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

Academic CredentialsEdit

  • ABD =2
  • PhD = 13
  • MFA & DFA =
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  • MFA & PhD = 2
  • MA & MFA =
  • MFA & MLitt = 1
  • MFA = 3
  • MFA & Voice Certification =1
  • MA =
  • MDanceSt =
  • TOTAL = 18
  • 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) =4
  • Associate Professor (current) =2
  • Full Professor (current) =
  • CC Instructor =
  • Non-Tenure Track Instructor/VAP (current) = 6
  • Adjunct = 1
  • Full-Time College Theatre Staff=
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow = 2
  • HS Theatre & CC Adjunct =
  • No Academic Position Currently = 1
  • Graduate Student =3
  • Just Looking =
  • 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 = 16
  • 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 = 9
  • Acting =2
  • Acting and Music Theatre =
  • Playwriting =1
  • Directing =1
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  • Dramaturgy = 5
  • Lit/Crit/History/Theory = 9
  • Performance Studies = 3
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  • Design = 1
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    • Sound Design = 1
  • Technical Direction = 1
  • Theatre Education = 1
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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 https://apply.interfolio.com/35922. 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.

Augustana College (IL) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre HistoryEdit

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Theatre History to fill a full-time, tenure track position beginning August 2017. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus. Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.

Candidates for this position are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to interdisciplinary education and the teaching of theatre as a liberal art. Specific responsibilities include teaching at least one section of Introduction to Theatre, two courses in Theatre History, and one section of Dramaturgical Research. The candidate will also be required to direct one production each season. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach in Augustana’s interdisciplinary programs, particularly, First Year Inquiry and Women and Gender Studies. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in theatre history and have a strong research agenda in the field.

Details about Augustana College, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website: http://www.augustanafaculty.org. Questions may be directed to the chair of the department, Jeff Coussens at jeffcoussens@augustana.edu . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, contact information for three – five references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and visual evidence of past production work and any evidence of teaching effectiveness to: Search #105-17 Theatre Arts, C/O Pareena Lawrence, Provost, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201 or by email to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu

  • Closes: Nov 26, 2016.

Augustana College (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Musical TheatreEdit

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Musical Theatre at the Assistant Professor rank beginning August 2017. Preference for a candidate with practical experience in musical theatre production. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus. Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.

The selected candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching a new musical theatre curriculum within the theatre arts major and directing a musical production annually. Candidates should have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary education and teaching theatre as a liberal art. Specific teaching responsibilities may include Introduction to Musical Theatre, Acting in Musical Theatre, Directing Musicals, Stage Movement/Dance, History of Musical Theatre and Musical Theatre Audition Techniques. Applicant should also be able to contribute to the department’s offerings of introductory theatre courses. The position will include active participation in student recruitment and collaboration with faculty from other departments, especially Music. Other duties include full participation in curriculum development, program assessment, and season planning. The ideal candidate will possess an MFA in Musical Theatre or Performance with an emphasis in Musical Theatre and experience teaching and directing musical theatre productions. Candidate should also have knowledge and interest in working with a wide variety of musical theatre styles (Broadway, Off-Broadway, contemporary, pop/rock, light opera, etc.).

Details about Augustana College, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website: http://www.augustanafaculty.org. Questions may be directed to the chair of the department, Jeff Coussens at jeffcoussens@augustana.edu . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, contact information for three – five references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and visual evidence of past production work and any evidence of teaching effectiveness to: Search #104-17 Theatre, Musical, C/O Pareena Lawrence, Provost, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201 or by email to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu

  • Closes: Nov 26, 2016.

Ball State University (IN) - TT Asst. Professor - Theatre Education/Theatre Generalist/Online Teaching SpecialistEdit

Ball State University is inviting applications for a full time, tenure-track faculty position available August, 2017.

Major responsibilities: Ability to develop and deliver courses in theatre education, introduction to theatre, theatre history, and online theatre offerings in a highly competitive BA/BS/BFA undergraduate theatre program. Course load may include Theatre Education, Theatre History, Introduction to Theatre, and other courses based on area of interest. Successful applicant will also help coordinate and facilitate the Department’s efforts in regard to online teaching and “blended” courses.

Minimum qualifications: Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre (completed by August 2017) from an accredited college or university, past or present certification as a secondary teacher in theatre education, experience with online, blended, hybrid or other digital teaching methods, one year of teaching experience at the university/college level, excellent communication and organizational skills, ability to work, collegially within a liberal arts setting.

Preferred qualifications: M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Theatre Education from an accredited college or university (completed by August 2017), three years of teaching experience at the university/college level, and experience mentoring and advising aspiring secondary theatre education teachers, expertise and experience in any area of technical theatre.

The department is a BFA/BA/BS undergraduate-only program with 360 theatre majors and 60 dance majors and a full-time faculty comprised of 25 theatre and 7 dance members. The Department maintains an active role in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and the Kennedy Center American College Dance Festival (KCACDF). Theater and Dance programs are NAST/NASD accredited.

  • Screening begins November 15, 2016, and continues until the position is filled. Submit a one-page letter of application; a curriculum vita/resume, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references; and a copy of the transcript of highest degree earned (certified transcript will be required of successful candidate) to: Michael Daehn, Chair, Theatre Education, Theatre Generalist/Online Teaching Specialist Screening Committee, Department of Theatre and Dance, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306


Ball State University (IN) - Assistant Professor, Theatre Historian and TeacherEdit

Ball State University is inviting applications for a Tenure-Track Faculty Appointment for August, 2017.

Major responsibilities: The ability to teach all levels of theatre history courses in a highly competitive BA/BS/BFA undergraduate theatre program. Successful candidate will also teach online Introduction to Theatre courses and facilitate the Department’s efforts in regard to online teaching and "blended" courses. Teaching load may include Introduction to Theatre, Pre-Modern Theatre History, Modern Theatre History, and Theatre of the 21st Century. Successful applicant will also help mentor and advise all aspiring dramaturgs and critics within the Department’s undergraduate Theatrical Studies Option.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in Theatre (completed by August, 2017), experience with online, blended, hybrid, or other digital teaching methods, one year of teaching experience at the university/college level, excellent communication and organizational skills, ability to work collegially within a liberal arts setting.

Preferred qualifications: Three years of teaching experience at the university/college level. The department is a BFA/BA/BS undergraduate-only program with 375 theatre majors and 60 dance majors and a full-time faculty of 29 theatre and 7 dance. The Department maintains an active role in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and the Kennedy Center American College Dance Festival (KCACDF). Theatre and Dance programs are NAST/NASD accredited.

  • Screening begins immediately and will continue until January 9, 2017. Submit a one page letter of application, a curriculum vita/resume, the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references; a one-page philosophy of teaching theatre history in a BA/BS/BFA setting with pre-professional standards; two examples of candidate’s writing; and a copy of your transcript of the highest degree earned to: Dr. Tyler Smith, Chair, Theatre Historian and Teacher Screening Committee, Department of Theatre and Dance, Ball State University, Muncie IN 47306.

