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Theatre and Performing Arts Jobs 2016-2017

This wiki page is for listings for faculty positions in theatre and other related performing arts fields (performance studies, etc.) with start dates in 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: English Literature 2016-2017

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Academic CredentialsEdit

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2016-17 Theatre Jobs - Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit

Amherst College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor in ActingEdit

The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor to begin on July 1, 2017. We seek candidates with expertise in acting at all levels. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; percent of our students are domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation and religion. We are especially interested in candidates who have expertise in global theater or under-represented theatrical forms in the U.S. and/or another area of specialization, such as community outreach, dramatic literature, performance theory, and history, etc. The successful applicant will join a student-oriented department that emphasizes collaboration and the connections between practice and theory, and between theater and dance in a liberal arts setting. Responsibilities include teaching core acting classes (beginning to advanced) as well as additional courses in specific areas of expertise, and directing one main-stage production during the academic year. An M.F.A. and a record of professional experience are expected; Ph.D.s with similar training are also invited to apply. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, and continue until position is filled. Candidates are asked to submit an application electronically to The application should include a cover letter, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, a teaching statement, and examples of artistic work and/or scholarship. Amherst is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium. Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply.

Bates College (ME) - TT Assistant Professor of Theater Edit

The Bates Department of Theater and Dance invites applications for a full-time tenure track position as assistant professor of theater to teach acting and directing, and to direct departmental productions beginning August 1, 2017. The teaching load is five courses a year. Bates is an undergraduate liberal arts institution in Lewiston, Maine offering a major and minor in both theater and dance. Bates and the Department of Theater and Dance are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus and the curriculum. The most competitive applicants will have a record of inclusive pedagogy and of engaging students from diverse backgrounds.

The requirements for this position include: an MFA or PhD, a minimum of three years of college-level or equivalent academic teaching experience, and a firm commitment to the values of an undergraduate liberal arts education. Teaching experience in a department that houses both theater and dance is preferred, as is an interdisciplinary approach to the performing arts as a whole. We seek a candidate with a firm grasp of the principles of the Stanislavski approach to Acting and Directing, as well as a demonstrated command of one or more of the following: non-majority or cross-cultural theater; contemporary and physical performance techniques; or new media. The successful candidate will be well versed in the history and literature of the theater and have the ability to relate theater and drama to their wider intellectual, cultural, and social contexts. An established record of professional achievement and evidence of ongoing creative and/or scholarly research in the field of theater is required and is given substantial weight in tenure decisions. A successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a capacity to contribute to the department’s commitment to a diverse curriculum and inclusive pedagogies.

Specific classroom and campus responsibilities include: teaching beginning and advanced levels of acting; teaching beginning and advanced levels of directing, including directing theory and styles of play production; directing at least one departmental production annually; advising students and mentoring student independent study projects and theses. Additional responsibilities and priorities include supporting departmental or institutional ventures such as recruiting and working with visiting artists; engaging in interdisciplinary projects; and participating in events involving the wider community. Occupants of this position will also sit on campus committees and show an ability to serve in leadership roles within the department and across campus.

QUALIFICATIONS: MFA or PhD, a minimum of three years of college-level or equivalent academic teaching experience, and a firm commitment to the values of an undergraduate liberal arts education.

Application Instructions: Interested applicants should submit electronically in PDF format to Interfolio; a letter of interest; a concise statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy and views on the role of theater in the liberal arts; a separate statement describing how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or service would support the college’s historical and ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion; a curriculum vitae; two sample syllabi; links to examples of directing and/or relevant performance events; and arrange for three letters of recommendation also in PDF format. College transcripts will be requested of finalists.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To apply:

  • Review of applications will begin September 15, 2016.

Boston University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Modern DramaEdit

The English Department at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting July 1, 2017, pending final budgetary approval. Duties include publishing on and teaching courses (2/2 load) in modern and/or contemporary drama and performance with an emphasis on race and/or gender, with a strong capacity to teach in a related literary field. Evidence of scholarly research required. Doctoral degree required by time of appointment. Salary commensurate with experience.

This position is part of a multi-department hiring initiative aimed at increasing the College of Arts and Science’s strengths in critical perspectives on race, ethnicity, gender, and sexualities. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

  • Send cover letter, vita, and 2-page description of dissertation or major publications by November 1, 2016 to Interviews at MLA.

Brown University (RI) - Open Rank Position in Theatre Arts and Performance StudiesEdit

The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University invites applications for an open rank faculty position in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies. We seek a scholar who will join a vibrant department that emphasizes the intersections of scholarship and practice. The ideal candidate will diversify our methodological, geographical, and theoretical strengths. This performance studies scholar could have expertise in performance theories and/or histories in one or more of the following areas of specialty: indigenous, global, and/or diasporic performance; queer theory; neurodiversity; critical race studies; and performance. The successful candidate will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, and will be expected to participate actively in teaching and mentoring students in our PhD program. The candidate may also contribute to our production season.

