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Theatre and Performing Arts Jobs 2017-2018Edit

This wiki page is for listings for faculty positions in theatre and other related performing arts fields (performance studies, etc.) with start dates in 2018.

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

Academic CredentialsEdit

  • ABD = 3
  • PhD = 17
  • MFA & MA =1
  • MFA & DFA =
  • MFA & ABD = 1
  • MFA & PhD = 8
  • MA & MFA = 1
  • MFA & MLitt = 1
  • MFA, MLitt, & MRes = 1
  • MFA = 9
  • MFA & Voice Certification =1
  • MA =
  • MDanceSt =
  • TOTAL = 43
  • 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) = 17
  • Associate Professor (current) = 4
  • Full Professor (current) =
  • CC Instructor =1
  • Non-Tenure Track Instructor/VAP (current) = 5
  • Adjunct = 4
  • Full-Time College Theatre Staff=
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow = 3
  • HS Theatre & CC Adjunct =
  • No Academic Position Currently = 3
  • Graduate Student = 4
  • Just Looking =
  • Theatre Department Staff/PT Faculty= 1
  • Artist and Independent Scholar =4
  • 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 = 46
  • 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 = 15
  • Acting = 9
  • Acting and Music Theatre =
  • Playwriting = 3
  • Directing = 8
  • Voice & Speech = 3
  • Movement = 3
  • Musical Theatre = 2
  • Dramaturgy = 5
  • Lit/Crit/History/Theory = 11
  • Performance Studies = 6
  • Dance Studies = 
  • Design = 2
    • Costume Design =
    • Scenic Design =
    • Lighting Design = 3
    • Sound Design = 1
  • Technical Direction = 1
  • Theatre Education = 
  • Arts Administration = 1
  • Department Chair = 1
  • Devising = 4
  • Puppetry=

2017-18 Theatre Jobs - Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit

Arizona State University (AZ) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre, Dramaturgy -  CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The School of Film, Dance and Theatre in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Dramaturgy, beginning fall, 2018. 

We seek a theatre scholar with experience as a dramaturge working on projects that clearly resonate with culturally specific communities and voices in content and form. We are interested in a scholar excited to advance existing Theatre Program curricula in Performance in the Borderlands, Theatre for Social Change, and Theatre for Youth, including dramatic analysis and theatre history, as well as develop new courses in culturally specific theatre and performance that connect with dance and film. This hire will be responsible for fostering undergraduate students and mentoring graduate students with the opportunity to contribute visionary thinking to campus initiatives and community partnerships. Sample areas of desired specialization: Latinx theatre; Native American performance; African-American theatre; Asian American/Pacific Islander theatre; LGBTIQ theatre; hip hop theatre; Immigrant communities and public performance; emerging voices and new storytelling forms; devised, non-linear and community based structural forms that are immersive.

The Assistant Professor of Theatre, Dramaturgy will be responsible for teaching, educating, mentoring and preparing students while advancing the mission of the Theatre Program within the School of Film, Dance and Theatre to increase and diversify numbers of first generation graduates prepared to transform their fields and society.

The candidate will be expected to facilitate student success through active mentorship and innovative new learning experiences that prioritize access, inclusion, diversity and excellence in alignment with ASU and its charter. Our faculty is comprised of theatre artists, practitioners and scholars committed to delivering a curriculum which highly values theatre that address social and political issues, including issues of race and gender, and places emphasis on emerging voices and the creation of new work. We are in the process of revising our curriculum, diversifying our faculty, and asking ourselves what defines a New American Theatre as part of the New American University. 

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in scholarly field with a dissertation focused on theatre and culturally specific and community based voices and forms;
  • Experience as a literary and/or production dramaturge;
  • Experience educating first generation students, working with diverse populations, and promoting equity.

Desired Qualifications:  Demonstrated success in one or more of the following:

  • Record of publication in the intersectionality of dramaturgy and film/dance;
  • Experience with public programming and local community based projects;
  • Experience fostering new playwrights and/or devised work.

Instructions to Apply: Please submit a letter of interest, a small portfolio of representative work, curriculum vita and contact information of (3) references.

Please submit the above information to: https://apply.interfolio.com/47737

  • Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 26th, 2018; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.
  • Request for phone interview, 2/9
  • Invitation for campus interview extended, 3/14

Arizona State University (AZ) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre, Lighting DesignEdit

The School of Film, Dance and Theatre at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in lighting design at the assistant professor level beginning fall 2018.

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural, and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU's Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the largest comprehensive design and arts school in the nation, is a vibrant example of the of the New American University philosophy. With nearly 5,000 students, more than 400 faculty and faculty associates, 135 degree options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, the Herberger Institute is built on a combination of disciplines unlike any other program in the nation. The institute includes the School of Art, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, The Design School, School of Film, Dance and Theatre, School of Music, and the ASU Art Museum. Through recognizing that design and the arts are critical resources for transforming society and solving complex problems, ASU's Herberger Institute is committed to positioning artists, scholars, designers, and educators at the center of public life. herbergerinstitute.asu.edu

The School of Film, Dance and Theatre, with its emphasis on new work and socially engaged practice, is a collaborative community of artists, scholars, students, faculty and staff who are shaping the future of film, dance, and theatre through inventive curricula and innovative programming. At the center of our philosophy are the four "Cs": creativity, community, collaboration, and collegiality. We build on these core values in our classrooms and studios, research endeavors, public programming and community engagement. With over 450 film majors, over 250 undergraduate theatre majors, 100 undergraduate dance majors and over 50 MA, MFA and PhD students, the School of Film, Dance and Theatre is a dynamic teaching, learning and discovery environment in which production and curriculum are mutually supportive. Each year we present an extensive season of productions that push the boundaries of contemporary theatre and dance and an annual student film festival that highlights the best emerging talent in digital film and media production. Our programming features hundreds of live events and presentation of student films; these works engage over 20,000 community members in the metro Phoenix area. School and Institute initiatives include the Hollywood Invades Tempe series connecting students with top filmmakers, and Performance in the Borderlands lecture series, workshops, performances, and public discussions. Cross Institute initiatives include the Pave Program in Arts Entrepreneurship, including speakers, workshops and symposium; the Urban Sol collaboration of Valley area DJs, MCs, graffiti artists and dancers; and ArtsWorks, an initiative that unites artists and scholars with community leaders in research and programs focused on children and the arts.

The candidate will teach undergraduate lighting and related classes. They will be expected to teach, mentor, and work with a diverse population and contribute to an inclusive campus community. In addition, they will design lighting for one or more ASU productions per year. The continuation of lighting design activities beyond the university towards maintaining a national profile is required.  Service to school, institute, university, and profession is expected. The successful candidate will be encouraged to maintain a professional profile in lighting design at a national level, engage in the School of Film, Dance and Theatre's mission to move the theatre and film arts into the future and with ASU's mission to be a model for the New American University (see www.asu.edu).

Required Qualifications:

  • MFA, or a record of extensive and sustained professional achievement in lighting design
  • Demonstrated experience with emerging lighting and entertainment technologies
  • Significant demonstrated experience with computer-controlled lighting systems (ETC-EOS Family of console, LED technology, moving head fixtures, scrollers, hazers, etc.), and Vectorworks for producing lighting drawings
  • Ability to work with diverse student populations and to promote equity in student learning

Desired Qualifications:

  • Membership in United Scenic Artists
  • Ability to teach in one or more additional design areas highly desirable.
  • University-level teaching experience
  • Professional expertise in lighting design and production
  • Diverse types of lighting work experience

Instructions to Apply: All applications must be submitted electronically via interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/47736

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • PDF portfolio of ten examples representing diverse work
  • One plot with supporting paperwork
  • Contact information of three references.

Application Deadline:

  • The application deadline is January 26th, 2018; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.

Baldwin Wallace University (OH) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre - Lighting DesignEdit

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Baldwin Wallace University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in Lighting, beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will teach courses in the theatre program; design for our mainstage season; teach additional courses in area of expertise (i.e., sound, theatre technology, projections, Vectorworks, etc.); advise students.  Service on department and university-wide committees is expected.

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Baldwin Wallace University offers a BFA in Acting with an emphasis in classical drama, and a BA in Theatre (with four tracks: Acting/Directing, Stage Management, Dance, and Tech/Design).  The department works closely with the Music Theatre and Opera programs, and we have a partnership with Great Lakes Theater.  The University seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber.   Qualifications:  MFA in Lighting Design; professional design experience.

Founded in 1845, Baldwin Wallace University is an independent, coeducational comprehensive institution in the liberal arts tradition and is located 15 miles southwest of downtown Cleveland and just minutes from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport.   Baldwin Wallace enrolls approximately 3,000 full-time undergraduate day students, 250 part-time students in evening and weekend programs, and 900 graduate students.  The University offers a competitive benefits package which includes funding for professional travel, summer grant opportunities, and tuition benefits for immediate family.

BW offers an outstanding benefits package that includes funding for professional travel, summer grant opportunities, relocation assistance and tuition benefits for immediate family.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vita, teaching philosophy and contact information for three personal references in a single Word document or a single PDF file via the To Apply link on BW's Employment and Careers' web page at https://www.bw.edu/employment

  • Evidence of creative and/or scholarly work will be required of finalists.  Review of applicants will begin November 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Barnard College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre: Race and Performance - Offer MadeEdit

The Department of Theatre at Barnard College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the field of Race and Performance, with demonstrated secondary teaching expertise in one area of theatre practice, preferably directing. Appointed candidate will teach four courses per year: 2 course in theatre/performance studies, and 2 courses in an area of theatre practice. Ability to conduct original research, to teach in required course sequence, and to develop new courses in drama, theatre, and performance studies essential. Completed Ph.D. required prior to employment. The Barnard College Theatre Department offers the undergraduate major for all Barnard College and Columbia University undergraduates, and puts considerable emphasis on the work of theatre in the critical environment of the liberal arts. Candidate may join the faculty of the Columbia University Ph.D. Program in Theatre. Online application will include letter of application, c.v, contact information for three letters of recommendation, critical writing sample; statement of pedagogical practice/philosophy, and other relevant materials such as syllabi. Training and/or teaching experience in artistic field must be highlighted as well.

Please submit to: http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/2855 and provide link to any video materials.

  • Applications must be received by 1 October 2017 to assure full consideration.
  • Request for Skype interview 10/27/17

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts - Acting/PerformanceEdit

THEATRE AND DANCE - Full-time, academic-year, tenure-track, Assistant Professor, acting and performance position in Theatre in the Theatre and Dance Department, College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, to begin September 13, 2018. An MFA in Acting or Performance is required by time of appointment; one to two years of applicable university teaching or professional experiences is highly desirable.

Teaching responsibilities will include: Advanced Acting Studio, Voice and Diction, Acting in Musical Theatre, Introduction to Theatre; other duties may include directing main-stage productions, coaching for main-stage productions, and supervising student projects. Other teaching responsibilities may include courses based upon applicant's ability to demonstrate expertise in other areas, including, but not limited to, interests in Community-Based Theatre, Devised Theatre, Dialects, Acting for the Camera, Clowning, Stage Combat, etc. Specific assignments will depend on department needs.

The typical teaching load is 12 units per quarter, with correspondingly reasonable research/scholarship and service expectations and with a significant reduction in course load in the first one to two years to help establish an active program of research/scholarship/creative activity and professional development. Outcomes assessment and Learn by Doing are important components of the University curriculum. Faculty members are also expected to engage in service and to provide academic and professional advising to students. The successful candidate will be expected to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, and administration. Continued professional development is expected. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to, or potential for, teaching excellence and scholarly activity at the university level. The College of Liberal Arts is committed to enhancing the diversity and inclusiveness of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal in their teaching and scholarly work are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in these areas. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with students, staff and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Cal Poly is committed to the teacher-scholar model. As teachers, faculty are expected to exhibit strong pedagogical skills and to remain proficient and current in their disciplines. As scholars, faculty should be engaged in scholarly work that is of very high quality as evidenced by external peer review. As colleagues, it is appropriate for faculty to perform service activities at all levels of the university. Faculty should build collaborative relationships across the University and with colleagues at other universities.

Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills: MFA in Acting or Performance required by time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications / Skills: One to two years of applicable university teaching or professional experiences is highly desirable.

Online App. Form: http://apptrkr.com/h_i8u9vrzj3galql4w

  • Review Begin Date: 1-12-2018.

California State University, Fullerton (CA) - TT Position - Lighting/Projection DesignEdit

The Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of the Arts at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor tenure-track faculty position in Lighting Design with appointment starting in Fall 2018.  CSUF values and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse University community.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.

Department The Department of Theatre & Dance serves approximately 600 Majors, with 27 Full-time and 28 Part-time Faculty and 14 Full-time Professional Staff in all requisite areas of design and production, and offers BFA Degrees in Acting and Musical Theatre, BA Degrees in Applied Studies, Playwriting, Directing, Dance and Design & Production, and MFA Degrees in Directing, and Design and Production.

The yearly season consists of up to 10 main stage and 8 second stage productions (performed, designed and staffed by students) including plays, musicals, dance and opera, produced in 5 spaces, utilizing a variety of faculty directors, graduate student directors and guest directors.

Cal State Fullerton Department of Theatre and Dance is fully accredited by NAST (National Association of Schools of Theater), NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance) and is a member of URTA (University Resident Theater Association) and USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology).  For more information about the department, please visit: http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/theatredance/

Position The qualified candidate could teach a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses (up to 3 per semester) in Stage Lighting and Projection Design: Fundamentals of Stage Lighting, Advanced Lighting Design, Automated Lighting, Projection Design, Advanced Topics in Theatre Design and Technology, Graduate Seminar in Lighting Design.  The candidate shall work closely with the Staff Master Electrician and full-time faculty in Lighting Design, supervising student designers from conception through realization, mentoring individual student design projects in lighting and projection, maintain currency with emerging developments in lighting and projection technologies.  The successful candidate could design lighting or projections for selected Department productions.

Positive tenure and promotion decisions require the successful candidate to have excellent teaching skills coupled with the ability to serve on both Department and University committees. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute and collaborate regarding Department curriculum, policy and practice, as well as pursue scholarly/creative and service activities outside of the academy.

Qualifications Required

  • Master of Fine Arts degree by the time of appointment, or significant professional experience.
  • Minimum 3 years college or university level teaching experience.
  • Experience creating and managing all aspects of stage lighting for a multiple spaces and genres from small to large-scale productions.
  • Significant professional experience in theatrical lighting design.
  • Experience teaching computer skills as related to best current practices in professional theatre. This includes but is not limited to use of VectorWorks Spotlight, 2D and 3D rendering techniques as well as visualization programs such as Vision and WYSIWYG.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of culturally diverse students, faculty, and staff and ability to collaborate as a member of a team.

