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Chicana/o Studies Tenure Track Faculty

The Department of Chicana/o Studies at MSU Denver invites applications for a full-time open rank, tenured or tenure-track (Category I) position in Chicana/o Studies with appointment to begin Fall 2021.

MSU Denver, a Hispanic Serving Institution, is located on a commuter campus in the heart of Denver, Colorado. The University is particularly interested in teacher-scholars who have intention to activate principles of equity and inclusion and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

The Chicana/o Studies Department (CHS) adheres to the core values of social justice, human rights, self-empowerment, cultural responsiveness and service to community. Our teaching, scholarship and mentoring are informed by Liberatory theories and pedagogical practices articulated in the work of scholars such as Paolo Freire who assumes that the teacher is not all-knowing or neutral; the teacher shares their knowledge within their philosophical framework and both teachers and students have a vested interest in the reciprocal process of learning. He states in Pedagogy of Freedom Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage, “To teach is not to transfer knowledge but to create the possibilities for the production or construction of knowledge…Whoever teaches learns in the act of teaching, and whoever learns teaches in the act of learning” (p. 30-31). Moreover, as bell hooks notes, “The classroom, with all its limitations, remains a location of possibility. In that field of possibility, we have the opportunity to labor for freedom, to demand of ourselves and our comrades, an openness of mind and heart that allows us to face reality even as we collectively imagine ways to move beyond boundaries, to transgress. This is education as the practice of freedom” (Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, 1994, p. 207).

Our mission is to prepare and empower culturally responsive students to engage in critical thinking about the sociohistorical, multicultural, intersectional, and global contexts in which they live, learn and work; understand the changing demographics in US society; and to articulate and analyze public policy issues and implications grounded in the diverse experiences, expressions, social conditions of Chicano/a/x and Latino/a/x and Indigenous communities.

Sciences Affiliate/Part-Time Instructor

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS) at the Metropolitan State University of Denver is seeking affiliate faculty (Category III) to teach courses in SCI 2610, Integrated Physical and Chemical Sciences, and/or SCI 2600, Integrated Biology and Earth Science. Qualified applicants will be placed in the departmental pool and will be considered for affiliate/part-time departmental needs beginning Fall 2020-Spring 2023.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and racial and ethnic minorities to apply.

Theatre Performance Tenure-Track Faculty (Category I)

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Metropolitan State University of Denver invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track Theatre Performance faculty position. Responsibilities include teaching a variety of theatre courses including: Acting I, Acting II, and Acting III. The position will also have potential to teach, in rotation with other faculty: Acting for the Camera, Theatre History, and Improvisation Techniques as well as developing classes in Devised Theatre and Audition Prep. The position will provide advising and mentorship to performance students (in coordination with other Performance Faculty) for the theatre laboratory space and for the Theatre Program productions in the King Center (a three-theatre facility, 200-seat end stage, and a black box production studio with approximately 100 seats). The position will teach four classes every semester (24 credit hours per year) with the opportunity to direct once a year (3 credit hours reassigned time) while working collaboratively with other faculty, students, staff, guest artists and diverse communities. Reporting to the Chair of Theatre, this position will work with the department to develop diverse curriculum, and MSU Denver will give preference to candidates that prioritize work in ant-racism, anti-sexism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Department of Theatre offers a BA in Theatre, BFA concentrations in Music Theatre and Applied Theatre Technology and Design, and a Theatre Minor. MSU Denver is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

The Department of Theatre produces two musicals and two dramas each year, develops and tours original works, and cultivates strong community partnerships as it moves forward with its goal of preeminence. The Department of Theatre maintains a consistent commitment to excellence and a basic philosophy that theatre is an inclusive experience that helps students develop skills that can support them as they work in a multitude of professions; thus, our program’s motto is theatre as “Equipment for Living.”

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