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Assistant Professor (Chinese Theatre)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
Arts and Humanities, Department of Theatre and Dance
Date Posted:
October 15, 2018
Closing Date:
Continuous - application review begins January 04, 2019
Salary Information:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Monthly Type:
9 Month
Tenure Track:
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General Funds

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. •Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialty, Asian theatre history, directing, and others as needed
  2. •Chairing dissertation and thesis committees, and advising and mentoring MA, MFA and PhD students
  3. •Plan, fund raise for, implement and oversee artist residency programs and Chinese theatre productions as needed by the Asian Theatre Program and Department.
  4. •Oversee guest directors of Asian Theatre productions as needed.
  5. •Contribute to the relevant field(s) via scholarly and creative endeavors. Maintain an active program of extracurricular academic or creative research and/or publication.
  6. •Serve on graduate, departmental, college, and university-wide committees.
  7. •Participate in university/departmental responsibilities, such as: attending departmental meetings, faculty meetings, season selection/scheduling meetings, design meetings, and production meetings.
  8. •Other duties as assigned by Chair
Minimum Qualifications
  1. •Ph.D. in relevant field in hand
  2. •3 years of relevant teaching at post-secondary level (full-time or equivalent experience)
  3. •Experience directing and producing xiqu
  4. •Proficiency in written Chinese
  5. •Fluency in spoken Mandarin
Desirable Qualifications
  1. •Record of successful fundraising and/or grant writing
  2. •Secondary area of expertise in Korean, Vietnamese, South or Central Asian theatre
  3. •Teaching experience in culturally diverse environments
  4. •Evidence of successful collaborative creative work
  5. •Publications in relevant refereed journals
  6. •Affiliations with relevant professional/scholarly organizations
  7. •Extensive experience directing and producing xiqu
  8. •Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching
  9. •Demonstrated ability to interact with, mentor and train, supervise, and/or collaborate with a variety of individuals, including colleagues, students

To Apply:
Submit 1) cover letter detailing how you meet minimum and desirable qualifications in the order listed above and are qualified to perform duties; resume; graduate school transcripts (copies are acceptable; however, original transcripts will be required at time of hire); names and contact information (street and email addresses, phone numbers) of three references; and one-page statement of teaching philosophy. Application materials become the property of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Application Address: Dr. Kirstin Pauka, Chair of Search Committee, Asian Theatre Program, Department of Theatre and Dance, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1770 East-West Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822. All materials must arrive together by mail or email.
  1. Dr. Kirstin Pauka, Chair of Search Committee
  2. Asian Theatre Program, Department of Theatre and Dance
  3. University of Hawaii at Manoa
  4. 1770 East-West Rd
  5. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Kirstin Pauka; 808-956-2587;

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