Director for the SDSU’s School of Theatre

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    Job Description

    The College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts at San Diego State University seeks a Director for its School of Theatre, Television, and Film, effective August 1, 2018.

    The Director of the School of Theatre, Television, and Film will provide visionary leadership while working collaboratively with the faculty and staff to foster innovative curriculum and teaching, strong research and creative activity, and engagement within the university, in the community, and across the professions served by the School.

    Duties and Responsibilities 

    • The Director is the chief administrator of the School and works with faculty, students and support staff in programs offering undergraduate and graduate degrees.
    • The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts and represents the School to both on-campus and off-campus stakeholders.
    • While retaining ultimate fiscal responsibility, the Director supervises the strong support personnel responsible for departmental budgets and for facilities management; coordinates class schedules and curriculum; builds and sustains relationships with alumni and with philanthropic and corporate communities for fundraising, and develops long-term strategic plans in consultation with faculty and staff.
    • The Director will be the person primarily responsible for expressing a vision for the future of the School. The successful candidate will bring professional values that strengthen inclusion, diversity, equity, and access across the broad constituencies served by the School.

    Rank and Salary

    Faculty appointment with administrative responsibilities and eligible for appointment to the rank of full professor. Salary nationally competitive.

    The School of Theatre, Television, and Film is committed to practicing policies of inclusion, equity, diversity, and access in student advising, faculty hiring and mentoring, and the tenure and promotion process. We encourage applicants whose teaching experience and/or research activity demonstrate a commitment to working with underrepresented populations and communities. Please visit our website for information about the School and its programs.


    1 Minimum Qualifications

    • The successful candidate is expected to hold an MFA or Ph.D. in a field of television, film, and/or theatre arts, or hold a terminal degree in arts management related to these fields.
    • The candidate must have experience in university-level teaching and a record of research / creative activity, or equivalent professional experience in institutions with national scope, that justifies appointment as a full professor with tenure in the School.
    • Experience in academic administration with additional professional management in the Theatre, TV or Film industries strongly desired.
    • The successful candidate will bring demonstrated experience in community outreach and community relations and will possess the interpersonal skills and abilities needed to be effective in fundraising.
    • Experience in working with diverse student populations.

    2 Desired Experience and Interests

    In addition to the above qualifications, we invite candidates who share many of the following
    experience and interests:

    • Background in creative work that may include hands-on experience in film and/or theatre and/or digital media production that indicate significant achievement.
    • A wide cultural frame of reference in the arts and humanities, encompassing media arts and theatre, as well as related fields of art, music, and literature.
    • Successful experience in international / intercultural outreach.
    • Ability to oversee a variety of operational staff whose responsibilities include professional theatres, television studios, production facilities, equipment checkout, editing bays, classrooms, and studio spaces.
    • Leadership experience, or membership and activity, in appropriate professional organizations.
    • Experience working with academic budgets and revenue sources.
    • Demonstrable talent in consensus building, strategic planning, visioning, and innovation.
    • Experience in a robust theatre, tv and/or film production program as a producer, director, and/or designer.
    • Demonstrated understanding of the distinct needs of different programs within the School and the ability to integrate program strengths to achieve the School’s mission.
    • A commitment to transparency and to shared governance.
    • An understanding of the responsibility of a public university to encourage and support freedom of expression and academic freedom.

    Required skills