Preferred

  • United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 affiliation is desirable but not essential.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Rank and Salary The position will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure-track. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php

Appointment Date August 2018

Application Procedure A complete on-line application must be submitted in order to receive full consideration.  To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 9951BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

Applicants will submit

  1. Cover letter (relating your experience to the required and preferred qualifications) addressed to Lighting Design Search Committee
  2. Current Curriculum vita/professional resume
  3. Undergraduate and graduate transcripts 
  4. List of three professional references: name, best telephone contact number, email address
  5. Teaching Philosophy Statement
  6. Diversity Statement

Successful Candidates contacted by the Search Committee will be required to submit:

  1. Three letters of recommendations (see instructions below)
  2. Digital Portfolio of Creative/Scholarly Research
  3. Examples of specific course materials, syllabi, handouts, PowerPoint/Keynote presentations

On the References Page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application.  They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter.  You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Dale A. Merrill, Dean, College of the Arts @ dmerrill@fullerton.edu or call 657-278-3256.

  • Application Deadline:Review of applications will begin immediately.  All applications received by January 16, 2018, are assured full consideration.  Position will remain open until filled.  Multiple positions maybe hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

California State University, Long Beach (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre (Technical Theatre)Edit

RECRUITMENT NUMBER: 2483

POSITION: Assistant Professor of Theatre (Technical Theatre)

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 20, 2018 (Fall Semester)

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

TO APPLY VISIT: http://web.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/personnel/jobs/posting/2483/index.html

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MFA degree in Technical Theatre, Design and/or Production. Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the degree by August 1, 2018. Demonstrated potential for success in teaching technical theatre at the college level. Demonstrated proficiency in industry standard software applications relevant to technical theatre. Demonstrated potential for developing a strong record of professional achievement in Technical Theatre at a national/international level. Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated excellence in teaching a range of courses in Technical Theatre/Production at both undergraduate and graduate levels including: teaching computer software applicable to technical theatre,including 2D and 3D imaging and drafting programs such as Photoshop, VectorWorks and AutoCAD; and visualization programs such as WYSIWYG, Vision, and Light Converse. Demonstrated proficiency in a variety of technical theatre skills which may include: costume crafts; costume construction; video design and projection; automated lighting programming; theatrical audio/video and electrical knowledge and experience; properties construction and design, materials and set construction, and rigging. Demonstrated excellence in professional achievement in Technical Theatre, Production and/or related fields at a national/international level. Conversant in new and emerging technologies pertinent to Technical Theatre. Experience in any of the following: student mentoring, curriculum development, program coordination, committee work, or other service.

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin October 2, 2017. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

Carnegie Mellon University (PA) - TT Associate Professor of Drama - Film & TelevisionEdit

Carnegie Mellon University is seeking candidates with the experience and vision to merge the art and craft of cinematic storytelling with the strengths of the first degree-granting theater conservatory in the country. While film and television is not a degree-granting major in the School of Drama, work for camera is integral to every discipline we teach. We are looking for a faculty member who will contribute expertise to the world-class education we are striving to provide and help further our students connection to best practices in the entertainment industry.

In this role, you will: Organize and lead a visionary, interdisciplinary curriculum. Teach and mentor students in every discipline taught, including the BFA and MFA acting, directing, dramatic writing, dramaturgy, design, and production technology programs. Anchor a team of interdisciplinary instructors at the top of their fields. Cultivate a film and television practicum in a collaborative, instructive environment.

QUALIFICATIONS: You have an established reputation in the film and television industry. You have prior leadership and teaching experience in an academic or production context. You hold an MFA degree OR have commensurate professional experience. You have proven skill at leading teams in the creation of camera-based production both in front of and behind the lens. You have experience with a broad range of film and television genres and a working knowledge of myriad producing and creative disciplines. You have experience with new technologies such as performance capture, digital media, special effects, 3D, VR or others.

The position is based in Pittsburgh and requires strong and present advisement of students in classwork and production. We are committed to diversity, inclusion and innovation, inviting artistic collaboration between faculty, staff and students, our University, and the theatrical community at large.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Are you passionate about training the award-winning talent of tomorrow? To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, and a document listing three references with contact information by November 15, 2017. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Anne Mundell at amundell@andrew.cmu.edu.

Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama produces innovators, practitioners and industry leaders in the arts and entertainment professions who indelibly impact how people experience the world at large.

We are the oldest conservatory training, and the first degree-granting drama institution, in the United States of America. Founded in 1914, the school combines established practice with innovation, pedagogical and technological advancement across all disciplines. School of Drama graduates commit to the enrichment of diverse arts practices, champion interdisciplinary collaborations, explore new forms of creative expression, and promote community and diversity. The school’s conservatory program within the university is one that prepares students intellectually, artistically and practically to be leaders in their chosen professions, whether it be on stage, in film, television, or within the rapidly growing realm of new media.

For more information about The School of Drama, visit www.drama.cmu.edu .

Case Western University (OH) - TT Assistant Professor of Movement/ActingEdit

The Department of Theater in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University is accepting applications for an assistant professor of movement and acting (tenure-track) beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. The position will be the primary movement specialist in the Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting program, and also teach at the undergraduate level based on areas of expertise. Other duties include production movement coaching; advising; university, college, and department service; and the possibility of directing depending on experience. The normal teaching load is three and two on the semester system.

A Master of Fine Arts degree and experience teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels is required. To apply, send letter of interest and curriculum vitae, and have three current letters of recommendation sent independently by the authors; please submit materials electronically to Professor Beth McGee, Search Committee Chair, at shanna.mcgee@case.edu. An official transcript must be made available prior to job offer.

  • Review of applications begins January 1, 2018.

Central Washington University (WA) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor, Theatre Literature, History, and Performance - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Job Summary:  Central Washington University seeks Assistant/Associate Professor in the areas of Theatre Literature, History, and Performance with assignments in undergraduate and graduate course work based on skillset. Appointment begins 16 September 2018. Some summer teaching opportunities may also be available.

Job Duties

  • Teach 2-4 courses per quarter in undergraduate and graduate curriculum
  • Assist in the recruiting, advising, and mentoring students in the BA and MA programs
  • Maintain active professional and/or scholarly work outside the university
  • Serve on departmental and university committees
  • Application link: http://bit.ly/2zU60VY
  • Application review begins January 3, 2018.
  • any movement on this one? (2/21)
  • phone interviews x3
  • Any word post-phone interviews?

Colby College (ME) - TT Open Rank Position, Contemporary Performance - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The successful candidate will have a proven record of teaching excellence; clear evidence of leadership and innovation in the classroom, studio, and/or on stage; active engagement with professional spheres; experience working with artists and scholars from multiple disciplines; and a strong creative and/or scholarly research agenda. We are especially interested in candidates who will promote diversity, inclusion, and equity at Colby through their teaching, research, and service. Teaching responsibilities will be defined by the candidate's strengths, and successful candidates will be ready and able to propose specifically how their work will adhere to this vision, contribute to a redevelopment of our curriculum, and function within a progressive liberal arts context. Specific areas of expertise are open, but might include scripting and/or devised performance, hybrid performance, performance and technology, site-specific or community-based performance, contemporary performance theory, and professional practice in any performance-based discipline. Candidates must have a terminal degree in their area of research. The successful candidate should be able to propose bold new ideas, challenge existing structures, and collaborate with existing faculty and staff to develop and enact this new vision as a leader in the department. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, one-page vision statement, statement of teaching philosophy, explanation of research interests with video links or writing samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at the following link, https://apply.interfolio.com/48273. Review of applications will begin February 5, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

- Anyone heard anything? (3/14)

- Skype interview request 3/24

-Any news on campus invites? 4/13

- I haven't heard anything yet. (4/13) x2 - but all of my emails for other arrangements were written at like 10pm on Friday night - so maybe we'll find out tonight?

- I hope this doesn't turn into another Skidmore situation (if you don't know what I'm talking about - see below).

- received email last night that campus interviews have been scheduled (was not invited) 4/14





College of Wooster (OH)- TT Assistant Professor of Design (Theatre and Dance)

The College of Wooster Department of Theatre and Dance is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Design. Responsibilities include teaching Scenic Design, Lighting Design, and the introductory level Theatre Design Foundations course, and designing for faculty-directed theatre and dance productions each semester. Successful candidates may also teach: Scenic Painting, Sound Design, Design Technology, Multi-Media Design, Stagecraft, and/or Props Design. Additional expectations: to work closely with the Technical Director and shop staff and to mentor student designers in the College’s required Independent Study Program. MFA in Design or Ph.D. with significant professional practice plus experience designing both theatre and dance required. Undergraduate teaching experience preferred. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (20% domestic students of color and 11% international students). All applicants must demonstrate a promise of excellence in working with students from diverse backgrounds.

A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial graduate transcripts, teaching statement, online portfolio with research statement, three reference letters, and a diversity statement (which details how the applicant has engaged or expects to engage with issues of diversity in the classroom and the curriculum, as well as on campus). All materials must be submitted through Interfolio, which is free to applicants. Address all questions to Dr. Jimmy A. Noriega, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Theatre and Dance.

Columbia College Chicago (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Theatre - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Columbia College Chicago is searching for four tenure-track positions in a cluster hire focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) to begin in Fall 2018. We will be searching for positions in History, Theatre, Cinema and Television, and Interactive Arts and Media. We seek individuals in these fields whose work specifically addresses the lives and experiences of communities of color in the United States, and whose work delves into an artistic or scholarly engagement that articulates the cultural productions and nuances of these communities and examines how their contributions and this body of knowledge can help expand our College’s curriculum. Each of the individuals hired in these positions, along with holding a faculty line in their respective departments, will work alongside the Dean of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to help expand the curricular offerings of the college and move forward our initiatives on DEI. For more information on the office of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion please visit: colum.edu/diversity

The Theatre Department seeks the addition of a full-time, tenure-track scholar whose work engages with African American and/or African Diasporas. A secondary emphasis, or co-emphasis, in playwriting and/or directing is required and candidates are encouraged to think expansively about theatre making in framing their qualifications for these creative areas; expertise in Hip-Hop theatre, devised theatre, or experimental performance forms are especially welcome to apply.

The incumbent will be charged with finding innovative strategies through new and existing curricula to bring considerations of race and racism; sexuality and gender; and power and privilege into the curriculum. The best qualified candidates will have a proven track record in teaching a diverse student body, and will be well versed in navigating difficult conversations about race and power in the classroom and through individual mentorship. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience articulating the above expertise through the lenses of community engagement or community development. The incumbent’s pursuit of tenure will require the production of a substantial and distinctive body of work.

Duties & Responsibilities: Participate broadly in our community of students, artists, and scholars; Teach three courses per semester; Create a substantial body of creative work and/or scholarship consistent with department and college tenure criteria; Develop innovative strategies through which to promote culturally pluralistic and intersectional undergraduate scholarship—revising existing curricula and developing new course work to accomplish this goal; Contribute to undergraduate concentrations in directing and/or playwriting, including curriculum revision/development and student mentorship; Contribute to college-wide conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion—furthering the college’s commitment to being a national leader in conversations regarding race and racism and participating in conversations with members of a college-wide “cluster hire” cohort; Find additional areas for leadership and guidance in the department.These may include but are not limited to:community engagement (preferred), acting, voice, movement, and professional readiness. Participate in recruitment efforts. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or M.F.A. by time of appointment; Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching in a culturally pluralistic environment; Demonstrated ability to teach and engage students with a wide range of academic preparedness; Ability to develop a substantial body of work consistent with department and college tenure criteria through published scholarship and/or creative endeavor; Experience leading conversations regarding race and power, gender and sexuality in the classroom, among faculty, and in mentorship situations; Experience in community engagement preferred.

To ensure consideration, applicants should submit the following as one document (.doc .docx or .pdf):

Letter of application
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy
Sample Publication (if appropriate)

Candidates considered for interviews will be asked to provide three letters of reference and evidence of successful teaching at the time of invitation.

  • Review of applications will begin November, 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Skype interview stage [posted 12/5] x2

Duke University (NC) - Assoc. or Full Professor - Theatre Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Theater Studies at Duke University invites applications for a tenured position at the associate or full professor level to begin in fall 2018. We seek a scholar in dramatic literature or performance studies with a significant body of scholarly research and demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. This appointment may be joint with another department, as appropriate. PhD required.

Submit a cover letter addressed to Duke University Department of Theater Studies, vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample via Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org.

  • Applications received by October 20, 2017, will be guaranteed consideration.
  • 12/12: Rejection Email Received (x2); Email states that campus invites have been extended

Durham University (UK) - Assistant Professor - post-1660 DramaEdit

You will take a central role in developing your own research agenda plus those that enhance our existing strengths, securing funding and ensuring research publications are of world-class. You will play a key role in developing the capabilities of our talented students through your seminars, tutorials and lectures, imparting your knowledge and expertise in Drama in English in any period post-1660, and ensuring they receive the highest standards of education. Nurturing our student drama culture, you will seek to engage with other performance cultures, and you will supervise the work of PhD students.

You’ll need: A good first degree with a PhD in English (or a related subject). To have a solid research background in English Literacy Studies and post-1660 Drama, particularly that which enhances ongoing work in the department and which is recognised as ‘world-class’. A good knowledge of applying for (and securing) research grants, plus a comprehensive research plan. The ability to attract and mentor PhD students throughout their studies, and the confidence to lead research groups. Experience of teaching students at all levels, with the creativity to adapt modules to engage with audiences ranging from small tutorials to larger lecture theatres. Excellent teaching skills, with the creativity to tailor and deliver interesting seminars and lectures with the ability to attain fellowship of the HEA. Candidates who would like to apply for the position as a grade 7 post aren’t expected to fulfil all the above criteria, but you are encouraged to apply for this role if you feel you have the potential to achieve these standards.

Location: Durham

Salary: £32,044 to £46,924

Hours: Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent

Placed on: 14th September 2017

Job Ref: ENGL18-4

  • 12/21: Email received: "you were not long-listed and therefore will not be progressed further in the process"

Emerson College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor in Comparative Literary Foundations & Comedic Literature - CAMPUS VISITS HELD // SEARCH CLOSEDEdit

The Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing and the Interdepartmental BFA Program in Comedic Arts at Emerson College invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in literature and comedic arts. The appointment begins August 24, 2018. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate core courses in literary foundations and the Evolution of Comedy and will develop upper-level courses serving students in comedic arts and literature. In addition to teaching five courses a year, this position will require advising and mentoring students in the Comedic Arts major and, beginning in the second year, active participation on the Comedic Arts faculty steering committee. The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community, working with students both inside and outside of the classroom in addition to research, teaching, and service.

