Artist-in-Residence Theatre Education & Applied Theatre

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job description

The Department of Performing Arts invites applications for a full-time Artist-in-Residence position to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in drama and theatre education, including courses in education required for Massachusetts licensure of teachers of theatre. Expertise should include teacher training and applied theatre, documentary theatre, or devised work.

The appointment begins August 23, 2018.

The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through ongoing engagement with students both inside and outside of the classroom.

Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities.  Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.  Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

The Department of Performing Arts is home to one of the nation’s leading undergraduate programs in theatrical performance, design, stage management, and theatre education with 90 full- and part-time faculty members and staff and 550 students studying in nine distinct undergraduate and one graduate program.  The department offers BFA degrees in Theatre, Theatre Education, Theatre Design Technology, Stage & Screen Design Technology, Stage & Production Management, Musical Theatre, Acting, Theatre & Performance, and Theatre Education & Performance; general education courses in theatre studies; and an MA degree in Theatre Education.  Emerson Stage, the production organization within the department, produces eight to ten fully staged major productions annually in five theatres, with additional production opportunities available to our students through curricular projects, student theatre organizations and ArtsEmerson, the College’s professional presenting company.

Emerson College is dedicated to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context.  It is located in the theater district in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, media outlets, and research centers.  The College enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and all 50 states.

The ideal candidate will have a terminal degree in Theatre Education or a related field, teaching experience within a diverse college community and familiarity with current Massachusetts and national curriculum frameworks, theatre standards and licensure requirements. Candidates should have a background and college-level teaching experience in teacher training and several of the following areas: applied theatre and devised work in community environments; drama/theatre arts curriculum design and implementation, pre K-12; contemporary theories of teaching/learning; authentic assessment; urban and multicultural education; student teacher supervision; and contemporary national and international practices in process drama and drama-in-education.

In addition to teaching six courses a year, all faculty members advise and mentor students and participate in the college’s system of shared governance. This position
includes service to the theatre education program by supervising student teaching practica, assisting with the direction and administration of the undergraduate and graduate programs, participating in curriculum development, and helping to recruit new students.

How to apply

Applicants must fill out an online application form and submit a current curriculum vita, a letter of application describing your point of view on the philosophy and structure of theatre education on both undergraduate and graduate levels, and contact information for three references.

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Established in 1880, Emerson College is named for its founding president, Charles Wesley Emerson, an orator, preacher, and teacher. Over the years, the institution has evolved from a small New England school of oratory to a multifaceted college with an international reputation.