Department of Theater - Assistant Professor in Pasifika Theater and Performance Studies
University of California Los Angeles
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: 4755891
Department of Theater - Assistant Professor in Pasifika Theater and Performance Studies University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF08972
UCLA - Department of Theater - Assistant Professor in Pasifika Theater and Performance Studies
The UCLA Department of Theater seeks an assistant professor in Theater and Performance Studies; the position will also be affiliated with the Asian American Studies Center as part of the Native American and Pacific Islander Bruins Rising Initiative. The successful candidate will serve as one of the core faculty supervising UCLA's PhD in Theater and Performance Studies program, as well as teaching undergraduates and participating fully in a department that serves undergraduate, MFA, and PhD students. The appointment is held in the Department of Theater while service commitments will cross the Department of Theater and the Asian American Studies Center. Duties to commence Academic Year, 2024-25.
The UCLA Department of Theater has a long and demonstrated commitment to equity and diversity in academia and the performing arts and we welcome applications from underrepresented communities.
The search committee and the Department of Theater at UCLA acknowledges our presence on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples.
QUALIFICATIONS A terminal degree in a relevant field is required. Preference will be given to applicants who have a PhD in Theater & Performance Studies. The candidate should explain an anticipated career trajectory as a scholar. Applicants must also demonstrate evidence of research, publication, and/or community engagement in Theater & Performance Studies and Pacific Islander Studies.
SELECTION CRITERIA Research, publication and/or community engagement emphasis on Indigenous Pacific Islander and Pasifika Theater, Performance, and Theories is required.
Demonstration of commitment to one or more Indigenous Pacific Islander/Oceania communities.
Evidence of conference participation in the fields of Theater and Performance Studies as well as Pacific Islander Studies (understood broadly in a comparative and intersectional frame).
Candidates should have a strong commitment to academic publication and professional activity (inclusive of community engagement) that demonstrates the promise of excellence in the scholarly field of Theater and Performance Studies and Pacific Islander Studies (and/or allied disciplines such as Dance, Gender Studies, Religious Studies, etc.).
Ability to teach critical studies and historical courses (both general and in the area of specialization) to performing arts students in professionally oriented BA, MFA, and PhD programs. There is the possibility of teaching artistic practice as well.
Capacity to guide PhDs dissertations and otherwise guide and mentor PhD students. Capacity to work collaboratively with colleagues and commitment to administrative work. We are interested in applicants who will imagine theater practice in novel ways and will open understandings of performance.
We seek a scholar attuned to interdisciplinary collaboration with the various areas of the Department of Theater; the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media; the Center for Asian American Studies; as well as across the College of Letters and Sciences and professional schools. Appointment at Assistant Professor level.
RANK/SALARY We are seeking applicants who qualify for an appointment to a Senate Faculty position in the University of California. A reasonable estimated salary range for the position is $107,700 - $128,000, inclusive of the salary scale and off-scale salary
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINE To apply, please submit: Cover letter (should include statement of demonstrated commitment to one or more Indigenous Pacific Islander communities) CV Writing sample up to 8000 words or portfolio that demonstrates the selection criteria (4-6 images or up to ten minutes of video sent as a link) Sample syllabus, for grad or undergraduate classes Statement of contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion. Reference check authorization release form Contact information of three references.
Please address your materials to the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Professor Sean Metzger.
Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration materials must be received by Dec 15, 2023.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION The University of California, Los Angeles, and the Department of Theater are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of professional activities and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. School: [http://www.tft.ucla.edu] Center: [https://www.aasc.ucla.edu/]
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.