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Theatre and Performing Arts Jobs 2015-2016 (for the 2016-2017 Academic Year)

This wiki page is for listings for faculty positions in theatre and other related performing arts fields (performance studies, etc.) with start dates in 2016.

NEW PAGE for 2017 jobs: Theatre 2016-2017

  • When adding jobs to this page, please place in appropriate categories below (i.e. "Tenure-Track," "Visiting") and format name of school and position with Heading 3. Please include a link to job ad and deadline whenever possible.

See also: Dance Studies 2015-16 and English Literature 2015-2016


RECENT ACTIVITY on Theatre 2015-2016 Wiki Edit

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StatsEdit

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

Academic CredentialsEdit

  • ABD = 9
  • PhD = 21
  • MFA & DFA =
  • MFA & ABD = 3
  • MFA & PhD = 4
  • MA & MFA = 2
  • MFA & MLitt = 1
  • MFA = 11
  • MFA & Voice Certification = 2
  • MA =
  • MDanceSt =
  • TOTAL =  48
  • NOTE: This listing doesn't add to the "TOTAL" so please retabulate when you add yourself to one of the categories.

Current Position HeldEdit

  • Assistant Professor (current) = 13
  • Associate Professor (current) = 6
  • Full Professor (current) =
  • CC Instructor =
  • Non-Tenure Track Instructor/VAP (current) = 5
  • Adjunct = 10
  • Full-Time College Theatre Staff=
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow = 1
  • HS Theatre & CC Adjunct =
  • No Academic Position Currently = 4
  • Graduate Student = 13
  • Just Looking = 1
  • Theatre Department Staff/PT Faculty=
  • Artist and Independent Scholar = 1
  • Search Committee Member =
  • 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 = 47
  • NOTE: This listing doesn't add to the "TOTAL" so please retabulate when you add yourself to one of the categories.

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 = 28
  • Acting = 9
  • Acting and Music Theatre = 1
  • Playwriting = 2
  • Directing = 10
  • Voice & Speech = 5
  • Movement = 2
  • Dramaturgy = 6
  • Lit/Crit/History/Theory = 21
  • Performance Studies = 13
  • Dance Studies =
  • Design =
    • Costume Design =
    • Scenic Design = 2
    • Lighting Design =1
  • Technical Direction =
  • Theatre Education =
  • Arts Administration =
  • Department Chair = 3
  • Devising = 1
  • Puppetry= 1

2015-16 Theatre Jobs - Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit

Alma College (MI) - TT Assistant, Associate, or Professor and Director of Theatre - OFFER MADEEdit

The Alma College Department of Theatre and Dance seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty appointment that incorporates student instruction and directing student theatre productions to begin August 2016. The appointment may be at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level, depending upon prior experience.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, 8 to 10 digital images of directing work on CD or posted on a website portfolio, and three current professional references to: Cynthia Wendzel, Theatre Search Committee, Alma College, 614 W. Superior St., Alma, MI 48801 or electronically to: Cynthia Wendzel, wendzelck@alma.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin November 2015 and continue until the position is filled. For more information on the Alma College Theatre program visit http://www.alma.edu/academics/theatre.
  • Has anyone heard back on this??
  • Letters of Recommendation Requested (for those who did not submit letters with the original application to "continue the search on an even playing field")
  • Recieved email from Search Chair 12/1 notifying that "large" applicant pool was "exceptionally strong" and my application would not be going forward for consideration. x2
  • Invitation for phone interview 12/08.
  • Phone interview early March. 

Arizona State University (AZ) - Honors Lecturer - Open Field/Open Rank (Renewable/Non TT)Edit

  • Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University invites applications for a renewable multi-year position in the core Honors faculty. Barrett Honors Faculty Fellows are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers with competitive salaries and generous benefits.
  • The main teaching responsibility rests on a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Event, in which students examine diverse intellectual traditions from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty members teach upper-division seminars, and mentor honors students throughout their four years in independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other forms of scholarly achievement.
  • Arizona State University as an institution is committed to accessibility and excellence. Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens. The typical Barrett freshman is in the top five percent of their high school class.
  • We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate teaching excellence, including experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across different cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2016; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.
  • Qualifications: A PhD in any academic field that adds richness to our college. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing and leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired. We welcome applications from candidates whose teaching and scholarly activities address the diversity of our student population and seek a diverse candidate pool.
  • Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) two letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching; (4) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in the first semester of The Human Event (HON 171), and a schedule of readings for that course. Further information on this course can be found at https://barretthonors.asu.edu/academics/hon-171-human-event/. Send your application materials, which should be formatted as PDF files, to: bhcfacultysearch@asu.edu. Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Nilanjana Bhattacharjya, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at bhcfacultysearch@asu.edu.
  • Application review will begin at 5:00pm on February 4, 2016.

Baldwin Wallace University (OH) - Faculty Position – Acting - Open Rank Edit

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Baldwin Wallace University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track open rank faculty position in Acting, beginning August 2016.  

  • The successful candidate will teach acting courses for BFA in Acting, BA in Theatre, and BM in Music Theatre students; teach additional courses in area of expertise (i.e., on-camera, stage combat, devised theatre, commedia, Alexander, etc.); recruit for the BFA in Acting; advise students; service on department and university-wide committees is expected.  
  • The Department of Theatre and Dance at Baldwin Wallace University offers a BA in Theatre (with three tracks: Acting/Directing, Stage Management, and Design), and will launch a BFA in Acting with an emphasis in classical drama in fall 2016 or 17 (accreditation pending). The department works closely with the Conservatory of Music’s nationally recognized Music Theatre program and Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland’s professional classical theatre company.  
  • Qualifications: MFA in Acting; minimum 3 years teaching at a college level; professional acting experience; proficiency in at least one vocal technique (i.e. Fitzmaurice, Linklater, Lessac, etc.); demonstrated track-record of working with students, colleagues, and community members with multicultural and intercultural perspectives related to acting.  
  • The University offers an outstanding benefits package which includes funding for professional travel, summer grant opportunities, relocation assistance and tuition benefits for immediate family. Baldwin Wallace University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, creed, age, disabilities, national origin, gender or sexual orientation in the administration of any policies or programs.  
  • To apply, please submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vita, teaching philosophy and contact information for three personal references in a single Word document or a single PDF file via the To Apply link on BW's Employment and Careers’ web page at http://www.bw.edu/employment.  Evidence of creative and/or scholarly work (i.e. images, reviews, website, etc…) will be required of finalists.  
  • Baldwin Wallace University is an EEO/AA employer and educator. At BW, we support and encourage diversity in a variety of forms. We value and appreciate inclusive excellence in the classroom, within extracurricular activities, and as we engage our community partners. Learn more at Diversity Affairs –http://www.bw.edu/about/diversity
  • Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until finalists have been selected. 

Brown University (RI) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies position with a focus on actor training. We seek applicants who have intellectual curiosity, a wide-ranging knowledge of dramatic literature, and a dynamic, stylistic range as a director. An MFA in Theatre and a record of professional experience are expected. Ph.D.s with similar training are welcome to apply. The successful applicant will join a vibrant department that emphasizes the intersections of scholarship and practice in a liberal arts education. Duties include teaching core acting classes as well as additional courses in specific areas of expertise, directing one main-stage production during the academic year, and requisite service responsibilities--advising students, attending departmental meetings and serving on departmental and university committees.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit an application including a cover letter, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/30393

  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015. The term of appointment would begin July 1, 2016.
  • Skype Interview (12/31/15)    

California State University - Long Beach (CA) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre (Theatre Management)Edit

RECRUITMENT NUMBER: 2325

POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre (Theatre Management)

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 17, 2016 (Fall Semester)

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MFA in Theatre Management or MFA/MBA in Theatre Management or JD/MFA in Theatre Management or related area, or official notification of completion of the degree by August 1, 2016 and /or equivalent professional experience. Demonstrated potential in teaching theatre management at professional or college level. Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

DESIRED/PREFERRED: Demonstrated excellence in teaching a variety of courses in theatre management at both undergraduate and graduate levels with an expertise in four or more of the following: development, marketing, public relations, financial management, organizational leadership, strategic planning, business communications, entrepreneurial initiatives, board development, producing, and trend in regional, national and international theatre management. Demonstrated evidence of creative, scholarly and professional activities at a national or international level.

DUTIES: Teach a variety of courses in theatre management at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Serve as curriculum developer and mentor of the theatre undergraduate and graduate management teams. In consultation with the Chair of the department, develop the MFA/MBA management graduate student’s practicum and assistantship assignments, which are focused on the yearly marketing, development, community outreach, and education initiatives, entrepreneurial studies, public relations, and strategic planning strategies for the department’s numerous productions and events programming. Mentor undergraduate student staff members of Theatre Threshold Company and Theatre Arts student representatives. Produce peer-reviewed research, scholarly and creative activities at the national/international level; Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced); Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications; Curriculum vitae (including current e-mail address); Three current letters of recommendation; Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree. Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three letters of recommendation (if not already submitted), and an official transcript. Because of the nature of this position, the University requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to: Department of Theatre Arts, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-2701. 562.985.7891 or jennifer.white@csulb.edu

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin October 12, 2015. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

California State University - San Marcos (CA) - Assistant Professor - Theatre  Edit

EFFECTIVE DATE: Fall 2016 or earlier

Minimum qualifications: An MFA or PhD is required. Degree must be completed by August 2016. Expertise and skills are required in one or more of the following areas: lighting design, projection design, or sound design. Candidate must be qualified to teach introductory courses in theatre design, and must be committed to student-centered education as well as professional development, service, and creative and/or academic scholarship.

Desired/preferred qualifications: In addition, we seek a colleague who can teach courses in an area of theatre history, literature or practice that expands upon our current tenure-track faculty offerings. Applicants should demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills, an ability to collaborate with theatre and dance colleagues, dynamic leadership skills and the desire to educate young theatre artists with passion and effectiveness. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research and/or service. Professional or college-level theatre design experience preferred. Applicants might also address any experience they have with teaching online learning courses.

DUTIES: Primary responsibilities include teaching introductory courses in theatre design and other theatre related areas depending upon candidate’s interests and experience; developing the theatre design program; designing at least two theatre productions per academic year; and mentoring student designers in departmental productions as well as in individual projects/practicums. Other duties include advising students and serving on departmental, college, and university committees. Continued professional activity is expected

Applications must include: Cover letter; Curriculum vitae; Statement of teaching philosophy; How the applicant meets the above minimum/desired/preferred requirements; Three letters of recommendation; Design portfolio; Copies of all transcripts that include relevant course work.

Faculty Application: Submit application and direct any inquiries to: THEATRE1516@csusm.edu

  • A review of application will commence December 1, 2015; however, the position will remain open until filled
  • Still Accepting Applications [posted 1/19]

Carnegie Mellon University (PA) - School of Drama - TT Assistant Professor (Acting) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama, a professional BFA acting conservatory program, seeks a full time Acting teacher at the level of Assistant Professor (Tenure Track).

Ideally, applicants should have at least five years teaching experience, an MFA in an appropriate field plus substantial professional acting credits. Candidates should be able to teach a range of acting styles and methodologies and support collaborative interactions between faculty, staff and students. This position is Pittsburgh-based.

  • Application deadline is January 1, 2016. The start date for the hire is August 2016. Please email cover letter, detailed CV, teaching philosophy, and three references by deadline with the subject line ACTING SEARCH to: Anthony McKay, Associate Professor of Drama, Search Chair, drama-facultysearch@andrew.cmu.edu . Inquiries by email to drama-relations@andrew.cmu.edu
  • Deadline Extended to January 1, 2016
  • Skype interview 2/1/2016
  • Rejection letter received (4/25)

Connecticut College (CT) - Assistant Professor of Theater (Production Management/Tech Direction/Design) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Theater at Connecticut College invites applications for an assistant professor of Theater. This is a faculty-staff position in production management, technical direction, stage management, and/or lighting, scenic, or sound design, beginning July 1, 2016. The faculty portion (.8) of the position will be considered continuing part-time; continuing part-time faculty receive multi-year contracts (3 years initially) and are eligible for sabbaticals, but do not hold tenure. (For additional information on support for faculty: http://www.conncoll.edu/employment/faculty-resources/) The staff portion (.2) includes working with the college’s Theater Services Department supporting performing arts departments on special performances and events.

The successful candidate will teach courses in technical production and provide production management for a vibrant season of three mainstage performances and a student senior capstone festival. Depending on areas of expertise they may contribute design for a limited number of said productions. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, mentoring students, tracking crew work, scheduling, etc. Weekend and evening hours are required. MFA and a minimum of two years teaching experience required.

The department consists of four full-time faculty members and we make use of frequent adjuncts, guest artists, designers and residencies. 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.

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.

Please submit a cover letter addressed to David Jaffe, Chair, Theater Search, a resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information for three current, professional references to: http://apply.interfolio.com/32066. 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 November 9, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Campus interviews scheduled

Christopher Newport University - TT Assistant Professor of Theater (Acting and Voice/Speech) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Theater and Dance at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theater, effective August 15, 2016. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates. The position will specialize in Acting, Voice and Speech. The ideal candidate will be a practicing professional artist, hold professional affiliations (AEA, SDC, VASTA, etc.) and be an energetic and collegial collaborator. Extensive training/certification in an established vocal technique (Linklater, Skinner, Berry, Lessac, etc.) and experience in directing is preferred. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3. An earned appropriate terminal degree in Theater or closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates with a master's degree and significant and notable experience in Theater will also be considered for appointment as an Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for a higher rank, and doctoral candidates who may not finish by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.

The Department of Theater & Dance at CNU is an energetic, production-driven program with 10 full-time faculty and 110 majors. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theater (NAST), the University offers a BA in theater with a choice of six concentrations and a popular dance minor. In addition to an ambitious production schedule, the program also offers an annual dance concert and various student directed performances. The Department is housed in the world-class Ferguson Center for the Arts boasting state-of-the-art studios and classrooms, fully equipped design labs and construction shops, and three distinct performance venues. The Theater and Dance faculty is comprised of highly credentialed theater professionals who maintain an atmosphere of collegiality and supportive collaboration. Candidates wishing to know more about the program and its exceptionally high production values are invited to visit http://www.cnu.edu/theatercnu.edu.

CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2015 freshman class of 1,225 students was selected from nearly 8,000 admission applications, and presented high school GPA and SAT score middle 50% ranges of 3.5-4.0 and 1080-1230, respectively. Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus, located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, integrate the University's liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library, home to the most comprehensive maritime research collections in the world; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world.

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. CNU faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our website athttp://www.cnu.edu.

  • To apply, send a letter of application, current resume with references, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and copies of graduate transcript(s) (photocopies acceptable for initial screening) to: Director of Faculty Recruitment  Acting & Voice/Speech Faculty Search  Search # 8259  Christopher Newport University  1 Avenue of the Arts  Newport News, VA 23606-3072  Or facultyrecruitment@cnu.edu
  • Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2015
  • Applications received after November 2, 2015, will be accepted but considered only if needed. 
  • Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.
  • UPDATE: Phone Interview Stage - Request (11/30/15) x3
  • Campus Visit Request 12/16/15 x 3
  • Rejection letters received 3/2/16 x 2
  • Candidate hired

Dartmouth College (NH) - TT Asst. Professor - Black Theatre and Performance - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Assistant Professor, tenure track. The Theater Department at Dartmouth College seeks to fill a position in black theater and performance. The successful candidate will teach courses related to her or his area of specialization, as well as Introduction to Theater and survey courses in world theater history.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualifications: PhD in theater, performance studies, or a related field; strong commitment to and experience in undergraduate teaching; promising record of research and publication. Experience in directing or other practical experience in theater is preferred.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Interested candidates should submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/31496 a letter of application, C.V., and three letters of recommendation. Questions about the position should be directed to Laura Edmondson at Laura.Edmondson@dartmouth.edu.

  • Consideration of applications will begin on November 16, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Appointment will be made for the 2016-17 academic year.
  • Anyone know where they're at in the process yet? Thanks.
  • Additional materials requested (Dec 7) x2
  • Skype interview request (January 12)
  • Campus interviews scheduled

Davidson College (NC) - TT Assistant Professor in Theatrical Design and TechnologyEdit

DAVIDSON COLLEGE, a highly-selective, nationally-ranked, residential, four-year liberal arts college with a vibrant theatre program and excellent facilities, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, in Theatrical Design and Technology, with a primary specialization in set design, and secondary specialization in lighting, digital, media, and/or projection design. Position begins August 1, 2016. Essential Functions: The successful candidate will teach beginning and advanced courses in design; preferred areas for advanced courses include set, lighting, projection, and digital media design. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to our curriculum through teaching competency in at least one area outside of design.

Successful candidates will also be fluent in current digital tools for design, with the possibility of cross-listing a course in Digital Studies.

The teaching load is five courses per year with one course equivalency granted for the scenic design of two mainstage productions; additional design work for course credit may also be possible.

Other duties include supervising technical staff, overseeing all student design assistants and projects, mentoring student designers, and department and college service. Required Qualifications: M.F.A. or M.F.A./Ph.D., with primary strength in scenic design and secondary abilities in lighting, digital, media and/or projection design. Minimum of three years of professional design experience, and evidence of continuing creative work commensurate with earning tenure at Davidson College.

Experience teaching at the undergraduate level strongly desired. Preference will be given to designers with a broad understanding of contemporary trends in theatrical design and the history of theatrical design and technology.

The successful candidate will be experienced in successful collaboration and problem-solving, able to work effectively with faculty, production staff, students, and guest artists in the development of artistically and educationally successful shows.

Submit a letter of application which articulates your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and your artistic ambitions, a curriculum vitae, a link to an online design portfolio (use the other document attachment), and names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Do not send letters of reference until requested.

  • For additional information and to apply online, please go to https://jobs.davidson.edu
  • Completed applications received by November 15th will be guaranteed full consideration.

