Assistant Professor in Theater Education and Performance

The George Mason University School of Theater seeks qualified candidates for the Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Theater Education and Performance. The program has cultivated and maintained excellent relationships with the metro-D.C. area school systems, an area known for high-quality schools and strong support of Theater Arts and arts education. Graduates of the School of Theater program have consistently found employment in their field. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will work closely with the College of Education and Human Development and local school districts to manage and coordinate placements for undergraduate- and graduate-level licensure candidates. In addition to demonstrated commitment to high-quality teacher preparation, the successful candidate will have experience in the following areas:

Teaching and/or administering Theater Arts at the Pre-K to 12-level; Teaching college-level courses in Theater Arts methods for pre-service teachers; Navigating Virginia Department of Education regulations and requirements for state licensure; Managing field observations and internship assignments for teacher candidates; Implementing assessment tools and analyzing resulting data for pre-service teachers; Supervising and providing support for pre-service and in-service Theater Arts educators; and Academic and professional leadership, with a record of—or strong potential for—research and scholarship.

Required Qualifications:

MEd. & MFA; Three years of university teaching experience; and Experience teaching, acting, and/or directing.

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD. & MFA; Five years of university teaching experience; and Secondary area of expertise.

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