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GRINNELL COLLEGE – Department of Theatre and Dance – Tenure-track APPOINTMENT IN PERFORMANCE STUDIES (START FALL 2022).
The Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Performance Studies beginning Fall 2022. Assistant Professor (Ph.D., MFA or MA) preferred; Instructor (ABD or foreign equivalent) or Associate Professor possible. Teaching responsibilities include a combination of survey classes in performance studies, seminar courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, and directing of a mainstage production. Teaching and directing responsibilities are determined by the department to best meet student needs and may change year to year.
Areas of expertise might include but are not limited to Black, Black-American, Asian, Indigenous, or Latinx performance; Film, Digital Arts, Devised Theatre, Installation Art, Adaption and Staging of Literature, Body Art, or Gender and LGBTQIA+ Studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for teaching and directing at the college-level, while engaging in scholarly and creative research.
The new hire will be expected to share their research with the Grinnell community and to be a contributing member of the Theatre and Dance faculty. Additional information about our curriculum and faculty can be found at https://www.grinnell.edu/academics/areas/theatre-dance Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. Application review will begin on November 1 or until the position is filled. Please visit our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu to find more details about the job and submit applications online.
Candidates will need to upload the following application materials:
    1. Letter of application in which candidates should address their interest in teaching at a liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction.
    2. Curriculum vitae.
    3. Transcripts (copies are acceptable).
    4. Portfolio of directorial work (or a link to a web portfolio).
    5. A diversity statement in which candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values.
    6. A statement of teaching philosophy.
    7. Email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair Craig Quintero, at theatre1@grinnell.edu
Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.
An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check. We use E-Verify to check employment eligibility of our new hires. E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The system allows employers like Grinnell College to verify the employment eligibility of its employees, regardless of citizenship. Based on the information provided on Form I-9, E-Verify confirms this information with DHS and Social Security Administration (SSA) records.


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