The Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University seeks qualified candidates for the position of Head of the Department of Theatre Arts with a start date of July 1, 2020. We particularly invite candidates who combine several important characteristics:
Housed in the Caine College of the Arts at USU, the Department of Theatre Arts has a long history of well-established and highly regarded programs. The new department head can expect to play a key role in positioning the department and the college among the major arts institutions in the nation. The department offers BA, BFA, and MFA degrees. The new department head will join a vital local and extended arts community, which includes the university-owned Lyric Repertory Company, a professional summer theatre. Located in Cache Valley, beautifully nestled in the mountains of northern Utah, the university sits adjacent to the Cache National Forest. The valley is a prime destination for outdoor recreation including skiing, hiking, biking, and camping.
Leadership experience in a theatre arts department; the ability to direct theatrical productions; commitment to development and promotion of undergraduate and graduate programs in theatre; a record of successful fundraising; a strong network of professional and academic relationships; experience with national theatre associations, such as NAST, USITT, ACTF, ASTR, AATE, VASTA and ATHE.
Along with the online application, please attach:
1) Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
2) Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
3) Statement of Leadership Philosophy to be typed/pasted at the end of your application
4) Names and contact information of three professional references to be entered at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.
The Caine College of the Arts seeks to make the arts more visible, more innovative, and more fully integrated into the intellectual life of Utah State University and the communities it serves. The Caine College of the Arts is a collaborative community, representing the collective strengths and voices of the arts and offers a means for connecting people and programs. The Caine College of the Arts offers: a visiting artist program that brings to campus nationally renowned artists and designers, award-winning faculty members, a world-class performance hall, internship assignments with prominent artists and designers, and international study opportunities. The Caine College of the Arts includes the Departments of Art + Design, Music, and Theatre Arts, and is closely affiliated with the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art on the USU campus.
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.
A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.
The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at: http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.
USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at https://equity.usu.edu/. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at: http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.
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