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Music, Theatre, and Dance

Theatre Program Director, Assistant Professor of Theatre (#177)

Summary of Duties

The Marywood University Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance invites applications for Theatre Program Director (full-time, tenure-track position) starting in August 2020. The Program Director supervises undergraduate students in: Theatre; musical theatre; theatre education 7-12; and arts administration/theatre degree programs. The ideal candidate will be a generalist with a background in both the performance and technical aspects of theatre education, and will be able to lead a theatre program that balances training in performance and technical areas.


  • Educational:

    Ph.D. or MFA in theatre or related field required

  • Work Experience Requirements:

    Candidate must possess strong administrative and communication skills (written and oral) and the ability to promote professional partnerships with area schools and professional agencies. A strong record of scholarly and/or creative work is essential. Successful collegiate teaching experience is preferable.

  • Essential Elements:

    Teaching academic courses according to expertise; advising and mentoring theatre majors; recruiting; auditioning prospective students; directing and producing most theatrical works; and integrating theatre productions into the academic program. The Program Director oversees all theatre productions and is responsible for the theatre budget.

  • Other Elements:

    Marywood University is an independent, comprehensive, Catholic University. The campus is located in a residential area of Scranton, PA with easy access to the Pocono Mountains, about a two-hour drive from New York City and Philadelphia. Affordable housing in attractive communities with good schools is readily available. The University enrolls approximately 2000 students in more than fifty-five undergraduate programs and approximately 500 graduate students in 33 Master’s and Doctoral programs. For information about the Theatre Program at Marywood University, please visit marywood.edu/mtd.

Candidates must submit the following materials electronically via the link to apply below: Letter of application and résumé, including contact information for three current references should be directed submitted.  Review of applications will begin on November 18 and continue until the position is filled.

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