liberal arts college, three sample syllabi, course evaluations, and three letters of reference to www.academicjobsonline.org. Questions regarding the application should be directed to Beth Cleary, cleary@macalester.edu.  Applications received before or on October 4, 2013 will receive primary consideration.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota.  Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations.  The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.  We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community.  As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.