Full-time, Tenure-Track Faculty Theatre Generalist beginning fall 2016

Position:  Full-time, Tenure-Track Faculty Theatre Generalist beginning fall 2016.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will be a collaborator and a mentor with strong communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching.  The candidate must possess strong directing skills. Professional theatre experience is a plus. Requirements: Terminal degree in theatre with demonstrated experience teaching theatre history and a proven background in directing. Expertise teaching in an additional area of specialization in theatre or dance preferred. Experience with assessment is strongly desired.

Description: Duties may include, but are not limited to, teaching theatre history, dramatic literature, theatre appreciation courses; directing one production; assisting students with résumé, audition/interview preparation; advising undergraduate majors; contributing to maintenance of accreditation, assessment and daily operations of the department; engaging in professional activity or research.

Rank: Commensurate with qualifications.

To Apply:  Please send the following material via e-mail with your last name and the words “Tenure-Track Theatre Position” in the subject line to:

Professor Wesley Young
Chair, Search Committee

A cover letter, CV, directing résumé, teaching philosophy, sample theatre history and theatre appreciation syllabi, and the names and phone numbers of three professional references. Please also send links to your website, portfolio or other samples of your work. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Information:  The Department of Theatre & Cinema is NAST-accredited and committed to strong academic and production programs in a liberal arts setting. The Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree, the Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre, and a minor in Theatre or Cinematic Arts. Students and faculty enjoy a well-equipped facility including two theatre spaces:  a 490-seat proscenium theatre and a flexible 40 X 40 black box.  Radford University is co-educational and state-supported with over 9,000 students. Radford is a city of 15,000 in the scenic New River Valley of Southwest Virginia, approximately 40 miles from Roanoke.

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The department has several work-study positions available such as: scenic construction, lighting, sound, costume construction, box office/publicity and clerical work. The duties vary according to position and skills required are: good communication skills, ability to follow directions, ability to work well with others and independently, reliability and must qualify for work-study through the Office of Financial Aid. For more information or to apply, contact David Wheeler, Technical Director of Radford University's Department of Theatre and Cinema, at dwheeler@radford.edu.


We maintain a list of qualified individuals interested in adjunct instructor positions. To be considered, send contact information and curriculum vitae to Carl Lefko, Chair of Radford University's Department of Theatre and Cinema, at clefko@radford.edu.