Instructor, Youth Theatre

Posted: 01/03/2023

Instructor, Youth Theatre

The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Theatre seeks applicants for a four-year term appointment as Instructor of Youth Theatre, starting in August 2023, with course assignments in Theatre History. Primary teaching responsibilities include Creative Drama, Theatre for Youth, and Theatre in Education; teach additional coursework in Theatre History, Introduction to Reading Playscripts; observe communication, theatre, and teaching students in field teaching assignments; and work with the department to continue opportunities for community outreach centered on the described course activity.
The Department of Theatre mounts two main stage productions per semester and regularly pursues youth-oriented work as part of the season. The dynamic Drama/Theatre for Youth program has established extensive community outreach throughout northeastern Iowa via touring productions, in-school and on-campus workshops, and intensive work with Cedar Valley youth with exceptionalities, especially those on the Autism spectrum. The department hopes to expand this program in order to enhance our capacity for community engagement that highlights inclusion and diversity. The program will be renamed to Theatre for Youth and Communities.
The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a more diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become a more equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build a more inclusive teaching and learning environment.
Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs. The University's attractive size, approximately 9,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been consistently recognized as one of the "Best Midwest Universities" by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres. For more information, visit
The successful candidate must hold an MFA or PhD (including ABD) in a theatre-related field (or equivalent terminal degree) by August 2023. Required qualifications include teaching experience at the university or college level plus at least two years of experience working with youth in a theatre setting. Teaching as a graduate assistant will be considered.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience delivering coursework in Theatre History.
Applications received by January 17, 2023 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to Mark Parrott at 319-273-6833 or Pre-employment background checks required.
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

Type of Employment: Full-Time

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