Professor/Chair, Theater and Dance: University of Nevada


Professor/Chair, Theater and Dance

The Department of Theatre & Dance is entering a new phase of development. Expanded activities include the launching of a new dance major (fall 2017), development of an interdisciplinary musical theater emphasis, recent renovations of existing theatre spaces, and a planned renovation of dance spaces. To help shape this new era for the Theatre & Dance Department, the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for Department Chair. We expect the appointment will be at the rank of full Professor and will begin July 1, 2018.

The department is seeking a strong leader who brings relevant academic, artistic, and administrative experience to the position. The position is open to all areas within Theatre & Dance, although preference may be given to a candidate who complements the department’s current staffing and projected needs. The department chair is expected to provide academic and administrative leadership to 9 faculty members and staff, augmented by a variety of other performance and production professionals. The chair will teach three courses a year, and oversee departmental operations that include budgets, scheduling, and engaging in appropriate college level service. The chair will work closely with faculty in both Theatre and Dance to further drive the growth of majors and minors. While the position can be from any area within Theatre & Dance, the chair should have familiarity with standards and practices in support of specific degrees offered by the department. The chair is also expected to build and enhance relationships with college administration and the arts community to further strengthen the department’s research, artistic and teaching agendas. Finally, the chair should be prepared to continue advancing our commitment to increasing the diversity of our department community, research expertise, and curriculum.

The University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution of higher education and is one of eight institutions of higher education governed by the State of Nevada System of Higher Education. With a growing and increasingly diverse student enrollment of approximately 21,000 including over 2,800 graduate students, the University provides a comprehensive selection of degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. The University is currently classified (Carnegie) as “Research University/High” which places it among the top 200 colleges and universities in the United States. The University of Nevada, is located 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and within four hours from San Francisco and the Napa-Sonoma wine country.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.