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Instructor/Assistant Professor - Theatre

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Those applications received by May 5, 2017 will be given full consideration. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts through the LHU applicant web site. Candidates must provide the name, phone number, and email address for three professional references. The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment. Position is dependent upon funding and enrollment.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number F0486-10
Position Title Instructor/Assistant Professor - Theatre
Department Visual and Performing Arts
Bargaining Unit APSCUF
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Part-time
If Part-time, specify percentage

0.25

Temporary/ Permanent Temporary
Tenure Track Non-Tenure Track Position
Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Anticipated Start Date 08/19/2017
Anticipated End Date 1/5/18
Work Hours Other

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Applications are being accepted for the part-time (25%), temporary faculty position of acting at the instructor or assistant professor rank beginning August 19, 2017 and ending on January 5, 2018.

Essential Duties

This position will require professional and educational experience with the craft of acting for the stage.

This position may require development and teaching of courses online.

Specific Duties
  • Teach theatre courses in the following areas: Teach Acting I during the fall 2017 semester.
  • Participate in the committee work that is directly related to productions.
Minimum Qualifications

(Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
  • An undergraduate degree with relevant or related theatrical experience is required.
  • Terminal degree is required for appointment as Assistant Professor, without the terminal degree candidate will be appointed as Instructor.

The successful candidate must be able to communicate well and/or perform well in an interview or teaching demonstration and successfully complete the interview process.

Preferred Qualifications

Applicants with professional affiliations and holding an MFA.

Physical Demands

Position requires sitting, standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and/or stooping during the rehearsal process, and in classroom settings.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 03/09/2017
Close Date
Special Instructions for Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled. Those applications received by May 5, 2017 will be given full consideration.

Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts through the LHU applicant web site.

Candidates must provide the name, phone number, and email address for three professional references.

The successful candidate will also have to complete a background investigation as a condition of employment.

Position is dependent upon funding and enrollment.

Background Clearances

In accordance with Act 153 of 2014 (HB 435), appointment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation which includes, but is not limited to, Act 34, Pennsylvania Criminal Record Clearance; Act 151, Child Abuse Clearance; and Act 114, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Criminal Background Checks.

Appointment is provisional for a single 90 day period provided the “Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification Form” and verification of your application for the three background checks are returned to Deana Hill, Associate VP for Human Resources.

Diversity Statement

Lock Haven University is profoundly dedicated to cultural diversity and supports the integration of diverse and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from people of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. To learn more about diversity at LHU and in our community, visit our website at www.lhup.edu/equity

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https://www.lhup.edu/students/campus_safety

You may also request a paper copy from the Public Safety Office located in the Glennon Infirmary building or by calling 570-484-2278.

About LHU

A career at Lock Haven University (LHU) is a distinctly unique and exciting opportunity. We encourage and support diversity and international perspectives within the working and learning environment. LHU is located in central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River and the picturesque Bald Eagle Mountains. LHU is one of fourteen universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

Quick Link http://jobs.lhup.edu/postings/3444

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest degree you have attained?
    • High School
    • Associate Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • ABD
    • Doctorate Degree
  2. * Do you have any prior teaching experience at the University level?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience teaching college-level courses in theatre?
    • yes
    • no
  4. * Do you have experience directing in a professional theatre company?
    • yes
    • no
  5. * Do you have experience directing college-level theatrical productions?
    • yes
    • no
  6. * Do you have experience teaching acting at the college level?
    • yes
    • no
  7. * Do you have experience teaching college-level "Intro to Theatre"-type courses for non-theatre majors?
    • yes
    • no
  8. * Can you perform the essential duties of this position with or without accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Please indicate where you heard about this employment opportunity.
    • Local Newspaper (The Express, Sun Gazette, CDT)
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • The Chronicle (print/online)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • The Hispanic Outlook
    • Professional journal
    • Electronic list serve
    • Personal Referral
    • LHU Website
    • CareerLink Office
    • HERC website (NJ/PA/DE)
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Academic Transcripts
  4. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents