Assistant or Associate Professor of Theatre



Job description

Clarksville, AR

University of the Ozarks invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Theatre, to begin July 2019. Candidates must have an earned MFA in Theatre, with an emphasis in Design. They should have considerable experience in relevant undergraduate teaching, as well as an understanding of the dynamics of a small and residential campus that values personalized attention and collegiality. The appointee will join an award-winning program, teaching courses in stagecraft and design, and collaborating with other Theatre faculty on the University’s theatrical productions.

Responsibilities and Qualifications

The primary responsibilities of this position include the teaching and advising of Theatre students and contribution to the Theatre program’s curriculum; additionally, the appointee to this position oversees coursework and student experiences related to theatrical design. This position requires an MFA degree in Theatre as well as the ability to work creatively and independently. The appointee to the position should also have the abilities to direct undergraduate research and other applied student experiences and to contribute to University of the Ozarks’ distinctive general education curriculum.

A sincere interest in students, excellent communication skills, and support of the University’s mission are also required. The appointee to this position also must be able to demonstrate a familiarity with and understanding of a small and residential campus that values personal attention and collegiality.

The teaching load for this position is twenty-four credits per academic year in Theatre or a related field. The appointed faculty member also takes active roles in the program’s recruitment of students and the design of the program’s productions. University of the Ozarks expects its entire faculty to maintain academic currency through participation in professional organizations and professional development opportunities in appropriate venues.

Ranked in the top 10 of southern region comprehensive baccalaureate institutions by U. S. News & World Report, University of the Ozarks is a Presbyterian-related institution that blends the liberal arts and professional preparation in a student-centered environment emphasizing quality teaching and student learning. The University serves a diverse group of approximately 875 students from the United States and abroad on a beautiful campus in Clarksville, Arkansas, located along I-40 approximately 90 miles northwest of Little Rock, nestled between the Arkansas River and the Ozark Mountains. Recent major gifts have enhanced the academic program and other campus initiatives. For more information about the University of the Ozarks, visit

How to apply

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019, and will continue until the search is completed. Please send letter of application; vita; names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three references; and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required for campus interview) to:


Karen Schluterman
Director of Human Resources
University of the Ozarks
415 N. College Avenue
Clarksville, AR 72830

Welcome to University of the Ozarks! We are a fully accredited, private, undergraduate university that is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Our picturesque 30-acre campus lies at the foot of the scenic Ozark Mountains in Clarksville, Arkansas, approximately 100 miles west of Little Rock and 60 miles east of Fort Smith.