Assistant Professor of Theatre Management -Temp, Spring 2022



Job description

Montclair, NJ

Job Number: R1002021

Job Description


The Assistant Professor of Theatre Management provides professional teaching and training in the program and supports the production needs of performance-based programs in the Department of Theatre and Dance; particularly the large student enrollment in the Acting and Musical Theatre programs, and the high level of excellence in Dance performance. This position is responsible to provide professional level production and active-student instruction in the areas of Stage Management and Production Management for the Department. We are interested in candidates who are committed to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment, are attuned to interdisciplinary collaboration within the various areas of the Department of Theatre and Dance and who will maintain an active scholarly and/or professional practice outside of Montclair State University.

This one-semester position carries a 12 credit hour load which includes teaching 2 – 3 courses in the Department. The Assistant Professor of Theatre Management will mentor and supervise all student stage managers, assistant stage managers and production managers for the Spring 2022 semester. They will interface with the production office in arranging all work in rehearsals rooms and the operation of technical rehearsals.

This appointment will also coordinate the multiple areas within the Design, Technology and Management program for the semester. This position will include the following responsibilities: the scheduling of classes and instructors for the Fall 2022 semester; recruiting and arranging student design assignments for the 16+ productions in the AY2023 season; participating on season selection, and; other related duties.


The Department of Theatre and Dance is committed to melding intensive training in live theatrical performance and production with a strong foundation in critical analysis and the study of social and historical contexts.  The classrooms, shops, rehearsal halls and stages are laboratories wherein students participate collectively and individually in this exciting, vital synergy.


The College of the Arts (CART) at Montclair State University offers 50+ undergraduate and graduate programs and certificates through its four academic units: Department of Art & Design, School of Communication and Media, John J. Cali School of Music, and Department of Theatre and Dance. The College provides a comprehensive education and training to a diverse and talented student body of more than 3,100 majors in first-rate facilities. Programs are rigorous, creative, and designed to meet the needs of students while offering rich opportunities for experiential learning, performance, and internships. The faculty includes scholars as well as working composers, designers, actors, musicians, directors, choreographers, conductors, fine artists, filmmakers and communications specialists, including Fulbright, Guggenheim, and Howard Award winners that bring to the campus community impressive expertise. The College of the Arts also houses the University Art Galleries, Arts and Cultural Programming, and Broadcast and Media Operations, has strong arts and corporate partnerships, and is proud to offer cultural enrichment of all kinds to the Montclair State campus and surrounding communities.


An MFA in Theatre Management is required. A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in Stage Management and/or Stage Production and comprehensive knowledge of theatrical industry standards is also required. Candidates must have well developed and established theatre industry networks and ability to connect students with professionals in the industry. In addition, qualified candidates must have the demonstrated administrative capability to manage multiple programs within the Design, Technology and Management Theatre Program (Program Coordinator).

Montclair State University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community that is representative of the State of New Jersey through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. Montclair State University’s commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to thrive as a global citizen.  As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we are working to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the varied voices of our students, faculty, and staff. The University encourages candidates to apply who will contribute to the cultural tapestry of MSU and who value teaching a diverse student population, many of whom are first generation students.

SALARY RANGE:        Commensurate with experience

STARTING DATE:        January 18, 2022


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For questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources’ Workday Recruiting Support at 973-655-5000 (Option 2), or email

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With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey’s most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. One of four public research institutions in the state, Montclair State is a designated R2 Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

Located 12 miles west of New York City on a 252-acre suburban campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas and striking Spanish Mission architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a highly productive, dedicated and diverse faculty and student body.

The University’s 11 colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women, Montclair State offers its students a comprehensive college experience.

Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the website at

How to apply

Apply online

  • Upload Resume or Curriculum Vitae for automatic population of information to the application.
  • The contact information, work experience, and education listed on your Resume/CV will be parsed and input into your Montclair application.
  • Review information and double-check all fields containing information that the system parsed – the software is intelligent, but you need to verify that the data is accurate.
  • In the “My Experience” section, you will find a Resume/CV upload option where you can submit your cover letter and all other supporting documents.

Note: If you have an expansive CV, we recommend that you apply manually and only include the positions you have held in the last ten (10) years. You will then be able to attach your Resume/CV, as well as all other supporting documentation in the “My Experience” section of your application.

  • Cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and representative publications, which can be uploaded during the application process.
  • Three letters of recommendation, which can be sent to: [email protected]

APPLY BY:   The position is open until Nov. 1 and application review begins immediately.