Junior candidates should have a record of professional activity and research that demonstrates their ability to influence the field and shows their potential for excellence in teaching. Senior candidates will have an established record of scholarly achievement and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising.

Junior candidates will submit a cover letter showing interest in the position, a CV, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Senior applicants will submit a letter of interest in the position, a CV, and five references to be contacted by the committee. The committee will notify the candidate before references are contacted.

  • For fullest consideration, candidates will submit applications by October 31, 2016, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is closed. Please apply to Patricia Ybarra, Search Committee Chair via Interfolio. The term of employment will begin July 1, 2017.

Bucknell University (PA) - TT Open Rank - Theatre History and Dramatic LiteratureEdit

The Department of Theatre and Dance of Bucknell University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position in Theatre History and Dramatic Literature to begin August 2017. The candidate should be a student-centered teacher-scholar-artist who will support diversity, inclusion, and a liberal arts mission.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications for a successful candidate include a PhD in Theatre or Performance Studies, experience in directing at the undergraduate level, demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching, and strong evidence of work as a collaborator and a mentor with excellent communication skills. Candidates must be dedicated to developing coursework related to specialized areas of interest in scholarship and research. Examples of potential areas of scholarly interests include: African American theatre and performance, Latino/Hispanic theatre and performance, Asian and/or Asian-American theatre and performance, Theatre and Social Justice, etc. Other qualifications could include knowledge of and commitment to the liberal arts tradition as well as professional theatre experience.

Teaching Responsibilities: We seek a culturally competent theatre teaching artist to teach a 3-2 teaching load with courses in Theatre History, Dramatic Literature/Script Analysis, and Introduction to Theatre (which could include Global or World Theatre). A beginning acting course could be added to the rotation. All courses are taught with an emphasis on performance practice. Additional teaching load includes THEA 102, a performance credit for students in faculty directed productions, and mentorship of various student directing and/or dramaturgy projects. Course development related to specializations and/or areas of interest is expected. Teaching load will not only serve requirements for the Theatre major, but also the College Core Curriculum, with a potential to cross-list courses with other programs.

Production Responsibilities: Direct one mainstage or showcase production at least every two years in rotation with other faculty, student, and guest directors. Mainstage productions are developed collaboratively with faculty, student, and guest designers. On-campus interdisciplinary projects are also encouraged.

Other responsibilities: Faculty members participate fully in department and college activities, including serving on committees, advising students, and contributing to the arts at Bucknell.

Scholarship: Directing productions on campus are considered primary scholarship. However, it is expected that this candidate will maintain and/or develop scholarly projects outside the university. Examples may include: directing, performance, written scholarship, digital scholarship, presentations, workshops within your specialization, and/or presentations at conferences or festivals.

Rank: This is an open rank search. While we intend to hire the Assistant Professor rank, outstanding senior candidates will be given full consideration.

To Apply: For additional information and to apply, please visit The application should include: Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, three letters of reference, a list of three additional references and their contact information, teaching philosophy which includes a discussion of candidate's commitment to diversity and inclusion, artistic philosophy, and examples of scholarly work (which could include, but are not limited to, links to a website portfolio, video of productions, production photography, digital scholarship and/or publications).

  • Applications will be accepted until Friday, September 30th. The review of applications will begin October 3, 2016 and we seek to fill the position by December 2016.

Bucknell University (PA) - TT Faculty Position in Africana/Black Performance StudiesEdit

Bucknell University invites applications for a full-time, open rank, tenure-track faculty position in Africana Studies beginning fall semester of the 2017-18 academic year. Bucknell University seeks to hire a dynamic educator who is committed to teaching and creative practice that integrates Africana (African, African-American, and/or African diasporic) studies with performance studies. Our chief concern is not with a specific arts disciplinary specialization, but rather with attracting an artist-teacher-scholar with an Africana Studies orientation, who is eager to work with students and faculty in creative, collaborative, interdisciplinary, imaginative, and original ways. Expertise of the successful candidate includes but is not exclusive to one or more of the following areas: theater, dance, museum studies, creative writing, cultural studies, music, ethnomusicology, multi-media performance, performance art, performance pedagogy, community-based performance, digital storytelling, performance for social change, and/or mediated communication in art, film, and transmedia.

The successful candidate will be charged with contributing to curriculum development and student practice in Africana Studies and arts with an interdisciplinary focus and community-engaged research and pedagogy. S/he will have engaged in interdisciplinary teaching, research, and learning in experimental ways, ideally in a liberal arts setting, and will be prepared to offer courses that uphold and challenge traditions. The ideal candidate will show evidence in his/her performance, scholarly work, and/or teaching of an ability to bring diverse perspectives to bear on questions of justice and equality. S/he will be dedicated to pursuing appropriate professional career objectives. Appropriate professional and/or academic credentials and experience required. An MFA or Ph.D. is required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application materials must include a cover letter (including a link to a creative portfolio), CV, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

Carnegie Mellon University (PA) - TT Assoc. Professor - DirectingEdit

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama invites applications for a full time Associate Professor (Tenure Track) in directing within The John Wells Directing Program.

