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R#: 47435

POSITION: The Department of Theater at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track lecturer in the areas of African American Theater and Playwriting/Playmaking.  This is a one-year initial appointment with the possibility of renewal for an additional year beginning September 1, 2014. The Department seeks a candidate with experience in playwriting and/or playmaking, African American theater and/or African American cultural production and a demonstrated record of professional theater experience at the national level.   

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: M.F. A. in Theater or equivalent professional experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach courses in playwriting/playmaking and African American theater. Teach undergraduate courses as well as courses in the graduate MFA programs. Actively mentor Department graduate students in the Department’s newly formed Play Lab, which is committed to producing new work by emerging playwrights. Interact with the Department’s multicultural curriculum and public outreach initiatives.  This position is at the center of the Department’s growing interest in exploring and generating new theatrical works, both in workshop form and on our main stages as part of our production season.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please apply online and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (including email and phone contact information for references) and three current letters of recommendation to http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=44435.  The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 20, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

UMass Amherst is a member of the Five College Consortium along with Amherst, Hampshire, Smith and Mount Holyoke Colleges and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples.  UMass Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.


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