Sep 27, 2019
The Department of Communication and Theatre , in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes applicants for a full--time tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level who will also serve as the Director of Dramatics beginning August 2020 in the Department of Communication and Theatre. We seek an outstanding teacher with professional experience to complement our dedicated and collaborative faculty. The successful applicant will serve as “Director of Dramatics,” and have ability and willingness to develop and offer curriculum in Theatre and related performing arts while working in a multidisciplinary environment across other disciplines of Entertainment Technology, Music, Media and Broadcasting.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach and supervise students in Acting, Directing, Dramaturgy, Theatre History, Stage Management, Stage Voice, Stage Movement, Public Speaking, and related Production Techniques and Skills. Additional Duties include teaching General Education courses related to the candidate’s area of expertise and needs of the curriculum.
TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
Effectively teach students both in assigned courses and outside-the-classroom settings (e.g., student research, service learning, field activities and placements), advise students, and carry out other assigned professional responsibilities in support of student learning and success. The academic-year workload for full-time faculty is 24 workload hours (typically three 4-credit courses with 2 preparations) and faculty must hold a minimum of five office hours per week on no fewer than three different days. Primary teaching responsibility is major and/or non-major courses (lectures and laboratories) in general Communication and Theatre courses as well as in their area of specialization. Establish an active research and/or creative works program that involves undergraduate students. Candidates must be willing to teach day, evening and/or weekend classes and conduct classes through multifaceted teaching strategies for face-to-face classroom delivery and/or web-enhanced or web-based formats. All members of the faculty also have the responsibility to accept those reasonable duties assigned to them within their fields of competence. Faculty are expected, per Collective Bargaining Agreement Article 4, to engage in professional responsibilities such as curriculum development and update; learning outcomes assessment for courses and programs; and participating in department, college and university meetings and workshops. Actual assignments will depend upon department needs.
As Director of Dramatics, the candidate will:
* Direct and/or oversee University Theatre (UT) Productions and mentor students in their capstone and creative production projects.
* Supervise projects generated jointly with Entertainment Technology, the Music Department, Art and Design Department, the Media and Broadcasting Option, (etc.).
* Manage University Theatre and oversee budgeting, marketing, scheduling, and other production assignments as needed.
* Provide artistic leadership for the production programming selection with the Programming Selection Committee (Theatre Option and Entertainment Technology faculty, UT Production Manager, Citamard members and other stakeholders) for UT Productions
* Collaborate with the UT Production manager to establish production budgeting.
* Serve as mentor and/or advisor for the student drama club “CITAMARD.”
The Director of Dramatics collaborates with University Theatre (UT) and the Office of the Visual and Performing Arts (VPAC) to establish and/or revise guidelines, policies, and scheduling for the use of facilities and resources related to the program, and collaborates with UT faculty, ENTC Faculty, VPAC Staff, students and personnel that may be involved with UT productions.
The Director of Dramatics also functions as a liaison promoting College/Community relationships, particularly between UT and other performing arts groups; and is an advocate for the Theatre Option and the Department on other University Committees.
The successful candidate will serve as academic advisor for students in related performing arts fields; and hold a minimum of 5 office hours a week on no fewer than three days.
The Assistant Professor/Director of Dramatics will serve:
* The Theatre Option within the B.S. in Speech Communication; the B.A. in Entertainment Technology in the Communication and Theatre Department;
* The Minors in Theatre and Musical Theatre.
* The recruitment of Comm/Theatre Students (all options) and under-represented students.
* Teaching modalities are expected to be primarily face-to-face in an experiential environment; some laboratory work, blended course work and online teaching when course content permits.
* Evening and/or weekend instruction and/or supervision is required
* Expectations include:
undergraduate student research/thesis supervision
service-learning, co-ops, or internships,
Alternate Workload Assignment (“AWA”) as Director of Dramatics
For details, please see:
* The http://www.passhe.edu/inside/HR/LR/Pages/default.aspx CBA, Article 12.B.1, Effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities</a>, (p. 26);
* The http://www.millersville.edu/about/administration/policies/ Millersville University Promotion Statement</a>, particularly Section V.C.1 Teaching Effectiveness and Fulfillment of Professional Responsibilities, (pp. 9-11); and
* The http://www.millersville.edu/about/administration/policies/ Millersville University Tenure Statement</a>, particularly the section titled Teaching Effectiveness and Fulfillment of Professional Responsibilities, (pp. 3-4).