Bates College (ME) - TT Assistant Professor of Theater - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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: https://apply.interfolio.com/36875

  • Review of applications will begin September 15, 2016.
  • Phone Interview Requst 10/21

Boston University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Modern Drama - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

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 ensearch@bu.edu. Interviews at MLA.
  • Also posted at Modern British 2017 and 20-21 c. American 2017
  • Received email stating "The search committee is reviewing your materials." 11/9
  • Affirmative action demographic forms requested 11/10
  • Request for more materials ("dossier") 12/2

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 Literature -CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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 http://apply.interfolio.com/35729. 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.
  • 10/26: Phone Interview
  • Any word on this search?
  • Invite for on-campus interview came in early November.

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.

California State University - Sonoma (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - ActingEdit

The Department of Theatre Arts & Dance invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts in Acting, with demonstrable expertise in the teaching of either voice OR movement, beginning August 2017.

Primary responsibilities include teaching a variety of acting courses in rotation, including voice OR movement courses based on the candidate’s expertise, as well as lower-division, general education courses on the creative experience the Freshman Learning Community (FLC) or Second-Year Research and Creative Experience (SYRCE); creative or scholarly productivity, including regular directing in the department season as well as an active profile as a professional director; and participation in the success of a highly active and collaborative department and in the university through recruiting, mentoring, and innovation. Capacity to grow and to take on leadership roles in the program, department, and across campus is expected.

In addition to teaching and scholarship, faculty are expected to engage in academic advising, to assist the department with program assessment, administrative and/or committee work, and to serve on campus-wide committees. Sonoma State is committed to the Teacher/Scholar model and places an emphasis on faculty support of undergraduate research. Faculty are also encouraged to participate in Freshman and Sophomore year programs when available in their schools.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have an M.F.A with a focus in acting or Ph.D. or DFA along with demonstrated excellence in directing and other creative activity. Degree must be in hand at time of application. Preferred qualifications include at least 2 years’ previous university teaching experience, professional performance and directing experience, and experience serving diverse student populations. The successful candidate will come with a deep capacity and proven record of teaching or professional coaching of actors, either in voice and speech production OR in physicality and approaches to embodiment.

Voice and speech candidates should be able to teach traditional skills in voice, vocal anatomy, vocal production, International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), dialects and accents, rhetoric and speech. Approaches based in Linklater, Berry and/or Fitzmaurice are desirable. In addition to teaching stand-alone voice courses and coaching main stage productions, this hire would be responsible for integrating voice work across the acting program in all its course offerings. Physical theatre candidates’ expertise might include Viewpoints, Laban, Lecoq, Suzuki, Feldenkrais, Alexander, commedia, masks, improvisation, period styles, circus or stage combat.

The successful candidate should be a dynamic artist. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with the capacity to: create staged works using digital technology, video, VO, or projections; teach acting for the camera; teach audition technique and the business of acting; or develop devised work or student/solo work. The Department of Theatre Arts & Dance is 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 broadly diverse backgrounds. Candidates who support those goals are encouraged to apply and to identify their relevant strengths and experiences, indicating these in the cover letter. As an equal opportunity employer, Sonoma State is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

To be recommended for tenure, the candidate must demonstrate satisfactory performance in four areas: teaching effectiveness; scholarship, research, creative achievement and professional development; service to the University; and public service and service to the community. Although tenure may be granted at any time, contract provisions specify that "the normal period of probation shall be a total of six (6) years of full-time probationary service and credited service, if any. Any deviation from the normal six (6) year probationary period shall be the decision of the President following his/her consideration of recommendations from the department or equivalent unit and appropriate administrator(s).” Tenure is required for promotion above the level of Associate Professor.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor, full-time tenure-line appointment, Salary range $58,000-$65,000, annually based on a 10-month contract. Salary within this range is dependent upon educational preparation and experience.

HOW TO APPLY: Do not send materials to facultysearch@sonoma.edu. To apply for this position, go to http://www.sonoma.edu/jobs and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. After submitting the application letter and curriculum vitae, please proceed to My Career Tools to attach the additional required documents. Your statement of research interests may be a statement of scholarship and/or creative activity if appropriate to your discipline. PDFs are the preferred format for all submissions. Once you have submitted all materials, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email facultysearch@sonoma.edu.

Please submit: Required: Application letter discussing teaching and professional relevance to the position, creative /research interests; Curriculum vitae

Additional Required Documents: Teaching Philosophy; Student Evaluations; Contact Information for 3 References (please do not submit letters of recommendation)

For semi-finalists only: the committee will request access a maximum of 4 online video clips (YouTube or Vimeo). Two 2-4 minute clips of candidate’s directing (2) will be required and up to two additional 2-4 minute clips of the candidate’s teaching (1), or performance (1) and will be optional for semi-finalists.

Official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.

Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

  • The deadline to apply to this position is by Thursday, December 15, 2016. Questions concerning this position may be directed to: Paul Draper, Chair, Search Committee: paul.draper@sonoma.edu. 707-664-3904. Questions concerning the application process may be directed to: facultysearch@sonoma.edu.

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: https://apply.interfolio.com/37519
  • To apply please submit a Cover Letter, CV, Teaching Philosophy, and a document listing three references with contact information by December 1, 2016.

Chapman University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - TheatreEdit

Chapman University Department of Theatre is seeking applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor in the College of Performing Arts beginning in Fall 2017. Chapman University, located in Orange, California, which is within close proximity to Los Angeles, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information about the College of Performing Arts and the Department of Theatre is available at http://www.chapman.edu.

A terminal degree (MFA or PhD) or equivalent is required by August 1, 2017. Applicants should possess an excellent record of creative activity and scholarship commensurate with their level of experience. A record of outstanding teaching and a commitment to undergraduate education is expected. Candidates should be willing and able to develop innovative courses and creative/research programs related to their area of scholarship and creative activity. Research and teaching in interdisciplinary areas is encouraged.

Candidates should have a primary specialization in the area of acting and should be able to teach a range of acting styles and methodologies at all levels of undergraduate acting, including introductory and advanced performance techniques, character building, and text analysis. Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in the area of movement. Other areas of specialization such as devising, viewpoints, improvisation, and Chekhov are welcome.

The Department, College, and University value personalized faculty collaboration with undergraduate students. The new faculty member will be expected to advise, mentor, and encourage undergraduate students with regard to curriculum, research projects, internship opportunities, and career possibilities.

Tenure track faculty are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda for future tenure consideration and are evaluated on their research/scholarly activity, teaching and service.

Qualified applicants should electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy and a list of three to five individuals who can provide professional recommendations to: Professor John B. Benitz, Search Chair to bwalker@chapman.edu.

Please use "Theatre Position" in the email subject line.

Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate.

To apply, visit: https://webfarm.chapman.edu/jobs/job.aspx?id=801

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and end January 15, 2017; prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Christopher Newport University (VA) - Lecturer in Theater - Scene Design #8223Edit

The Department of Theater and Dance at Christopher Newport University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Theater specializing in Scene Design, effective August 21, 2017. This position is a full-time, non-tenure-track appointment. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates. The successful candidate will be expected to teach studio classes in scene design, drawing and drafting, and other areas of specialization for both majors and non-majors. Special consideration will be given to those with the ability to teach in an additional area (dramatic literature, intro to theater, etc.) Production responsibilities include serving as Scenic Designer for four shows in our mainstage season.

