Skip to main content

Department of Theater - Assistant Professor in Directing

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor

Application Window

Open date: August 8, 2022

Next review date: Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

UCLA Department of Theater - Assistant Professor in Directing

The UCLA Department of Theater invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Directing effective July 1, 2023. We seek candidates with the potential for exceptional research/creative activity and excellence in teaching, who will actively contribute to the diversity of viewpoints, cultural backgrounds, experiences and practices in the Department of Theater.

Candidates should have expertise in directing contemporary performance which may include but is not limited to the following areas: new play development, digital/multimedia theater, social practice, devised theater, musical theater, collaborative creation, Indigenous Performance, Latinx performance, Asian-American performance, African-American performance and/or intercultural performance.

Candidates must demonstrate a continuing artistic practice, a commitment to higher education and the ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses. We actively seek candidates who will complement and diversify the Theater Department’s cultural, pedagogical and artistic strength and encourage applications from individuals who identify as members of communities under-represented in the field of theater.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The successful candidate will teach an array of courses as applicable to their expertise in the BA and MFA programs, and contribute to the advancement and growth of the directing area and Theater Department. Proficiency in the principles of directing, script analysis, staging techniques, collaborative creation, new play development, and contemporary theater-making is preferred. The position will also require advising students in production, assisting in recruitment for the BA and MFA programs, and contributing to curricular development.

The position will also require committee responsibilities on a departmental and university level, such as curricular development, participating in recruitment, and contributing to the season selection.

The candidate will be expected to maintain and grow a robust professional career in addition to their teaching and academic service load.

REQUIREMENTS
Applicants should have a completed terminal degree or a minimum of 4 years professional experience.

QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Excellence or the promise for excellence in creative research.
  • Ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • A collaborative approach to theater education and ongoing relationships in the field.
  • A welcoming approach to students with a broad range of knowledge and skills in theater performance, production, and scholarship.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of culturally diverse students.

Prior activities demonstrating leadership, service, and commitment to diversity are strongly sought after.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINE
A cover letter, CV/resume, digital portfolio, contact information of three references, a statement of teaching and a statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion are required.

Please address your materials to the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Professor Marike Splint.

Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration materials must be received by October 15, 2022.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The University of California, Los Angeles, and the Department of Theater are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of professional activities and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Terminal degree or a minimum of 4 years professional experience.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Portfolio - portfolio should be uploaded as a PDF

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)

the names of 3 references who may be contacted regarding your application.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07646

Help contact: rhamilton@tft.ucla.edu

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

University of California - Los Angeles