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Department Head - Theatre and Dance

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

First date of consideration will be February 19, 2018, and will continue until the search is completed.
Must provide three professional references and provide name, title, address, phone number and email address. The system will allow you to enter this information. In addition to this function you may also upload a document with this information using the "Other Document - 1".

Direct all inquiries to Dr. Julie Combs, Department Head, Search Committee Chair, Department of Music, Missouri State University. Email: JCombs@MissouriState.edu

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Department Head - Theatre and Dance
Work Location Springfield Campus
Department College of Arts & Letters Administration
Pay Grade Unclassified
Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.
Faculty Appointment Type Tenure Granted
Term (if applicable) 12 month
Begin Date of Appointment 07/01/2018
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
General Function

The Department Head is responsible for administering an academic department within a college which may include and is not limited to, faculty recruitment and development, faculty evaluation, program development, program review, curriculum development, student advisement, departmental budgeting and budget control, class schedule planning, and general supervision of the teaching, research, and service and related scholarly activities of the department.

Description of Primary Duties

The Department of Theatre and Dance is one of seven departments in the College of Arts and Letters. The Department Head provides active leadership in recruitment and retention, curriculum development, hiring and evaluation of faculty and staff, leading diversity efforts, and serving as producer for Tent Theatre. The Department Head also provides leadership to all areas of the department, including BA, BS, BFA, and BSE programs.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Department Head are prescribed by the College Dean in concert with guidance from the Provost. A demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse environment is required.

Additional Qualifications

Candidate must have a terminal degree (doctorate or 60-hour MFA) in theatre or dance and meet the criteria to be tenured as a full professor in the department of Theatre and Dance. Must have significant comprehensive leadership experience, including responsibility for recruitment, evaluation of personnel, guiding curriculum development, and budgeting. Demonstrated support of initiatives in arts education in theater and dance professions. Must demonstrate commitment to providing a diverse and collegial environment. Must be successful in teaching, research, and service and have excellent communication skills.

Link to Job Description http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21254.htm
Open Date 12/13/2017
Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled)
Special Instructions to Applicants

First date of consideration will be February 19, 2018, and will continue until the search is completed.

Must provide three professional references and provide name, title, address, phone number and email address. The system will allow you to enter this information. In addition to this function you may also upload a document with this information using the “Other Document – 1”.


Direct all inquiries to Dr. Julie Combs, Department Head, Search Committee Chair, Department of Music, Missouri State University. Email: JCombs@MissouriState.edu

EO/AA and Diversity Statement

Non Discrimination Statement
Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 314, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, JillPatterson@missouristate.edu, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Detail

Posting Number 20170086FTF
Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/37438

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts - 1
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts -2
  2. Unofficial Transcripts -3
  3. Other Documents -1
  4. Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)
  5. Letter of Recommendation-2 (Non-confidential)
  6. Letter of Recommendation-3 (Non-confidential)