Responsibilities include teaching directing within the BFA and MFA conservatory programs, mentoring students in production, recruitment, and selecting students. Candidates will have the opportunity to direct student productions in the annual season of plays. The position is full time and Pittsburgh based.

The successful candidate will hold an MFA in Directing or the professional equivalent, including national and/or international practice. Previous teaching experience is essential. Candidates will teach and mentor both graduate and undergraduate courses from “foundations of directing” to “period styles” to “contemporary forms”. The candidate should have a knowledge of the principles of directing, script analysis, works with heightened language, staging techniques and design, new play development, and contemporary theatre making. Experience in film, television or multimedia would be advantageous.

A commitment to diversity, programmatic innovation, and collaborative interactions between faculty, staff and students in the School of Drama and the wider University community including alumni is a focus of the program.

  • Link to Apply:
  • To apply please submit a Cover Letter, CV, Teaching Philosophy, and a document listing three references with contact information by December 1, 2016.

Denison University (OH) - TT Asst. Professor - TheatreEdit

The Denison University Department of Theatre seeks a creative and collaborative teacher and director for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor of theatre. The successful candidate must have expertise in creating performances as an actor and/or director. Additional experience in other facets of theatre-making will be welcomed.

Responsibilities include teaching sections of the major core sequence, which combines theory and theatre-making praxis and is shared by all faculty; teaching performance at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels; regularly teaching an advanced seminar in areas of research; advising students; and directing one production per year in our curricular laboratory season. The teaching responsibility is five courses per year; directing in the laboratory season constitutes one course in this 3/2 load. The successful candidate will have an M.F.A. in acting, directing, or a related area (or a Ph.D. in a related field with evidence of strong artistic work) with a significant record of undergraduate teaching and theatre-making in university and professional settings. Denison professors are expected to be excellent teachers in the classroom and laboratory, engaged scholars and artists (regularly working in theatre beyond the campus), and active members of the Denison community, participating in departmental and college governance and service.

The Denison Department of Theatre has five tenured/tenure-track faculty positions, a staff technical director, and two supporting staff members. Endowed funds provide for multiple guest artists each season as well as a visiting playwright every other year. Denison supports teaching excellence through the various activities of our Center for Learning and Teaching, and promotes ongoing scholarship through a pre-tenure leave for research, regular sabbaticals after tenure, and generous professional development funding.

Questions about the position may be directed to Mark Evans Bryan, chair of the Department of Theatre, at

  • Reviews of applications will begin on October 17, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit by October 17, 2016: a cover letter that (1) discusses how you meet the qualifications of this position, (2) describes plans for continuing your creative scholarship while at Denison, and (3) reflects on your potential contribution to diversity at the college in your teaching and artistic work; a current curriculum vitae; a separate statement of teaching philosophy which addresses theatre-making in the context of a liberal education; and three letters of recommendation. Applications must be submitted on-line at

Linfield College (OR) - TT Asst. Professor - Theatre ArtsEdit

Linfield College, a liberal arts institution, invites applications for a new, full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts to begin in August 2017. This faculty member will focus primarily on the scholarly facet of the theatre discipline. A PhD in theatre completed by August 2017 is preferred; an MFA in dramaturgy may be considered. This colleague also will contribute to current efforts and expand the potential to offer discussions of theatre within diverse communities in both curricular, including general education courses, and production activities. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in theatre arts, annually directing one main stage production, and engaging in scholarly activity. Theatre courses (to be taught) may include: theatre within diverse communities, theatre history, dramatic literature and dramaturgy, and other courses in areas of theatre expertise.

Macalester College (MN) - Professor and Chair - Dept. of Theatre and DanceEdit

The Macalester College Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a position as professor and Chair of the department at the level of Advanced Associate or Full Professor beginning Fall 2017. A Ph.D. is required. Applicants should have a strong teaching and publication profile in theatre and performance history and theory, specialization open. We prefer a candidate with previous experience chairing a department or equivalent administrative experience. In addition to teaching courses in the history and theory of theatre and performance, the successful candidate will play a strong leadership role during an upcoming renovation of the Theatre and Dance building, oversee curricular reform, and mentor junior faculty. Evidence of teaching excellence and innovation at the undergraduate level is required. Capacity to offer surveys of theatre and performance history is required, and capacity to create performance theory-based courses with inter-disciplinary reach is highly desirable. Performance-Based Research (PBR) is a particularly strong fit for a small liberal arts college department, and we welcome scholars with PBR experience.