All CNU Theater Faculty participate in departmental advising and recruiting, and actively assist in the theater program's continued development. The successful candidate will be committed to undergraduate teaching within a liberal arts environment; hold an appropriate terminal degree; and possess professional design experience. The ideal candidate will be a practicing professional artist; hold professional affiliations (USA or other); and be an energetic and collegial collaborator. Teaching in the Liberal Learning Core Curriculum is expected of all CNU faculty. The terminal degree in Theater or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Lecturer. Candidates who do not hold an appropriate terminal degree may be considered for a non-tenure-track appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.

The Department of Theater & Dance at Christopher Newport University 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://cnu.edu/theater/.

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 2016 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 1080-1240, 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; 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. Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. 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 at http://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 Lecturer in Theater Faculty Search Search # 8223 Christopher Newport University 1 Avenue of the Arts Newport News, VA 23606-3072 Or facultyrecruitment@cnu.edu

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully committed to Access and Opportunity.

  • Review of applications will begin on January 9, 2017. Applications received after January 9, 2017, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Christopher Newport University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Musical Theater #8533Edit

https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=176387318&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Theater%20%28Musical%20Theater%29%20%238533

The Department of Theater and Dance at Christopher Newport University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Theater specializing in Musical Theater, effective August 21, 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to teach private voice lessons in singing for musical theater, history of musical theater and other musical theater related courses. Extensive knowledge of musical theater repertoire is a must as well as the ability to advise students on audition techniques, business practices, and educational goals. Special consideration will be given to those with the ability to teach in an additional area (dramatic literature, intro to theater, dance, etc.) Production responsibilities include serving as vocal director for our annual musical with the possibility of directing for the qualified candidate.

All theater faculty are expected to maintain an active creative/scholarly agenda in their academic field. All CNU Theater Faculty participate in departmental advising and recruiting, and actively assist in the theater program's continued development. The successful candidate will be committed to undergraduate teaching within a liberal arts environment; hold an appropriate terminal degree; possess professional performance or vocal direction experience; a practicing professional artist; hold professional affiliations (AEA, SAG-AFTRA, etc); and be an energetic and collegial collaborator. Teaching in the Liberal Learning Core Curriculum is expected of all CNU faculty. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3. The terminal degree in Theater or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates who do not hold an appropriate terminal degree may be considered for a non-tenure-track 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 2016 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 1080-1240, 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; 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. Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. 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 at http://www.cnu.edu.

To apply, please send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness including teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to:

Director of Faculty Recruitment  Assistant Professor of Theater (Musical Theater) Faculty Search  Search #8533  Christopher Newport University  1 Avenue of the Arts  Newport News, VA 23606-3072  Or facultyrecruitment@cnu.edu


  • Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2017.
  • Applications received after January 6, 2017, will be accepted but considered only if needed.
  • Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.
  • Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully committed to Access and Opportunity.

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 bryanm@denison.edu.

  • 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 https://employment.denison.edu.

DePaul University (IL) - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor - Performance DepartmentEdit

The Theatre School at DePaul University invites applications for a tenure-track Faculty appointment in the Performance Department, starting September 2017. Candidates must demonstrate specialized, intensive training and experience in teaching voice and speech for actors with a clearly articulated pedagogy focused on integrated, somatic learning and release.

Candidates must possess an M.F.A. or professional equivalent. Candidates must evidence a minimum of five years teaching voice and speech for actors at the college, university or professional level, with a minimum of five years professional experience coaching speech and dialects using an embodied approach to the International Phonetic Alphabet. This position requires a high degree of pedagogical collaboration with other Performance faculty. Faculty play a central role in our production season including directing or coaching students in productions, regularly advising and evaluating students on both course and production work and participating in service activities for the School and university.

The School seeks candidates who will contribute to the development of a conservatory language that promotes connection between cultures and deepens understanding of cultural identities and perspectives in performance. Because the School seeks faculty members who bring a critical perspective to issues of diversity and inclusiveness, candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. DePaul University offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local EEO laws. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Theatre School at DePaul University educates, trains, and inspires students of theatre in a conservatory setting that is rigorous, disciplined, culturally diverse, and that strives for the highest level of professional skill and artistry. Central to our mission is a commitment to diversity and equality in education. As an integral part of the training, The Theatre School produces public programs and performances of a wide repertoire of plays – classic, contemporary, and original – that challenge, entertain, and stimulate the imaginations of our artists and our audiences. We seek to enhance the intellectual and cultural life of our university, our city and the profession.

DePaul University is a thriving multi-faceted Catholic, Vincentian, and urban university with ten schools and colleges, five campuses, and enrollment of 23,000 students. The Theatre School, located on the university’s Lincoln Park campus, enrolls 350 students in 12 undergraduate and 3 graduate programs. Our faculty (28 full time and 74 part time) includes leading Chicago theatre artists across all disciplines. Faculty members are active participants in the thriving Chicago theatre community.

Deadlines: Please apply online at: http://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/postings/1010 and include a cover letter (which includes a personal statement and teaching philosophy) and CV/resume. All applicants must apply online in order to be considered (paper applications will not be accepted). Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later stage of the search process.

  • For best consideration, applications are due January 4, 2017.

Drake University (IA) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre ArtsEdit

The Department of Theatre Arts seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track 9-month position at the level of Assistant Professor beginning August 2017. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching BFA undergraduate courses, 3-3 load, in the areas of Musical Theatre, Acting, Movement and Directing. Additional responsibilities include directing a play or musical each year as part of the Department’s Main Stage season as well as advising and mentoring student work.

To apply, submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness in an inclusive classroom environment and three letters of recommendation online.

Questions may be directed to the search chair, John Pomeroy, at john.pomeroy@drake.edu. Salary is competitive with peer schools and dependent on qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will have earned a terminal degree in performance or directing, have experience teaching performance courses, theatre and musical theatre, at the university level, and/or have significant professional experience.

Emerson College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor in Applied TheatreEdit

The Department of Performing Arts seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach undergraduate theatre studies courses and undergraduate and graduate courses in applied theatre and its related disciplines, such as theatre and community, grassroots theatre, and theatre for social change. The appointment is for the 2017-18 academic year beginning August 24, 2017.

The successful candidate should have an advanced degree; a terminal degree, M.F.A. or Ph.D., is preferred. Teaching experience within a diverse student community at the college level is required. An additional area of emphasis is essential, in any of the related practices, including but not limited to: Theatre Education, Multicultural Education, Dramatic Literature, Dramaturgy, Playwriting, Devising, Directing, Theatre for Young Audiences, African-American Theatre, or Boal training. This position will include collaborating with the Emerson’s new graduate program in Civic Media, Art, and Practice, as well as interfacing with the Elma Lewis Center for Civic Engagement at Emerson, and ArtsEmerson’s community engagement work.

Additional responsibilities will include mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Performing Arts, serving on departmental and college committees and performing other services as appropriate to the position, sharing in the collegial development of curriculum in theatre education and advancing the academic and professional reputation of the institution.

  • Applicants must fill out an online application form and submit a current curriculum vitae, a letter of application describing your point of view on the study of theatre and community, and contact information for three references. Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2016 and continue until an appointment is made.