Emerson College is committed to an active and intentional diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully committing to diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.

The Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing is a vibrant and engaged community of scholars, writers, publishers, and designers with over 80 full- and part-time faculty members, 480 undergraduate majors, and 209 graduate students in the Creative Writing MFA program and Publishing MA program. The BFA program in Comedic Arts, the first in the country, draws on the synergies between faculty and curriculum from literature and dramatic literature, performing arts and performance studies, media studies and production, and comedic writing to create an innovative and comprehensive program of study. With more than 80 first- and second-year majors the program is expected to grow to almost 200 majors in the next two years. This appointment serves both the Literature curriculum and the interdepartmental Comedic Arts major.

Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks: The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in literature, dramatic literature, or a related field with preference given to a specialization in foundational literary and dramatic texts. The successful candidate will have an active research agenda and teaching experience focusing on the use and function of satire, comedy, humor, and/or the carnivalesque in literary and cultural texts. Experience teaching at the college level and evidence of scholarly activity is required. A strong commitment to undergraduate education in a residential college environment is essential.

Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in Boston’s Literary Cultural District in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college enrolls 3,783 undergraduate students and 641 graduate students from 71 countries and all 50 states.

  • Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three references. Preference will be given to applications received by November 1, but the position remains open until filled.
  • LINK to Apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/14850
  • Also posted at Generalist 2018 and Comparative 2018
  • Additional Materials Requested (11/17)
  • Campus Visit Scheduled (12/13)
  • Has this position been filled? (3/20)
  • Happy to share what little I know. Heard from a colleague that the search was closed; they did not make a hire. If I am incorrect, glad to have anyone from this community share more insight.  

Emerson College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Scenic DesignEdit

The Department of Performing Arts invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Scenic Design. The appointment begins August 23, 2018. The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through ongoing engagement with students both inside and outside of the classroom in addition to traditional creative work, teaching, and service.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have an MFA degree in scenic design, professional experience as a scenic designer, and experience teaching scenic design at the college level in a diverse college environment. Membership in United Scenic Artists, Local 829 is preferred. Candidates must have demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A strong commitment to undergraduate education beyond the classroom is essential.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of scenic design and design-related courses from the beginning to the advanced level. The candidate should have the ability to teach both traditional design practices and innovative design skills in the context of current and future scenic design trends and technologies. Our ideal candidate will have additional skills in automation design and use, understanding of projection design as it relates to scenic design, and designing for new and devised works. The Performing Arts Department houses a new interdepartmental BFA in Design for Stage and Screen. Familiarity with the special needs of scenic design for film and television would be an asset. In addition to teaching five courses a year, this position requires designing one show per year for Emerson Stage, mentoring and advising design students working on Emerson Stage productions, and participating in the college’s system of shared governanc

Apply at: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/15296

  • Posted 8/23/17; deadline not stated.

Emerson College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor in Dramaturgy/Theatre Studies - SEARCH CANCELEDEdit

The Department of Performing Arts invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in dramaturgy and theatre studies. The department seeks candidates who can contribute to the scope and excellence of an academically diverse community through ongoing engagement with students both inside and outside of the classroom in addition to pursuing creative work, teaching, and service. The appointment begins August 23, 2018.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a terminal degree in Dramaturgy or Theatre Studies and teaching experience within a diverse college community. Candidates should have a background and college-level teaching experience in dramaturgy and theatre studies, be qualified to teach courses in African American Theatre and Culture, Voices of the Theatre: Playwrights of Color, Principles of Dramaturgy, and be able to mentor and supervise undergraduate dramaturgy students. Additional experience in applied theatre, directing and devising is desirable. In addition, all faculty members advise and mentor students and participate in the college’s system of shared governance.

Applicants must fill out an online application form and submit a current curriculum vita, a letter of application describing your point of view on the philosophy and structure of theatre education in preparing both undergraduate and graduate students for engaging with diverse communities, and contact information for three references.

  • The deadline for applications is December 27, 2017.
  • Skype interview requested (1/2)
  • 2/28 inquiry. Thought I'd ask to see if anyone who had a Skype interview for this position had heard anything from the search committee, i.e., received a campus interview invite. Thanks in advance for any info you could share.
  • Notified that Emerson has canceled this search/reassessing their department needs. (3/16)

Florida State University (FL) - TT Assistant Professor of Performance - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Florida State University School of Theatre invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Performance. We are seeking an artist and collaborator with significant experience in acting and/or directing. The successful candidate will teach three practical courses per semester. The position begins in August 2018.

Responsibilities include: teaching foundational performance courses in the liberal arts-based BA program; teaching acting courses in the BFA program; mentoring students in their academic and creative activities; maintaining an active professional career appropriate for a faculty at a research university.

Qualifications: The position requires an MFA or a PhD in an appropriate field and 4 years of experience with demonstrable ability as an instructor. We are looking for a candidate whose strengths will complement those of the current faculty. Contact Info

For questions, please email us at TheatreJobs@fsu.edu.

A letter of intent and current CV must be uploaded with the online application. Additionally, three confidential recommendation letters are required (see instructions below). Additional information and/or materials may be required at a later date. If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu.

  • For best consideration apply before October 10, 2017.
  • Offer has been made
  • (and accepted)


Florida State University (FL)-TT Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies

Job ID: 43397Full/Part Time: Full-TimeRegular/Temporary: RegularDepartmentSchool of Theatre. ResponsibilitiesFlorida State University invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track assistant professor appointment in Theatre Studies to begin in Fall 2018. The candidate will teach two courses each semester. Responsibilities include teaching the Introduction to Theatre for Majors, courses in the History and Theory of Performance, History of Dramatic Theory, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and/or Critical Race Theory as well as in areas of specialization. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Violence and/or Trauma Studies, Ethics and Performance.The ideal candidate will demonstrate collaborative and problem-solving abilities, a strong commitment to and evidence of teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate student projects and theses, and a record of scholarly publication and professional activity at the level required by a Research-I university.Completed applications will be reviewed starting immediately.

QualificationsA PhD is required at point of hire, as is evidence of 4 years of successful college or university teaching. Contact InfoPlease see our website at http://theatre.fsu.edu for further information on our programs and current faculty expertise. Anticipated Salary RangeThe anticipated salary is low to mid 60's. Pay PlanThis is a Faculty position. Criminal Background CheckThis position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To ApplyA letter of intent, current CV, list of recommenders, and writing sample are required. Additional information and/or materials may be requested. Completed applications will be reviewed starting immediately.If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita. Tobacco Free CampusEffective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals. Equal Employment OpportunityThe School of Theatre is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. We actively encourage applications of all qualified individualsAn Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdfPI102167840

  • Is there a direct link to the ad? Is it already closed?

Idaho State University (ID) – TT Assistant Professor of DirectingEdit

Primary Purpose

  • Teach courses in Stage Direction and other related theatre courses.

Key Responsibilities

  • Direct at least one ISU mainstage production per year.

Key Responsibilities

  • Teach Beginning and Advanced Stage Direction courses
  • Teach additional courses within the Theatre program
  • Direct at least one ISU mainstage theatre production per year
  • Departmental, university service and recruiting

Minimum Qualifications

  • Terminal degree in Directing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Dynamic teacher with a history of professional and educational directing experience/expertise.
  • Strong interpersonal and collegial skills.
  • Secondary areas of expertise could include script analysis, playwriting, mask work, puppetry, non-realistic theatre, Theatre History/Dramatic literature, or other related training approaches.

Please submit the following documents with your application:  Letter of Interest, CV, Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate), one (1) page summary of Teaching Philosophy, and the names and contact information for five (5) professional references.

Apply online at https://isu.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=580

  • Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 1, 2018. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

Illinois State University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor of Theatre (Start Aug. 2017 OR Jan. 2018)Edit

Illinois State University’s School of Theatre and Dance seeks an Assistant Professor of Theatre in the areas of Theatre and Film Studies and General Education. This is a nine-month, tenure-track position.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Candidate will teach dramatic literature, theory and criticism, dramaturgy, and theatre history to undergraduate and graduate students (M.A. and M.F.A.), as well as courses for non-majors. Candidate should have a primary focus in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism or theatre history and historiography, as demonstrated by an active research profile. A secondary interest in global theatre is a plus. Other duties include recruitment; serving on School, College, and University committees; and other duties as assigned. The selected candidate will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in developing and achieving School goals and objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS: Earned Ph.D. or D.F.A. in a theatre discipline is required by August 16, 2017. A minimum of one year of university-level teaching experience

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 16, 2017, or January 1, 2018

THE SCHOOL OF THEATRE AND DANCE: The School of Theatre and Dance is a large production-oriented program that offers BA/BS, MA/MS, and MFA degrees. A member of the University/Resident Theatre Association and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, the School has approximately 30 faculty/staff and 300 undergraduate and graduate students. Performance facilities are excellent with a proscenium theatre in the Center for the Performing Arts, a small thrust theatre, and a black-box studio theatre. The School of Theatre and Dance is the home of the nationally recognized Illinois Shakespeare Festival, an U/RTA Equity contract theatre.

THE COMMUNITY: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime.

  • APPLICATION: To assure full consideration, please complete an online faculty employment application to posting number 0709588 at http://Jobs.IllinoisState.edu by July 31, 2017. Please submit the following documents to the posting: letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement explaining your research agenda and how it impacts your teaching, and three letters of recommendation. Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Illinois State University (IL) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Directing/ActingEdit

Illinois State University seeks an experienced teacher/artist to teach directing and acting in the School of Theatre and Dance. This tenure-track faculty member will teach a variety of acting and directing courses in the School’s large undergraduate program as well as the MFA Directing program. The successful candidate is expected to direct in a variety of genres and styles within the School of Theatre and Dance production program. The opportunity to direct for and/or act in the Illinois Shakespeare Festival may be available. The successful candidate should be a person of vision and energy with a commitment to collaboration and collegiality. Other duties include serving on School, College, and University committees.

QUALIFICATIONS: Terminal degree in theatre or a closely related field is required. Other required qualifications include previous university-level teaching experience and a commitment to an ongoing professional directing and/or acting career. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

RANK AND SALARY: Tenure-track, nine-month appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 16, 2018

THE SCHOOL OF THEATRE AND DANCE: The School of Theatre and Dance produces a 10-show season in two facilities: a 525-seat proscenium space and a recently renovated space that can be adapted to a 125-seat thrust or 150-seat arena. The School has over 30 faculty/staff, and over 300 students enrolled in the BA/BS, MA/MS and MFA degrees. Areas of undergraduate study include Acting, Design/Production, Theatre Education, Theatre and Film Studies, Dance, and Dance Education. MFA areas of study include Directing and Design (Scenic, Costume, and Lighting). The School maintains membership in URTA, with programs accredited by NAST.

THE COLLEGE: The School of Theatre and Dance is located within the College of Fine Arts, which also includes the School of Music, the School of Art, and the Program in Arts Technology. In addition, the College supports the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, the Center for the Performing Arts, and the University Galleries.

THE UNIVERSITY: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime.

  • APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin November 13, 2017, and continue until position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit the following to posting number 0709958 at https://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/: letter of application, current vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for five references. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Michelle Woody at mwoody@ilstu.edu.

Kennesaw State University (GA) - TT Asst. Professor - Theatre and Performance Studies (Acting) -- SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University offers a rigorous B.A. program that emphasizes both the artistry and scholarship of the creative process. The Acting Concentration is the largest concentration in our Department, offering a holistic approach to actor training and liberal arts education. The successful candidate will collaborate with Coordinator of the Acting Concentration to lead that concentration into the future.

The successful candidate will have a proven record of teaching introductory and advanced acting courses. Three or more years of experience teaching acting in an undergraduate setting is preferred. The successful candidate will also have an established record of acting in the professional field. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is ideal: acting for the camera, movement for actor, stage combat, physical theatre, Laban, Bartinieff, Lecoq, yoga, Pilates, mask work, commedia, clowning, choreography for musical theatre, or other movement specialty. We are also actively seeking scholar-artists with expertise in African American and / or non-Western theatre and performance.

Additional expectations of successful candidates include: participation in service activities for the Department, College, and University that include, but are not limited to: academic advising, recruitment, committee work, and engagement in broad educational initiatives across the university. Tenure-track faculty are expected to maintain an active program of research and creative activity in addition to their other responsibilities. The ideal candidate will demonstrate aptitude for written and spoken scholarship as well as creative activity. Commitment to collegiality and collaboration required. Evidence of strong communication skills is required.

Department of Theatre and Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University is committed to fostering a culturally diverse educational community. All our faculty are expected to excel at teaching and mentoring students that are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, and sexuality. In your application materials, please describe how you would seek to contribute to a culturally diverse community as an artist, scholar, and teacher.

Position Qualifications - Responsibilities: M.F.A. or Ph.D, or its foreign equivalent. Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered. The candidate must demonstrate established record of acting in the professional field and a proven record of superior teaching at the undergraduate level.

Nine-month annual contract (Aug-May).

Specialization in acting required. Ideal skills include experience teaching: acting for the camera, movement, and/or stage combat. Expertise in African American and / or non-Western theatre and performance is strongly desired.

Teaching expectations include: 3-3 course load in area of specialization. Successful applicants are expected to maintain an active record of research and creative activity. All tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in service on Departmental, College, and University level committees. All tenure-track faculty advise undergraduate majors.

LINK to Apply: https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu/postings/4560

  • Application Deadline Date: 01/05/2018.
  • Selection committee called references (1/27)
  • SKYPE interviews scheduled (2/5)

Kennesaw State University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor of Writing for Stage and ScreenEdit

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Writing for Stage and Screen faculty position in the Department of English, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Position Responsibilities: Kennesaw State University's English Department is accepting applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Writing for Stage and Screen. The position requires teaching courses in playwriting, screenwriting, and writing for TV in the Undergraduate Program in English as well as the MA in Professional Writing program and carries a 3/3 teaching load. Thesis supervision is also required. The successful candidate should be well-versed in the television and film industry, with a strong network of connections within the industry nationally and/or in Georgia. Knowledge of playwriting and connections to its field, as well as teaching experience is ideal. The candidate must be ready to lead writing workshops focused on relevant writing skills.

Auxiliary responsibilities include consulting on course and program development, participating in extra-curricular presentations within the university, and contributing broadly to the vitality of the department and the university community through a variety of service activities. Commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and engagement, is expected of all faculty members in KSU's College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Required Education, qualifications, and experience: Terminal degree in TV, film, and/or playwriting, or its foreign equivalent; Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered; Professional experience in the TV and film industry.