  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit a c.v., cover letter, a writing/work sample, representative course syllabi, and the names and contact information of three references. (Out of respect for your privacy, we will not reach out to references without contacting you first.) Questions about the position should be directed to Professor Mark Mazullo, Music Department,, 651-696-6582.
  • Apply at:

Michigan State University (MI) - South Asia and/or the Diaspora (incl. Theatre / Performance Studies)Edit

Position Title: Assistant Professor. Employment Level: Tenure system faculty. Employment Status: Full Time, academic year appointment.

The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks a scholar whose research interests focus on performing arts (broadly conceived) in South Asia and/or the diaspora. This scholar will approach this topic from one or more of the following disciplinary fields: Cultural Anthropology, Cultural History, Music, Dance, Theatre, Performance Studies, South Asian Studies, or Religious Studies.

The RCAH at MSU is an interdisciplinary, residential undergraduate college in the arts and humanities with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and with a curricular emphasis on social justice, civic engagement, and the visual and performing arts. Michigan State University is a Carnegie R1 institution that values cross-college collaboration, and the successful candidate will also have opportunities to connect with faculty in his/her discipline at MSU. This position will start 8/16/2017.

The RCAH is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary community that is diverse along many dimensions, including race and ethnicity; gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression; ability status; and religious belief, creed, or ideology. MSU is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Applicants should include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and writing sample all in one PDF. Applicants also will be required to submit names and emails for three people from whom letters of reference will be solicited.

A PhD awarded in related area by the time of appointment and demonstrated excellence in teaching are required.

Special consideration will be granted to candidates whose work engages gender and sexuality or who can contribute to the RCAH's Language and Culture and/or civic engagement curricula.

  • To apply, go to Click on Search Postings at left, enter 3889 in the Posting Number field, and click Search. From there, follow prompts. All applicants must apply using this application portal. [Deadline not stated: posted 8/25/16]

Middlebury College (VT) - TT Asst. Professor - Theatre History, Directing, Acting, and Dramatic LiteratureEdit

he Department of Theatre and Dance seeks an Assistant Professor with a terminal degree (PhD or MFA) in Theatre for a tenure track position beginning in the fall 2017. The successful candidate will teach courses in Theatre History, Directing, Acting, and will help expand the department's offerings in Dramatic Literature. Candidates should provide evidence of excellent teaching, artistic accomplishment, and a commitment to engaging a diverse group of students. Experience with arts administration is strongly desirable.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with the all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Through Interfolio submit: a letter of application addressed to Alex Draper; a curriculum vitae; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching and research plans; and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability/promise. More information is available at and

  • Applications for this position will be accepted starting September 1, 2016, and all application materials must be received by November 1, 2016.

Otterbein University (OH) - TT Assistant Professor or Instructor, Department of Theatre & DanceEdit

Otterbein University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor (or non-tenure track Instructor with equivalent professional experience) to teach acting and to direct musicals and plays, beginning August 2017, in a program which integrates conservatory-style training and liberal arts education.

We are seeking a director and/or actor with professional experience in some or all of the following: Broadway, Off-Broadway, major regional theatre, or other high level professional equivalents. We require a teacher especially skilled in musical theatre to teach acting and musical theatre courses. Professional experience directing musicals and straight plays, university-level experience teaching acting, and a terminal degree (or equivalent professional experience) are required.

We encourage candidates with skills in teaching other aspects of performance and theatre, including, but not limited to teaching directing, improvisation, devised theatre, and/or children’s theatre, etc. to apply. Candidates will also be expected to serve on departmental and university committees.

Otterbein seeks candidates interested in teaching diverse and talented student populations. Complete position description at Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, electronic portfolio (DVD or links to online site), list of references, and teaching statement to: Dr. Paul Eisenstein, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Otterbein University, 1 South Grove Street, Westerville, OH USA 43081. Email submissions: .

  • For full consideration, applications should be received by October 1, 2016, although applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Salem State University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Design/Technical TheatreEdit

The theatre and speech communication department is looking for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track position starting in Fall 2017. The individual will be expected to teach design and technical theatre courses for the BA and BFA Theatre concentrations including Introduction to Stagecraft, Drawing & Rendering, Costume Design, and Scene Design. This faculty member will be expected to design one production per semester in either costume or scenic.

Salem State is a teaching university, committed to our students' learning and growth, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college. Collegiality, student success, collaboration, initiative, continuous improvement and accountability are highly valued in our organizational culture and we seek a colleague who shares those values and wants to be part of our community.

Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.

Required Qualifications: Master of Fine Arts degree in Design or Technical Theatre; At least two years professional theatre experience; Proficiency in sewing and/or scenic painting, props; Familiarity with AutoCad, Vectorworks, drawing and rendering; Have excellent collaborative and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Minimum of two years of university/college teaching experience in Design or Technical Theatre; Experience in and a commitment to teaching in a multicultural, multiracial environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and transcripts.

