Application review will begin November 7, 2017. The position remains open and applications reviewed until filled.
About Whitworth University
Founded in 1890, Whitworth has been consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. Whitworth combines a strong liberal arts perspective, the Christian heritage of the University, its commitment to academic rigor, and its long-standing orientation toward human service. A community of Christian scholars carries out the university's mission to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and heart.?
The Position: Lecturer in Theatre: Acting and Directing
The Theatre Department at Whitworth University invites applications for a Lecturer in Theatre with an emphasis on acting and directing.
The Whitworth University Theatre Department offers students the unique opportunity to explore theatre from a faith-based perspective through a wide range of experiences. A collaborative, supportive faculty of theatre practitioners facilitate the creativity and discipline of their students through classes in acting, directing, non-traditional performance, design, theory, history and literature. Numerous performance opportunities, including main stage productions, touring shows, an improv troupe, and student-directed productions give students experience in a variety of performance styles. Whitworth University Theatre encourages students to develop a vision for the role of theatre in both their communities and the world at large.
The anticipated part- to full-time load, contingent on qualifications and needs, will consist of a combination of teaching undergraduate courses, supervising student projects, and the potential to direct a mainstage production. Courses will be drawn from the following areas: acting, directing, voice, movement, introduction to theatre, script analysis, theatre history and/or other areas of expertise such as musical theatre, Shakespeare, etc.
The Theatre department at Whitworth University values diversity of background and experience. We seek scholars who enjoy collaborating with undergraduate students on applied research projects and who seek the challenge of inspiring students to reach their full potential. We believe that teachers with diverse backgrounds and experiences make our program stronger and provide better outcomes for our students.
Qualifications, Skills and Abilities
MA or MFA in theatre or related field of study strongly preferred; BA required.
BA plus exceptional professional experience may be considered.
A commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith and learning.
Experience directing, performing, and/or teaching in theatre at the educational, professional, or community level.
Ability to work effectively as a colleague with university administration, faculty, staff, students, and guest artists
Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communications across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to race, gender, physical limitations, class or religious perspectives.
Commitment to providing an equitable, just, and inclusive learning environment for all students.
Must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue to work legally for the proposed term of employment.
A commitment to equal opportunity; and a commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth University as a Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
Employment offer is contingent on a successful background check, including education verification.
Demonstrated effectiveness or potential in college-level undergraduate teaching.
Strong relational skills with students and colleagues.
A letter of interest that describes your approach to teaching and directing and relates your experience to the required qualifications of the position.
An essay describing how your Christian faith informs your work as an artist and teacher. Please read whitworth.edu/facultyfaithessay before you write your essay.
Your curriculum vitae.
The names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three or more academic/professional references.
Three recent student course evaluations (if available).
Representative reviews, adjudications or other assessments of creative work (if available).
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Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.
Since 1890, Whitworth has held fast to its founding mission of providing "an education of mind and heart" through rigorous intellectual inquiry guided by dedicated Christian scholars. Recognized and ranked as one of the top regional colleges and universities in the West, Whitworth University has an enrollment of 2,900 students and offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Located on a ...200-acre campus of red-brick buildings and tall pines, Whitworth offers a beautiful, inviting and secure learning environment. More than $83 million in campus improvements have been made over the past decade, including a new center for the visual arts, a landmark general academic building, a new science facility, three new residence halls and several outdoor athletics facilities.