The Department of English at Kennesaw State University offers a B.A. in English; a B.S. in English Education; minors in Film Studies, Professional Writing, and Language and Literary Studies; an M.A. in Professional Writing; and M.A., specialist, and doctoral degrees in Secondary English Education. The department is also home to the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project and the Georgia Writers Association. Faculty in the department teach in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country's most dynamic cities. As Georgia's third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu.

Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.

Apply at: https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu/postings/4265

  • Application Deadline Date: 09/15/2017.

Kenyon College (OH) - TT Asst. Professor of Drama (Directing Theatre)Edit

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a Tenure Track position in Drama (with an emphasis in Directing Theater) at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2018.

The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of five courses each year, including one section of Introduction to the Theater, courses in directing, and one or two courses in dramatic literature taught from the practitioner’s perspective, to be determined by the candidate’s expertise and the department’s needs. In addition, this position requires that the candidate direct one of the season’s main stage productions annually. They will also advise several senior thesis productions each year. Tenured and tenure track faculty at Kenyon College are also expected to serve as academic adviser to a cohort of new students, as well as majors within the department, and do service on college governance committees. The successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to, and understanding of, the performing arts in the context of a liberal arts education. Our program stresses learning by doing. A completed MFA is required.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant’s relevant experience and teaching philosophy; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) three (3) letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by December 15, 2017, will be guaranteed full consideration.
  • Any news? (1/26)
  • Rc'd a "you're no longer under consideration for this position" email (2/8)

Linfield College (OR) - Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts in Scenic and Lighting DesignEdit

Linfield College, an undergraduate liberal arts institution, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts in Scenic and Lighting Design to begin July 2018. This faculty member will focus on and provide leadership in the design facet of the theatre program. An MFA in scenic design completed by August 2018 required. Experience in scenic and lighting design required. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in scenic and lighting design and related topics, designing scenery and lighting for up to four main stage productions annually, and engaging in professional activity. Linfield College enrolls a diverse student body; 60% of students are New Majority students composed of students of color, first-generation, transfer, and Pell-eligible students. All applicants must demonstrate a promise of excellence in working with students from diverse backgrounds.

For a full description, required qualifications, and application procedures,visit: https://linfieldfaculty.applicantpool.com/jobs/217608.html

  • Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2018, and continue until April 15, 2018.

Michigan State University (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - Media ActingEdit

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY’s Department of Theatre invites applicants for a tenure system position in acting with expertise in film and media performance. This is an academic year position at the rank of assistant professor commencing August 2018.

Responsibilities will include teaching in a thriving BFA and MFA acting program, including several levels of courses in acting for the camera, media acting and possible courses in acting for animation, green screen and/or motion capture, foundational acting, Integrative Studies in Arts and Humanities, or other courses related to the applicant’s expertise. Successful candidates will continue professional creative activity in media acting or directing, or create a rigorous research agenda. Additional responsibilities include recruitment, service, and directing in the department’s season or approved media projects, and fostering collaborative partnerships. Pursuit of grants/external funding desirable.

Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website http://careers.msu.edu/.  Qualified applicants should submit a) a cover letter b) current curriculum vitae c) a statement of teaching philosophy that highlights your alignment with some of our desired qualifications d) a written summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence and the names and e) the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 3 potential references. For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Deric McNish, mcnishde@msu.edu or 517-884- 7788. For more information about the Department of Theatre go to theatre.msu.edu. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. 

Applicants must apply electronically. For a full description, required qualifications, and application procedures,visit http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/497969/

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

  • Review of applications will begin December 6, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Montclair State University (NJ) - TT Asst./Assoc. Professor - Musical TheatreEdit

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Montclair State University seeks applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant/associate professor in support of its professional BFA Musical Theatre training program. The successful candidate will teach, direct and/or choreograph one to two productions per year, recruit and mentor students, support towards curricular development, contribute towards the operation and development of an active production season, advance the reputation and visibility of the University nationally and internationally, and promote the BFA Musical Theatre degree program as a vital part of the arts and entertainment environment in New York City and the surrounding tristate area.

Qualifications & Requirements: Substantial professional credentials in musical theatre choreography and/or direction, terminal degree (MFA or PhD), college teaching experience, and a commitment to excellence in all areas of musical theatre training on the undergraduate level. We are interested in candidates who are able to teach within the musical theatre disciplines with a strong focus in musical theatre dance and choreography, who are committed to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment, who are attuned to interdisciplinary collaboration with the various areas of the Department of Theatre and Dance and the John J. Cali School of Music, and who will maintain an active scholarly and/or professional practice outside Montclair State University.

In their application, candidates should address their professional interests, the ways their cultural, professional, and/or academic background would contribute to the program, and their ability to engage in interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship.

Please submit the following materials: letter of application; detailed curriculum vitae; three letters of reference; statements addressing the candidate's teaching philosophy, interests and scholarly agenda; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction to: musicaltheatre@montclair.edu.

  • Apply By: November 3, 2017.

New York University/Tisch School of the Arts (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Theatre Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama solicits applications for a tenure-track position in Theatre Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence academic year 2018-19. We seek candidates with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research. We have particular needs in Asian American Theatre, African American Theatre, European Theatre History, Renaissance Theatre, Medieval Theatre, Theatre of Antiquity, and Digital Media and Performance.

The Department of Drama has an expansive curriculum that combines the rigorous study of theatre history, dramatic literature, and performance theory with professional training in acting, musical theatre, design, management, devising, directing and playwriting and includes an Honors track as well as a minor in Applied Theatre.

Employment responsibilities include teaching a writing-intensive Introduction to Theatre Studies course and four additional undergraduate courses each year, along with professional research and committee service. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of the appointment. New York University is a Research 1 University with campuses in Greenwich Village, Brooklyn and Midtown Manhattan, as well as global campuses in several cities around the world. Interested candidates should provide a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendations, and a writing sample of no more than 6000 words. Application and materials can be submitted on-line at http://apply.interfolio.com/45623

  • Apply By: November 30, 2017.
  • Invited for Skype interview. 1/3
  • any word re: campus visits yet? (2/2)
  • Some campus visits happened 3/8-9

Northern Arizona University (AZ) - TT Asst. Professor - Theatre History, Criticism, Acting, and DirectingEdit

Northern Arizona University, Department of Theatre is seeking a tenure eligible Assistant Professor beginning August 2018. Successful candidates will be able to teach Theatre History, Criticism, Acting, and Directing, and to direct for the main stage season.

Minimum Qualification: PhD or MFA in Theatre. Evidence of an active research agenda, publication record, grant writing experience, successful directing and student mentorship are preferred. Possible teaching load would include Theatre History I and II, Modern/Contemporary Drama, Script Analysis, and acting and directing courses. There is opportunity to teach a course in the candidate's area of expertise, research, or interest. Additional duties include mentoring students and department, college, university and professional service. Candidate should demonstrate skill in supporting and enhancing a culturally rich and diverse environment, with a clear vision and sensitivity that takes into account NAU's rich commitment to diversity.

Apply to: http://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Careers/

  • Application Due: 09/20/2017.
  • Notification of non-advancement for the position, (1/5/18)  X2
  • It seems that they reposted this position
  • Link to repost?
  • New posting, click here
  • The new search is different, or is it? What you'll notice is that this position, as described above, invites those who are scholars/teachers of history and criticism and who also teach acting and directing/are directors. The new listing at the link above leads with the primary objective of securing a prof of acting and directing. Although if you look further down in the description, it requests many of the same duties/responsibilities as here above. I find all of this readjustment to the shape of their search, at the very least, interesting, but more so, a display of disorganization on the part of the search.
  • This is a professor of practice/clinical professor with a higher teaching load of 4/4. My guess, knowing a little bit about the earlier search (4 finalists had campus interviews; a friend who did not get the job was one a finalists and their rejection said NAU found someone) is: if the person who got the TT job was their current lecturer with the qualifications, they might need to fill that gap. They also had an acting lecturer who was leaving, I believe. I think it is a position related to this search, and my guess is that the TT position was successfully hired and this is filling similar needs.


REJECTION/MOVING ON EMAIL RECEIVED THIS WEEK (3/14)

Northwestern University (IL) - TT Asst Professor - Musical TheatreEdit

Northwestern University’s Department of Theatre seeks an accomplished theatre artist in musical theatre for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position beginning September 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will teach courses in musical theatre, including musical techniques (combining acting, singing, and movement coaching), auditioning, and master classes in the candidate’s specialty area; mentor undergraduate students with interests in acting, directing and/or producing; and collaboratively work within a team of faculty artists and scholars.

MFA in Acting, MFA in Directing or equivalent professional experience is required and university teaching experience is preferred.

Oklahoma City University (OK) - TT Assistant Professor of Acting and VoiceEdit

The School of Theatre at Oklahoma City University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Acting and Voice beginning August 2018. This position functions as part of the professional artistic community focused on teaching introduction to acting, scene study, voice and dialects, as well as elsewhere in the acting curriculum. Along with their ability to teach the required acting and voice courses, the ideal candidate should also be a member of one of the pertinent professional unions (AEA, SAG-AFTRA). Applicants should be student-centered and able to train and supervise students in the basics of the Stanislavski system. Teaching, Scholarship, and Service Requirements: The successful candidate is expected to participate in the School's assessment program, and in student recruiting and retention efforts for the School and University. Ongoing scholarly/creative/professional activity is also expected. Additional information about the school can be found at http://www.okcu.edu/theatre. Qualifications: An MFA or equivalent professional experience is required. A minimum of five (5) years of professional acting and/or directing experience and a minimum of two (2) years of university-level teaching experience is also required. The ability to teach dialects and introductory acting is necessary. Union membership(s), and recent professional acting and/or directing work is expected. The ability to direct for the School of Theatre Season, professional certifications, and experience with Phonetic Pillows is highly desirable. Promotion and Tenure: Effective teaching, scholarship, and service are required for promotion and tenure. Additional requirements are established by each school and college and defined in the School of Theatre’s Procedures for Renewal, Promotion, and Tenure Appendix to the OCU Faculty Handbook.

Oxford College of Emory University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor of Theater Studies and Director of the Theater Program - Offer AcceptedEdit

To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/43883

Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on Emory's original campus in Oxford, Georgia Oxford College invites applications for a scholar- artist to fill a tenure-track position assistant professor of Theater Studies and Director of the Theater Program to begin August 2018. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per semester. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop courses in his/her areas of expertise that contribute to Oxford College's liberal arts curriculum and that support the Theater Studies major/minor. The position also includes responsibility for the theater program: Directing two plays per year, supporting student-directed productions, supervising technical staff, and liaising with campus and community partners.

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in Theater Studies (or related field) or an MFA in Theater Arts completed by time of appointment, significant experience in teaching and directing at the undergraduate level, a commitment to teaching excellence, the ability to develop and maintain a vibrant theater program, and an active scholarly and/or creative research agenda. Preference may be given to candidates with the ability to teach stagecraft and/or theater history.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable), evidence of teaching excellence (preferably to include student evaluations of teaching), and three confidential letters of recommendation via Interfolio - http://apply.interfolio.com/43883

  • Complete applications submitted by November 1, 2017, will receive full consideration.
  • Contacted for Skype interview (1/12)
  • Invited for on-campus interview (1/26)

Pomona College (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Acting and Directing - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a tenure-track position in the teaching of acting and directing at the assistant professor level. The position requires a terminal degree in theatre. The Department of Theatre and Dance supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment. The candidate is expected to be specialized in or be knowledgeable about a variety of acting and directing techniques. The candidate is also expected to help provide vision and leadership for the performance area of an eight-member department. Responsibilities include teaching all levels of acting (advanced, intermediate, and introductory), teaching introduction to directing, and directing one mainstage production each year. The teaching load is 2 full-credit courses per semester. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students. The candidate must understand the goals of theatre education within the liberal arts mission of the College, and embody these goals in teaching, service, and professional achievement (which may include creative activity and/or traditional research). Significant experience with college teaching (beyond graduate assistantships) and/or professional experience is preferred. The appointment begins July 1, 2018.

Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college attracting a diverse, national student body. Please submit a dossier, including (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) transcripts, (d) portfolio/work sample (e) three brief statements -one addressing teaching philosophy and experience, one addressing scholarship/ professional work and your future directions, and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, and (f) three letters of recommendation. These documents should be uploaded to academicjobsonline.org.

  • The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017.
  • Has anyone heard from Pomona yet about this search?  Is there anyone else following the wiki who is waiting for news of developments on this search? (Jan 11)</span>
  • Any news? (jan 12)
  • YES: Skype interview in early December (1/12)
  • [CAMPUS INTERVIEW posted in header on 1/12]

Queens College, CUNY (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Twentieth/Twenty-First Century Drama - MLA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English at Queens College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Twentieth/Twenty-First Century Drama. PhD in English or a related field. Also required are a record or clear promise of publication, a record of strong teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to departmental and institutional service.

All candidates with publication and teaching expertise in twentieth/twenty-first century drama will be considered. Preferred secondary interest in playwriting: scholars with an MFA in playwriting or professional playwriting experience, publications in that area, and the ability to teach in an MFA program. Completed PhD in hand by time of employment.

Queens College is an urban school with a faculty and student body that reflects the diversity of New York City. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

CUNY requires that applicants apply online. Upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, CV, and the name and contact information of three (3) professional references at http://www.cuny.edu: click "Employment," then "Search job listings,” then “More options to search for CUNY jobs," then search by Job Opening ID Number (17395), click on "Apply Now" and follow the instructions.

It is essential that candidates submit the requested items to CUNYFirst for a valid application.

In addition, applicants must also submit a full dossier including cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to Glenn Burger, Chair: by email to englishadmin@qc.cuny.edu. Include “Asst. Prof. Drama Position” in the subject line.

  • CLOSING DATE: November 20, 2017.

Reed College (OR) - TT Asst. Professor of Theatre - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

Reed College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theatre, to start at the Assistant Professor level, to begin August 2018. PhD or DFA preferred, MFA considered. We seek an active scholar/artist to join our department of three other scholar/artists in the collaborative running of our new curriculum in our new performing arts building. The successful applicant will have a research focus in an aspect of theatre history and/or performance studies that expands and pushes forward our department offerings and also the field. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in non-Western theatre and performance, Black theatre and performance, and/or postcolonial theatre and performance. The candidate will have a strong research profile in academic writing, as well as in the creation of performance, and will be able to direct or devise large scale performances with students. The candidate will have the promise of outstanding teaching in classroom and studio/laboratory settings, and will be able to teach courses including Acting Laboratory, Directing, a class in the area of their research that is open to undergraduates from across the college, theatre history and/or performance studies, and another studio-based class such as devising or improvisation. We are particularly excited about candidates with innovative approaches to teaching these courses. The candidate will join department colleagues to supervise senior thesis research, writing, and staging projects, as well as co-producing the yearly Reed Theatre season.

