Simpson College, a private, nationally recognized regional college grounded in the liberal arts tradition and affiliated with the United Methodist Church invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts. Simpson College is seeking an experienced teacher/director to teach history/literature and directing courses and direct one production annually in a vibrant and productive theatre department. This tenure-track position will potentially teach theatre history, script analysis, beginning directing, the senior theatre capstone course, and a course in vocation and the performing arts. The position will participate in the general education program of the college.
Simpson College encourages innovative teaching and seeks colleagues who will help its students develop critical intellectual skills, nurture values which foster personal worth and individuality for the purpose of living lives of leadership within a creative, diverse, and just community. The main campus in Indianola is located just 12 minutes from the capital city of Des Moines, Iowa.
The position will begin August 20, 2013. Ph.D. preferred, other terminal degrees considered. The candidate should have interdisciplinary interest, and experience and/or expressed interest in working at a primarily residential, liberal arts institution. Candidates for the position must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and a willingness to engage students in scholarship, research and/or creative work. Faculty members at Simpson College are expected to participate in faculty governance, student advising, new student recruitment and in other ways to demonstrate support for the mission of the institution. For more specific information about the position, please consult the Simpson College website at: www.simpson.edu.
Submit application letter, curriculum vita, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:
Jennifer Ross Nostrala, Chair
Department of Theatre Arts
701 North C Street
Indianola, IA 50125
Review of applications will begin December 3rd, 2012. It is the policy and practice of Simpson College to provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all. We specifically encourage applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
Posting Date: 10/29/12