Stonehill College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Theatre ArtsEdit

The Visual and Performing Arts Department at Stonehill College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Visual and Performing Arts/ Theater Arts. The Department is seeking a highly collaborative educator and artist who has expertise in a variety of contemporary performance pedagogies and practices. Currently the Theater minor includes such classes as “History of the Theater”, “Acting 1 and II”, “Playwriting”, “Improvisation” and “Dramaturgy” among others. The candidate would be joining a small group of instructors and faculty and would be instrumental in articulating a vision for the ambitious program. As a department, VPA is looking to both expand the reach of the theater program and to more closely collaborate with other disciplines and departments. A strong preference will be given to candidates who have the ability to develop and teach classes in performing arts management and administration. Stonehill College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Stonehill College is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity.

We seek applicants who have a MFA or PhD. A wide range of pedagogical training and performance experience is essential. The successful candidate will be energetic, creative, and will have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring. Preferably, the candidate will have three years or more of experience in a learner centered instruction at the college-level is preferred. The ability to teach a wide range of classes ranging from history, performance and potentially arts administration (as demonstrated by academic or professional activities) are highly desirable skills, but the department is willing to entertain a large range of skillsets. A strong preference will be given to candidates who have the ability to develop and teach classes in performing arts management and administration.

The candidate would teach three courses per semester, with up to two course releases per/year for administrative and performance related activities (directing a production as one of these expectations). Candidates should have a strong commitment to the mentoring of student actors and directors and be able to navigate and thrive in a small but ambitious faculty that is seeking an advocate for the continued growth of the program.

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. Three recommendation letters are also required and each should be submitted online by the reference. Submit required documentation via the URL link:

  • The application deadline is October 1, 2016. Please email inquiries to our administrative assistant Beth Pearson and Adam Lampton .

SUNY Oswego (NY) - TT Assistant Professor in Theatre History/CriticismEdit

The Department of Theatre at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Theatre History/Criticism.

Date Posted: August 16, 2016

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: or

Date of Appointment: August 2017

Description of Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor of Theatre History/Criticism will teach a variety of course work in Introduction to Theatre, Theatre History, Dramatic Literature, Dramaturgy, performance theories within the context of cultures and societies, and special topics. Will bring interdisciplinary approaches to the teaching of theatre history, dramatic texts and performance theories within the context of cultures and societies. Courses taught will support a History/Criticism track in Theatre and the General Education Program. This position will support department productions through the execution or mentorship of student dramaturgy.

The Assistant Professor of Theatre History/Criticism will also provide mentoring to students and eventually become a part of departmental and university committee work, and will be encouraged to develop coursework related to specialized areas of interest in scholarship and research.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: PhD in theatre history/criticism or related area.

Preferred Qualifications: University-level teaching experience in theatre history/criticism.

To Apply: Submit (a) a letter of application addressing qualifications, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) the names and contact information for three references, (d) copies of unofficial transcripts, (e) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (f) teaching philosophy to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail: Kitty Macey, Search Committee Chair, at 315-312-3181 or

  • Review Date: Review of applications will begin November 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Susquehanna University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre - Scenic and Lighting DesignerEdit

Susquehanna University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre in Scenic and Lighting Design. The successful candidate will teach courses in scenic/lighting production, scenic design, lighting design, computer applications for Theatre, and other departmental or appropriate general courses. Co-curricular responsibilities include creation of scenic and lighting designs for the department's five-show main stage season or supervision of student scenic and lighting designers, execution and implementation of scenic painting and lighting plots, and basic maintenance of lighting and sound systems. The successful candidate will be competent in computer-aided drafting and design software, scenic painting, and stage electrician skills. The MFA in Theatre with a concentration in scenic and/or lighting design is required; three years of undergraduate teaching is preferred.

The Theatre Department offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts program with emphases in Performance, Production & Design, and Theatre Studies. The department is committed to cultivating the scholar-artist by balancing skills development with intellectual engagement. Applicants must submit a letter of intent, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, a statement on how you will contribute to the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion (including applicant's knowledge of and experience with inclusive pedagogical practices in classroom teaching, advising, and mentoring), and a digital portfolio via web link at Any inquiries should be sent to Erik Viker, department head, at

  • Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2016.

Texas A&M University, College Station (TX) - Assistant Professor of Performance Theory and PracticeEdit

The Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University, College Station seeks an Assistant Professor of Performance Theory and Practice. Applicants will have a research program in performance studies and a demonstrated ability to teach practice courses in areas such as cross-cultural or intercultural performance, devised and site-specific performance, acting and embodied performance styles across cultures, use of technology in performance. Candidates will be committed to interdisciplinary approaches to performance and to world performance traditions. Background in music and/or performance technology desirable.

Standard teaching load is 2/2 with high expectations for research productivity. Graduate (MA) and undergraduate (BA) teaching is expected. The successful candidate will contribute to developing the Department’s BA in Performance Studies, which integrates music with theatre in the framework of performance studies.

