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New page for next job season: Theatre 2013-14

2012-2013 Theatre / Performance Jobs (for the 2013-14 Academic Year)Edit

Last Year's Page: Theater 2011-2012

To market yourself and promote your CV to academics in the field, you can create a profile in Theatre or Dance section of Academic Room.

StatsEdit

Demographics (or, who's looking). Please update your "status" and the total.

Academic Credentials:

  • ABD = 12
  • PhD = 25
  • MFA & DFA = 1
  • MFA & ABD = 2
  • MFA & PhD = 8
  • MA & MFA = 3
  • MFA = 26
  • MFA & Voice Certification: 3
  • MA = 3
  • MDanceSt = 1
  • TOTAL = 83
    • NOTE: This listing doesn't add to the "TOTAL" so please retabulate when you add yourself to one of the categories.

Current Position Held:

  • Assistant Professor (current) = 11
  • Associate Professor (current) = 6
  • Full Professor (current) =
  • Non-Tenure Track Instructor/VAP (current) = 20
  • Full-Time College Theatre Staff= 1
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow = 2
  • HS Theatre & CC Adjunct = 4
  • No Position Currently = 21
  • Graduate Student = 6
  • Just Looking = 5
  • Theatre Department Staff/PT Faculty= 1
  • Search Committee Member = 2
    • We pride ourselves on this wiki being an open and transparent resource as we share information with one another. If you are a search committee member associated with any of the positions listed below, please respect our community rules and anonymity.
  • TOTAL = 76
  • NOTE: This listing doesn't add to the "TOTAL" so please retabulate when you add yourself to one of the categories.

Jobs Accepted by Members of this WikiEdit

This section is to document the number of positions listed on this year's Wiki that have been accepted by Wiki members.

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship =1
  • Lecturer/Instructor =
  • Visiting Assistant Professor = 1
  • Assistant Professor = 11
  • Associate Professor or Above =
  • TOTAL  = 13
    • Congratulations!!

Types of Positions Being SoughtEdit

Feel free to indicate multiple categories. In other words, if you are a single applicant who is applying for Lit/Crit jobs and Directing jobs, you should tally yourself in both fields.

  • Generalist = 24
  • Acting = 15
  • Playwriting = 2
  • Directing = 18
  • Voice & Speech = 5
  • Dramaturgy = 7
  • Lit/Crit/History/Theory = 18
  • Performance Studies = 9
  • Dance Studies = 2
  • Design =
    • Costume Design =1
    • Scenic Design =
    • Lighting Design = 1
  • Technical Direction =
  • Theatre Education = 2
  • Arts Administration = 2
  • Department Chair =4

American University Cairo - Assistant Professor DesignEdit

  • The American University in Cairo Theatre Program, a division of the Department of the Arts, seeks a qualified Visiting Professor of Design, to begin September 2013. This is a one-year sabbatical replacement position for the 2013-2014 academic year. Faculty ranking and salary will be determined by the applicant's qualifications. Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester in design, technical theatre, introduction to theatre, and/or other courses within the applicant's specialization. There will also be responsibilities each semester in the production area, either designing shows or supervising student designers.
  • Requirements: The ideal candidate will have completed an MFA in scenic and/or lighting design and have a minimum of three years of university teaching experience.
  • Additional Information: Priority will be given to applications received before March 3, 2013.
  • Application Instructions: All applicants must submit the following documents online: 

    a) a current C.V; 
 b) a letter of interest; 
 c) a statement of teaching philosophy; 
d) a completed Personal Information Form; 
e) Please ask at least three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to hussref@aucegypt.edu.
    Finalists will be asked to provide a portfolio of their creative work.

Arizona State University - Assistant Professor Interdis Arts & Perf [CAMPUS INTERVIEWS]Edit

  • The New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences of ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in The School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies. As an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance, applicants must have an earned doctorate relevant to interdisciplinary approaches in music/theater performance, history, and/or theory, and a record of research, performance, and teaching appropriate to the position. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly and creative research, teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Performance (IAP) program, as well as administer to the IAP Capstone and Senior Professional Internships program requirement. Applicants must send a letter of application, statements describing research and/or creative program, and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and samples of two pieces of scholarship and/or creative activity.
  • Send all materials electronically to: Jamie.Howell@asu.edu. Please reference job #10272 in your submission.
  • Application deadline: January 11th, 2013.
  • Anyone know where the original ad appears?
  • Artsearch but I just checked and it's on their website as well
  • Thanks!
  • Any news on this? (2/22) x2(3/14)
  • None here--I wonder if music people are getting a response or if the search is just taking awhile.
  • campus interview scheduled for mid-april (3/22)

Ashland University - Assist Professor, Scenic & Lighting Design (search complete, offer accepted)Edit

  • ASHLAND UNIVERSITY Department of Theatre seeks applicants for tenure track Assistant Professor of Scenic & Lighting Design, beginning August 2013. Primary responsibilities include: teaching courses in Scenic & Lighting Design, Visual Art of Theatre, Stage Management and Theatre Aesthetics in an undergraduate BA program; the designer will function as Scenic & Lighting Designer for a 4 show departmental season and supervise student designers and stage managers. The position requires the ability to design and execute designs. Expertise in one or more of the following areas desirable: sound design, scenic painting, properties. The candidate should have demonstrated commitment to teaching and be able to show evidence of teaching effectiveness. MFA and professional experience required. Continued professional work expected.
  • Review of applications will begin Jan. 14, 2013 and continue until filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, digital portfolio of realized designs and three letters of reference to: Dr. Teresa Durbin-Ames at tdurbin@ashland.edu.

Ashland University - Assist Professor, Acting & Directing [POSITION FILLED]Edit

  • ASHLAND UNIVERSITY Department of Theatre seeks applicants for Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Acting & Directing, beginning August 2013.
  • Primary responsibilities include: teaching courses & program development in acting and directing areas for undergraduate BA program, direct 1 - 2 shows each academic year, academic advising and mentoring of students. Additional responsibilities may include: teaching acting for non-majors, theatre aesthetics, vocal expression of literature, coordinating biannual student directed one-act festival. Expertise in one or more of the following areas desirable: Stanislavski, Michael Chekhov, musical theatre, voice & dialect work, improvisation, devised theatre, Shakespeare, movement for the actor, dance. The candidate should have demonstrated commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and be able to show evidence of teaching effectiveness. MFA and professional experience required. Continued professional work expected.
  • Review of applications will begin Jan. 14, 2013 and continue until position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference to: Teresa Durbin-Ames at tdurbin@ashland.edu.
  • Received an email 4/3 saying they have hired someone. 120 applicants.

Auburn University - Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre [POSITION ACCEPTED]Edit

  • Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant or associate professor beginning fall, 2013, contingent on funding.
  • Teach theatre history, directing, script analysis, and intro to theatre, in addition to advanced topical seminars.
  • Also serve as artistic advisor to the College of Liberal Arts diversity-oriented theatre company.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in the department's directing rotation and possibly teach courses in additional areas of specialty.
  • PhD or MFA in theatre, college teaching experience, and prior record of artistic/scholarly achievement required.
  • Professional experience beyond the academic arena preferred.
  • Starting date August 16, 2013.
  • To apply: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com. Cover letter and CV required.
  • Address letters to Dr. Chase Bringardner, Search Committee Chair, Auburn University, Department of Theatre
  • Review of applications begins March 22, 2013, and will continue until a candidate is recommended for appointment or funding is terminated.
  • Request for Skype interview - 3/29 (x3)
  • Campus Interview Invite - 4/8
  • A colleague of mine has been offered the job and has accepted it.

Ball State University - Assistant Professor, Musical Theatre VoiceEdit

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/MUSICAL THEATRE VOICE Tenure-track faculty position available August 16, 2013. Responsibilities: teaching voice lessons within the department's musical theatre option; serving as a musical theatre accompanist; teaching additional courses in sight singing, basic musicianship, and ensemble singing; participate in advising, auditioning, and committee work of an academic department.
  • Minimum qualifications: master's degree or higher in voice or theatre related field to be completed by August 1, 2013; substantial experience as a voice teacher and musical theatre accompanist; ability to work collegially within a liberal arts setting.
  • Preferred qualifications: MFA in musical theatre or DMA in vocal performance to be completed by August 1, 2013; substantial experience as a musical conductor, voice coach, and/or stage director of musicals; three years of teaching at the college/university level; proven record as an established professional within the musical theatre field. The department maintains an active role in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and supports the continuing development of the department's Senior Showcase Programs in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Theatre and Dance programs are NAST/NASD accredited.
  • Send one-page letter of application, resume and curriculum vitae, one-page teaching philosophy within a BFA voice curriculum, the names and contact information for three references, and a certified transcript of the highest degree earned to: Michael Elliott, Chair, Musical Theatre Voice Search Committee, Department of Theatre and Dance, BALL STATE UNIVERSITY, Muncie, IN 47306.
  • Review of applications will begin January 28, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. (www.bsu.edu).

Belmont University - Assist Professor Musical TheatreEdit

  • BELMONT UNIVERSITY. Tenure track, beginning August 2013. Position will serve as Coordinator of Musical Theatre and Artistic Director of two musical theatre productions per year and teach undergraduate voice to Musical Theatre majors. Must be thoroughly familiar with the repertoire of musical theatre and have professional experience in musical theatre, recent experience preferred. Must have a background in classical vocal repertoire and pedagogy particularly as applicable to musical theatre.
  • DMA, or progress toward a terminal degree preferred, master's degree required. Collegiate teaching experience required.
  • To review the full position description and complete the online application, see the Open Position Listings at https://jobs.belmont.edu. An electronic version of a cover letter, curriculum vitae (include detailed professional credits), and list of references with contact information must be attached in order to complete the online application. One or more DVDs must be submitted that demonstrate the candidate's professional performance skills; a production for which the candidate has served as musical, theatrical, and/or artistic director; and a voice lesson in which the candidate demonstrates sound pedagogical practice.
  • Review of applicants begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Belmont University - Assistant Professor of Theatre [CAMPUS INTERVIEWS]Edit

  • Source: Chronicle
  • Application Deadline: Open
  • Position: The purpose of this new position is to teach coursework in theatre history, literature, criticism, script analysis, dramaturgy, research methods, and coursework in the general education core. This position will also oversee a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Drama program and the theater core in the four BFA programs in the Department of Theatre and Dance.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge - Must demonstrate evidence of a strong background in theatre research, publication, and scholarship. Must have experience in Bachelor of Arts in Theatre program development. Must be thoroughly familiar with the principles, methods, and current developments in the areas of theatre history, literature, criticism, dramaturgy, script analysis, and world theatre with at least one specific area of concentration or knowledge. Skills and Abilities - Must demonstrate significant teaching skills with a strong foundation in Theatre History and Literature, script analysis, dramaturgy, and world theatre. Must possess the exceptional ability to guide and develop a growing Bachelor of Arts in Theatre degree collaboratively with colleagues. Must possess significant understanding and demonstrable ability in the practice of teaching. Must possess a strong, student-centered approach to pedagogy. Must have a working knowledge of the art of playwriting. Must possess the requisite experience and expertise to serve as a qualified dramaturge for Main Stage Theatre productions as well as serve as faculty mentor to student dramaturges. Must exhibit exceptional organizational skills with a keen eye for essential nuances. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Must have the ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate students. Must have exceptional skill in the use of computers and Internet resources especially as it relates to faculty research and the mentoring of student research and scholarship. Must have the ability to learn relevant sections of Belmont University's online integrated database systems for student records management. Must have the ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner. Must have the ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and special topics courses. Personal Characteristic - The University seeks a person of Christian faith and commitment to the mission of the University.
  • Experience: At least 3 years of teaching experience at the collegiate level is required.
  • Education: Ph.D. or progress toward a doctorate is required.
  • Additional information: While completing the online application, applicants will be required to explain how their knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared them to contribute to a Christian community of learning and service. Applicants could include, for example, a statement of how their Christian experience (academic, intellectual, or personal) would shape their role at Belmont. Applicants will also be asked to include a brief statement of teaching philosophy. An electronic version of your CV, cover letter, and a list of three professional references with contact information including phone and email must also be attached in order to complete the online application process. All requested documents must be attached in order to complete the online application process. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The position start date is August 1st, 2013. The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.
  • Job Functions: Teach 24 credit hours per year including coursework such as Theatre History I & II, Dramatic Literature and Criticism, Play Analysis, The Theatre Experience, First Year Seminar, Junior Cornerstone, and World Theatre. Advise and mentor students in research and other class-related and non-class related projects. Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the Department. Engage in scholarly activity and professional development. Actively participate in recruiting efforts for the Department. Participate in departmental work as appropriate. For example, engage in departmental and interdepartmental collaboration to benefit the program, college, university and students. Work collaboratively on Department productions especially in relation to the art of Dramaturgy.
  • Apply Online: https://jobs.belmont.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1354288758283
    • contacted for skype interview next week (2/9 x2)
    • contacted for campus interview (3/4)

Boston University - Assistant Professor of English, Drama and Performance [OFFER ACCEPTED]Edit

  • Source: InsideHigherEd
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2012
  • Appointment Status: Full-time, tenure-track, pending budgetary approval, begins July 1, 2013
  • Responsibilities: Duties include teaching courses in modern and/or contemporary drama and performance, with a strong capacity to teach in a related literary field.
  • Qualifications: Doctoral degree required by time of appointment.
  • To Apply: Send cover letter, vita, and 2-page description of dissertation or major publications by November 1, 2012, preferably as email attachments to ensearch@bu.edu, c/o Professor Laurence Breiner, Search Committee Chair. You can also send the material to Department of English, 236 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215.
  • Department Website: http://www.bu.edu/english/
  • Just tried to apply and it pinged back as having an incorrect email address. Anyone else tried?
  • The correct address is actually ensearch@bu.edu
  • Status
    • acknowledgement of receipt of materials 10/12 (email) (x2 10/19)
    • request for recommendations and writing sample 11/16 (email) x6
    • (Anyone else notice that the letter with the request now describes the position as "open" and not "Assistant"?)
      • I had not, but I assumed that "open" meant "vacant" in this case. Then again, I'm new here.
      • Let's hope.
      • I am pretty sure it means "open" as in "vacant."
      • Rejection email, 12/7 (Had you been asked for more materials?) No.
      • Request for MLA interview. (x3 12/18) (by phone or email?) By phone.
      • Invitation by phone for a campus interview (x 2 1/5)
      • Campus visits underway
    • Rejection received by email (3/6)

Bowdoin College - Assoc/Full Professor Scholar/PractitionerEdit

  • BOWDOIN COLLEGE Department of Theater and Dance invites applications for a tenured faculty position - associate or full professor beginning July 1, 2013. Either 1) scholar/practitioner of theater or theater and dance, working in history and criticism, or 2) artist/scholar in digitally-mediated performance. Depending on specialization, the successful candidate might offer courses in theater/dance histories and theories, writing or devising for the stage, cross-cultural performance, live performance and digital media, history of stage technologies, critical writing on media, lighting and sound. Normal teaching load at Bowdoin is four courses per year, one of which might be production-related for this position.
  • PhD in Theater, Dance, or Performance Studies preferred - MFA considered. Demonstrated record of excellent teaching in higher education and of scholarly and creative achievement required. We seek a consensus-builder with strong leadership skills, committed to the liberal arts ethos, passionate about teaching undergraduates, and committed to ongoing scholarly and/or creative engagement. The successful candidate expected to contribute to departmental productions, co-mentor and collaborate with studio-based colleagues, and be committed to pluralistic institutional governance. Expected to take on duties of department Chair within one or two years of appointment. Chair positions normally rotate every three years. Bowdoin College is committed to supporting creative work of faculty, and encouraging interdisciplinary initiative. Theater and Dance has five ongoing faculty members and a full support staff, a 600-seat theater, a fully equipped black box, dedicated scene and costume shops, and several studios and rehearsal rooms.
  • Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions: https://careers.bowdoin.edu. Submit letter of application stating motivation for teaching at a small liberal arts college, vision for a department of theater and dance, curriculum vitae, and names of three references.
  • Review of applications begins December 15, 2012. Open until filled. http://www.bowdoin.edu/academic-affairs/curriculum-teaching/recruit/theaterdance-tenured.shtml.
  • Form rejection letter. (Late Feb)

Bridgewater State University-- Assistant Professor, Theater History and Criticism (Tenure Track) [CAMPUS VISIT]Edit

  • Source: Higheredjobs.com
  • Application Deadline: Not listed.
  • Appointment Status: Assistant Professor, tenure-track
  • Responsibilities: Teach upper-division theater history courses, senior seminar, play analysis and core curriculum theater courses, including First and Second Year Seminars. Direct one production annually for one-fourth of annual teaching load, with a possibility of teaching playwriting. Continuing scholarly activity, participation in professional organizations, advising undergraduate students and active participation in departmental and university-wide professional activities.
  • Required qualifications: Earned Ph.D. (doctorate) in Theater, emphasizing theater history and dramatic literary analysis and a record of college teaching experience. Experience directing college or professional level productions. Preferred qualifications: Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching and advising and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of scholarly activity, and a commitment to public higher education.
  • To Apply: Interested applicants should apply online at http://jobs.bridgew.edu
  • Phone Interviews - Dec 18 & 19 (x4)
    • what date were you contacted for the interview?
    • This past Wednesday (12/5).
    • Anyone heard anything about campus visits here?
    • Found out today that they contacted my references this morning (2/6). Guess they took some time off.
  • Contacted for campus visit (2/20)
  • I was contacted by email today asking for permission to contact my references. I'm a bit confused as I was not contacted for a campus visit. (3/12) x2
  • In response to above: some schools (to save $$) invite one candidate for a campus interview at a time. If things don't work out w.the first, then they'll go back to the pool and invite another. Perhaps that happened here.
  • Thanks for the info. I have now been contacted for a campus visit. (3/29)
  • Any news on this one?
    • It's June and I have heard nothing from this school. I was on their short list, did a phone interview with them in December, they asked for my permission to talk to my references three times (but never did), then went on radio silence (no responses to any email inquiries), and yet still no news about a hire. 
  • I spoke with them in mid-April after an on-campus visit in early April. I was told off-the-record that they had made an offer at that time and it was accepted. I have not received anything official yet.

Brigham Young University - Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies [POSITION FILLED]Edit

  • Source: Chronicle
  • Deadline: 11/12/2012
  • Qualifications: -- PhD in Theatre Studies or related field. (Must be completed by August 2013.) -- Strong teaching and mentoring credentials. -- Strong and promising record of research and publication. -- Directing, devising and/or dramaturgy experience recommended
  • Duties/Responsibilities: Teach in and supervise undergraduate and graduate core theatre studies courses including intermediate and advanced courses in theatre history/ theory/criticism and additional courses in areas such as directing, devising and/or dramaturgy. Supervise graduate students. Maintain significant, ongoing scholarly research and publication. Contribute to department initiatives in theatre history/theory/criticism, directing, devising and/or dramaturgy. Generate creative work in related area(s) as determined by the department.
  • Application Process: Please complete an online faculty application and attach a letter of intent, a current CV, and statement of teaching philosophy. In addition, please provide contact information for three professional references. Scholarly writing samples can also be submitted with your YJobs application or mailed directly to the department. Please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent by November 12, 2012, to Theatre Studies Faculty Search Committee, Theatre and Media Arts Department, D-581 HFAC, Brigham Young University, Provo UT 84602 or emailed to elizabeth_funk@byu.edu.

Bryn Mawr College - Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing [SEARCH POSTPONED]Edit

  • Source: Higheredjobs.com
  • Application Deadline: December 1, 2012
  • Appointment Status: Full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, begins July 1, 2013.
  • Responsibilties: The position involves directing theater productions and teaching courses in at least two of the following areas: directing; acting and physical theater; dramaturgy and playwriting. In addition, the candidate may teach courses in other areas of interest. We seek a practicing artist or artist/scholar whose work and teaching will engage students in both creative and intellectual aspects of the artistic process.
  • Required qualifications: strong college/university teaching experience, demonstrated practice as a director or originator of theater work, and commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. Candidates must have completed requirements for a terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) by the start date.
  • To Apply: Submit a letter of application including a CV, a statement of teaching interests and a statement of artistic and/or research plans, and arrange for three (3) letters of reference to be sent by standard mail to: Professor Mark Lord, Theater Program, Bryn Mawr College, 101 North Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899. Electronic submissions not accepted. The search committee will begin reading applications November 15, 2012. Applications received by December 1, 2012 will receive full consideration.
  • Department website: www.brynmawr.edu/theater/

Has anyone heard anything? 

  • Not a peep.
  • Haven't heard anything, though I know someone from Bryn Mawr looked at my linkdin page.
  • Been a while now...anybody heard from them?
  • Nope.
  • Concluded.
  • rejection by email 4/4
  • No hire made at this time; no further information available [4/6]
  • Did anyone ever get a phone call from them? Did the search fail, or did the line get killed I wonder?

Buffalo State College - TT Position - Acting/Voice [POSITION FILLED]Edit

  • Source: Highered
  • Closing Date: Open until filled.
  • Appointment Status: Full-time tenure track position in Acting/Voice to begin August 2013. Interested applicants must have experience as educator/artist and be committed to teaching in a liberal arts setting. Responsibilities include teaching in the Acting and Voice/Movement sequences; directing one main stage production per year; collaborating through production and rehearsal process; support of department and institution through committee work.
  • Required Qualifications: MFA in acting, documented training in voice/movement; directing experience at the college/professional level; experience teaching acting and voice/movement at the college level; commitment to the college mission, vision and values.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Expertise in one or more of the following: Linklater, Feldenkrais, Alexander, and/or specialized acting techniques (i.e. mask, combat), musical theater direction, experience in vocal/signing work, experience working with culturally diverse/underrepresented groups.
  • To Apply: Cover Letter
    Curriculum Vitae (academic)
    Names and contact information for 3 professional references
  • Online Application: https://jobs.buffalostate.edu
    • Phone Interview 12/12 (x2)
    • Campus Interview 2/13, 2/5
    • Position offered and accepted

Carnegie Mellon University - Associate Professor of Acting [OFFER ACCEPTED]Edit

  • Source: ArtSearch
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2012. The search will remain open until the position is filled.
  • Appointment Status: Full time, tenure-track position at level of Associate Professor, begins August 2013.
  • Responsibilities: Candidates should be able to teach a range of acting styles and methodologies and support collaborative interactions between faculty, staff and students.
  • Qualifications: Ideally, applicants should have at least five years teaching experience plus substantial professional acting/directing credentials.
  • To Apply: Please send cover letter, detailed CV, teaching philosophy, and list of three references by November 1, 2012 to: Search Chair, Barbara Mackenzie-Wood, Raymond W. Smith Professor of Drama, School of Drama, Purnell Center for the Arts, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Inquiries by email to drama-relations@andrew.cmu.edu or 412-268-2068.
  • Department Website: www.drama.cmu.edu/
  • As someone who has been on search committees, sometimes the committee is completely hamstrung by very particular HR departments that forbid them from making any sort of response to these questions. Don't take it personally.
  • This is the same exact job ad they posted (and filled) last year. Any inside info on why they are looking for the same thing again?
  • This is not the same position as last year. Last year was an Assistant with less teaching experience. This year they are looking for a master teacher to replace a faculty retiring.
Has anyone heard anything?
I called to get some idea of timetable, call was not returned. 2/20
I emailed for info and got no reply

Carnegie Mellon University - Associate Professor of Costume Design [OFFER ACCEPTED]Edit

  • Source: ArtSearch
  • Application Deadline: November 1st, 2012
  • Appointment Status: Full time, tenure-track position at level of Associate Professor, begins August 2013.
  • Responsibilities: The position is Pittsburgh-based requiring strong and present advisement of students in class and in production. The successful candidate will join the dynamic costume area team comprised of three faculty and four permanent staff members.
  • Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an accomplished ongoing national/international career in costume design for a minimum of ten years and experience teaching at the university level. Applicants should hold an MFA degree. First hand experience with forward thinking performance practices in several genres is highly desirable such as theatre, opera, television and film. Additional expertise and ability to teach the following is desirable: costume history, Photoshop, figure drawing, devised projects.
  • Application Instructions: Send cover letter, detailed CV, teaching philosophy, and list of three references by November 1st, 2012 to: Professor Susan Tsu, Search Chair, School of Drama, Purnell Center for the Arts, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Send inquiries to Head of Costume Area, Professor Susan Tsu, at stsu@andrew.cmu.edu or 412-268-3130.
  • Department Website: www.drama.cmu.edu/
    • phone interview scheduled for Nov 28th!
    • received a follow up email on Jan 25th saying that they are still reviewing applications.
    • [CAMPUS VISITS]
    • [OFFER ACCEPTED] (4/2) 

Carnegie Mellon University - Associate Professor of Dramaturgy [OFFER ACCEPTED]Edit

  • Source: Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Application Deadline: Oct. 1, 2012.
  • Appointment Status: Full-time tenure-track Associate Professor of Dramaturgy. The start date for the hire is Fall 2013.
  • Responsibilites: The ideal candidate will also have a minimum of three years teaching experience at the college level. We seek a dynamic, student-centered teacher who can offer undergraduate courses in Dramaturgy (possible topics include Adaptation, History of Theater, Theater Historiography, and Devised Theater) and Special Topics in Drama, as well as graduate-level courses in Performance History, Theory, and Criticism. In addition, we seek a knowledgeable professional who can advise undergraduate majors in production dramaturgy and augment our success in connecting students to professional opportunities and resources. The position is Pittsburgh based.
  • Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a national or international profile in production dramaturgy, literary management, and/or as a professor of dramaturgy, as demonstrated by a record of accomplishment or publication in the field.Applicants should hold a Ph.D., or MFA with professional experience, and should have a strong background in theater history and knowledge of contemporary playwriting and new play development. In addition, expertise in the history of musical theater is desirable.
  • Application Instructions: Please send cover letter, detailed CV, teaching philosophy, and list of three references by October 1, 2012 to: Search Chair, Wendy Arons, School of Drama, Purnell Center for the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Inquiries by e-mail to drama-relations@andrew.cmu.edu or 412-268-2068. Carnegie Mellon University is an AA/EOE employer.
  • Department Website: www.drama.cmu.edu/
    • Received email confirming receipt of application materials. 9/28
    • 10/16, received email invitation to phone interview in early November.
    • Campus interview scheduled for late January (invitation received by email 12/10)
    • just now got an Affirmative Action survey via email. (3/28!)
    • [OFFER ACCEPTED] (4/2)

   

Carroll University - Lecturer in Theatre ArtsEdit

  • Source: Chronicle
  • Deadline: January 15, 2013 (Open Unil Filled)
  • Start Date: September 1, 2013
  • Position Description: The Theatre Arts Program in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Carroll University seeks applicants for a full-time Lecturer position beginning in Fall 2013.  Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications.
  • Qualifications:  Candidates should hold an MFA or PhD in Theatre, should demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate education, and have experience teaching theatre generalist students. Preference will be given to candidates with Dramaturgical, Directing, and/or Production Management experience.
  • Responsibilities: The teaching load is 16 credits (4 courses) each semester along with departmental service. Teaching responsibilities include, but are not limited to, Theatre History & Literature (2 course sequence), Writing for the Stage, Introduction to Theatre Arts Labs, and Freshman Cultural Seminar or Senior Global Perspectives Colloquium. 
  • The Program: The theatre arts program offers a broad-based major and minor intended to prepare students for continued engagement in the theatre arts, in arts management, or in graduate studies. Through traditional classroom work, participation in fully produced mainstage productions, a multifaceted student theatre season, and in-depth community partnerships, we strive to train the artist of today for the theatre of tomorrow.
  • Carroll University:  Founded in 1846, Carroll University is an independent, co-educational comprehensive university grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Carroll University is located in suburban Waukesha, 16 miles west of Milwaukee and 60 miles east of Madison. The University serves approximately 3,570 full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. The University, though intentionally ecumenical and non-sectarian in approach, is related to the Presbyterian Church, USA, employs a full-time chaplain and provides a spiritual life program.
  • Application Process:  Candidates must provide a cover letter summarizing their qualifications, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, three academic/professional references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please submit as email attachments (in Word or PDF format) to facapp@carrollu.edu with Lecturer in Theatre Arts in the subject line.  Review of applications will begin January 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Clark Atlanta University - Assistant Professor (Theatre History/Literature)Edit

  • Source: HigherEdJobs
  • Application Deadline: Screening for the position will continue until the position is filled.
  • Appointment Status: Tenure-track Assistant Professor, to begin fall 2013.
  • Responsibilities: The successful candidate will: Teach classes in Theatre History and Literature Research courses, Playwriting and Theatre Appreciation, Dramaturgy, African American Theatre, and Children's Theatre; will supervise Department Performance Arts Organization (CAU Players); will contribute to a program of scholarship within the discipline, and will be responsible for other performance-related activities within the department.
  • Qualifications: A PhD in Theatre History and/or MFA in Playwriting from an accredited institution; minimum of six years consistent university teaching experience; professional experience in area of specialization; and proven directing experience; research and experience in minority theatre preferred.
  • Application Procedure: Candidates should submit a letter of application, resume/curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a statement summarizing teaching philosophy to: Office of Human Resources
    Speech Communication/Theatre Arts Search Committee
    Clark Atlanta University
    223 James P. Brawley Drive, SW
    Atlanta, GA 30314. Application credentials may also be sent via email to jobs@cau.edu. Official transcripts are required at the time of employment.
  • Special Instructions: Specific questions regarding the position and applicant credentials should also be directed to: Mr. Gary Yates, Department Chair, Speech Communication and Theatre Arts at gyates@cau.edu .
  • Special Note: Established in 1988, Clark Atlanta University is the largest member among the nation's 39-member UNCF institutions, and the coeducational undergraduate institution in the prestigious Atlanta University Center, the world's largest consortium of African-American higher education. CAU is approved for listing as United Methodist Church-affiliated University by the University Senate General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church.
  • Department Website: www.cau.edu/Academics_Speech_Comm_Theater_Arts_Main.aspx

City College of New York - Assistant Professor of Acting the Classics, Voice and Speech [CAMPUS INTERVIEWS]Edit

  • The Department of Theater and Speech at The City College (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach undergraduate courses in Acting the Classics, Speech for the Stage, Intermediate Voice, Dramatic Text Analysis, and various levels and types of acting.
  • The successful candidate should be a skilled, creative pedagogue with deep training in one or more of the following: Linklater method, Skinner, Rodenberg, Lessac, Fitzmaurice, or other recognized methods of voice and speech development, as well as experience working in a range of classical material with actors and acting students. Teaching experience on a university level preferred.
  • The candidate should be as comfortable working with rank beginners as with seasoned professionals, as we are engaged in the long-term planning for MFA Programs in Acting, Directing, and Playwriting. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and teaching portfolio (including teaching evaluations and a statement of teaching philosophy). Minimum requirement is an MFA in the relevant field. Salary commensurate with experience. Submit your application online (Job Opening ID 7425) at: www.cuny.edu. In addition to applying online, please send materials to: Chair, Department of Theater and Speech, The CITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031. Please visit: www.ccny.cuny.edu/positions for additional information. Review of applications begins February 1 and will continue until position is filled.
  • Phone interview scheduled for 3/15
  • campus interview scheduled for mid-april (3/22)

City University of New York, The Graduate Center - Associate/Full Professor of Asian Theatre & PerformanceEdit

  • Source: CUNY HR
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled
  • Appointment Status: Tenured Associate or Full Professor, beginning Fall 2013 (a particularly strong candidate may be nominated as a Distinguished Professor)
  • Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of courses, including required core courses, as well as advise and direct a range of research projects. Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise as noted below. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.
  • Qualifications: Internationally recognized scholars whose work is transnational in scope are encouraged to apply. We are interested in candidates working within Asian theatre and performance, between Asia and the Americas, or on other issues related to the Asian diaspora and globalization. We wish to attract scholars who approach theatre and performance studies from an interdisciplinary perspective through historically and theoretically grounded research in cultural studies, critical race and/or ethnic studies, and/or the visual arts, music, and dance. For the position, a Ph.D. and extensive previous experience in all facets of a faculty position are required, with experience on thesis and dissertation committees preferred. Ph.D. degree in area(s) of expertise, or equivalent as noted below. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Minimum qualifications will include demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, and dedicated professional service.
  • Applications: Please e-mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references to [mailto: theatreprofessor@gc.cuny.edu theatreprofessor@gc.cuny.edu] . If necessary, applications may be sent by regular mail to: Ph.D. Program in Theatre, 365 Fifth Avenue, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, NY, 10016.
  • Department Website: CUNY Theatre Program

Clemson University - Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre, Directing Emphasis [CAMPUS VISIT]Edit

  • Missed posting this job when it came out, but thought people might want to know that they were in process now.
  • Contacted for phone interview (2/11). (x3)
  • Contacted for campus visit. (2/21).
  • Does anyone know if an offer has been made or if the search failed? I've heard nothing since February.
  • They completed the search, but apparently forgot to tell everyone that a decision had been made. (6/10). 