Duke University (NC) - Assoc. or Full Professor of Theatre Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS COMPLETEEdit

The Department of Theater Studies at Duke University invites application for a tenured position at the associate or full professor level to begin fall 2016.

We seek a scholar to complement our interests in artistic creation, production, and the history and theory of performance. Regular-rank faculty in the department typically teach 2 courses each of the fall and spring semesters. Qualifications: Ph.D. required; MFA and Ph.D. preferred.

  • Submit a cover letter addressed to Search Committee Chair Patricia Wald, vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, and a writing sample via <https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6151>. Applications received by November 6, 2015, will be guaranteed consideration.
  • QUESTION: the ad identifies Patricia Wald as the chair, but no such person seems to be at Duke in the faculty of arts and sciences (there does seem to be a judge named Patricia Wald who is associated with the law school at Duke). I'm wondering if the ad is in error, and the chair might be Priscilla Wald, of the English dep't. Does anyone know?
  • ANSWER: Whoever posted this ad mistyped. The chair of the search committee is Priscilla Wald, Professor of English.
  • Anything? Anyone?
  • PHONE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED [posted 12/16]
  • SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED
  • any updates here?
  • on campus interviews

Elon University (NC) - TT Assistant Professor of Acting - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin teaching in The Department of Performing Arts mid-August 2016. Seeking an experienced, dynamic acting teacher and great collaborator skilled in the MEISNER approach to actor training (with a respectful appreciation of Stanislavski’s teachings). Additional specialization in VOICE & SPEECH or MOVEMENT required. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the core acting curriculum of the BFA Acting and Music Theatre programs, and others as per expertise. Must be willing to teach in the interdisciplinary Elon Core curriculum. Appropriate MFA or PhD required. Significant professional experience desired, and continuation of creative/scholarly work expected. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at www.elon.edu.

  • Applications must be received by November 1, 2015 to be assured of consideration. Send letter of application (including a brief description of experience with Meisner’s pedagogy), CV, and contact information for at least three references to actingposition@elon.edu Please include your name in the subject line. Please ALSO complete the required application materials at http://www.elon.edu/e-web/academics/elon_college/performing_arts/employment/Acting_App.xhtml. Elon is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants.
  • Phone interview scheduled for mid-December. [posted 11/24]

Florida State University (FL) - Assistant or Associate Professor of PerformanceEdit

The School of Theatre at Florida State invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Performance. We are seeking an artist-scholar and collaborator with significant experience in acting and/or directing to teach three courses per semester in our comprehensive BA program. Responsibilities include teaching four foundation performance courses and Encounters, a laboratory course that combines scholarly and artistic research. Opportunities will include offerings in additional areas of specialization. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active professional career appropriate for an Assistant or Associate Professor at a research university.

The position requires an MFA or a PhD (preferred) in an appropriate field of specialization and 4 years of experience with a demonstrable ability as an instructor.

Please email the School of Theatre at theatrejobs@fsu.edu with any questions.</p> How To Apply: If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and all education details even if attaching a resume. A letter of intent, current CV and contact information for 5 professional references are required. Additional information may be requested. The School of Theatre's mailing address is: 540 West Call Street, FAB 239 Tallahassee, Florida 32306 Email address: theatrejobs@fsu.edu

  • Apply On Or Before: 12/31/9998.
  • The above date is application deadline given via the FSU employment portal. I'm assuming it means 2015 vs. 9998 and in the details on the department's webpage it indicates 11/3 as the starting date for application review with the added "and continue until the position is filled."
  • Yes -- application review started 11/3 BUT it's a rolling deadline, so if you want to apply, do it asap.
  • Anything?
  • I had a request on 11/3 for more information, but nothing since then.
  • Any word?

Harvard University (MA) - Open Rank in Theater and Performance Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

The Harvard University Department of English seeks to appoint a tenure-track or tenured professor in Theater and Performance Studies. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2016, though this date is subject to negotiation. The appointee will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be closely involved with the concentration in Theater, Dance, and Media. Doctorate degree in Theater and Performance Studies or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is desired. Candidates for a tenured appointment should also evince intellectual leadership and impact on the field and potential for significant contributions to the department, University, and wider scholarly community.

  • Received email requesting additional materials (Nov. 24) X3
  • Wondering why the requests for additional materials are coinciding with position re-posts.
  • Anyone know what additional materials? I've just been asked for reference letters. Is there anything else?
  • They asked for the entire dissertation or book manuscript.
  • Regrets sent, shortlist made. (Dec. 18)
  • Rejection (Dec. 18) x1
  • Purely out of curiosity (I did not apply): Does anyone know if a hire was made?
  • the faculty voted on March 29 and I believe an offer has been made
  • Aha. Thanks for the info. Is it a senior hire?
  • 2 senior folks and 1 ABD were invited to campus 

===Ithaca College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Dramaturgy and Theatre Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGE===  The Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College seeks candidates for a tenure-eligible position at the rank of assistant professor in dramaturgy and theatre studies. The Theatre Studies degree program combines an interdisciplinary education in theatre with broad experience in the liberal arts. The program develops theatre artists who not only practice theatre but also use theatre to reflect and shape the society in which we live. Ithaca College and the Department of Theatre Arts seeks greater diversity in our faculty to broaden our academic experience. We value input from multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the college; our goal is to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.

Qualifications: Candidates will have a history as a dynamic, inspiring teacher with a strong interest in mentoring undergraduate students. Terminal degree (PhD or MFA/DFA) or ABD required. ABD Candidates must complete the PhD by the end December 2016. Fields of expertise include dramaturgy and theatre studies with a foundation in performance studies theory. The ideal candidate will have experience as a production dramaturg in a professional setting. Courses may include Dramaturgy, Theories of Performance, general education seminars, honors courses, and mentorship of student dramaturgs. Opportunities may exist for the candidate to contribute to the mainstage production season. Ongoing scholarly/creative/professional activity will be expected and supported; service, advising, and recruitment are required for all faculty positions.

Ithaca College Theatre Arts has approximately 360 majors and offers degrees in five programs and two minors. We are currently ranked among the top five programs offering a BFA in Musical Theatre. With over 30 faculty, all of whom are professionals in their individual fields of study, we embrace professional standards in the studio, classroom, and production laboratory. With over 1200 applicants per year, we are committed to attracting a diverse body of students to our rigorous, highly individualized programs. Please also see http://www.ithaca.edu/hs/depts/theatre/geninfo/.

  • Instructions for submitting your application: Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.ithaca.edu/jobs/. Please submit CV and cover letter, including a brief summary of teaching philosophy, and the names/contact information of four references. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately; for full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2015.
  • Invitation for a phone interview (12/3/15) x1
  • Invitation to campus (12/18/15) x1

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PA) - TT Position in Applied Theater-Edit

Campus interviews concluded. Edit

The Department of Theater and Dance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applications for a full-time Tenure Track position in Applied Theater beginning August 2016.

Examples of Duties: Duties: Teach undergraduate courses in the Performance Concentration of the BA programs as well as interdisciplinary and liberal studies courses specific to area of expertise. Develop courses and new program curricula applying theater to social development and change using traditional theater settings as well as non-traditional contexts. Maintain and expand upon current departmental collaborations with IUP's Department of Nursing and Allied Health Professions and other organizations. A secondary expertise in stage voice and/or theater pedagogy is desirable. Other duties will include, but are not limited to advising students in undergraduate programs with a willingness to work with a diverse undergraduate student population, participating in the shared governance of the department and related university and community services, and continued professional growth within the discipline.

The successful candidate may be assigned to perform work at off-campus sites and/or provide instruction through distance education.

Qualifications:

Required: Minimum requirements for this position include an MFA or PhD in Theatre, Performance Studies, or a related discipline.

Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the interview(s).

Preferred Qualifications: At least 2 years of teaching experience is preferred, as is significant experience in ensemble-based performance and training citizen artists to use theater as a medium for community building and education.

Preference will also be given to those candidates with demonstrable ability to conceive and create curricula to enhance and develop this area.

Supplemental Information:

Please note if you have previously applied to a posting for this position for the 16-17 academic year, you do not need to re-apply to this posting.

All applications for this position must be submitted via our online application system at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iupedu Please do not fax, mail or e-mail any documentation. Only complete applications will be considered and application review will continue until position is filled. You will receive a confirmation email when your application has been successfully submitted. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2015

A complete application will contain a letter of interest, curriculum vita, names and email addresses for three references, unofficial transcripts and statement of teaching philosophy. Official transcripts will be required prior to hire date.

Three (3) letters of reference must be on file with IUP before consideration is given for an on campus interview. IUP-HR will request reference letters from references once an application is submitted.

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon confirmation of work eligibility and satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.

Committed to excellence through diversity, IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V and is a proud member of the State System of Higher Education.

  • Hm. This seems to be a renewed search from an original application of 12/15. Might anyone be able to shed light on what the search process has been like thus far?

Ithaca College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Musical Theatre and Dance - OFFER MADEEdit

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MUSICAL THEATRE/DANCE -000934 Ithaca College’s Department of Theatre Arts invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible position beginning August 16, 2016. The candidate must have a vibrant professional practice, substantial teaching experience, and leadership skills to help shape the future of the musical theatre program.

Teaching: Choreograph musicals and dance concerts in mainstage and studio venues; Teach courses in Dance for the Musical Stage I and II (combining history and technique), Jazz (levels I-IV), Musical Theatre Workshop: Audition & Advanced Techniques (combining acting, singing, and movement coaching of musical theatre repertoire); Teach other musical theatre and dance courses as needed.

Other Duties: Additional duties will include participation in faculty assessment of student work, academic advising, recruitment, committee work, assistance with showcase preparation for seniors, and departmental duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications: MFA or other terminal degree preferred. Candidates who will complete the terminal degree by the end of the third academic year of employment will be considered. Interested applicants must apply online at http://www.ithaca.edu/jobs/. Please submit cover letter, brief statement of teaching philosophy, and CV including at least three references. If available, please provide links to your website or samples of your choreographic work created within the past ten years. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000.

  • Screening of applications will begin immediately; for full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2015.

Kansas State University (KS) - TT Asst. Prof. - Theatre History / Literature - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Position begins. August 14, 2016. This is a tenure track nine month appointment. KSU, a NAST accredited Theatre program, has a Liberal Arts focus and offers BA, BS in Theatre and MA in Drama Therapy. The candidate will teach Introduction to Theatre, Theatre History, Script Analysis, related courses, and assist with dramaturgy for selected department productions. A demonstrated ability to teach playwriting, or another specialty is a plus. Requirements: a terminal degree in theatre, PhD/DFA preferred. The candidate should possess strong interpersonal communication, collaboration, and mentoring skills, and an ability to teach entry through graduate level students.

  • Screening of applications will begin January 8, 2016 and continue until position is filled. Send a letter of application, including teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: John Uthoff; Search Chair; School of Music, Theatre, and Dance; 109 McCain; KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY; Manhattan, KS 66506-4700. Electronic applications should be sent in PDF format to jsutd@ksu.edu.
  • Skype interview request (1/20)
  • Invitation for campus visit (2/4)

Kent State University (OH) - TT Assistant or Associate Position in Pan-African Studies (Theatre) - PHONE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

Black Studies: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Position in Pan-African Studies. Kent State University's Department of Pan-African Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position beginning Fall 2016. We seek candidates who are able to teach Pan-African Theatre with a minor area in the Caribbean and Latin America and whose creative work addresses issues of race, gender, sexuality and class in relation to people and cultures of African descent. It is expected that this individual's training fulfills the needs of regional, national and community theatres and will strongly support a theatre program that is community-based and committed to examining the myriad of social justice issues faced by people of African descent, as well as similar issues faced by Native and Latino Americans. The individual is expected to maintain relationships with local black theatre institutions such as the Karamu House in Cleveland and national organizations like Black Theatre Network and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, which will enhance Kent State's relationships with the artistic community in Cleveland and surrounding areas. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in both the School of Theatre and Dance and Pan-African Studies. An MFA or Ph.D. in Theatre or related field is required. The candidate should have a minimum of 3 three years of directing experience or equivalent and a vibrant creative scholarship record. He or she will be expected to provide teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate level.

  • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. You can apply for this position at http://jobs.kent.edu/postings/3022. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, two pieces of evidence of creative scholarship, and three letters of reference through this link. Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2015-2016
  • Anyone know where they're at in the process yet? Thanks.
  • I had a telephone interview a few months ago.  No word since.

Lehman College/City University of New York (NY) -- Associate/Full Professor/Theatre Director - CAMPUS VISITS CONCLUDEDEdit

Associate or Full Professor - Journalism, Communication and Theatre Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions. http://cuny.jobs/ QUALIFICATIONS: MFA or Ph.D. in Film, Theatre or related field required. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Preferred Qualifications:Academic experience in program administration; experience devising and directing multimedia projects. Also, an active agenda of scholarship and/or creative work and the ability to work collegially with other faculty and staff members in service of the college. Additional qualifications might include screenwriting, voice and diction, acting or directing.

HOW TO APPLY: From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests. http://lehman.edu/human-resources/job-opportunities.php#faculty

Lehman College/City University of New York (NY) - Lecturer -- Dance - CAMPUS VISITS CONCLUDEDEdit

The Department of Journalism, Communication and Theatre at Lehman College seeks a Lecturer to teach undergraduate courses in Modern Dance, Urban Dance, Somatics and Dance Media, and to assist in Dance Program administration. Lehman College is a lively, diverse environment set in a lovely urban City University of New York campus.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in area(s) of expertise and the ability to teach successfully required. MFA in Dance or dance-focused media arts, plus four years of college teaching experience; substantial professional choreographic experience; academic experience in dance program administration.

COMPENSATION: CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY: From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information.  If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Candidates should provide a CV/resume.

http://cuny.jobs/

  • Review of CV's will begin December 19, 2015 until January 29, 2016.

Limestone College (SC) - Tenure-track Assistant Professor of TheatreEdit

Limestone College invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre. MFA or PhD with lighting and/or costume design required. Duties will include teaching a variety of theatre courses and designing up to four productions per academic year. Candidate should have both academic and professional design experience, including computer-assisted drafting for lighting. Preference for candidates experienced in directing and in teaching acting.

Interested candidates should complete the on-line application at (link below) and upload a letter of application, resume/vita, unofficial transcripts, portfolio of design, and three letters of recommendation. If you have additional questions regarding the position, you may direct them to Dr. Tim Baxter-Ferguson, Chair, Department of Theatre, at tbaxter@limestone.edu, Limestone College, 1115 College Drive, Gaffney, SC 29340.

  • LINK: http://my.limestone.edu/jobs/1159
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. [NOTE: start date not specified - posted 06/09/15]

Miami University (OH) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Theatre at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in theatre studies, beginning August 22, 2016. PhD in theatre or performance studies at time of appointment required. Miami Universitys Department of Theatre has both a B.A. and M.A. program and is committed to cultivating exchange between theatre studies and skill- based training to produce students who are civically engaged. Working in an artist-scholar framework, the department encourages the integration of artistic and research practice.The Department of Theatre at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in theatre studies, beginning August 22, 2016. PhD in theatre or performance studies at time of appointment required. Miami Universitys Department of Theatre has both a B.A. and M.A. program and is committed to cultivating exchange between theatre studies and skill- based training to produce students who are civically engaged. Working in an artist-scholar framework, the department encourages the integration of artistic and research practice.

Strong candidates will be scholar/artists with a demonstrated track record in effective teaching and an active research agenda with expertise in critical race theory, Latin American theatre, or African/African American theatre, and creative expertise in one of the following areas: playwriting, dramaturgy, directing, or theatre education. Duties include teaching undergraduate/graduate theatre history/literature, liberal education foundation and seminar classes, and advising graduate and undergraduate research projects/theses. The faculty member is also expected to maintain an active research/creative agenda and provide service to the department, college, university and profession. The new faculty member will also have an opportunity to develop global/international workshops and curricula. Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating a record of commitment to multicultural projects and issues.

The Department of Theatre is within the College of Creative Arts, which includes Music, Art, Interactive Media Studies, and Architecture and Interior Design, as well as the University Art Museum and the Performing Arts Series. The College offers both interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary opportunities that include joint faculty appointments, cross-listed courses, and shared state-of-the-art facilities, including labs and immersive environments.

To apply, go to https://www.miamiujobs.com/ and upload cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Questions should be directed to the Department of Theatre at theatre@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3053.

  • SKYPE interview request (11/13/15) x5
  • Campus interviews scheduled for February (12/19/15) x2
  • Offer extended and accepted (3/3/16)

Middlebury College (VT) - TT Assistant Professor in Theatre - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE, Middlebury, VT 05753. The Department of Theatre and Dance seeks an Assistant Professor with a terminal degree (PhD or MFA) in Theatre for a tenure track position in an active and diverse Theatre program. The position will begin in the 2016/2017 academic year. The successful candidate will teach courses in Directing, Acting and the History of Theatre, and will contribute to diversifying Theatre's offerings in Contemporary Dramatic Literature. In addition, the successful candidate should present evidence of excellence as a director. Ongoing professional experience with artistic administration is strongly desirable given that the Theatre faculty function as artistic directors and administrators of a 28-year old Off-Broadway company. Candidates should provide evidence of excellent teaching and artistic accomplishment.

  • 11/12 - Yeah, I haven't heard anything yet.  Anyone else?
  • 11/19 Smells like an internal search.
  • I fear you may be correct.
  • Skype interview request (11/20).
  • Email via Interfolio "The department has finalized its list of candidates to interview, and we regret to inform you that we are unable to invite you to interview for the position." (12/17)
  • Still no word. (12/21)
  • Belated rejection letter says "We anticipate posting this position again (or a very similar position) in the summer." (4/21)

Montclair State University (NJ) - Coordinator of MA Theatre Studies and BA Theatre Studies/Open Rank - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Posting Date September 16, 2015

Position Title Coordinator of MA Theatre Studies and BA Theatre Studies / Open Rank

Vacancy # V-F3

Department Theatre and Dance

Division Academic Affairs

Job Description: The Department of Theatre and Dance seeks candidates for an open rank, tenure track faculty position to teach in and serve as the coordinator of the graduate and undergraduate Theatre Studies programs. The successful candidate will be a scholar who is actively pursuing an agenda in some aspect of Theatre Studies and who has demonstrated leadership in an academic environment. The individual must excel in teaching with a strong foundation in critical analysis and the study of social and historical backgrounds in theatre. Courses may include graduate and/or undergraduate offerings in Research Methods, Dramaturgy, Tragic Elements in Drama, Theatre History, and Play Script Analysis, among others.

