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.”