Assistant Professor of Critical Studies

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television

Department of Theater

The UCLA Department of Theater announces a tenure-track position in Historiography in relation to Theater and Performance Studies in the PhD program in Theater and Performance Studies and the MFA and Undergraduate sequence in Critical Studies of Theater. Assistant Professor level.

We are seeking a candidate who can teach approaches and theories of making and interpreting histories, archives, periodization, surrogation, and repertoires. The successful candidate’s area of specialization would be an example of conjunctive, or performatic histories, interdisciplinary or post-disciplinary agendas; a focus on diasporic, or minoritarian cultures; or the construction of temporalities around a performative subject/object. We desire a strong interdisciplinary approach to the study of performance.

The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding scholarship and teaching skills at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  S/he will be required to guide dissertations, teach doctoral level seminars and work closely with PhD students, as well as to teach critical studies and historical courses (both general and in the area of specialization) to performing arts students in a highly professional BA and MFA environment. Evidence of publication and conference participation required.

We seek a scholar attuned to interdisciplinary collaboration with the various areas of the Department of Theater; the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media; as well as across the College of Letters and Sciences and professional schools.  Ph.D. required.  Appointment at Assistant Professor level. Duties to commence Academic Year, 2014-2015.

Deadline: Monday, Mar 31, 2014

Applicants: Please apply at

Submit electronically cover letter, CV, and one published article or book chapter (no more than 40 pages). Please address cover letter, CV and names of references to Professor Sue-Ellen Case and Professor Patricia Harter — Co-Chairs of the Search Committee.

The University of California, Los Angeles and the Department of Theater are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Internal Number: JPF00178


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