As the coordinator of the MA and BA programs in Theatre Studies, the successful candidate will be engaged in curricular oversight; recruitment; student advisement and mentorship; participation in university and national assessments; organization, execution, and analysis of student outcomes. S/he will be expected to collaborate with the other members of the department in the advancement of its mission and the conduct of the day-to-day business of the Theatre Division.

The Department of Theatre and Dance consists of 20 full-time faculty and approximately 45 contingent faculty serving nearly 400 majors and graduate students in eight degree programs.

Qualifications & Requirements Ph.D. in Theatre. A strong commitment to teaching. Demonstrated administrative ability. A record of research and publication.

Salary Range Dependent upon qualifications.

Anticipated Start Date September 1, 2016

Send cover letter and resume to (include vacancy # if above)

Please send cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, CV, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY Department of Theatre and Dance C/O Sue Mandzik Davis – LI050 (V-F3) Montclair, NJ 07043

  • Apply By: November 20, 2015
  • Does anyone remember how exactly this search closed last year? This appears to be the same position being advertised again.
  • Beware this listing. I went through the entire process last year with phone calls from them well into June asking about my availability and interest only to be told that the provost rejected the three top choices and that the search had been cancelled.
  • Acknowledgment received: 11/29
  • Invitation for phone interview 12/14
  • Phone interview conducted 12/16
  • No word after phone interview as of 2/1

Muhlenberg College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor of Theatre - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Muhlenberg College Department of Theatre & Dance seeks an Assistant Professor with a terminal degree (PhD) in Theatre for a tenure track position in a dynamic, large, and intellectually adventurous Theatre program. The position will begin in the 2016-2017 academic year. College teaching experience is required. The successful candidate would have the appropriate background to teach courses in theatre scholarship, including our gateway freshman course, Theatre & Society, and additional dramatic literature, theatre theory, and theatre history courses in the candidates areas of specialization. Candidates who can teach in areas outside the usual Western dramatic canon will be given strong consideration.

In addition, this job would include opportunities to teach an upper-level Directing course to both acting and directing concentrators in the major. The job will also offer the Assistant Professor of Theatre opportunities to direct and to dramaturg in the Theatre Departments extensive and adventurous co-curricular production program. The successful candidate must be a collaborator and mentor with strong communication skills and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. The teaching load is 3/3 and may include offering courses that fulfill the College's general education requirements. Specific expertise and background in teaching writing is a plus.

Muhlenberg College is an excellent liberal arts college with a top-10 rated Theatre Department and large major, roughly 245 students. The college has a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education.  For additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can find the 2015 updates to the College's Diversity Strategic Plan at this link:www.muhlenberg.edu/media/contentassets/pdf/president/initiatives/update-042015.pdf

  • Applications for this position will be accepted starting immediately and all application materials must be received by December 15, 2015. The search committee will accept only emailed applications that contain: (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) three current letters of recommendation, (d) a teaching statement, and (e) evidence of scholarly work (a writing sample). Letters of recommendation should speak to teaching ability and creative work. The letter of application should be addressed to Dr. Beth Schachter, Professor of Theatre and Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance and sent to the following email address: TheatreSearch2@muhlenberg.edu. Please make sure, in your letter of application or in a separate document, to discuss how you will contribute to Muhlenberg's efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community.
  • Apparently campus interviews have taken place.

New York University (NY) - Asst. or Assoc. Arts Professor (Non-TT) - Television Writing or Playwriting (2 Positions)Edit

The Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts is searching to fill up to 2 full-time faculty positions at the Assistant and/or Associate Arts Professor rank (non-tenure, contract) to commence in the 2016-2017 academic year for an established dramatic writer with industry experience to teach television writing and/or playwriting.

The ideal candidates will have professional experience in and be able to teach courses in at least two of the three areas we teach: stage, screen, and television. In television, ideal experience includes time spent on staff at an ongoing TV series. For playwrights, ideal experience would include work that has been produced.

A substantial body of professional creative work and willingness to participate fully in the program and in other functions at the university is required. Evidence of artistic achievement is also required. Teaching experience at the university level is preferred; however, the demonstrable capacity to translate one's professional experience into dynamic teaching is also acceptable. Faculty members will teach five courses per year (on both graduate and undergraduate levels), advise students, and participate in departmental and/or school-wide committees. On-going artistic work is encouraged and expected.

Salary, to be negotiated, includes an excellent benefits package. Finalists will be asked to submit creative work.

You will need to submit a cover letter stating your interest and expertise and a curriculum vitae. Please include complete mailing address, phone and email contact information. Three letters of recommendation are also required, preferably including one from an academic (not industry) recommender, and which should include contact information for each recommender along with the reference for possible confirmation and follow up.

NYU encourages applications from women and minorities. For more information on the department, please visit our web site at: http://ddw.tisch.nyu.edu/page/home.html

Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2015.

Posting Date: 09-30-2015

Closing Date: All posts close at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on the date listed. 11-15-2015

Apply at: https://www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=146552

INDEED.COM

  • Deadline: Nov. 15.

North Central College (IL) - TT Open Rank Faculty - Theatre - CANCELLEDEdit

North Central College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Theatre, rank open, beginning September 1, 2016. A Ph.D. in hand is required by the time of appointment. Applicants should demonstrate a potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring as well as a commitment to scholarship.

The department seeks a dynamic, imaginative, broadly-trained teacher/artist/scholar whose research focuses on theatre artistry within communities currently underrepresented on the U.S. professional theatre scene. Successful candidates will be able to teach undergraduate courses in theatre history and literature, directing, introduction to theatre, script analysis, and other areas according to research/expertise. Responsibilities include recruiting and mentoring students, and directing one production per year in one of two new state-of-the-art facilities (thrust and black box). Experience in playwriting and/or directing is a plus.

North Central College, founded in 1861, is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts college with an enrollment of 3000 students, located in Naperville, 28 miles west of Chicago, within walking distance of the Naperville Metra station. Chicago, internationally known for its thriving arts culture, offers opportunities for partnerships and learning experiences beyond the classroom. The College’s suburban locale, home to 145,000 people and a vibrant local downtown, is one of Money magazine’s “Best Places to Live.” For more information about North Central College and the department, see http://www.noctrl.edu.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, sample syllabus, copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), and three letters of recommendation at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/31617. There is no application cost for the Interfolio service. For further information, please email Professor Carin Silkaitis, Chair, Search Committee, at cdsilkaitis@noctrl.edu. Review of applications will begin on Monday, November 2, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants who would enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. EOE.

  • 11/11 Notified search is closed/suspended for the year.
  • Search has been canceled. Notified by email 11/11
  • Any indication of why they cancelled it?  And whether they intend to redo this search next year?
  • No indication of why. Apparently will not be redone this year. The message read: "Thank you for your interest in the tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Theatre at North Central College. We appreciate the time you have devoted to the application process. Unfortunately, we have decided to suspend the search for this year. We hope you will consider applying again when the search is reopened. In the meantime, we wish you well in your professional pursuits and thank you for your interest in North Central College."
  • New Dean cancelled funding for the position. Search cancelled.

Pacific Lutheran University (WA) - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor of Theatre - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

General Description: This position is responsible for the load equivalent of six undergraduate courses (24 load credits per year), taught in a 4-1-4 calendar. The allocation of instructional and directing load will vary from year to year based upon the production needs for each theatrical season.

Position also includes service as Artistic Director, a position responsible for managing the Theatre program and representing the program within the School and University.

Hiring Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience + benefits package

Work Schedule: Full-time, tenure-track assistant/associate professor of Theatre - Acting/Directing and Artistic Director position available September 1, 2016.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate core courses such as Introduction to Theatre, Theatre History, and Script Analysis, as well as courses in acting (including Shakespeare) and directing. Work with theatre productions and direct a wide range of theatrical styles and genres as needed by the program. Provide Academic Advising for current and potential majors and minors. Lead program as Artistic Director and be responsible for budget supervision, faculty, staff, and student employee oversight, community outreach, and representation of the program among departmental, school and university constituencies. Other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Applicant must possess the ability, knowledge and skill to successfully teach, advise, and serve undergraduate students in a university setting, as well as possess a commitment to scholarship and/or artistry to inform their teaching. Applicant must possess skills and leadership experience to successfully lead a theatre program in a liberal arts university setting. Applicant must be dedicated to undergraduate education and collaborative learning and have a strong commitment to continuity between classroom and studio instruction.

Required Qualifications: Terminal degree (MFA or Ph.D.) in Theatre or equivalent. ABD will be considered, but degree must be completed by September 1, 2016. Prior experience as Artistic Director in university or professional setting. Prior experience working with budgets and managing personnel in university or professional context.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong preference will be given to applicants with prior teaching and scholarship or artistic work sufficient for appointment to rank of Associate Professor. Demonstrated evidence of effective collaboration with faculty, staff and students. Experience working in a liberal arts institution.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and full contact information for three references. Evidence of teaching competency should be incorporated and/or provided as additional documents. Additional documents may include, but are not limited to: Course Evaluations, Syllabi, Theatrical Reviews, and List of Courses Taught.

  • Closing Date: Review of applications will begin November 16, 2015, but the position will remain open until filled.
  • Apply at: https://employment.plu.edu/postings/3707
  • Skype interview requested [posted 12/16]
  • Email from HR received "Your application was one among a very competitive applicant pool. We have completed the review of applications for this position and have selected other qualified applicants to move to the next stage of our search." (12/18) 

Point Park University (PA) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor - Musical Theatre VoiceEdit

The Theatre Department in the Conservatory of Performing Arts at Point Park University is seeking a full-time assistant/associate professor in Musical Theatre Voice. Position will serve as Head of Private Voice, overseeing private voice instructors for acting and musical theatre students and developing the voice program. This is a tenure-track appointment beginning in the Fall, 2016. Applicants must have a terminal degree in music or its equivalent, with relevant theatre and/or professional experience. Experience teaching at the University level and evidence of ongoing creative work is preferred. Special consideration will be given to candidates who are knowledgeable in multiple styles and periods of musical theatre with technical knowledge/pedagogical skill to train students in classical and contemporary Broadway singing as preparation for careers in the industry. Additional duties include advising and recruitment, as well as university and departmental committee service.

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 Assistant V.P., Academic and Student Affairs, Attention: THEATRE FACULTY SEARCH, Assistant Professor in Musical Theatre 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 Musical Theatre Voice. Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience. Position is subject to approval of funding.

  • Review of candidates will begin on August 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. The Theatre Department is committed to building a diverse academic community.

Pomona College (CA) - Theatre and Dance - TT Assistant Professor (Acting & Directing) - OFFER MADEEdit

Position ID: Pomona-Theatre and Dance-ACTDIR [#6359]

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Theatre

Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty

Position Location: Claremont, California 91711, United States [map]

Subject Area: Theater Studies

Appl Deadline:2015/12/01 (posted 2015/09/28, listed until 2015/12/01)

Position Description: The Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a tenure-track position in the teaching of acting and directing at the assistant professor level. The position requires a terminal degree in theatre. The Theatre Department supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students. Responsibilities include teaching advanced, intermediate, and introductory acting and directing one mainstage production a year. Significant experience with college teaching (beyond graduate assistantships) and/or professional experience are preferred. The candidate is expected to be knowledgeable in a variety of classical and contemporary acting and directing techniques. The candidate is also expected to provide vision and leadership for the acting area of a seven-member department. There may also be opportunities to teach specialized courses in acting. The teaching load is 2 courses per semester. The candidate must understand the goals of theatre education within the liberal arts mission of the College, and embody these goals in teaching, creative work, and research. The appointment begins July 1, 2016. Please submit a dossier, including (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) transcripts, (d) portfolio/work sample (e) three brief statements -one addressing teaching philosophy and experience, one addressing scholarship/ professional work and your future directions, and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, and (f) three letters of recommendation.

Rhodes College (TN) - TT Asst. Professor of Theatre - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of Theatre at Rhodes College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor to teach introductory and advanced classes in acting and to contribute additional performance studies courses. The successful candidate will be expected to direct productions as part of his/her 3-2 teaching load, and to work collaboratively on performance projects. Preference will be given to candidates who can also contribute within their specialty areas to interdisciplinary programs, such as Urban Studies, Africana Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Film Studies. A full list of such programs is available at http://www.rhodes.edu/academics/default.asp . Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in Theatre, Performance Studies, or related discipline by August 1, 2016. Candidates who do not also hold an MFA should be able to demonstrate significant performance experience. We encourage applications from individuals whose interests go beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity (http://www.rhodes.edu/collegehandbook/10309.asp) in the workforce. Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities (http://www.rhodes.edu/about/22775.asp).

Please apply online at http://jobs.rhodes.edu; only online applications will be accepted. A complete application includes a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a plan for research and creative activity, and three letters of recommendation. Please address in your cover letter your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.

  • Review of completed applications will begin on October 15 and continue until the position is filled. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate's recommenders once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and the search committee requests them. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.
  • Phone interview on November 2nd. x2
  • Skype interview on Nov. 4
  • Has anyone heard from then since phone interviews?
  • On Campus Interview (Dec)
  • Email from search committee chair that "the position has been filled by another candidate" (1/6). 

Saginaw Valley State University (MI) - TT Assistant Professor of TheatreEdit

Primary teaching responsibilities to include, on rotation, courses in Lighting Design, Fundamentals of Design, Scenic Design, Light Lab, Introductory Lighting, Sound Technology and/or Sound Design. Contributions to the department service courses will also be expected.

Responsibilities include: designing (and/or supervising student designers) for the four main stage productions and/or black box theatre, supervision of undergraduate students enrolled in technical production hour during the workday.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or M.F.A. in Technical Theatre, including Scenic, Sound and/or Lighting Design (with applicable experience) required. Experience teaching design and related technical courses and instructing in lighting shop situations. Working knowledge of Vectorworks and Q-Lab software required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Teaching experience at the University level preferred as well as evidence of competence in lighting design and at least one other area of production related activities. Educational theatre experience at the high school, community theatre and/or professional theatre level is desirable. Design experience in lighting and/or sound.

  • Open until filled (posted 10/15/15).

Sam Houston State University (TX) - Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical TheatreEdit

Candidates will be expected to teach three undergraduate classes per semester, contribute to departmental productions, and mentor student projects. Areas of competence might include but not be limited to basic: Alexander Technique, Circus, Clown, Dance, Mask, Stage Combat, Yoga and other areas as necessary for student development in the area of acting.

Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position: Submit a letter of application, teaching philosophy, official university transcripts and three current letters of recommendation electronically in PDF format online and to drm_pah@shsu.edu. Curriculum vita w/links to creative works and media presentation must be uploaded in online application.

  • For full consideration by the search committee, complete application materials must be submitted by November 27.
  • Deadline extended.

San Jose State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Performance Studies - CAMPUS VISITS COMPLETEEdit

  • Department of Communication Studies
  • Specialization: Performance Studies
  • Job Opening ID: 23354
  • Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure-track
  • The department views performance broadly as a method of analysis, an object of study, and an aesthetic practice. We seek someone who can contribute to an existing program in performance studies by teaching performance courses in one or more of the following areas: new media, pedagogy, devised performance, ethnography, oral history, political activism, personal narrative, and/or the performativity of race, class, culture, gender, sexuality, disability, and social change.
  • Ideally, a candidate will be able to teach other courses in the Communication Studies Department, such as new media, health communication, critical cultural studies, qualitative research methods, non-verbal communication, communication pedagogy, introduction to communication studies, or other areas of specialization that fit the department's curriculum. The ideal candidate will be prepared to address the needs of a student population of great diversity - in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation - through course materials and teaching strategies.
  • For full consideration upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, and at least three recent, original letters of reference with contact information by October 16, 2015 at http://apply.interfolio.com/30278

Skidmore College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of English - Modern and Contemporary Drama - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in modern and contemporary drama. Skidmore seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty, especially those who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. The successful candidate will also teach an introductory survey of dramatic literature and occasionally an introduction to Shakespeare. Individuals from underrepresented groups, or who have experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds, are encouraged to apply. The 3/2 teaching load includes one writing-intensive course each semester and periodic participation in Skidmore's First Year Experience program. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college.

PH.D. required at time of employment.

APPLY AT: http://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56756

  • To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 15. All applications will be acknowledged; interviews will be held at the MLA convention.
  • Received email requesting additional materials (Oct. 15) X3
  • I had a materials request but have not received confirmation that they received my materials....did other people hear back?
  • No, I did not receive a confirmation either.
  • Also didn't receive a confirmation letter (Oct 21)
  • Anyone heard about conference interviews yet? Any sense of when we should hear?
  • Invitation for MLA/Skype interview (Dec 2)
  • Invitation for a campus interview (Jan. 15)
  • Really nice rejection email (Jan 15) Congrats to those who received an invitation for a campus visit. These Skidmore folks seem like really great people to work with!
  • Offer made and accepted (Feb. 24)

Southern Oregon University (OR) - TT Assistant Professor Lighting DesignEdit

The Theatre program of the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University (SOU) is seeking candidates for a full-time, nine month, tenure track, Assistant Professor position.

The Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University’s (SOU) Theater Program located in Ashland, Oregon, is a large and busy undergraduate-only program with just under 300 majors. The Program mounts six full productions and many workshop and showcase presentations each year. Lighting Design is one of the more popular BFA options and typically there are five to ten Lighting Design students in the department.