Colorado Mesa University - Assist Costume DesignEdit

  • The Department of Theatre Arts at COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITY, Grand Junction, Colorado invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Theatre: Costume Design.
  • Requires MFA in Costume Design; Evidence of 3 years of undergraduate level teaching desirable. Ideal candidate will have continued professional design experience.
  • Responsibilities: Teach a standard course load of 12 hours per semester in Costume Design, Costume History, Costume construction and other classes as needed. Design/construct a minimum of two productions per semester, supervise others. Additional committee assignments, recruiting activities, costume budget maintenance and departmental service required. The ability to mentor, educate, organize and mobilize students is essential to the position. This is a full-time tenure track appointment to begin in the Fall 2013.
  • To ensure consideration, apply by February 28, 2013. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualification. Excellent health and retirement benefits. Please visit: http://www.coloradomesa.edu/hr/newempl.html for complete details and how to apply

Columbia College Chicago - Assistant Professor Comedy Studies [DEADLINE PASSED]Edit

  • The Department of Theatre at COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO, an urban institution of over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students emphasizing arts, media, and communications in a liberal arts setting, is seeking applications for a Tenure-track faculty in Comedy Theory and Performance. Tenure track faculty teach three courses (nine credits) per semester, advise students, participate in college and departmental service and provide scholarly and professional contributions to the field.
  • Qualifications: Graduate degree or significant professional experience in writing, performance or direction for theater/performance. Expertise in contemporary practice in writing and performance technique for comedy. Progressive awareness of current and rapidly changing field of comedy in terms of the inspiration and delivery of material in live and media-driven performance. Demonstrated ability to initiate, develop and sustain partnership with organizations that are currently engaged in the creation and delivery of comedic material. Minimum of 1 - 3 years of teaching experience at the college level.
  • To view the complete advertisement and apply, please visit: https://employment.colum.edu (Job ID 100507). For full consideration, please apply by January 31, 2013.
  • Campus Interviews have taken place. [4/5]

Concordia University-Montreal - Irish Performance Studies (Tenure-Track Asst.) [POSITION FILLED]Edit

  • Source: H-Net Jobs
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2012
  • Appointment Status: Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position, normally at the rank of Assistant Professor, for July 1, 2013.
  • Responsibilities: The School of Canadian Irish Studies currently offers Minor and Certificate programs in Canadian Irish Studies, with a new Major set to commence in 2012-13. Additionally, faculty members in the SCIS advise and/or supervise MA and PhD students in several cross-departmental and interdisciplinary graduate program contexts. Beyond our formal academic programs, the SCIS sponsors a prestigious annual lecture series, hosts Visiting Scholars, provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students, presents an Irish Studies Seminar Series, organizes various community-outreach events, supports the publication of the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, and organizes international conferences and symposia (e.g. the 2011 CAIS and 2012 IASIL).
  • Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have proven expertise in Irish theatre, film, and/or other domains of performance studies such as dance, music or visual and media culture. She/he may also have a demonstrable profile in performance practice or research-creation, and in engaging student, community, and/or popular audiences. The candidate must have a completed PhD or equivalent, a multidisciplinary approach to his/her own field and to Irish Studies as a whole, a strong publication record, and evidence of teaching excellence. Administrative experience and community outreach are additional assets.
  • Applications must consist of the following elements: cover letter; curriculum vitae; copies of representative publications; a statement of teaching philosophy/interests; a statement of research achievements; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to: Dr. Michael Kenneally, Principal, School of Canadian Irish Studies, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., S-H 1001-11, Montreal, Qc. H3G 1M8. Michael.Kenneally@Concordia.ca, www.cdnirish.concordia.ca.
  • For additional information, please visit our website at artsandscience.concordia.ca.
  • NOTE: "All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity."
    • Rejection by email; position filled.

Connecticut College - Assistant Professor and/or Associate Professor [CAMPUS INTERVIEW]Edit

  • The Department of Theater at Connecticut College is seeking to fill two full-time faculty positions at the rank of assistant professor or early stage associate professor, to begin Fall 2013. We seek expertise in the following areas, and are especially interested in candidates with hybrid specializations: contemporary and diverse world dramatic literatures, theater history, criticism, playwriting, performance studies, or directing. Given these open areas of specialization and the characteristics of our department (described below), we are hoping to hire two new colleagues whose backgrounds will complement each other as well as those of the current members of the department.
  • Our ideal candidate for one of the positions will hold a Ph.D., with or without an MFA; our minimum requirement for the other position is an MFA, both with at least three years of teaching at the collegiate level. One of the successful candidates will regularly direct on the main stage. Including these two open positions, the department consists of four full-time faculty members, and we make use of frequent adjuncts, guest artists, designers and residencies. The departmental performances are supported by a Technical Director and Associate TD who provide the production services for the College. We serve enthusiastic and deeply curious students by maintaining an active production schedule and a comprehensive curriculum. The department sees the study of theater as elemental in the fulfillment of the College’s mission, "Connecticut College educates students to put the liberal arts into action as citizens in a global society." We have built a vibrant, spirited and creative department, and are committed to articulating new and imaginative ways to approach the field in the classroom, studio, and theater. We are seeking collaborative colleagues whose presence will be felt on campus, strengthening our already vital department and helping us to deepen our interdisciplinary partnerships, increase our connection to the area communities, engage in a continuing effort to marry the dynamic work of theater to the liberal arts, and make substantial contributions to the field. Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. Recognizing that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable, the College has embarked on a significantly successful initiative to diversify its faculty, student body and curriculum. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity. AA/EEO.
  • Tenure-track faculty members teach a 3-2 load (2-2 in the first year). In addition to providing ongoing strong support for teaching and research, the College offers the following resources for pre-tenured faculty: a summer stipend for the first two years, a supplementary research fund, and a semester’s sabbatical after a successful third-year review. An established record of professional achievement and evidence of ongoing creative and/or scholarly research in the field of theater is required and is given substantial weight in tenure decisions.
  • Please note that finalists will be asked to provide syllabi and work samples appropriate to their area(s) of expertise. Review of applications will begin on Monday, November 12, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Please send a letter of application that addresses your view of theater study within the liberal arts along with a statement of your teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference, in PDF, to: David B. Jaffe, Theater Department Chair
  • Phone interview scheduled, 12/17
  • Those who had phone interviews: any further word/news?
    • Nothing yet.
  • Campus interview scheduled, 1/14 (by phone and email)
  • rejection received (x3)

Coastal Carolina University - Assist Professor of Musical TheatreEdit

  • The Department of Theatre at COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre with areas of expertise in Choreography/Direction and Dance beginning Fall Semester 2013. This position will continue to refine and develop CCU's nationally prominent, dynamic and growing program in Musical Theatre, and will provide the next level of leadership as the department continues to provide professional training to select BFA candidates in Acting, Musical Theatre, Design and Technology and Physical Theatre. The Department is seeking a faculty member with significant professional experience as a Choreographer of musicals, an interest and/or experience in Directing and the ability to teach multiple styles of Dance. Duties include teaching dance classes and choreographing and/or directing in an active and growing production program. Potential candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and must foster a collaborative approach in their work.
  • Required qualifications: MFA in an appropriate area and/or equivalent professional experience. Professional experience as an actor/dancer and/or choreographer and/or director required. Demonstrated experience as an instructor at the university level is highly desired. Ability to teach a high level of dance for the Musical Theatre and direct and/or choreograph musicals.
  • Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application (outlining interest in the position, qualifications, and approach to teaching), a current CV, and transcripts of all graduate work (copies acceptable at this time) at: http://jobs.coastal.edu. Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by Jan. 15, 2013. Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is and EO/AA employer.

Coastal Carolina University - Assist/Assoc Professor of Theatre (Music Director) [PHONE INTERVIEW]Edit

  • The Department of Theatre at COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY invites applications for a tenure track appointment as an Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre. This position will continue to refine and develop CCU's regionally prominent, dynamic and growing program in Musical Theatre, and will provide the next level of leadership as the department continues to offer professional training to select BFA candidates in Musical Theatre and other disciplines. Duties include serving as music director each semester for departmental musical productions and yearly New York showcase; teaching courses which may include Musical Theatre History, Music Skills for Actors and Repertory for the Musical Theatre, and serving on department and university committees.
  • Required qualifications: MFA in an appropriate area, earned doctorate, or other equivalent professional experience as a music director/coach. Excellent keyboard and conducting skills required. Demonstrated experience as an instructor at the university level is highly desired. Additional qualifications: ability to coach Musical Theatre students in singing/acting, direct musical ensembles in the context of musical productions, and teach music skills for actors including sight singing. Coastal Carolina University, a public liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, enrolls more than 9,000 students from 48 states and 39 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and master's degrees. Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application (outlining interest in the position, qualifications, and approach to teaching), a current CV, and transcripts of all graduate work (copies acceptable at this time) at: http://jobs.coastal.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by Feb. 1, 2013.
  • a friend told me he had a phone interview w/o Feb 18

Culver-Stockton College - Assistant Professor Theatre [OFFER ACCEPTED]Edit

  • Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Theatre. This is a full-time tenure-track position beginning in the Fall of 2013.
  • The Theatre Department offers BFA degrees in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Arts Management, and baccalaureate degrees in Speech/Theatre Education and Theatre. This position requires a theatre generalist with an emphasis in theatre history, playwriting, secondary speech, theatre education and directing. Other responsibilities may include costuming, shop supervision and maintaining and building the College's strong and established theatre program. Active recruiting of students to the College, academic advising and college committee work is also expected. PhD or MFA are preferred, but ABD is accepted. The College is seeking an assistant professor with teaching experience, the ability to work effectively with students and colleagues, and a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education.
  • Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Dr. Dan Silber, VPAA, Culver-Stockton College, One College Hill, Canton, MO 63435. Electronic submissions to academicdean@culver.edu are strongly encouraged.
  • Culver-Stockton College is a coeducational community in affiliation with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) committed to educational excellence, personal development and integration of liberal arts with professional preparation.
  • Culver-Stockton College's brand is "Do Something Different", and that is exactly what the College did. Recently, Culver-Stockton College revised its curriculum to place an emphasis on experiential, hands-on learning. The college's curriculum includes an innovative academic calendar that divides the 15-week college semester into a 12-week term, during which students take several courses, and a 3-week term, during which students focus on just one course. Given this unique curriculum, students take advantage of many learning opportunities including immersion classes, research, internships and travel courses.
    • phone interview next week (2/7)
    • Position accepted, signed contract (3/22)
    • Congratulations!!!

Davidson College - Post Grad Fellow [OFFER ACCEPTED]Edit

  • The DAVIDSON COLLEGE Theatre Department is pleased to announce a two-year Andrew W. Mellon post-graduate fellowship to commence in August 2013. The Post-Graduate Fellow candidate must be able to teach classes in the following areas: Playwriting, production dramaturgy, current and/or historical theatrical practices of a non-western culture or US-based minority cultures, Asian, African or Native-American drama.
  • The Fellow must be able to direct a play, preferably one which is representative of U.S.-minority cultures and/or one from Africa, Asia, or the Middle East.
  • Expertise in acting, directing, physical acting styles, or other performance techniques not currently offered in our curriculum is a plus. The successful candidate will preferably have directing experience, teaching experience and will have completed a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) by August 1, 2013.
  • Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2013. Please submit letter of application, CV, two letters of recommendation and a list of plays you would consider directing (under the "Other Document" option) to: https://jobs.davidson.edu. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission. Interested applicants are invited to apply on-line at: https://jobs.davidson.edu.
    • Request for skype interview (2/6/13) X 3

Dean College - Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre [FAILED SEARCH]Edit

  • Teach in at least three areas of musical theatre, such as voice, dance, acting, or musical theatre history.
  • Evaluate and develop the musical theatre curriculum.
  • Teach vocal pedagogy.
  • Assist with auditions for entry to the School; and assist in recruitment, retention, and placement of students.
  • Dean College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre in its School of the Arts. We seek candidates who are outstanding educators with a passion for providing transformational learning experiences for our students, and who also have the energy, enthusiasm, and expertise to shape a growing Musical Theatre concentration with our Theatre Program.
  • The Theatre Program seeks a versatile instructor with a strong academic background in Musical Theatre who is able to teach in at least three areas of musical theatre, such as voice, dance, acting, or musical theatre history. The successful candidate will evaluate and develop the musical theatre curriculum, working collaboratively with the acting, musical, and vocal faculty; teach vocal pedagogy; assist with auditions for entry to the School; and assist in recruitment, retention, and placement of students. The candidate will teach four or five courses each semester, will also direct one musical theatre production per year, and guide workshops in musical theatre.
  • An MFA or terminal degree in theatre or musical theatre and professional experience is required. College teaching experience and experience teaching students with diverse learning styles is necessary. Experience with course management systems (i.e., Moodle) and instructional technology is essential.
    • Campus visit scheduled 02/2013
    • Does anyone know why the search failed? 
    • email said they were re-evaluating the needs of the department

Depaul University - Assist Professor Movement [DEADLINE PASSED]Edit

  • The Theatre School at DEPAUL UNIVERSITY invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in Performance, available Fall 2013. Responsibilities: Teaching eight classes per year in a range of levels in BFA and MFA Movement curriculum, directing once/year, advising, coaching/choreography, creative activities, and service.
  • Qualifications: TheTheatre School at DePaul seeks a full-time tenure-track movement teacher committed to training actors in a top-ranked MFA and BFA conservatory. The ideal candidate has: 1) a background in teaching an "expressive" form like LeCoq, LMA, period movement; 2) certification or significant experience in a "body-organization/self-use" form like Alexander, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Body-Mind Centering, yoga, Feldenkrais, Tai Chi, Gyrokinesis; and 3) some background in theatrical choreography. Minimum three years university teaching (or professional equivalent), MFA, advanced study, or commensurate experience in movement studies is necessary - this position requires diverse teaching techniques and ability to improve students' movement in a pedagogical progression. The school seeks persons with diverse and multicultural perspectives. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply. DePaul University offers equal employment opportunities to all persons in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local EEO laws. Rank and salary commensurate with experience. Application and Deadline: Applications must be completed online at facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50986 by submitting cover letter (which includes a personal statement and teaching philosophy) and CV/resume. Three letters of recommendation must be submitted online or mailed to: Dean John Culbert, The Theatre School, 2135 N. Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60614.
  • For best consideration, application should be submitted by January 3, 2013.

Duke University - Assistant Professor of Theater Studies [OFFER ACCEPTED]Edit

  • Source: Chronicle
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2012
  • Appointment Status: Full-time, tenure-track assistant professor, beginning Fall 2013
  • Responsibilities: Areas of teaching to be determined based on the candidates interests and experience.
  • Qualifications: We seek a scholar of theater/performance studies who combines promise of theoretical contributions in the field with commitment to research and teaching. Qualifications: Ph.D. required. Candidate must have an established publication record.
  • Application Procedure: Send vitae and 3 letters of recommendation to Neal Bell, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Theater Studies, Duke University, Box 90680, Durham NC 27708. Applications received by November 1, 2012 will be guaranteed consideration.
  • Department Website: http://theaterstudies.duke.edu
    • email acknowledgment of receipt of materials, with diversity survey link (10/30) (11/8)
    • did everyone get this email?
      • I did, 10/31
      • I have not 11/13
    • I heard they have 150+ applications and, as of 11/5, were still accepting materials
    • I did not get an email, but when I called (11/12) they were able to confirm receipt of materials
    • Phone interview scheduled (11/30)
      • anybody know how many they are doing phone interviews with and for when?
    • invititation for campus interview (12/20).
    • Email rejection (1/30) (x3)
      • Rejection email states they had over 200 applications for this position. 
      • did the email also say an offer was made?
      • No. It said they had "a short list of candidates to invite to campus for interviews."
    • Offer made and accepted.
      • Congrats!
      • It's worth noting the offer was made to an internal candidate within the department.

Eastern Kentucky University - Assoc/Full Prof, Coor Undergrad/Acting Prog HeadEdit

  • The Department of English and Theatre at EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY is seeking a 12-month, tenure-track Theatre faculty member at the Associate/Full Professor rank to serve as program coordinator of the undergraduate theatre program and/or head of the acting program. The position begins August 2013. Teaching responsibilities may include the Acting sequence, Voice and Articulation, Audition Workshop and Directing as well as directing for the EKU Theatre co-curricular production program. Position will lead a four-person faculty (plus staff) in all academic and financial business.
  • The successful candidate will have an MFA in Acting and/or Directing from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution by the time of appointment and at least three years of experience as a program coordinator or chair. Teaching experience is required and professional experience preferred. Service and scholarly/creative activity are required to earn tenure.
  • Review of Applications will begin Feb. 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • All interested candidates must apply at: jobs.eku.edu (search requisition #0612673).

Emerson College - Full Time Faculty Term Position, VoiceEdit

  • Department of Performing Arts, EMERSON COLLEGE. Boston, MA. www.emerson.edu. The Department of Performing Arts seeks to fill a full-time, term faculty position to teach undergraduate courses in voice and text and to serve as vocal coach for Emerson Stage productions. Term faculty positions are one-year, non-tenure track appointments, renewable for up to five years depending on the needs of the department and performance of the appointee. The appointment is for the 2013-14 academic year beginning August 28, 2013. Certification in the voice training methodology of Kristin Linklater is essential, and the ideal candidate will show familiarity with other significant voice, speech, or other training methodology such as Skinner, Lessac, Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, Rodenburg or Berry. In addition to Certification in Linklater Voice, the candidate must have experience teaching at the college or university level, and have experience as vocal coach for professional and/or university theatre productions. The ideal candidate will be a practicing professional artist; hold professional affiliations (AEA, SAG, ATHE, VASTA, etc.); and be an energetic and collegial collaborator. Master's or terminal degree in Acting, Voice, or related area preferred. For more information on how to apply, please visit the full job description at: http://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/5535.


Emory & Henry College - Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre [OFFER MADE/ACCEPTED]Edit

  • Source: http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000770169-01
  • Application Deadline: Review begins February 25, 2012 but continues until position is filled.
  • Appointment Status: Full-time, tenure-track assistant professor, beginning August 2013.
  • Qualifications: PH.D, MFA or MM, professional musical theatre experience, and college teaching experience required. This position requires a thorough knowledge of vocal pedagogy as applicable to musical theatre and classical repertoire. Position will serve as coordinator of the Musical Theatre Pre-Professional Track. Responsibilities include musical direction for a full-length musical stage production, private voice lessons, mentoring and advising musical theatre majors into professional musical theatre careers. This position will include other courses in theatre and/or music as the needs of the department and qualifications of the candidate indicate, including Voice for the Stage, Acting I, Dance, Aural Skills, or Opera Workshop. Keyboard skills and directing experience is a must. 
  • The theatre department at Emory & Henry offers a rigorous combination of traditional liberal arts and pre-professional training and is associated with the Barter Theatre, the State Theatre of Virginia, in nearby Abingdon, VA.
  • Application Procedure: Send letter of intent, current CV, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate level transcripts and a list of three references to Dr. David Haney, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Emory & Henry College, P.O. Box 947, Emory, VA 24327, or e-mail listed materials to facultysearches@ehc.edu. Review of applications will begin February 25 and will continue until the position is filled. Emory & Henry is an equal-opportunity employer.
  • School Website: http://www.ehc.edu.
  • campus visits conducted in April
  • Offer made and accepted 5/17

Georgetown University - African American Studies [DEADLINE PASSED]Edit

  • Source: Chronicle
  • Application Deadline: October 12, 2012
  • Appointment Status: Full-time tenure-track or tenured, for Fall 2013
  • Responsibilities: Candidates will be expected to have a rigorous research agenda, to teach innovative classes, and to perform service to their primary department, the African American Studies Program, and the University. The candidate is expected to teach and to serve in both primary and secondary appointments.
  • Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a PhD in African American Studies, with specialization in one of the following areas: government, performing arts, philosophy, or theology OR have a PhD in one of the four aforementioned areas, with specialization in African American Studies. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work is interdisciplinary, who possess a broad historical framework, and who are committed to advancing the study of African American experience, culture or history. Publication, teaching, and service records should be commensurate with experience.
  • Note: The successful candidate will have a primary appointment in the government, performing arts, philosophy, or theology department and a secondary appointment in African American Studies. Tenure decisions will be made by the candidates primary department.
  • Applications: Cover letter, cv and three letters of recommendation, are due electronically by October 12, 2012, to Dr. Angelyn Mitchell, chair of search committee, at afamstudies@georgetown.edu

Harvard University - Assistant Professor, Drama - [POSITION FILLED]Edit

  • Source: Chronicle; Harvard Job Site
  • Application Deadline: October 22, 2012 (note later submission date)
  • Appointment Status: Full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor, for July 1, 2013
  • Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach four courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Department of English.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. required by expected start date. The successful applicant will have a strong demonstrated knowledge of theater and performance, together with a command of the dramatic texts, literary criticism, critical theory, and history of at least one major period, with the exception of Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama. We seek a colleague who can offer breadth as well as depth in this field, and who is responsive to creative as well as scholarly work from students.
  • Applications: Submit cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, 1-2 page abstract of dissertation, the names and contact information of 3-5 recommenders, and article-length writing sample (25-30 pages, double-spaced, excluding footnotes). Apply online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu
    • Finalists will be asked to submit in December the entire dissertation, or as much of it as is completed (or, alternatively, a book-length publication).
  • Department Website: http://english.fas.harvard.edu
  • Further Information: mccreery@fas.harvard.edu
  • Status
    • Email request for further materials (11/19)
      • Can you be more specific?
      • Received an email this morning requesting that I submit "a copy of your dissertation or most recently published book length manuscript" ASAP.
      • Oh my most RECENTLY published book length manuscript. Well then...
    • MLA Interview scheduled (12/4)
    • Campus Invite (1/8)
    • Offer made (2/27)
    • Out of curiosity, has anyone actually received a rejection notice for this? Congratulations to those who interviewed and to the one who got the offer! (-Thank you!)
    • Offer accepted (3/13)

Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Assistant/Associate Professor, Generalist [POSITIONS FILLED]Edit

  • Source: Chronicle
  • Application Deadline: October 15, 2012
  • Appointment Status: Full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor
  • Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach a variety of courses from a liberal arts perspective including courses in directing, playmaking, playwriting and dramatic literature; direct one production per year in the Colleges' theatre; develop and teach additional courses in his or her area of expertise; advise students in the Theatre Program; serve on appropriate program and campus-wide committees; and have an opportunity to participate in the Colleges' general education, interdisciplinary, and study abroad programs.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate must be a generalist with a Ph.D. (ABD considered) or MFA; a well-rounded background in theatre; a strong background in directing; experience teaching at the undergraduate level; previous experience with, and a commitment to, theatre in a liberal arts setting; a clearly defined scholarly (professional) interest; and a strong set of leadership skills. Expertise in theatre for social change, non-western theatre, acting or design is desirable. Administrative experience, experience with curriculum development, and a demonstrated ability to promote diversity within the Theatre Program are also desirable.
  • Application Instructions: Send a letter of interest, vita, and any other relevant materials, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to: Professor Pat Collins, Chair, Theatre Search Committee, C/O Tina Smaldone, Demarest Hall, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York 14456
  • School Website: http://www.hws.edu
  • Further Information: Email pcollins@hws.edu
  • Received voluntary demographic survey 11/1. First one I've ever gotten asking about sexuality. (x4)
    • Phone interviews conducted 11/10.
    • campus visits underway
    • Received email saying, "I am writing to let you know that we have completed our first round of interviews and we have made an offer for the first position. However, your application will remain active as we continue our process of searching for a second candidate in late January and February following our winter break at the Colleges." 12/18 (x4)
    • Can anyone make sense of this?  I just recieved the same message, but I was not aware they were searching for more than one position.
    • They are looking for two complimentary TT positions.
    • Where did they post that? Did they or did you ask?
  • Contacted to schedule phone interview for Assistant-level position. (1/29)
  • Next round of campus visits scheduled (2/13).
  • offers made and accepted

Humbolt State University - VAP Design/TechEdit

  • Humboldt State University's Department of Theatre Film and Dance is accepting applications for a temporary faculty position in scenography, scenic design, lighting design and technical direction for the academic year 2013/2014. This is a part-time faculty appointment; teaching assignments will result in a .8 timebase for the successful candidate. Initial appointment will be for the Fall 2013 semester. Subsequent reappointment for Spring 2014 will be contingent upon satisfactory performance evaluation. This position may be extended for up to two additional years depending upon available funding and programmatic need.
  • Salary is dependent upon the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Structure is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/Salary-Schedule.xls. Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.calstate.edu/Benefits/Summaries/2007_Faculty-Unit 3.pdf.
  • An earned MFA or equivalent terminal degree in a closely related field from an accredited institution is preferred at the time of appointment. Candidate's degree(s), experience and/or other training must demonstrate an ability to teach undergraduate courses, mentor students, oversee the areas of scenic design and technology and technical direction and share responsibility for lighting design and technology.

