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Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre

The University of Findlay invites applications for a Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre beginning in August 2021...

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Findlay, Ohio

Hancock County


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The University of Findlay invites applications for a Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre beginning in August 2021 in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. This is a full-time position with the opportunity for renewal or for application to a tenure-track position. The theatre program offers a BA in theatre with emphases in performance and production/design.

The University of Findlay is a comprehensive master’s institution and the largest private university in northwest Ohio with more than 3,600 students enrolled in diverse academic programs. Teaching excellence is the top priority of the University faculty. The City of Findlay, population 42,000, is recognized as one of the best micropolitan communities in Ohio, with a strong business base and school system and a friendly atmosphere. More information is available on our Web site at

The City of Findlay, just south of Toledo and located approximately 1.5 hours from Columbus, Dayton and Detroit, has been designated a “dreamtown” by Demographics Daily, repeatedly named one of the top 20 micropolitan areas (small towns) in the United States by Site Selection magazine and is the only municipality in Ohio to be selected three times as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The UF Employment Application may be found on the website at: . For optimal consideration for this exciting opportunity, attach a cover letter; current Curriculum Vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; the contact information for three professional references; and a complete Faculty Application. The University of Findlay is an equal opportunity employer and educator. For more information on the University of Findlay, visit .

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The University of Findlay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.  It is the university’s policy to prohibit discrimination and provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to their race, sex (including gender identity/expression), color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, military or sexual orientation.

Job Requirements

The preferred candidate will be a theatre generalist with a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in acting, directing, or theatre; two years of college teaching experience; and professional acting and/or directing experience. For appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor, a terminal degree is required. Candidates who are ABD or who possess a Master’s degree and relevant experience will be considered for the rank of Visiting Instructor. The workload includes teaching 3-4 courses per semester and directing 1 – 2 shows during the academic year. Candidates will be expected to teach a wide range of underrate courses including, but not limited to Theatre, various levels of Acting and Directing, Voice and Movement, Audition Technique, and Theatre Literature and History.

The successful candidate must be committed to student-centered education and demonstrate the ability to contribute collaboratively to the program in a variety of capacities including recruitment, experiential learning, and production management.

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