Illinois State University (IL) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre and Coordinator of Theatre Teacher EducationEdit

The School of Theatre and Dance at Illinois State University seeks an Assistant Professor for a full-time, 9 month, tenure-track position as Coordinator of the Theatre Teacher Education program. The successful candidate will be a collaborative educator and artist with expertise in a variety of contemporary performance pedagogies and practices. This faculty member mentors students seeking grades 9 – 12 licensure in the state of Illinois; teaches undergraduate Theatre Teacher Education methods courses; administers the Theatre Teacher Education program; supervises field experiences and student teachers; supports partnerships with schools and state arts organizations; and recruits prospective students.

The faculty member will continue direct involvement in the annual Illinois High School Theatre Festival; serve as the liaison to the College of Education; serve on selected committees; and may be assigned other duties based on the particular strengths of the candidate and the needs of the School of Theatre and Dance. Opportunities exist to direct in the School of Theatre and Dance season, and to collaborate with colleagues across campus on scholarly/creative endeavors. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: Terminal degree. Minimum of two years teaching experience at the secondary level required, with proficiency in directing young actors and administering a secondary theatre arts program. Desired qualifications include college-level teaching experience; expertise in at least one related area (directing, acting, production design, etc.); knowledge of and/or familiarity with edTPA; research agenda in TYA, education, or secondary theatre; experience with integrating technology into coursework. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

Starting date: August 16, 2017.

Illinois State University is a liberal arts institution with a commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and creative activity. The Illinois Shakespeare Festival, a nationally renowned outdoor summer festival entering its 40th season, is an extension of ISU's College of Fine Arts. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the University is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and provide a rich and varied educational experience to our students.

  • Applications for this position will be reviewed starting October 14, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applicants should complete an online faculty application and upload a Letter of Application and Full CV via http://www.jobs.ilstu.edu (posting number 0708648). In addition, applicants should submit three current letters of recommendation. The letters should be mailed to Michelle Woody, Illinois State University, School of Theatre and Dance 5700, Normal IL 61790-5700.

Linfield College (OR) - TT Asst. Professor - Theatre Arts - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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.

  • Skype Interview: 11/11
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  • Campus interviews scheduled

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, mazullo@macalester.edu, 651-696-6582.
  • Apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7328

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 https://jobs.msu.edu. 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 https://apply.interfolio.com/36462. 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 http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/administration/prospective_faculty/employment and http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/thea.

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

Millikin University (IL) -- TT Assistant Professor, Voice/ActingEdit

The Millikin University School of Theatre and Dance is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in Voice/Acting to begin in August 2017. Millikin is a small, private, liberal arts institution of approximately 1800 students located in Decatur, Illinois. The nationally recognized School of Theatre and Dance is a vibrant and highly visible component of the campus community serving 220 students in six degree programs including B.F.A.s in Acting, Design and Production, Musical Theatre, Stage Management, Theatre Administration and a B.A. in Theatre. Responsibilities will include teaching vocal technique for stage, IPA, and dialects, as well as additional voice/speech/text-related courses in the acting elective pool, including voice-over acting. Desirable candidates will also have one or more secondary areas of expertise such as script analysis, theatre history, directing, on-camera acting, and/or musical theatre.

Successful candidates will possess an M.F.A. or Ph.D. by the start of the contract, be highly collaborative and will participate in academic advising, recruiting, student mentoring, departmental and university service, as well as engage in scholarship and/or artistic work. Opportunities to direct for our mainstage season may also be available. Preferred qualifications include previous university teaching experience, professional performance or directing experience, and experience serving diverse student populations.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, brief teaching philosophy, and contact information for three professional references by clicking the apply tab.

Nebraska Wesleyan University - TT Asst. Prof of Acting/DirectingEdit

Nebraska Wesleyan University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in acting and directing, beginning August 2017.

Department:Theatre

Responsibilities: Duties include: directing within the program, teaching script analysis, and teaching acting, directing and performance-related courses. Expertise and ability to teach in a related area such as musical theatre, choreography, stage combat, film, theatre history, or playwriting is a plus.

Qualifications: Terminal degree or MA with significant professional theatre experience required, academic and professional experience preferred. The ability to work collaboratively and maintain a strong positive, professional approach to theatre training is essential.

Commitment to Diversity: Nebraska Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts university of 1600 undergraduates located in the capital city of Nebraska. As a liberal arts institution, NWU seeks faculty who are committed to delivering classes in our innovative new Archway core curriculum as well as classes for majors.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining qualifications, curriculum vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three professional references or three current letters of recommendation to Maria Harder, Director of Human Resources at 5000 St. Paul Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504-2794, or email to: mharder@nebrwesleyan.edu(link sends e-mail).

  • Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Nebraska Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to recruitment, hiring and retention of members of racial/ethnic groups under-represented in higher education. Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.

New York University Abu Dhabi - Theater Professor (Open Rank)Edit

NYU Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint an innovative and accomplished professor of Directing for its dynamic Theater program; this is an open-rank arts professorship, non-Tenure Track. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to play an integral role in cultivating a rich liberal arts curriculum in a research university environment. We are looking for a directing artist/educator who has a strong professional profile, including administrative experience and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring. Please visit the Theater Program website for a description of its innovative curriculum.

The NYUAD Theater Program balances practical training with rigorous academic study and takes a global view of theater and the arts.  We aim to produce theater artists and scholars who are engaged citizens of the world. We prize a collaborative, inter-cultural, interdisciplinary approach in all aspects of our work, including curriculum development and theater-making. We seek to establish theater and performance as vibrant and key components in the cultural and intellectual life of the University and the community, and provide opportunities for collaboration and exchange with artists across the region and beyond.

Candidates for this position should hold an MFA or equivalent degree and/or have extensive professional directing experience, as well as five years of experience teaching at the university level or in theater training programs. We seek candidates from around the world who also possess some combination of the following: a broad range of directing experience; a resume that includes collaboration with playwrights; expertise in the areas of devised theater or performance; experience with global, including non-Western, theater; and an investment in transnational, emergent, or hybrid forms and practices.  Previous experience working in international or intercultural contexts/environments will be especially valued.  The successful candidate will be expected to mentor a diverse body of students, advise senior capstone projects, and direct student productions at our exciting and well-appointed new Arts Center, which houses a number of exceptional venues, offering multiple, diverse opportunities for staging.  

The terms of employment are very competitive. Appointments are multi-year with the opportunity for renewal, pending budgetary approval. The appointment begins on September 1, 2017.  

To be considered, applicants should submit a cover letter describing their training, experience, teaching philosophy and approach to director/theater training, a Curriculum Vitae, and three letters of reference, all in PDF format. NYUAD will only contact candidates who make the shortlist.

If you have any questions, please e-mail nyuad.artsandhumanities.positions@nyu.edu. NYUAD does not accept applications or CVs via email.

About NYUAD: New York University has established itself as a Global Network University. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of eleven research and study-away sites across five continents. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. Our goal is to develop a cohort of international students attuned to and educated for an inclusive global society. Students and Faculty will circulate within the global network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems both local and global.  Entering its seventh year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are distinguished in their research and teaching. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complemented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering. The Institute will invest significant funds in creating a hub for research related to social, economic, and political development in the broader region; applications from candidates with an ambition to contribute to this agenda are especially welcome.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer QualificationsThis position is NOT located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, UAE.

This institution is using Interfolio's ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

  • LINK:  https://apply.interfolio.com/38629
  • Applications for this position are due by November 15, 2016; applications received later will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Northeastern University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - TheatreEdit

The Department of Theatre in the College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University announces a search for an Assistant Professor of Theatre, tenure-track, with a broadly creative, interdisciplinary, and global approach to teaching, research, scholarship, and creative activity.