Reed College is a small, distinguished undergraduate institution with a strong liberal arts curriculum and long tradition of academic excellence. The Theatre Department currently consists of three regular faculty members: one in theatre history/dramaturgy/gender studies; one in stage design and contemporary performance; and one in performance studies/critical race studies/community based socially engaged performance. For further information about the Reed Theatre Department, see our web page ( http://www.reed.edu/theatre/) . For further information about our performing arts building (opened 2013), please see this page ( http://www.reed.edu/performing_arts/) . Reed College is a community that believes that cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your application materials, please include a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in Reed College's diversity statement ( http://www.reed.edu/diversity) .

  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (under 20 pages) and/or a sample of creative work, a statement of teaching philosophy (under 2 pages), and three letters of recommendation to Prof. Kate Bredeson, Chair, Search Committee at http://apply.interfolio.com/45023 . Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but they should be received by October 16, 2017 to guarantee full consideration. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.
  • SKYPE INTERVIEW REQUESTED 12/5/17 (2)
  • CAMPUS VISIT REQUESTED 1/21/18
  • ANY MOVEMENT ON THIS?  ANY OFFER MADE?
  • not to my knowledge (3/21)
  • offer made & accepted (3/29)

Saint Mary's College of California (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Performance & Theatre Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Saint Mary's College of California invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the Department of Performing Arts, Theatre Program. We seek a dynamic scholar/artist whose work and teaching will engage students both intellectually and creatively. The successful candidate is committed to the liberal arts, and to fostering academic rigor along with artistic excellence. S/he is passionate about teaching undergraduates, and is engaged in an ongoing scholarly and/or creative research agenda.

Responsibilities: All Saint Mary's faculty are invited to engage with and contribute to the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions of the College through their teaching, scholarship and service. The standard teaching assignment is six courses per year, including departmental offerings and contributions to College-wide programs (January Term and Collegiate Seminar).

In the Theatre Program, the successful candidate will teach both lower and upper division courses in theater history, theory and criticism, theater literature and appreciation. S/he will also be expected to direct in our main stage season on a rotating basis. Preference will be given to candidates whose training and experience prepares them to teach acting, from the introductory to advanced levels. In addition, our curriculum provides opportunities to offer such performance-related courses as improvisation, clowning, community-based theater, voice for the actor, or other specialized theatre skills or topics.

All Saint Mary's faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant achievement appropriate to their field. And all faculty contribute service to the College and community, including academic advising, and participation in the shared governance of the College through program, departmental and College-wide committees, and the development and assessment of the College's Core Curriculum. The successful candidate will demonstrate both an interest in and aptitude for taking on program leadership over time.

Required: Ph.D. (or equivalent) in theater history/studies or performance; or M.F.A. in directing, or dramaturgy, or acting; or a graduate degree in a relevant field, in conjunction with a record of outstanding professional achievement and significant teaching experience. A candidate with the strong expectation of degree completion by July 1, 2018 will also be considered. The successful candidate will have: demonstrated excellence as a theater director; commitment to student-centered teaching in the liberal arts tradition; evidence of teaching effectiveness with undergraduate students; ability to engage in scholarship and professional activity at the national (or international) level.

Preferred: Experience teaching a variety of theater courses; demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural contexts, especially in higher education settings; promise of significant scholarly achievement; the ability to teach courses in theatre history/theory/criticism and at least three of the following areas: multicultural American theater; theater of non-Western cultures; interactive theater/community-based performance; playwriting; acting; directing.

  • Deadline: Consideration and review of applications will begin immediately. This position closes at 11:59 Eastern Time, October 1. Online App. Form: http://apptrkr.com/1053985
  • Request for Skype interview 10/27/17
  • Rejection email, 12/14; after Skype interview not advancing to next round. Next actions of the search not articulated in the email.
  • Did they ever hire anyone for this position? 
     

San Diego Mesa College (CA) - Assistant Professor, Dramatic Arts (begin Spring 2018)Edit

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Assistant Professor, Drama, with an emphasis in Digital Storytelling beginning Spring 2018. Mesa College is located in the Kearny Mesa area in the city of San Diego, and is one of three colleges in the San Diego Community College District. The assignment may include day, evening, and/or weekend classes. In addition, this pool may be used to fill identical vacancies that may occur during the academic year. Mesa College provides a 2-year comprehensive training program in the Dramatic Arts and plans to develop an emphasis in Digital Storytelling. Students are required to participate in a variety of experiences so that upon graduation their knowledge of theater has both breadth and depth.

Major Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor of Drama is in the Department of Drama and reports to the Dean of Arts and Languages. The primary responsibilities of this position include supporting the department in program and curriculum development, promoting student success in all areas of digital imaging and storytelling to include screenwriting, digital imaging and motion picture production, collaborating with Mesa College Theater Company to enhance production values, and contributing to the goals of the Department, School and College. Classes may be taught either on- or off-campus. The instructor must fulfill the responsibilities of a community college instructor in accordance with the San Diego Community College classification description. A typical weekly teaching load consists of 15-20 hrs. of lab/lecture courses.

Qualifications: Masters or Master of Fine Arts in drama/theater arts/performance OR Bachelors or Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama/theater arts/performance AND Masters in comparative literature, English,communication studies, speech, literature or humanities OR the equivalent.

Examples of Duties and required qualifications can be found on the linked classification description. Some of the following qualifications may be duplicates from the list on the linked classification description. Those qualifications below that are not duplicates from the list on the linked classification description are desired or preferred but not required. An understanding of the community college environment and mission, and its impact on the future success of dramatic arts students. Experience teaching digital film production, performance, production techniques, and cinema as an expression of culture and society. Experience developing college curriculum. Experience working professionally in film, video, and/or digital mediums including working knowledge of equipment, hardware, and software used in pre- and post-production. Possession of a comprehensive knowledge of industry practices and expectations. Commitment to professional development as a teacher and as a storyteller in the digital medium. Knowledge of effective pedagogy and experience using innovative teaching techniques in the production and practice of digital storytelling. Demonstrated commitment to promoting equitable practices for students in a college or similar environment. Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral English. Successful experience with conflict resolution strategies both in and outside of the classroom. Demonstrated commitment to collegiality and experience working collaboratively with colleagues, staff, students, and community members in a variety of on and off-campus activities (film/digital projects, cross-disciplinary projects, academic committees, campus committees, etc.) Experience and/or knowledge in working with students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.

San Diego State University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Stage Director - Theatre for Young AudiencesEdit

Appointment beginning: Fall 2018

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track. Salary commensurate with credentials and experience

RESPONSIBILITIES: The School of Theatre, Television, and Film is seeking a professor of Theatre with a specialization in Directing for the Stage with a secondary specialization in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA). An additional area of expertise is also desirable, which might include directing works in classical, contemporary, experimental, or non-Western theatre.

Primary duties will include teaching lower division, upper division, and graduate courses in a wide range of topics which could include: directing, directing and producing theatre for young audiences, creative drama, and theatre education. The faculty member will also direct as part of the School’s theatre season in collaboration with advanced undergraduate and graduate students in design and technology.

Other responsibilities include recruiting and promoting the School on local and national levels and providing service to the university and professional community.

QUALIFICATIONS: MFA and/or PhD required in Theatre, Directing, Theatre for Young Audiences, or a related field. The ideal candidate should have substantial professional directing credits, especially theatre for young audiences, and a minimum of two years teaching experience at the university level. Preference will be given to those candidates who also have experience teaching creative drama and / or theatre education, and whose directing experience includes classical, contemporary, experimental, and / or non-Western theatre.

Members of SDC, TYA/USA, ASSITEJ, and / or ITYARN encouraged to apply.

The School of Theatre, Television, and Film is committed to practicing policies of inclusion, equity, diversity, and access in student advising, faculty hiring and mentoring, and the tenure and promotion process. We encourage applicants whose teaching experience and/or research activity demonstrate commitment to working with underrepresented populations and communities. Please visit our website for information about the School and its programs: http://ttf.sdsu.edu.

  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin September 18, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/43229

Skidmore College (NY) - TT Open Rank Position - Professor of Theater History - CAMPUS VISITSEdit

- Chronicle ad posted 1/8/18

SKIDMORE COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF THEATER is recruiting applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, open rank professor to teach key undergraduate courses in theater history, theory and related disciplines. We encourage applicants who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, creative work and service. A successful candidate will teach five courses per year, and will participate in college and department affairs. The position will begin in the Fall 2018 semester. The salary will be commensurate with experience.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and service to both the academic and the professional theater. Significant teaching experience at the college/university level is essential. We are particularly interested in a candidate with expertise in one or more of the following: Latinx theater, Asian theater studies, or LGBTQ theater studies. A strong background in performance studies is also essential. Candidates should describe their personal and professional contributions to a diverse set of undergraduates, and should feel free to make mention of any specific knowledge, skills, and abilities related to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Academic administrative experience, and the ability to teach in other theater sub-disciplines, are also desirable qualities of a strong candidate.

The Skidmore Department of Theater offers an intensive Bachelor of Science degree that balances serious pre-professional training with a strong commitment to the liberal arts. Skidmore College is committed to interdisciplinary teaching. It is expected that all full-time faculty will teach an interdisciplinary seminar in the College’s First Year Experience program every four to five years. To learn more about the Skidmore Department of Theater, please visit the Department’s website at: http://www.skidmore.edu/academics/theater/

Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars and teacher-artists, devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates. Approximately 2,500 talented persons from some 44 states and 59 countries attend Skidmore. The college is located in Saratoga Springs, NY, equidistant from New York City, Boston, and Montreal. Skidmore College has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty.

  • Applicant screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at: http://careers.skidmore.edu/postings/1445
  • Any word on this job?
  • Invitation for a phone interview 2/28/18
  • Any updates after phone interview? Thanks.
  • None here. (claws face off)
  • None x 3 - also going crazy.
  • They have (finally) contacted references for letters, so my guess is that they are reviewing these.
  • Wow they are just getting to recs?  It is frustrating that things are moving this slowly.  
  • Sigh. Has anyone received a campus visit? It seems INSANE if visit invites haven't gone out since folks are actively inking other offers....like....now
  • SOOOO at this point does one of us email them and ask where they are in the process?  This week makes a MONTH since the phone interview.
  • The working assumption is they have already handed out invites and simply haven't notified long list interviewees they aren't advancing. Note to the committee (if reading): please know this is the only interview in 3 years on the market where I didn't receive the courtsey of an update after an interview, even when an update and timeline were promised. 
  • I don't know that that is necessarily a good conclusion to come to.  I really can't imagine that if they told us they would let us know that they wouldn't do it - also it's unlikely that NO ONE following this either received an invite or doesn't know someone who has an invite.  Either way it is EXTREMELY inconsiderate of them not to give us an update when they made it seem like it would only be two weeks or so after the phone interview.
  • UPDATE: I just wrote the department administrator to ask for an update - if/when I hear anything I will share with everyone.  
  • I received an email from the department aminstrator stating that they were "moving slowly making their decisions" and that we should know in a few weeks.  They did NOT specify if they had done campus interview (which I had asked about) and they are in the process of that decision or if they were in the process, still, of deciding about campus interviews.
  • someone posted a FB status announcing they received a campus visit. - hmmmmm, do you know when this happened?
  • Does anyone remember who the head of the Search Committee is? (since they never sent an official email with information for the call).
  • This is very dissapointing.  If they told everyone that they would get back to us within a certain time frame, they should have honored that.  I too have always received immediate notification (once narrowed down to skype interview) if committee has moved on to campus invites.
  • Disappointing and amateur. Candidates remember folks x 2
  • Any offer made? I wonder?
  • I guess we just aren't going to hear from them. . .
  • Offer made and accepted (2nd hand)

Southeast Missouri State University (MO) - TT Asst. Professor - Lighting DesignerEdit

Primary Responsibilities: Serve as the primary Lighting Designer for The Conservatory of Theatre & Dance; Teach, design, and oversee lighting for the equivalence of a 12-hour load per semester; Design lights for a minimum of two productions (theatre and/or concert dance) per semester; Assist in execution of lighting and other areas of main stage productions; Mentor student designers for main stage and second stage productions; Teach all levels of lighting design, period and style, drawing for the theatre, and other design/technology and theatre courses as assigned; Instruct student workers in proper lighting procedures and techniques; Oversee maintenance on lighting equipment and systems; Recruit, advise, mentor, and retain BFA and BA design/tech students; Serve on conservatory, college, and university committees as assigned; Continue working on professional development with outside activities.

Required Qualifications Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Theatre Design or a related field or Ph.D. in Theatre with significant professional experience in lighting design (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university); Significant experience working with large-scale musicals and plays; Experience designing lights for concert dance; Significant demonstrated experience with DMX and computer-controlled lighting systems (ETC-Ion console, moving heads, scrollers, moving mirrors, hazers, etc.); Demonstrated experience in accurately creating and interpreting lighting drawings; Extensive proven experience with CAD for producing lighting drawings; Evidence of strong script analysis, research skills, and understanding of periods and styles; Experience teaching at college/university level as a graduate assistant, instructor or above; Demonstrated ability to professionally implement designs, adhering to strict deadlines; Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a safe working environment; Demonstrated dedication to the teacher/artist model; Willingness to work irregular and flexible hours; Excellent organizational and time management skills; Evidence of excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community; Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multicultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities.

As a public regional university (with a graduate mission), Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate (and graduate) education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention and degree completion.

LINK to Apply: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/semoedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1

  • Application Deadline: The position is available August 1, 2018 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2017.

Southern Oregon University (OR) - TT Assistant Professor/Theatre Arts: MovementEdit

The Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University's Theatre Program is located in Ashland, Oregon. The undergraduate Theater Program of just under 300 students produces 5-6 productions each year as well as student showcases and workshops attended by the public.

The position would require instruction in movement for the actor and physical theatre, as well as basic acting skills. The ideal candidate would be qualified to teach a sequential series of movement courses in our BFA acting training program, with a focus on physical theatre, clowning, and masks. The candidate would also teach multiple sections of Introduction to Acting for theatre students and non-majors and possibly direct program productions (depending on candidate's experience). Secondary topics of instruction could include stage combat, musical theatre dance styles, devised theatre, or improv.

All faculty will contribute to the administration of the department and production management for relevant areas. These duties will include contribution to departmental committees, curriculum development, student advising, recruitment, budgeting, and participation at production and faculty meetings as well as applicable coaching for program productions. As a tenure track position, the Assistant Professor will also be expected to maintain their professional development/scholarship in their area of specialization. This can be achieved by outside professional work during summers or breaks, publishing, conference attendance, workshop presentations, performance, and involvement in professional organizations. In addition tenure track faculty are expected to provide service to the university through committee work (program and campus-wide), student recruitment, registration assistance, and advising.