Applicants will have completed a PhD in Theatre, Performance Studies, or closely related discipline and a research program with a clear trajectory of sustained productivity at a high level, as well as expertise in embodied performance practices.

Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae; at least one syllabus demonstrating an approach to performance that integrates practice with theory; evidence of successful teaching (observations, student evaluations, awards, etc.); three letters of recommendation. Additional materials may be requested.

  • Review of applications begins on October 1, 2016 and continues until the position is filled. Please send all materials electronically to Dr. Kirsten Pullen at

University at Buffalo, SUNY (NY) - TT Asst. Professor of Theatre - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Theatre (tenure-track)

Department: Theatre and Dance, University at Buffalo

Websites: and

The University at Buffalo Department of Theatre & Dance invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Theatre (tenure-track) position. The successful candidate will engage with the MA and PhD Theatre & Performance program, forthcoming MFA in Dance, and our B.A. and B.F.A. programs.

The individual will teach 4 courses per year, including undergraduate courses in Theatre Studies (e.g., theatre history, dramatic literature, dramaturgy, or special topics) and graduate seminars, including possible new courses in the appointment's area(s) of expertise. The ideal candidate will possess a successful record of scholarship and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Prior experience with graduate supervision and program development is desirable. As our programs integrate theory and performance practice, we seek a colleague to enhance this connection for our students. The successful candidate will be expected to direct within our full season of 8-9 productions.

All faculty at the University at Buffalo are expected to provide service to their department or to the University (as needed), provide mentoring to students, and maintain a strong research program. Applicants should hold a PhD or DFA by the time of appointment in August 2017.

Specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose research interests include the intersection of theatre and dance. We welcome candidates who enhance the diversity of the University at Buffalo through their research, teaching, and service. Please submit cover letter, detailed CV, teaching philosophy, and list of three references through the UBJobs system.

Buffalo, NY is home to twenty-plus not-for-profit theatres, major dance companies with international reputations, and art institutions such as the Albright-Knox, ArtPark, and Hallwalls - and is easily accessible from New York, Boston, Chicago, Toronto and Montreal. The University at Buffalo is home to the Techne Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies as well as to the Center for the Arts where the Department of Theatre and Dance produces a full season

To apply, submit a letter of interest, CV, teaching philosophy statement, sample syllabi in relevant teaching areas, and contact information for three references to include both academic and professional fields.

  • Apply online by visiting:
  • Review of applications will begin August 8, 2016 and continue until position is filled.
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University of California, Riverside (CA) - Asst. Professor of ActingEdit

The Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production at the University of California, Riverside invites applications from individuals with experience in acting and/or actors with recognized national or international reputations for an assistant professor position with a start date of July 1, 2017.

Duties will include mostly undergraduate courses, mentoring and supervision of production work and theses and/or capstone projects and service in the department of Theatre, Film and Digital Production and in the MFA in Creative Writing for the Performing Arts program.

Qualifications: MFA or PhD or equivalent experience, significant body of professional work in nationally or internationally recognized theatre, film and/or television and strong university level teaching experience required. Interest and experience in teaching any of the following is a plus: directing, acting for the camera, movement and voice. An interest in directing departmental productions is also sought. 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.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Start date: July 1, 2017

Application procedure: Applicants must apply online at:

  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and the position will be open until filled.

University of California, San Diego (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of DirectingEdit

The UC SAN DIEGO, Department of Theatre and Dance ( invites applications for a tenure-track position in Directing at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2017.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant and diverse department and will have a strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and the collaborative process of theatre making. S/he will exhibit innovative thinking about the programmatic development of the Directing area and be a member of the Directing faculty, expected to participate in all facets of the department life, including teaching graduate and undergraduate classes, plus classes of interest and specialization. The appointee will directly contribute his/her mentorship and supervision of MFA directors during productions. In addition, the ideal candidate will display a strong ability in textual analysis, interest and experience in new play development, sophisticated visual aesthetics, and knowledge regarding contemporary models of theatre making. The applicant will support collegiality and have the ability to develop interdisciplinary relationships with all departmental MFA areas (acting, dance, design, playwriting, stage management), as well as the PhD area in Theatre and Drama.

Applicants should possess an MFA or equivalent professional experience in directing and evidence of strong teaching potential or experience. Preferred is a minimum of 1-2 years teaching experience at the college or university level. Preferred qualifications also include demonstrated potential or accomplishments in areas contributing to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and a desire to play a role in advancing UC San Diego's commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on published UC pay scales.

University of California San Diego (CA) - Full Professor of ActingEdit

The Department of Theatre and Dance at UC SAN DIEGO ( seeks an experienced theatre professional to teach in our MFA professional actor training program, at the rank of Full Professor, with tenure, beginning Fall 2017. The successful candidate will serve as a core member of a high profile graduate training program and be expected to participate in all facets of the department, including recruitment, casting, MFA student mentorship, and teaching undergraduate courses.

