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Faculty - Assistant/Associate Professor in Theatre Arts (Public May Apply)

Code: 13842 Posted: 12/19/2017


The Theatre Arts Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside seeks applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Theatre Arts, scheduled to start in the 2018-2019 academic year.

This position will teach 24 credits annually (4/4 standard fall/spring course teaching load) in the Theatre Arts program. Opportunities to teach additional courses in the summer and winterim semesters may be available for additional compensation depending upon the needs of the Theatre Arts Department. This position is expected to establish and maintain active creative activity as a director and potentially in other areas of interest. In addition, the position will be expected to contribute service to UW-Parkside, the College of Arts and Humanities, the Theatre Arts Department, profession and community. This individual will be involved in additional supervision and mentoring of students through production work and advising.




  • MFA in Directing, Dramaturgy, Playwriting, or Acting or Ph.D. in some area of Theatre Arts
  • Interest and ability to teach wide range of courses
  • Previous experience in academic advising and mentoring of undergraduate students


  • MFA in Directing
  • Minimum of 3 years collegiate teaching experience
  • Professional experience as a director
  • Experience and strong interest in teaching a variety of diversity courses
  • Interest in leadership positions such as serving as a chair, assistant chair, and/or experience in fundraising or recruitment in academic and/or professional settings




  • Teaching multiple courses including:
    • Theatre Appreciation
    • Multicultural Theatre in America with the potential for teaching other general education courses in diversity such as LGBTQ Representation on Stage and Screen or courses in the individual’s area of expertise
    • Basic Acting
    • Directing
    • Theatre History and Literature II and III
    • Acting Styles and/or Voice for the Actor
    • Contribute to Sophomore and Senior Seminar
    • Teach other courses as assigned

Creative Activity/Directing:

  • Directing 1-2 fully staged productions per year
  • Directing 1 FreshINK staged reading per year
  • Supervision and mentoring of student assistant directors and dramaturges, as well as students working on independent projects
  • Outside professional activity in area of specialization


  • Service to Theatre Arts Department
    • Academic and career advising and mentoring of students
    • Participation in weekly department and production meetings, as well as monthly company meetings
    • Participation in annual academic and artistic assessments of company members
    • Participation in program entry auditions and interviews, as well as Visit and Scholarship Days
    • Assist with recruitment of students
    • Serve as leader in one area of department need: recruitment, fundraising, marketing, outreach, or assessment
    • Assist with various theatre service projects, including outreach to local schools and organizations, community theatres, and professional theatres
    • Assist with building active connections with professional theatres in the region and nationwide
    • Assist with house management and supervisory responsibilities for performances, as shared by all theatre faculty members and staff
  • Service to University and Discipline
    • Serve on university committees as assigned and/or elected
    • Participate in professional organizations and associations

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge and ability in the field to teach a variety of courses
  • Proven successful experience as a director
  • The position is not responsible for money or university funds of accounts which hold financial information
  • Ergonomic requirements: sufficient mobility and dexterity to move around office, campus and community. Ability to work with keyboard, mouse and monitor. Ability to attend meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences.
  • Equipment to be used on the job: laptop or desktop computer, printer, copier, projector, telephone including voice mail and FAX



UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.



Applications received by 11:59 PM January 22, 2018, are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.



STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Candidate Apply Here (Candidates not currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then continue to STEP 2

Internal Candidate Apply Here (Candidates currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then under “Main Menu” choose:

  • “Self Service”
  • “Recruiting”
  • “Careers”

STEP 2: Under "Job Search" choose:

  • "More Options"
  • Job Opening ID: "13842"
  • "Search"
  • Select "Assistant/Associate Professor in Theatre Arts"
  • Click "Apply Now"
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STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of teaching and research philosophy
  • Names and current contact information of three professional references
  • Transcripts (unofficial acceptable at application stage)

You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have questions about how to apply go to https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21544

Please Note:
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.



Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/



A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire. 

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Name: Joe Lambin

Contact Phone: 262-595-2331

Contact Email: lambin@uwp.edu

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