The successful candidate should demonstrate the following:

  • Potential for effective teaching;
  • Ability and interest in preparing individuals to function in a culturally and ethnically diverse society;
  • Interest in teaching a broad range of courses (major, general education, etc.);
  • Interdisciplinary, multicultural and international/global perspective; and
  • Commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
  • Knowledge of film design; and
  • Professional theatre or film design or production management experience.
  • Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence. The projected teaching assignment may include: Production Techniques, Theatre and Film Aesthetics, Scenic Design and Art Direction, Lighting Design Stage and Screen, Scene Design Technology, and Lighting Design Technology. In addition, the successful candidate would design scenery, lighting or props in some department productions and oversee student design work. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students. The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members in temporary positions are teaching, maintaining office hours and working collaboratively and productively with colleagues.
  • Theatre Arts has a tradition of being production-oriented, offering students a broad, diversified introduction to theatre with emphasis areas in Performance or Design/Technology. For more information visit: http://www.humboldt.edu/theatrefilmanddance/.
  • Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials: Letter of application addressing how their background fits with the professional qualifications and professional duties listed above; Curriculum vita, An Application for Academic Employment: http://humboldt.edu/aps/docs/forms/download.php?f=Academic_Employment_Application; Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); Representative portfolio of lighting and scenic work - 5-6 examples or web link to online portfolio; Sample syllabus (if available); Recent teaching and student evaluations (if available); and three recent professional references with knowledge of applicant's potential for effective teaching. Letters of recommendation may be e-mailed or mailed separately from the other application materials. Additional samples of scholarly and/or creative work may be requested at a later date.
  • Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document , in the order listed above to: TFDSearch@humboldt.edu In letter of application, please refer to Job #7559 .
  • Please direct any other questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Theatre, Film and Dance, or Humboldt State University to: Margaret Kelso, Search Committee Chair
    Theatre, Film & Dance
    Humboldt State University
    One Harpst Street
    Arcata, California 95521-8299
    Phone (707) 826-5496

TheatreSearch@humboldt.edu

  • This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than February 22, 2013. Early response is encouraged. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date.

Humboldt State University - Assistant Professor, Generalist [CAMPUS INTERVIEWS]Edit

  • Source: higheredjobs.com
  • Application Deadline: October 1, 2012
  • Appointment Status: Full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor, generalist position beginning August 2013.
  • Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in and oversee the areas of acting and directing as well as history/theory/literature of theatre. An interdisciplinary, multicultural and international/global perspective is required. The candidate must have a demonstrated interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, general education, etc.). An interest in a range of diversity and social issues and knowledge of film theory preferred. Candidates whose qualifications also suit them to prepare students to function in a culturally and ethnically diverse society are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong creative or research record. The successful candidate will have the vision, ability and leadership to invigorate the undergraduate theatre area in the department. The successful candidate will teach courses in theory and story integrating theatre and film, acting, directing, and theatre history from international perspectives. Additional duties include directing department productions and supervising student creative projects. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in department, campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.
  • Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent in Theatre or closely related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress towards degree completion by appointment date will be considered. Completion of the terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year. Applicants must demonstrate job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the academic environment.
  • Application Instructions: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:
    • letter of application addressing how their background fits with the Professional Qualifications and Professional Duties listed above; curriculum vita; Application for Academic Employment: humboldt.edu/aps/docs/forms/download.php?f=A cademic_Employment_Application; graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); sample syllabus; teaching and student evaluations; and three recent letters of recommendation that address teaching effectiveness. Submission should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to: TheatreSearch@humboldt.edu
    • Letters of recommendation may be emailed or mailed separately from the other application materials. In the letter of application, please refer to Job # 7537. Additional samples of scholarly and/or creative work may be requested at a later date.
  • Received email: "Dear Applicant, This note is just to let you know that Humboldt State University’s job posting attracted a large number of applicants. Our search committee is reviewing applications, but the process is taking much longer than we had anticipated. Our University policies require that all applications received by the closing date be screened before the committee can make recommendations for interviews, and then there is required routing of paperwork within the University that will add additional time. I can’t give you a date when we expect to be contacting people for initial interviews, but it will certainly be at least several weeks from now. Please feel free to contact me if you need further information at any point to make decisions about other options." (10/25)
  • Phone interview scheduled, 11/30.
  • Campus interview scheduled. [posted 1/2/13]
  • Email rejection, explaining university is finalising appointment with chosen candidate 03/12 (x2)

Illinois State University - Assistant Professor, Theatre History [OFFER ACCEPTED]Edit

  • Source: Chronicle of Higher Ed
  • Application Deadline: November 30, 2012
  • Illinois State University’s School of Theatre and Dance seeks an Assistant Professor of Theatre in the areas of Theatre History and General Education; tenure-track position; 9-month appointment.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: Candidate will teach theatre history, literature, theory, and criticism to undergraduate and graduate students (M.A. and M.F.A.) as well as general courses in theatre studies for non-majors. Candidate should have a primary commitment to theatre history and historiography, and demonstrate an active research profile. A secondary interest in global theatre is a plus. Other duties include recruitment; serving on departmental, college, and university committees; and other duties as assigned. Candidate must be committed to collaboration with colleagues in developing and achieving departmental goals and objectives.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Theatre required. A minimum two years university-level teaching experience preferred.
  • DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 16, 2013
  • THE SCHOOL OF THEATRE AND DANCE: The School of Theatre and Dance is a large production-oriented program that offers BA/BS, MA/MS, and MFA degrees. A member of the University/Resident Theatre Association and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, the School has 30 faculty with over 300 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate students. Performance facilities are excellent with a proscenium theatre in the Center for the Performing Arts, a small thrust theatre, and a black-box studio theatre. The School of Theatre and Dance is the home of the nationally recognized Illinois Shakespeare Festival, an U/RTA Equity contract theatre. Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is located in the central region of the state within the twin cities of Bloomington-Normal, approximately two and a half hours from both Chicago and St. Louis.
  • THE COMMUNITY: Bloomington-Normal is a vibrant community of more than 120,000 people. In addition to Illinois State, there are two other major higher education institutions. The area prospers from a diverse economy with agriculture, insurance, education, and light and heavy manufacturing. The world headquarters for State Farm Insurance and a major Mitsubishi auto manufacturing plant call Bloomington-Normal home. The community has two highly regarded major public school systems. Recreational opportunities abound both in and close to Bloomington-Normal. Bloomington is in the process of completing a major downtown revitalization program, enhancing culture and commerce. The community has excellent air, rail, and road transportation.
    • Ack. receipt of materials via email, 11/27, 11/29
    • Rejection letter via email (12/13)
      • Rejection email (3/26)
    • Request for phone interview x 2 (12/19)
    • Invitation for campus interview x 2 (1/18)
    • Job offer made and accepted (3/21)
      • Congratulations!
      • Did you add yourself to the "Jobs Accepted" section of the wiki?

Indiana University - Visiting Assistant Professor/Technical Director (Spring 2013)Edit

  • Source: ArtSearch
  • Appointment Status: Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Technology and Technical Director for the spring 2013 academic semester. Semester is January 7 to May 3, 2013, and teaching schedule could be flexible.
  • Deadline: Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Responsibilities: Teaching load is two graduate courses in his/her area of expertise (technical management, consulting, advanced drafting, construction methods, automation, shop skills, etc), supervise graduate students teaching undergraduate stagecraft, advise graduate technical direction students and attend production and planning meetings for 4 main stage productions.
  • Qualifications: MFA in Theatre Technology or equivalent professional experience required. Previous teaching experience is desirable.
  • Application Instructions: Send resume and cover letter to Paul Brunner, Head of Theatre Technology. Email: pbrunner@indiana.edu .
  • Department Website: theatre.indiana.edu

Indiana University - Visiting Professor in Movement [OFFER ACCEPTED] Edit

  • Source: ArtSearch
  • Seeking one-year visiting professor of stage movement/period movement and stage combat to teach in MFA Acting program as well as undergraduate courses. Also serve as movement coach and fight director for departmental season.
  • Qualifications: Strong background in stage combat/movement and professional experience and/or appropriate terminal degree. Teaching experience important. Stage combat certification is desired but not necessary.
  • Start date: August 2013
  • Send cover letter, CV, and 3 letters of recommendation to: Jonathan Michaelsen, Chairperson, Department of Theatre & Drama, Indiana University, 275 N. Jordan Ave., Bloomington, IN, 47405 OR submit electronically to Cindi Severance: smithcin@indiana.edu
  • Screening of applicants begins April 1. Applications accepted until the position is filled.
  • Department info: http://www.theatre.indiana.edu
  • Anyone called yet?  (4-2)
  • Offer made and accepted - 4-24

Indiana University of Pennsylvania -- Assistant Professor in Theatre History (History / Criticism / Dramaturgy) [OFFER ACCEPTED] Edit

  • Source: Chronicle
  • Deadline: December 10, 2012
  • INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA invites applications for a tenure track, full-time Assistant Professor of Theater: History/Criticism/Dramaturgy in the Department of Theater and Dance to begin August 2013. The Department offers a BA in Theater, and two Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Degrees in Musical Theater and Dance Arts. The department produces a season which includes 3 plays, one musical and two dance concerts. Our full-time faculty of nine teaches an average of 100+ majors, and share a commitment to teaching and learning. Our program is NAST accredited.? We enjoy an active participation in the KC/ACTF and seek expansion of programs across disciplines and international activity. Salary is competitive.
  • Responsibilities / Expectations: The successful candidate must be able to teach courses in Theater History, Appreciation, Literature, Criticism and Dramaturgy, at a variety of levels, as well as engage in production Dramaturgy. A secondary expertise in teaching performance courses is advantageous but not required. Additional experience in directing or designing for Theater and other specialties will be considered. Other duties will include, but are not limited to the teaching of Liberal Studies courses in Theater, some with enrollments of 100+ students; participation in the shared governance of the department and the university and continued professional growth within the discipline.
  • Qualifications: The candidate must have in hand by May 2013 an PhD in theater with significant and related academic experience in criticism and dramaturgy. At least two years of relevant teaching experience in higher education is also required.
  • Successful candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during interview(s), which will include a teaching demonstration. The successful candidate may be assigned to perform work at off-campus sites and/or provide instruction through distance education.
  • Application: Review begins upon receipt of all application materials. For full consideration, applications should be received by December 10, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Appointment is expected to begin in August 2013. E-mail submission is requested. Please incorporate the following materials into a single PDF file prior to electronic transmission: 1) application letter addressing qualifications for this position, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a list of 5 references including both professional and academic employment, 4) a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and sample assignments, 5) 3 letters of recommendation 6) unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be requested if a candidate advances to the finalist stage). Please email PDF application to: Jason Chimonides, Search Chair: Jason.chimonides@iup.edu.
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V. Candidates who contribute to the universitys diversity priorities are encouraged to apply.
  • Status:
    • Ack. of materials received via snail mail. (12/15) x1
    • Phone interviews scheduled in week of Feb 18. (2/16)
    • Campus visit requested (and accepted) March 8.
    • Any word on offers?  My wife interviewed for the Costume Design position here and hasn't heard anything.
    • Last campus interview concluded Wednesday 4/24. Decisions for both positions should come in the next couple of weeks.
    • Theatre History position offer made and accepted.
    • Does anyone know if the Costume Design position was offered?

Ithaca College - Assistant Professor Theatre Studies Generalist [OFFER MADE] Edit

  • Source: HigherEdJobs.com
  • Deadline: Open until filled.
  • Ithaca College’s Department of Theatre Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible position to teach a variety of courses in the B.A. Theatre Studies degree program that may include: a large introductory theatre survey course, upper-level courses in theatre history and theory, Directing I, and other undergraduate courses depending on area of expertise beginning August 16, 2013,
  • M.F.A., D.F.A. or Ph.D. and experience teaching as faculty at the undergraduate level required. Academic and/or professional directing experience required. The ideal candidate will have experience in the theory and practice of Applied Theatre.
  • The Department of Theatre Arts offers 100 courses to 330 majors within five degree programs: B.A. in theatre studies; B.F.A. in acting, musical theatre, and theatrical production arts (with concentrations in technical production or design); B.S. in theatre arts management. Dance and theatre minors are also offered. The department employs 21 full-time faculty, several part-time faculty, and eight professional and administrative staff members. Ithaca College Theatre produces six main stage shows per academic year, including two musicals and an opera. For more information on the department, visit http://www.ithaca.edu/theatre.
  • Interested individuals should apply online at apply.icjobs.org, search for and select this position, and attach a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list containing the contact information for at least five professional references. Questions about online application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 19, 2012.
  • phone interviews conducted in December.
  • campus interviews being scheduled
  • contacted for phone interview - April 11 (x4)
    • So did they restart their search? This second round of phone interviews sounds like they made an offer to someone who refused, and all of their backup choices had already taken other positions by the time they got back to them.
  • Campus interview scheduled (4/17)
  • Rejection email - "position has been offered to one of the other candidates" (5/7x2)

Ithaca College - Full or Associate Professor, Theatre Arts Department Chair [DEADLINE PASSED] Edit

  • Source:? HigherEdJobs.com
  • The Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts in the School of Humanities and Sciences announces an opening for a full-time, tenure-eligible Full or Associate Professor appointment in a dynamic,? NAST? – accredited theatre arts program, beginning August 16, 2013. The successful candidate will serve as Chair of a large undergraduate department, offering both pre-professional and liberal arts degrees and will teach a maximum of six credit hours per year on a nine-and-a-half month contract with a summer stipend. The chair assumes ultimate responsibility for guiding the department’s artistic and academic mission; serves the faculty and staff with a consensus-building model of leadership; and advocates for the department with alumni, the College, and the profession.
  • Appropriate terminal degree within the field and professional theatre experience required. Senior level administrative experience in a theatre arts department or equivalent professional experience and a substantive record of creative activity and/or scholarship required. Proven leadership in faculty and curriculum development, budget management, student recruitment, and alumni interaction desirable. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and dynamic theatre practitioner/administrator/teacher who has the experience and vision to propel a substantial department forward. Successful record of college-level teaching experience preferred.
  • Interested individuals should apply online at apply.icjobs.org, search for and select this position, and attach a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and a list containing the contact information for at least five professional references. Questions about online application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 26, 2012.

Kansas State University - Instructor Acting/Directing/Movement [PHONE INTERVIEWS] Edit

  • Kansas State University. School of Music, Theatre, and Dance seeks applications for an Instructor in Acting/Directing and Movement, beginning August 2013. This is a term appointment with a salary in the low $40,000 range. The NAST accredited, Kansas State University Theatre Program offers Liberal Arts based BA, BS and MA degrees in Theatre. The Instructor in Acting/Directing teaches undergraduate courses in the acting area, including movement and improvisation. The successful candidate will direct university productions, and serve on school committees.
  • Requirements: a terminal degree in acting or directing, a background in movement, commitment to teaching, professional theatre experience and strong directing skills. The candidate should possess strong interpersonal communication, collaboration and mentoring skills and be able to demonstrate an ability to teach entry level students.
  • Screening of applications will begin on January 4, 2013 and will continue until position is filled. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to John Uthoff, Chair; Theatre Search Committee; School of Music, Theatre, and Dance; 109 McCain Auditorium, KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY, Manhattan, KS 66506-4700.
  • Phone interviews, week of Feb 11, 2013.

Kent State - Assist/Assoc Technical Director Edit

  • The School of Theatre and Dance invites an energetic, innovative and collaborative Technical Director Assistant/Associate Professor to join a progressive faculty of 15 for a 9-month, non tenure-track position starting August, 2013.
  • Opportunities for summer employment at Porthouse Theatre, the School's Professional Summer Theatre.
  • MFA in theatre technology and 3-5 years experience in teaching at the university level or professional equivalent. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in theatre technology, 2D and 3D CAD, welding, rigging.
  • Responsible forthe overall organization of the technical production process for 4 mainstage theatre productions and 3 dance concerts, generating working drawings, collaborating with faculty and staff, engineering scenery and special effects, attends technical rehearsals and all production meetings, and supervision of graduate teaching in fundamentals courses. The successful candidate will have strong skills in scenery construction, engineering and materials research, metal fabrication and welding, hydraulics, pneumatics and motor control/automation, technical drafting, rigging, and safe work practices. Excellent interpersonal, communication, collaborative skills, budgeting and time management skills essential. Collaborates with DT faculty of five and a technical staff of five including Production Manager, Scene Shop Supervisor and Sound and Lighting Supervisor. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and be comfortable working at heights. AA/OEO.
  • Applications considered starting February 1, 2013 at http://jobs.kent.edu. Attach cover letter and vita and a list of 3 references. Send 3 additional reference letters to Technical Director Search, School of Theatre and Dance, KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, B141 MSP, Kent, OH 44242, or electronically to: jseo1@kent.edu.

Kent State - Assistant Professor Acting/Directing [CAMPUS INTERVIEWS] Edit

  • The School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University invites creative, energetic, innovative and collaborative candidates for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Acting/Directing to begin August 2013.
  • Teach acting, directing and musical theatre performance classes at all levels. Direct school productions. Academic advising, mentoring and student performance project supervision. Excellent interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills essential. Expectations include creative work and/or scholarship in areas of expertise. Campus, community, and professional service required.
  • The successful candidate will have National/International credentials in acting and/or directing and a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in Acting or Directing. University teaching experience expected or commensurate experience in the profession and extensive experience in teaching or working in musical theatre. AA/EOE.
  • Applications considered starting February 1, 2013 at: http://jobs.kent.edu. Attach cover letter and vita and a list of 3 references. Send 3 additional reference letters to Acting/Directing Search, School of Theatre and Dance, KENT STATE UNIVERSITY, B141 MSP, Kent, OH 44242 or electronically to: fvanbaar@kent.edu.
  • Skype interview 3/1
  • I recently learned I am no longer being considered after a SKYPE interview, and they have offered on-site interviews to a few candidates.

Kenyon College - Assistant Professor Drama [OFFER ACCEPTED] Edit

  • The Department of Dance, Drama, and Film at KENYON COLLEGE seeks a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor of Drama. This position is primarily an instructor of directing for the stage but we are also looking for candidates who will develop courses in film. The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of four courses each year, including one section of Introduction to the Theatre, courses in directing - including the Director (DRAM 261) and Advanced Directing (DRAM 362), one or two courses in dramatic literature taught from the practitioner's perspective, and other film courses determined by the candidate's expertise and the department's needs. In addition, this position requires that the candidate direct one of the season productions with our student actors and faculty designers and advise several senior student productions each year. The successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to, and understanding of, the performing arts in the context of a liberal arts education. Our program stresses learning by doing. A completed MFA is required.
  • Apply Here: http://www.kenyon.edu/x61258.xml.
  • Contacted for phone interview - 1/23 (x3)
  • Form "Dear Applicant" rejection: "The preliminary decisions have been made and invitations for campus visits have been extended.  Thus, I am sorry to inform you that you are no longer under consideration for the position." Feb/27 
  • Received email from search chair indicating than an offer has been made and accepted. (3/19) (x2)

La Moyne - VAP Costume Design Edit

  • Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY, seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor of Costume Design for the theatre program in the department of Visual and Performing Arts beginning August 2013, pending final budgetary approval. The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of courses (seven per academic year, with a two-course reduction for production design assignments) in both theatre arts (such as costume design, costume construction, make-up design, introduction to theatre) as well as introductory level courses in another discipline and/or the college core (such as English, Spanish, art history, studio art, dance, etc.) Other responsibilities include costume and makeup design for two main-stage productions per year; mentorship of student costume designers; maintenance of costume facilities, equipment, and stock; and college service. Any additional professional or academic theatre experiences with directing, acting, scenic or lighting design, or audio engineering is a plus. We seek candidates with an understanding of theatre as a transformative, collaborative art form and who value a comprehensive liberal-arts Jesuit approach to education that leads to well-rounded students experienced in a wide variety of theatre practice.
  • Requirements: Terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in Costume Design or related field, professional and /or academic design experience, and college teaching experience are required, as are excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Additional Information: Le Moyne College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color and Jesuits to apply for employment.
  • Application Instructions: To apply for this position please click the 'Apply Now' button and submit the required materials for consideration:
    • letter of application
    • current curriculum vitae
    • teaching philosophy
    • CD or PDF files with representative design work, or a link to design website portfolio
    • three letters of recommendation.
  • Preference will be given to applications received by January 31, 2013 and position will remain open until filled.

Louisiana State University - Assistant Professor, Theatre Historian [OFFER ACCEPTED] Edit

  • Source: http://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55413
  • Deadline:  Application deadline is January 7, 2013 or until a candidate is selected.
  • Appointment Status: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Theatre, Theatre Historian
  • Baton Rouge 
  • Duties include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in dramatic literature, cultural theory and performance, and theatre history, mentoring undergraduate and doctoral theatre students; and contributing to program and departmental administrative functions.  
  • Ph.D. in a related field and a strong record of publication and professional activity.
  • A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, original transcripts are required prior to hire.  Please provide three professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.
  • An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
    • Just realized that LSU conducted a search last year with almost the exact same criteria.  Anyone know anything about that? Did that search fail? 
    • No, they made a hire last year. This is a new and separate search. (There is some discussion about this way below in the general discussion area.)
    • Invited for skype interview 1/17 (x3) 1/22
    • Campus visits scheduled
    • Is there an internal candidate at LSU?
    • I don't think there's any reason to believe that's the case, no.
    • Offer made and accepted.
      • Congrats!!!
      • Also congrats!

Loyola University Chicago - Assistant Professor Theatre, Costume Design [OFFER ACCEPTED] Edit

  • Source: http://www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55328
  • Deadline: Open until filled, Begin reviewing applications October 15th, 2012.
  • Appointment Status: Assistant Professor Theatre, Costume Design
  • Responsibilites: Loyola University Chicago, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Fine and Performing Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Theatre with focus in Costume Design, beginning fall 2013. The Theatre Program, within the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, serves approximately 150 majors and minors in a liberal-arts based program focused on the areas of performance/directing, history/literature/criticism, and design/technology. For information about the department, please visit http://www.luc.edu/dfpa/index.html. Teaching responsibilities may include (but are not limited to) Costume Design, Introduction to Theatre, Introduction to Design, Crafts for the Stage, Theatre Practicum, Dramatic Structure and Theatrical Process, as well as costume design for the Loyola mainstage season, mentorship of student designers, academic advisement of theatre students, and participation in service to the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in design and teaching. Costume shop experience is desirable.
  • Qualifications: The successful applicant will have an MFA in Theatre Design or equivalent professional experience and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels.
  • To Apply: Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement/research agenda, and a letter of interest outlining the candidate's qualifications and including a statement of teaching philosophy to http://www.careers.luc.edu. They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. Referees will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. Applicants should forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications to: Mark E. Lococo, Ph.D., Director of Theatre, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Loyola University Chicago, Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, Illinois 60660. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. In order to gain a clearer understanding of LUC's mission, candidates should consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/mission/missionandidentity.shtml. For information about the university's focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at http://www.luc.edu/transformativeed. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially encouraged.
    • ​Contacted me about sending getting recommendation letters sent in Nov 8th.
    • Had a phone interview on December 13th.
    • Received nice rejection email 1/24. They are moving to on campus interviews/visits. 

Millikin University - Faculty Position in Lighting DesignEdit

  • Millikin University's Department of Theatre & Dance seeks a full-time faculty member to join a dedicated and collaborative faculty beginning August, 2013.
  • Required: MFA degree or equivalent professional experience in lighting design and a secondary area of design expertise (sound preferred).
  • Preferred: College level teaching experience.
  • Rank, salary, and tenure eligibility are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Primary responsibilities: teach 2 courses per semester, contribute designs to mainstage season, manage electrics shop and student staff, mentor student designers/technicians, contribute to departmental and curricular issues
  • To apply: please send cover letter, CV/resume, links to or samples of artistic work, and 3 letters of reference to: Mary Black (Search Committe Chair), Department of Theatre & Dance, Millikin University, 1184 W. Main Street, Decatur, IL, 62522. Emails also accepted at mblack@millikin.edu.
  • Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.
  • Position filled.

Missouri State University - Assistant Professor Theatre [PHONE INTERVIEWS]Edit

  • Provide leadership to the performance area of the BA and BSE programs, including teaching Fundamental and Advanced Acting courses and Performance of Literature. Other teaching assignments based on expertise and department need. Opportunity to direct in academic and summer seasons.
  • MFA, PhD appropriate for teaching assignment or if ABD, the Ph.D. must be completed within one year of the initial appointment.
  • For complete job description and application procedures go tohttps://jobs.missouristate.edu/ and locate Assistant Professor of Theatre position description.
  • Date of first consideration: February 15, 2013. The Position remains open until filled.
    • Has anyone heard anything from this posting yet?
    • Request for phone interview. 3/28/13

Missouri State University - Instructor Costume and Make-up [CAMPUS VISITS]Edit

  • Teach classes including but not limited to - costume construction, costume design, stage makeup (at both introductory and advanced levels), script analysis, Introduction to Theatre for non-majors and other courses in area of expertise 
  • An MA or MFA is required at the time of appointment
  • For complete job description and application procedures go to https://jobs.missouristate.edu/ and locate Instructor of Theatre position description.
  • Date of first consideration: February 15, 2013. Position remains open until filled.
    • Phone Interview scheduled for 4/5.
    • Campus Visits have been completed.

Moorehead State - Assist Professor DesignEdit

  • MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MOORHEAD invites applications for a full-time, probationary, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, with emphasis in Theatre Design. Requirements include MFA in Design, ability to teach theatre technology and design courses, production experience, design experience with costumes, scenery and/or lighting, demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with faculty and staff on theatre productions, and ability to work successfully with students of diverse backgrounds. Duties include teaching 12 credits per semester, with reassignment for theatre productions.
  • Completed applications received by January 10, 2013 will be guaranteed consideration. Position open until filled. To submit materials, please visit http://web.mnstate.edu/vacancy/unclassified.htm and click on the link for this position. All questions can be submitted to Craig Ellingson, Search Committee Chair at: craig.ellingson@mnstate.edu.

New York University - Assist Professor MovementEdit

  • Tisch School of the Arts, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY Graduate Acting Program seeks a mid-career teacher of movement with significant demonstrated expertise to appoint as an Assistant or Associate Arts Professor in academic year 2013. For full description go to: http://gradacting.tisch.nyu.edu/object/applications_for_faculty.html.
  • Applications must be received by February 1, 2013. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, including a statement of teaching philosophy and practice relevant to this position, and curriculum vitae/resume. Application can be submitted by email to: grad-acting-faculty-search-group@nyu.edu, or by post to Movement Search, Attn: Jonathon Ward, TSOA-Grad Acting, 721 Broadway, Rm. 512, New York, NY 10003. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

New York University - Asst. Professor of Modern Drama [OFFER MADE]Edit

  • Source: From the MLA JIL 09/13/12
  • Deadline: 15 October.
  • Appointment Status: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MODERN DRAMA in Department of English
  • Responsibilities: The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start September 1, 2013, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. We seek a candidate whose specialty is modern dramatic literature, preferably with a secondary interest in Modernism and/or theory.
  • Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have completed the PhD in English, Theater, Performance Studies, Comparative Literature, or a related field, and will be prepared to teach a survey of Western drama from the early nineteenth century to the present day, as well as courses in his or her field. The successful candidate will demonstrate scholarly excellence and a commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and must have the PhD in hand by September 1, 2013.
  • To Apply: please submit a letter of application, CV, names of three referees, and a writing sample of no more than 9,000 words, via the “Employment” link on the NYU Department of English web site: http://english.as.nyu.edu. All applications will be acknowledged.
  • Skype interview, November 26.
  • Campus invite for Jan/Feb (12/4)
  • Snail mail rejection letter (1/30) x2
  • Offer made (3/1)

Occidental College - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theatre [OFFER ACCEPTED]Edit

Ohio State at Lima - Assistant Professor (Design/Technical) [DEADLINE PASSED]Edit

  • Source: Chronicle
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2012
  • Apppointment Status: Tenure-track, begins August 2013
  • Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities will be primarily in Design/Tech at the undergraduate level and includes the supervision of student crews. The ability to teach other introductory theatre courses is desirable. The position also requires participation in area administrative duties as well as theatre scheduling and maintenance. In addition, the position will require the successful applicant to pursue a distinguished record of service and scholarly research.
  • Qualifications: Candidates must have an MFA or PhD in hand at the time of appointment. Salary is competitive. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in set and light design as well as construction and coordination of design execution.
  • Application Deadline Information: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Application Instructions: Please send a cover letter, a current curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation to: Whitney Clark, Theatre Search, Office of Human Resources, Public Service Bldg. 122, The Ohio State University at Lima, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima, OH 45804.
  • Department Website: Ohio State University at Lima Theatre Department
  • Additional Information: Contact Dr. Maria Ignatieva at [mailto: Ignatieva.1@osu.edu Ignatieva.1@osu.edu] with questions. See HR page at http://lima.osu.edu/hr/position.php?p=theatrePosition.htm
    • I submitted my materials online 10/15.

