The Boston College Theatre Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Theatre beginning August 2022. The rank is Assistant Professor, but appointment at the Associate Professor level will be considered for qualified candidates.
The Theatre Department offers a B.A. in Theatre as well as a Theatre minor and Educational Theatre minor. With eight full-time faculty and a technical theatre staff, the department produces a co-curricular season of six full productions (four faculty/guest-directed, two student-directed) in two theaters (a 500-seat proscenium and a black box studio). We have a strong commitment to teaching theatre as both a liberal art and a performing art and to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in what we teach, who we teach, and the theatre we make. We seek to understand theatre not only as a means of artistic expression and a form of entertainment but as a window onto history, a vehicle for social change, and a method of inquiry into all things human.
We seek an individual to teach practice-based courses in directing for the stage and academic courses in theatre/drama history and performance studies; direct productions on a regular basis; and supervise student directing projects. An M.F.A. and/or Ph.D. as well as teaching experience are required; professional directing experience is desired. The course load is 3/2 with a course release for directing.
Applicants will be evaluated on their potential to inspire creativity and intellectual curiosity in undergraduates, to invigorate our performance-production program with excellent productions, and to achieve distinction as a scholar and/or artist. In addition to practical courses in directing and theatre-making, teaching duties might include experimental, political, or popular theatre; courses that investigate race and gender or foreground BIPOC or non-Western performance traditions; and Introduction to Theatre (for non-majors).
Applicants should apply no later than November 1, 2021 via Interfolio. Required materials include a current CV; names and contact information for two references; a sample syllabus; a teaching statement that includes evidence of contributing to a diverse and inclusive academic community; a research/artistic statement that introduces professional theatre work and/or academic scholarship. In addition, two current letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by letter writers through the "request recommendations" link on Interfolio.
Boston College Theatre Department seeks a full-time Administrative Assistant. This person will report directly to the Chair of the Theatre Department and function as the operations, communications, and business manager for the Department and multiple aspects of its co-curricular six-play theatre season. In conjunction with the Chair, the Administrative Assistant serves as a department operational contact with the Office of Student Services, the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Service Center, the Morrissey College Dean's Office, Information Technology Services, and the Robsham Theater Arts Center (including the Box Office). This person monitors the Theater Department budgets and financial transactions. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for maintaining a comprehensive information system that includes course and room schedules; faculty, student, staff, and alumni records; marketing and publicity information for Department productions; and numerous budgets. The Administrative Assistant further supports the Department's mission by planning and managing special events; coordinating visits by prospective students; managing the Theatre Department annex in Rubenstein residence hall; maintaining the Department's website; and supervising student office assistants.
Department: 053601 - Theater
Position: 00011677 - Administrative Assistant - Theater Department
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $41,100 to $51,400; salary commensurate with relevant experience.
Possess strong skills in the following areas:
- Communication (written and verbal) and coordination with a wide range of people;
- Supervision of student employees;
- Maintenance of diverse schedules, records, budgets, and other systems;
- Proficiency with MS Office;
- A working knowledge of theatre organizations and university environments;
This is a 12-month position and may requires work into the evening or the weekend once or twice a month in support of Department programs and events.
Two years experience in an office setting or administrative support position. Bachelor degree preferred.
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
- Tuition remission for Employees
- Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
- Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Low-Cost Life Insurance
- Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
- Paid Holidays Annually
- Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
- Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook
Boston College conducts background checks including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity.