Assistant Professor of Directing

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POST DATE 8/16/2016
END DATE 11/17/2016

University of California - San Diego San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Doctoral Degree



Job #JPF01152

* Arts and Humanities - THEATRE


Open August 15th, 2016 through November 15th, 2016


The UC SAN DIEGO, Department of Theatre and Dance ( invites applications for a tenure-track position in Directing at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2017.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant and diverse department and will have a strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and the collaborative process of theatre making. S/he will exhibit innovative thinking about the programmatic development of the Directing area and be a member of the Directing faculty, expected to participate in all facets of the department life, including teaching graduate and undergraduate classes, plus classes of interest and specialization. The appointee will directly contribute his/her mentorship and supervision of MFA directors during productions. In addition, the ideal candidate will display a strong ability in textual analysis, interest and experience in new play development, sophisticated visual aesthetics, and knowledge regarding contemporary models of theatre making. The applicant will support collegiality and have the ability to develop interdisciplinary relationships with all departmental MFA areas (acting, dance, design, playwriting, stage management), as well as the PhD area in Theatre and Drama.

Applicants should possess an MFA or equivalent professional experience in directing and evidence of strong teaching potential or experience. Preferred is a minimum of 1-2 years teaching experience at the college or university level. Preferred qualifications also include demonstrated potential or accomplishments in areas contributing to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and a desire to play a role in advancing UC San Diego s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on published UC pay scales.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please initiate an application at the UCSD Recruit website ( and provide the following documents:

* Cover letter
* CV / resume
* Statement of Teaching
* Diversity Statement (see
* 3 letters of recommendation

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


San Diego, CA


More information about this recruitment:




Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Statement of Teaching

Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

Sample Syllabi (Optional)

Documentation or Links for Professional Accomplishments (Optional)

Misc / Additional (Optional)


3 letters of reference required