The School of Film, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, Clinical Assistant Professor of Stage Management for a nine-month, fixed term, renewable faculty position beginning fall 2020.The ideal candidate will seek to be a part of the ASU community that is identified "not by whom it excludes, but by whom it includes and how they succeed" as framed in our charter, and will have a record of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in their work. Additionally, the ideal candidate will hold fluency with current modes of educating stage managers, design and production students via culturally responsive approaches; have notable experience working on a range of projects; and hold a strong level of professional engagement as a stage manager for theatre and/or dance at a national level.
The Clinical Assistant Professor of Stage Management will work to advance the mission the School of Film, Dance and Theatre to increase and diversify numbers of first-generation graduates prepared to transform their fields and society. The candidate will be expected to facilitate the vision and voice of our students and their success through active mentorship and innovative new learning experiences that prioritize access and excellence in alignment with ASU and its charter and the Herberger Institute’s commitment to amplifying the projection of all voices.
We seek a professionally engaged, forward thinking, innovative, skilled stage manager/educator to assist in building an exciting curriculum of Stage/Arts Management courses across the disciplines of theatre, dance, and film. The ideal candidate is committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the classroom, rehearsal room, and profession and has a track record of working to advance these aims. The Clinical Assistant Professor of Stage Management will be dedicated to mentoring individual student growth, developing a broad understanding of the educational and cultural needs of ASU’s student demographic, and possess fluency in current stage management practices.Responsibilities include teaching three to four courses per semester; mentoring and supervising students involved in school productions and events, internships, and individualized projects; and serving as stage manager for productions and events. This new faculty member will work collaboratively with colleagues across the School of Film, Dance and Theatre to impact the breadth and depth of new course offerings for major and non-major students in both in-person and online learning environments. In addition to teaching, active participation in shared faculty governance and service within the school, Institute, and university is expected.