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Adjunct and Guest Artist Positions- Theater Arts

Arcadia University

Post Date: Apr 30, 2024


The Theater Arts program at Arcadia University is establishing a pool of applicants to fill potential part-time temporary teaching, production personnel and guest artist positions. Application submission to the part-time pool is open to qualified and competent experts, who possess skills, education, and experience in academic and/or professional areas. All part-time faculty, production personnel and guest artists are responsible for providing our students with a high-quality learning environment, while utilizing their focused expertise and experience in their individual classrooms, studios, and online platforms. Postings are for potential part-time, non-benefited, positions during the 2024-2025 academic year.

The number of part-time instructors hired by the department varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the program. When a position is available, qualified applicants may be contacted for an interview and asked to submit further documentation. While there may not be immediate openings, the hiring manager will review applications when openings do occur.

Location: Glenside


Major Responsibilities for Adjunct Teaching Faculty:
Instruction in both traditional and non-traditional learning modes
Instructional preparation
Assessment of student performance; including submission of final grades in a timely fashion
An obligation on the part of faculty member to be available to students by appointment when mutually convenient
Other duties as required Potential hires for the courses/subject areas are listed below, but this list is not all inclusive. Other courses/subject areas may become available within the department.

Areas of priority for 2024-25 include:
Stage Movement
Acting and Auditioning
History of Musical Theater

Major Responsibilities for Production Personnel and Guest Artists:
Representative positions that may become available include, but are not limited to:
Accompanist, master electrician, scenic carpenter, scenic painter, director, choreographer, music director, lighting designer, costume designer, sound designer, scenic designer, intimacy director and fight choreographer and are assigned by department operational need and candidate qualification.

Required Qualifications for Adjunct Teaching Faculty:

  • Appropriate level of experience and/or master's degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree or commensurate, high level professional
  • Required Qualifications for Production Personnel and Guest Artists:
  • Expertise and experience in field sought
  • Experience working in Professional or College Theater or Musical Theater program

How To Apply

Application Instructions:

  • Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to the hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.
  • Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides a values-based educational experience by placing students at the center. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 13 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" for eight consecutive years. The University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report, which cites Arcadia for being among the top study abroad programs and among the "most innovative," and "best value" colleges. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Through its community of practice and commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) and to combating anti-Black Racism, Arcadia has made facilitating a safe and welcoming environment a priority. Learn more about our vibrant community at www.arcadia.edu.


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