The successful candidate will collaborate closely with the department's faculty and staff to enhance our newly restructured flexible B.A. and B.S. curriculum in Theatre, a degree that aligns performance and production with academic inquiry and professional real-world experiential learning through regional and national co-op programs.

The Department of Theatre offers its undergraduates multi-disciplinary approaches to the study and practice of theatre, a global perspective, and a newly refurbished studio theatre.

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Theatre, Performance Studies, or a closely related discipline by the start date. The successful candidate will demonstrate direct engagement in interdisciplinary innovation and multi-cultural perspectives as well as theory and performance. Applicants should have the ability to teach courses in areas such as performance theories and styles, theatre for social change, community-based theatre, non-European literature courses, personal narrative, devised theatre and site-specific performance or theatre history. We seek applicants who have a high-level research agenda with a trajectory that informs and advances the field of theatre studies.

Additional Information: All applications must be submitted electronically at http://www.northeastern.edu/camd/about/careers/ and click on the Full-time positions link or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click Apply to this job.

Candidates must include a letter of application describing research, teaching, and relevant professional background, a curriculum vitae and evidence of teaching excellence. Candidates should also provide the contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation and portfolios of creative work or research should not be submitted, but they may be requested later during the search process.

  • Application received on or before December 15, 2016 will be guaranteed full review. The anticipated start date for this position is the fall 2017 semester. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Nancy Kindelan, chair of the search committee, at n.kindelan@neu.edu.

Oakland University (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - Musical TheatreEdit

The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre—Musical Theatre position beginning August 15, 2017. Responsibilities: teach undergraduate courses in musical theatre BFA curriculum such as Musical Theatre History, Acting the Song, Musical Theatre Workshop, Musicianship; serve as Musical Director on departmental productions; accompanying, vocal coaching; advising students and helping graduating students pursue their career objectives. Candidates also possessing experience in stage direction and choreography will be considered. Successful candidates will have an enthusiastic commitment to teaching students in a BFA setting and to positive collaboration with fellow artists, the ability to coach and accompany musical theatre performance and help students transition to the professional world, possess a thorough knowledge of current vocal trends and musical theatre repertoire, and have a record of, or potential for, development in creative activity/scholarship.

Located near many cultural and recreational resources in suburban Detroit, Oakland University (www.oakland.edu) is a state university enrolling approximately 20,000 students. OU is a partner in the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. More information about the department of Music, Theatre and Dance can be found at www.oakland.edu/mtd.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA in Theatre (acting/directing or musical theatre) or comparable degree plus professional experience; or a master's degree with extensive professional experience. Performance experience (with at least 5 years professional theatre work). University teaching experience or the ability to demonstrate potential teaching effectiveness.

Special Instructions to Applicants:: To apply, upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and 3 recent letters of reference and a teaching statement. Questions may be directed to Karen Sheridan, Chair, Musical Theatre Search Committee: Sheridan@oakland.edu.

Ohio State University (OH) - TT Assistant Professor, DirectingEdit

The Department of Theatre at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Directing, beginning Autumn 2017. We seek an accomplished director and teacher of directing with an interdisciplinary perspective and a proven commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. The successful candidate will be as excited by the opportunity to direct classic plays as the chance to lead new work development processes. They will have strong knowledge of contemporary and traditional approaches to theatre-making, as well as a confident, vibrant personal aesthetic. They will teach graduate and undergraduate courses. They will collegially contribute to department life, and they will mentor undergraduate and graduate work. We encourage applicants who will diversify our curriculum and our faculty with regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity.

Qualifications: A terminal degree in theatre and performance, as well as significant professional directing experience, is required. Expertise and experience in leading new play development projects, in various models, is desired. Interest and experience in outreach and engagement a plus. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus: The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see http://liveworkplaycolumbus.com/). Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org.

  • LINK: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/OSU/Theatre/8061
  • A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and contact information for three references. Applications received prior to November 1, 2016, will receive priority consideration. The review of applications will begin in November and the position will remain open until filled. Additional materials may be requested from selected applicants after November 1. Inquiries may be directed to Jennifer Schlueter.10@osu.edu (Search Committee Chair) or Rachel Barnes.209@osu.edu (Department Manager).

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 http://www.otterbein.edu/careers. 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: academicjobs@otterbein.edu .

  • For full consideration, applications should be received by October 1, 2016, although applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
  • 10-16-16, revceived e-mail stating: "We have completed our review of your application and I regret to inform you that your qualifications do not match our needs at this time."


Penn State University (PA) - TT Position - Theatre History, Literature, CriticismEdit

Penn State School of Theatre is seeking a tenure track faculty member at a rank commensurate with experience, to begin August 2017. The candidate will teach THEA 100, an introductory course presented in lecture/demonstration format utilizing a company comprised of MFA acting and directing students. The course serves a large undergraduate population including majors. The successful applicant will also teach other undergrad and graduate classes in history, theory, and criticism, and/or dramatic literature and may include Gender and Theatre, African American Theatre, Latino Theatre, etc. based on individual interest and expertise. Candidates should have completed a terminal degree (PhD preferred) and a minimum of three years teaching at the university level.

  • Applications received on or before October 23, 2016 will receive priority consideration but the search will continue until the position is filled. Apply online to https://psu.jobs/job/66750.

Pratt Institute (NY) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor in Performance + Performance StudiesEdit

The Department of Humanities and Media Studies (HMS) in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Pratt Institute invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in the new MFA program in Performance + Performance Studies. This position begins fall 2017.

We are seeking a faculty member who can offer extensive experience in performance studies theory, strong writing credentials (particularly in mentoring academic writing in Performance Studies) as well as a background in subaltern performance traditions. The candidate will have a terminal degree and should be comfortable in discussing both performance theory as well as performance practices; experience with students attracted to an art school environment is also a plus.

Located on a 25 acre campus in the historic Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, the department offers two degree programs: the MA in Media Studies and the MFA in Performance + Performance Studies. We are committed to building diversity in our curriculum and among our faculty, students, and staff, and seek applicants who can help foster these goals.

For a complete position description, requirements, and to apply, please visit our applicant site at http://tinyurl.com/gmdzlhg

  • Review of applications to begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Salem State University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Design/Technical Theatre - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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.

  • Phone Interviews started (10/24/16)

Salisbury University (MD) - TT Asst. Professor - Acting & Theatre History - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at Salisbury University’s Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Theatre.

Primary Job Duties:  Responsibilities will include teaching courses in acting and theatre history and directing theatrical productions. Additional responsibilities include ongoing professional development and scholarly/creative activity and service to the department, school and university, including recruitment activities. Utilize effective teaching and classroom management strategies that enhance the success of diverse learners.

Minimum Qualifications: Masters of Fine Arts or related field with a strong pedagogical background and demonstrated extensive knowledge of classical theatre styles and traditions.

Preferred Qualifications: D.M.A. D.F.A., or Ph.D. in related field, experience teaching theatre history and a record of publishing.

