Tenure-track 9-month Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts beginning August 2023. This new faculty member will specialize in directing and immersive performance creation with a focus on new technology in the arts.
The department is looking for someone who is savvy in media technology as it interacts with the stage, using it as a tool for creative inquiry in tandem with technological developments. The successful candidate will bring experience with integration of technology with directing and/or the creation of original work. This may include devised or immersive work. Additional specialization in dramaturgy is preferred. Candidates whose work demonstrates a commitment to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in theatre are particularly encouraged to apply. Faculty are assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning in the second year, the standard instructional workload is seven (7) course units per academic year. Directing a mainstage production for the department counts as teaching one course. In addition to new courses the candidate will develop (such as Introduction to New Technology and Projection Design), a successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach the existing Directing 1 and Ensemble Theatre Laboratory courses and should be able to teach some of the following existing undergraduate courses: Script Analysis, History of Theatre and Drama, and Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Theatre. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.
MFA or PhD in Theatre or related field. At least three years of professional teaching experience (this does not include teaching as part of your graduate program) and a record of successful performance creation. Candidates should show the potential for ongoing creative or scholarly work.
Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 17,000 undergraduates and over 2,500 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 920 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.