Lecturer in Theatre Arts

This new Theatre Arts POE offers a holistic preparation for theatre artists in the larger context of Juniata’s liberal arts environment. The Juniata Theatre program is student-centered, with most of our season productions created in class by students under faculty guidance and produced on the main stage with professional designers. Stability and diversity characterize our program, which offers a gateway for careers in theatre but also embraces a lifelong love of theatre and its integration into a well-lived life.

Students experience broad-based immersion in technical theatre skills, acting, playwriting, directing, devised theatre making, and productions that focus on empowering the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a comprehensive theatre maker. Students are intellectually engaged in the history and theory attributed to the major innovations in theatre from around the world.

The Juniata College Theatre Arts program is seeking a one-year Design/Generalist adjunct for the academic year 2017-18. The applicant should hold an MFA in costume or set design and be able to teach theatre broadly within a liberal arts setting.

This position will design (within their discipline) the first show of the season as well as teach a new Stage Management course and Introduction to Theatre in the fall. Additionally, alongside the other two faculty members, the adjunct will mentor our Integrated Experience course in the fall. This course is designed to prepare our seniors for their spring Capstone experience as well as other pre-professional expectations such as resumes, websites, and other career preparation.

In the spring, the adjunct will teach Stagecraft and co-mentor the Senior Capstones with the other two faculty members.

Minimum Requirements: MFA in either Set or Costume Design and an interest in pedagogy within the liberal arts traditions. Please submit a Letter of Interest and CV by February 1st.

Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy, not because of legal obligations, but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity.

It is the policy of Juniata College to conduct background checks. To apply for this position, please complete the online application:

Online Application