The faculty Lighting Designer is responsible for the implementation and execution of lighting design and related curriculum. The position is also the advisor and mentor of undergraduate lighting designers and electricians in the BA/BS/BFA programs of the Oregon Center for the Arts. Typically the faculty Lighting Designer will design one or two departmental productions per year. The Lighting Design faculty will be responsible for the training and supervision of student electrical crews as part of the Theater Practice course responsibility. Presence at departmental technical rehearsals is expected. The position will oversee the maintenance, troubleshooting, and organization of the theaters’ control systems, lighting inventory, and light shop.

Faculty will contribute to the administration of the department and production management for relevant areas. These duties will include contribution to departmental committees, curriculum development, student advising, recruitment, budgeting, and participation at production and faculty meetings. As a tenure track position, the lighting designer will also be expected to maintain their professional development. This can be achieved by outside design work, publishing, conference attendance, workshop presentations, or involvement in professional organizations.

Courses Taught: Stage Lighting Fundamentals, Stage Lighting, Stage Lighting Lab, Lighting Design: Creating The Aesthetic, Lighting Design: Technique and Implementation, and Theater Practice. Furthermore, faculty may take turns teaching Theater Foundations, Intro to Theater, Drafting, or other introductory theater courses.


St. Mary's College of Maryland (MD) - TT Asst. Professor - Theater Generalist - POSITION FILLEDEdit

St. Mary's College of Maryland’s Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in theater studies to begin Fall 2016.

Position duties include teaching courses in theater history, acting, directing, dramatic literature, and performance theory, as well as directing annually in the main-stage season. Candidates who can contribute to our curriculum in film studies and who are qualified and willing to teach courses that support cross-disciplinary areas in cultural pluralism will receive preference.

Teaching experience, particularly in a liberal arts context, is highly desirable. A Ph.D. is preferred. Applicants should be actively engaged in creative activity and theoretical inquiry. This position will also contribute leadership in undergraduate programs, curriculum development, advising, and governance within the department, college, and the field at large. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. An interest in attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups is desirable.

St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a Carnegie Baccalaureate Liberal Arts institution and the public honors college of Maryland, is located near the Chesapeake Bay, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. With selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer small college experiences similar to those found at exceptional private colleges. St. Mary’s faculty benefit from a comprehensive program of support for scholarship, research, travel, and curriculum development, including course releases for pre-tenure faculty and leaves for tenured faculty. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

St. Mary’s College (http://www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), statement of teaching philosophy, how the applicant’s teaching at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, statement of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/30502 . Send e-mail inquiries to Dr. Joanne Klein, Chair, Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies at jrklein@smcm.edu .

  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Received email indicating they have identified a "long list of finalists." I am not one. (10/21) x4
  • Had phone interview on October 23rd, but no contact since. Has anyone else heard anything yet?
  • Invited for campus visit. mid-Nov. 
  • 12/1 - received notification that position has been filled. x1

St. Olaf College (MN) - TT Position - Theatre Generalist - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Theater Department at St. Olaf College invites applications for a Theater Generalist. The preferred candidate will demonstrate experience in undergraduate teaching in the field, and be prepared to teach a broad range of courses from beginning to advanced levels and interdisciplinary courses as scheduling allows. Demonstrated experience and success in directing theater productions is essential. The candidate will display an ongoing commitment to quality and productivity in their professional scholarly and/or artistic work. Evidence of effective collaborative work in an undergraduate teaching and performance environment is expected. The candidate will generally teach five courses and direct one production annually. Faculty members participate fully in department and college activities. Ph.D. or an M.F.A. in Theater or Performance Studies is expected.

  • Application review begins September 4, 2015.
  • For more complete position descriptions and information about application procedures, please go to https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/faculty-postings
  • Anyone hear back from St. Olaf about this job yet? Just curious...
  • Crickets so far
  • Not a word (Oct/01)
  • Bueller?......Bueller?????
  • Crickets again (Oct 23)
  • Received a request to upload reference information. (10/23) x5
  • 10/27 - phone interview scheduled x5
  • 11/06 Invitation for campus visit x3

Stanford University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Theatrical Design and/or Digital MediaEdit

The Department of Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor in theatrical design and/or digital media. The ideal candidate will have a strong record of scholarly research and/or creative work in theater and performance design, with an emphasis on new technologies (digital audio, video, and light design, robotics, etc.). Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate classes, to contribute to departmental productions, and to mentor student projects. We are very interested in candidates who can reach across disciplines and are comfortable in a performance-making environment. The expected starting date of the appointment is September 1, 2016.

Applicants should send a cover letter describing their work to date and outlining its future direction and a CV. In an effort to make the search process more efficient we also ask applicants to send a portfolio of creative work and/or a writing sample (no longer than 40 pages), two brief course descriptions, and names and contact information for three references via Academic Jobs Online to: Matthew Smith, Search Committee Chair, Department of Theater and Performance Studies.

All requirements for a graduate degree in theater, performance studies, design or a related field must be completed by September 1, 2016.

  • For full consideration, application materials must be received by November 16th at 9AM California time. All applications must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online (academicjobsonline.org), posting number 6094: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6094
  • Is there any word about this?
  • Evidently they now have a list of finalists.
  • Thanks. How did you hear that?

Stonehill College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Theatre Arts (Generalist) - FAILED SEARCHEdit

The Visual and Performing Arts Department at Stonehill College invites applicants for an assistant professor, tenure-track appointment in the Theatre Arts Program to begin July 2016. This person would join a department that also includes programs in Art History, Studio Arts, Graphic Design, Music and Dance and would direct a program offering a minor in Theatre Arts. The department has a wide range of disciplinary expertise and a commitment to fostering diversity among faculty and students.

We seek applicants with an MFA or Ph.D. who are committed to excellence in teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduates in Theatre Arts, and who have a demonstrated awareness of the importance of diversity in education. We are particularly interested in a Theatre generalist with emphasis in performance and directing and who is committed to contributing to the General Education program.

Preferably, the candidate will have undergraduate teaching experience covering topics such as acting, directing, and theatre history and appreciation, as well as experience mentoring student projects. The ability to teach courses from among the following: improvisation/devising, musical theatre, oral interpretation, playwriting, production & stage management and/or dramaturgy for arts administration majors is a plus. Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22-miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,400+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields. Stonehill College’s mission includes a commitment to fostering social justice.

Interested applicants should submit online a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts via the Stonehill jobs website only. Three recommendation letters are also required and the applicant will be prompted at the conclusion of the application process to provide the necessary contact information for each letter provider. The letter provider will then be sent a link through which they will submit their confidential letter of recommendation. Submit required documentation via the URL link: https://jobs.stonehill.edu/postings/11329

  • The application deadline is November 1, 2015. Please email inquiries to our administrative assistant Wendy Hanawalt at whanawalt@stonehill.edu or to James Petty, Interim Director of the Theatre Arts program at jpetty@stonehill.edu
  • Requested letters of recommendation - 10/28/15
  • Received rejection email from HR: "We were impressed with the great number of very high-caliber applications we received, and the search committee enjoyed the opportunity to review your materials. Regrettably, at this time, the search committee has decided not to pursue your application any further." 3/3/16

Suffolk University (MA) - TT Assistant Professor - Theatre Department (Theatre Arts)Edit

The Theatre Department at Suffolk University invites applications for a non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Practice for a three-year presumptively renewable term for July 1, 2016, pending final budgetary approval. Responsibilities include undergraduate teaching of Advanced Acting, Voice and Movement, Audition Training, Professional Development, and other courses as needed by the department. The successful candidate will also be expected to either direct a full length play for our students or develop special projects with them each year; serve as a mentor and advisor; support recruitment and retention programs; and provide voice and movement coaching for productions. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a clear commitment to undergraduate education and can contribute to one of our interdisciplinary programs, but all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Requirements include the completion of a terminal degree, teaching experience in higher education, and extensive experience as a professional theatre artist.

  • Please submit cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, professional interests, transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work, and three letters of reference electronicall. Application deadline is December 1, 2015. Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in downtown Boston, and is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. To learn more about Suffolk University visit our website at http://www.suffolk.edu.
  • Online App. Form: http://hire.jobvite.com/CompanyJobs/Careers.aspx?c=qg19Vfw5&j=oCNI1fwS&k=Apply
  • - THIS IS NOW A FULL-TIME (TT) Position. You MUST RE-APPLY for consideration.

SUNY-Fredonia - TT Asst Professor of Theatre (Generalist) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the State University of New York, Fredonia invites applications for a full-time, tenure- track theatre generalist at the Assistant Professor level. This position will be responsible for providing guidance and leadership for the department's Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts. The successful candidate will show a willingness to engage students in the BA program, and to create curricular and extracurricular opportunities for students to become prepared theatrical entrepreneurs. The successful candidate will teach courses in Script Analysis, Directing, Acting, and the History of Theatre, and will contribute to diversifying the department's offerings in Contemporary Dramatic Literature. The successful candidate will also assist the department in developing a more active, focused, and career oriented BA degree program in areas such as teaching artistry and community engagement. Opportunities to direct in the department's mainstage season may be possible but are not the main focus of this position. Rather, a successful candidate should be prepared to explore and create theatrical events outside and beyond the department's mainstage season.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Chair, the successful candidate will:

  • Teach performance and general theatre courses at the undergraduate level as assigned;
  • Engage BA students in creating active, unique and independent theatre projects;
  • Provide academic mentoring and advisement to students;
  • Contribute to curricular development and refinement, especially in the BA program;
  • Participate in Departmental recruitment efforts;
  • Provide service to the department, college, university and profession;
  • Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • MFA or PhD in a Theatre or Theatre related discipline by August 2016;
  • University teaching experience;
  • Directing experience at the university level or professional level;
  • Willingness to contribute to the general education program;
  • Strong commitment to a Bachelor of Arts degree;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and the needs of diverse learners.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-3 Years University teaching experience;
  • Experience in community engagement in the arts;
  • Experience in independent theatre production;
  • Knowledge and experience in western theatre practices and literature;
  • Familiarity with nonwestern theatre practices and literature.

Interested candidates shall apply and submit the required documents listed below by clicking on the APPLY NOW button. Complete applications received by October 16, 2015 will be given full consideration. Names and contact information for three professional references are required within the application.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/CV

Note: After submitting your Resume/CV, the subsequent page gives you instructions that enable you to upload any additional, required documents. The names and contact information for 3 professional references are part of the application.

Complete applications received by October 19, 2015 will be given full consideration.

NOTES

  • Anyone heard anything from these folks?
  • Skype Interview in late November (x1)
  • Email from HR "we regret to inform you that we are unable to pursue your candidacy further on this occasion" (12/22) x2
  • Campus Visit scheduled 1/5 [visits completed c. 2/22]
  • Rejection Call 3/7
  • Second round phone interview 3/23
  • What does this mean? They had campus interviews for this position back in February.
  • Looks like their first round of candidates fell through.  A few people received the 12/22 rejection email from HR and then a follow up request for an interview in March.
  • Any news on this?
  • Online Applicant System Page indicates the position is now Closed, so they must have made a hire.

Texas A&M University - College Station (TX) - TT Assistant Professor - Performance and Technology - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University—College Station invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Performance Studies. Candidates will have a research and/or creative program in performance studies with an emphasis in music, sound, media, and/or theatre technology. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses on the techniques, aesthetics, and literature of technology-based performance, supervise B.A. and M.A. research projects, maintain a nationally recognized profile in research/creative activity, participate in faculty governance, and contribute to the intellectual life of the Department. Standard teaching load is 2/2 with high expectations for research/creative activity.

Applicants will have completed a Ph.D. or doctoral-level terminal degree in Performance Studies or an allied field such as Media Arts, Music, Sound Studies, or Theatre. A program of research/creative activity that demonstrates potential for continued impact and is consistent with expectations of a research intensive university is essential. Proficiency with hardware, software, and programming languages in areas of expertise is desirable.

To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching success, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Donnalee Dox, Performance and Technology Search (dox@tamu.edu). Additional materials may be requested.

The Department of Performance Studies is one of twelve academic departments in the College of Liberal Arts. The Department houses a B.A. and an M.A. in Performance Studies. Texas A&M University—College Station is an AAU member (Association of American Universities), with a Carnegie classification of RU/VH (Research Universities, Very High research activity). We are committed to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Texas is a Public Records state. For more information, contact Dr. Donnalee Dox, dox@tamu.edu.

  • Review of applications begins on November 1, 2015. The position is open until filled.
  • Any word on this position? Are they really not considering ABD candidates?
  • No, they really are not considering ABD candidates. Review of files is just getting started.
  • Campus interview scheduled (invitation received 12/4; visits in late Jan/ early Feb)

Texas Lutheran University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of Dramatic Media (Production Design/Technical Direction)Edit

Texas Lutheran University (TLU) invites applications for a full time, tenure-track position in Production Design/Technical Direction, in the Department of Dramatic Media. The application deadline is July 15, 2015 with review of applications beginning immediately and continuing until the position is filled. Preferred start date of August 18, 2015; a start date of January 2016 will be considered.

Successful applicants will have: A terminal degree in production design/tech. A generalist's ability to serve a range of support functions in design and technical direction-including drafting, rendering, construction, painting, rigging, lighting, sound, multimedia, budgeting, purchasing, supervision of student crews, and maintenance. A generalist's ability to teach a range of courses in the department. A commitment to both traditional and emerging approaches to design/tech. Strong skills in communication, collaboration, problem solving, and organization. Expertise in software for productivity, CAD, show-control, and multimedia. A commitment to excellence in production and instructional environments, including continued professional and scholarly development.

Affirmation of the mission of TLU, a nationally recognized university of the liberal arts, sciences, and professional students in the Lutheran (ELCA) tradition. The TLU Department of Dramatic Media offers a B.A. in a unique and growing hybrid program of theatre, film, and new media. This position collaborates with faculty colleagues and student artists in support of an annual season of programming and regular curricular offerings. Information about the department is available at www.tludramaticmedia.com and http://www.tlu.edu/drama.

Salary is competitive; benefits are excellent. TLU, located 30 miles from San Antonio and 50 miles from Austin, is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA's 26 colleges and university value and practice academic freedom and prepare women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. Texas Lutheran University is a Hispanic Serving Institution. For more information, consult our website at http://www.tlu.edu.

Please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy detailing how your design/tech interests will engage undergraduate students, and five professional references (names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers). Also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be submitted separately. While electronic submissions are preferred, paper submissions will be accepted. Please send your submissions to: Annette Roecker, Academic Administrative Assistant, Texas Lutheran University, 1000 W Court Street, Seguin, TX 78155. Phone: (830) 372-6050 Email: dramsearch@tlu.edu.

  • Application Due: 07/15/2015.

Trinity University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor in Scenic DesignEdit

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Design scenery for two mainstage shows per semester; supervise paint and property studios; teach four undergraduate classes per year (6 contact hours per semester). Courses taught will include Intro to Design and courses within areas of interest that complement the curricula of the department and university.

QUALIFICATIONS:  M.F.A. degree in Scenic Design by time of appointment.  Evidence of professional experience preferred; additional experience and interest in sound, lighting, and/or video production desirable. Teaching experience at the university level is strongly desirable.  This is a teacher/artist position that requires a strong commitment to teaching and production design in an undergraduate liberal arts and sciences context.

SALARY AND RANK:  This is a full-time, assistant professor of scenic design.  The position is tenure track, beginning in August 2016.  The salary will be competitive. 

DEPARTMENT AND UNIVERSITY:  The Department of Human Communication and Theatre offers two relatively independent majors and minors.  The Theatre Program includes a substantial major and minor that integrates production and scholarship.  Our endowments and close interdisciplinary connections permit exciting opportunities for students and faculty.

Trinity 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 areas of the United States and many foreign countries.  Trinity primarily offers a liberal arts and sciences education with a few selected professional programs.  An attractive campus overlooks downtown San Antonio, a city rich in heritage and ethnic diversity with a population of well over one million.

APPLICATIONS:  Applicants should provide a letter of application that addresses the candidate’s experience, interests, and philosophy in the areas of teaching and scenic design.  Please include a curriculum vitae and arrange for us to receive official graduate and undergraduate transcripts and contact information for three references.  Applicants are also encouraged to provide evidence of teaching and scenic design excellence, including sample designs or 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 begins October 16, 2015, and continues until a list of top candidates is submitted to VPFSA on November 9.

Trinity University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Teach six to nine undergraduate credit hours each semester from among the following areas: acting, directing, theatre history and theory, dramatic literature, vocal or physical performance, and other areas based on expertise. Direct one major production annually, for which you will receive a course release. Supervise student projects and advise major and non-major students.  Maintain a program of scholarly research and/or professional creative activity.  Teaching responsibilities may include participation in humanities areas outside of theatre such as the university’s new first-year experience courses and interdisciplinary clusters of classes with faculty in other disciplines.

QUALIFICATIONS:  An M.F.A. in acting or Ph.D. in theatre with professional experience is required. An acting or performance focus is preferred, particularly experience teaching vocal and physical work. Applicants should have a strong background in dramatic literature and theatre history, but we are particularly interested in candidates who also engage important contemporary theatre practices, performance groups, and/or actor training. Professional production experience and/or record of publication are strongly desirable. This is an artist/scholar position that requires strong commitment to teaching and advising in an undergraduate liberal arts and sciences context.  Candidates are expected to sustain a research and publication agenda and/or a program of professional creative activity during the summers.

SALARY AND RANK:  This is a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Salary will be competitive.

DEPARTMENT AND UNIVERSITY:  The Department of Human Communication and Theatre offers a substantial major and minor in Theatre.  The program provides a broad-based general foundation on which students may base a more specific interest in one or more areas of theatre.  Our extraordinary endowments and facilities permit challenging opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.  The theatre program includes six tenure-track faculty and two and one half professional staff positions.

