Associate Professor or Professor of Theatre
The School of Performance, Visualization & Fine Arts (PVFA) at Texas A&M University invites applications for two (2) associate professor or professor with tenure in theatre (depending on qualifications) positions with a full-time, nine-month academic appointment beginning Fall 2024. An “arts powerhouse,” the newly created PVFA brings music, theater, dance, performance studies, painting, graphic design, sculpture, visual computing, and game design faculty together. Aiming to fully capitalize on this vibrant atmosphere, the school seeks an individual with expertise in one or more of the following areas:
· Intimacy Choreography/Directing
· Lighting design
· Scenic design
PVFA is currently developing a unique theatre degree (Theatre BFA; expected start date of Fall 2024) with an emphasis on devising and developing new works. The successful candidates will have ample opportunity to contribute at an early stage to the theatre program’s development and evolution. PVFA is also interested in candidates who can contribute to our commitment to creating unexpected connections between the arts and applied science, such as those working at the intersection of theatre and virtual production, health sciences, virtual and mixed reality, AI/generative art, or similar areas. Candidates are expected to maintain a significant research agenda and/or portfolio of creative works, teach undergraduate courses in theatre, develop and implement new curricula pertaining to the PVFA School programs (particularly in the area of theatre), contribute to academic service, and may have the opportunity to teach and mentor graduate students as appropriate.
For appointments at the Associate Professor or Professor level, applicants must have a terminal degree (PhD or MFA) in theatre-related fields.
Preference will be given to individuals with a demonstrated record of scholarly research and/or creative works, demonstrated experience in devising theatrical performance, participation in multidisciplinary research and/or creative activities, university teaching experience, student mentorship, and a demonstrated record of academic service.
Interested individuals should apply through Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/135582 and submit the following materials:
· Cover letter
· Curriculum vitae: Please embed links to your research and creative work and teaching materials as appropriate.
· Personal statement: Your statement should include your philosophy and plans for research/creative works, teaching, and service as applicable.
· Names and contact information of five (5) professional references
Review of applications will begin 30 days after posting and will continue until the position is filled. Questions should be directed to James R. Ball III, Associate Dean for Industry and Community Engagement and Associate Professor of Performance Studies (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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