Assistant Professor of Theatre

Penn State University

Penn State Abington
Campus City:
Abington, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Penn State Abington
Arts and Humanities


Pennsylvania State Abington College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Theatre at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin fall 2020. Successful candidates will be teaching artists who: hold an MFA or PhD in Theatre or related field, have a record of professional acting and/or directing experience and have a record of excellence in teaching a range of theatre and performance topics at the undergraduate level. Areas of expertise are open, but candidates with a demonstrated interest in community engaged theater and evidence of successful collaborative partnerships with other academic units and the community are especially encouraged to apply. Responsibilities include teaching a 3/3 load comprised of a variety of undergraduate courses in their areas of expertise, including acting courses at various levels; mentoring and advising students in their academic and creative activities; maintaining a record of professional theatre activity and original research; and contributing service to the college, university, and profession. A key responsibility of the position is the coordination and direction of theatrical productions on our campus. Located roughly 15 miles north of Philadelphia, Abington College serves a racially and ethnically diverse student body of nearly 4,000 undergraduates, including a significant proportion of first-generation, nontraditional, and international students. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to innovative, engaging, and student-centered learning and teaching that is responsive to the needs of diverse students in a major metropolitan area. Review of applications will begin November 10 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should electronically submit: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy related to the teaching of acting at the undergraduate level and names and contact information of at least three professional references. Application material must be submitted on-line through Preliminary interviews will be held via Zoom. Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you have questions about this position, contact Dr. Friederike Baer, (, Interim Division Head for Arts and Humanities. For more information about the college, visit our website at:

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088