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Theater Department – Open-rank, Tenure-track Position

The Department of Theater in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University is accepting applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position with a focus in teaching contemporary Acting styles beginning in 2014-2015 academic year. The position will be primarily on the undergraduate level but the expectation is that the faculty member will teach one semester of acting with the MFA Program every other year. Other duties may include undergraduate recruitment and advising, with the possibility of directing on the undergraduate level depending on experience. The normal teaching load is three and two on the semester system.

Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor requires an MFA in Acting, at least five-years of university teaching, and a record of professional acting experience. For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor, the faculty member’s work should reflect an expert knowledge of the field, a dedication to and evidence of effective teaching, a record of advanced creative professional activity on the national level, and a combination of university, college, service, and a strong reputation in the field. Appointment at the rank of Professor is a recognition of accomplishment in research with an appropriate body of artistic work or scholarly publication and with clear establishment of a national and, where possible, an international reputation in the recognized field of inquiry.

To apply, send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and have three current letters of recommendation sent independently by the authors. Submit your electronic application to Professor Jerrold Scott, Search Committee Chair, at An official transcript must be made available upon request. Review of applications begins January 1, 2014.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.