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Assistant Professor of Theatre
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McPherson College | McPherson, KS
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Job Description

McPherson College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in theater arts with an emphasis in scenic artistry.

We seek a Teacher/Practitioner to teach stage crafts, scenic design, scenic painting, and portfolio development and to serve as the scenic designer, master carpenter, and technical director for main stage productions. For the right candidate, the position may include load release or a stipend for community outreach and student recruitment. This is a nine-month appointment and starts in August 2018. This position is benefits eligible. A terminal degree in technical direction or scenic design is preferred. The right candidate will have a commitment to the liberal arts, will have demonstrated potential for teaching excellence, and will hold the ability to function collegiality in a small college environment. Located in central Kansas, McPherson College is a private, residential, liberal arts college of about 700 students. It is an Honor Roll member of the Chronicle of Higher Education's Great Colleges to Work For, scoring in each of the past two years at an exemplary level in regards to job satisfaction, work/life balance, teaching environment, professional/career development, tenure clarity & process, collaborative government, supervisor or department chair relationship, respect & appreciation, confidence in senior leadership, compensation & benefits, and facilities, workplace & security. Money Magazine recently recognized McPherson College as the best value in higher education in the state of Kansas.

A complete application package includes:

1.    A letter of application and detailed curriculum vitae
2.    A brief statement of teaching philosophy
3.    Three letters of recommendation
4.    Official academic transcripts for all relevant degrees (B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. or Ph.D.)

McPherson College is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse college community. McPherson College will recruit, hire, train and promote into all job levels the most qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, gender, marital status, veteran status, genetic information sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law except where a status is a bona fide occupational qualification. McPherson College will prohibit harassment against any applicant or employee, who is a member of one of these groups.

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About McPherson College

McPherson, Kansas is one of the best places to live in rural America. Set in the middle of one of the most fertile and productive agricultural regions of the United States, McPherson has developed into one of the most industrialized small communities in the nation.