Assistant Professor and Director of Theatre

FLSA Employment Category: Salaried; Exempt; Faculty; 9 months

DEPARTMENT: Theatre and Dance


The Alma College Department of Theatre and Dance seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty appointment to lead and grow its small but active theatre program. This position begins in August 2024 and incorporates student instruction as well as directing department productions.


Teaching responsibilities include acting, directing, theatre history and courses within the successful candidate’s areas of expertise. Typical teaching load is six units per year. Production responsibilities include directing up to two shows each year and mentoring student directed productions. Additional duties include mentoring students, serving on department and college committees, participating in student recruitment and advising.


A terminal theatre degree and college-level teaching experience along with professional experience, is required. Competence in one or more areas of technical theatre and experience directing classical as well as contemporary plays is preferred.


Interested candidates need to email the following documents attached in Microsoft Word or PDF format: C.V. including website; a cover letter; a statement of teaching philosophy; contact information for three professional references, to: Alma College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs ( Letters of recommendation will be solicited from selected applicants at a later stage in the process. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

For more information on the Alma College Theatre program visit:

Alma College is classified as a selective Baccalaureate College: Diverse Fields by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders, Alma’s students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. For more information visit

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