Pace University - Assistant Professor ActingEdit

  • Pace Performing Arts invites applications for a tenure track Acting position in the BFA Acting Program. Pace Performing Arts is rapidly expanding its faculty, students, staff and facilities. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate a pedagogical and professional profile that is compatible with a serious training program in a leading performing arts institution. Candidates should be able to teach a range of acting styles and methodologies and support collaborative interactions between faculty, staff and students.
  • The ideal candidate will have special qualifications in the area of verse and heightened language. The position will also entail help with recruitment, mentoring of students and working with faculty across the entire department.
  • An MFA is required. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy plus contact information for 3 references by email to: easaro@pace.edu (Emily Asaro), Attn: Grant Kretchik, BFA Acting Search Committee. Review of applications begins Feb. 15, 2013. Pace University offers a competitive total rewards package including tuition benefits for employees & their family; flexible work-life options; and generous time off. Pace University is an Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Employer, committed to ensuring a diverse learning and working environment.
    • Has anyone heard from them?


Pace University - Full Time Lecturer Voice/Speech or MovementEdit

  • Pace Performing Arts invites applications for a full-time lecturer in Voice/Speech or Movement for its BFA Acting Program. Pace Performing Arts is rapidly expanding its faculty, students, staff and facilities.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a pedagogical and professional profile that is compatible with a serious training program in a leading performing arts institution.
  • The ideal applicant should have substantial professional acting and/or directing credentials. Candidates should be able to teach acting or acting related classes in addition to movement or voice and speech.
  • MFA is required. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy plus contact information for 3 references by email to: easaro@pace.edu(Emily Asaro), Attn: Grant Kretchik, Full Time Lecturer Search Committee. Review of applicants begins Feb. 15, 2013.

Penn State - Assistant/Associate Professor [DEADLINE PASSED - SEARCH ON HOLD]Edit

  • Source: ArtSearch
  • Application Deadline: September 7, 2012.
  • Appointment Status: Full time, tenure-track position, begins August 2013.
  • Responsibilities: The candidate will teach THEA 100, an introductory course presented in lecture/demonstration format. The course serves a large population including majors and non-majors and is regularly voted by students university-wide as "The Best Course on Campus". This position requires the teaching of other undergrad and graduate classes in history, theory, and criticism, and dramatic literature. Other areas of teaching are possible based on the candidate's interest and experience.
  • Qualifications: Candidates should have completed a terminal degree and a minimum of three years teaching at the college/university level.
  • Application Deadline Information: Applications received on or before September 7, 2012 will receive priority consideration but the search will continue until the position is filled.
  • Application Instructions: Cover letter, CV, and list of 3-5 references should be submitted electronically to jqk5@psu.edu . Please use position abbreviation [THEA 100] and candidate name in the SUBJECT line. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.
  • Department Website: theatre.psu.edu
  • Materials submitted; receipt acknowledged and asked to complete electronic EEO form (7/19)
  • Have people who submitted applications nearer to the deadline recieved confirmation yet? With the quntity of applications they likely received, I suspect these are still forthcoming, but I wanted to check.
  • Search is on hold as per email received today. Should they reopen, everyone will have to reapply.
    • Please keep us on the alert if you hear anything further about this "on hold" status.
  • Does having to reapply mean having to resubmit all of the application materials?
  • Assume so. Here is text: Thank you for your interest in the faculty position for THEA 100....
    We have decided to put the search for this faculty position on hold. If or when the search is reopened, the position will be reposted. To be considered for the position, all applicants are required to reapply at
    that time.

Point Park University (PA) - Asst. Professor, ActingEdit

  • Source: Highered
  • Application Deadline: Opened until filled
  • Appointment Status: The Theatre Department in the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University is seeking a full-time assistant professor specializing in acting, with an additional expertise in voice or movement, or both.This is a tenure-track appointment beginning in the Fall of 2013. Duties include teaching and coaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, student advising, recruitment, and committee service. The ideal candidate has deep knowledge of the Stanislavski technique and offers expertise in at least one other acting approach (Meisner, Chekhov, etc.); extensive background and certification in one or more of the primary voice and speech pedagogies (Linklater, Fitzmaurice, etc.), including dialects and IPA, and/or movement disciplines (Suzuki, Laban, Viewpoints, etc.). We seek a colleague with imagination and ideas to join a collaborative faculty in renewing our acting program. Our acting program is a rigorous sequence of studies focusing on individual artistic development and acquiring professional skills.
  • Requirements: MFA or PhD. degree in Acting and/or Theatre and substantial professional credentials. Candidates should be engaged in ongoing creative work in the theatre field, and will have a record of successful teaching at the university level for at least three years.
  • Application Procedure: Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, Resume/CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of 5 references with contact information to: Office of the Dean, Attention: THEATRE FACULTY SEARCH, Assistant Professor in Acting/Voice, Conservatory of Performing Arts, Point Park University, 201 Wood Street, Suite 625 LH, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or by e-mail to: conservatory@pointpark.edu. If submitting your application by e-mail, please note that the subject line MUST STATE: THEATRE FACULTY SEARCH, Assistant Professor Acting/Voice. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience.Position is subject to approval of funding. Review of candidates will begin on December 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. The Theatre Department is committed to building a diverse academic community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Point Park University is an equal opportunity employer.
    • Anyone have any word on this?  Materials submitted 12/1; attempted phone follow-up 3/1.  No response.

Portland State University - Assistant Professor in Costume Design [DEADLINE PASSED]Edit

  • Source: ArtSearch
  • Application Deadline: October 1, 2012.
  • Appointment Status: This position is a full-time tenure-track position. The position begins September 16, 2013. Salary and benefits competitive. Position Number: D98798, Department: Department of Theatre and Film.
  • Responsibilities: Teaching costume design, costume production, history of dress, and stage makeup, and other specialty courses in production; Designing or supervising costume for a minimum of one production per quarter; Mentoring student designers; Supervising student and staff workers for in-load design assignments; Working closely with performance and other design/technology faculty and staff; Engaging in departmental, school, university, and community collaborations; Conducting significant external scholarly/creative activity.
  • Qualifications: Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design plus 3 years of applicable teaching and professional service; Demonstrated and continuing creative agenda in professional theatre and film costume design and production; Valid driver's license. Preference given to those having film design/production experience, expertise in teaching history of dress, makeup, costume design, and costume technologies, and USA membership.
  • Application Instructions: Send applications with curriculum vitae, letter of interest including statement of academic philosophy and creative agenda, and approach to scenography, and three letters of reference to Search Committee Chair, Department of Theatre and Film, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751.
  • Department Website: http://www.pdx.edu/theater
  • Additional Information: Send questions to: theaterarts@pdx.edu .

Princeton University - Adjunct/Part-Time Lecturers in TheatreEdit

  • Source: HigherEdJobs.Com
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled.
  • Appointment Status: This position is a one- or two-semester part-time/adjunct appointment, with the possibility of renewal. The position begins September 1, 2013, February 1, 2014, and beyond.
  • Responsibilities: Concentration in the teaching of Acting, Playwriting, Performance Criticism, Directing, Dramaturgy, Producing for the Theater, Music Theater, Performance Art, and Theatrical Design.
  • Qualifications: Active teachers and/or scholars with a national reputation who demonstrate a deep commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising.
  • Application Instructions: Applicants should apply electronically on this site and provide a resume and contact information for three referees. Contact: Lewis Center for the Arts - 185.
  • Online App. Form: https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=62386&jtsrc=www.higheredjobs.com&jtrfr=www.peopleadmin.com&adorig=PA
  • Department Website: www.princeton.edu/arts/arts_at_princeton/theater

Rollins College - Tenure Track Assistant Professor Musical Theatre [POSITION FILLED]Edit

  • The Rollins College Department of Theatre Arts and Dance invites applications for a tenure-track (assistant professor) appointment in Musical Theatre beginning August 2013. We seek a teacher/practitioner with wide-ranging expertise in the field of Musical Theatre, including extensive vocal pedagogy, audition preparation/coaching, history of the genre, performance methodologies, and depending upon the qualifications of the successful candidate, an artist who displays the ability to direct, musical direct and/or choreograph an annual production in the Annie Russell Theatre, our main stage. Strong piano skills considered a plus.
  • As our department and college are committed to the liberal arts ethos, candidates should demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively both within the department and across disciplines. In addition to offering courses that reflect the successful candidates’ expertise and interests, s/he will also be required to provide classes in our general education program that appeal to non-majors.</span></span>
  • MFA preferred at time of appointment; extensive professional experience in lieu of master’s degree considered; previous teaching experience at the college level preferred.
  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Anyone heard anything from this one?
  • FYI: I was a finalist for a VAP last year and they only partially reimbursed my travel expenses.
  • Position offered and accepted.

Saint Mary's University - Dept Chair [CAMPUS INTERVIEW]Edit

  • SAINT MARY'S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA. Full time (9 month), tenure track - Assistant/Associate Professor. The successful candidate must be able to assume responsibility for all duties as chair of department including annual assessment, development of curriculum and review of probationary faculty and staff.
  • Teaching responsibilities include the history of theatre core, advanced theory and research, script analysis, other related theatre courses (seminar topics, theatre appreciation, etc.) and advising theatre students. The successful candidate will have the knowledge and expertise to complete the stated tasks and have the interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and collaborate with students and colleagues of the Department of Theatre & Dance as well as the Performance Center. Ability to direct as part of departmental rotation required. Opportunities to design if successful candidate desires but not required. Experience at a NAST accredited institution desired.
  • Appropriate PhD, at least five years experience teaching theatre in higher education, directing experience and evidence of leadership experience or potential required. Please submit electronically a letter of application, vita, unofficial graduate transcript, three references with contact information, and a brief statement of administrative philosophy to Michael J. Charron, dean c/o Tammy Pape at: tpape@smumn.edu.
    • Contacted for phone interview
    • On campus interview scheduled
    • Received letter saying search has been discontinued (May 7/13)

Salve Regina University, RI - Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre [PHONE INTERVIEWS]Edit

  • Source: Chronicle
  • Description: The Assistant or Associate Professor/Artistic Director is a 12-month position, with the following mixed faculty/staff responsibilities: Teach four theatre courses (or 12 credit hours) per academic year. Oversee at least four major student productions (theatre and dance combined), with responsibility for directing at least two plays. Serve as advisor to theatrical clubs. Assist the chair of the Department of Performing Arts in the identification, hiring and evaluation of adjunct faculty in theatre and dance. Assess current curriculum, staffing and potential of theatre program. Create a plan for the growth of the theatre program. Serve as liaison to the theatre community in the city of Newport and the surrounding region as Artistic Director of the Stanford White Casino Theatre. Work closely with University Conferences and Events to schedule outside groups, as space permits, into the Casino Theatre. Assist the Provost and other administrators, as needed, to promote community involvement with both the University's theatre program and the Casino Theatre, including fundraising and grant-writing efforts.
  • Requirements: MFA in Theatre (specialization in acting and directing strongly preferred), or PhD in Theatre with Acting/Directing experience.
  • Application Instructions: Candidates must apply on-line only at http://www.salve.edu/offices/hr/employment.cfm Please upload with your online application: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of references.
  • There's no deadline on this one, has anyone heard anything?
  • only an automatic email from HR confirming that my online application has been processed (10/20) x2
  • Deadline is 11/30, according to the posting on their HR page.
  • 12/11- a colleague was contacted a few days ago about an interview, I'm not sure if it was phone or campus.
  • 12/30 - contacted for a phone interview to take place early January.
  • Does anyone know what happened with this search?

San Diego State - Assist Professor Musical TheatreEdit

  • The Master of Fine Arts Musical Theatre Program in the School of Theatre, Television, and Film is seeking a dynamic faculty member to teach music performance, and scholarly seminars in the area of musical theatre. Primary duties will include team-teaching the graduate performance studio, and teaching graduate seminars in musical-theatre history, music theory, and script and score analysis. Other responsibilities include music directing, arranging and conducting performances featuring graduate and undergraduate students. The candidate will mentor a small group of graduate students in a two-year terminal degree program. It is expected that the successful candidate will demonstrate significant scholarship and/or creative activity and provide service to the university and professional community.
  • Terminal degree (PhD,DMA, or MFA preferred; MM with substantial professional and/or teaching experience considered. All candidates must have university-level teaching and significant professional experience as a music director, vocal director, and/or conductor. The candidate should be a musical-theatre scholar with a specialization in music and/or vocal direction or conducting, as well as possess expert keyboard skills and an advanced knowledge of musical-theatre repertoire. Applicant must demonstrate basic synthesizer programming skills, and have working knowledge of music notation programs. Knowledge of presentation and audio/video software is desirable. Applicants with experience in and/or commitment to working in a multicultural environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles are preferred. Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track. Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.
  • To ensure full consideration, apply by January 15, 2013. Review of applications will begin January 17, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters and/or emails of reference. Send emails to Angie Parkhurst: aparkhur@mail.sdsu.edu. Or send print applications to: Paula Kalustian, Chair, Search Committee; School of Theatre, Television, and Film; SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-7601. Fax: 619-594-7431.

San Francisco State - Assist Professor Acting [POSITION FILLED]Edit

  • San Francisco State University Theatre Arts Department seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Acting to begin Fall 2013, subject to financial ability.
  • Responsibilities: teaching Acting classes at all levels; coordination and development of the Acting curriculum within the Department and jointly with other disciplines; academic and creative advising and supervision; creative work and/or scholarship in areas of expertise; campus, community, and professional service.
  • Minimum Qualifications: MFA in Acting complete by August 1, 2013; ability to teach Acting at all levels of the curriculum; college teaching experience; professional acting experience; ability and willingness to supervise graduate performance projects; understanding of the place of actor training within a BA liberal arts curriculum; proven capacity to collaborate with other faculty/artists in theatrical production. Salary: competitive, commensurate with qualifications. Full position description at http://csucareers.calstate.edu.
  • To Apply: submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, 3 recent letters of recommendation, and supporting materials to: Dr. Larry Eilenberg, Chair, Theatre Arts Department,SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132. 415-338-1341. tha@sfsu.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin December 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from women, all ethnic groups, veterans, and people with disabilities.
  • Does anyone know anything about this one? I've stumbled upon it late and wondered how far they are into their process (is the position funded, etc.) and whether it makes any sense to apply now. 1/22
    • You could always email the search chair and ask if they are still considering applications. Can't hurt.
    • Rejection email received 1/30
    • Rejection email received 2/15
    • Heard through the grapevine that the position is filled 4/4.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - Asst. Professor, Dance Edit

  • TITLE/RANK: Assistant Professor-Danc
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Teach jazz, tap and musical theater dance. Teach all levels of modern dance and ballet, dance composition, dance pedagogy and movement fundamentals. Teaching may include General Education dance and/or classes as assigned. Direct and coordinate the student dance company. Release time assignment to choreograph for faculty/guest artist dance productions possible. Mentor and recruit student dancers. Summer teaching, directing or choreographic opportunities are possible. Other duties as assigned by the Chair of the department.
  • TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: Academic, tenure-track, 9-month, 100%, continuing, beginning August 16, 2013.
  • SOURCE OF FUNDS: State
  • SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: M.F.A. in Dance preferred. Other degrees considered with extensive professional experience. Three years teaching at university level preferred. Expert skill in modern and ballet Ability to teach jazz, tap, musical theater dance. African dance or other specialization desirable. Knowledge/certification in Laban, Alexander, Feldendrais, or other somatic movement technique a plus.
  • CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Preference will be given to applications received by January 4, 2013. However the search will continue until the position is filled.
  • SUBMIT A COVER LETTER, RESUME, THREE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, AND OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT TO: Chair, Dance Search Committee, SIUE Department of Theater and Dance, Campus Box 1777, Edwardsville, IL 62026
  • SIUE is a state university-benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.
  • Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville - Asst. Professor, Theatre Design Edit

  • TITLE/RANK: Assistant Professor-Design
  • DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Teach courses in theater design, general education, and other related theater courses at the undergraduate level. Courses may include Scene Design and Construction, Theater Graphics, Scene Painting, Computers for the Theater, Scene Design II, Sound for the Theater, and The Dramatic Experience (General Education course for non-majors). Share design assignments for department productions with other theater design faculty members. Main area of design assignments will be in scene design with the possibility of designing costumes, lighting, or sound. Mentor student designers. Other duties as assigned.
  • TERMS OF APPOINTMENT: Academic, tenure-track, 9-month, 100%, continuing, beginning August 16, 2013.
  • SOURCE OF FUNDS: State
  • SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Terminal degree (MFA) in theater, preferably in scene design. Secondary design area strongly preferred. Evidence of proficiency in scene design and successful teaching at the college or university setting. The ability for successful collaboration in theater process is required along with the ability to work effectively with faculty staff, and students. Expertise in another theater design area and/or professional theater design experience highly desirable.
  • CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Preference will be given to applications received by January 4, 2013. However the search will continue until the position is filled.
  • SUBMIT A COVER LETTER, RESUME, THREE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, PORTFOLIO SAMPLES, AND OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT TO: Chair, Designer Search Committee, SIUE Department of Theater and Dance, Campus Box 1777, Edwardsville, IL 62026

Southwest Minnesota State University - Assistant Professor Design/TechEdit

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) invites applications for a nine-month, fixed term, full-time Assistant Professor Theatre to begin August 2013. Faculty member will design scenery and lighting for up to three main stage productions per academic year. Serve as Technical Director, overseeing the operations of the scene shop and crews for lighting, sound, and props, for three mainstage productions per academic year. Teach a variety of courses that may include: THTR 100 Introduction to Theatre, THTR 140/240 Stagecraft I/II, THTR 246/340 Stage Lighting I/II, THTR 346/446 Scene Design I/II, IDST 100 First Year Seminar, IDST 400 Contemporary Issues Seminar, or special topics courses as needed (Stage Management, Sound Design, etc.). This position may also include the opportunity to direct. The regular total credit-hour (or equivalent) load for this position is 24 credits per academic year. SMSU, one of seven universities in the Minnesota System, provides a diverse curriculum of liberal arts and selected professional programs. The University is located in the town of Marshall (pop. 13,000), in rural southwest Minnesota, 155 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul and 90 miles from Sioux Falls, SD.
  • Qualifications : A minimum of an MFA in Theatre required; MFA in Scenic and/or Lighting Design or Scenography preferred; Experience designing scenery and lighting, for a total of at least three (3) university or professional productions; Experience as a Technical Director, Assistant TD, or Scene Shop Supervisor for at least three (3) university or professional productions; Teaching experience preferred; Demonstrated abilities/competence in instructional technology, including online instruction and commitment to interdisciplinary education is preferred.
  • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for liberal education. The University is committed to fostering a global perspective. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from diverse backgrounds.
  • Application review will begin February 11, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Letter of application addressing position qualifications, vita, student evaluations, and transcripts should be attached to your application. To apply for this position, please complete the online application process at http://www.smsu.edu/Administration/HumanResources/neogov.cfm. Additional information on Southwest Minnesota State University can be found at: www.SMSU.edu
  • Online App. Form: http://www.Click2Apply.net/3s4fy8q

Spelman College - Assistant Professor ActingEdit

  • The Department of Drama and Dance invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2013 in Acting / Directing. Responsibilities include: Teaching undergraduate courses in acting including Beginning Acting, Styles of Acting, Audition Technique, and other related courses; contributing to major advising and College advising, undergraduate research, etc. Candidates are expected to provide service to the College and the Department. Candidate is expected to direct one main stage production each year; coach student-actors for U/RTA and graduate school auditions. The ideal candidate will possess professional acting and directing experience.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. or M.F.A is required.
  • Review period will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Competitive salary and an excellent benefits program are available. To apply for the position, please send: a letter of application, which identifies the position sought; curriculum vitae (with contact information); a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; statement of scholarly, creative or research interest. Excellence in teaching, research and/or scholarly or creative production, and service is required. Official copies of graduate transcripts required. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the referee or dossier service.
  • Send all information to: Spelman College, Provost Faculty Human Resources Office, Attn: Ms. Karla H. Williams, Manager of Faculty Human Resources, 350 Spelman Lane, SW, Box 1209, Atlanta, GA 30314. For email correspondence, send to: provostoffice@spelman.edu.

Stephen F. Austin University - Tenure Track Assistant Professor Theatre [POSITION FILLED]Edit

  • M.F.A. (preferred) or Ph.D. is required along with demonstrated excellence in both college-level teaching and professional artistic work. Applicants should provide evidence of expertise in articulation and voice for the actor (including verse speaking) and a variety of aspects of acting (including Stanislavsky and the realistic idiom). Additional expertise in musical theatre, especially music direction, is desired, as is active membership in VASTA and/or Actors Equity Association. Expertise in directing, theatre for young audiences and other performance skill areas (such as circus skills and period dance) are welcome.
  • Primary responsibilities include teaching (normal load is 12 credit hours per semester); creative or scholarly productivity (which may include acting or directing in our main-stage season, for which course-load reassignment is available); and full participation in the success of the school and the university through recruiting, advising and mentoring, committee membership, innovation, leadership, and other service.
  • This appointment will be made at the level of assistant professor. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three references. SFA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a commitment to excellence through diversity. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by Oct. 31, 2012, but review of new submissions will continue until the position is filled. This is a security-sensitive position, and a criminal background check is required for the successful candidate.  
  • Campus visit Jan/2013

Stony Brook University - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, PlaywritingEdit

  • Required Qualifications: MFA in Playwriting. Established professional career as a playwright. Minimum three years of successful college teaching.
  • Preferred Qualifications:Experience teaching courses in Play Analysis, Dramatic Literature and/or other forms of creative writing. Experience teaching at the graduate level.
  • Responsibilities & Requirements: The Assistant Professor will be responsible for the following:
    • Teach a 2-2 course load, 25% in English and/or Writing and Rhetoric.
    • Advise students and assist in developing internships.
    • Advise and serve as reader on Theses.
    • Participate in governance of department.
    • Maintain active professional work and affiliations.
  • Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2013. The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.
  • Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, CV, three letters of reference, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of two representative plays (digital format accepted), reviews of produced works, and statement on approach to devising practice (Electronic submission in one PDF document is strongly preferred) to: Laura Sisti, Department of Theatre Arts, Staller Center, Room 2224, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5400
  • Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities. Stony Brook University Medical Center is Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with Medical School departments.

Swarthmore College - TT Position in Dept. of Theatre (Open Rank) [DEADLINE PASSED]Edit

  • Source: ATHEJobs
  • Application Deadline: December 1, 2012
  • Appointment Status: Full-time tenure-track position (all ranks). The position begins September 2013.
  • Responsibilities: The candidate must be able regularly to teach introductory through advanced courses in acting and occasionally workshops in directing and a related course in performance theory. We are seeking someone able to combine as an acting teacher and director the foundations of Stanislavsky, voice, and approaches to acting beyond the psychological realist tradition (movement-based or otherwise). The successful candidate will function primarily as a mentor to acting students in workshop and thesis performances in the department, as well as direct regularly and occasionally teach and mentor directing students. Swarthmore's Department of Theater is small but innovative, with 6-12 majors and minors per graduating class. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the Department's website at www.swarthmore.edu for detailed information. Teaching load will be five semester courses per year (with directing a production as the equivalent of one course). Swarthmore is currently in the early stages of a transition to a four-course teaching load for full-time faculty.
  • Qualifications: MFA in acting or directing or Ph.D. combined with an MFA and/or significant relevant professional experience in these areas; a strong commitment to the teaching of theater-making as part of an academically rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education. The position is open to qualified candidates of all ranks through full professor, and requires readiness to assume chairing duties upon receiving tenure. The appointment comes with competitive salary and benefits.
  • To Apply: Please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of recommendation to: Allen Kuharski, Chair - Stephen Lang Professor of Performing Arts, Department of Theater, Swarthmore College, 500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081

Anyone heard anything?

  • Nothing here!

Temple Unversity - Assist/Assoc Scenic DesignEdit

  • Temple University Theater Department Full-time appointment in Theater Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure-track appointment in Scenic Design. Salary and rank commensurate with experience.
  • Responsibilities: The position will serve as Head of Scenic Design and entails: recruiting, supervising, and mentoring graduate students and advising undergraduate Design/Tech majors through the design and production process; provide bi-annual reviews of the progress of graduate designers; collaborating with other design specialties as well as the directing program; teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, particularly in the areas of design, drawing and rendering, visual history, history of modern design, computer drafting, and scene painting; expected to design mainstage production(s) for course release; maintain a visible and active profile of creative research and cultivate relationships with professional companies; and engage in appropriate service to the College, the University, and the profession.
  • Qualifications: Candidates must demonstrate a pedagogical and professional profile. An MFA degree in design and/or significant professional credits is expected and United Scenic Artists membership is preferred. Candidates must have outstanding professional credits in theatrical scenic design and a strong commitment to teaching, training, and working in a university environment. Expertise in CAD software is essential. Experience in art direction and production design is a plus. Appointment Date: Fall 2013.
  • Review of Applications: Review of applications continues until the position is filled. Mail, email, or fax (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vita, (3) documentation of teaching experience (course outline or syllabus that relates to the candidate's teaching), (4) at least three letters of reference and (5) a digital portfolio or hard copies of sample portfolio. Submit application to: Professor Marie Chiment, Scenic Design Search Committee Chair, c/o: Mrs. Florence Palmore, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY - Boyer College of Music and Dance, 129 Presser Hall, Office of the Dean, 2001 North 13 Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Email: palmore@temple.edu. Phone: 215-204-8097; Fax 215-777-3385. Please do not send additional materials until requested.  BA and MFA degrees.

Texas Southern - Assoc/Full Dept ChairEdit

  • Responsibilities: Assumes responsibility for the administrative and academic functions of the department. These include financial management of resources, administration of student advising system, assessment of courses and programs, and management of the department. Leads the faculty in continued curricular development with a focus on that will lead to the growth of the department. Engages in and promotes active research and publications, and seeks out funding opportunities. Performs other job related duties as required.
  • Education: An earned terminal degree or doctorate in Visual Arts or Theatre is required. The successful applicant should be eligible for a tenure track appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level.
  • Work Experience: Successful candidates should have a distinguished record of a successful program administration in an academic setting, and a reputation for research and intellectual leadership. Successful candidates should have proof of teaching excellence.
  • Open Until Filled
  • https://jobs.tsu.edu

Texas State University, San Marcos - Assist/Assoc Directing [CAMPUS VISITS]Edit

  • Primary responsibilities include teaching and advising of undergraduate and graduate level (MFA) directing students, as well as serving as a director for departmental productions in a nationally recognized theatre program. The successful candidate will direct plays from a variety of styles and genres as assigned.
  • Required Qualifications: MFA or PhD, three years full-time teaching experience, professional directing experience, strong collaborative abilities and collegial traits, and a commitment to an ongoing directing career in recognized professional venues.
  • Preferred Qualifications: graduate teaching and advising experience, existing relationships with professional theatres and industry professionals. This position is a tenure-track, 9-month appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. AA/EEO Employer. The university actively seeks diversity among its employees.
  • The review of applications will begin January 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, please submit: 1) letter of application describing teaching and directing interests, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching and artistic philosophies, 4) names and contact information for three references. Send to: Chuck Ney, TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY-SAN MARCOS, Department of Theatre & Dance, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666-4616.
    • I've heard nothing, so I assumed the slim TSU envelope that came in the mail yesterday would tell me the position was filled or canceled. Instead, it was the diversity survey. Curious. 3/25
    • I also received the diversity survey the other day; it seems like a lot of searches are being delayed or taking a long time; it doesn't seem like there's a lot of communication going out about some of these positions.
    • Campus visits are underway last week and this week (4/15).
    • Offer made and accepted (not by me). 5/9

Texas Tech University - Assist Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts  [SKYPE INTERVIEW]Edit

  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY, Fall 2013, Assistant Professor, tenure track: PhD or equivalent degree in appropriate field; will consider ABD if complete by August 2014. Area of expertise: research and teaching specialization that incorporates cross-disciplinary investigation of arts, culture, and/or media and technology, in any geographic area, culture, or combination of media. We especially seek candidates whose work operates at the nexus of research, theory, and practice. The applicant should be grounded in an interdisciplinary approach to her or his scholarship and should be able to work collaboratively across disciplines.
  • Required qualifications: demonstrated excellence in research and teaching; demonstrated interest in engaging multiple artistic and/or cultural forms.
  • Desired qualifications: established record of interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary research / scholarship engaging the arts; university level teaching experience beyond teaching assistant. Responsibilities: contribute to a distinctive interdisciplinary, multi-arts curriculum shared by three arts specializations (Music, Theater, and Visual Arts) at graduate and undergraduate levels by means of teaching, curriculum development, and service responsibilities; maintain active program of research / creative scholarship, teaching, and service. See complete description and list of application materials at: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/cvpa/college/InterdisciplinaryArtsFaculty.asp. Online portion of application for Requisition # 87651 is at: https://jobs.texastech.edu/.
  • Screening begins 14 January 2013; position open until filled.
  • Request for Skype interview (2/12)
  • Rejection by letter (4/22)

Texas Tech Universisty - Assist Professor, Musical TheatreEdit

  • The Department of Theatre and Dance at TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY invites applicants for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre and Dance to begin fall 2013.
  • The successful candidate will hold an MFA or PhD in theatre, musical theatre, or dance, and will have at least two years full-time college teaching experience and significant professional musical theatre experience. Additionally, the successful candidate will have experience teaching musical theatre and at least one of the following: ballet, jazz, or tap. Must demonstrate strong teaching ability, record of successful creative endeavors, and potential for research activities. Must be willing to choreograph for and/or direct departmental productions, to mentor student choreographers, and to assist with administrative duties of the programs. Must give strong evidence of the ability and desire to work well and collaboratively with colleagues, to perform service to the department and university, and to continue to engage in creative and/or scholarly research.
  • Apply online at: http://jobs.texastech.edu Requisition #87531.
  • Deadline: February 1, 2013.
  • Received e-mail notice April 3 that TTU had decided "not to fill the position at this time." No other explanation given.

