Sunday, December 28, 2008

Tucson: U of A seeking Director, School of Theatre Arts



Position Title

Director, School of Theatre Arts (Repost)  

Job Number



3506-School Of Theatre Arts  


Fine Arts  

Posted Rate of Pay


Exempt / Non-Exempt



Appointed: Administrator  

Job Open Date


Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

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(Continues until position filled)


Benefits Eligible


Full Time/Part Time

Full Time  

Days and Schedule to be Worked

M-F, 8:00 - 5:00  

Number of Hours Worked per Week


Limited to current UA employees only


Documents required to be attached electronically with this application

Letter of Interest
Statement of Research and Teaching Interests
Curriculum Vitae  

Documents that may be attached electronically or mailed directly to department per instructions below


Additional application instructions
(include instructions for submission)

Please include with the CV a list of 3 references with names and phone numbers.  

Position Summary

The University of Arizona College of Fine Arts seeks a dynamic, experienced and visionary Director to lead the School of Theatre Arts.

The School of Theatre Arts has been a free-standing academic unit for 71 years earning School status in 2001. It currently has (220) undergraduate majors and (20) graduate students and offers a BA in Theatre, BFA in Musical Theatre, BFA in Theatre Production (Acting, Design/Technology, Theatre History and Dramaturgy), BFA in Education and Outreach, MA in Theatre Studies and an MFA in Design and Technology.

The School of Theatre Arts is a member of the University/Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA), which serves to integrate the academic and professional theatres across the nation, and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).

The University of Arizona is one of only 62 members in the Association of American Universities, a prestigious organization that recognizes universities with exceptionally strong research and academic programs. With world-class faculty in fields as diverse as astronomy, plant science, biomedical science, business, law, music and dance, The University of Arizona offers a rewarding educational experience to all who choose to focus on excellence.

The University of Arizona is located in Tucson, Arizona, a city of approximately 1 million inhabitants that is 67 miles from the U.S. border with Mexico and is a growing economic and recreational center with a multicultural population reflecting the richness of the Southwest. Spanish, Mexican, and Native American influences mark a city that celebrates its differences and preserves its traditions, and provides a fitting backdrop for a university. The beautiful Sonoran desert, surrounding mountains, and more than 300 days of sunshine each year provide many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.  

Duties and Responsibilities

Candidate will provide leadership in the pursuit of current and new goals, including:

* Serve as the chief academic and administrative supervisor and chief fiscal officer of the School of Theatre Arts.
* Represent the School on the College of Fine Arts' team-based Strategic Planning Task Force and Executive Committee.
* Serve as Producing Director for the Arizona Repertory Theatre season and guide artistic vision in collaboration with Artistic Director.
* Provide leadership for the School's current and future curricular plans and development.
* Support and balance the needs of the School's divisions and programs.
* Serve as the primary advocate for the School in academia and in the community.
* Expand the School's ability to draw upon the resources of alumni, philanthropic, community and industry-based groups through creative entrepreneurship.  

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Not applicable for this position.  

Additional Minimum Qualifications

* MFA or PHD and evidence of accomplishments that merit appointment as a tenured full professor.
* Proven record of successful leadership in an organizational or administrative environment.
* Broad-based knowledge of theatre history and production that supports the high profile training programs.
* Demonstrated success in developing and supporting cultural and curricular diversity in the academic community.
* Experience and demonstrated success in fundraising, development and community outreach.  

Preferred Qualifications


Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arizona conducts pre-employment screening for all positions, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all new employees to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States.  

What kind of criminal background check is required for this position?

This position is security sensitive due to title or department and requires a finger-print criminal background check  

Supplemental Pre-Employment Screening


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Administrative and Professional

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