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Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater (Acting)

Date Posted: 01/29/24

Wabash College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting for the Fall 2024 semester, beginning July 1 and ending December 31, 2024. We seek an artist/educator with an active creative practice interested in exploring performance in a liberal-arts context. Responsibilities would involve either: teaching three courses in acting and physical performance at various levels and approaches; or teaching two such courses, and directing a production for our mainstage. We welcome applicants who also work in physical theater, new media, dance, voice, acting for the camera, and stage combat. 


An MFA, PhD, or DFA with a focus in Acting or Directing is required. Previous college-level teaching experience and a minimum of five years of professional acting and/or directing experience are highly desirable.

In the midst of a strategic transformation to advance the success of first-generation students, students of color, and students from low-income families, Wabash College is committed to attracting and effectively supporting faculty from all backgrounds, including academically and culturally diverse faculty. More than 25% of our students are federal Pell Grant recipients, one-third of our students are first-generation college students, and about 20% of our students identify as domestic students of color. Wabash has been home to the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies for more than fifty years, is a member of the USC Race and Equity Center’s Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, is a top-60 Liberal Arts College according to U.S. News, and is a member of Colleges That Change Lives.

Applications, including a letter of application, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, two or three examples of syllabi from previous courses taught, email addresses for three persons who will submit confidential letters of recommendation, and at least two representative examples of production work (such as photos, professional reviews, or Vimeo links to filmed clips of a particular project) should be submitted online at Review of applications will begin March 1, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. James M. Cherry, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department, at Application questions may be directed to Ms. Julia Phipps, Academic Administrative Coordinator,

Wabash seeks faculty and staff who are committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful experiences that prepare students for life and leadership among diverse populations around the globe. Wabash is an equal opportunity employer.


Ms. Julia Phipps
Academic Administrative Coordinator
Wabash College
P.O. Box 352
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

For general questions about the position or the department, contact:

Dr. James Cherry
Department Chair


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