Texas Tech University - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Theatre History [CAMPUS INTERVIEW]Edit

  • Source: Chronicle of Higher Ed
  • Deadline: February 15, 2013
  • Texas Tech University Department of Theatre & Dance seeks a tenure-track assistant professor to teach theatre history beginning fall semester, 2013.
  • Qualifications: A completed PhD in theatre history required with two years full-time college teaching experience beyond the TA level preferred. Must demonstrate strong teaching ability and an appropriate record of research activities. Must give evidence of the ability and desire to perform service to the department and university and to continue to engage in scholarly research. The abilities to mentor students and interact collegially with other faculty are required. The successful candidate will demonstrate high academic and ethical standards and will have experience teaching history on the graduate and/or undergraduate levels. The individuals research specialties will supplement our current faculty’s expertise in twentieth-century American theatre with foci such as Latino/a theatre, Asian theatre, pre-nineteenth century theatre, African theatre, or popular entertainments.
  • Position Description: Teach theatre history at the undergraduate and graduate levels to students in all five of our degree programs: BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and interdisciplinary PhD in Fine Arts. Possibly teach courses in cognate areas such as theory and criticism. Direct MA theses and PhD dissertations. Pursue an active publication agenda. Perform service to the department, university, and profession.
  • Salary: The salary is competitive and dependent upon experience and qualifications. The university offers an attractive start-up package.
  • The Department of Theatre and Dance provides theatre and dance education in a liberal arts setting.  We stand committed to a lively combination of academic studies with practical production experience.  Our thirteen faculty members hold degrees from leading programs and are supported by seven professional staff members.  We serve approximately 180 undergraduate students in both theatre and dance and 60 graduate students who pursue the following degrees:  BA in Dance, BA in Theatre Arts; BFA, MA, and MFA degrees in Theatre; and an interdisciplinary PhD in Fine Arts.  We are a dynamic faculty with a strong work ethic and a commitment to collaborative work in a collegial and mutually supportive environment. Our graduates head arts programs throughout the region and across the country and work in professional venues on both coasts as well as in film and television.  Texas Tech, a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts base, has a student body of 32,000.  The university is an excellent place to learn and teach. Lubbock, the hub of the South Plains, has a multicultural population of 250,000.
  • Application: Apply online at http://jobs.texastech.edu/postings/50288, requisition number 87529. Please attach: 1) a letter of interest that includes a paragraph-long statement of teaching philosophy; 2) a current CV; 3) contact information for three references. For best consideration, application must be received by February 15, 2013.
  • Request for campus interview (3/15)
  • Has anyone heard anything else about this position? I've heard absolutely nothing since sending in the application back in February.
  • Offer made and accepted (not by me - late April)

Trinity University - Assistant Professor in Scenic Design [OFFER ACCEPTED]Edit

  • Source: ArtSearch
  • Application Deadline: October 22
  • The Theatre Program in the Department of Human Communication and Theatre invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor of Scenic Design beginning fall semester, 2013. We seek a colleague with an ability to collaborate with a production team, the desire to design and implement a variety of theatrical styles, and a commitment to instruction and production design in an undergraduate liberal arts and sciences context. The successful candidate will design scenery for two main stage shows per semester, supervise paint and property studios, and teach four undergraduate classes per year (6 contact hours per semester). Courses taught will include Intro to Design and courses within an area of interest that complement the curriculum and current faculty emphasis.
  • Candidates must hold an M.F.A. degree in Scenic Design by time of appointment. Evidence of professional experience is preferred; additional experience in sound, lighting, and/or video production is desirable. Teaching experience at the university level is strongly desirable. Candidates must have proficiency with Vectorworks.
  • Trinity University (http://www.trinity.edu) is an independent, primarily residential university, founded in 1869. Our selective admissions generate a challenging and eager student body of approximately 2,500 undergraduates, including students from all over the United States and a relatively high percentage of students from foreign countries. Trinity primarily offers a liberal arts and sciences education, with a few selected professional programs. The department prepares students for a variety of professional opportunities as well as post-graduate education. The close interdisciplinary connections formed at the university present many opportunities for students and faculty.
  • Applicants should provide a cover letter that addresses the candidate's experience, interests, and philosophy in the areas of teaching and scenic design. Please include a curriculum vitae and have official graduate and undergraduate transcripts and three recent letters of recommendation sent. Applicants should also provide evidence of successful teaching and scenic design excellence, including sample designs and a portfolio. Candidates may email us links to their own online portfolios of application materials at mpuente@trinity.edu or send materials to Dr. Andrew C. Hansen, Chair, Department of Human Communication and Theatre, Trinity University, One Trinity Place, San Antonio, Texas 78212. Review of Applications will begin October 22, 2012 and continue until a list of top candidates is finalized on November 14, 2012.
  • The University is an equal opportunity employer.
  • [offer extended and accepted]
  • Congratulations!

Trinity Western University - Assistant Professor Generalist [PHONE INTERVIEWS]Edit

  • The School of the Arts, Media and Culture at Trinity Western University seeks a creative mentor for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Theatre Department.
  • This small and dynamic department, in which faculty responsibilities are shared and negotiated, offers a BA in Theatre and a BFA in Acting. The successful candidate will be an accomplished generalist whose broad knowledge of theatre includes experience in everything from design to performance. S/he will be required to oversee all production activities, including supervising production staff and managing budgets, as well as direct one production each year. Strong evidence of teaching effectiveness in several areas which could include acting, directing, voice, movement, and/or technical theatre is required.
  • The successful candidate will hold an MFA or PhD in theatre and be a committed Christian with a vision for challenging and ethical theatre training.
  • Interested candidates are requested to complete the on-line application at http://www.twu.ca/divisions/hr/join/faculty-positions.html. Additionally, please forward to Judy Bartram, Executive Assistant to the Office of the Provost, Academics (judy.bartram@twu.ca) documentation outlining interests, experience, and major contributions to teaching, research and practice as well as verification of doctoral (or terminal) degree. Applications will be accepted until March 6, 2013 or until a suitable candidate is found, subject to budget approval. Any enquiries regarding this position may also be sent to judy.bartram@twu.ca.
  • Trinity Western University is a liberal arts university and seeks candidates who are committed to and support its evangelical Christian basis, mission and orientation. More information about Trinity Westerns School of the Arts, Media + Culture and its programs can be found here. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, this advertisement is directed in the first instance to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Phone interviews taking place week of 3/25

Tufts University - Associate or Full Professor/Department Chair [POSITION FILLED]Edit

  • Source: HigherEdJobs.Com
  • Application Deadline: October 20, 2012.
  • Appointment Status: Associate or Full Professor of Drama and Department Chair. The position begins September 1, 2013.
  • Responsibilities: The Tufts University Department of Drama and Dance seeks dynamic mid-career applicants for a position as advanced Associate or Full Professor of Drama, who are prepared to help shape the future of a well-established and expanding department with a nationally-ranked graduate program. The successful candidate will serve as Department Chair immediately or within one year of arrival.
    • Become chair of the department immediately or within one year of hire.
    • Teach new or existing undergraduate courses in theatre history, dramatic literature, and/or film studies.
    • Preferably direct a departmental major production every two or three years.
    • Teach graduate seminars in specialized areas of research and scholarship.
    • Participate in graduate program duties such as advising dissertations and assessing examinations.
    • Advise some undergraduate majors and senior thesis projects.
    • Support the university's ongoing commitment to active citizenship and service.
  • Qualifications: Required qualifications include a doctorate and substantial record of scholarship and publication; administrative experience and demonstrated leadership in previous positions; and a demonstrated commitment to excellent university teaching and advising. Preferred qualifications include a background in interdisciplinary research, teaching, and/or programmatic initiatives; experience in directing plays; and experience in teaching students from under-represented groups.
  • Application Instructions: Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Professor Barbara Wallace Grossman, Drama Search Committee Chair, Department of Drama and Dance, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155. Review of applications begins October 20, 2012, and continues until the position is filled.
  • Online App. Form: www.Click2Apply.net/3nkyb73
  • Department Website: ase.tufts.edu/drama-dance
  • They've hired Heather Nathans from UMD (3/28)
  • Administrator Note: Unless you are the specific candidate who was hired and you are announcing that you have officially accepted the position, please avoid using people's names on the wiki. This is a violation of privacy. See DISCUSSION below for developing wiki "policy" on this matter.
  • I suspect that its less of a violation of privacy when the department is broadcasting the information openly. I don't think this is exactly private news. http://ase.tufts.edu/drama-dance/news/newsNathans.asp
    • I do not disagree. Please see the Discussion section below, especially my comments about posting such news along with links such as the one you have provided. I had originally redacted the name of the new faculty member at Tufts (restored now) and made the above statement after a wiki member posted erroneous information about another appointment. 

University of Akron - Assistant Professor of Theatre ArtsEdit

  • Source: Chronicle
  • Teach theatre classes on the graduate/undergraduate level commensurate with the candidate's academic and professional experience. Direct in theatre program's main stage season. Supervise student projects. Collaborate with colleagues in curriculum development and pursuit of NAST accreditation. Advise theatre and P-12 Drama/Theatre Licensure students. Actively recruit prospective students. Provide service to the university and profession. Pursue creative work and/or scholarly research appropriate for an assistant professor position.
  • Start date: August, 2013.
  • Requirements: terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in theatre or related field. At least two years of successful teaching at the university or college level. Successful use of technology in the classroom and ability to enhance the school's online program. Candidate must demonstrate experience directing mainstage productions, be qualified to advise student projects, teach on the graduate level, and supervise masters thesis projects.
  • Preferred: Professional experience in acting/directing. Evidence of successful student recruitment. Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration. Community outreach. The successful candidate should demonstrate a broad range of knowledge in theatre arts, a commitment to liberal arts education and interdisciplinary studies, and bring energy and new perspectives to our growing undergraduate and graduate theatre programs.
  • Review begins March 25, 2013.
  • For complete details visits http://www.uakron.edu/jobs. Job ID#7836.

University of Alaska - Assist Professor Directing [CANDIDATE ACCEPTED]Edit

  • Direct in Alaska! Theatre UAF (UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA Department of Theatre and Film) seeks a Director (Assistant Professor, tenure-track faculty) to teach Fundamentals and Advanced Directing, Intermediate Acting, and Dramatic Literature/Playscript Analysis for an active undergraduate program. Duties/Description: Direct one or two mainstage shows during the season, teach Fundamentals of Directing, Advanced Directing, and other courses which may include: Dramatic Literature, Playscript Analysis, Intermediate Acting, Theatre History, Movies and Film, or other area of strength. Will supervise and advise for at least two student productions as well.
  • Masters required, PhD preferred. Teaching experience at a College or University a plus. We enjoy a well-equipped theatre and shops.
  • Application reviews begin January 7, 2013. More information and direct links at: www.uaf.edu/theatre/jobs. Apply online at: www.uakjobs.com. UAF is an AA/EO employer and educational institution.
  • Email Rejection 2/6
  • Phone Interviews Scheduled February-March
  • Job offered and accepted 5/2/13

University of Arizona - Asst. Professor - ActingEdit

  • Source: Highered
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled
  • Appointment Status: The School of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of Arizona seeks an Assistant Professor to teach voice and movement and acting in a highly active, professionally focused BFA Acting/Musical Theatre program. The successful candidate will hold a terminal degree in Theatre Performance, certification or demonstrated extensive training in Linklater and Skinner voice production techniques, a strong foundation in process-oriented Stanislavski based actor training, ability to teach anatomy and physiology of the voice, IPA, classical text and verse, and physicalization of character. Professional affiliation with VASTA, AEA or SAG/AFTRA, training or extensive experience in Feldenkrais and/or Alexander systems, various mask work techniques, professional acting, or vocal coaching experience and directing skills suitable to direct as part of Arizona Repertory theatre are highly desired. They will serve as vocal and dialect coach on department productions and will be part of a strong Acting and Musical Theatre Division as one of seven full time teaching faculty. This is a Tenure Eligible position.
  • Minimum Qualifications: MFA or PhD. Certification and/or extensive training in Linklater and Skinner techniques. Strong foundation in process-oriented, Stanislavski based actor training. At least two years of university teaching beyond TA level. Qualified to teach anatomy and physiology of the voice, IPA, classical text and verse and physicalization of character. Coach dialects and period styles.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Professional acting, vocal coaching, or directing experience. Professional affiliation in one or more of the following: VASTA, AEA or SAG/AFTRA. Training or extensive experience in Feldenkrais, Alexander, Mask Work (Character, Neutral, Commedia). Directing experience suitable to direct on the main stage.
  • Application Instructions: To apply online go to www.UACareers.com/51412. Review begins 1/2/13 and continues until filled. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA Employer - M/W/D/V

University of Arizona - Assistant Professor Voice and Movement [CAMPUS INTERVIEW]Edit

  • UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA School of Theatre, Film & Television. Tenure-eligible, benefits-eligible, academic appointment. Salary range: $47,000-$50,000. Duties: Teach voice and movement and acting in a highly active, professionally focused BFA Acting/Musical Theatre program. Full description and on-line application, see job #51412 at http://employment.arizona.edu/. Review begins immediately and opened until filled. Position begins August 2013
  • 2/28 - references called
  • phone interview scheduled for 3/19, x2
  • campus interview scheduled for mid/late April

University of Arizona - Assistant Professor, Theatre Studies [SKYPE INTERVIEW]Edit

  • UVERSITY OF ARIZONA School of Theatre, Film & Television. Tenure-eligible, benefits-eligible, academic appointment. Salary range: $47,000-$50,000. Duties: Teach 2-3 undergraduate courses in Improvisation, Collaborative Play Development, Theatre History/Studies. Direct for Studio Series production program. Full description and on-line application, see job #51480 at http://employment.arizona.edu/. Review begins immediately and opened until filled. Position begins August 2013.
  • Originally Posted 12/14/12 on Artsearch
  • Request for Skype Interview 2/18/13

University of the Arts - Director School of Theatre [CAMPUS INTERVIEWS]Edit

  • The University of the Arts in Philadelphia seeks a Director for the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts. Housed in the College of Performing Arts with the School of Dance and the School of Music, this position reports directly to the Dean of the College. The Director will be both the School's Producing Artistic Director and its senior academic leader.
  • Qualifications: Professional experience in an area relevant to the School is required; an advanced or terminal degree (MFA, or Ph.D.) in a relevant field is strongly preferred. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a breath and depth of professional artistic experience and knowledgeable leadership, as well as academic and/or teaching experience that would warrant an appointment at the rank of Full Professor.
  • To apply: Applicants should send a letter of application, CV and the contact information for four professional references, for full consideration submit prior to January 18, 2013.
  • A more comprehensive position posting may be found at: http://uarts.edu/director-ira-brind-school-theater-arts Director Search, Ira Brind School of Theater Arts, The UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, College of Performing Arts, Office of the Dean, 320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
  • 19102. Email to: cpa@uarts.edu
  • Anyone heard anything?
  • I have heard they are inviting people to campus for site interviews

University of Bristol (UK) - Lecturer in Theatre and Performance StudiesEdit

The Department of Music, Film, Theatre seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies. Candidates’ research strengths may be in any area of performance and/or theatre; however, applications are especially sought from those with expertise in the directing and dramaturgy of play-based theatre, particularly, though not necessarily, of the early modern period. Candidates will possess a PhD and be expected to develop and maintain an internationally significant research profile, whether through publication and/or practice-as-research. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to mixed mode teaching delivery of Theatre/Performance at BA, MA and PhD levels, leading lectures, seminars and practice-based workshops, and to assist with other aspects of the running of the Department and the delivery of its academic programmes.

Based in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, you will be a part of a vibrant creative community of scholars and production staff. The department has a long record of internationally-recognised achievement in research and teaching. As part of the Drama Department, it was awarded a 5* rating in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise and achieved an excellent rating in the RAE 2008. The department houses the University’s Theatre Collection, which constitutes one of the largest archives in the world of British performance and theatre history. Current research interests amongst staff include work in historical theatre reconstruction, vernacular dramatic traditions of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, adaptation and translation, live art and cross-media performance as well as investigations into related histories.

The post is available from 1 September 2013.

Grade: Lecturer B, Pathway 1, Grade J

Salary: Starting salary £34,233 – £38,522

Please email any informal queries to Catherine Hindson at Catherine.Hindson@bristol.ac.uk

Source: http://earlyenglishdrama.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/lecturer-in-theatre-performance-studies-university-of-bristol/

  • Also posted at Renaissance 2013
  • I checked the REF website, and I cannot figure it out. What does it mean in terms of creative/directing work to be  REF 2014 ready?
  • A: The key phrase you want to use when looking into the REF for creative research output is "practice-based". 

University at Buffalo - Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre [POSITIONS FILLED]Edit

  • Source: HigherEdJobs
  • Deadline: October 15, 2012
  • Appointment Status: Full time, tenure-track position, begins August 2013.
  • Summary: The University at Buffalo, Department of Theatre & Dance invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Theatre (tenure-track or tenured) to help build a new MA/PhD program in Theatre Performance. This program integrates theory and performance practice, so we are seeking a colleague to enhance this connection for our students.
  • Responsibilities: The individual will teach 4 courses per year (3 in the first year), including undergraduate courses in Theatre Studies e.g., theatre history, dramatic literature, dramaturgy, or special topics and graduate seminars, including possible new courses in the appointment's area(s) of expertise. All faculty at the University at Buffalo are expected to provide service to the department or University (as needed), provide mentoring to students and maintain a strong research program. In addition, all departmental faculty contribute to the performance season, which includes both theatre and dance productions and ranges from fully produced mainstage shows to smaller, experimental works. Faculty may participate either through direct involvement (e.g., directing, dramaturgy) or by mentoring student work (e.g., design, acting, dramaturgy). We welcome candidates who enhance the diversity of the University at Buffalo through their research, teaching, and service.
  • Qualifications: Applicants should hold a PhD or DFA by the time of appointment in August 2013. The ideal candidate will possess a successful record of scholarship and a commitment to excellence in teaching; prior experience with graduate supervision and program development desirable.
  • Application Deadline Information: Review of applications will begin October 15, 2012 and continue until position is filled.
  • Application Instructions: Please submit cover letter, detailed CV, teaching philosophy, and list of three references through the UBJobs system. Applications for this position will only be accepted online. To apply, please visit: www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55393 .
  • Special Instructions: Specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose research interests include the intersection of theatre or performance studies with media, emerging technologies, and/or digital culture. To facilitate these interests, the position is supported through the Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, a new $900k+ campus initiative to foster faculty collaborations among the arts and sciences.
  • Online Application: https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55393
  • Department Website: www.theatredance.buffalo.edu
    • Rejection received via email (11/15) (x4), 11/16 (x2)
    • Phone interview scheduled 11/28
    • Did anyone else get neither an acceptance or rejection?
    • Phone interview scheduled for 12/12
    • Campus visit scheduled for 01/25 and 01/28 and 02/05
    • Offer accepted x2
    • Congratulations! x2
    • (Thank you!)

University of California, Los Angeles - Tenure-Track in Acting and Performance [CAMPUS VISITS]Edit

  • Source: Chronicle
  • Deadline: December 7, 2012
  • Appointment Status: Open rank, tenure-track or tenured.
  • Responsibilities: The appointee will participate with the Theater Department faculty in helping to create a new MFA acting program and undergraduate theater major. The successful candidate will embrace a philosophy of a collaborative and integrated curriculum with actors, directors and playwrights. We seek a teacher of Acting prepared for interdisciplinary collaboration with the various areas of the Department of Theater; the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media; and across the University and professional schools.
  • Qualifications: We seek an emphasis on Psychological, Physical and/or Language Systems of Performance. We are interested in all areas of specialization. The applicant should have experience as a director, performance-maker and/or creator of devised performance with a record of professional accomplishment. Appropriate professional and/or academic credentials and experience required.
  • Application Instructions: Send cover letter and CV to Professors Michael Hackett and Jose Luis Valenzuela, Co-Chairs of the Search Committee at ijohnston@tft.ucla.edu , reference job #0466-1213-01.
  • Four campus visits, including candidates for both open positions, announced to students for the month of January
  • Email of rejection 3/18/13

University of California, Los Angeles - Tenure-Track in Physical Performance and Acting [CAMPUS VISITS]Edit

  • Source: Chronicle
  • Deadline: December 7, 2012
  • Appointment Status: Open rank, tenure-track or tenured.
  • Responsibilities: The appointee will participate with the Theater Department faculty in helping to create a new MFA acting program and undergraduate theater major. The successful candidate will embrace a philosophy of a collaborative and integrated curriculum with actors, directors and playwrights. We seek a teacher of Acting prepared for interdisciplinary collaboration with the various areas of the Department of Theater; the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media; and across the University and professional schools.
  • Qualifications: We seek an emphasis on Physical Systems of Performance including, but not limited to, Mime, Clown, Mask, Vaudeville, Commedia, Russian Movement, Bio-mechanics, Laban, Grotowski, Suzuki or Spolin methods. We are interested in all areas of specialization. The applicant should have experience as a director, performance-maker and/or creator of devised performance with a record of professional accomplishment. Appropriate professional and/or academic credentials and experience required.
  • Application Instructions: Send cover letter and CV to Professor Patricia Harter, Chair of the Search Committee at ijohnston@tft.ucla.edu , reference job #0466-1213-02.
  • Skype interview scheduled (1/12)
  • Four campus visits, including candidates for both open positions, announced to students for the month of January

University of Kansas - Assistant Professor of Theatre [POSITION FILLED]Edit

  • Source: AcademicKeys
  • Deadline: until qualified pool of candidates is identified.
  • The University of Kansas Department of Theatre seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in directing, acting and performance technique to begin as early as August 18, 2013. Terminal degree in theatre, performance studies, or closely related field required by start date. Successful applicant will teach four courses per year in the theatre department, including undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization; direct in the department’s main-stage season on a regular basis; guide graduate student research; maintain an active program of research in theatre performance and/or studies; maintain an active record as a creative artist both in and outside the academy; and provide service to the department and the university, including advising, committee work, and contributing to the growth of the Department of Theatre.
  • The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge; and (4) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities. See http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning/themes/.
  • For full position description, required qualifications, and to apply, see http://jobs.ku.edu position number 00003488. In addition, applicants should arrange to have letters of reference sent directly to Henry Bial, Theatre Search Committee Chair, 1530 Naismith Drive, 356 Murphy Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045 USA.
  • Review of applications begins December 1, 2012 and continues as long as needed to collect a qualified pool of candidates.
  • Phone interviews conducted week of Jan 14, 2013.
  • Position offered and accepted (3/25).

University of Leeds, UK - Chair in Applied Theatre [DEADLINE PASSED]Edit

  • Closing Date: Friday 30th November 2012
  • The School of Performance and Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds is one of the top ten theatre departments in the United Kingdom for research (RAE2008) and delivers an outstanding student experience through excellent research-led teaching. Its impressive international profile is underpinned by its world-leading status in key areas, and it recently hosted the prestigious Performance Studies international conference (PSi 2012) under the title of 'Performance, Culture, Industry'. The School's approach to the study of theatre and performance roots these disciplines firmly within wider cultural spheres and the School runs innovative postgraduate programmes in 'Performance, Culture and Context' and in 'Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship'. Its research and taught programmes provide deep, tangible benefits for theatre and performance practice, communities, public and private organizations, and government, at all levels: local, regional, national and international. The School's state-of-the-art building incorporates the University's public licensed theatre, hosting an impressive programme of professional work, staff and student productions and practice-led research.
  • Applied Theatre is a flourishing core aspect of the School's research and it is embedded in the taught curriculum at all levels. This post offers an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to exercise a leading role in enhancing activity and achievement, whilst developing their own expertise and career. The School is open to applications from candidates with expertise in any aspect of applied theatre and performance. There is significant opportunity to collaborate across the School and the Faculty and to play a major role in the University's cultural relationships within the city of Leeds and beyond. The person appointed will deliver research-led education that contributes to the exceptional student experience and top quality research outputs that contribute to impact and innovation. He/she should expect to take on a significant leadership role in the organisation within education and/or research.
  • For more information about the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, please go to http://www.pci.leeds.ac.uk
  • Informal enquiries may be directed to: Professor Sita Popat, Head of School, Chair in Performance and Technology, School of Performance & Cultural Industries, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK. Tel: [+44 (0)113 343 8716], Email: s.popat@leeds.ac.uk. Web: www.leeds.ac.uk/pci

University of Maryland - Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance StudiesEdit

  • Position Title:  Visiting  Assistant  or  Visiting  Associate  Professor  of  Theatre  and  Performance Studies, full-time, nine month position with possibility of renewal
  • Starting Date:   August 23, 2013
  • Salary:  commensurate  with qualifications  and experience
  • Position Description: The successful candidate will teach courses in theatre and performance  studies at undergraduate  and graduate levels.  Teaching load is 2-3.
  • Program Description: The recent creation of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies represents an exciting, collaborative  endeavor. The School offers separate BA programs in Theatre and Dance; MA in Theatre and Performance Studies; PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies, and MFA programs in Dance, Design and Performance.   The School currently has approximately  275 undergraduate  and 75 graduate students enrolled.
  • Qualifications:  Minimum requirements  are PhD in Theatre or Performance  Studies, two years of teaching   experience   at  the  university   level,  and  evidence   of  the  ability  for advanced scholarship in the field of Theatre and Performance Studies.
  • The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
  • Facilities/Location: The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies is housed in the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, a state-of-the-art  complex with six performance venues, rehearsal rooms, production shops, classrooms, and the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library. Located just minutes from the Washington DC, the University is linked by mass transit to the fastest growing theatre market in the country. The region is home to more than 80 professional theatres, including Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Studio Theatre, Signature Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre Company and The Kennedy Center. In addition, world- class research facilities within minutes of the campus include the Library of Congress, Folger Shakespeare Library, Smithsonian Institution, and the National Archives.
  • Application Deadline:For best consideration,  applications should be received by June 1, 2013.
  • To Apply: Submit the following: letter of application; curriculum vitae; names, addresses, e-mail, and telephone numbers of three references; and up to three syllabi of courses taught in theatre and performance studies.  Applications should be emailed or mailed to Ms. Stephanie Bergwall, search coordinator at bergwall@umd.edu.  Mailing address is:  Search Committee – Visiting Scholar, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, University of Maryland, 2810 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD  20742-1610.
  • Received email asking for reference letters.

University of Massachusetts Boston - Assistant Professor of Costume Design and Technology [POSITION FILLED]Edit

  • Source: UMass Boston HR
  • Deadline: January 4, 2013
  • Appointment Status: Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor. Position begins September 1, 2013.
  • Responsibilities: The Department of Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Costume Design and Technology, beginning September 1, 2013. We seek an individual who can design and construct costumes for 4–5 productions annually as well as teach 2 courses per semester including but not limited to costume design, costume rendering, costume history, make-up, and introduction to design. The successful candidate will provide leadership in costume design to a small but dedicated faculty that includes three other full-time professors and several outstanding adjuncts. The ability to educate, organize, and mobilize students is essential to the position. Planning is underway for a new theatre with full support facilities; the person hired can look forward to working in a new performance space beginning in 2015. The Department of Performing Arts offers undergraduate degrees in Music and Theatre Arts, a minor in Dance, and a Music Teacher Licensure program.
  • Qualifications: An MFA or other terminal degree is required at the time of appointment, so candidates must have a firm completion date to be considered. Continuing excellence in teaching and creative/scholarly activity is expected in order to qualify for reappointment, tenure, and promotion.
  • Application Instructions: To apply, submit cover letter, vita, 8-12 representative images of your design and construction work (or a link to your website) and three letters of recommendation online.