Trinity is an independent, primarily residential university, founded in 1869.  Our selective admissions generate a challenging and eager student body of approximately 2,400 undergraduates, including students from all areas of the United States and many foreign countries.  Trinity primarily offers a liberal arts and sciences education with a few selected professional programs.  An attractive campus overlooks downtown San Antonio, a city rich in heritage and ethnic diversity with a population of well over one million. 

APPLICATIONS:  Applicants should submit a letter of application including a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research agenda and/or creative plans, and a curriculum vitae; should arrange for us to receive official transcripts and three recent letters of recommendation, and are encouraged to provide evidence of teaching excellence and an example of scholarship or other professional activity.   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 begins October 16, 2015, and continues until a list of top candidates is submitted to VPFSA on November 9.
  • UPDATES:
  • 11/6/15: Request for a phone conversation re. application and similar request to my references.
  • Offer made and accepted.

Tulane University (LA) - TT Asst. Professor of Theatre (Acting/Directing) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Website: Artsearch: http://www.tcg.org/artsearch/ad_detail.cfm?adx=150500707

Tulane University Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2016. Responsibilities include teaching 2 courses per semester in undergraduate acting program, plus directing one production annually, student advising, and active administrative service. Strong candidates must be able to teach all levels of Acting, and may have additional expertise in such areas as Acting for Other Media, Documentary Theatre, or Playwriting. Required skills include familiarity with most acting methodologies, experience with new plays/works. Ideal candidates will have ongoing relationships with professional theatre, recent acting (theatre and film) and directing credits. MFA in Directing or Acting and minimum of two-three years previous teaching experience or equivalent professional experience. Applicant must be committed to exploring innovative teaching techniques, plus collaborative team-teaching of courses. Submit letter, CV, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and statement of teaching philosophy to Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/31826. Any materials too large to be uploaded (limit of 10 Mb per file) can be sent to: Martin Sachs, Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, 215 McWilliams Hall, TULANE UNIVERSITY, New Orleans, LA 70118.

  • Application Deadline is January 4, 2016 or until position is filled. AA/EOE.

U. S. Naval Academy (MD) - TT Asst. Professor of English - Dramatic Literature (Any Period) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in dramatic literature (any period) to begin as early as August 2016. The successful candidate will assume artistic and executive direction of the historic Naval Academy theatre program, and in this capacity will take responsibility for directing the Academy’s annual main-stage production. We welcome subspecialties such as Performance Studies, Postcolonial Literature, Digital Humanities, Creative Writing, or Rhetoric. A qualified candidate must have a Ph.D. in Theatre, English Literature, or related discipline by the time of appointment; must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching; and must show potential to continue an active scholarly program. Promotion and tenure evaluations follow the American Association of University Professors guidelines.

The English Department at the U. S. Naval Academy consists of civilians with Ph.D.’s and military officers, typically with Masters Degrees. Full summer research support may be available for the first three years of new appointments; USNA continues to provide partial research support in the form of matching funds for outside grants. Faculty receive full federal government service benefits. For additional information about the department, visit our web site http://www.usna.edu/EnglishDept/

Tenure-track faculty teach at all levels of the curriculum, including sections of our freshman Rhetoric and Introduction to Literature sequence. While this sequence is required of all our first-year students, we individually design our own sections. The Naval Academy also has a comprehensive major in English. We are particularly interested in candidates who have the ability and desire to teach writing within the context of literature courses, not only in their specialized field but in other areas as well.

Teaching Load: 9 hours/semester (fall: 2 sections freshman literature and writing, direct main-stage production; spring: 2 sections freshman literature and writing, 1 section upper-level literature).

USNA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce.

  • Also posted at Generalist 2016
  • Request for additional materials (11/17)
  • MLA interview scheduled [posted 12/11]
  • Campus Interview Scheduled

University of Alabama in Huntsville (AL) – TT Assistant Professor in Theatre (Performance) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of theatre, with an emphasis in acting, beginning August 2016. Required qualifications include an MFA in Theatre (with an emphasis on performance), teaching experience, and the ability to teach classes in performance, movement, and voice. Preferred qualifications include professional experience, evidence of effective teaching, and the ability to teach in one or more of the following additional areas: costume design, theatre management, and theatre history. The salary is commensurate with experience. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: The University of Alabama in Huntsville, classified as a Very High Research Activity institution, offers academic and research programs in the Colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Nursing, and Science. Huntsville maintains one of the highest per capita incomes and standards of living in the Southeast. It is a national center of aerospace and high technology research and is home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Huntsville.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Alabama in Huntsville comprises 10 departments and 80 full-time faculty. We offer a wide array of programs in the arts, humanities, and social sciences including 25 B.A. programs, four M.A. programs, and two certificate programs. The college has also led the way in creating several inter-disciplinary minors, such as Women’s and Gender Studies, Global Studies, and Science, Technology, and Society. Our class sizes are relatively small and our collegial faculty are committed to our students’ successes. In 2013-14 we awarded 189 B.A.’s, 35 M.A.’s, and seven certificates.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Communication Arts offers a BA in Communication Arts and a BA in Theatre. It has 7.5 faculty members and about 100 majors. It has an active theatre program overseen by an award-winning program director. We supply service courses in theatre and in oral communication to a variety of colleges.

Applications for this position should include: (1) a letter of application, (2) a current vitae, and (3) a list of at least three references with contact information consisting of name, address, telephone number and email address. Applications and inquiries should be directed to:

Dr. Clarke Rountree

Department of Communication Arts

342 Morton Hall

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, AL 35899

256-824-6646

clarke.rountree@uah.edu

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2015 or until the position is filled
  • Email to inform applicants that position was filled (02/18)

University of California - Berkeley (USA: CA) - Theatre/Performance History before 1800 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

  • tenure track assistant professorship in Theatre or Performance History, to begin 1 Jul. 2015
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong early-career record of research and undergraduate teaching experience in the theater or performance history of any geographical region prior to 1800. We are especially interested in the histories of non-European performance traditions, but will also carefully consider European specialists
  • Candidates will be expected to teach core courses in theater history, theory, and literature for both our undergraduate and doctoral programs, train students in historical research methods, to serve on departmental committees, and maintain a productive scholarly profile. Candidates with additional facility with the theoretical core of Performance Studies would also be welcome. We are very interested in candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
  • Basic qualification for this position is the completion of all degree requirements except the dissertation for a PhD or equivalent degree in theater, performance studies or a related humanities field at the time of application. Additional qualifications include a research specialization in the performance histories of any geographical location prior to 1800; evidence of a strong early‐career record of research (conference participation, publication, etc); and PhD or equivalent degree in hand by start date. Preferred qualifications include some undergraduate teaching experience in the candidate’s field of specialization; the ability to conceptualize the candidate’s area of specialization in a global context; facility with the theoretical core of Performance Studies.
  • All applications should include a cover letter, CV, statement on teaching, writing sample, and the names and contact information for three referees (letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists). Please do not include additional materials. Materials should be uploaded to our website https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00783.
  • Deadline: 18 Oct. 2015.
  • Also posted at Non-Geographic/Methodologically Oriented History 2015-16
  • Skype interview request 11/30

University of California, Irvine (CA) - Assistant Professor in Stage DirectingEdit

The University of California, Irvine Department of Drama in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts invites applications for a full-time position of Assistant Professor of Stage Directing. The Claire Trevor School of the Arts is located on the beautiful UCI campus which is between Los Angeles and San Diego. Join a dynamic faculty team training graduate directing students in a three-year professional degree program, and also teaching undergraduate students. Candidates for this position must have outstanding professional credits in theatrical directing, with a strong commitment to teaching, training, and working in a university environment. An MFA degree in Drama/Theatre Arts or the equivalent professional experience is required. The successful candidate is also expected to maintain a professional career while teaching in this top-tier research university. Expertise in both traditional and experimental theatrical styles is preferred. We are looking for someone to complement and expand our current offerings within the Drama program such as, but not limited to, interest and use of puppetry, work with period style forms, and adapting material to the theatrical stage. Candidates must apply using the online application system, RECRUIT, located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03190 (select "Apply Now"). The online application must include a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Research, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and Statement of Contributions to Diversity (this is a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, and must also be included in the application materials). In addition, at least three letters of reference are required and must be uploaded directly to the RECRUIT system by the referees.

  • To ensure full consideration, the application should be completed by January 24, 2016. Questions may be directed to Drama@uci.edu. The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. Internal Number: JPF03190

University of California, Los Angeles (CA) - Full Professor, Critical Studies - Department of TheaterEdit

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (TFT) invites applications for a professor of theater and performance studies in the Department of Theater. The applicant should have an established reputation with a demonstrated ability to mentor PhD students in research and publication. Although the field of specialization is open, we seek someone who has an interdisciplinary focus and is conversant in different theoretical approaches to the study of performance. The scholar’s own areas of research might include one or more of the following: intermedial studies, gender and sexuality in performance, hemispheric performance, sound studies and corporeality. A robust publication record and active participation in the profession is a must. Special consideration will be given to applicants who emphasize social impact and diversity in their scholarship. The applicant will be committed to working in harmony and collaborating with the Theater faculty and the Dean to continue and strengthen the vision, mission and excellence of TFT and the Department of Theater.

We are also seeking a teacher prepared for interdisciplinary collaboration with the various areas within the Department of Theater, the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, and across the University and professional schools. Qualifications: PhD required. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in scholarship and a national or international reputation.

Rank/Salary: We are seeking applicants who qualify for appointment to Full Professor in the Theater Department. Salary will be commensurate with background and experience. Application: Please submit an electronic version of your CV, the names of 3-5 references who may be contacted regarding your application, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and a cover letter of no more than 3 pages that illustrates your particular suitability for the position. Please address your materials to Associate Professor Sean Metzger – Chair of the Search Committee.

Please apply at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01686

  • Application Deadline: Applications should be received by January 31, 2016 or until filled.

University of Chicago (IL) - Professor of Practice (Non-TT) - Theater and Performance Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Program on Theater & Performance Studies at the University of Chicago invites applications for a full-time Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Practice in Theater and Performance Studies, expected to begin July 1, 2016. We seek a colleague with a record of significant accomplishment in the study and practice of theater and/or performance. In addition to wide knowledge of the field, applicants should demonstrate artistic experience with national or international impact; commitment and excellence in the classroom; a record of leadership; and enthusiasm for shaping the future of an ambitious, growing program that combines theory and practice at a major research university. The expected teaching load is a minimum of four (4) courses annually. This is a non-tenure track, five-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal and promotion for additional terms upon satisfactory review. The initial appointment level is dependent on qualifications. MFA/MA, PhD or DFA required. The position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

To apply for this position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Careers website, https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, select requisition #02854, and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information of three references, a 15-25 page writing sample, two course descriptions, and documentation of artistic accomplishment.

In addition, hard copies of all the aforementioned materials should be sent to: TAPS Search Committee Humanities Collegiate Division Harper Memorial 228 The University of Chicago 1116 E. 59th Street Chicago, IL 60637

  • Consideration of applications will begin December 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.
  • Skype interviews scheduled
  • Campus interviews scheduled

University of Cincinnati (OH) - TT Asst. Professor - Acting and MovementEdit

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) seeks a full-time, tenure-track Acting and Movement Faculty to join CCM’s Drama Department.

Duties will include teaching two year-long undergraduate courses in Acting and a variety of Movement courses. Directing as part of the main stage and studio season will be occasionally required. Relevant specialties like Improvisation, Masks, and Period Styles will be considered. The possibility exists to teach classes and/or independent studies based on the candidate’s interests. The faculty member is expected to participate fully in the operations of a highly active and collaborative Department; these responsibilities include planning, academic advising, course development, recruiting, facilitating guest artists, and other duties as needed. Recruiting may necessitate travel within the US.

The Department of Drama (CCM Drama) is part of the Theatre Arts, Production, and Arts Administration Division (TAPAA), which has 55 members on its faculty and staff and includes world-class programs in Drama, Opera, Musical Theatre, Dance and Arts Administration. CCM Drama offers undergraduate training to students who earn the BFA in Dramatic Performance, and annually produces a main stage season of two dramas, two studio productions, TRANSMIGRATION: A Festival of Student Created New Works, a 48 Hour Film Festival and a Departmental Film.

The University of Cincinnati is the 10th largest research institution in the country. The New York Times has called CCM "one of the nation's leading conservatories", while the ascendancy of CCM Drama's national reputation warranted Backstage Magazine to cite CCM Drama as one of the "top ten programs to watch." In 2000 the College completed a six-year, 100 million-dollar expansion and renovation of its physical plant which provided CCM with one of the most comprehensive arts training facilities in the United States. Its performance programs are internationally known, and CCM Drama graduates, after performing bi-coastal showcases in New York & Los Angeles, work nationally in theatre, television, film, and in commercial media.

Appointment is at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective August 15, 2016. The University currently operates on a semester system.

Minimum Qualifications: Appropriate academic degree related to department specifications and prior academic experience.

Position Qualification: As determined by college or department for Faculty, Research/Academic, Research Assistant Broadband, Architect Broadband and IT Broadband positions. Candidates must hold a terminal degree in Theatre or equivalent professional experience.

Ideal Qualifications: The Candidate should be a proven artist/teacher with a background in Actor Training, experience and proficiency as a teacher at the university/professional level for at least three years and experience in Directing. Teaching skills should be evident and broadly-based.

Drama stands by its dictum: Imagine the Possibilities, and the ideal Candidate will support a wide range of styles, interpretations, and approaches toward that end.

The successful candidate will integrate into an existing performance and pedagogical philosophy. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required and the candidate must be willing to become part of a highly collaborative and congenial faculty within the Drama Department.

  • [Deadline not stated - posted 09.25.15]
  • Received notification that they have "chosen to persue other candidates." 12-11-15

University of Colorado Boulder (CO) - TT Assistant Professor of Performance StudiesEdit

The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment, Assistant Professor in Performance Studies, with a preferred secondary emphasis in Latino/a Theatre and Performance, to begin August 2016. Successful candidates will possess effective collaborative skills, an interest in interdisciplinary initiatives, and enthusiasm for teaching, mentoring, and advising a diverse population of graduate and undergraduate students. Qualifications: terminal degree (Ph.D.) and university teaching experience.

Responsibilities include: teaching two courses (graduate and undergraduate) per semester, advising students, building an active professional presence, and participating in service at the Department and college level. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of UCB through their teaching, research/creative work, and service.

Application materials are accepted electronically at http://www.jobsatcu.com:80/postings/108159 Review of applications will begin on Oct 20, 2015. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

  • Have folks had communication re: this position? Is it common for a department to have two TT searches running in the same semester, or is the second, Shakespeare search with the later date an indication that this first search is on hiatus?
    • No.  I wouldn't draw any such conclusions.  I've certainly seen other departments conduct more than one search at the same time.  It may be because funding finally came through after a long freeze, or there were several retirements at once, or a change in admin more receptive to the arts-- there are a variety of reasons why a department might conduct concurrent searches.  The staggered dates are also not unusual-- they give the likely overlapping committees space to go through one set of applications before being inundated with the next.
  • Has anybody had any luck accessing the application for this? It doesn't seem to appear either through the link above or the job number and they aren't responding to emails.
    • I expect, since the deadline was in October, that it's no longer accessible for new applications.

University of Colorado Boulder (CO) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre-Shakespeare FocusEdit

The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment, Assistant Professor in Theatre, with a primary emphasis in Shakespeare scholarship and/or production, to begin August 2016. Successful candidates will possess effective collaborative skills, substantial achievements as a scholar and/or artist, and a record of success in developing educational or outreach programs.  Qualifications: terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) and university teaching experience.

Responsibilities include: teaching two courses (graduate or undergraduate) per semester, implementing certificate and degree programs in Applied Shakespeare, maintaining an active research or creative work agenda, and participating in service at the Department and college level. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of UCB through their teaching, research/creative work, and service.

  • Review of applications will begin on 15 December.  Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Application materials are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/110678

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (CO) - Assistant Professor of Theater - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Job Summary: Teaching load is 3/2. Advising and service expectations.

Posting Description: The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs seeks a theatre history scholar to join a growing program as it prepares to move into a new, state of the art performance and education venue. Theatre at UCCS is connected to a professional, Equity theatre company and a department that prides itself on interdisciplinary education and artistic expression. The ideal candidate will be a theatre history generalist and artist who could comfortably teach introductory courses as well as create exciting new courses in his/her area of expertise. The committee is particularly interested in candidates who can offer non-western expertise and the ability to teach practice-oriented courses such as beginning acting or directing.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in theatre history, dramatic literature, performance studies or related field by August 2016.

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities

Desired Qualifications: Ideal candidate will be a theatre history generalist and artist who could comfortably teach introductory courses as well as create exciting new courses in his/her area of expertise.

Of particular interest are candidates who can offer non-western expertise and the ability to teach practice-oriented courses such as beginning acting or directing

  • Very pleasant rejection email (12-22-15) x2
  • Phone interviewees: has anyone received a campus invitation?

University of Houston (TX) - Open Rank, TT Director of Theatre - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE Edit

The Department of Arts and Humanities at the University of Houston-Downtown seeks applicants for an open rank, tenure-track position in Fine Arts, with an emphasis in directing, who will also serve as Director of Theatre. Candidates with scholarly or creative interests in Critical Race Studies or Latino Studies and/or grant writing are particularly attractive.

Duties: Teach, face-to-face, hybrid, and online, a combination of lower and upper-level courses in support of the department’s Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts degree and the university’s general education program. Possible teaching areas include: Directing; Acting; Theatre History; Producing Theatre; Introduction to Theatre; and areas of specialization. As Director of Theatre, will be responsible for the selection, staffing, promotion, budgeting and presentation of all major productions. As Area Coordinator of Drama, will be responsible for scheduling, assigning and administering of drama classes and the hiring of additional full and part-time theatre faculty. Will also be required to interact with the Houston theatre community to find, develop, and supervise student internships.

