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Assistant Professor (Performing Arts)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Arts and Sciences
Date Posted:
December 19, 2016
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins January 30, 2017
Salary Information:
Competitive and commensurate with training and experience.
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General Funds

Other Conditions:
Appointment to begin August 2017, pending position clearance and availability of funds..
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. The successful candidate will work collaboratively in the Performing Arts Department to train students in a broad range of knowledge and skills in theatre performance, production, and scholarship. A teaching load of nine credits will be required per semester, including courses in the major core of the Performing Arts Degree, such as Introduction to Theatre and Beginning Acting. Additional upper division course work will include Stage Directing, Acting Troupe, and Drama in Education. Direct two major productions (including at least one musical) per year. Activities to also include recruitment of majors and community outreach to public schools and community-based theatre.
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Ph.D. or MFA in Theatre from an accredited university with coursework in acting and directing. Substantial professional and performance experience. Three years of college-level teaching in drama and/or other performing arts areas. Directing experience at the collegiate level, including musical theater. Demonstrated experience in student recruitment and community outreach.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Teaching collegiate-level drama classes in specialty areas such as acting Shakespeare, costuming, makeup, musical theatre performance, playwriting, styles of acting, and/or survey of dramatic literature. Demonstrated professional-level directing experience in theater with a Hawaiian or Pacific focus, or other ethnic theatre. Evidence of cross-discipline work with dance and music programs. Evidence of teaching in a diverse multi-cultural environment.

To Apply:
Submit a letter of application addressing the minimum and desirable qualifications, official transcripts, CV, three sample syllabi of courses taught, and three current letters of reference (which may be sent independent of the other materials). All requested documents/information become the property of the University of Hawai?i at Hilo. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No electronic submissions.
  1. Search Committee, Asst Professor of Performing Arts, #84213
  2. Humanities Division
  3. University of Hawaii at Hilo
  4. 200 W. Kawili Street
  5. Hilo, HI 96720-4091
  1. Seri Luangphinith; 808-932-7217;

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