Assistant or Associate Professor of Directing, Macalester College

27 October, 2021

Assistant or Associate Professor of Directing, Macalester College

The Theater and Dance Department at Macalester College invites applications for a tenure track faculty member in Directing at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, beginning in August 2022. Candidates will have directing as a primary area of expertise. Additional experience across the performing arts; new play development; artistic lineages outside of the mainstream canon; and specific acting/directing techniques is highly desirable. Successful candidates will be active professional directors who are artistically curious with portfolios in theater and fluent in current trends in performance, including digital and media practices, so as to best connect with the next generation of performing artists. They will be ready to participate in the intellectual and artistic life of Macalester College, as well as in the many aspects of faculty governance. They will be committed to practicing inclusive pedagogy that serves our diverse student body. The 5-course teaching assignment consists of a combination of studio, academic, and production courses. Our new colleague will be working in the new, state-of-the-art Theater and Dance facilities, completed in January 2019.

We welcome applications from national and international directors. Review of complete applications will begin on December 1, 2021.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Twin Cities, which has a population of approximately three million and more theaters per capita than any other urban center besides NYC. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 2100 undergraduates from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and over 98 countries. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. An EOE supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

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Contact: Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento, Department Chair


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