Posting Date: 08/23/2017

Anticipated Appointment Begin Date: 09/16/2018

Contact Email: hrs@sou.edu

Online App. Form: http://apptrkr.com/1072243

  • Application must be received by: for priority consideration 09/30/2017.

Stanford University (CA) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Islam and the Arts - OFFER MADE Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Islam and the ArtsEdit

Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position in Islam and the Arts. The search is open to scholars focused on Islamic religious arts and performance; non-religious artistic and literary productions of the diverse cultures of Islamic societies; and scholar/artist practitioners. The applicant must have a conferred terminal degree in his/her field by September 1, 2018. The appointment can be in one of the following departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences: Art and Art History, Music, Theater and Performance Studies, or Comparative Literature. The successful candidate will be based in a humanities department but is also expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies’ curricular and outreach efforts. Candidates should demonstrate interests that afford effective interactions with a broad range of colleagues and the ability to teach and mentor a diverse student body. Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the home department. Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and one recent writing sample or, in the case of an arts practitioner, a link to the applicant’s website. Assistant level and untenured applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org. Currently tenured applicants should submit the names of three references.

  • 12/5/17: Has anyone heard anything?
  • An offer has been made

Stanford University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Directing - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) at Stanford University seeks outstanding candidate for the following position: Director and/or Performance Maker, tenure track at the rank of Assistant Professor. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: directing drama and musical theatre, performance making, and devised theatre. M.F.A., Ph.D. or comparable experience required. Applicants will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to direct student productions.

For the position in directing, applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a directing portfolio that includes up to five images and brief vision statement explaining method and aims to: Academicjobsonline.com.

The expected starting date for the appointment is September 1, 2018. Professor Peggy Phelan is the Chair of the Search Committee. Inquiries may be sent to Patrice O’Dwyer [podwyer@stanford.edu] who will administer the search

  • Applications must be received by November 6, 2017 to receive full consideration, although the search will remain open until the position is filled.
  • 1/6 Has anyone heard anything?
  • CAMPUS VISIT STAGE

Stanford University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Theater and Performance Studies - Open Field - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) at Stanford University seeks outstanding candidates for the following position: Open field, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a productive research agenda, teach courses in the TAPS Department, and advise students. Although this is an open search, candidates with expertise in theater/performance design will receive special consideration.

For the open field position, applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, a short writing sample (no longer than 2500 words) and for those applying in design, and a maximum of five images.

The expected starting date for the appointment is September 1, 2018. Professor Peggy Phelan is the Chair of the Search Committee. Inquiries may be sent to Patrice O’Dwyer [podwyer@stanford.edu] who will administer the search.

  • Request for Skype interview 12/7/2017
  • any word on campus visits yet?
  • Still no word? 12/20
  • Campus Visits scheduled [posted 1/3/18]
  • Just out of curiosity: was a hire made in this search?
  • What I've heard: because the department is making multiple hires across multiple searches, and they like to hire as a cohort, voting is delayed and offer(s) will not be extended until late March/early April....
  • Wow, that is incredibly late. I guess in this labor market they can count on none of the candidates getting other offers in the meantime..
  • Hire made (one of their postdocs, 2nd-hand)

Stockton University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre/Directing - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Full-time, tenure-track assistant professor, starting September 1, 2018. Teaching load: five courses, plus production work equivalent to a sixth course. Teaching includes two self-designed courses per year in Stockton’s interdisciplinary General Studies curriculum.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will teach courses in the Studies in Performing Arts and General Studies programs; participate directly in program, school, and university governance; provide leadership in the Performing Arts program’s production season, advise students, and demonstrate, through past accomplishments and actions, the ability to support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission.

Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree (MFA/PhD) in hand at the time of appointment; demonstrated abilities as a stage director; expertise in one or more additional area, such as acting technique, vocal training, movement and physical theatre.

Preferred Qualifications: Post-secondary teaching experience; practical knowledge of contemporary theatre practice, community engagement/outreach, and production skills preferred. Clear evidence of ability to work collaboratively and of potential for excellence in a continuing personal research or creative agenda is also expected. In addition to academic and/or professional experience with culturally diverse populations and outreach initiatives, experience interacting with students with varying degrees of artistic preparation is desired.

To apply please visit: https://stockton.hiretouch.com. Only electronic documents will be accepted.

  • Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. [posted 10/2/17]
  • Request for Skype interview 2/12
  • Campus Visits scheduled

Texas State University (TX) - TT Asst./Assoc. Professor - Theatre HistoryEdit

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University seeks a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Theatre History starting fall 2018. Teaching responsibilities include a two-semester undergraduate theatre history sequence and graduate theatre history courses.

Required qualifications: Ph. D. in theatre history or related emphasis, successful university-level teaching experience, strong publication record in the area of theatre history/criticism/performance studies or related emphasis, administrative skills, and record of collegiality.

Preferred qualifications: two or more years of successful university-level teaching in the area of theatre history, experience teaching at the graduate level, active in national theatre associations, and an interest in working with a diverse student population and development of multi-cultural curriculum.

Additional qualifications for rank of Associate Professor: have held rank as assistant professor, consistent record of publication, seven years' university theatre program teaching experience.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, samples of publications, and names and email addresses for three references from current/previous employment.

  • For full consideration, application materials must be received by January 5, 2018. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be considered: https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/20959.
  • Is this a real national search? Seems like a very short window for accepting applications.
  • this job has been posted on other sites (higheredjobs, i think) for about a month, maybe even more. i would assume it is real. 
  • Yes it's real, but I don't think applications are being accepted past the deadline. It was listed since early Nov on HigherEdjobs.com. 

Texas Tech University (TX) - School of Theatre and Dance - TT Position in Dramaturgy - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment beginning August 2018. Primary responsibilities are teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in dramaturgy.  A secondary teaching emphasis in new play development, directing, movement, or stage combat and an active record of dramaturgy/performance scholarship/practice that includes community engagement and/or collaboration is preferred. Candidates should continue to engage in nationally/internationally recognized creative/professional practice, and/or scholarship. A desire to promote a diverse student population and community engagement; an ability to work collegially with faculty, staff, and students; and a willingness to fill leadership role in school, college and university activities and professional associations are vital. Pursuit of external grants in support of research or creative activity, when appropriate and available in the faculty member’s field, is encouraged. 

Qualifications: the ideal should have an active record of dramaturgy/performance scholarship/practice that includes community engagement and/or collaboration, familiarity with current and cutting-edge practices in dramaturgy, performance, and pedagogy, and sufficient experience in teaching related to the position of hire.

Salary: commensurate; 9-month appointment with possible summer teaching. Apply online at http://www.texasteech.edu/careers/faculty-positions.php under “Search opening” 12113BR: Include letter of application, current vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of current references contact information.  

  • Posted October 26, 2017 on ChronicleVitae
  • Review of application will begin on November 15, 2018
  • Position advertisement added to this wiki on 1/28
  • 1/26, request for Skype interview  

Tufts University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Theatre/Performance and Race - Offer AcceptedEdit

The Department of Drama and Dance at Tufts University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Theatre/Performance and Race, beginning September 1st, 2018. Candidates must demonstrate professional expertise in one area of performance practice, preferably directing or dance (diasporic or non-European forms). We seek a candidate whose research and practice lie at the intersections of race, theatre, or dance history, and performance. Successful candidates will have a track record of publication, in addition to their artistic portfolio.

The appointed candidate will teach four courses per year: one graduate seminar plus a combination of undergraduate electives, including courses in the theatre history sequence, and/or courses in an area of performance practice. The appointed candidate may also direct as part of the department's mainstage season. The successful candidate will mentor both undergraduate and graduate students, including undergraduate capstone and honors thesis projects, as well as graduate theses and dissertations.

A PhD in Theatre or Performance Studies is required, and must be completed no later than August 1, 2018.

All applications must be submitted via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/46708. Candidates should submit a letter of application; a CV; a short writing sample (no more than 3,000 words); a sample syllabus; up to 5 production photos that represent the candidate's creative work; and names of, and contact information for, three references. For questions about the position, please contact department administrator Rita Ortolino-Dioguardi at rita.dioguardi@tufts.edu.

  • Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. [posted Nov. 1]
  • Request for Phone Interview 12/22/17
  • Campus visit stage

University of California Santa Barbara (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of European Theatre and Performance Studies (incl. Shakespeare) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of European Theater and Performance Studies. University of California Santa Barbara.

The Department of Theater and Dance, University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in European Theater and Performance Studies, effective July 1, 2018. The highly ranked Department of Theater and Dance offers BA, BFA, MA and PhD degrees. The Theater Studies faculty and PhD program emphasize the study of theater, dance, and performance from a global perspective. (See http://www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu for the curriculum).

We seek a colleague whose research covers some range in Anglo-European practices and products from the late-16th to the mid-20th centuries with expertise in more than one continental tradition. The successful candidate will teach the history of theater and performance in their textual and material expressions at graduate and undergraduate levels. Inquiry into the links among corporealities, scripts, and cultural analysis welcomed. Potential research areas include, but are not limited to: Shakespeare and his contemporaries (within and outside England); material and architectural conditions of the theater and its performers; new historicist approaches; social and intellectual context of theater traditions and innovations.

Doctoral degree in theater or in collateral field (e.g. literature, art, film/media, or dance) with evidence of familiarity with the discourse of theater and performance studies. Teaching experience at college or university level highly desirable. Conference presentations or publications pointing to a research program aiming at scholarly publication in an area that complements the department’s strengths, also highly desirable. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

To apply: Please create an account and complete the online application at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01103 . The online application will require (1) a cover letter summarizing qualifications, research goals, and approach to teaching, (2) a current CV, (3) 1-2 scholarly writing samples, totaling no more than 100 pages, and (4) three letters of recommendation submitted directly by referees through https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu . A statement on your contribution to diversity is optional.

  • Apply on or before December 1, 2017 for primary consideration; applications will continue to be received until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Renaissance 2018
  • Interview have happened for this post. [posted 1/19]
  • Campus visit scheduled [1/29]

University of California San Diego (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of Theatre History/Dramatic Literature - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE at UC San Diego (http://theatre.ucsd.edu ) invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Theatre History/Dramatic Literature to complement the strengths of the current PhD faculty. The successful candidate will join a PhD area committed to excellent research and teaching alongside an MFA program committed to intensive practical training. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching focus on Latinx dramatic literature, history and theory. Candidate will be expected to teach established required courses and develop new courses. Ability to conduct and continue original research and publish books and articles in scholarly journals and/or critical anthologies in the fields of drama, theatre, and/or performance studies is essential.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must possess a PhD and have demonstrated intersectional and cross-disciplinary interests in areas such as critical gender studies, critical race studies, disability studies and/or queer theory. Candidates should be qualified to teach lower and upper-division undergraduate courses as well as PhD seminars, showing both a breadth of knowledge in theater history and expertise in one’s area of focus. Candidates should also demonstrate excellence in scholarship. Some evidence of teaching experience is required. The preferred candidate will have strong demonstrated accomplishments or plans 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. This tenure track position begins July 1, 2018.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications based on University of California pay scales.

Applications must be submitted to the UCSD online system, Recruit, at:  https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01520

The following documents are required: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Statement of Research; Statement of Teaching; Sample Syllabi; Writing Sample 25 pages; Recent Teaching Evaluations; Three Letters of Recommendations; • Statement of Diversity Contribution (See: http://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. 

  • Review of applications will commence on December 1, 2017.
  • any movement on this one? 2/6
  • Invitation for campus visit/interview received on 2/13 

University of Central Missouri (MO) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Theatre/Performance - CONTRACT OFFERED AND ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Central Missouri’s Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor with a specialty in teaching acting, directing, stage voice, stage movement, and advanced acting classes; other courses based on special skills or interests, considered. The candidate will direct in the main stage program, mentor students in auditioning for academic and professional organizations, contribute to the advancement and growth of the Performance and Musical Theatre BFA programs, assist in student recruitment, advise in the selection of the production season, and academically mentor students. Additional duties include working in collaboration with theatre and dance faculty, and service on department, college and university committees. UCM CORE ATTRIBUTES – Our core behaviors all employees are expected to model. During the annual review process, all employees will be rated on how well they model these behaviors. Engaging: Immersive learning experience through purposeful involvement of employees and students. Cumulative: Aggregating multiple points of learning to broaden and deepen education. Passionate: Encouraging employees and students to find his or her sense of purpose. Confident: Embracing change and the new opportunities and challenges of tomorrow. Enterprising: Creating new ways for all students and employees to engage in their education and jobs. Caring: Acting on the needs and welfare of our people and the community. UCM Theatre and Dance has about 115 majors between its BA, BFA and BSE degree programs. There is also a dance minor and a theatre minor. It is a NAST accredited program with strong regional, national and international presence through the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The 440-seat proscenium James L. Highlander Theatre and the Nickerson Black Box Theatre are regionally recognized venues, housing the UCM Main Stage, Studio Theatre One Act, and Black Box Theatre programs. Education & Formal Training: Doctorate degree (Specify field(s) of study below) Other Education & Formal Training Candidates must have a terminal degree (MFA, Ph.D.). Computer Skills Class Management Software, Other - Blackboard

Experience: Evidence of professional acting, and a minimum of three years academic teaching experience. Ideal candidates will possess a strong record of teaching from a variety of acting and voice pedagogies. Candidates must demonstrate and sustain a strong scholarly and creative research focus in order to achieve tenure.

  • Applications due: Dec. 1; open until filled.
  • If no communication by Jan. 31, no longer being considered
  • Dec. 26 - shortlisted - received request for letters of reference
  • Jan. 15 - Phone interview requests; if no further communication by Feb. 5, no longer considered

University of Cincinnati (OH) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - English and Theatre (Modern / Contemporary, pref. Ethnic American) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of English and Comparative Literature is seeking a candidate prepared to teach undergraduates in both English and Theatre and graduate students working on both scholarly and creative projects. The position provides a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary work across the College of Arts and Sciences and the College-Conservatory of Music, particularly on programming funded by the Helen Weinberger Center for the Study of Drama and Playwriting.

We are interested in all areas of modern and contemporary drama/performance scholarship, with a preference for those working in one or more of the following areas: African American, Asian American, and/or Latinx drama and performance; queer theory; and digital humanities. Experience with playwriting, performance and/or production would also be a plus. Demonstrated excellence in research and teaching required. The normal teaching load is 2 courses per semester.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS : PhD must be completed before the August 15, 2018 starting date.

