Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, Tenure-Track Faculty

Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN

ID: 7076081
Posted: March 16, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

University Expectation
MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.

Salary commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic Function
The Department of Theatre and Dance invites applicants for the position of department chair (#130005). Applicants must be eligible to meet the criteria for the rank of either associate professor or professor. Expedited tenure upon appointment possible. Start date for the position is August 1, 2021.

The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of scholarship/creative activity and/or service to the profession, dedication to quality instruction and effective mentorship, a commitment to broad student success initiatives, a collaborative leadership style, and the ability to inspire faculty, staff, and students across the dance and theatre disciplines. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the skills to manage the details of operations while focusing on long-range plans to sustain the growth and excellence associated with the department. Teaching responsibilities will be in the theatre program and will be determined by the candidate's academic background and skills.

MTSU serves as host to the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts, a summer residency program, and the annual Tennessee Thespian Conference. MTSU is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and is seeking accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Dance. For more information, visit

Required Education
Terminal degree in Theatre or closely related field by appointment date

Other Desirables
Candidates who possess prior administrative experience, experience with fundraising, and NAST or NASD standards and processes will receive special consideration

Documents Needed to Apply
In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, a statement of Teaching Philosophy, and their Creative Activities List.


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