Anti-Racist & Equitable Practices in Theatre - Faculty Position
Carnegie Mellon University
The School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a full-time faculty member (open rank, tenure-track) in Anti-Racist and Equitable Practices in Theatre.
We seek a dynamic, student-centered faculty member who can guide a foundational course that orients all incoming undergraduate and graduate students (averaging 80-90 students per year) to Anti-Racist and Equitable Practices in Theatre. Depending on area of expertise, the faculty member may also instruct courses in their subject area and/or advanced courses in anti-racism and equitable practices, as well as advise students on production work. We are hungry for this new colleague to also keep the greater faculty informed of what the students are learning, so that reinforcement in all areas can occur; this may take the form of faculty & staff sessions and/or community-wide gatherings. (The position ideally starts August 2022 and is Pittsburgh based.)
Applicants should have training/experience in instructing or facilitating workshops around anti-racism, anti-oppression, equitable practices, and decolonial practices in theatre and education; proven capacity to craft, build, and instruct/facilitate effective courses and sessions based on that training; and a proven record of leading expansive discussions and crafting a welcome learning environment for a diverse and potentially cross-generational community.
- Core responsibilities: Designing and teaching a course in anti-racist and equitable practices in theatre for incoming undergraduates and graduates;
- Maintaining research, creative practice, or a professional career;
- Participating in service to the School, the College of Fine Arts, and the University at large;
- Additionally, teaching and/or production advising in one of the following areas: acting, design (costume, lighting, scenic, sound, or video/media), directing, dramatic writing, dramaturgy, music theater, production management, stage management, or technical direction.
- Qualifications: Training/experience in teaching or facilitating workshops around anti-racism, anti-oppression, equitable practices, and decolonial practices in theatre and education (e.g., ArtEquity facilitator training, Diligent Theatre Training, Nicole Brewer’s A.R.T. training, etc.);
- Demonstrated capacity to design, build, and instruct an effective course based on that training;
- Consistent record of leading expansive discussions and creating a welcome learning environment for a diverse and potentially cross-generational student body;
- Ability to instruct students in one of the following areas: acting, costume production, design (costume, lighting, scenic, sound, or video/media), directing, dramatic writing, dramaturgy, music theater, production management, stage management, or technical direction.
- For additional information and to apply click here, please click on the "APPLY ONLINE" button below. Review of applications will begin on Dec 15, 2021 and close on December 31, 2021; early application is encouraged.
We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing historically minoritized groups in the fields of theatre and higher education. The search committee is interested in attracting a diverse pool of applicants and wish for none of the application requirements to act as barriers; if you have questions about your qualifications for this position, please reach out to the search committee chair, Justin Lucero. Send such inquiries and any administrative questions to Joyce Dellovade at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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