Appointment is expected to begin August 2017 and is contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. Applications and supporting documents are accepted only via Salisbury University's online employment application system. Visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/hr/careers/ to apply online. All applicants must submit 1.) a letter of interest; 2.) curriculum vitae; 3.) evidence of effective teaching; 4.) a statement of teaching philosophy; 5.) the names and contact information of at least three professional references. Questions about the position should be directed to the search chair, Professor Thomas Anderson at teanderson@salisbury.edu

  • Applications received by October 5, 2016 will receive first consideration; the position will remain open until filled.
  • Phone Interview request 10/24
  • Campus Interview request 11/18

Stanford University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Theatrical DesignEdit

The Department of Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford University is seeking applicants for an assistant professor of theatre practice, specializing in next-generation design technologies for live performance. Faculty in this position would teach classes, contribute to the department’s main-stage productions, advise graduate and undergraduate student performance projects, and take on relevant responsibilities in the department’s production shops. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable potential for developing a career in design for professional theater and performance. We are especially interested in candidates who can help bridge the worlds of art and scholarship through hands-on experimentation and research on performance technologies.

The expected starting date of the appointment is September 1, 2017. 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 three letters of reference to:

Prof. Matthew Smith

Search Committee Chair

Department of Theater and Performance Studies

551 Serra Mall

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305-5010

All requirements for a graduate degree in theater and performance design, performance studies, or a related field must be completed by September 2, 2017.

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: https://jobs.stonehill.edu/

  • The application deadline is October 1, 2016. Please email inquiries to our administrative assistant Beth Pearson epearson@stonehill.edu and Adam Lampton alampton@stonehill.edu .
  • email rejection (11/21) x2

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: http://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-January-2016.pdf or http://www.suny.edu/benefits/

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: http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=75438

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

  • 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 https://jobs.susqu.edu/postings/926 Any inquiries should be sent to Erik Viker, department head, at viker@susqu.edu.

  • 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 kpullen@tamu.edu.
  • Swift, personal rejection email mid October.

Temple University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor - Theatre Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

POSITION: Full-time, nine-month, tenure track appointment in Theater, Theater Studies

RANK/SALARY: Assistant Professor appointment in Theater Studies        

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Teach Theater Studies from a global perspective, offering a variety of courses in dramatic literature, history, and criticism (including world performances, African-American, Asian, Latino or LGBT theater studies) to support an undergraduate liberal arts program in Theater. Teaching responsibilities will include theater course offerings in the university's General Education curriculum. Applicant is expected to mentor and advise Theater Studies students; maintain a visible and active profile of creative research; and engage in appropriate service to the College, the University.

QUALIFICATIONS:   The successful applicant will have a MFA or PhD in Theatre (PhD preferred), evidence of successful college teaching experience and scholarly and/or professional accomplishment.

APPOINTMENT DATE:   Fall 2017

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Begins October 15, 2016; continues until position is filled.  E-mail (1) a letter of application and (2) a current curriculum vitae to palmore@temple.edu

PLEASE BE SURE THE FILE NAME FOR YOUR APPLICATION AND CV BEGINS WITH YOUR LAST NAME AND INCLUDES THE POSITION NAME.  FOR EXAMPLE:  Smith.Temple.TS.App.pdf or Smith.Temple.TS.CV.pdf. 

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Ed Sobel, Search Committee Chair, c/o: Mrs. Florence Brown-Palmore, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY – Rock Hall 105, 1715 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Email: palmore@temple.edu. Phone: 215-204-8097. Fax 215-204-4060  

PLEASE DO NOT SEND ADDITIONAL MATERIALS UNTIL REQUESTED. 

Prepare to send the following additional materials if requested at a later date:

  • 5 confidential letters of recommendation directly from the referee
  • 3 additional names of references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses
  • A DVD or online recording of the candidate’s directing work or teaching.

The School of Theater, Film and Media Arts is part of the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, located in close proximity to the City’s historic cultural institutions, including the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Walnut Street Theatre, Opera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia Theatre Company and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts is part of a thriving arts community that provides myriad opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration among students, faculty and cultural partners.  The Center is located on the University's main campus in the culturally rich and diverse city of Philadelphia. Fall 2016 Theater enrollment included 280 students - 260 undergraduate and 20 graduate students in Design, Directing, Acting, and Playwriting. The Theater department is served by 17 full-time faculty and 15 affiliate faculty. The Department offers BA, MA, and MFA degrees.

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  WOMEN AND MINORITY CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000335221-01#sthash.Ms61G46t.dpuf

  • 11/12: contacted by search committee chair via email to set up skype interview

University of Arizona (AZ) - TT Asst. Professor - Theatre StudiesEdit

The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film and Television seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies starting in Fall 2017. The successful candidate will have extensive creative and theoretical experience in a variety of devised and performance modalities.

The candidate will be expected to teach a minimum of 5 courses per academic year in the MFA and BA programs such as undergraduate courses in improvisation, devised performance, and collaborative play development, and graduate courses in experimental dramaturgy. In addition, the candidate will serve as a mentor for the MFA students in the Generative Dramaturgy program and direct one Studio Series production per year.

Minimum Qualifications: - MFA in Performance Studies, Directing, Dramaturgy or related field. Completed at time of application. - At least 3 years previous university-level undergraduate and graduate teaching experience - Evidence of teaching effectiveness in both graduate and undergraduate courses - A strong record of research and/or creative work in devising performance and/or community based theatre.

Preferred Qualifications: - Ph.D. in Theatre Performance Studies - Record of research in devised performance theory.

Apply at: https://uacareers.com/postings/14227

  • Review Begins On: 12/01/2016.

University at Buffalo, SUNY (NY) - TT Asst. Professor of Theatre - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

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

Department: Theatre and Dance, University at Buffalo

Websites: http://www.theatredance.buffalo.edu/ and http://www.ubcfa.org/

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: http://www.buffalo.edu/administrative-services/careers-at-ub.html
  • Review of applications will begin August 8, 2016 and continue until position is filled.
  • Has this posting been closed? I can't seem to find it on the UB employment website?
  • I have a friend who knows some people on the search committee: rumour is that they've already started interviewing.  The impression I get is that there is an internal candidate, so the posting might have been pulled.
  • update* Yes, word is there are three finalists.  Search looks closed.
  • Received an e-mail from HR that said: "The department of Theatre and Dance is not actively recruiting for positions of any type at this time."

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: https://recruit.ap.ucr.edu/JPF00617

  • 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 (http://theatre.ucsd.edu) 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. https://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/_files/aps/compensation/Professor_AY.pdf

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

The Department of Theatre and Dance at UC SAN DIEGO (http://theatre.ucsd.edu) 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. https://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/_files/aps/compensation/Professor_AY.pdf

University of Denver (CO) - TT Assistant Professor, Theatre (Design)Edit

The department seeks applicants for a full time, tenure-track, faculty position (assistant professor) in an undergraduate only theatre department. The position is defined by three areas of focus: Teaching, Creative Work/Scholarly Research, and University Service. The appointment will begin in Fall 2017.

Essential Functions

Teaching

  • Teach departmental courses in Lighting Design, Scenic Design, Page to Stage, Junior Seminar, Senior Practicum, Production Performance Studio, Theatre Topics, and may include courses in other design areas (such as projections or video design), Dramatic Literature, Theory/Criticism, and other subjects, depending on experience, interest, and ability.
  • Active mentoring and consultation for senior capstone productions and independent projects, and also may include First-Year Seminar and/or Advanced Seminar offerings within the division of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Production Program

  • Design two or more productions each year.