The awarding of tenure requires an established and continuous record of successful teaching and scholarship/creativity and a positive and constructive record of service to the department, university, and profession. Active involvement with regional and national theatre organizations is expected. The candidate should possess excellent communication skills and also have the ability to work with students of varied, multi-cultural backgrounds who are non-drama majors. Requirements: Ph.D, or M.F.A. in Directing, Acting, Theatre History, or Performance and Pedagogy. A strong, varied, and successful record of directing and producing plays is required. Proficiency with computer programs also necessary.

Applicants should have taken graduate courses and/or have experience in Directing and Staging; Theatre History; Theatre Management; Producing; Arts Administration. To be considered for this position, you must visit our website at http://jobs.uhd.edu and apply online. Attach cover letter, detailed vitae, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 1, 2015.
  • On campus interview for January. [posted 11/24]

University of Maine - Farmington (ME) - TT Assistant Professor of Performing Arts - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Sound, Performance, and Visual Inquiry at the University of Maine at Farmington is seeking a qualified candidate, who is working in innovative ways within theatre, and has experience in performing arts organizing, to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Performing Arts. The appointment includes the expectation of excellence and commitment to teaching, regular on-going service to the department and university, and productivity in creative and research activities.

Responsibilities and Duties: The successful candidate will be a key stakeholder in developing a new, performance-based curriculum that expands on UMF’s current offerings, takes advantage of the unique spaces and performance venues available on campus, and functions within the context of a collaborative arts faculty. The committee is interested in artists/scholars whose work and teaching explore one or more of the following: performing arts organization, global performance perspectives, interactive multimedia, and devising and/or physical theatre. The successful candidate will join a small interdisciplinary program, which currently integrates performance with areas such as music, sound, visual art, performing arts organizing, humanities, writing, and activism. The candidate will teach three courses per semester, be expected to maintain regularly scheduled office hours, and advise undergraduate students in their programs of study. As an educator, the candidate should have an interest in interdisciplinary collaboration and experiential learning, and bring equal commitment to majors and non-majors in an undergraduate public liberal arts setting. The candidate is also expected to maintain an active creative/research practice and provide service to the department, university and profession. The position will begin September 1, 2016 and will be a fulltime academic year appointment.

Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree and evidence of excellence in college teaching is required. Joint applications welcome. The successful candidate must have experience with innovative and current theater and performance practices.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit all materials at maine.hiretouch.com. Please create a profile, submit an application, and list the names, addresses (including titles and institutions), e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references, who will be required to upload a letter of reference. References will receive instructions via e-mail.  Applicants will need to upload 1) a cover letter 2) a curriculum vitae 3) a statement of teaching philosophy 4) a PDF digital portfolio with links to work.

Please email Gustavo Aguilar: gustavo.aguilar@maine.edu, Chair, Performance Search Committee, Department of Sound, Performance, and Visual Inquiry with any questions.

LINK: https://umf.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=28896&job=umf-assistant-professor-of-performing-arts&collection=true

  • Incomplete application materials will not be considered. Review of applications will begin October 16, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. (A complete application consist of the 1) Application, 2) Confidential EEO Information, 3) Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability, and 4) Voluntary Self-Identification of Veterans Status.)
  • Phone interview on November 4th. x2
  • Nothing since then -- has anyone been invited to campus?
  • Same here - phone interview on 11/4, but nothing since.... x3
  • It's now almost 12/4 - anything more on this one?
  • [CAMPUS VISIT posted in header ~12/12]

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (MI) - Tenured Professor/Assoc. Professor or TT Assistant Professor of Theatre and Drama Playwriting - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Responsibilites: Teach playwriting and dramatic literature to undergraduates; recruit outstanding students; produce a festival of original student plays every spring; maintain a national reputation as a creator of new performance work, build bridges to writing programs in other schools with the University of Michigan, mentor students interested in writing, creating, and devising new work. The new faculty member will also assume faculty service responsibilities. Other teaching duties may include classes in collaborative writing, devised theatre, new play dramaturgy, dramatic literature, and writing through improvisation.

Required Qualifications: We seek an emerging or established playwright whose work for the stage (on stage and/or screen) will make major contributions to the profession, and who will continue a tradition of training playwrights at the University of Michigan. The ideal candidate will also have a record of scholarly work and be capable of bridging the gap between scholarship and practice. Furthermore, we seek someone with an MFA or PhD. A candidate will also possess a strong commitment to teaching excellence; a CV that reflects published works; a strong potential for continuing creative activities; and demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are especially interested in research and creative work that focuses on one or more of the following areas: race, gender, sexuality, disability, and vulnerable or underrepresented communities. Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

This position is posted as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor /Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate's qualifications.

About The School of Music, Theatre & Dance.  As a comprehensive performing arts school set in one of the world’s finest public institutions of higher education, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) is deeply engaged in the creation, practice, scholarship, and pedagogy of music, theatre, and dance. We aim to provide leadership, nationally and internationally, in all three fields. We assert and celebrate the value of the arts to the mission of the University of Michigan. Further, SMTD is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion as a means of achieving and sustaining excellence. The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please email a letter of application, curriculum vitae and a list of at least five current references to: smtd-searchcommittee@umich.edu.  Add to the subject line:  Playwriting. Please do not send other supporting materials unless requested to do so. Applications must be received by November 1, 2015.

  • Telephone Interview Stage (12/5/2015)

University of Michigan (MI) - TT Faculty Member and Chair, Musical Theatre DepartmentEdit

As a comprehensive performing arts school set in one of the worlds finest public institutions of higher education, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) is deeply engaged in the creation, practice, scholarship, and pedagogy of music, theatre, and dance. We aim to provide leadership, nationally and internationally, in all three fields. SMTD is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion as a means of achieving and sustaining excellence.

Duties: Lead the Musical Theatre Department (an undergraduate BFA degree program of 85 students) for an initial 3-5 year chair appointment, including overall supervision of the Department and its administration; advocate on behalf of the Department, its faculty and students; direct stage productions and teach various musical theatre courses, including scene study techniques; represent the Department in donor activities, recruitment efforts, and administrative meetings within the School as well as within the University at large; oversee curriculum (including faculty teaching assignments), Department auditions, and the Senior Showcase; balance a forward-looking vision of the field with a passion and respect for its history and legacy.

Qualifications: Academic, administrative and professional experience, with significant achievement in at least 2 of those areas; thorough knowledge of musical theatre history and repertoire, including both traditional and contemporary works. Ability to write, communicate and organize effectively; demonstrated commitment to academic rigor, research, and fundraising. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.

Desired Qualifications: Expertise in directing stage productions (including new works) and in guiding student actors; background in actor training (including non-musical work); ability to teach musical theatre and/or musical theatre history courses, based on background and experience.

Rank: Open; Tenure or tenure-track

  • To Apply: Email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, five references with contact information to smtd-searchcommittee@umich.edu. Please add "Musical Theatre" to the subject line. Applications should be received by October 1, 2015.
  • Any follow up news on this posting?

University of Nevada, Reno - Assistant Professor, Theatre (Acting) TT - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=176137876&Title=Assistant%20Professor%2C%20Theatre%20%28Acting%29Department: Theatre and Dance Department Web Address: http://www.unr.edu/cla/theatredance/ Full Time Equivalent: 100% Position Type: Academic Faculty List Rank/Range(s): II Tenure Track: Tenure Track Job Description:The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure-track acting position. In fall 2016 the department will launch a revised Theatre BA with concentrations in Acting, Design/Technology, and Directing Management and Criticism. The department produces four productions each year featuring national and international guest artists. Recent residencies include Upright Citizen's Brigade, Adam Cates, The Living Theatre, Anne Garcia-Romero, David and Ben Crystal, and Jorge Ignacio Cortinas. Candidates should have a record of creative work and be conversant in current professional practices. We seek an artist/scholar who will engage students in both creative and intellectual aspects of the artistic process. Teaching responsibilities include: Introduction to Acting, multiple levels of psychological realism, Movement for Actors, Introduction to Theatre, and other courses based on areas of specialization. The University of Nevada, Reno, is ranked in the top tier of best national universities by U.S. News and World Report and is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and community service. In accordance with the university's land grant, tier one research institution mission, candidates will be expected to develop strong research and publishing agendas, to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to perform service at the university and community and levels. Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada, Reno is situated near San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Sacramento, the Black Rock Desert, and Yosemite National Park. Known in the West as America's Adventure Place, Reno offers an exceptional array of outdoor activities as well as events, shows, festivals and entertainment. Required Qualifications:An MFA with an emphasis in Acting3 years of teaching experience at the college/university levelThe ability to teach Introduction to Acting, Movement for Actors, and Introduction to TheatreA track record as director of productions with undergraduate performersAn artist/scholar who has ongoing professional growth activities to achieve tenure Preferred Qualifications:Additional expertise in any of the following is desirable: Acting Shakespeare, Voice and Speech, Psychological Realism, Stage Combat, Acting for Film, etc.In addition, we welcome candidates with the ability to teach within global contexts and diverse perspectives. Contact Information for this Position: Carla Geib, Search Coordinator carlag@unr.edu or ph. 775-784-6829 Special Instructions to Applicants: A curriculum vita, cover letter outlining qualifications, a Statement of Research where you outline future creative activity, and a list of references are required. A Statement of Teaching Philosophy is encouraged. Job Open Date: 09/21/2015 

  • Job Close Date: 11/16/2015 Open Until Filled: No Search Number: 71859 Note to All Applicants: A background check may be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire. HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty members first day of employment.
  • To apply, visit: https://www.unrsearch.com/
  • UPDATES:
  • Phone Intreview Request (11/30/15) x1
  • Campus Visit Request (12/22/15) x 1

University of North Carolina, Charlotte (NC) - TT Assistant Professor of ActingEdit

The Department of Theatre at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Acting. We are seeking a highly collaborative artist/scholar who has expertise in a variety of contemporary acting pedagogies and practices. Required qualifications: M.F.A. in Acting or equivalent terminal degree, professional acting credits, and college-level teaching experience. The successful candidate will also have a solid grounding in a recognized acting methodology and pedagogical familiarity with one or more other approaches. UNC Charlotte is North Carolinas urban research university, located in a growing metropolitan area on an expanding modern campus. The Department is part of the College of Arts + Architecture which houses the departments of Theatre, Dance, Music, Art & Art History, and the School of Architecture. The Department is committed to new and devised work as well as collaborative practice and community outreach (http://www.theatre.uncc.edu). Robinson Hall, our state-of-the-art performance facility, includes a 300+ seat Proscenium Theatre and a Black Box Theatre Lab. The Department has a full-time faculty of 13 and approximately 75 Theatre majors. The program offers a B.A. in Theatre. UNC Charlotte embraces 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. Position begins August 15, 2016.

  • Screening of applicants begins January 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu.
  • See more at: Chronicle
  • Anyone heard anything on this?

University of Pittsburgh (PA) -- Associate Professor or Advanced Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies - POSITION FILLEDEdit

https://www.pittsource.com/postings/99335

The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies or tenure-track advanced Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies beginning in September 2016, pending budgetary approval. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant expertise in performance studies as well as theatre history.

The department is especially interested in scholars with a specialization in one or more of the following areas: contemporary African-American, African and/or African diasporic performance; cognitive science and performance; pre 1800s performance; 20th century modernisms and avant grades. Other areas of specializations will be considered. Duties of the position include instructing graduate level seminars; mentoring graduate student research, teaching and professionalism; directing theses and dissertations; teaching multi-level undergraduate courses in performance studies and world theatre; supporting the production work of the department in accordance with candidate’s areas of expertise; active participation in the governance of the department; contribution to the diversity goals of the department through scholarship, teaching and/or theatre/performance practice.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will demonstrate an established publication record, an active profile in the field and a robust research plan. S/he will also possess at least five years of successful university teaching and mentoring at both the graduate and undergraduate level. The ability to dramaturge and/or direct, as well as mentor graduate and undergraduate dramaturges and directors, is also desirable. Applicants can apply online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTAw.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of research, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness for each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system.

  • For full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2015.
  • Request for telephone interview (11/17/2015) X1
  • Campus visit.

University of San Diego (CA) - Chair, Dept. of Theatre and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Theatre Arts and Performance StudiesEdit

Chair, Department of Theatre and Director of the Undergraduate Program in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies. University of San Diego

Duties begin August 15, 2016.

The candidate should possess strong administrative and academic leadership potential for actively developing an undergraduate program in theatre arts and performance studies while coordinating with the Director of the Old Globe / USD MFA program. The ideal candidate currently holds tenure in an academic position and will be eligible for tenure upon appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Preferred candidates have a successful record of undergraduate and/or graduate teaching, professional experience in acting or directing suitable to teach/direct in the Old Globe/USD MFA program, and a record of developing and implementing curricula from a multicultural perspective as well as a commitment to social justice. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of USD through their teaching, professional profile, research and service.

  • To apply, go to http://www.sandiego.edu/hr/jobs and reference IRC17590. Submissions are due by September 7, 2015. They should include three letters of recommendation addressed to: Ray Chambers, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Theatre, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492. Phone: (619)260-2782 raychambers@sandiego.edu
  • - Anyone know any updates on this? (Have they started interviewing?)

University of Tennessee (TN) - TT Assistant Professor in Theatre History/Dramaturgy- OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Tennessee seeks a qualified individual to teach History of Theatre, Introduction to Theatre, and Introduction to Graduate Research in BA and MFA programs. Annual production assignments in dramaturgy required with Clarence Brown Theatre (LORT and University productions. Expectations include continuing scholarly research and/or professional activity as a dramaturg and service to the university. Terminal degree (MFA or PhD) required; PhD preferred. University-level teaching experience required. Evidence of scholarly or creative promise.

  • Applicants should submit cover letter including research statement, CV, and three letters of reference via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/32274. Please contact John Sipes with any questions at jsipes1@utk.edu.
  • Request for Phone Interview (12/11/2015)
  • Phone Interviews Conducted, last week of January
  • Anyone hear anything about campus visits?
  • The EEO survey they sent out said "we are still in the search process and will be contacting candidates in the coming weeks."
  • Invitation for a Campus Visit (3/2/2016)
  • Offer Made (4/14/2016)
  • Offer Accepted (4/13/16)

University of Toronto (CAN: ON) - TT Assistant Professor - Theatre and Performance History (c. 1500-1850) — OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, in the Faculty of Arts and Science, at the University of Toronto, seeks applications for a tenure-stream position in the area of Theatre and Performance History at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2016.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies or a related field, by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research in theatre and performance history. Strong evidence of research excellence will be demonstrated through publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences and strong endorsements by referees. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application.  

We are interested in scholars who: have a teaching knowledge of the history and historiography of theatre in Europe and North America between 1500 and 1850, with research specializations within that range; 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; who have proven teaching/research interests in the contemporary performance practice of historical texts; and who have experience working with students in theatrical performance. A knowledge of performance history in a language other than English would be an asset.

Candidates should have the ability to teach a broad range of courses in an undergraduate theatre curriculum, including Western and post-colonial theatre histories, and to combine the teaching of theory/history and performance practice at all levels. We especially seek candidates with a commitment to shaping the future of the discipline through a strong commitment to teaching as well as in their particular area of research. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful applicant will serve the diverse interests of our undergraduate student population and contribute to research-intensive masters and doctoral programs with a large interdisciplinary faculty. Both undergraduate and graduate programs have a mandate to provide an interdisciplinary and practice-based academic focus. The successful applicant will integrate teaching and research in both graduate and undergraduate programs and increase our international profile with respect both to research and education.  

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and sample student evaluations if available), an example of academic writing (published or in progress, of no more than twenty pages), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. If you have questions about this position please contact Professor Stephen Johnson, Director, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at director.graddrama@utoronto.ca or samiha.chowdhury@utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also provide the names, addresses and up-to-date email addresses of three referees who may be asked to send letters on their behalf. (Applicants should also have three referees send letters directly to the department via e-mail to samiha.chowdhury@utoronto.ca by the closing date, November 16th, 2015. 

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

  • The closing date for applications is November 16th, 2015. For more information on the Centre, please visit our website at dramacentre.utoronto.ca/
  • Email rejection (1 February 2016)
  • Has there been any movement on this besides rejections? Have not heard a peep either way and am curious....
  • Original rejection poster here (1 Feb): I'm an alum of the programme and have a couple of other offers on the table so pressed them for information about whether they'd want to see me, before I accepted anything else.  They got back to me after a few days and said they had to ask permission to send me my rejection, so I would guess that they are still in long-list stage.  I got no impression that they were in any kind of hurry, and that there was plenty of applicants.  Best of luck to you - hope you fared better than I.
  • Form rejection via e-mail (24 March 2016)
  • Emailed the dept. for an update and told an offer had been made.  (24 March 2016)

University of Toronto Mississauga (CAN: ON) - TT Assistant / Associate Professor - Western Twentieth-Century Theatre History - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of English and Drama at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the field of Western Twentieth-Century Theatre History. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2016.

We will seriously consider applicants with research and teaching expertise in all areas of the field of Western Theatre History of the Twentieth Century. Specializations of particular interest to us include -- but are not limited to -- the history of non-North American theatre cultures; theories and histories of acting; and/or the theory and history of dramaturgy. An interest in the intersections of theoretical or historical work and contemporary theatre practice would also be of value.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in a related field and have at least two years of experience as a full-time faculty member; advanced Assistant Professors or early-career Associate Professors will be considered for this position. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching through documented teaching accomplishments, letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Candidates also must have an established record of scholarly accomplishment including significant publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses, preferably including a monograph; they will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated in presentations at significant conferences, fellowships or other research awards, and strong endorsements by referees. Experience in program administration will be an advantage.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will also become a full member of the graduate faculty of the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, which consists of colleagues from the University's three campuses (UTM, U of T Scarborough, and U of T St. George). Duties will consist of research; the supervision of PhD dissertations; and teaching undergraduate courses at the Mississauga campus and graduate classes at the St. George campus. The successful candidate will be expected to play a significant role in the administration of our Theatre and Drama programs in future years. The department is committed to excellence in both research and teaching. UTM is part of the tri-campus University of Toronto, a research-intensive institution with a strong interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, a wide range of collaborative programs and institutes, and one of the largest library systems in North America. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. For further information on the UTM Department of English and Drama and on the tri-campus Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, see http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/english-drama/ and http://dramacentre.utoronto.ca.