CONTINUING SCHOLARLY GROWTH:
Pursue scholarly growth on an ongoing basis, both within and outside the subject discipline, in the academic profession.
For details, please see:
* The http://www.passhe.edu/inside/HR/LR/Pages/default.aspx CBA, Article 12.B.2, Continuing scholarly growth</a, (pp. 26-27);
* The http://www.millersville.edu/about/administration/policies/ Millersville University Promotion Statement, and particularly Section V.C.2 Continuing Scholarly Growth (pp. 11-13); and
* http://www.millersville.edu/about/administration/policies Millersville University Tenure Statement, and particularly the section titled Continuing Scholarly Growth (pp. 4-6).
Provide service on an ongoing basis by contributing professionally to department and university governance, the professional community and/or the community at large, in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity. Candidates must be willing to participate in undergraduate- and graduate-level curricular activities including assisting the program faculty in activities associated with maintaining program approval at the state and national levels.
For details, please see:
* The http://www.passhe.edu/inside/HR/LR/Pages/default.aspx CBA, Article 12.B.3, Service: contribution to the University and/or community</a>, (p. 27);
* The http://www.millersville.edu/about/administration/policies/ Millersville University Promotion Statement</a>, and particularly Section V.C.3 Service: Contributions to the University and/or Community (pp. 13-15); and
* The http://www.millersville.edu/about/administration/policies/ Millersville University Tenure Statement</a>, and particularly the section titled Service, Contributions to the University and/or Community (pp. 6-7).
May include but is not limited to: Supervise interns / co-ops / independent studies / individualized instructions / theses. Other reasonable duties assigned within the faculty member’s field of competence. Additionally, faculty are expected to actively engage in curricular development and evaluation as well as co-curricular, assessment, and accreditation activities.
PERFORMANCE REVIEW / EVALUATIONS:
Please see the http://www.passhe.edu/inside/HR/LR/Pages/default.aspx CBA, Article 12, Performance Review and Evaluation of Faculty</a>, (pp. 26-34).
The Department of Communication and Theatre, in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, is comprised of 15 full-time faculty members; 4 support staff and approximately 360 students. The Department offers four options of study within the B.S. in Speech Communication ,and one separate B.A. degree. B.S. in Speech Communication options include: Communication Studies, Media and Broadcasting, Public Relations, and Theatre. Students can also obtain a B.A. in Entertainment Technology. The Communication and Theatre Department also serves as the home department for multidisciplinary programs in Digital Journalism, as well as minors in Entrepreneurship, Public Relations and Theatre and a joint minor in Musical Theatre. The liberal arts program for the options prescribes a core of coursework in communication theory and research for students in the major.
Millersville University maintains a close alliance with surrounding professional theater and entertainment companies such as the Fulton Theatre, Ephrata Performing Arts Center, Sight and Sound, American Music Theatre, Clair Global, Tait Towers, and Atomic Design (at nearby Rock Lititz), through student employment, internships, and faculty collaboration. Millersville is accessible to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York City easily by car, train and bus. Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) is 35 minutes away.
The Theatre option has approximately 40 majors and 12 minors and 30 students in the Entertainment Technology program. The University Theatre presents main stage production in tandem with "Citamard," the student theatre organization. In addition, several student-initiated productions are presented and the "All Campus Musical Organization" (ACMO) presents a major musical and several concerts annually. Productions are generally presented either in the newly renovated black box "Rafters Theater" in Dutcher Hall or in the technologically well-equipped Clair Hall housed in the $176 million Winter Center for the Performing Arts, which also houses the newly constructed scenic shop and the Music Department. Dutcher Hall also houses a small studio theatre currently under renovation for student experimental/experiential work. In addition, the Media and Broadcasting option boasts a newly renovated and equipped TV and Audio studio.
Millersville, PA, USA