  • APPLICATION PROCESS : Create an Applicant Profile at http://jobs.uc.edu and upload your CV/Resume to the profile. Apply to Requisition # 23043 and under the 'Additional Documents' section of the application upload your cover letter and a one page diversity and inclusion statement summarizing your contributions or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion as they relate to teaching, research, and/or mentoring by Nov. 15, 2017. Address your cover letter to Leah Stewart, Head, Dept. of English, University of Cincinnati, ML 0069, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0069. Reference letters, writing samples and a statement of teaching philosophy will be requested from finalists.
  • Any news on this?
  • I noticed the application deadline is now listed as 12/1 on the UC website.
  • Also posted at 20-21 c. American 2018 and Other Ethnic American 2018
  • 1/2/18, request for additional materials (teaching & scholarship) received
  • request for skype interview received (x2)
  • 3/15/18: oddly, received an email today confirming my application had been received (I assume a glitch since they have expressed no interest!)
  • Also received strange (seemingly HR, computer generated) email about the status of my ap. Must be a glitch of some sort in the system.

University of Dayton (OH) - TT Assistant Professor - Theatre, Dance, and Performance TechnologyEdit

The Theatre, Dance, & Performance Technology Program in the Department of Communication at the University of Dayton invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 16, 2018. The successful candidate will direct one production each year, teaching two classes in semesters that include a directing assignment, and three classes in semesters without a directing assignment.

The successful candidate will teach majors and non-majors acting, directing, devising, physical theatre, and theatre appreciation. Additional responsibilities include fostering interdisciplinary collaborations and community partnerships to create theatre for social change, successful creation of juried artistic scholarship, advising students, and service to the program and university.

Required: Completed MFA or ABD nearing completion of PhD in theatre, performance, or related field at time of application, directing experience in community-engaged theatre for social change or applied theatre contexts, experience teaching theatre, proven record of successful acting experience, physical theatre expertise, and strong written communication skills.

Application Procedure: Submit the following to the link below: cover letter that addresses the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae, a document that contains a link(s) to digital materials that provide evidence of excellent creative activity in directing and/or acting, sample syllabus and assignment for an acting for non-majors course, a statement of future goals for creative scholarship and innovative artistic activity, and a list of three professional references. Recommendation letters will be requested at a later date. If dissertation is in progress, please upload statement from advisor indicating date of anticipated completion of degree. http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/24177

  • Application Deadline: October 6, 2017.

University of Evansville (IN) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre Performance: Acting/Voice and SpeechEdit

The University of Evansville seeks qualified applicants for a tenure–track, Assistant Professor of Theatre Performance: Acting and Voice position in a nationally recognized undergraduate Department of Theatre, beginning August 1, 2018. Responsibilities include teaching, advising, scholarship, and service to the University, community, and profession.

Applicants should have significant professional experience as an actor and/or director, a background in current voice and speech methodologies, and a passion for teaching and mentoring undergraduate students within a liberal arts setting. A secondary area of expertise, such as directing, movement, stage combat, or other related training approaches highly desired. 

The successful candidate will teach courses in Theatre Performance, including Acting Fundamentals, Character Study, Acting in Dialect, Classical Texts, Audition Techniques, and will serve as text/dialect coach for departmental productions. Directing or other production assignments possible, dependent upon qualifications. 

Qualifications: MFA degree and significant professional experience required. Previous teaching experience and AEA or SDC membership preferred. 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a collaborative nature are essential. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please complete the University of Evansville online application located at: https://www.evansville.edu/offices/hr/employmentApp.cfm

Email letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references with email addresses to: Eric Renschler, Chair, Department of Theatre, University of Evansville, at er55@evansville.edu.

Additional information about the Department of Theatre is available at https://www.evansville.edu/majors/theatre/

The University of Evansville is an independent, comprehensive, selective admissions university recognized for excellence in its core liberal arts and sciences curriculum and professional programs.  Total enrollment is approximately 2,500 students. The University is a leader in study abroad and has a campus in England, Harlaxton College. The University of Evansville operates under a non-discriminatory policy with regard to race, color, creed or religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.  Minorities and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  The University of Evansville participates in the E-Verify program.

  • Posted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Application Deadline: Open until filled.

University of Hong Kong (CHINA) - TT Asst. Professor - Drama and English Literary Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Drama and English Literary Studies in the School of English (Ref.: 201700862)

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Drama and English Literary Studies in the School of English of the Faculty of Arts, to commence on September 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term 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 – centred in the Black Box, the Creative Writing Studio, and explorations of the Transdisciplinary University – recently include 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).

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Drama, Literary, or Performance Studies, or related field, 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 an M.F.A. in theatre, directing, or playwriting, in addition to the Ph.D. in drama, are preferred. We are looking especially for candidates whose scholarship in Drama and Literary Studies, Performance Studies or related fields may focus on Hong Kong, Chinese and Asian contexts and history. The ideal candidate should have an individual record in modern and contemporary perspectives that transforms boundaries of dramatic criticism and studio performance of place, space, and culture. Multi-dimensional research and performative interests may include: historiographic theatre, decolonisation (stage and theory), and global efforts toward new collective futures. We strongly welcome candidates from interdisciplinary approaches, and are open especially to those interested in contributing in local and multilingual contexts to the HKU Black Box Studio and the M.F.A. at HKU.

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. Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement (Ref.: 201601016) need not re-apply.

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.

Applicants should send a completed application form, together with a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., one writing sample (a dissertation chapter or published article), and one example of creative/ performance practice to soesrapp@hku.hk. Please also arrange to have your three referees send their letters of recommendation directly to soesrapp@hku.hk by the deadline, but only after you have submitted your application. Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk.

  • Closes September 15, 2017.
  • 11/20 - invited for on-campus interview in January 2018

University of London (UK) - Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - Senior Lecturer, Actor Training and Coaching (mid-level Assistant Professor/low-level Associate Equivalent)Edit

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Lecturer in Actor Training and Coaching at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. We are looking for a dynamic person with expertise in a range of methodologies in Actor Training pedagogy and the demands of coaching to spearhead our world-leading MA and MFA in Actor Training and Coaching. 

The role holder will be responsible for maintaining, developing and leading the MA and MFA courses in Actor Training and Coaching. You will teach, assess and plan a range of units while ensuring the currency and world-leading position of the curriculum. Candidates - who should have familiarity with a wide-range of methodologies, such as Stanislavski, Chekhov, Bogart, Meisner, Lecoq, Grotowski, Freddie Hendricks, Suzuki, and Rasaboxes; as well as detailed expertise in at least one widely recognised methodology and coaching expertise - will be expected to lead on future curriculum developments within the MA/MFA Actor Training and Coaching, as well as work with colleagues across both undergraduate and postgraduate provision, with regard to synergies and shared teaching possibilities.

Applicants will enjoy teaching and learning, have excellent teaching ability in HE contexts, ideally with expertise in the conservatoire sector as well as a proven significant professional profile in Actor Training/Coaching, Direction and/or appropriate analogues, along with high quality research or scholarship outputs (which may be practice-based) in appropriate national and international contexts. We would particularly appreciate applications from candidates with experience in Knowledge Exchange/Knowledge Transfer and strong national/international connections. Applications from candidates with an engagement in current discourses of diversity and inclusion in actor training pedagogies are strongly encouraged.

For further information and application details please visit: http://www.cssd.ac.uk/jobs-at-central/senior-lecturer-actor-training-and-coaching

  • Closing date for receipt of application forms is 9am on 15 January 2018.
  • It is anticipated that interviews and assessments will take place on 29 February 2018.

University of London (UK) - Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - Reader/Principal Lecturer, Theatre Practice (Associate Professor Equivalent)Edit

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is seeking to appoint a dynamic theatre practitioner and educator to a senior role in its flagship Theatre Practice Department. The Reader or Principal Lecturer in Theatre Practice will work with an established team of subject experts, leading courses across specialist areas of theatre and performance crafts, production and design. The team shares responsibility for the maintenance and enhancement of the curriculum, ensuring both the currency of the programme as a world-leader in its field, and its fit within the changing environment of the twenty-first century cultural industries.

The ideal candidate will possess knowledge across an overview of specialist disciplines involved in theatre production, a clear understanding of how traditional roles are changing as well as particular expertise within at least one area of current or possible future programme specialist provision. The post is a permanent appointment as Reader/Principal Lecturer, serving as Head of Theatre Practice for a three-year (renewable) term upon taking the position.

As Head of Theatre Practice, you will maintain oversight of the BATP programme, working with the Deanery and colleagues across the School under the guidance of the Learning, Teaching and Student Experience plan. You will also ensure alignment with best industry and academic standards of practice and determine how best to fit the changing needs and expectations of the cultural industries in developing graduates in the technical arts, design, crafts and production management. You will have a vision for theatre production training and will collaborate with academics across the school, as well as with industry and national/international colleagues to develop new and interdisciplinary provision, including possible additional qualifications at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Readers/Principal Lecturers are expected to teach, assess and plan a range of units across the programme and/or school, as well as maintaining a recognised position of authority with a developing national or international profile within their specialist area in research (as defined by the UK research excellence framework) or  scholarship (integrated, pedagogic or applied, including professional practice).

For further information and application details please visit: http://www.cssd.ac.uk/jobs-at-central/reader-principal-lecturer-theatre-practice

  • Closing date for receipt of application forms is 9am on 22 January 2018.
  • It is anticipated that interviews and assessments will take place on 05 February 2018.

University of Manitoba (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor, English, Theatre, Film & Media - Contemporary DramaEdit

The Department of English, Theatre, Film & Media, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position is for someone with expertise in contemporary dramatic literature and theatre practice, ideally including Canadian and Indigenous drama. Responsibilities include maintaining a productive research program, teaching, supervising, and fulfilling service-related duties. The successful candidate will normally have a PhD by the time of appointment and must have demonstrated excellence in both teaching and research. The appointment will begin July 1, 2018 or soon thereafter.

The person hired into the position will teach a comprehensive range of academic courses in dramatic literature, theatre history, and dramatic theory, as well as core creative/practical courses in acting and directing, as part of a vibrant, interdisciplinary department. The successful candidate is expected to teach, on a rotating schedule with other program members, drama courses in the English program at the honours and graduate level, and to supervise graduate students. This position involves directing student productions and developing new plays to be performed on the state of the art stage of the new John J. Conklin Theatre in the Gail Asper Performing Arts Hall. The person hired into this position also has a crucial role to play as occasional Artistic Director of the Black Hole Theatre Company, the performance branch of the Theatre program. The program has strong ties to the Winnipeg theatre community (Fringe Festival, Prairie Theatre Exchange company) and links with centres on campus (Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture; Institute for the Humanities; Arts Media Lab). The University of Manitoba is located on Treaty One territory and the homeland of the Métis Nation, and houses the National Research Centre for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission archives.

The starting salary will reflect the qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate. The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 

Applications for this position must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and a statement of teaching, research, and professional philosophies and practice. As well, three confidential letters of reference must be received directly from the applicant’s referees.

Electronic (preferred) or hard copy applications and letters of reference should be sent to: Dr. Brenda Austin-Smith, 625 Fletcher Argue Building, 15 Chancellor’s Circle, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 5V5. ArtsEFT.Reach@umanitoba.ca

  • Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Province of Manitoba). All materials should arrive no later than February 1, 2018. Please note that application materials will be provided to participating members of the search process.

University of Maryland Baltimore County (MD) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre - Movement Specialist - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Theatre invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre - Movement Specialist to begin academic year 2018-19. The position requires a terminal degree in acting or related field and expertise in an established methodology of movement (or combination of methodologies), and university teaching experience or equivalent. Additional requirements: excellent organizational, communication, and collaboration skills; interest in curriculum development and academic leadership; and a commitment to increasing the representation of underrepresented voices in theatre. Secondary expertise in another area of performance is preferred. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the position includes a full university benefits package.

This full-time, nine-month appointment requires a combination of teaching, service, and research/creative work. The successful candidate will teach theatre and movement courses, serve as movement coach for UMBC productions, and contribute to academic advising, committee service, student recruitment, and related activities. UMBC is a Carnegie Research University - High Activity institution: tenure-track faculty are expected to develop research/creative work that leads to a national reputation in their field, and institutional support and mentorship is provided. UMBC is located near theaters in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., where many faculty contribute to professional productions.

The Department has approximately 125 majors/minors and offers a B.F.A. in Acting, and a B.A. in Theatre with concentrations in Design & Production or Theatre Studies, all taught within new, state-of-the-art facilities. UMBC Theatre productions have received numerous KC/ACTF awards and national festival invitations.

UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and seeks to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty and staff diversity and encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

For best consideration, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, a statement of commitment to inclusive excellence, and contact information for three references via Interfolio ( http://apply.interfolio.com/44066).

  • Screening of applications will begin November 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Alan Kreizenbeck, Search Chair at kreizenb@umbc.edu. Department website: http://www.theatre.umbc.edu.
  • SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE: 12/17/17
  • Campus interview notification: 1/4/18

University of Memphis (TN) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre with professional / academic experience to provide leadership to our MFA Directing Program and prepare our students for the 21st century. An MFA or earned doctorate in Theatre is required. The ideal candidate might also have experience in areas such as physical theatre, intersectional theatre, theatre for social change, community-engaged theatre practices or entrepreneurial practices.

The successful applicant will direct and teach classes that align with the candidate’s area of research and support the curriculum of MFA and BFA theatre students. This could also include: Devised theatre, Theatre of the African Diaspora, Asian Theatre, or core theatre classes. Service will include running the directing program as Area Head, advising graduate and undergraduate students, and strong hands-on mentorship for graduate directing projects. Our goal is to create an intercultural learning environment comprised of people with varied experiences and perspectives which contributes to diversity and inclusion practices, and fosters interdisciplinary collaborations and community partnerships.

The University of Memphis is a learner-centered metropolitan research university in a diverse and vibrant city with a rich cultural and social history.

The full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor position begins August 20, 2018.

Applicants are required to upload a letter of application, CV, a list of three references with all contact information, an unofficial transcript, and a teaching philosophy. This philosophy should include a diversity statement explaining your experience with race, equality, social justice and how you engage with diverse communities, particularly in the context of your professional, volunteer or civic work. 

Letters of application should be addressed to:
Stephen Hancock, Search Committee Chair
Department of Theatre & Dance
The University of Memphis
143 Theatre Communication Bldg.
Memphis TN 38152-3150.

  • The application deadline is February 26, 2018.
  • Phone interview invitation (3/8)

University of Michigan (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - 20-21 c. Poetry, Drama and/or Performance - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The English Department at the University of Michigan expects to make a tenure-track, assistant professor appointment in the field of 20th- to 21st-century poetry, drama, and/or performance to begin in September, 2018. We take an expansive view of these fields and welcome work that stretches or crosses boundaries of history, genre, method, discipline, region, and canonicity. This is a university-year appointment.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a writing sample, and three letters of reference by September 28th. The English Department is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage all applicants to comment, either in the cover letter or in a separate statement on how their research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance our efforts to support these values and the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applications will be acknowledged.