This position requires: an MFA or professional equivalence, national visibility, a history of productions, a strong commitment to teaching excellence, demonstrated leadership abilities, a desire to bring vision and grow with the acting area, and a strong potential for continuous professional creative activities. Applicants with a background of significant professional experience who have also taught in academic or professional studio settings are preferred. The ideal candidate will have strong demonstrated accomplishments or plans in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a role in advancing UC San Diego's commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on published UC pay scales.

University of Hong Kong (CHN) - TT Assistant Professor in English Literary Studies and DramaEdit

Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in English Literary Studies and Drama in the School of English of the Faculty of Arts, from September 1, 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. An appointee with demonstrated excellence and contribution will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract.

The School’s unique profile in literary and cultural studies supports strong cross-cultural and specifically boundary-crossing research and teaching in literature, writing, and performance. Innovative studies, conferences, classes, and workshops, including those centered in the Black Box, the Creative Writing Studio, and 21st century postcoloniality, have been represented recently in the following inquiries of national, institutional, and cultural spaces: “Oceanic Archives and Transnational American Studies” (2012), “Elegance and Messiness in the Age of Risk” (Biennial Symposium on Literature and Culture in the Asia-Pacific Region 2013), “Voices Through Hong Kong,” featuring Emerging Hong Kong Writing and New Arts of Literary Translation (2014); “Siting Postcoloniality Colloquium and Workshop” (2015), and “Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos”(2016).

For position 201601016, we are looking for candidates working in drama and theatre: open especially to those interested in contributing to the HKU Black Box Studio and MFA at HKU. The ideal candidate should have an individual record in modern and contemporary perspectives that breaks binaries between dramatic criticism and studio performance of place and culture. Multi-dimensional research and performative interests may include: historiographic theatre, decolonisation (stage and theory), and global processes toward new collective futures. We strongly welcome candidates from interdisciplinary approaches with a Ph.D. in drama and the MFA in theatre.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in literary studies and drama, with an active research record and relevant teaching experience, and be prepared to teach and supervise at the B.A., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. Candidates with the MFA in theatre, directing, or playwriting, in addition to the Ph.D. in drama, are encouraged to apply. For more information about the School’s academic programmes and research areas, applicants are encouraged to visit the School’s web pages at Please note that the School is not involved in ESL teaching.

A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered, as well as annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.

University of Massachusetts Amherst - TT Asst. Professor in African American Literature and Culture (incl. Drama / Performance Studies)Edit

The Department of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in African American Literature and Culture to begin September 1, 2017. Candidates with expertise in the long 19th and early 20th century, digital humanities, gender and sexuality studies, drama and performance studies, and poetry are especially encouraged to apply. 2/2 teaching load with undergraduate and graduate level coursework. Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Requirements: Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field, excellent scholarly promise, evidence of excellent teaching, and commitment to service.

Online application: http:/// To apply submit the following materials: a cover letter, vita, a 25-page sample of written work (as PDF), and the names and email contact information for three references.

  • All application materials must be received by Oct. 14 to ensure consideration. After receiving acknowledgment, applicants will be notified to contact their referees to submit letters. Application materials will not be returned.

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN) - TT Asst. Professor - Scenic DesignEdit

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in scenic design beginning fall semester 2017 (08/28/2017).

The department seeks an accomplished practicing theatre artist exploring design methods and research at the leading edge of the performing arts, and developing and/or sustaining a national or global profile as a performing arts scenic designer. This position includes both academic and production responsibilities in a department offering B.A., B.F.A., and M.F.A. degrees in a liberal arts setting.

Appointment will be 100%-time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May), beginning academic year 2017/18 (08/28/2017 to 05/28/2018). This is a probationary (tenure-track) faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor, consistent with collegiate and University policy.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1) M.A. or M.F.A. in Theatre Arts or Design/Technology (or a related field with an emphasis in Design/Technology), or equivalent professional experience as described below (*1). 2) At least one year of college- or university-level teaching experience or equivalent, as described below (*2). 3) Significant professional/academic experience as a scenic designer. 4) Computer assisted design proficiency in drafting and design software, 3-D modeling/rendering as well as traditional drawing and painting methods. 5) Demonstrated experience and effectiveness with instructional technology. 6) Demonstrated commitment to diversity and the needs of diverse learners. 7) Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in collaborative organization and project development.

EQUIVALENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND RECOGNITION: In Lieu of the M.A. or M.F.A. in Theatre Arts or Design/Technology (or a related field with an emphasis in Design/Technology), the following may be considered in determining professional experience and recognition in scenic design: (*1) Demonstrated professional distinction in scholarly research and/or creative/performance work in scenic design and evidence of continued such distinction; (*2) Demonstrated effectiveness as a teacher at the undergraduate or graduate levels, whose instruction reflects familiarity with the current state of disciplinary thought in scenic design.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1) Three years of teaching experience at the college- or University-level. 2) Demonstrated experience with multimedia technologies as they relate to projected scenery. 3) Demonstrated experience with scenic design across multiple genres (e.g. theater, dance and opera); also interested in candidates with experience in other areas including, but not limited to, performance art, installation art, museum exhibit design, architectural design, and industrial design. 4) Experience not only with standard design processes, but familiarity and experience with protracted, organic, collaborative design processes. 5) Experience designing for devised works. 6) Experience designing with a variety of production budgets and in a variety of venues (LORT to store front).