Creative Work/Scholarly Research

  • Active pursuit of professional theatre work and/or scholarly research, depending on experience and professional focus.

University Service

  • Participate on departmental, divisional, and university committees.
  • Participate in departmental curriculum development and revision, annual selection of production season, student and departmental assessment, and student recruitment, retention, and academic advising.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate theatre education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional standards, mentoring, and collaboration.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience in promoting Inclusive Excellence.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well with students, faculty, staff and community.

Required Qualifications:

  • MFA in Lighting Design, Scenic Design, or Scenography.
  • Professional theatre design experience.
  • Significant teaching experience in academic/training environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Membership in United Scenic Artists.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in the design field in professional theatre.
  • Demonstrated expertise in teaching a secondary design focus (such as projections, properties, video design) as well as non-design courses such as Dramatic Literature, Theory/Criticism, and Management.
  • Demonstrated experience working in or with culturally and racially diverse environments.

Candidates must apply online through http://www.du.edu/jobs to be considered.

  • Only applications submitted online will be accepted. The committee will begin evaluating applications January 6, 2017.

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 http://www.english.hku.hk. 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.

http://www.umass.edu/english

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

Online application: http:///umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=74995 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 Nevada, Las Vegas (NV) - Chair/Full Professor - TheatreEdit

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Chair, Department of Theatre. The department currently consists of 12 full-time and 7 part-time faculty and enrolls over 220 undergraduate and 30 graduate students. Degrees offered include a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with concentrations in Stage and Screen Acting, Design/Technology, and Theatre Studies, a Master of Fine Arts in Design/Technology, Performance, or Stage Management; and a Master of Arts in Theatre.

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre (NCT), the producing arm of the Department, supports a professional theatre training program committed to bringing to Las Vegas the highest quality theatre featuring professional artists and advanced students recruited from around the country. NCT's mission is to "create vibrant theatre that inspires and entertains while providing a social, political, and ethical forum for Las Vegas artists and audiences. We engage with our community to create a lively dialogue and we provide a professional training experience for students of the Department of Theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas."

ROLE of the POSITION: Reporting to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts, the Department of Theatre Chair is a full-time, tenured faculty position on a 12-month contract, ideally beginning July 1, 2017. The Chair represents the Department and the Nevada Conservatory Theatre to the College, the University, the community, throughout the state of Nevada and the country. In collaboration with faculty and staff, the Chair leads the department in all aspects of program and curricular development, scholarly/creative activity, advocacy, and service while fostering diversity and collaboration. Additionally, the Chair duties include a leadership role in the Nevada Conservatory Theatre. The Chair schedules and staffs all classes, supervises departmental employees, administers personnel evaluations, and recommends faculty for promotion and tenure as outlined in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Code. The Chair develops and manages departmental budgets, oversees facilities and equipment, and responds to concerns expressed by faculty, students, University officials and outside constituents.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position is full-time, tenured and on a 12-month contract. Ideally the successful candidate will take office July 1, 2017, possess a terminal degree or equivalency in Theatre from a regionally accredited college or university, and have a record of excellence in teaching and artistic or scholarly activity. Demonstrated administrative experience, including a history of resource management, fundraising, recruiting, promotion of university Theatre programs, program development, and community outreach is expected. The successful candidate must possess the qualifications for appointment with tenure. Further, the successful candidate will hold a documented record of advocacy with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:</span> Preference will be given to candidates with experience that includes a strong record of administrative leadership at the level of chair or higher; experience and facility with curriculum development; experience and facility with arts performance, management and production; integrating high impact, engaged pedagogies and new technologies into the curriculum; strategic planning; and student learning outcomes assessment. A history of successful fund-raising is considered a plus.

APPLICATION DETAILS: Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume or curriculum vitae listing qualifications and experience, and three letters of professional references with names, email addresses, and telephone numbers, who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

  • Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on December 1, 2016 and fullest consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu. Apply online at: https://hrsearch.unlv.edu

University of Northern Colorado - TT Asst. Professor - Theatre StudiesEdit

The University of Northern Colorado’s School of Theatre Arts and Dance is seeking an outstanding Theatre Studies professor. The selected candidate will join 23 faculty and staff members in The School of Theatre Arts and Dance to deliver curriculum in a nationally recognized NAST accredited pre-professional BA program that includes five different concentration areas. The successful candidate may teach a combination of Theatre Management, Intro to Theatre, Dramatic Literature, Directing, Play Script Analysis, Dramaturgy, Arts Entrepreneurship and Playwriting. The successful candidate will also serve as an academic advisor to Theatre Studies majors, assist with the marketing/promotion of the academic year production season, and participate in student recruitment activities.

This is a nine-month Renewable Term position. Rank: Assistant Professor. Summer employment may be available with The Little Theatre of the Rockies professional summer stock company. Additional information about the UNC School of Theatre Arts and Dance may be found at http://arts.unco.edu/theatre/

  • Review of completed files will begin on October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should submit the following materials online at https://careers.unco.edu: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for five references. Additional materials may be requested after initial screening process. The cover letter may be addressed to the attention of Dr. Andrea Moon, Chair of the Search Committee. Contact Monica Coverdale at monica.coverdale@unco.edu with questions regarding application to this position. Visit https://careers.unco.edu/postings/1243 to apply.

University of Notre Dame (IN) - TT Asst. Professor - Theatre History - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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: https://apply.interfolio.com/36635.
  • 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.
  • skype interview invitation 11/28 x1
  • Request for additional materials 12/5
  • Invitation for campus visit 12/7

University of Wisconsin Whitewater (WI) - TT Asst. Professor - Theatre GeneralistEdit

This position includes teaching acting, directing, theatre history, and theatre education classes in a NAST accredited program, as well as directing selected productions as part of the department's six-show season. Courses offered in regular rotation include: Introduction to Acting; Directing I; Directing II; History of the Theatre through 1550; Theatre History & Drama 1550-1830; Survey of Modern Drama; Contemporary Drama; and Methods of Teaching Theatre. This position also includes teaching sections of World of the Arts (College General Education Core course). Depending on course loads and rotation, may include teaching upper-level performance courses and the Multicultural Drama in the United States course.

QUALIFICATIONS: Terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in Theatre (acting, directing, or theatre history). ABD candidates may be considered, with expectation of completion by 8/23/2017. Strong evidence of successful university level teaching. (Preferred: minimum of three years teaching experience in K-12 schools.) Strong evidence of superior professional production experience in acting and/or directing. Evidence of commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and service.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will: 1) teach roster of regularly offered acting, directing, theatre history, and World of the Arts courses; 2) direct productions as part of departmental season; typically one per semester, may include children's theatre and/or musicals; 3) academic advising for students; 4) supervise and mentor students; 5) participate on departmental, college, and university committees; 6) serve as head of Theatre Education program, teaching Methods course and supervising student teachers; and 7) service and research/creative activities consistent with university expectations for a tenure track faculty position.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION: The UWW Theatre/Dance Department has a staff of 10 faculty/academic staff members, serving around 80 theatre majors and offering BFA areas in design/tech, stage management, management/promotions, and performance, as well as BA and BSE degrees. Six productions are mounted each year, including one touring children¿s play and one dance concert. The Theatre/Dance Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). The Theatre/Dance Department serves a diverse population of students, and embraces the principles and practices of Inclusive Excellence that are reflected in the University of Wisconsin System¿s commitment to diversity and educational opportunity. For more information, please see http://www.uww.edu/cac/theatre-dance/

CAMPUS INFORMATION: The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a regional comprehensive university with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. UW-Whitewater has reached record enrollment four of the last five years and offers 50 majors in four colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 15 master's degree programs and recently added a Doctorate of Business Administration. UW-Whitewater students achieve excellence in the classroom and on the playing field. In the 2014-15 Academic Year, UW-Whitewater was the first university in NCAA history at any level to win national championships in football, basketball and baseball in a single year. The campus offers more than 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. UW- Whitewater is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. - See more at: http://www.uww.edu/news

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION: UW-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System. Located in a community of 14,622 residents near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin, Whitewater is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago.

