Arcadia University

Job Description: The Theater Arts program at Arcadia University is establishing a pool of applicants to fill potential part-time temporary teaching, production personnel and guest artist positions. Application submission to the part-time pool is open to qualified and competent experts, who possess skills, education, and experience in academic and/or professional areas. All part-time faculty, production personnel and guest artists are responsible for providing our students with a high-quality learning environment, while utilizing their focused expertise and experience in their individual classrooms, studios, and online platforms. Postings are for potential part-time, non-benefited, positions during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Location: Glenside


Major Responsibilities for Adjunct Teaching Faculty:

  • Instruction in both traditional and non-traditional learning modes
  • Instructional preparation
  • Assessment of student performance; including submission of final grades in a timely fashion
  • An obligation on the part of faculty member to be available to students by appointment when mutually convenient

Other duties as required Potential hires for the courses/subject areas are listed below, but this list is not all inclusive. Other courses/subject areas may become available within the department.
Areas of priority for 2023-24 include:

  • Lighting Design
  • Musical Theater performance
  • Acting
  • Global/World Theater (particularly non-white/non-western artists and cultures)

Major Responsibilities for Production Personnel and Guest Artists:

  • Representative positions that may become available include, but are not limited to:
  • Accompanist, master electrician, scenic carpenter, scenic painter, director, choreographer, music director, lighting designer, costume designer, sound designer, scenic designer, intimacy director and fight choreographer and are assigned by department operational need and candidate qualification.


Required Qualifications for Adjunct Teaching Faculty:

  • Appropriate level of experience and/or master's degree.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Terminal degree or commensurate, high level professional

Required Qualifications for Production Personnel and Guest Artists:

  • Expertise and experience in field sought
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in Professional or College Theater or Musical Theater program

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience working in Professional or College Theater or Musical Theater program

Application Instructions:

  • Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to the hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.
  • Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides a values-based educational experience by placing students at the center. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 13 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" for eight consecutive years. The University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report, which cites Arcadia for being among the top study abroad programs and among the "most innovative," and "best value" colleges. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Through its community of practice and commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) and to combating anti-Black Racism, Arcadia has made facilitating a safe and welcoming environment a priority. Learn more about our vibrant community at

Our belief and experience is that there is strength in diversity and we are committed to building a welcoming and inclusive environment for students and employees alike. We are a community built on varied experiences and perspectives that beneļ¬ts from open-minded discussion and cultural humility. Guided by our University's values, we are committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, and we are working towards dismantling anti-Black racism/white supremacy and other forms of interpersonal and systemic discrimination and oppression.

We welcome candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, service, and/or lived experiences to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The successful candidate will include a statement of interest demonstrating examples of ways they will incorporate our values. in their teaching and scholarly work through application, methodology, content, and/or inclusion of students from diverse backgrounds pursuing research/creative work.

At Arcadia University, our JEDI principles (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) are the foundation of our highly regarded, values-based learning community, which reflects the world in which we want to live. As such, Arcadia actively seeks and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, gender identity, military or military veteran status, disability, family medical or genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. All offers of employment are conditional based on the successful completion of a background check. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background check.

The number of part-time instructors hired by the department varies from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the program. When a position is available, qualified applicants may be contacted for an interview and asked to submit further documentation. While there may not be immediate openings, the hiring manager will review applications when openings do occur.

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