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Assistant/Associate Tenure Track Faculty Position and Head of BFA Program in Stage Management

Full-Time Faculty Position / Program Head Stage Management

Assistant/Associate Tenure Track Faculty Position and Head of BFA Program in Stage Management. The Theatre School at DePaul University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track professor to serve as head of its renowned BFA Stage Management program. The Theatre School is an urban multicultural conservatory located in the heart of Chicago's vibrant theatre community. The ideal candidate will be collegial, a visionary, a leader, an accomplished professional, and a great teacher. Position begins September of 2022.


Candidates for consideration will possess the following qualifications:

  • Evidence of teaching experience that can translate to undergraduate training;
  • Demonstrated success with mentoring talent at early stages of professional artistic development
  • A current, ongoing, and recognized theatrical practice of at least 5 years;
  • Demonstrated expertise in a variety of live event management
  • Evidence of a multi-cultural perspective in candidate’s body of work, including working with diverse populations
  • A commitment to continued work in the profession;
  • Professional experience equivalent to and/or a terminal degree in Stage Management or related fields
  • A working knowledge of theatrical union agreements and practices
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing personal practice, craft, and artistry
  • Evidence of unwavering commitment to collegiality and collaboration
  • Ability to expand the existing expertise and competencies of the current faculty
  • Clear and human-centered communication skills
  • A commitment to imagining the theatre of the future and making it happen
  • Proficiency in current industry-related technologies;

Because the school seeks faculty members who bring a critical perspective to issues of diversity and multiculturalism, DePaul University offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income, or military status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local EEO laws. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities (may include, but are not limited to):

  • BFA Stage Management Program leadership;
  • Teaching all levels of undergraduate stage management students
  • Advising students on academic progress
  • Mentoring and advising on student production work
  • Commitment to on-going evaluation of the stage management program;
  • Commitment to world-class stage management training;
  • Recruitment of new students;
  • Internship coordination and supervision;
  • Hiring and supervision of adjunct instructors;
  • Fostering relationships with alumni, as well as national/local theatres to establish internships and other collaborative opportunities for students;
  • Participate in school, university, and community service;
  • Ongoing demonstration of professional activities;
  • Stay current with accepted industry protocols and standards.

The Theatre School at DePaul University educates, trains, and inspires students of theatre in a conservatory setting that is rigorous, disciplined, culturally diverse, and that strives for the highest level of professional skill and artistry. Central to our mission is a commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and equality in education. As an integral part of the training, The Theatre School produces public programs and performances of a wide repertoire of plays-classic, contemporary, and original-that challenge, entertain, and stimulate the imaginations of our artists and audiences. We seek to enhance the intellectual and cultural life of our university, our city, and the profession.

DePaul University is a thriving multi-faceted Catholic, Vincentian, and urban university with ten colleges, seven campuses, and enrollment of over 20,000 students. The Theatre School, located on the university’s Lincoln Park campus two miles north of the Chicago Loop, enrolls 400 students in 15 undergraduate and 3 graduate programs. Our faculty (30 full-time and 60+ part-time) includes leading Chicago theatre artists across all disciplines. Faculty members are active participants in the vibrant Chicago theatre community.

Application and deadlines: Applications are only being accepted via Interfolio. Required materials include a cover letter, most recent CV, and Teaching Statement. As part of your cover letter, please address how your current work, including creative activities, teaching and service would advance the Theatre School’s commitment to promoting access, equity and inclusion for all individuals. Include a list of three references. Please note that letters of recommendation will be requested later in the process. Applications are only being accepted via Interfolio For best consideration the application should be submitted by January 3, 2022. Application closes at 11:59 p.m.

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago, IL