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Faculty - Assistant Professor of Drama 14AS-DRAMA02

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Denton, TX
Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Theatre and Dance
Full Time

Texas Woman's University - Denton Campus

Department: Music and Drama, Drama Program

Title: Assistant Professor of Drama

Job Code: 14AS-DRAMA02

Date Closed: Review of applications will begin 10/15/2014, and will continue until the position is filled.


Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and names with email address and phone numbers of three references via email to (e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number 14AS-DRAMA02.


TWU Drama seeks an enthusiastic, well-rounded colleague interested in working in an intense and rewarding environment in which professional collaboration, student-centered learning and departmental growth are top priorities. TWU Drama produces four main-stage shows per year and offers a BA in Drama, a BA with Teaching Certificate in Drama and a hybrid online MA in Drama. The successful candidate will possess a resilient self-motivational instinct, effective and adaptable classroom management and pedagogical skills, and strong collaborative and organizational skills.

Responsibilities will involve teaching on both the undergraduate and graduate level. The courses include but are not limited to: theatre appreciation, theatre history, dramatic literature, directing and acting. There is also the possibility of teaching special topics courses based upon departmental needs and the candidate's qualifications. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: directing one show per year, service and committee work to the department and university, recruiting, advising, developing and maintaining professional affiliations and activities on a regional, national and international level, supervising student creative/production activities and carrying out outcomes-based assessments. Candidates should hold a Ph.D in Theatre, have prior university teaching experience, be familiar with online learning methods, and possess some professional production experience. In addition to the application requirements listed above, candidates should submit a one page statement of teaching philosophy and a sample course syllabus.

Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. The College of Arts and Sciences, with over thirty-five percent of TWU's graduate and undergraduate population of over 15,000, prepares students for success in a global world. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation's fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at

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