Candidates will be evaluated according to the overall quality of their academic preparation, their record of scholarly publication, the relevance of their research to the department's academic priorities, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, ability to attract first-rate graduate students, and strength of recommendations

  • This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 30, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Notre Dame (IN) - TT Asst. Professor - Theatre HistoryEdit

The University of Notre Dame, Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theatre History with an open rank to begin in August, 2017.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Theatre History or Theatre, as well as significant teaching. Candidates should be able to teach history of theatre, theatre literature, and script analysis. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses, contributing to the research curriculum, and overseeing senior thesis projects. Area of specialization is open, but demonstrated expertise in Early Modern, 18-19th century, African-American, Diasporic or Non-Western theatre will be especially appreciated. We particularly welcome applicants who will continue the department’s integration of performance and critical studies.

  • Apply at:
  • The Search Committee"s deliberations will begin on October 31st, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The appointment begins on August 18, 2017. The University is on the semester system.

Yale University (CT) - TT Assistant Professor of Theater StudiesEdit

The Theater Studies Program at Yale University intends to make a tenure-track, assistant professor appointment in performance studies and/or theater history/literature beginning July 1, 2017. Ph.D. in theater or performance studies required. Experience in administration and in theater performance also desirable. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, faculty, and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans and underrepresented minorities. Please upload your application package, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three referees, and a dissertation chapter or other writing sample prepared for blind review, to Marc Robinson, Chair of the Search Committee, at the following link:

  • A review of applications will begin November 1, 2016.

Yonsei University, Korea - TT Assistant Professor of pre-1800 European LiteratureEdit

The Underwood International College (UIC) of Yonsei University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in pre-1800 European literature at the international campus in Songdo, Incheon, located within the greater Seoul metropolitan region. We welcome applications from scholars specializing in any European national literary tradition and genre. Applicants should have received their Ph.D. by August 1, 2017 and have a strong commitment to research and undergraduate teaching. Teaching responsibilities are 6 credit-hours (2 classes) per semester. The starting date is either March 1 or September 1, 2017. Compensation includes competitive salary, health insurance and other benefits, subsidized housing up to six years, and a generous relocation and start-up package.

Yonsei University’s Underwood International College is a highly competitive undergraduate program at South Korea’s most prestigious private university, and combines the intimate atmosphere and low student-faculty ratio of a liberal arts college with the resources of a major research university. All instruction is in English, and the student body represents over 70 different countries. As part of Yonsei University’s continuing effort to increase faculty diversity, we are only accepting applications from non-Korean citizens.

For additional information, please contact:

Prof. Jen Hui Bon Hoa (

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit our website at

  • Interested applicants should submit a short letter of application, dissertation abstract, and C.V. at before October 31, 2016. Short-listed candidates will then be asked to email 3 letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and sample syllabi to Interviews will be held over Skype.

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / PostdocsEdit

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - Senior Lecturer in Theatre Arts (Playwriting) - 5 yr. appt. (renewable)Edit

The Program in Theater Arts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology seeks an inspired master teacher and an innovative artist in the field of playwriting to join MIT’s internationally-renowned faculty at the rank of Senior Lecturer. Successful candidates will demonstrate significant teaching experience and a deep commitment to excellence in undergraduate, practice-based education in the performing arts. The successful candidate for Senior Lecturer should have a secondary emphasis in acting, directing, dramaturgy or performance studies.

Responsibilities include teaching five courses per year, based on departmental needs and areas of expertise. Courses may include: Introduction to Acting, Script Analysis, Playwriting, New Play Production, Playwrights in Performance, etc. The opportunity exists to contribute to the curriculum by developing new courses and new play development initiatives Other duties include shared mentoring of students in pursuit of the major, minor, or concentration in Theater Arts, advising at least one student-led production per year and actively contributing to the continued intellectual and artistic growth of the Program in Theater Arts. Pursuit of independent research projects and productions is encouraged and supported.

Senior Lecturers are appointed to an initial five-year contract, renewable by review. As a vibrant partner in the Music and Theater Arts Section of the School of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences at MIT, the successful candidate will make significant contributions to the Section. MFA, PhD, DFA or equivalent professional experience is required. Proven experience and skill as an educator required. Relocation to the Boston area required.

Materials requested include: a brief letter of application that speaks to the candidate’s philosophy of teaching, CV, three letters of recommendation, and one work sample. Additional work samples may be requested at a later date. Applications will only be accepted electronically.

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17Edit


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