University of Massachusetts Boston - Technical Director [POSITION FILLED]Edit

  • Source: UMass Boston HR
  • Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled
  • Appointment Status: Full-time, non-tenure track position. Position begins January 28, 2013.
  • Responsibilities:  Teach two classes per semester in the areas of technical production and supervise all aspects of technical production in the Performing Arts Department. The successful candidate will provide leadership in theatre technology to a small but dedicated faculty that includes three other full-time professors and several outstanding adjuncts.
  • Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Technology or related area, MFA preferred, with additional experience as a technical director.  Prior teaching experience is required.  The ability to educate, organize, and mobilize students is essential to the position. Experience in sound design and technology a plus. Required skills include: knowledge of scenery construction, CAD drafting, rigging, welding, lighting technology, ability to train students, and safety.
  • Enquiries to: Dr. Robert Lublin, robert.lublin@umb.edu
  • Application Instructions: To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and 8-12 representative images of your work (or a link to your website) online .  Also have 3 letters of recommendation mailed to Dr. Robert Lublin, Chair, Department of Performing Arts, UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125.

University of Massachusetts, Amherst- Assist Professor Honors FacultyEdit

  • The Department of Theater and Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full time, tenure-track Honors Faculty, Assistant Professor position in Theater, beginning September 1, 2013. Salary: commensurate with experience.
  • Qualifications: MFA in Directing or Acting, or Ph.D. in Theater required at hire. Demonstrated excellence in teaching acting and professional theater experience required. This professor, specializing in theater for social change and performance tools for non-actors, will be an impressive professional practitioner whose experience speaks directly to the application of theater - especially performance techniques - for students who do not specialize in theater. This professor will devote two courses a year expressly to Commonwealth Honors College students, the vast majority of whom are non-majors. The professor will also teach more specialized courses in acting and directing for Theater majors, and will direct in the Department of Theater's main stage season. Advise capstone performance projects. Participate in departmental governance. Maintain professional activity at the national level.
  • Send letter of application and curriculum vitae or professional resume, including email/phone contact for three references, to: Julie Nelson, Chair, Assistant Professor of Theater Search Committee, Department of Theater, FAC 112, 151 President's Drive, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST, Amherst, MA 01003. Review of applications will begin on December 21, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. http://www.umass.edu/theater/
  • Rejection letter (early June)

University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Assistant Professor of Dramaturgy [CAMPUS VISITS]Edit

  • Source: ArtSearch
  • Deadline: December 3
  • The UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST Department of Theater seeks a tenuretrack Assistant Professor of Dramaturgy, effective September 1, 2013. Salary: commensurate with experience. Qualifications: MFA in Dramaturgy or PhD in Theater at the time of hire. Professional experience in dramaturgy at a nationally recognized Equity theater required. Responsibilities include training and advising MFA dramaturgs in production dramaturgy; teaching undergraduate courses in play analysis, dramatic repertory and theater history; teaching general education courses; contributing other specialties to complement departmental offerings; connecting students to professional theater opportunities; and participating in departmental and university service.
  • Send letter of application and curriculum vitae or professional resume, including email/phone contact for three references, to: Harley Erdman, Chair, Dramaturgy Search Committee, Department of Theater, FAC 112, 151 President's Drive, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003. Deadline for priority consideration: December 3, 2012
  • Campus visits being scheduled in February.

University of Melbourne - Lecturer in English and Theatre Studies [DEADLINE PASSED]Edit

  • Source: Chronicle
  • Deadline: October 29, 2012
  • Appointment Status: Level B Lecturer
  • Qualifications: The English discipline is currently seeking an experienced scholar in the field of English & Theatre Studies for a Level B Lecturer position. The appointee would have research interests in literature and the environment; Romanticism; eco-criticism; and literary theory and contemporary culture.
  • Responsibilities: S/he will teach in designated undergraduate and Honours areas in particular, Romanticism and the Gothid and will contribute to Honours and RHD supervision. The appointment will also maintain a strong publishing and research profile.
  • Enquiries to: Professor Ken Gelder, kdgelder@unimelb.edu.au
  • To Apply: For position information and to apply online go to http://www.hr.unimelb.edu.au/careers , click on Search for Jobs and search under the job title or job number 0030017.
  • Rejection received 11/19. :-(
    • By the way, this isn't a theatre job; it's a Romanticism/eco-criticism job.

University of Memphis - Assist Professor Scene DesignEdit

  • UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS, August 19, 2013. Qualifications: MFA in theatrical design required; demonstrated artistic ability in Scenic Design and allied design areas; teaching abilities and commitment to student mentoring suitable for an MFA/BFA program, experience and competency in computer-assisted drafting and rendering.
  • Consideration begins February 4, 2013. Compensation competitive, depending upon experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits. Complete job description, mandatory electronic application: https://workforum.memphis.edu. The department offers the BFA (design, performance and musical theatre areas), the MFA in Directing and in Design & Technical Production, a full production season, a full complement of on-site production shops equipped with modern technology. Information: contact Michael O'Nele, 901-678-2523  or monele@memphis.edu.

University of Michigan - Faculty Position in Acting and Directing [POSITION FILLED]Edit

  • Source: ArtSearch
  • Deadline: October 1, 2012
  • Appointment status: Rank is open, tenured or tenure-track, begins September 2013. Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and carries benefits.
  • Qualifications: strong background in classical acting, knowledge of a wide range of acting techniques to bring to the performance of classical and contemporary material, a willingness to collaborate with faculty with varied approaches, and proven ability to teach beginning and advanced acting courses. Applicants whose professional activity has centered on performance should document teaching experience in terms of workshops and master classes presented, private students, or appointments as guest artists or directors at institutions of higher learning. It is preferred that candidates hold the MFA or other appropriate terminal degree. Teaching experience in a liberal arts environment is desirable.
  • ​Responsibilities: Teaching beginning and advanced acting, directing plays, advising students, recruiting students of high caliber, maintaining a national/international professional profile, participating in faculty governance, attending faculty and departmental meetings, and serving on faculty and University committees as appropriate.
  • Application Deadline Information: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2012.
  • To Apply: To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of five references with contact information to Professor Vincent Mountain, Search Chair c/o Julie Smigielski, School of Music, Theatre and Dance, University of Michigan, 1100 Baits Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085. To ensure full consideration, please apply by October 1, 2012.
  • Department Website: www.music.umich.edu
    • rec'd email saying materials had been received 10/4/12 (x3)
    • rejection letter 12/07 x 3
    • interviewing candidates Jan 2013
    • Received rejection letter today (May 7) saying position had been filled by Daniel Cantor, previously of Northwestern.  (Moderator, I assume this is public information since it was given in my form letter?)

University of Michigan - Open Rank, Theatre Studies and Performance [OFFER MADE]Edit

  • Source: Chronicle
  • Deadline: November 16, 2012
  • Appointment Status: Open rank, tenured or tenure-track, begins September 2013.
  • Qualifications: We seek an experienced teacher with a thorough knowledge of the ethnic legacies in American theatre and drama who has a working knowledge of performance traditions and present practices in other nations and cultures, as well as a sustained and distinguished professional and teaching career. A Ph.D. in theatre studies or a related discipline is preferred but applicants with an MFA, who have scholarly research interests will also be considered. Experience as a stage director is desirable.
  • Responsibilities: Primary duties are to teach courses in Theatre Studies and Performance related to culture, ethnicity, and diversity, and to spearhead an ethnic theatre minor, recruiting and mentoring students who enroll in it. Additional responsibilities include participating in faculty governance, attending faculty and departmental meetings, and serving on faculty and University committees as appropriate.
  • Application Deadline Information: To ensure full consideration applications should be received by November 16, 2012. Applications will be considered until position is filled.
  • Application Instructions: Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of five references with contact information to Professor Gregory Poggi, Search Chair c/o Julie Smigielski, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, the University of Michigan, 1100 Baits Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2085.
  • Department Website: http://www.music.umich.edu/index.php
  • Any news?
  • Exec Comm approved short list, interviews starting Jan 2013
  • Offer made to candidate, negotiation in progress. (4/8)

University of Minnesota - Assistant Professor of History, Literature and Criticism [OFFER ACCEPTED]Edit

  • Source: ASTR List
  • Deadline: October 1, 2012
  • Appointment status: Full time, tenure-track position, begins fall term 2013.
  • Summary: The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor to join the History, Literature, and Criticism faculty of its dynamic and evolving Department of Theatre Arts and Dance. This colleague would bring both disciplinary and cross-disciplinary training to the position, with a research agenda that takes a global perspective (while remaining situated within a specific geopolitical and historical context), and a theoretically sophisticated, ethically reflexive scholarly practice. His/her research could attend to such cross-disciplinary concepts as affect, environment, time, space, image, text, movement, sound, gesture, race, or the politics of embodiment. We are particularly interested in those with expertise in the following areas, although we will consider applications from scholars in any emerging, cross-disciplinary field of performance research:
    • Performance in digital and virtual media
    • Performance and theatre practice in the Middle East or North Africa
    • Human/non-human rights and performance
  • Qualifications:
    • PhD in hand by start date of appointment.
    • field open with a level of proven expertise in theatre and/or performance studies
    • minimum 2 years college-level teaching experience
    • a record of scholarly publication
    • experience in college-level course design and independent instruction (preferred)
    • specialization in any of the fields indicated in the job description (preferred)
    • Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation, their record of scholarly publication, the relevance of their research to the department's academic priorities, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, ability to attract first-rate graduate students, and strength of recommendations
  • ​Responsibilities: Faculty in the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to carry on an active research program, teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute service appropriate for the rank of appointment to the department, college, University, and profession.
  • Application Deadline Information: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2012. Position is open until filled.
  • To Apply: Applications must be submitted electronically. Required materials consist of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample. Additional materials may be requested from candidates at a future date. In addition to the material submitted electronically, applicants are asked to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the department. Letters of recommendation may be emailed (.pdf) to volkm003@umn.edu, or mailed to: Millie Reid, Department of Theatre Arts & Dance, University of Minnesota, 580D Rarig Center, 330 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
  • Online Application: employment.umn.edu
  • Department Website: theatre.umn.edu

Application Updates:

  • Eight applicants shortlisted for a skype/telephone interview for next week. Notification received by email 10/24. (On 11/14, rejection email stated there were actually 12 candidates interviewed by Skype.)
  • Any more word on this? (11/7)
  • Scheduling campus visit (11/13)
  • Rejection received via email (11/14 x5)
  • Congratulations on the campus visit (and sorry to hear about the e-mail rejection). Are campus visits being scheduled by phone or e-mail? (11/14)
  • Any word on this (1/10)?
  • I hesitate to make an outright declaration, since it's not my news, but a colleague just announced accepting a TT job with this department that roughly fits the description (colleague's work is also in one of the suggested subfields).  My apologies if this kind of hearsay is inappropriate--I'm not quite sure of the rules, but since someone was actively looking for "any word" and the colleague announced publicly, I thought it might be appropriate to say.   Please feel free to delete if it's not.  (1/16)

University of Missouri, Saint Louis - Assist Professor Acting & Directing [FINALISTS CHOSEN]Edit

  • University of Missouri, Saint Louis; College of Fine Arts and Communication; Department of Theatre, Dance, and Media Studies. (http://www.umsl.edu) Salary: Commensurate with experience. Tenure Track Appointment: Comprehensive Benefit Package; begins August 16, 2013. The Department of Theatre, Dance and Media Studies, University of Missouri-Saint Louis invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professorship position in Acting and Directing, beginning Fall 2013.
  • Candidates must hold an MFA, PhD or equivalent. The Department is seeking a theatre practitioner with teaching experience at the undergraduate level. Expertise in a variety of acting methods and styles is desired. Research and creativity record must be commensurate with the appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor. Duties include teaching undergraduate level acting courses, advising, directing at least one main-stage production, and recruitment. There are substantial departmental, recruitment, and committee responsibilities, and candidates will be expected to produce creative work appropriate for advancement within the University of Missouri, Saint Louis.
  • Screening of applicants will begin December 5, 2012, and continue until the position has been filled. Qualified applicants are invited to submit to the Acting and Directing Search Committee Chair; 1. Letter of interest with contact information; 2. Curriculum vitae; 3. Statement of teaching philosophy; 4. Addresses, Phone numbers, and email addresses of three current references. Send materials and documentation to: 'Niyi Coker, Jr., Chair, Search Committee; Department of Theatre, Dance and Media Studies; UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, SAINT LOUIS; One University Blvd, 237 AAB; Saint Louis, MI 63121. Email: niyi@umsl.edu.
  • Email from search chair stating they've chosen their top three of over 150 applicants. (2/28)

University of New Mexico - Assist Professor Scenic DesignEdit

  • The UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, Department of Theatre and Dance, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Scene Design beginning in August 2013. The successful candidate will be a team member working within an interdisciplinary environment and is expected to teach undergraduate courses in Scenic Design, Drawing and Rendering, Scene Painting, Design Seminar, and Design History and Styles. The candidate will participate in departmental production activities, committee assignments within the College and/or Department, design two department mainstage productions each year, supervise scenic art/ props, and mentor/ supervise student designers.
  • Salary $45,000 (9- month contract) plus full benefit package. This is a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision.
  • Minimum Qualifications: MFA in Scene Design, university teaching experience, professional experience as a scenic designer. Preferred Qualifications: More than three years of university teaching, demonstrated proficiency as a scene designer, Vectorworks, Adobe Design Suite proficiency, membership in United Scenic Artists, and a second area of competence, such as lighting design, costume design, sound design, prop design, digital technology, and/or art direction/production design are desired qualifications.
  • Application Deadline: A complete application will include a signed cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for four references. For best consideration, complete application packets must be received by 5:00pm (MST) January 15, 2013. Position will remain open until filled. Apply online at: https://unmjobs.unm.edu Posting #0817925.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte- Assistant Professor of Voice and Movement  [CAMPUS INTERVIEW]Edit

  • UNC Charlotte Dept. of Theatre
  • Tenure-track position beginning August 2013
  • Deadline: January 15, 2013
  • 2/3 course load per year including Voice for the Actor and Movement for the Actor. Also responsible for coaching student actors in departmental productions. High expectations for developing and maintaining a profile in the professional theatre and/or a record of publication commensurate with a tenure-eligible assistant professor.  Required qualifications: M.F.A. in Acting, Voice, or Movement.  College-level teaching experience or equivalent professional experience. Desired qualifications:  Certification and/or significant professional or college level experience with a variety of approaches to voice and movement training including Suzuki, Lecoq, Viewpoints, Alexander, Stage Combat, Laban, Linklater, Rodenburg, and Fitzmaurice. Experience working with a diverse student population.  UNC Charlotte offers a BA in Theatre and Theatre Education.  Applicants should apply electronically athttps://jobs.uncc.edu. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Please attach a letter addressing this position and a current vita. Applicants should ALSO SUBMIT the following: official transcript of highest degree and three original letters addressing this specific position. Send to Voice and Movement Search Committee, Dept. of Theatre, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC, 28223-0001. Screening of applicants will begin January 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. UNC Charlotte strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Therefore, we celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. AA/EOE. Subject to Criminal Background Check. For more information, please visit http://theatre.uncc.edu.
  • Phone interview scheduled for week of February 4th.
  • On campus interview scheduled for the week of February 18th.
  • Rejection notice February 18
  • Informed that they'd picked someone 3/30

University of North Carolina, Wilmington - Assistant Professor, Liberal Studies ProgEdit

  • Vacancy: #13F043 Position #6906 The Graduate Liberal Studies Program of the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship with primary teaching responsibilities in the interdisciplinary Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies and additional responsibilities as Assistant Director. The Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies offers a highly integrated exploration of the liberal arts, which not only adheres to the traditional values of a broad liberal arts education, but is specifically designed for highly motivated learners who wish to deepen their understanding of the social, scientific, and humanistic dimensions of today's world.
  • Teaching experience is required. A preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary teaching experience. The successful applicant will teach core courses in Liberal Studies and Liberal Studies courses in his or her own field as well as contribute to research and teaching in an additional department in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • The terminal degree is required (PhD or MFA) or must be obtained in the first academic year of employment. Preference will be given to applicants in the fields of Theatre, Public History/Digital History, and Anthropology with a concentration in Archaeology. The appointment date is August 2013.
  • Priority review of applications will begin on January 31, 2013.
  • To apply, please complete the online process available on the Web at: http://consensus.uncw.edu. A cover letter, CV, materials providing evidence of effective teaching, and a writing sample should be attached to the online application system - not emailed, mailed or faxed. Adobe PDF or Word format is required. In addition, please have three letters of reference mailed to Professor Patricia Turrisi, Director, Graduate Liberal Studies, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA WILMINGTON, 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5857. For questions regarding the online process, contact Ms. Allison Lawlor at: 910-962-3307.

University of North Carolina, Wilmington - Assistant Professor Voice, Movement and ActingEdit

  • The Department of Theatre, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, WILMINGTON, invites candidates for a full-time, nine-month tenure track Assistant Professor to teach and integrate voice and movement into an active performance program.
  • The candidate will have significant input into shaping a performance program that is experiencing swift enrollment growth, and will be expected to teach upper level acting courses.
  • Minimum qualifications include: MFA or equivalent; extensive training and/or certifications in modes of vocal (Fitzmaurice Voicework preferred) and movement approaches; and a demonstrated record of professional activity and teaching at the undergraduate level. To apply, please complete the online process available on the web at: http://consensus.uncw.edu. Priority review of applications will begin March 1, 2013 and will continue until position is filled. Position begins in August 2013.
  • Has anybody heard anything from UNCW? (4/11)
  • Don't know about this particular position, but UNCW announced a hiring freeze the first week of April. Very unclear how long it will last (4/19) -- (I work there, but in a different department and capacity)
  • Thank you for the update!

University of Northern Colorado - Assist Professor Design/GeneralistEdit

  • The School of Theatre Arts & Dance at the UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts-Theatre Design Generalist. This a term position with yearly renewable contract and includes teaching all levels of design courses as appropriate. Teach 2-4 classes a semester and design 1-3 productions a year. Mentor students in design and technical processes; Supervision of students in shops according to area of expertise.
  • Required: Completed MFA in theatrical design and/or technology by the time of appointment. View complete announcement and apply online at: https://careers.unco.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1354634584703. Contact Monica Coverdale at monica.coverdale@unco.edu with questions regarding applying to this position.

University of Pittsburgh--Assistant Professor in Theatre Arts (History/Criticism) [OFFER ACCEPTED]Edit

  • Deadline: October 31
  • The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in history and criticism, pending budgetary approval.
  • Qualifications: PhD required and a minimum of three years teaching at the college or university level. Candidates should have a primary commitment to a non-western area in theatre and/or performance studies, including but not limited to diaspora studies, indigenous theatre, intercultural performance, and documentary theatre.
  • Responsibilities: Contributions to departmental productions might include directing and/or dramaturgy. The position’s teaching responsibilities will include part of an undergrad theatre history survey, performance criticism, and graduate-level seminars.
  • Position available September of 2013.
  • To Apply: Please submit: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vita; 3) two sample syllabi; 4) examples of recent research; 5) a list of 3 referees from whom confidential letters have been requested. Mail application and letters by October 31 to: Connie Markiw, Graduate Secretary, Dept. of Theatre Arts, 1617 CL, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. We particularly encourage applications from members of under-represented groups and women. The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.
  • Phone interview scheduled (11/29) x3
  • Any word here?
  • Nothing but crickets post-phone interview.  Anyone else?
  • Invitation from the Chair for a campus interview in February. (12/22) x2
  • Rejection Letter (2/1)
    • Letter mentions over 60 applicants for this position (which frankly seems low in this current market).
  • NOTE: Wiki members, please do not erase other members' comments. If you want to remove one of your own, that is fine, but do not edit other people's contributions to the wiki.
  • Any news here?  
  • Offer made and accepted.

University of Pittsburgh - NTT Musical Theatre / Voice & Movement LecturerEdit

  • Source: ArtSearch
  • Deadline: April 1
  • The Department of Theatre Arts at the UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH invites applications for a non tenure-track, three year renewable position, beginning September 2013.
  • Candidates should have extensive professional experience in performance and bring skills that supplement those of the current faculty. Especially interested in applicants with expertise in musical theatre, vocal direction, voice & movement and Shakespearean acting. Candidate would teach undergraduate intermediate and upper level acting, musical theatre, and voice & movement classes. Candidates should have a successful record of mentoring undergraduate performers; experience with KCACTF, SETC and/or URTAs desirable. Ability to teach in an MFA pedagogy setting and an interest in directing also desirable.
  • Qualifications: A completed MFA; evidence of at least two years of successful college teaching experience; demonstrated professional level artistry in the field of musical theatre. AEA membership preferred. Strong written and oral communication skills required.
  • Please send a curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness. Submit to: lblatt@pitt.edu (Laura McCarthy-Blatt), Attn: Musical Theatre/Voice & Movement Search Committee. Deadline for application is April 1. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.

University of Puget Sound - Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts [POSITION FILLED]Edit

  • Source: ArtSearch
  • Deadline: August 1, 2012.
  • Appointment Status: Full time, tenure-track position, begins fall term 2013.
  • Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in Acting, Directing, and Theatrical Experience (Fine Arts core for non-majors). Other classes could include Voice, Movement, Devising, and Topics in Theatre Arts. Part of the teaching load will include directing productions within the faculty rotation. Standard teaching assignment is three courses per semester. Other duties include continuation of professional development, advising students, and participation in departmental and university governance.
  • Qualifications: MFA or PhD in Theatre or related field and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and liberal arts education.
  • Application Deadline Information: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than August 1, 2012 to ensure consideration.
  • Special Instructions: In your teaching statement, please focus on teaching acting. Please include in your statement how you will contribute to social diversity on campus.
  • Online Application: apptrkr.com/253144
  • Department Website: www.pugetsound.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/undergraduate/theatre-arts/
      • Any news on this? (9/24/12)
  • nothing- arghhhhh.....
    • They are conducting phone interviews this week (10/8/12)
    • Anyone know if an offer has been made?
    • The position has been filled (12/04/12) In my rejection letter, they stated that there were 153 applicants for the position!

University of San Diego - Associate Chair, Theatre Department and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies [DEADLINE PASSED]Edit

  • Source: ATHE Job Bank
  • Deadline: December 1, 2012.
  • Appointment Status: Full time, tenured position (at rank of Associate or Full), begins fall term 2013.
  • Responsibilities: The candidate must possess strong administrative and academic leadership skills and experience for actively developing an undergraduate program in theatre arts and performance studies. There is potential for qualified candidates to teach/direct in the Old Globe/USD MFA program.
  • Qualifications: MFA or PhD in Theatre or relevent field with successful record of undergraduate teaching, professional experience in acting or directing, and a record of developing and implementing curricula from a multicultural perspective.
  • Application Deadline Information: Please send by December 1, 2012 a letter of interest, curriculum vita and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Lisa Baird, Chair, Search Committee, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492. Phone: (619)260-7934. Email: baird@sandiego.edu.
  • Special Instructions: USD, an independent Catholic university, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to achieving diversity and inclusion in its faculty, students and environment. The position will remain open until filled.
  • Online Application: To apply, please go to http://apptrkr.com/280480 and register as an applicant for job number IRC9023
  • Department Website: http://www.sandiego.edu/cas/theatrearts/
  • Undergraduate program's mission: Our program frames theatre as a holistic educational experience through integrated practical and theoretical study. We offer broad-based theatre training in Performance, Scenography, Theatre Production as well as Performance Studies. We encourage students to explore the relationship of performance to social and cultural practices both viscerally and intellectually. Through their course of study at USD, a Theatre Arts and Performance Studies student will learn to think critically, engage creatively, and collaborate effectively. Theatre skills are life skills, leading to enhanced life options and diversified employability.

University of South Dakota - Assist Professor Scene DesignEdit

  • The Department of Theatre at The University of South Dakota invites applications for a tenure-track position in scene design to commence August 2013.
  • The successful candidate will teach scene painting, theatrical rendering, periods and styles of design, and beginning and advanced levels of scene design with opportunities to team teach production team communication and portfolio preparation, and other courses depending on curricular needs and personal specialization.This appointment requires the candidate to design scenery and properties, and/or supervise student scenic/property designs, as well as oversee paints and props for four main stage and two studio productions annually. Supervision of student crews (paints and props) and participation on departmental and College committees are expected.
  • Qualifications: MFA or PhD in Theatre with an emphasis in scene design is required, as is proficiency with Autocad or Vectorworks. A minimum of three years of university teaching and professional experience in scene design is preferred, and experience with multi-media is desirable.
  • Include on the website a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and phone numbers of three current references.
    Send a digital portfolio (CD, DVD, or flashdrive) to:
    Ms. Jessica Fischer
    Scene Design Search Committee
    Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts
    The University of South Dakota
    414 E. Clark Street
    Vermillion, SD 57069-2390  

University of South Dakota - Assoc/Full Dept Chair [CAMPUS INTERVIEW]Edit

  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA. This is an 11-month, tenure-track or tenured position commencing July 2013. The successful candidate will manage department resources and facilities; foster a professional and collaborative environment; oversee recruitment efforts and instructional assessment; lead a department of ten faculty; coordinate the graduate directing program and teach within the directing and acting subfields; and serve as managing producer, includes coordinating activities and supervising student staff of the box office, front of house and marketing. MFA, PhD, or DFA in Theatre-emphasis in directing, demonstrated excellence in teaching, research/creative endeavors, and experience as a department chair, associate or assistant chair, or equivalent are required. Must possess the qualifications for an appointment as an Associate or Full Professor.
  • Review of applications begins January 7, 2013.
  • To view full announcement or to apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. Only online applications will be accepted. For application assistance or accommodation, contact 605-677-5671.
    • Contacted for phone interview.
    • On campus interview

University of Southern California -  Assist Professor Practice, Acting #1Edit

  • The USC SCHOOL OF DRAMATIC ARTS is seeking a full-time, non-tenure acting teacher for its professional BFA and BA Acting programs. Ideally, applicants should have at least three to five years teaching experience and substantial professional credentials. Required skills include basic physical and imaginative technique, text study, dramatic action and scene study. The primary responsibility for this position will be teaching the acting progression in studio classes that concentrate on text work and scene study. For full details and/or to apply, please go to: jobs.usc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=67252.

University of Southern California - Assist Professor Practice, Acting #2Edit

  • The USC SCHOOL OF DRAMATIC ARTS is seeking a full-time, non-tenure acting teacher for its professional BFA and BA Acting programs. Ideally, applicants should have at least three to five years teaching experience and substantial professional credentials. Required skills include expertise in text and performance in classical theatre and plays of heightened language, as well as 20th and 21st century American work. The primary responsibility for this position will be teaching the acting progression in studio classes that concentrate on text work and scene study. For full details and/or apply, please go to: jobs.usc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=67253.

