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Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre, Acting and Directing - Artistic Director, Theatre Program
George Fox University
Location: Portland, Oregon
Type: Full Time
Salary: 53793-72090 - Salary
Faculty Careers - Fine and Performing Arts
Internal Number: 882638
George Fox University is searching for a full-time professor and Artistic Director of campus theatre. This person will be tasked with cultivating a vibrant, excellent, Christ-centered theatre environment that aligns with the University's goals of Christian formation. The Program Director and Artistic Director together direct the vision and execution of the University's co-curricular theatre program and the academic minor; in addition the Artistic Director will oversee the direction of year-round community outreach programs such as K-12 summer programs. This person will work closely with the Performing Arts Department Chair and the Program Director of Theatre to envision the role of theatre in the broader campus atmosphere of Christian worship and the arts.
George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented on our faculty.
11-month, full-time, non-tenure-track Faculty Administrator position in Theatre with a concentration in acting and directing.
Collaborate with the Theatre Program Director and Performing Arts Faculty to Cultivate a vibrant, Christ-centered theatre experience for the whole GFU campus and local community. Contribute to the continued growth and success of the Theatre program by teaching, directing, and fulfilling administrative duties. Lead an ensemble of theatre minors and co-curricular students, teach courses in acting and directing, and direct two main-stage productions per year. Develop and direct a summer community engagement program.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Work with the Performing Arts Department Chair, Program Director of Theater, and Theatre Faculty to envision theatre's role in cultivating a rich campus atmosphere of worship, the arts, and Christian formation.
Lead an ensemble-building program for theatre minors and students from all majors.
Facilitate an ensemble course each semester focused on community building and the co-curricular experience, designed to promote student engagement and involvement in theatre productions.
Teach one additional course per semester within the theatre curriculum of the Performing Arts Department, including acting fundamentals, contemporary scene study, directing, and dramatic literature.
Direct two main-stage shows per year, typically including a musical.
Develop and run a summer community engagement program, including activities such as camps, workshops, and a community/alumni production.
Lead the season planning process in collaboration with the Performing Arts Department and the administration.
Actively participate in theatre program's budgeting and scheduling.
Advise and mentor students pursuing a theatre minor or interdisciplinary major.
Coordinate and attend scholarship auditions.
Participate in university service, attend departmental meetings and other duties as assigned.
Master's degree or equivalent in Performance, Acting, Directing, or related field is required. MFA or PhD in related field preferred.
Demonstrated excellence in directing and teaching is essential. Three or more years of college-level teaching experience preferred.
Directing and/or performance credits at the professional levels is preferred.
Commitment to collaboration with a spirit of servant storytelling is essential.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to speak to coworkers, guest artists, managers and students with good judgment, kindness and clarity, required.
Ability and desire to engage in external outreach for the University throughout the community and region is required, demonstrated record of community development or extra-curricular engagement preferred.
Experience and familiarity with curriculum development, advising, recruitment and season planning is preferred.
A commitment to working with a diverse population of students is essential; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred.
All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith.
Candidates must have legal authority to permanently work in the U.S. When employed by George Fox University, employees must be a resident of one of the following states: Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, New York, Ohio, or Texas.
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Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated, though candidates with significant teaching experience at previous institutions may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. In order to be considered the candidate must have been awarded the rank of Associate Professor at a prior university.
When completing the online application, please upload the following as Word or .pdf documents in the section marked Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and Essay Requirement:
Letter of Interest
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Faith and learning essay*
Other supporting materials may be requested at a later stage of the review process.
Position will be open until filled. Job to begin between Jan 1, 2023 and Aug 15, 2023.
Questions may be directed to Bryan Boyd: firstname.lastname@example.org
*INTEGRATION OF FAITH AND LEARNING ESSAY George Fox University is committed to the idea that one of the primary responsibilities of Christian higher education is to help students develop a uniquely Christian worldview. As teachers and mentors, it is important for George Fox University faculty members to integrate Christian faith and principles in all aspects of their lives. As an essential part of the application process, the University will carefully consider your response to the following: In a one-page essay (about 300 words) describe your personal Christian faith, as well as how your faith informs your teaching, scholarship, and service (including service and leadership in your church and/or in Christian ministries)
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the university lifestyle statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith. Individuals who would fit this profile are encouraged to apply.