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Assistant Professor of Drama/Resident Designer

Position Deleted on 8/26/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Chestertown, MD
Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Other Fine & Applied Arts
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
The Department of Drama at Washington College invites applications for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor/resident designer beginning in August 2013. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. or MFA, have a strong commitment to the collaborative process, a dedication to excellence in theatre education within an undergraduate liberal arts setting, and show significant promise as a scholar and/or creative artist. Responsibilities will include teaching at least two areas of design - set, costumes, lights, sound, projections or video. Some familiarity with CAD is preferred. The standard teaching assignment is three courses per semester; designing for departmental productions serves as a course release. Tenure line faculty are also expected to contribute courses to the first year writing and research program on a rotating basis with other members of the department. Other duties include continuation of professional development, advising students, and participation in departmental and university governance.

Washington College, founded in 1782, is a selective liberal arts institution of 1450 students that emphasizes excellence in teaching with a 12:1 student-faculty ratio and a commitment to scholarly research. Washington College is located on Maryland's Eastern Shore, about 1.5 hours from Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Among the benefits offered are domestic partner benefits as well as paid maternity/paternity leave. For more information please consult the college's website ( and the department's website (

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts from all institutions attended, and teaching evaluations, if available, through our on line portal Consensus, at If you have more than one document you would like to include under "Other Documentation," please combine into one Word (.doc) or PDF file and upload under "Attach Other Documents." Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email to

Candidates who submit application materials by July 20 will be considered for interviews at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education Conference in Washington, D.C. August 2-5, 2012.
Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.
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