University of Surrey - Reader/Professor in Dance and/or Theatre [DEADLINE PASSED]Edit

  • Source: jobs.ac.uk
  • Deadline: July 15, 2012; interview date August 29, 2012.
  • Appointment Status: Full time, tenure-track position, begins fall term 2013.
  • Responsibilities: As an established figure in your discipline, you will have a vision for the ongoing development of dance practice and scholarship at Surrey; the engagement of dance with other disciplines, notably theatre; and collaboration with appropriate external partners with a view to maintaining Surrey’s pre-eminence in this field. You will take a leading role working with colleagues on the BA Dance & Cultures, BA Theatre Studies and MA Dance Cultures programmes. You will contribute to programme development in these areas, and more widely across the School of Arts portfolio. You will engage closely with colleagues in Digital Arts, Film, Music, Sound Recording and the GSA, and you may have experience and/or expertise in one or more of these areas. You will contribute to the management of the School of Arts, and provide collegial and authoritative perspectives on learning & teaching practices, research activities and contemporary fields of performance/production and scholarship. You will contribute to the development of interdisciplinary research and the public profile of the Arts at Surrey, not least in international contexts.
  • Qualifications: It is essential that the post holder possesses a higher professional qualification, normally a doctoral degree.
  • Application Instructions: To apply online, please visit www.surrey.ac.uk/vacancies. If you are unable to apply online, please contact Rebecca Varcoe via e-mail (r.varcoe@surrey.ac.uk) or by telephone on 01483 686255, quoting reference number 8825.
  • Department Website: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/dft/
    • Has anyone heard anything? (8/27)

University of Tampa - Assistant Professor (Acting/Movement) [PHONE INTERVIEW]Edit

  • Source: indeed.com
  • Appointment Status: Full-time, tenure track, begins fall 2013
  • Responsibilities: The Department of Speech, Theatre and Dance within the College of Arts & Letters at The University of Tampa is seeking a candidate for a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Theatre to begin fall 2013.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching of undergraduate courses in Theatre Improvisation, Movement for the Actor, Acting (beginning to advanced methods), as well as an expectation to direct a minimum of one main stage production per academic year.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  
  • Qualifications: A Ph.D. is preferred, but a Masters with prior teaching experience will be considered. The ideal candidate will possess a strong commitment to liberal arts education. Additional experience with Theatre Survey/History coursework, Play Analysis, Speech, Creative Dramatics, and/or a familiarity with Musical Theatre coursework is desirable.  
  • Special Instructions: Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and a copy of your graduate degree transcript.
    In addition, applicants will be requested to enter name and email address for three (3) reference providers who will address your teaching and scholarship.  
  • Phone interview 12/8

University of Texas, Austin - Assist Professor PlaywritingEdit

  • The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Texas at Austin seeks a dynamic, experienced, and professionally accomplished playwright to lead the Playwriting/Directing program at the MFA and undergraduate level. Successful applicant will have distinguished and ongoing professional credits in the field; demonstrable expertise in writing, devising, and producing new work; strong background of artistic leadership and non-profit entrepreneurship; four year's minimum experience as instructor and professional mentor at University level; commitment to the collaborative mission and pedagogic reach of Department. Responsibilities include: recruitment, admission, and mentorship of MFA Playwriting candidates; administrative leadership in Playwriting/Directing Area; instruction of graduate/undergraduate courses in playwriting, devised/collaboratively-created theatre, and entrepreneurship; collaboration with other disciplines in Department; ongoing professional work on national level; promotion and advancement of Department; background of artistic leadership and non-profit entrepreneurship; administrative skills including budgeting, management, and fundraising Full-time, tenure-track appointment with full benefits and competitive salary. Position begins Fall 2013.
  • Applicants: send letter describing qualifications; curriculum vitae; teaching philosophy; and names and contact information (email and phone) for five references to: Playwriting Search Committee Chair, Department of Theatre & Dance, The UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, 1 University Station-D3900, Austin, TX 78712-0362. AA/EOE.
  • Rejection received by email (2/21)

University of Trinidad and Tobago -Edit

ACADEMIC POSITIONS: MUSIC, ACTING, DANCE & THEATRE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) is a dynamic student-oriented institution providing a broad spectrum of high-quality, career-oriented programmes that span the diploma-doctoral spectrum of Higher Education (H.E.) qualifications. The Mission of UTT, the first National University of Trinidad and Tobago is "to be an entrepreneurial university, designed to discover and develop entrepreneurs, commercialise research and development and spawn companies for wealth generation and sustainable job creation towards the equitable enhancement of the quality of life of all individuals, families and communities of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean." The University of Trinidad and Tobago seeks various positions for its Academy for the Performing Arts. Candidates are invited to apply for vacancies in the following areas: Music, Acting, Dance, Theatre Design and Production. Application Process: Interested persons should visit www.u.tt/jobs for further information and to complete the application process. Candidates for lecturing positions are also required to submit a teaching portfolio to the following address: Chair, Search Committee Academy for the Performing Arts, THE UNIVERSITY OF TRINIDAD & TOBAGO, The Keate Street, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies.

University of Tulsa - Assist Professor ActingEdit

  • The UNIVERSITY OF TULSA invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theater, Acting, beginning Fall 2013. Join a growing faculty committed to collaboration in an intensive undergraduate BA liberal arts program at a top 100 doctoral-granting private institution.
  • Qualifications: MFA required by August 1, 2013. Professional Union affiliation desirable. Ability to provide vocal training in at least two of the following techniques: Linklater, Rodenburg, Barry, or Lessac and movement training in Laban, Alexander, or Feldenkrais, or other recognized technique. Ability to provide specialty training such as Stage Combat, Acting for the Camera, or Period Styles of Acting is highly desirable. Directing experience and collegiate teaching are desirable. The successful candidate will teach acting at all levels and direct within the season.
  • Review of Applications: Begins January 14, 2013; continues until position is filled.
  • Mail or email: letter of application, CV, documentation of teaching experience (course syllabus and a statement of teaching philosophy), and three recent confidential letters of reference. Submit application materials to: Applied Professor Susan Barrett, Acting Search Committee & Department Chair, 800 S. Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104-3189, or email materials to the Department Assistant: sandra-plaster@utulsa.edu. The University of Tulsa is an EEO/AA employer.

University of Tulsa - Assist Professor Scene DeisgnEdit

  • The UNIVERSITY OF TULSA invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre in Scene Design, beginning Fall 2013. Join a growing faculty committed to collaboration in an intensive undergraduate BA liberal arts program at a top 100 doctoral-granting private institution.
  • Qualifications: MFA required; USA membership and skills in secondary design emphasis or production management desirable. The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to teaching, training and working in a university environment, demonstrated artistic ability at both professional and academic levels, as well as strong interpersonal communication skills. Expertise in Vectorworks is essential. The department offers annually five main stage productions at three venues. MFA must be conferred by August 1, 2013.
  • Review of Applications: Begins January 14, 2013; until position is filled. Mail or email, letter of application, CV, documentation of teaching experience (course syllabus and statement of teaching philosophy), three recent letters of reference, and representative digital or hard copy portfolio. Submit application materials to: Applied Professor Susan Barrett, Scenic Design Search Committee & Department Chair, 800 S. Tucker Drive, Tulsa, Ok 74104-3189 or email to the Department Assistant: sandra-plaster@utulsa.edu.

University of Utah - Assistant Professor (Acting)Edit

  • Source: Chronicle
  • The University of Utah seeks a full-time tenure-track assistant professor to teach advanced acting, acting styles, and other courses in a pre-professional acting program. Secondary teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas desired: film acting, business protocol, audition techniques, voice, movement, stage combat, or directing.
  • Requirements: MFA or equivalent professional experience.
  • Preferred: 3+ years of university teaching; AEA or SAG/AFTRA union affiliation.
  • Applicants must provide letter of application, current CV, and contact information for three references. DVDs of relevant work will also be accepted in addition to previously requested materials.
  • To apply: http://www.employment.utah.edu
  • Review of materials begins 3/1/13 and continues until position is filled.
  • Anyone hear anything yet?  3-21 Nothing (3-24)
  • Anything? (April 02)

University of Washington - Assistant or Associate Professor (History/Criticism) [OFFER ACCEPTED]Edit

  • Source: ASTR List
  • Deadline: November 1, 2012
  • Appointment Status: Full-time, tenure-track position, begins September 2013
  • Respnsibilities: Work in both the undergraduate program (BA in liberal arts) and graduate program (Ph.D. in theatre history and performance studies), as well as sharing in the administration and leadership of the doctoral program and the new Center for Performance Studies. It is expected that the successful candidate will be closely involved in the doctoral program, the Center for Performance Studies, and the School of Drama.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. Candidates must have already established a significant publication and teaching record and be visible in the field. The field of specialization is open, yet we seek a colleague who can broadly consider the history and historiography of performance, as both a teacher and a scholar.
  • Application Deadline Information: Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Special Instructions: For priority consideration, submit cover letter, three reference letters, and resume, including professional achievements and record of recent teaching experience, to: phdlect@uw.edu
  • Discussion:
  • Is there a link for this? Went to ASTR, but no jobs posted and not in MLA list. Thanks.
  • It was posted to the ASTR mailing list, not the ASTR website. Does anyone know of an otherwise accessible online listing?
  • It is posted on Academic Keys.
  • Seriously? Again?
  • Third time's the charm?
  • It is only three if you count the VAP ad from a few years ago. All the ads were all for different positions (VAP, entry-level assistant, and advanced assistant/associate). They did hire one tenure track assistant professor from the search last year, so this is not another attempt at a failed search.
  • They're (relatively) rapidly re-building a program that was on the brink of extinction. The head honcho over there announced this at a couple of conferences last year, and said to expect multiple hires in a short period.
  • The program was never anywhere near the brink of extinction; the letter sent through the ASTR listserv was grossly overstated. They should have been hiring at the Associate level all along. They seem to have finally realized that.
  • The PhD program was going to disappear. This was not overstated.
  • See further comments on this position below [under "Discussion"]
  • anyone heard anything (1/4)?
  • campus visits underway (1/8).
  • Initial campus visits completed. Offer not made yet. 2/16
  • Offer made to _____ but declined (Name redacted by Admin)
  • Administrator Note: Unless you are the specific candidate who was hired and you are announcing that you have officially accepted the position, please avoid using people's names on the wiki. This is a violation of privacy. As we have seen in this instance, one person's assumption of who was hired is inaccurate and resulted in additional edits.
  • Oops, sorry.
  • Final Offer made to additional candidate who has accepted. (4/8)

University of Wisconsin - Parkside [OFFER ACCEPTED]Edit

  • Source: HigherEdJobs
  • Deadline: 1/23/13
  • Appointment Status: Full time, tenure-track, begins fall 2013
  • Responsibilities: Teach a full array of theatre history and literature courses, along with multicultural theatre and directing courses (see below) as well as theater courses in the general education curriculum. Direct a minimum of one main stage production and one staged reading. Advising and mentoring of student directors and dramaturges, as well as those interested in pursuing further education in academic theatre. Perform curriculum review, assessment, and leadership in student learning. Provide academic and career advising and mentoring of students in various areas of interest. Participate in weekly department and production meetings (averaging 3+ hours per week), as well as monthly company meetings. Participate in annual academic and artistic assessments of all student company members. Participate in theatre program entry auditions and interviews. Work with department in university and community outreach. Assist with recruitment of students, especially in the areas of performance and directing. Other department and production company assignments shared by all faculty and staff.
  • Potential courses to be taught: Text Analysis for the Theatre; Directing; Theatre History and Literature to 1660; Theatre History and Literature from 1660-1915; Theatre History and Literature from 1915-Today; Contribute to Sophomore and Senior Seminar Capstone Courses (in areas of expertise); Multicultural Theatre in America; Theatre Appreciation and/or other theatre general education courses; Practicum courses related to acting in productions; Other academic courses in areas of expertise, including diversity, gender and related topics.
  • Minimum Qualifications: MFA in directing, acting or dramaturgy OR PhD in an academic area of theatre; Two or more years of proven successful undergraduate teaching experience in areas of expertise; Experience directing in an academic institution .
  • Preferred Qualifications: Ability to teach , advise, and mentor students in a variety of areas; Interest and experience in assessment; Experience teaching some area of diversity; Experience in teaching Theatre Appreciation and/or other theatre general education courses; Previous experience in academic advising and mentoring of undergraduate students in a liberal arts theatre program (BA/BFA); Professional directing experience.
  • Application instructions: Go to: https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu Click here to register link. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login."
  • Required documents: ​Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for the position; Curriculum Vitae; Three letters of recommendation; Names and Contact information for three professional references
  • ​If you have application questions call or email: Heidi Baehr, Search and Screen Support. Phone: (262) 595-2457. Email: Heidi.Baehr@uwp.edu
  • Anyone notice how fast the turnaround on this is?
  • Received rejection letter via email- 2/26/13
  • Request for phone interview (2/28) (x4)
  • Campus interview scheduled (3/15) (x2)
  • Offer made and accepted (4/23)
    • Congratulations!
  • Rejection email received (4/28)

University of York, UK - Lecturer in Theatre [POSITION FILLED]Edit

  • Source:   https://jobs.york.ac.uk
  • Deadline:  14 August 2013
  • Appointment status:  Full-time Lectureship in Theatre, most likely to be appointed as from January 2014, but available from October 2013.
  • The successful candidate will have wide-ranging interests in theatre and performance, have a developing or established publishing profile, and be experienced in using practical exploration and training in teaching.  See full details at https://jobs.york.ac.uk.

Utah State University - Assist Professor Acting [INTERVIEWS]Edit

  • UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, The Department of Theatre arts seeks dynamic acting teacher to teach all levels of acting. Departmental opportunity to direct. Professional opportunities through department administered summer rep company. Nine-month tenure track, position, salary commensurate with experience.
  • Qualifications: MFA or equivalent, professional acting and/or directing experience, deep knowledge of the Stanislavski technique and expertise in at least one other acting approach (Meisner, Chekhov, etc.), evidence of ability to teach secondary area (directing, movement, musical theatre, stage combat, acting for the camera), demonstrated excellence in university teaching, strong record of professional activity, networking ability and organization skills to contribute to an evolving BFA Acting program. Member of AEA or SAG-AFTRA and professional directing experience preferred.
  • Official job advertisement and application details at: http://jobs.usu.edu/. Utah State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, sensitive to the needs of dual-career applicants.
  • Has anyone heard anything on this? (3-20)
  • Emailed to see about my application status, was very formally informed they are in the interview process.  (3-22).

Villanova University - Assistant Professor [CANCELLED]Edit

  • Source: Villanova
  • Deadline: 10/17/12
  • Appointment Status: Full time, tenure-track, begins fall 2013
  • Responsibilities: This faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in theatre and performance, including dramaturgy, acting, theory and criticism, and practical theatre, as well as other departmental courses, in a way that fosters connections across the discipline and the Villanova community. The teaching load is 2-3 courses per semester. The Theatre Department seeks an artist/scholar. In addition to maintaining an active research agenda leading to publication and/or professional theatre work, our new colleague must also have experience directing theatrical productions (professional experience preferable).
  • Minimum Qualifications: hD or MFA is required as well as outstanding research potential, professional theatrical experience and excellence in teaching.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications: Areas of expertise we are interested in include, but are not limited to, practical dramaturgy, theatre for social justice, classics, Asian theatre, Irish theatre, dramaturgy and acting.
  • Further information about the department: http://villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/theatre.html.
  • To Apply: Please submit all application materials by October 17, 2012 electronically at https://jobs.villanova.edu. A complete application includes: letter of interest, current resume, statement of teaching philosophy and research interest, unofficial copies of college/university transcripts. Letters of reference can be submitted directly and confidentially by the reviewer who will receive an email with instructions once your application is submitted. If chosen as a finalist, official transcripts must be provided at time of interview.
  • Anyone hear anytihng on this one???
    • Not yet, but given Villanova's location I wouldn't be surprised if they got delayed by fallout from the storm. Philadelphia didn't get hammered as bad as New York and the Jersey Shore, but they did get hit.
    • Invited to Skype interview in early January (phone call on 12/19) [x2].
  • Campus visit scheduled (01/07) [x2]
  • Offer made, not yet accepted
  • Offer decined, for family-related reasons
  • Received email saying that search was cancelled "due to certain circumstances" and that they will "reinitiate a position in the future" (4/15)

Virginia Commonwealth University - Assist Professor, Management [DEADLINE PASSED]Edit

  • The VCUarts Department of Theatre is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Stage Management non-tenure track. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Stage Management classes, continue professional work/scholarship in the field of Stage Management and have an established research agenda and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the Department of Theatre.
  • Qualifications: Applicants must have an MFA or equivalent professional experience. Minimum of five years of professional experience. Desired qualifications are: experience teaching at the University level; membership in Actors Equity Association; experience stage managing in regional theatres as well as New York. Theatre VCU faculty are expected to have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or have a commitment to do so.
  • Application Instructions: Please visit: http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/facjobs/facjob.asp?Item=4858 Application materials must be emailed by February 1, 2013 to Neno Russell at nrussell@vcu.edu. To read the full position description and to learn more about VCUarts, visit: http://arts.vcu.edu
  • Anyone heard anything?

Wabash College - VAP Acting and Directing [CAMPUS VISITS]Edit

  • The Theater Department at Wabash College invites applications for a one-year position, renewable to two years. Start date July 1, 2013.
  • Qualifications: MFA or PhD with expertise teaching courses in acting and directing. Specialization in non-western theater, queer theory/performance, or multicultural production practices is desirable, though not required. The position includes responsibility for directing one mainstage production. The teaching load of five courses per year (plus directing) may include special-topic seminars and interdisciplinary courses. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to undergraduate teaching and working with a highly collaborative theater staff consisting of two other full-time faculty, one scene designer/technical director, and one costume designer.
  • Send letter of application, resume, transcripts and three letters of recommendation electronically to Eileen Bowen at bowene@wabash.edu, Administrative Assistant, Theater Department. Questions should be directed to Michael Abbott, Department Chair, at abbottm@wabash.edu. Deadline for applications is January 15, 2013. For more information about the Department and the College, visit our web site: http://www.wabash.edu.

Wake Forest University- Teacher Scholar, Postgrad Fellow DesignEdit

  • The Department of Theatre and Dance at WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY invites applications for a Teacher-Scholar Postgraduate Fellow in Design to join a program which includes three faculty designers and three production staff. This is a non-tenure track, one year position with the possibility of renewal (up to three years total). The position will begin in the Fall semester of 2013. For information about the department, go to: www.wfu.edu/theatre. Q
  • ualifications: MFA or PhD required. Ability to teach introductory design and production courses. Ability to contribute to our theatre and dance production season as designer or artisan. For this entry level, mentored teaching position, we seek a candidate who can join our team of designers and supplement our existing design capabilities. Must have expertise in one or more of the following areas: scenic design, scenic art, lighting design, sound design, costume design, costume construction, costume crafts, properties, projections and multimedia. (Please indicate primary area and any secondary area(s) of expertise in your letter of application. Ability to teach design and production labs. Ability to mentor student designers. Ability to teach Introduction to Theatre or First Year Seminar is also desirable. Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Required Documentation: Please submit the following: A letter of application, addressed to Dr. J.K. Curry, Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, stating qualifications for the position as described, Curriculum vitae, Three letters of recommendation, Representative digital sample of design work - maximum of 15 images. Application Materials should be submitted via: https://wakejobs.silkroad.com by January 25, 2013.

Washington College - Assistant Professor of Drama (Acting/Directing) [POSITION FILLED]Edit

  • Source: ArtSearch
  • Deadline: Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Appointment Status: Full-time, tenure-track position, begins August 2013.
  • Reponsibilities: Responsibilities will include teaching acting, directing or voice depending on the applicant's area of expertise; upper level and specialized courses will also be expected in theater history, literature, or theory. The standard teaching assignment is three courses per semester; directing productions within the faculty rotation serves as a course release. Other duties include continuation of professional development, advising students, and participation in departmental and university governance.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a PhD or MFA, have a strong commitment to the collaborative process and a dedication to excellence in theatre education within an undergraduate liberal arts setting.
  • To Apply: Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts from all institutions attended, and teaching evaluations, if available, through our on line portal Consensus, at highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. If you have more than one document you would like to include under "Other Documentation," please combine into one Word (.doc) or PDF file and upload under "Attach Other Documents." Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email to drama_search@washcoll.edu .
  • Department Website: drama.washcoll.edu
  • Was anyone interviewed for this position at ATHE?
  • Initial round rejection email (rec'd 9/11), sounds like they're moving onto interviews
  • position filled 2.6.2013

Washington College - Assistant Professor of Drama/Resident Designer [CAMPUS VISIT]Edit

  • Source: ArtSearch
  • Deadline: Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Appointment Status: Full-time, tenure-track position, begins August 2013.
  • Reponsibilities: Responsibilities will include teaching at least two areas of design - set, costumes, lights, sound, projections or video. Some familiarity with CAD is preferred. The standard teaching assignment is three courses per semester; designing for departmental productions serves as a course release. Tenure line faculty are also expected to contribute courses to the first year writing and research program on a rotating basis with other members of the department. Other duties include continuation of professional development, advising students, and participation in departmental and university governance.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a PhD or MFA, have a strong commitment to the collaborative process and a dedication to excellence in theatre education within an undergraduate liberal arts setting.
  • To Apply: Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts from all institutions attended, and teaching evaluations, if available, through our on line portal Consensus, at highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. If you have more than one document you would like to include under "Other Documentation," please combine into one Word (.doc) or PDF file and upload under "Attach Other Documents." Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email to drama_search@washcoll.edu .
  • Candidates who submit application materials by July 20 will be considered for interviews at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education Conference in Washington, D.C. August 2-5, 2012.
  • Department Website: drama.washcoll.edu
  • Received an email saying the job was offered and accepted. I had received contact over the summer ('12) that I made the first cut and was slated for a phone interview, that never happened. Congrats to whoever got the job, but the search was odd.

Weber State University - Endowed Chair, Arts LearningEdit

  • The Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities and the Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education at Weber State University in Ogden, UT seek nominations and applications for our first Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair for Arts Learning. The successful candidate will collaborate energetically with Weber State University faculty; WSU education students; administrators and teachers in five districts; and the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Foundation to improve elementary education through arts integration. Rank: Assistant or Associate, depending on experience.
  • Responsibilities: -Teach one course per semester in area of expertise. -Partner with Arts Works for Kids, the Utah State Office of Education and other university chairs to help build awareness of the BTS Program and of the importance of arts integration for elementary students by working with the five districts served by the University. -Work with superintendents, principals and teachers in the schools in Ogden, Weber, Davis, Morgan and Box Elder districts to implement arts integration within the schools. -Facilitate the provision of in-service training for elementary classroom teachers and arts specialists. -Engage in professional development for university faculty through communications and partnerships with other BTS university programs in Utah.-Support university arts education and elementary education majors through faculty mentoring, scholarships, materials for research, etc. -Expand children's art outreach programs; encourage service learning. 
  • We welcome inquiries from individuals who will have completed terminal degrees in Education (especially Leadership or Arts Integration), Music, Dance, Theatre, or Visual Arts, by the time of appointment.  
  • Preferred Qualifications: -Evidence of leadership in program innovation, development, implementation and evaluation. -Demonstrated ability to write grant proposals to support teaching, research and creative work. -Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively at multiple levels (national, statewide, local) and with multiple participants (other university faculty, state government staff, public school administrators and teachers, graduate and undergraduate students, culturally and linguistically diverse populations). -Excellence in teaching at the collegiate level -Experience with on-line course delivery  
  • Start date: July 1, 2013, or as soon thereafter as possible
  • For more info visit http://www.weber.edu

Webster University [POSITION FILLED]Edit

  • Qualifications: MFA in Theater with a specialization in Voice or the equivalent specialist degree/diploma. The ideal candidate will possess extensive training in teaching voice and speech to undergraduates, as well as detailed knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of vocal production. Certification in a current voice pedagogy (Fitzmaurice, Linklater, Rodenburg) is a plus. Detailed knowledge of the IPA is essential, as is the ability to teach the physical actions associated with the sounds of a Non-Regional Dialect. The ideal candidate will also be able to make connections between vocal skills and playing action in relationship on stage. The desire and ability to collaborate with other faculty members and contribute to the wider university community is essential.
  • Duties:  The Voice and Speech Faculty Member teaches breath, alignment, vocal production, the International Phonetic Alphabet, and speech (including a Non-Regional American Dialect) to first- and second-year BFA students. Additionally, s/he co- teaches a second-year scene study Master Class and a third/fourth-year vocal workout with other members of the faculty. S/he mentors and advises BFA students outside of class and may coach Conservatory productions as needed.
  • Review of applications will begin January 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Phone interview booked 02/2013 X 2
  • Campus visit x4
  • Position offered and accepted

Western Illinois University -- Assistant Professor of DirectingEdit

  • Source: Chronicle
  • Required: terminal degree in directing or performance.
  • Preferred: 3+ years of collegiate teaching experience, excellent collaborative/interpersonal skills, evidence of teaching effectiveness, commitment to ongoing creative/scholarly work
  • Experience in dramaturgy, new play development, multimedia, and/or community-based theatre is a plus.
  • For department information visit www.wiu.edu/theatre
  • To apply: send letter of applicaion, CV, contact information for three recommenders, copies of academic transcripts, photos or videos of creative work, and a brief statement concerning the future of theatre in a contemporary society.
  • Apply online at http://wiu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=37619
  • Screening begins March 15, 2013.
  • Has anyone heard anything?

Western Kentucky University - TT Asst. Prof. - Musical Theatre [FAILED SEARCH]Edit

Western Kentucky University Department of Theatre and Dance seeks applications for a new tenure-track position, Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, starting August 2013. A relevant terminal degree as well as professional experience in musical theatre is required. We are a vibrant, growing undergraduate department offering BA's in Dance and Theatre and a BFA in Performing Arts with concentrations in Music Theatre, Acting/Directing, and Theatre Design and Technology.

The successful candidate will be able to teach and accompany private voice for music theatre and have a broad knowledge of musical theatre styles and repertoire, while also supporting our musical theatre program through some selection of the following skills: music direction, musical theatre dance styles, choreography, piano accompaniment, sight reading, audition prep, acting, and/or directing. There is also an expectation of scholarly and/or creative work, committee service, advising, and other administrative responsibilities.

Application review begins March 12th, 2013 and continues until position is filled. Application materials: cover letter summarizing your experience and qualifications as they relate to the needs of the department, resume/vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, including contact information, and a copy of the transcripts from your highest earned degree. Mail to: Shura Pollatsek, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #71086, Bowling Green KY 42101-1086 or email to shura.pollatsek@wku.edu.

WKU is a dynamic comprehensive university committed to the promotion of regional stewardship and student engagement. Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990.

  • phone interviews concluded 3/29, will be inviting candidates for on-site interview within next few weeks
  • Search failed.  Will re-open next year.
  • Sounds so strange to hear the phrase "search failed." Makes you wonder what that actually means, doesn't it? University officials pull the funding before anyone can be hired? They found one person to do the job but she/he didn't take it? Or out of the usually dozens and dozens of applications they probably received they couldn't find a single person to interview? All kinds of possibilities. And those of us who probably applied for the position are often left in the dark as to why.
  • Live in the state and WKU announced budget cuts.  Basically, no new hires.  Phone interview candidates were notified to apply again next year.
  • The above comment is partially correct:  the search will be conducted again next year. 

West Virginia University - Assist Professor Hist/Lit/Crit [SEARCH CLOSED; NO HIRE MADE]Edit

  • WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY School of Theatre & Dance seeks applicants for a nine-month, tenure-track, appointment beginning 8/16/2013. Teach classes primarily in theatre history/literature/criticism, film history/theory, and graduate-level theatre research and criticism. Additional duties may include serving as production dramaturg or directing a School mainstage production. Participation on committees, recruitment, and faculty governance is expected of all faculty members.
  • PhD in Theatre History/ Literature/Criticism required. Three or more years teaching experience at the college/university level required in the fields of theatre history, graduate research, or film history. Experience teaching film studies, non-western drama, playwriting, and directing these at the graduate level preferred. Candidates must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and enjoy working collaboratively and collegially in a fast-paced educational environment.
  • Full position description can be viewed at: www.ccarts.wvu.edu/employment.
    • Contacted for phone interview 1/23. (x4)
    • Contacted for campus interview (2/22) (x2)
    • Contacted for campus interview (2/27)
  • Dean has closed search with no hire (4/19)
  • Can I ask how you learned this information?  Did you contact them?  I had a campus interview there many, many weeks ago and then have heard absolutely nothing. (4/20)
    • Contacted search chair, and he shared this information. I had a campus interview five weeks ago and had heard nothing as of yet, so I figured it was kosher to contact them for an update. Four finalists brought to campus, no hire made. (4/20)
  • Received form letter rejection via USPS from Dept. Chair today. (4/24)

Western Washington - Assistant Professor Costume Design Edit

  • The Theatre and Dance Department at Western Washington University (http://www.wwu.edu) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position with an emphasis in costume design and costume history. We seek a teacher/practitioner who will teach introductory and specialized courses in costume design and production, stage makeup, costume history, and millinery.
  • The successful candidate will design for a minimum of one faculty-directed or choreographed production per year and mentor student designers of student- and faculty-directed or choreographed productions. For a complete job description and application instructions: log in at http://www.acadweb.wwu.edu/hr/employment/index.shtml and submit your application. Western is located in Bellingham WA.
  • The Department of Theatre and Dance offers BA degrees in theatre arts and dance, a BFA in dance performance/choreography and is currently developing a BFA in theatre for entertainment design and a BFA in acting. The department currently serves 180 majors and 60+ minors. The faculty consists of 18 full-time part time faculty and four staff. AA/EO.
  • Open Until filled

DiscussionEdit

Please keep the discussion here professional and collegial. This does not mean that you cannot be honest with your feelings. We all need to vent, especially in this difficult job market. But do realize that those who read this page are your peers and colleagues and may be your future faculty partners and collaborators.