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a substantial writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact edassist.utm@utoronto.ca.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Please submit attachments in PDF format only. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in the following format: 1) Letter, CV, and research & teaching statements 2) Publications.

  • The deadline for applications is November 27, 2015. Applicants should also arrange for graduate transcripts and at least three letters of reference (or a dossier) to be sent via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly to the department, at edassist.utm@utoronto.ca, by November 27, 2015.
  • Rejection email 3/14/16 stating that the position has been offered.

University of Virginia (VA) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

Posting Summary: The Department of Drama at the University of Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies with an active research interest in critical studies in theatre and performance, as well as emerging areas of knowledge in the field. We are interested in candidates who will create undergraduate courses with interdisciplinary, multi-cultural, and global perspectives for a liberal arts curriculum. A Ph.D., M.F.A. or equivalent professional experience is re/quired at the time of appointment. Undergraduate teaching experience is required. The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences with 10,000 students and 750 faculty members, is the largest of the University of Virginia's 11 schools and is the institution's intellectual core. Our mission is to equip our students with the ability and desire to make a difference in the world and inspire others to do the same. We aspire to be a leader in research and graduate education while maintaining our long-standing reputation for excellence in undergraduate education and exceptional teaching. To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0617796 and electronically attach the following documents: curriculum vitae; cover letter; teaching philosophy; research statement; 10 page sample of scholarly work (Attach as Other 1); list of 3 references with phone and email contact information. Shortlisted and final candidates may be requested to submit additional materials.

  • The application deadline is midnight (EST) on January 14, 2016. The review of applications will begin January 15, 2016. The appointment start date is August 25, 2016.
  • Request for additional materials (2/11/2016)x2
  • Rejection E-mail, moving on to interviews 05/23/2016

University of Wisconsin - Parkside (WI) - TT Assistant Professor of PerformanceEdit

The University of Wisconsin Parkside invites applicants for an Assistant Professor of Performance in the Theatre Arts Department in the College of Arts and Humanities. This is a tenure-track position in Theatre, with a focus in Acting, Theatre performance and Theatre Appreciation beginning Fall 2016.

POSITION SUMMARY: This position includes a variety of responsibilities, including teaching, supervising, and mentoring students, particularly in the areas of acting and directing.This individual will be the primary acting instructor, will teach general education courses, and will have regular directing and service assignments.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required

  • MFA in acting or directing;
  • Ability to teach a variety of courses in performance
  • Professional experience as an actor and/or director

Preferred

  •  Experience teaching in an undergraduate institution
  •  Previous experience in academic advising and mentoring of undergraduate students

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

40% A.Teaching

  • Acting I
  • Acting II
  • Acting III
  • Acting IV –Acting Styles
  • Voice for the Actor I
  • Voice for the Actor II
  • Theatre Appreciation with the potential for teaching other theatre general education courses, including Multicultural Theatre in America, and LGBTQ Representation on Stage and Screen
  • Contribute to Sophomore and Senior Seminar classes in areas of expertise
  • Depending on experience, possibility of teaching Stage Combat, Public Speaking, and Acting for the Camera.
  • Coaching student actors
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

35% B. Creative Activity/Directing

  • Directing1-2 fully staged productions per year.
  • Directing1 FreshINK per year
  • Supervision and mentoring of student assistant directors and dramaturges, as well asstudents working on independent projects
  • Some outside professional activity in area of specialization

20% C. Service to Department

  • Academic and career advising and mentoring of students        
  • Participation in weekly department and production meetings, as well as monthly company meetings        
  • Participate in annual academic and artistic assessments of company members        
  • Participate in program entry auditions and interviews, as well as Visit and Scholarship Days        
  • Assist with recruitment of students, particularly in the area of performance       
  • Serve as leader in one area of departmental need: Recruitment, Fundraising, Marketing, or Assessment for department        
  • Assist with various theatre service projects, including outreach to local high schools, community theatres, and professional theatres.        
  • Assist with building active professional connections with professional theatres in the region and nationwide.        
  • Assist with house management and supervisory responsibilities for performances, as shared by all theatre faculty members and staff

5% D. Service to University       

  • Serve on various university committees as assigned and/or elected.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Professional experience as an actor, proven successful undergraduate teaching experience; 
  • Must be physically fit, speak loudly and clearly, must have good eyesight
  • Proven successful experience as a director

APPLICATION PROCESS: All applications are to be submitted electronically through our employment portal. STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu: (NOT currently employed by the UW System); http://my.wisconsin.edu: (Currently employed by the UW System). STEP 2: You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login". If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process. Under "Basic Job Search" enter the Keyword "Parkside" and click the Search button. Select "Assistant Professor". Click "Apply Now". STEP 3: Submit application materials: Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents: Submit the following application materials:       

  • A letter of application addressing your qualifications for the position        
  • A full curriculum vitae        
  • Teaching philosophy       
  •  Names and current contact information of three professional references
  • Transcripts (unofficial acceptable at application stage)

STEP 4: You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application materials received by 11:59 PM on February 19, 2016 are ensured full consideration. Please Note: In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.
  • -This reads almost exactly like a parody of job descriptions in our field regarding the number of things one is required to do for poorly-paid positions. And it makes its (probably illegal) ablism explicit "Must be physically fit, speak loudly and clearly, must have good eyesight." For shame, Theatre Studies.

Ursinus College (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Theater - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Ursinus College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theater position in the Theater and Dance Department beginning Fall 2016. Responsibilities include teaching a range of theater history courses (including both introductory and advanced levels) and one or both sections of the Common Intellectual Experience (CIE), the college’s first-year, liberal arts seminar. Opportunities exist for teaching other courses within the candidate’s area of expertise and in the college's core curriculum, as well as the possibility of directing plays on the main stage.

A strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching is required as is an understanding of the role of theater within a liberal arts environment. The successful candidate will be expected to supervise independent student research and honors theses; establish and maintain an ongoing scholarly research and/or creative research agenda; and to work collaboratively with colleagues in a team-oriented environment. An MFA and/or PhD in Theater is required, expected by the Fall term of 2016.

Ursinus College uses Interfolio to collect all application materials: http://apply.interfolio.com/32512.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, unofficial graduate transcript (official transcripts will be requested at a later date), statement of teaching philosophy and scholarship/research interest, and three confidential letters of recommendation including addresses of referees (at least one addressing teaching effectiveness and one addressing practical theater experience, if applicable to the candidate). Additional information about Ursinus College may be accessed on our website: http://www.ursinus.edu/jobs.

  • Review of applications will begin on December 1st and continue until the position is filled Questions concerning the search should be directed to Dr. Karen Clemente, Professor and Chair of the Department of Theater and Dance, at kclemente@ursinus.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin on December 18th, according to their application portal
  • Phone Interview 1/30 x2
  • Campus interview requested 2/4
  • [OFFER ACCEPTED posted in header ~3/20]

Valparaiso University (IN) - Assistant Professor in Theatrical Design and TechnologyEdit

The Department of Theatre at Valparaiso University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, in Theatrical Design and Technology, with a primary specialization in set design and technology, and secondary specialization in lighting. Position begins August 1, 2016.

The successful candidate has had production experience in both professional and academic settings. S/he will be experienced in successful collaboration and problem-solving, able to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and guest artists in the development of artistically and educationally successful shows. Key responsibilities will include 1) design and oversee construction of sets and lights for four theatre productions and one dance concert each year, 2) teach core theatre curriculum in Basic Stagecraft, Scenery and Lighting, Introduction to Theatre, and 3) as the technical director, this individual will select and manage student assistants and oversee day to day operations in the scene shop. The curriculum also provides opportunities to develop courses in areas of specialization. Experience facilitating production processes and managing budgets is highly desirable.

Qualifications: MFA or MFA/PhD in Scenic Design/Theatre Technology and with significant demonstrated experience in lighting design.

Valparaiso University is a top-ranked comprehensive private institution in Northwest Indiana near the Indiana Dunes, one hour from Chicago’s Loop. Founded in 1859, the university offers a thorough grounding in the liberal arts as well as professional training and graduate study, helping students find their own paths to lifelong personal, spiritual, and professional growth.

Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at http://www.valpo.edu/equalopportunity/index.php. Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.

Please submit 1) a letter of application that presents (a) description of approach to design in a team setting, and (b) statement of teaching philosophy at the liberal arts undergraduate level, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) names of three references, and 4) access to portfolio materials, which may be electronic or web-based, to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/32079.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, completed applications must be received by December 20.

Virginia Commonwealth University (VA) - TT Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre, Voice and Speech - CAMPUS VISITS COMPLETEDEdit

VCU Department of Theatre is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Voice and Speech. This position is a tenure-eligible faculty position in the area of voice and speech, including voice and speech, basic vocal production, IPA, dialects and accents, and graduate level topics including voice and speech pedagogy, as well as teaching in the faculty member's area of expertise. The faculty member must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.

To read the full position announcement and to learn more about VCUarts, visit: http://arts.vcu.edu/opportunities/jobs-at-vcuarts/

  • 4/11/16 campus visit

Washington and Lee University (VA) - TT Assistant Professor of Theater, Dance and Film (Performance History) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Washington and Lee University Department of Theater, Dance and Film Studies seeks applicants for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Theater, Dance and Film beginning Fall 2016.

Essential and Related Functions: Primary responsibilities include teaching courses in performance history (preferably including dance, theatre, and film); directing 1-2 shows each year; academic advising; and mentoring of students. Additional ability to teach film studies is essential and contributing to another of our vibrant interdisciplinary programs is desirable. The candidate should have experience in teaching at the undergraduate level & show evidence of teaching & directing excellence.

Minimum Qualifications: Master of Fine Arts degree and/or PhD. Minimum of three years teaching experience at the college level. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin November 15th, 2015 and continue until position is filled. Attach letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching philosophy, and contact information for three confidential letters of reference when applying online.
  • Apply at: https://jobs.wlu.edu/postings/2635
  • Invited to interview via skype 12/08 x4
  • Email rejection (no interview) 12/17
  • Invitation for campus visit in new year (12/18)
  • Campus visit Feb.
  • Informed by Search Chair that position had been filed (March 2016)

Wasthington and Lee University (VA) -- Full-time Administrative Appt: Theater Technical DirectorEdit

Theater Technical Director executes and manages all technical requirements for the department’s production operations, including scenery, props, lighting, sound, rigging, and projections, while also working collaboratively with directors, designers, and other members of the department. The Technical Director supervises undergraduate lab, work-study students and volunteer technicians; maintains production and rehearsal facilities, ensures a safe working environment, and oversees shop procurement and budgeting procedures.

BA or BS required, preferably with a degree or related experience in Technical Theater. MFA in Technical Direction, certification as an ETCP Rigger in Theater, and relevant work experience at the collegiate level in a theater department is preferred. Knowledge of theatrical, scenic, costume, lighting and sound design practices as well as the history of theatrical production. Ability to effectively translate renderings, models and/or sketches into practical stage settings. Knowledge of the materials commonly used in scenic construction. Skill in technical drafting, sketching, model building, and various methods of scenic construction (metal working, carpentry, welding, etc.). Skill in using computer software (spreadsheets, database, etc.) and demonstrated proficiency in VectorWorks, EOS control software, and QLab. Skill in stage operations and stage maintenance, including stage rigging and machinery, stage lighting and stage audio equipment. Skill in managerial functions (studio and personnel scheduling, budget development, materials and equipment acquisition, record keeping, stage and studio maintenance).

Heavy workload requires the incumbent to be detail-oriented, have the ability to multi-task, and possess strong organizational skills. Must be a self-starter and have the ability to work independently, as well as to communicate and interact effectively in a professional, confidential, and courteous manner with faculty, staff and students. Should be able to work with frequent interruptions and manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines.

The working schedule of the Technical Director is irregular and adapts to the needs of the departmental production season. Time spent in preparation, rehearsals and at events during evenings and weekends is deducted from the daily schedule.

West Virginia University (WV) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor of ActingEdit

The School of Theatre and Dance at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Acting, an actor-training specialist, to teach in its BFA and MFA acting programs. The candidate must be able to teach on all levels of these programs in a conservatory-style environment guided by the principles of team teaching and collaboration. Special emphasis in Shakespeare and other period styles is desired, as well as expertise in fundamental, intermediate and advanced realistic acting techniques such as Hagen, Stanislavski, Chekhov, Adler, et al.

Position will direct one main-stage production per academic year for the School of Theatre and Dance, and participate in developing curriculum, recruiting, advising, and in assisting students in audition preparation, showcase development, and professional development. Participation in university and school committee activities, faculty governance, and recruitment is expected of all faculty members.

Rank and Salary: Assistant or Associate Professor, nine-month, tenure-track appointment. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience.

Date of Appointment: August 16, 2016.

More information about the College of Creative Arts and the School of Theatre and Dance at WVU can be found at: http://ccarts.wvu.edu

West Virginia University (WV) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre History - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The College of Creative Arts at West Virginia University invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Theatre History in the School of Theatre & Dance.

Teach classes primarily in theatre history/literature/criticism, including non-Western theatre, text analysis, and graduate-level theatre research and criticism. The teaching of writing across the curriculum is integral to this position. Additional duties may include serving as production dramaturg, leading the Lab Theatre Program, and/or directing a School mainstage production. Active contributions to curriculum development, especially within the theatre studies and BA program; participation on committees, recruitment, and faculty governance is expected of all faculty members.

Nine-month tenure-track appointment at the Assistant level based upon experience and qualifications. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position begins August 15, 2016.

  • request for phone interview 1/15/16
  • Campus interview request 2/15/16

Westfield State University (MA) - TT Asst. Prof. Acting & Directing / Theatre GeneralistEdit

The Theatre Arts Program at Westfield State University, a vibrant and growing program, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Acting & Directing effective September 1, 2016. The Theatre Arts Program offers a B.A. in Theatre Arts, employs four full-time faculty, a full-time costume shop manager, and a technical director. The candidate would teach four courses per semester, including such courses as Acting Styles, Introduction to Performance, Acting I & II, Directing I & II, Script Analysis, Introduction to Theatre, and Production Seminar (in support of faculty-directed productions). May also teach courses in Acting for Film & Television, Theatre Management, and Playwriting. The candidate will have the opportunity to direct and to develop courses in his or her area of specialization. Candidate will mentor student actors and directors as needed. A strong commitment to teaching and advising undergraduates is required. Requirements: • PhD, DFA or MFA with 60 credits with appropriate specialization. • Strong history of creative practice (directing and acting) at the professional or university level. • Evidence of experience with a range of performance styles. These might include classical, contemporary, and musical theatre. • Teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

Additional Information: Westfield State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the human resources office at (413) 572-8809.

Application Instructions: An online application is required. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents: • Cover Letter; • Curriculum Vitae; • Statement of Teaching Philosophy; Letters of Recommendation* • Unofficial Transcript.

Other Instructions: Contact information for references should be completed on both the employment application form AND the reference list form. Those applicants that are using Interfolio for an existing confidential letter of recommendation should provide the Interfolio based email address (e.g. reference1@interfolio.com) on the reference list form. Please contact Interfolio for assistance.

NOTE: If you need assistance completing your application please contact our online Help Desk . The link to the help desk can be found at the top of the page via "Contact Us."

  • Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until a finalists have been selected. [posted 12/10/15]
  • Online App. Form: http://apptrkr.com/720267
  • Email via Interfolio: "The field of candidates was very strong and the decision a difficult one. We appreciate the time, energy and effort involved in your application for this position. However, we regret to inform you that you have not been selected for an interview." (3/8/16) x2

Yale-NUS College (SG) - Assistant Professor (Practice Track) and Coordinator of Theatre & Production - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Yale-NUS College, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Yale University, is an autonomous undergraduate college located on the NUS campus. The College seeks an assistant professor (practice track), who will also serve as coordinator of theatre and production. Expertise in areas such as devised, collaborative, and site-specific work, oral presentation, dramaturgy, musical theatre, and global/intercultural modes of expression in theatre is desirable. Our location at the crossroads of Asia informs our pedagogy.Drawing on active modes of learning associated with American liberal arts education models, we introduce our students to the diverse intellectual traditions and cultures of Asia and the world. The college has dedicated, state-of-the-art performance and rehearsal spaces, a black box theatre, an amphitheatre, and a performance hall which serve theatre, music, dance and performance activities.

The position entails: teaching undergraduate theatre-making courses; participating in common curriculum teaching (https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum/); supervising final-year capstone projects; advising student theatre productions; directing some student productions; and participating in the freshmen advising program. Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring students in the Arts and Humanities Major and performing college service within a liberal arts environment.

Working with the Director of Arts, the Director of the Humanities Division, and the Dean of Faculty, the postholder is responsible for developing the direction of new courses and projects across a variety of traditional, as well as non-traditional, theatre contexts. Additionally, there will be some shared responsibility for the operations of the physical theatre facilities on campus.

The ideal candidate will have leadership potential with a demonstrated capacity for creative work of a high order, and for developing and expanding theatre experience. Teaching responsibilities could include technique, performance, direction, and production. Candidates must hold a MFA, PhD or equivalent degree.

Required: A vision for theatre-making in a liberal arts college.Clear commitment to developing undergraduate theatre experience. At least three years of experience in college-level teaching of practical theatre and curriculum development; Experience working with budgets.

Preferred: Knowledge and experience of Asian theatres; An interdisciplinary approach to theatre education and production; Development of collaborations and partnerships with local and regional partners

  • Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2016 and will continue through mid-February 2016. For general inquiries please refer to http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg or e-mail yale-nus.college@yale.edu. Salary, benefits, and leave policies will be competitive at an international level.
  • To apply, submit the following materials for full consideration: CV; statements on research, teaching and contribution to curriculum; and three letters of reference via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS.