SPECIAL NOTES: The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans.

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants for positions may indicate in writing that his or her identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statues 19.36 (7)(a).

UW-Whitewater conducts criminal backgrounds checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

For UW-W Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by DECEMBER 15, 2016 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding the position please contact: Marshall Anderson, Chair of Search Committee and of Theatre/Dance Dept. 262-472-1328 Candidates@uww.edu

TO APPLY: Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application includes online submission of the following documents: A letter of application; A curriculum vita/resume; 3 recent position specific letters of recommendation sent under separate cover to the following email address: Candidates@uww.edu ; Copy of undergraduate transcripts; Copy of graduate transcripts; Sample Syllabi; Statement of Teaching Philosophy; Evidence of Teaching Excellence (such as recent classroom performance evaluations or peer reviews List of at least three current references with contact information.

Finalists will provide official transcripts, and will be required to teach class(s) as part of the interview process.

To Apply and submit these documents please visit http://www.uww.edu. Click on the Employment link located at the bottom of the page, then click on the UW-Whitewater Careers link at the top of the next page.

This Job ID is: 12514.

  • Deadline: 15 Dec. 2016.

Virginia Commonwealth University (VA) - Department of Theatre ChairEdit

This position is a 12-month, senior-level, tenure-eligible faculty position that will lead the Department of Theatre as Chairperson. The chairperson will oversee and perform a portfolio of administrative business and fiscal operations for the department; facilitate group processes; effectively advocate on behalf of the department and the discipline; successfully seek internal and external funding; and be visionary. The Chairperson will be committed to enhancing the diversity among faculty, staff, and students in the department.

The chair will be a key figure in defining and refining the vision for the department, be an effective and equitable administrator and an enthusiastic contributor, facilitator and director.

Virginia Commonwealth University - TT Assistant/Associate Professor of Theory & Criticism/Dramatic LiteratureEdit

The VCUarts Department of Theatre (arts.vcu.edu/theatre/) is seeking an energetic and dynamic Assistant/Associate Professor to teach in the areas of Theatre History, Theory, Criticism and Dramatic Literature, and lead the department’s graduate program. Located in Richmond, VA, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts) is ranked the #1 public university arts & design program in the country (by U.S. News & World Report). The Department of Theatre is one of the largest departments among the School’s 16 programs and has a long history and a distinguished reputation for training theatre artists.

This position is a tenure-eligible nine-month faculty position in Theatre History, Theory, Criticism and Dramatic Literature at the academic rank of Assistant of Associate Professor. This position will have graduate teaching responsibilities in the areas of Theatre History, Theory, Criticism and Dramatic Literature and may oversee faculty teaching the same area of expertise on the undergraduate level. This person will also supervise and administer the MFA Program in Theater. This position will take an active role in mentoring students; service to the school and department; service on university committees as designated by the chair; and work collaboratively with theatre faculty, students and guest artists. This faculty member’s scholarly and creative activity should make a contribution to a body of knowledge within the discipline(s) of Theatre History, Theory, Criticism or Dramatic Literature, as it relates to the Theatre curriculum and reflect a high standard of quality of competence while being consistent with and supporting the mission and initiatives of the Department, School, and University.

Virginia Commonwealth University (VA) - TT Assistant Professor of Scenic DesignEdit

The VCUarts Department of Theatre (arts.vcu.edu/theatre/) is seeking an energetic and dynamic Assistant Professor to lead the Scene Design area. Located in Richmond, VA, the School of the Arts is ranked the #1 public university arts & design program in the country (by U.S. News & World Report). The Department of Theatre is one of the largest departments among the School’s 16 programs and has a long history and a distinguished reputation for training theatre artists. The department offers multiple degrees: a B.A in Theatre; B.F.A. degrees in Theatre with emphases in Performance, Scene Design and Technical Production, Costume Design and Technical Production, Lighting Design and Technical Production, and Stage Management; and M.F.A. degrees in Pedagogy, Scene Design and Costume Design. The Department of Theatre is a member of NAST.

This position is a tenure-eligible nine-month faculty position in Scene Design with the academic rank of Assistant Professor. This position will have undergraduate and graduate teaching responsibilities in the area of Scene Design. This position will take an active role in mentoring students; perform service to the school and department and serve on university committees as designated by the chair; and work collaboratively with theatre faculty, students and guest artists. This faculty member’s scholarly and creative activity should make a contribution to a body of knowledge within the theatre discipline of Scene Design, as it relates to the Theatre curriculum and reflect a high standard of quality of competence while being consistent with and supporting the mission and initiatives of the department, School, and University. The faculty member will be expected to continue professional work in the area of Scene Design. The faculty member is required to have professional scene design experience on a national level. The faculty member will preferably maintain membership in United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, the labor union and professional association of Designers.

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: https://apply.interfolio.com/36796.

  • 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 (jhbh@yonsei.ac.kr).

Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit our website at http://uic.yonsei.ac.kr.

  • Interested applicants should submit a short letter of application, dissertation abstract, and C.V. at http://uic.yonsei.ac.kr/professorship/application.asp before October 31, 2016. Short-listed candidates will then be asked to email 3 letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and sample syllabi to uic_faculty@yonsei.ac.kr. Interviews will be held over Skype.

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / PostdocsEdit

Bard College (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater History and Contemporary Practice - 1 yr. half-time appt.Edit

The Theater and Performance Program at Bard College is seeking to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor in Theater History and Contemporary Practice.  This one-year, half-time appointment is non-renewable, and will begin in September 2017 with a 2-1 teaching load in theater and performance history, theory, and contemporary practice, and dramatic literature. 

Bard's Theater and Performance Program is housed in the landmark Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, a state of the art facility designed by Frank Gehry that includes two theaters, a suite of studios, and full shop facilities. The program is built on an integrated and interdisciplinary philosophy that places equal emphasis on context, technique, and creative practice and research. The faculty is supplemented each year with visiting artists from Live Arts Bard, the College's residency and commissioning program.

The ideal candidate is a scholar with a PhD or a highly qualified dramaturg with an MFA, DFA, or equivalent terminal degree, who also has significant experience collaborating with practicing artists in the professional theater as directors, writers or dramaturgs. A commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment is essential.

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample course syllabus, a 5-10 page writing sample, and contact information for 3 references by January 5, 2017 through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/39614
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who contribute to its diversity.

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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