Public Disclosure of Names for Recent HiresEdit

I am incredibly proud that so many of our wiki members are getting job offers this cycle! As Administrator of this page, I would prefer for the public naming of candidates who have secured a position to come from the candidates themselves or to be accompanied by a public link that announces such hires officially. There are many reasons for discretion in these matters, but my primary inclination is that this is a violation of privacy unless it is initiated by the candidate or the hiring institution/department. First, we should avoid all conjecture and speculation ("I hear so-and-so was offered the job"), which may or may not be true. Second, there is a chance that although someone may have been made an offer, he or she may not have accepted it yet or may be in the midst of private contract negotiations. Third, even if a candidate has accepted the position, he or she may not have had the opportunity to inform his or her current employer yet, which could complicate their current situations. Fourth, some of these hires may not be members of the wiki, so they may be completely unaware that their information is being shared without their consent. So, in short, please err on the side of caution and collegiality.

  • Admin Note: I have redacted the info from two recent posts that named the candidates. One such post event turned out to be inaccurate, which is why we need to be careful.
  • I am 100% open to discussion on this matter. Please feel free to post community opinions on this issue here.
  • Wiki Discussion about disclosing names: http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/Forum:Disclosing_names?t=20120122165743

Travel Reimbursement DifficultiesEdit

Does anyone know if departments/schools are bound in any way (ethically, legally) to reimburse candidates who travel for a campus interview? Last year I was promised reimbursement for part of my car travel. The agreement was reneged after the job went to another candidate. This is very poor behavior, of course, and in the end I'm glad I didn't end up working with dishonorable beaurocrats. (Luckily, I got a job at a different school). Academia is a small world, but I'm tempted to move up the chain of command and make a stink. Advice?

  • Not that this is practical advice for actually solving the problem, but the kind of issue you describe above is precisely what the page Universities to fear was created for sharing.
    • [ty]
  • It is a binding agreement/contract as part of your acceptance of the interview. I would contact the school's provost or the dean and inform them of what occurred, and who promised it to you. Let them know that you would not have accepted the interview offer otherwise.
    • [will do, ty]

I accepted a non-tenure-track job a few years ago and was promised a partial reimbursement of my moving expenses because accepting the job meant an interstate move at the last minute (I was hired 3 weeks before the beginning of the semester). I also took myself out of consideration for a very prestigious professional theatre job for which I was a top candidate in order to accept this academic position. When I got to campus, the department chair said, "That wasn't an official offer of travel expenses. The person who hired you shouldn't have promised you that. Sorry." This was after never getting a formal contract until I arrived on campus, and then discovering I wouldn't get paid for 6 weeks after beginning teaching courses. I almost packed up my stuff and turned right back around and moved back to my previous city, and in retrospect, probably should have.

  • [horrible!]

Comments on U. of Washington JobEdit

  • Kudos to the University of Washington for keeping their field of specialization open and seeking excellence rather than plumb the depths of irrelevance like Pitt ("Diaspora Studies") or Minnesota ("Human/non-human rights"). It is no wonder that Ph.D. programs are not abolished immediately, as irrelevant to the greater mission of theatre departments.
      • "Depths of irrelevance" seems like a provocative diss of anyone who finds his/her work in diaspora studies, etc. to intersect meaningfully with theater. We many not all agree on what's relevant, but I would gently ask for more civility in navigating our diverse positions. Or, perhaps, for leaving discussions of the relevance of our colleagues' work for another venue.
      • And what venue might that be? There are currently many, many unemployed Ph.D.'s in theatre studies who are confronting hiring committees who are looking for overly-narrow specializations. Such narrow specialization -- the narrowness, not the content -- bodes the coming death of Ph.D. Theatre Studies as an academic discipline. Spending a decade earning a Ph.D., one is attacked on one side by the "cheaper, faster" terminal degree (MFA) and on the other by calls for narrow specialization. I think this is an excellent forum for starting that discussion.
        • Sincere apologies for misreading you, but it did sound to me like it was about the relevance of content, which, if it were true, would pretty objectionable (and an awkward provocation for this forum). Again, I'm sorry I misconstrued your meaning. For what it's worth, however, I agree with the poster who appreciated universities' being specific about their desires, and I also think that concerns about narrowness are, sometimes, concerns about content, at least in the sense that specializations perceived as "too narrow" are often outside the canon, or in an under-explored portion of it.
      • Perhaps this discussion could be started in the "Discussion" section of this wiki, which would be a better forum than filling up space debating the relevancy of degrees and research in the UW job posting? It seems we had a similar debate occur on last year's page by a poster, that (by the way) never solved the world's questions surrounding the MFA vs. PhD debate, and only served to insult our mutual Theatre peers.
      • Good idea! Moved 9/6/12. Carry on.
      • Does anyone have any idea as to the actual number of unemployed Ph.D.'s in theatre there are? It seem that there are no entry-level jobs, period, let alone with specializations. And what's with the "MFA or Ph.D." positions? Apples and oranges.
      • In my experience, the reason departments plumb the "depths of irrelevance" is because they don't want to waste their time (or have applicants waste time) applying to a job when they have already filled a certain niche in their program. If you are an expert in Asian-American theatre and the department already has an Asianist, well, then they seem to be within their rights to specify what they DO want. Personally, I'd rather have a department be very specific than to be extraordinarily broad (as some are), i.e., "areas of speciality should include acting, design, dramaturgy and public speaking, and candidates should have international directing experience."

General DiscussionEdit

Does anyone have any insight as to why so many searches in our field are "failing" or being postponed this year? It seems to me to be an unusually high number, compared to past hiring cycles. [Members of search committees are welcome to respond in general terms so as not to reveal details of your own search process.]

I want to congratulate all of the Wiki members who have found positions for the fall so far. Hopefully we will get news of many more in the coming weeks!

I really hope all of the Associate Professors who already have tenure complete their lateral (and downward) moves from their current positions soon so that those of us who are looking for our first entry-level jobs will get a chance for consideration eventually. Every Assistant Professor job I have been interviewed for in the past two years has been taken by someone who already has tenure at another institution (and over 7-10 years experience) looking to change their situation while I languish one more year in adjunct hell, which ultimately makes me less desirable as a candidate for next year's search when I am up against newer, fresher PhDs (thus getting squeezed out of consideration from both sides).

  • You mean this is a trend? Can you give examples? I wonder if mentioning names of people and positions is allowed on this wiki. 

By this time last year (Mid Feb), I recall postings of over 200 jobs. It seems there were many more potential jobs.  Is my impression true? How can one compare the market to last year?

  • I applied to many jobs that don't appear on this year's Wiki.  Not sure why.  But based on that I don't think comparing this year's Wiki and last year's Wiki will answer your question.

Does anyone know anything about the job at Bates College? I know it is early in the season but comments on this wiki have been sparse. How's everyone doing out there?! (x2)

  • I hope as the holidays approach and as we all start hearing from applications (both positively and negatively) that we can use the wiki for support. But let's try to keep the accusations and the paranoia to a minimum this year, okay? Last year got a little out of hand around this point in the process, and I want to remind everyone to be civil. We are not just each other's competition, we are also peers.
  • Not much going in my neck of the woods, of course there aren't many people posting even though there are alot more job ads out.
  • For me, it's silent. I knew this going in, but I didn't think it would be THIS quiet.

There are three theater-related Assistant Professor positions at SIUE (Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville) that do not appear on this list, and that may not have been widely advertised.  The positions are in Design, Dance, and Theater Education.  How do I post them to this site?  In the meantime, please check out http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/employmentopportunities/index.shtml

  • Hi. Thanks for the notice. I posted the Design and Dance positions, but couldn't find the Theatre Ed. position. I'm sure if you post the link to that here, someone will post it above. (1/6/13)

I wish to issue a very special thank you to all of those who rose to the occasion and made this wiki a truly community effort over the past semester, which is of course its purpose. As the site Administrator, I admit freely that have been a little lax in keeping it as up to date as I originally intended due to the last-minute appointment to an adjunct position that overwhelmed me with responsibilities all semester long (NOT in theatre), but you all have filled in the gaps nicely. [RLN]

  • On that note, I'd like to thank the Adminstrator for all his/her work, but also ask that if you cite a listing in a discussion you take a moment to actually post that listing.  In the discussion below positions at both Stony Brook and LSU are discussed, but as of five minutes ago they were not listed.  I just posted both of them after googling and finding them both at their home institutions' hr sites.  Now, I check the chronicle and higher ed jobs religiously, but I do not have paid subscriptions to other sites, so I rely on this Wiki to help keep me in the loop for many job postings.  Please do us all a service and post listings you find on subscription-required sites.  Thanks!
  • I haven't written before -- just a short post.  I'm a PhD who was lucky enough to get a job last year.  I was looking at this site to check and see if my school's new job posting appears (it doesn't -- I will investigate).  While browsing I read the discussion from last year about PhD vs MFA, who chairs departments, who is valued, etc.  I have to agree with the writer/s accused of being bitter (and I am lucky and NOT bitter):  It DOES matter whether  an MFA or PhD chairs a department.  All my finalist interviews were with departments that needed PhDs to keep their accreditation but thought academics were irrelevant and production was all that mattered.  I must tell you that it makes a significant difference in every aspect of activity: funding, curriculum, enrollment, standards, etc.  We graduate students with low levels of experrtise and skills in academic work because they do not get the message that academic work matters.  Theater PhDs love theater.  We love talented practioners.  But universities are not theaters.  It IS a problem when academics are no longer valued in academia.  
  • To add to the previous note: the same chair or other faculty member who thinks scholarly research is irrelevant may be required to advise faculty with PhDs on their tenure process. Some universities give departments a huge say in who does or doesn't get tenure.  This can really stress out MFAs who need to advise junior faculty on a tenurable scholarly record and PhDs who need to make sure that their record is meeting expectations. I've worked in several arts practice departments. I've noticed that tensions between MFAs and PhDs can shape discussions regarding what a good research record looks like, especially in departments with few scholars. Of course, there are departments that function really well, such as those without an imbalance on either side of the PhD/MFA divide or those production-oriented departments that have senior scholars who have recently gone through the tenure process. While I have been lucky, I've seen this dynamic cause problems for many professors.

 Inside CandidatesEdit

Anyone care to weigh in on the issue of advertised job that are not in fact open calls for applicants.? What I am referring to are jobs where the search committee already has someone they want to hire and are simply going through the motions of a search. I bring this up because I have been suckered by such ads in the past and know of at least one job this season (and have strong suspicions about another) that I would personally be excited to apply for, but have been informed that the position has actually been designed for someone who is already teaching on that campus.? Don't get me wrong -- I am all for faculty who are not currently permanent getting their tenure-track lines.? My frustration is that I have spent hours on applications only to later learn that the position wasn't really open for new applicants.? Its beginning to feel as if the system is rigged against me.? Does everyone else take this in stride?? Because this year (even though I know outside applicants are sometimes considered) I am skipping ones where I have compelling info on internal candidates.

  • I have been frustrated by similar situations in past years. Some things to keep in mind, though: often the administration requires the department to run a national search, even if they hope to retain the person already teaching there. The other thing is that if that internal candidate is being smart (or the situation warrants it), s/he is also probably applying to other tenure-track jobs. I believe departments need to run real searches and take those other candidates seriously in the event their person gets another offer, so they are indeed open calls for applicants. It just means that in the end, they might invite two outside people for campus visits, rather than three. It doesn't necessarily lessen the frustration one feels in preparing application materials, but I suppose you could simply have a "stock" application to send to jobs you think might be considering an internal candidate.

I have been on both sides of this issue; I was a "nominal" candidate when a department already had someone they wanted and had a horrible experience (I will always remember a member of the committee reading the newspaper during my teaching demo) and have been the inside candidate (and was assured that the school I was at "ewasn't going to try too hard with the search" so I didn't need to worry).  While the first one was immensely frustrating, I should note that I did tell my institution (in the second example) that  they should do a real search--I was applying for TT jobs (this was a 3 yr ongoing) and I wanted the best for the instituion.  I wound up getting a TT job at another school and took it; the institution had to go back and re-engage teh search (they wound up with a great person for the position). In short I share the frustration but look--every interview is a possibility.  I know several of these jobs in all liklihood have inside candidates but things change.  I would encourage you all to apply for everything that you think fits. I was very hesitant about applying for my current job; I currently love my job and my colleagues (and they seem to like me) and am amazed at how close I came to throwing it away by not applying.

Three of the searches that I have been closely involved with over the past few years have included internal candidates who did not end up getting the position to which they applied. In some cases, their presence in the department actually seemed to work (unfairly) against their candidacy. The position I currently hold had just such an internal candidate and it is my understanding that they were not even a finalist. Also, as one of the previous posters mentioned, the visiting professor is probably on the market and may take another job even if their current job is offered to them. There are so many variables in each and every case. In short, you never know and should not let the presence of an internal candidate keep you from applying, especially in this market.

You people still seem to think that this is a "market" and not a suicide mission.  There are too many overtrained, over-exploited candidates and not enough jobs ... period.  Ph.D. programs in theatre are churning out unemployable students, even as the tenured class marches toward retirement to be replaced by adjuncts at your expense.  This must change in the near future.  The bubble will have to be burst.  Ph.D. programs need to be shut down now.

  • I understand the frustration of the academic market, but this type of comment is remarkably unhelpful. A few years ago at a conference I attended a panel on negotiating the job market, and a recently hired professor explained her belief in the importance of staying positive. "Even in a bad market," she said, "Someone got hired last year. Why can't that be me?" And she did get hired. Three years ago, when I first went on the market, I adopted that approach: Why can't that be me? And I was fortunate enough to be hired. I'm not pollyanna enough to say that having a positive attitude means you will get a job, but I genuinely believe that trying to avoid wallowing in doom and gloom makes the emotional roller coaster of the market easier to bear. I'd rather lend positivity and collegial support to the rest of the folks on the job market than attempt to bring everyone down by calling it a "suicide mission." Just my two cents.
  • I've kept a positive attitude. I have not been hired (except for a very poorly paid adjunct position which I can no longer afford now that my savings are depleted). If I wasn't frustrated enough already with the job market, I don't need to be encouraged to apply tips from "The Secret" to my job search. I will always be positive, I'm a happier person because I'm positive, but this sort of backwards encouragement rings of that SNL skit when  Tina Fay as Sarah Palin implies that Hillary Clinton (Amy Phoeler) just "didn't want it enough." 

Since when is the TRUTH unhelpful, and unhelpful to whom exactly? Some of us no longer have two cents.  People need to stop hiding behind their false, cheerful smiles so that everyone can understand that people are HURTING because of what is going on. They are not "frustrated" but emotionally and economically damaged.  The statistics do not lie.  Ph.D. programs in Theatre need to be eliminated; theatre departments will not suffer for doing so.  Unemployed doctoral recipients are being swept under the academc carpet, not to be found, until the tenured class -- you know who you are -- are safely retired and the profession has been destroyed from within.  No undergraduate should be encouraged to go into a Ph.D. program in theatre without knowing that they will have to have $100,000 set aside for the years and years it might take to secure a decent job with health benefits.  I maintain that it IS helpful to discuss solutions to the problem that is HURTING people's lives rather than hiding.  "Staying positive" is not the answer.  Facing the TRUTH about what is going on -- there are ten ABD's on this list right now and fewer Ph.D. jobs -- is going to help more people in the long run than, yes, your pollyanna atttitude. A weekend is an emotional rollercoaster; spending ten years in graduate school, followed by the spectre of years and years of unemployment is a bit more than that.  Pretending that somethng is not wrong is why we have so many people in poverty in this country.  I don't have two cents ... and I am not offering an IOU.

The comment (one above) sounds a little like enforcing the status quo through the ideology of the "positive attitude":  "If you didn't get a job, perhaps it was your negative atttitude toward the job market and you need therapy to expiate your sins of negativity.  Just be happy. Smile. It's all okay."  Really?  At what point -- five years of unemployment? -six? -- should one be negative toward the profession and start demanding change? 

  • A PhD in the humanities has never, ever gauranteed a job.  And spending ten years, presumably, from your comments, unfunded (?) getting one is in advisable in so many ways.  PhD programs could fold--but why should they if students are willing to attend unfunded for over a decade? 
  • The average time to a Ph.D. in the U.S. is 8.7 years, not far off from ten.  No, no one should go unfunded.  (Who said anything about being unfunded?)  But no one funds you when you're looking for a job that is never going to come; and scholarship takes a back seat to Starbucks).  Ph.D. programs in theatre will soon fold, because they are irrelevant to the theatre programs that house them.  And they are going to be attacked from within (departments, colleges, universities, boards of trustees) when there are hundreds upon hundreds of unemployed.  You are playing the "it won't happen to me" card that the tenured class like to play.  But beware; that card bites back.
  • Absolutely something needs to be done about the overproduction of theatre PhDs.  The employment issue is a *huge* problem and it needs to be addressed by programs, whether some programs close, alternate career training becomes incorporated, or the number of accepted students decreases.  I understand how much it stinks, as a currently unemployed PhD.  Yet, I knew the state of the market before I went for my PhD.  I went for other reasons, knowing it would be crazy to expect a tenure track job at the end of it.   HOWEVER, employment is a different issue from arguing that all theatre PhDs are irrelevant (especially to theatre departments).  To be honest, it makes you sound like a bitter person who wants to steal our funding and has little knowledge of what a theatre PhD is (or someone who went into a PhD program without doing their homework).   If you are quoting the average time for a PhD in the US and not the average time for a theatre PhD (which is *not* the number you have quoted), you clearly do not have enough information about our field.  Theatre PhDs (and humanities PhDs in general) are important and benefit theatre departments, even if it is too idealistic and naive to think that anyone who wants to pursue these careers can find suitable employment.  If you think PhDs are irrelevant to theatre departments, I suggest talking to a few who disagree with you in a more comfortable setting than a message board.  In this setting, however, all your going on about truth and our irrelevance just comes off as close-minded.
  • You keep believing that.  And the three-year MFA's in your department are just laughing at you, most of them thinking that what you do is irrelevant.  Go ahead, look over so many of the jobs above that ask for "terminal degree" or "MFA _or_ PhD" to teach theatre history or drama AFTER they get what really matters to them: production and direction, which is what it is all about.  What IS the average time to a theatre Ph.D.?  You don't know, because such data do not exist. Clearly. Or if they do exist, please point to them and enlighten. You will sing a different tune about the MFA/PhD apartheid when you are unemployed for four years or so.  Bitter?  Damned right.  Of course theatre Ph.D.'s benefit theatre departments; their graduate students do a lot of the credit-hour generation to support the production faculty and their "creative activity".  This is why there will be no ethical course correction to seek equilibrium between supply and demand for PhD's. 
  • How many of the PhD-granting theatre departments in the U.S. are actually chaired by a Ph.D.?  What percentage?  Now, THAT would be an interesting statistic, one that would be indicative of what is valued in American theatre education. The Ph.D. has become a token degree in service to the MFA-driven ideology of pre-professional training, which is why the unemployment line for PhD's is getting longer and longer.  By creating an apartheid system within theatre departments, theatre education has destroyed the PhD from within.
  • "Apartheid" system? Look, bitterness in a crappy job market is only to be expected, but how about some perspective here? 
  • PERSPECTIVE: Only one of the twelve theatre departments in the Big Ten is chaired by a Ph.D.  All the rest are now chaired by individuals who spent about one-third of the time and resources (including debt) to earn their "terminal degree" in graduate school.  (Talented and wonderful as they are, they just did not do the time. They did not learn the languages, take the qualifying exam, write an original dissertation that advanced knowledge within the field.  Nor do they have the inclination to defend the PhD above their more interested concerns.)  One set of academic workers has a credential that "costs" three times the academic resources than the "cheaper, faster" degree.  More to the point, many of the jobs listed above require an "MFA _or_ PhD" as if these were equivalent. They are not.  Yes, apartheid: seperateness and inequality within one government. It's a metaphor; theatre people should be able to handle it. This is not the system in Art History & Studio Art or Musicology & Music Performance; their MFA's and PhD's live in seperate countries with seperate goverments.  How many English departments are chaired by an MFA in Creative Writing? At the moment, theatre PhD's serve their MFA masters. What bitterness hath wrought ... But its a much more interesting discussion than, "everyone cheer up and waste another year."
  • (I'm a separate person responding to the above bullet point)--I'm not sure why it matters if the department chair has a Ph.D. or an MFA if it's a rotating position and they oversee both the practical and research sides of the department. I went to one of those Big Ten schools, the head of our department does a lovely job, and the research area has its own chair (someone with a Ph.D.). Earlier in my time in the program, the department head was a Ph.D. and in comparison, was less invested in the position than the current MFA-holding chair.
    • If this is true -- and there is no reason not to believe it -- then why spend the additional (3x the) time getting a Ph.D. in a market where many will remain perpetually unemployed?  And how is it that all but one of these departments has an MFA at the helm now?  Do the maths; votes count. The PhD in Theatre has been devalued out of a meaningful academic existence in these departments. If the "research area" is a stand-alone operation -- the Lethoso of academia -- using graduate students to generate credit-income for the other areas and then sloughing them off into unemployment, then it should be its own department, as in Art History or Musicology.  Surely, this will never happen ... but the PhD in Theatre will soon die on the vine, faster than in other areas of the Humanities, if the unemployed reach a critical mass.
    • An essay on the MFA/Ph.D. subject in the Chronicle: http://chronicle.com/article/Eliminating-the-Doctorate-in/136673/
  • A response to the indivdual who wrote the piece in the Chronicle (and who is the one posting many of the anti-doctoral comments above.  Departments may not value the PhD...but universities certainly do.  For most institutions, a doctorate confers legitimacy (deserved or not), especially in a field seen as less rigorous than STEM fields or the more classical humanities fields.  As for the notion of overproduction, I'm sorry that for whatever reason you have been unable to find a job--In fact, I am exceptionally sympathetic to all here who undergo the difficulty of a job search.  But I think the idea of eliminating the Phd. smacks of the idea of "destroying the village in order to save it."  I currently work in a TT position in a very well integrated program of PhDs and MFAs (and we are chaired by a PhD).  I held three visiting jobs before I got my position; all three were filled by PhDs after I left.   The idea that there is an "overproduction" of PhDs may be true--but I certainly question some of the statistics mentioned above.  In my program most indivduals finished by year 6.  That is also the case with several of my doctoral holding colleagues.  Has anyone done a study on the  time it takes for doctoral students to finish in theatre?  NOT the 9 year figure mentioned below.  Also, have we done any statistical analysis as to the number of history/lit/crit jobs available?  That is what, after all, we are training for.  Who is chair in Big Ten theatre programs, while interesting anecdotally, does in fact not speak to the author's central concerns.
  • Finally, and I hate to say this, but if it takes you more than 7 years to finish your Phd, then that is something that hiring committees notice.  No one wants to work with someone who cannot finish (whether this is a fair assesment or not is something we can debate).  And also, given the glut of PhDs applying for jobs, it should be clear that personality will also come into play in hiring.  I would not want to work with the individual who wrote the Chronicle article, especially not when there are other candidates available.  
  • Some real advice for hiring--be willing to move ANYWHERE to start (you can always move) and remember that a doctorate is not a job guarantee--make yourself very very hirable.  What you needed to get tenure 20 years ago you now need to get looked at today.  I really do encourage those of you who are looking and who have faced difficulty.  My thoughts and best wishes (for what they are worth) are with you.
  • I should think Governors Scott (Florida), Walker (Wisconsin), and Perry (Texas) would all be interested in cutting graduate programs that only proliferate glutted job markets such as that for the PhD in theatre.  "These students should be in STEM fields instead of wasting their time so as to end up unemployed."  Fix this problem soon, or it will be fixed for you.
  • The truth has a non-collegial bias.  The median time to degree for a Ph.D. in the Humanities is 9.3 years (down from 9.7) and that only 57% of these Ph.D. have job committments.  It is those seeking jobs that need to make this known, that need to accuse their mentors.  The idea that graduate students "do it for the love" is a blatant lie promulgated by the hegemomy of the tenured class. http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/12/06/survey-finds-new-phds-less-likely-have-job-commitments
  •  Louisiana State University has a posting for a theatre historian on its HR site that was l posted on November 21st and an "application deadline" of December 5th.  I have no idea about the state of play there, but such a small window sounds to me like they have an internal candidate and are going through the motions.  That said, I certainly hope the incumbent gets the the TT line.
  • I am curious about LSU also. The thing is, last year they hired an inside candidate, and I'm not sure if there actually is another one to hire. It may simply be a committee hoping to move forward with a search quickly.
  • Re: LSU ... You may be right, but they have to understand that their "optics" are such that they are not doing a serious search.
  • The posting on the LSU HR site has been changed to a January 7th application deadline

On topic, how about them Stony Brook postings?  Can a school searching for "a PhD in Theatre Arts or Performance Studies; established research agenda in the area of Cognitive Science and Performance; minimum 5 years of successful college teaching" at the exact same time as an "MFA in Playwriting. Established professional career as a playwright. Minimum three years of successful college teaching" be conducting a real search?

  • I believe there are 2 different positions being advertized at Stony Brook.

Re: Stony Brook and Indiana Pennsylvania U, I hope there is not a new trend emerging asking people to include confidential rec letters in a .pdf with other application materials...

  • I asked my recommenders to send their letters as PDFs to the search chair email address in this case. I didn't think there was anything untoward going on.
  • To clarify, I don't think it's untoward. I'm just being needlessly cranky about job ads that seem to be written without an understanding about how things work. I probably didn't need to add to the unfolding negativity of the wiki. :)
  • Wait...there's negativity on the wiki? I hadn't noticed. I've always thought of this as an upstanding community of support and respect... :-)
  • Those that get the jobs get the respect; those that don't get the support.
  • Oh thank god, a sense of humor- I was beginning to think that bitterness and trolls had devoured the wiki this year. (x2)
    • ​This year has been a little prickly, but has yet to sink to the accusatory depths we found ourselves in last year. So let's keep it professional and civil, but honest too, okay?
  • Just a note: to those who think they know how to spot inside candidates. You don't. And your speculation is a waste of time and energy. Sometimes there are incumbant visitors at schools who are hiring. Frequently they don't get the jobs. Unless you are inside a hiring committee, you have no idea about your claims of "TRUTH" (as one poster asserted). There is no such thing as a 'rigged' search. There are too many levels of checks in place--hires are not just up to a chair or a department committee. The whole process of hiring is so much more complicated, political, and bigger than many of these remarks acknowledge. Sometimes an incumbant visitor gets hired. That does not mean a 'rigged' search. That means a school made a great hire in their visitor. The snarky and misinformed speculation here is very sad and ugly and only reflects poorly on the snarkers. The job market, especially in this field, is horrible. We all know that. There are more PhDs and MFAs than there are jobs. This is the unfortunate reality for which we signed up. We are not going to all get jobs. But incumbant visitors are our colleagues. All of us on here are colleagues, and the sad low level of PhD vs. MFA, of 'rigged' search rhetoric, reflects poorly on all of us.
    • Thank you. (x2)
    • FYI - I eliminated a post earlier that served no purpose other than to grouse. As Administrator, I reserve the right to edit conversations that get off-topic and do not pertain to aiding the community here that is actively searching for academic employment. We all have bad days where we want to throw in the towel or want to lash out at the system. This page is not for that. We don't all have to sing "Kum Ba Yah" or be Pollyannas. There are legitimate concerns about the current market and hiring practices that we discuss here. But I will not tolerate trolls whose only goal is to add negativity to our already tension-filled lives. To quote Sweet Brown, "Ain't nobody got time for that!"
      • And just blocked the offending contributor for referring to me as "Hitler" for my above action. If you can't be civil on this site, go somewhere else and start your own.
  • A lot of schools start back next week and this last week of waiting for activity to start moving again is enough to make me crazy- just had to say it (I'm sure others are feeling it). Here's to renewed movement with the start of the spring term :-) And to any SC members out there please remember what it was like to be in our shoes and if it is at all within your power please fish or cut bait and do it soon. If it must be, than I'd rather hear "no" sooner rather than later any day, moving on is always better than limbo.
    • Right there with you! My best to you and everyone else posting and lurking in these forums. Somehow we will all make it through this hell slog!

It seems to be taking so long this year. I was last on the market 4 years ago but I had already been invited to interviews by now. Is it taking longer than normal this year? Am I not hearing anything because I'm not in the running? I'm on pins and needles here! I understand I'm probably not alone, but this is for support, right? Or at least we're on the boat together. Hopefully I'm not in the boat that sinks.

  • Last fall I was informed of an open position at a state university. I knew that the university had hired someone in that position the year before on a one-year temporary contract with the option to reapply if the position should be made permanent. I submitted the application materials by the deadline and exactly one week later received an e-mail informing me that the position had been filled. I must admit that I was not really surprised. There was simply no way that the university was able to examine applications, conduct interviews and bring candidates to campus in one week, so the answer was perfectly clear. To be honest, I doubted that they even looked at any submitted applications. I understand that colleges are often required to post the available positions even if their plan is to hire from within all along, but I still felt a little foolish for wasting my time  It doesn't make the rejection any easier.

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