Youngstown State University (OH) - Assistant Professor, Theatre Historian - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Theater and Dance is an accredited performing arts educational unit, located in a college of creative arts and communication. We offer three baccalaureate majors in Theater, and one interdisciplinary major in Dance. Our programs are performance-based, with the twin goals of producing competent practitioners of these arts, and enriching the cultural life of our entire service area. We ascribe to the notion that the performing arts have the power to bring people together, and to provide fuel for both the spirit and the mind.

The successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses primarily in the areas of History of Theater, Dramatic Literature, Script Analysis, and general education courses in Theater, and may be assigned a main stage directing slot as part of her/his course load. Other classes may be assigned based on interest and qualifications. The successful applicant will also produce appropriate scholarship, and participate in department, college, and university service, including mentoring and advising students. Position is contingent upon funding.

REQUIRED: Must have earned PhD/Doctorate in Theater or Performance Studies. Must have a minimum of three years college or university teaching experience. Must have experience as a theater director at the college, university, or professional level. Must have experience in scholarship or creative endeavors.

DESIRED: Experience teaching introductory level performance-based courses. Expertise in promoting and advancing an environment of diversity and inclusivity.

  • Phone interview 11/13 x3
  • Invitation for campus visit 11/20

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

Bennington College (VT) -- Part-Time Theatre and Dance Faculty - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Bennington is a residential liberal arts college distinguished by its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We aim to educate students towards self fulfillment and constructive social purposes, and we believe that equity, diversity, and inclusivity in community and in curriculum are vital to achieving those aims.

The College seeks a professional theatre artist/scholar beginning Fall 2016 in a halftime position in theatre history, dramatic literature, directing and/or dramaturgy. The successful candidate will demonstratein teaching and in professional work a view of theatre that has breadth and complexity as well as depth. Preference will be given to candidates who bring expertise in any of the following: directing/dramaturgy, playwriting/screenwriting, or scholarship/criticism.

Faculty at Bennington are teacher-practitioners whose professional work is in ongoing dialogue with their teaching and advising. Responsibilities for this position include teaching three courses per year and advising. Courses may be taught in either one single term or be spread across the year. The teaching environment supports innovation and collaboration with colleagues in the development of the curriculum and in pursuing professional goals.

Please apply online to https://bennington.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0hiyf by submitting the following: 1) letter of application that includes a reflection on the potential to contribute to an increasingly inclusive and diverse environment through teaching, research and/or service; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of approaches to teaching theatre that includes a description of two courses you would be interested in teaching at Bennington; 4) statement of artistic and professional goals; and 5) three letters of recommendation with contact information.

  • Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Skype interview (11/30) x2
  • Invitation for campus interview in Feb. (12/15)

City College of the City University of New York (CUNY) - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in American Drama - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The English Department of the City College (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY) announces a search for a two-year postdoctoral fellow in American drama. We welcome applicants whose research and teaching interests broaden the boundaries of American drama by engaging one or more of the following areas: multi-culturalism, trans- or post-nationalism, native peoples, colonial and Black Atlantic studies, women playwrights, experimental drama, drama and sexuality, drama and gender. The position begins in Fall 2016, carries a 3/3 teaching load and includes courses on the undergraduate and master's levels.

One of our nation's greatest democratic experiments, The City College of New York was conceived in 1847 to educate "the children of the whole people." Since its founding, it has provided free or low-cost, high-quality education in a wide variety of disciplines, producing more Nobel laureates than any other public institution in the United States. Set on a striking 35-acre hilltop campus in upper Manhattan, CCNY enrolls each year more than 16,000 students who pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture; the School of Education; the Grove School of Engineering; the Sophie Davis School of Medicine, and the Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualifications include Ph.D. in hand by September 2016 and evidence of a serious commitment to scholarship, teaching, and service. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

HOW TO APPLY: Visit http://www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID (14346) or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information. Please upload a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and dossier including contact information for three letters of reference.

  • Open until filled, with review of applications to begin February 15, 2016.

Hamilton College (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Theatre (Scenic Design)Edit

The Theatre Department at Hamilton College seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor in Scenic Design for a two year appointment beginning July 1, 2016. The successful candidate will have an MFA in Theatre Design, have the ability to design in a secondary area (preferably Costume or Projection Design), and be knowledgeable about current practices in design and production, including video and projection. Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate as well as professional experience in scenic design, scenic painting, and properties is preferred. The Department is interested in candidates with a deep commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring.

Responsibilities include the following: designing scenery for two department productions per year, mentoring student designers, teaching scenic design and two other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, the execution and supervision of all scenic painting, and stage properties operations. The candidate must be willing to work closely with undergraduate students in a hands-on production environment.

  • The review of applicants begins on November 15th. Please submit letter of application, a sample of your work or a website address, curriculum vitae, course syllabi, a brief statement of teaching goals, and teaching evaluations, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/31122. Questions with regard to the nature of the position may be addressed to: Associate Professor Mark Cryer (mcryer@hamilton.edu), Chair, Scenic Design Search Committee. Your cover letter should address ways in which issues of diversity are brought into your teaching, scholarship, and/or service. Experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset.

Hamilton College (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Theatre (Western Theatre History, Drama and Performance) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Theatre Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a two year term position (with the possibility of renewal for a second two year term) for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Western Theatre History, Drama and Performance beginning July 1, 2016. The teaching load will be five courses including a 100-level general introductory course, a 300-level theatre history course, and additional courses reflecting the candidate’s areas of specialization. The Department is interested in candidates with a deep commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of artistic/scholarly activity and collaborate in the growth of the theatre department.

Ph.D. or M.F.A. required. Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level is required. Expertise in and experience teaching one or more of the following areas is sought: Movement, physical theatre, multicultural/world theatre, devised theatre, applied theatre.

  • The review of applicants begins on November 15th. Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, course syllabi, a brief statement of teaching goals, and teaching evaluations, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/31167. Questions with regard to the nature of the position may be addressed to: Associate Professor Mark Cryer (mcryer@hamilton.edu), Chair, Visiting Assistant Professor Search Committee. Your cover letter should address ways in which issues of diversity are brought into your teaching, scholarship, and/or service. Experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset.
  • anyone heard from them? i heard the committee was meeting in early December....
  • They've done Skype interviews and have a short list.
  • They held campus visits in Feburary and made a decision at the end of the month. 

Harvard University (MA) - College Fellow (Theatre/Dance/Media, Women/Gender/Sexuality)Edit

Theater, Dance, and Media & Women, Gender, and Sexuality

The Committees on Degrees in Theater, Dance, and Media (TDM) and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (WGS) are seeking applications for a jointly-appointed College Fellow to teach three courses, with 25% of the appointment reserved for his or her own research. The Fellow may also be asked to evaluate senior theses. Experience in theater/dance/media performance with focus in gender and/or sexuality studies preferred. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by the start of academic year 2016-17. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

  • Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted by March 20, 2016.

Michigan State University (MI) - Artist in Residence in Global Diversity (Acting and Directing - Spring 2016)Edit

Michigan State University Department of Theatre (www.theatre.msu.edu) invites applications for an Artist in Residence position in Acting & Directing with a specialty in African American or Middle Eastern Theatre. This is a one-semester (Spring 2016) fixed term appointment from January 1, 2016 to May 15, 2016 (Academic Semester begins January 11 and ends May 6). Candidate will teach one acting or directing course and one interdisciplinary studies course based on area of expertise. They will also direct and/or devise a production related to their specialty that promotes and engages students in topics of diversity and inclusivity. The production will be part of a studio performance series which provides minimal design/technical assistance. Qualifications: PhD, MFA, MA or equivalent professional experience. Candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching at the university level as well as mentorship of both graduate and undergraduate students.

  • For a full position description, submission guidelines and to apply for this position please visit: http://jobs.msu.edu/) - posting #1560. Review of applications will begin August 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. For inquiries contact Professor Rob Roznowski at roznows5@msu.edu

New York University (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Drama and Theater Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Program in Dramatic Literature at New York University seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Drama and Theater Studies, based in the Department of English, commencing September 1, 2016, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years. A teaching commitment of 2 courses per semester, including survey, introductory, and more specialized undergraduate courses in theater studies and dramatic literature. The successful candidate will have an excellent teaching record, publications, and an adventurous research agenda in theater studies. The position is open to candidates who will have received the Ph.D. by September 2016.

Those wishing to be considered should submit a letter of application, CV, names of three referees, teaching portfolio, and a writing sample of up to 9,000 words. Materials are to be uploaded via the “Employment” link on the NYU Department of English web site; http://english.as.nyu.edu.

  • All applications will be acknowledged, and the official review will begin on November 1, 2016.
  • any word on this one?
  • Invitation to interview via Skype (2/8/16) x 4
  • Any word on this yet? (3/4/16)
  • I had a Skype interview on 2/19 and havne't heard anything. They mentioned a timeline of 2-3 weeks, which would have made today the first day they were likely to possibly notify....
  • any word on this yet?
  • offer received (3/16/16)
  • but not accepted?
  • and accepted.

Northwestern University (IL) - Advisor - (Renewable/Non-TT)Edit

The School of Communication at Northwestern University seeks an undergraduate academic advisor who will be responsible for advising undergraduates in the Theatre Department. This is a full-time lecturer position. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the undergraduate dean and a team of professional academic advisors to develop, implement, and improve processes for effective academic advising. If the candidate has a degree in a relevant discipline, there is the opportunity to teach a class in the Theatre Department. The successful candidate, in addition to advising students regarding course selection, career objectives and personal goals, will also assist the undergraduate dean with undergraduate academic affairs  and with academic  events  in the School of Communication.  As a result, the academic calendar results in heavier and lighter periods of work and some evening and weekend events.

A terminal degree in a performance-related discipline, higher education or counseling is preferred and an advanced degree with 1-3 years of college level experience in advising or teaching is required. 

To apply, please send cover letter and curriculum vita (e-mails preferred) to:

Associate Dean Sally Ewing

School of Communication

Northwestern University

70 Arts Circle Drive

Evanston Illinois

Email: soc-undergrad@northwestern.edu

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

Tufts University (MA) - Lecturer - Acting and Directing (Non-TT) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

This is a Nontenure-track position. Tufts University, located in the Boston area, is seeking candidates for the following full-time positions, to begin in AY 2016-17. Tufts is committed to excellence in scholarship and teaching, and to building a faculty that reflects the diversity of both its students and the world for which it is preparing them. Tufts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Tufts University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Acting and Directing to teach a variety of courses in rotation, among them a year-long sequence in directing and various levels of acting (including Introduction to Acting) and/or movement and voice. Additional areas of expertise may include Acting for Film, Stage Combat, Alexander Technique, Non-Western performance traditions, Period Style, or Theatre Education. The faculty member will have the opportunity to develop courses in his or her area of specialization and to direct as part of the department's mainstage season. Qualifications: An MFA, PhD, or DFA with a focus in Acting or Directing is required. Previous college-level teaching experience (it need not have been full-time) and a minimum of five years of professional acting and directing experience is highly desirable. Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a letter of application, a current CV, a description of their teaching experience, two to three examples of their scholarship, and at least two representative examples of their production work (such as photos, professional reviews, or Vimeo links to filmed clips of a particular project). They should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference submitted. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/30639 . Questions about the position should be directed to Heather Nathans at heather.nathans@tufts.edu .

  • Review of applications begins October 15, 2015, and continues until the position is filled.
  • 11/17 -- Any news?

University at Buffalo, SUNY (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre (Spring 2016) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre & Dance, http://www.theatredance.buffalo.edu, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre to begin January 7, 2016. The successful candidate will be appointed for up to three semesters and will carry a 3/3 teaching load, including contributions to both general education and graduate study. In addition, responsibilities include directing for the university theatre season, advising/mentoring undergraduate and graduate student projects and theses; and performing additional duties as assigned by the Chair.

Minimum Qualifications: A terminal degree in Theatre (PhD preferred, MFA acceptable), expertise in theatre and performance research methods, and professional experience in the industry are required.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who can teach introduction to theatre, acting, voice, and who have a demonstrated interest in the intersection of theory and practice, as well as a record of theatre scholarship.

To apply, submit a letter of interest, CV, teaching philosophy statement, a sample syllabus ('other document 1') and contact information for three references via https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=TBD. Any questions can be directed to UB Theatre & Dance resource manager Karen Cleary at kcleary@buffalo.edu. The University at Buffalo is an AA/EO Employer; we strongly encourage candidates to apply who will enhance the University community's diversity.

  • Review of applications will begin 9-14-2015.
  • Skype interview scheduled.
  • POSITION FILLED

University of California, Riverside (CA) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Theatre and Dramatic Literature 2016-17Edit

The Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production seeks to hire a highly qualified Visiting Assistant Professor to teach courses in theatre and dramatic literature during the 2016-2017 academic year. UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. Candidates would teach some or all of the following graduate and undergraduate courses: Theories of the Modern Theatre (graduate); Introduction to Latino/a Cultural Production on Stage and Screen (undergraduate); Undergraduate course in Theatre for Social Change (undergraduate); Seminar in Women in Theatre (undergraduate); History of the Theatre: Contemporary Theatre (undergraduate). Additional duties may include mentoring graduate students and overseeing thesis projects.

The appointment will begin on September 19, 2016 and will continue through June 16, 2017. Annual rate of pay will be between $55,000 to $60,000, dependent on experience. Positions are contingent upon funding.

Our department is committed to reflecting our student diversity in the ways in which we cast and produce our work.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. or MFA. in relevant field.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience at the university level is desired. UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Application: Applicants must apply online at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00588

  • Review of applications will begin July 13, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of California Santa Barbara (CA) - Lecturer - Theatre StudiesEdit

The Department of Theater and Dance invites applications for one or more temporary teaching positions during the 2016-17 academic year. The successful candidate(s) may teach courses during fall, winter, and spring of this and future academic years, depending on departmental needs and candidates qualifications. The appointee(s) could teach two courses during fall quarter: an Intro to Graduate Studies in Performance class for MA and PhD students, and an undergraduate lecture class called Performance in Global Contexts: Asia. Expectations include developing appropriate syllabi for both classes, holding regular office hours, and supervising graduate student TAs for the lecture class. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree in theater, performance studies, or a related field. College or University teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level desired. Strong research record in Asian performance and performance theory is preferred. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. Applicants who wish to be considered MUST APPLY ONLINE via the UC recruit system: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00747. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for 3 references.

  • Open date: June 10th, 2016. Initial review date: July 10th, 2016. Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

University of New Haven (CT) - Visiting Assistant Professor & Theater Program CoordinatorEdit

The Division of Performing Arts at the University of New Haven invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Theater beginning Fall 2016.

The ideal candidate is a theater generalist with significant directing experience, a strong teaching record, substantial administrative experience, a commitment to collaboration, and an interest in integrating theory and practice. Ability and interest in teaching and developing courses that include special techniques of acting for film, television and multi-platform content a plus.

The candidate will be responsible for teaching a range of courses including Theater for Community Impact, Directing, and Global Theater History. Additionally, this candidate will direct 1-2 productions a year and serve as Program Coordinator, managing areas including the production season, major and curricular activities, budget, and adjunct and production staff hiring.

  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching and research statements, evidence of teaching experience, and the names and contact information of three references to Kristie DeMorro-Kelly: kdkelly@newhaven.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately. All applications received by April 25 will receive full consideration, though the committee will continue to review applications until a candidate is selected. Please direct questions to Theater Program Coordinator and Search Committee Chair Jessica Brater: jbrater@newhaven.edu.

Vassar College (NY) - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Drama (incl. Shakespearian Studies)Edit

The Department of Drama at Vassar College invites applications for the position of Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference.

We seek candidates who specialize in Shakespearian Studies, ideally with a global perspective, and theater history with at least one non-western area of specialization. This is a full-time, two-year position that carries with it a half-time teaching load of three courses per year. The remainder of the fellow’s time will be devoted to the fellow’s research/scholarship. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D.

To apply, please visit https://employment.vassar.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52020 to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief writing sample, and three letters of reference.

  • Review of applications will begin March 11, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions to Gabrielle Cody, Chair, Department of Drama, Box 734 Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0744. Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates located in the Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City.

DISCUSSION / GENERAL QUESTIONSEdit

What is going on this year? I have just read about yet ANOTHER position that has not been filled or is going back to the interview stage after an extensive search process, delaying a hire to the summer or next academic year. For every one of these jobs that are listed here on this Wiki, there are at least 100 candidates - the average is more like 150, from what I am hearing. Yet, out of those applicant pools, search committees and deans can't find one person to make an offer to? And if they don't get their number one choices, they are just chucking in the towel?? 

  • I feel ya, it's crazy. Not sure if it's the people on the committee or the powers above them but it's absurd to think that they can't find a qualified candidate when there's an average of 150-200 apps per position (not including tech/design or in my experience, musical theatre, those are much smaller pools/I think voice is as well but I'm not sure.) I was once on a search committee at an ok/decent, flyover country school trying to fill a musical theatre position and out of the 36 apps we got, less then 10 were even viable and out of those only a few were competitive. In the end 1 of the 3 candidates interviewed was a total dud with the personaity of a piece of toast who asked about the policy on dating students. And no, it wasn't a last minute thing, it was a TT advertised well in advance. It was a few years back and maybe the pool has gotten bigger since then but when it comes to generalist and acting/directing positions the competition is staggering.   

Has anyone received word about the search at College of William and Mary? (3/27)

  • I recieved an invite for a campus interview a few weeks back, but declined as I had already accepted another offer. (4/4)

Has anyone heard anything from Central Florida, New Mexico, St Mary's of MN or Pine Manor in MA? Central Florida seems like a faux search with an internal candidate but I could be mistaken. I just wish they'd send out rejections already if that's the case. 

I did hear back from Central Flordia, I share your feelings.

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