Further information about the Department of English Language and Literature can be found on our website at http://lsa.umich.edu/english. Click on the “Faculty Job Openings” button on the home page to apply.

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  • Deadline: Sept. 28.
  • contacted for skype interview 10/27
  • Congrats! What time on 10/27 did you hear? 

University of Michigan (MI) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre, Voice and SpeechEdit

Responsibilities: Duties: Teach Voice and Stage Dialects to BFA Performance majors. Voice Coach for Theatre & Drama Main Stage productions. Also teach a beginning-level acting class for non-majors. Participate in faculty governance, attend faculty and departmental meetings, serve on committees at both departmental and university levels as needed.

Qualifications : Experience teaching a variety of vocal production techniques such as Linklater, Fitzmaurice, Berry, and Rodenberg. Specialized training in Voice, Acting, Text, Shakespeare, Speech, Dialects. A documented history of fruitful collaboration with co-workers and/or faculty members. Knowledge of the classical and current theatrical canon. A concrete vision for the acquisition of professional theatrical skills that closely aligns to the overall mission of the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD). MFA in Theatre or equivalent training/specialization in Voice, Acting, Text, Speech, and Dialects.

Rank : Tenure-Track

Mission Statement: ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, THEATRE & DANCE. As a comprehensive performing arts school set in one of the world’s finest public institutions of higher education, SMTD is deeply engaged in the creation, practice, scholarship, and pedagogy of music, theatre, and dance. The school aims to provide leadership, nationally and internationally, in all three fields. SMTD is committed to diversity and inclusion as a means of achieving and sustaining excellence. SMTD fully embraces the notion that academic and artistic excellence is inseparable from an abiding and pervasive institution commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. http://smtd.umich.edu/index.php

  • Email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae , including evidence of professional and teaching activity, and a list of at least five current references with contact information, by January 4, 2018 to: smtd-searchcommittee@umich.edu Please add "Theatre & Drama" to the subject line of the email.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (NC) - TT Asst. Professor of Acting - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Theatre at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Acting position. The Assistant Professor of Acting will have a 3/2 teaching load and be expected to participate in departmental service and governance, and engage in ongoing creative and/or scholarly research commensurate with attaining tenure at a research institution.

We are seeking a highly collaborative artist/scholar who has expertise in a variety of contemporary acting pedagogies and practices with an emphasis on voice and speech for theatrical productions. Expertise in IPA , Dialects, Voice and Text for the non-performer, Introduction to Acting, Basic Shakespeare Verse and Text, and other introductory theatre courses desired. Additional areas of expertise may include Musical Theatre, African-American Theatre and/or Race and Performance, and Culturally Responsive Community Practice.

Minimum Experience/Education: UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: M.F.A. or Ph.D. and college-level teaching experience.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications: AEA , SAG - AFTRA , AGVA or other professional acting credits. Ability to serve as an enthusiastic teacher/mentor in a student-centered department. Collegiality.

  • Apply at: https://jobs.uncc.edu/postings/17934
  • APPLICATION : Position begins August 15, 2018. Screening of applicants begins November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • PHONE INTERVIEWS (11/13)
  • OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED

University of Pittsburgh - TT Assistant Professor - Theatre and Performance Studies - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies position beginning in September 2018, pending budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will demonstrate significant expertise in performance studies as well as theatre history. The department is especially interested in scholars with a specialization that has earned conference visibility and the promise or fact of publication, preferably in a field that balances and adds to our current departmental strengths. Duties of the position include instructing graduate level seminars; mentoring graduate students in their research, teaching and professionalization; directing theses and dissertations; teaching multi-level undergraduate courses in performance studies and world theatre; supporting the production work of the department in accordance with candidate’s areas of expertise; active participation in the governance of the department; contribution to the diversity goals of the department through scholarship, teaching and/or theatre/performance practice.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. completed by the date of hire and will also be able to demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, an active profile in the field, and a robust research plan. Applicants can apply online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTk2.

Candidates should submit a cover letter including research plans, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, sample syllabi, a teaching statement (philosophy), evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness, and provide contact information for three references. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery.

In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system.

EEO/AA Policy: The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

  • For full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2017.
  • Request for phone interview 12/6/17 (2)
  • They are interviewing 12 ppl
  • Has anyone heard anything re: campus visits?
  • no word here--on my phone interview, they noted (without prompting) that they did not plan to make invites until the spring, so next week at the absolute earliest 
  • Thanks!
  • any word on this?
  • campus visits notified, 1/19
  • job offer made and accepted, 4/4
  • unprofessional search from start to finish.

University of San Diego (CA) - Program Director, Old Globe/USD Shiley Graduate Theatre (Assoc. / Full Professor)Edit

The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program seeks a nationally recognized theatre artist to be the Director of the Graduate Program. Now in its 30th year of partnership with the prestigious Old Globe, this highly selective MFA program has consistently enjoyed national recognition as a professional, classically based training program for actors that is dedicated to excellence and inclusion. Working closely with the Artistic Director of The Old Globe and Chair of the USD Department of Theatre, the MFA Program Director serves as an advocate for the students and the program's continued success while demonstrating the values of both institutions.

The ideal candidate is a Master Acting Teacher and theatre professional who will be eligible for tenure upon appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, commensurate with experience. Preferred candidates of this full-time, 12-month position will demonstrate the skills to guide an accomplished faculty, staff, and guest artists; successfully advise a diverse student population; direct productions; and serve as an ambassador of the program to both audiences and the community.

For more details please visit: http://www.sandiego.edu/cas/theatre/mfa-director.php

Three letters of recommendation may be addressed to: Ray Chambers, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Theatre, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492.

USD, an independent Catholic university, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to achieving diversity and inclusion in its faculty, students, and environment.

To apply, go to http://www.sandiego.edu/jobs. Look for job IRC23661.

  • Applications are only accepted online through August 31, 2017.

University of Toronto Mississauga (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor - Indigenous Digital Arts and PerformanceEdit

The Department of English and Drama and the Department of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto, Mississauga campus invite applications for a jointly-appointed, full-time, tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Indigenous Digital Arts and Performance. The start date for this position is July 1, 2018.

The Departments welcome applications from emerging researchers or artist-researchers working in and across the fields of Indigenous digital arts and visual culture—including but not limited to digital media art, video games, activism, and design—and digital performance, including but not limited to digitally enhanced performance, virtual performance, and performance inflected by, or engaging with, digital culture. The focus of applicants’ work should be on the experiences of and engagement with Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Art History, Performance Studies, Theatre Studies, Visual Culture, or another relevant field by July 1, 2018 or shortly thereafter. Alternatively, they must have earned an MFA or equivalent graduate degree and have a strong record of creative professional practice. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and in research and/or an active and recognised digital arts and performance practice. The successful candidate’s record of research and/or practice, teaching, and service should demonstrate an understanding of Indigenous knowledges, methodologies, epistemologies, pedagogies, and community relations.

The successful candidate’s primary undergraduate Department will depend on their field of expertise, but the candidate will play an important role in undergraduate teaching in both Departments. The candidate will also hold an appointment at the most relevant graduate unit at the University of Toronto, depending on the candidate’s specialisation. The candidate will be expected to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to engage in teaching practices informed by Indigenous pedagogies. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference, and the teaching dossier including a teaching statement and teaching evaluations submitted with the application.

The candidate will also be expected to establish and maintain a strong research and/or research-creation program/creative professional practice that engages with Indigenous experience in Canada, drawing on decolonising and other indigenous perspectives and that is informed by involvement with Indigenous communities, organisations, and institutions. Excellence in research is demonstrated by the quality of the writing sample, publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals, presentations at major conferences, awards and accolades, evidence of an innovative research program, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. Excellence in research-creation or creative professional practice is demonstrated by the quality of the portfolio; record of exhibitions, performances, and/or projects; awards and grants; evidence of an innovative program of research; and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

The Department of English and Drama and the Department of Visual Studies are both multi-disciplinary units. The Department of English and Drama offers programs in English, Theatre and Drama Studies, and Canadian Studies. The Department of Visual Studies offers programs in Art History, Art and Art History, Visual Culture, Visual Culture and Communication, and Cinema Studies, and a certificate in Curatorial Studies. The successful candidate will bring a strong program of creative, interdisciplinary, digital media-based research that enhances and builds on the strengths of the Departments in contemporary art, visual culture, and theatre and performance studies. They will be able to draw on the resources of UTM’s hub for the Jackman Humanities Institute’s Digital Humanities Network and to participate in a cross disciplinary project to establish a Centre for Indigenous Studies at UTM. At the graduate level, the candidate will have opportunities to work with students and faculty from across the tri-campus university working in Indigenous Studies and Digital Arts and Performance, e.g. in the Graduate Departments of Art and English; the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance; and the Visual Studies graduate unit at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.

This successful candidate may be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair. For information regarding eligibility criteria, please consult the CRC website: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s2

Salary for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

UTM is part of the tri-campus University of Toronto, a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment and a multicultural student body speaking a wide range of languages. The sacred land on which the University of Toronto and UTM operate has been a site of human activity for 15,000 years. It is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and, most recently, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island.

The University is committed to responding to—among other mandates—the Calls to Action of the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Government of Ontario’s Indigenous Education Strategy.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and a substantial writing sample and/or audiovisual documentation of recent work. Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the departments via e-mail to edassist.utm@utoronto.ca by the closing date, October 9, 2017. In addition to their reference letters, candidates may, if they wish, include one or more letters from Indigenous elders, leaders, or organisations describing their collaborative work or involvement with Indigenous communities. All application materials should be submitted online. The UofT application system can accommodate up to fifteen attachments (8.3 MB per attachment) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two PDF/MS Word format files. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to/apply. For submission of digital images, video, and/or other files, please contact edassist.utm@utoronto.ca and instructions for uploading of materials will be provided.

For more information about the Department of Visual Studies, please visit https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/dvs/. For more information about the Department of English, please visit http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/english-drama/home. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

  • Materials must be received by October 9, 2017. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Debra Burrowes at dvschair.utm@utoronto.ca or Merrylee Greenan at edassist.utm@utoronto.ca

University of Toronto Scarborough (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Theatre and Performance Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Theatre and Performance Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin July 1, 2018.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Drama, Theatre or Performance Studies or another relevant field by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. Candidates must have demonstrated research excellence in the areas of applied theatre, theatre in education, or community-engaged theatre. These areas are broadly defined, and may include explicitly interdisciplinary, collaborative research that brings the methods or practices of Theatre and Performance Studies into intersection with those of other fields. Candidates must also demonstrate an aptitude for working within our interdisciplinary arts department where horizontal connections among faculty of different fields are encouraged: see http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/acm/acm-research-themes. Professional experience working in community contexts is not required but will be considered an asset.

The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. S/he must have an emerging record of scholarly accomplishments and will provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in leading academic journals and/or with leading academic presses or a research pipeline that is at high international levels, presentations at significant conferences, awards for work in the field and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.

Candidates must also have a commitment to excellence in teaching. This can be demonstrated through strong endorsements from referees, very strong course evaluations, a coherent statement of teaching philosophy that is linked to excellent pedagogical practice, demonstrated excellent performance in other teaching related activities, a teaching portfolio, and teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application. The ability to teach across the Theatre and Performance Studies program in lecture- and practice-based courses is required. We welcome a range of topics of interest, including theatre and performance intersections with historiography, dramaturgy, interculturalism, social justice and media. Candidates must be able to contribute to the evolution of the curriculum in the direction of applied and community-engaged practices.

The Department of Arts, Culture and Media is a unique multi-disciplinary research and teaching environment, with programs in Art History, Arts Management, Curatorial Studies, Journalism, Media, Journalism and Digital Cultures, New Media Studies, Music and Culture, Studio, and Theatre and Performance Studies. In addition to being a full member of the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough, the successful candidate will hold a graduate appointment at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, a graduate unit at the University of Toronto. The candidate selected will be expected to maintain a strong program of research and to articulate and implement a vision for developing new research initiatives and relationships that fit within this diverse context.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities of the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a complete and current curriculum vita, 3) a teaching portfolio that includes, but is not limited to course evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a list of relevant teaching related activities, and 4) concise descriptions of current research activity and graduate student supervision experience, and future research plans. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. All applications must be submitted online.

Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to be sent directly by the referees to: TheatreSearch@utsc.utoronto.ca. If you have questions about this position, please email TheatreSearch@utsc.utoronto.ca.

  • Has anyone heard from Toronto yet about this search?  Is there anyone else following the wiki who is waiting for news of developments on this search? (Jan 11)
  • ^Yes, on the wiki and waiting for news about movement for this search.
  • Campus Visit Stage [posted 1/13]
  • There were campus visits in late March (so I think the note above may be incorrect, perhaps a misplacement of a post for the Mississisauga job).  Has anyone heard from the committee since the late-March campus visits?

University of Wisconsin-Parkside (WI) - TT Assistant Professor in Theater Arts - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS COMPLETEEdit

POSITION SUMMARY: The Theatre Arts Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside seeks applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Theatre Arts, scheduled to start in the 2018-2019 academic year.

This position will teach 24 credits annually (4/4 standard fall/spring course teaching load) in the Theatre Arts program. Opportunities to teach additional courses in the summer and winterim semesters may be available for additional compensation depending upon the needs of the Theatre Arts Department. This position is expected to establish and maintain active creative activity as a director and potentially in other areas of interest. In addition, the position will be expected to contribute service to UW-Parkside, the College of Arts and Humanities, the Theatre Arts Department, profession and community. This individual will be involved in additional supervision and mentoring of students through production work and advising.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required: MFA in Directing, Dramaturgy, Playwriting, or Acting or Ph.D. in some area of Theatre Arts Interest and ability to teach wide range of courses Previous experience in academic advising and mentoring of undergraduate students.

Preferred: MFA in Directing Minimum of 3 years collegiate teaching experience Professional experience as a director Experience and strong interest in teaching a variety of diversity courses Interest in leadership positions such as serving as a chair, assistant chair, and/or experience in fundraising or recruitment in academic and/or professional settings.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching: Teaching multiple courses including: Theatre Appreciation Multicultural Theatre in America with the potential for teaching other general education courses in diversity such as LGBTQ Representation on Stage and Screen or courses in the individual’s area of expertise Basic Acting Directing Theatre History and Literature II and III Acting Styles and/or Voice for the Actor Contribute to Sophomore and Senior Seminar Teach other courses as assigned.

Creative Activity/Directing: Directing 1-2 fully staged productions per year Directing 1 FreshINK staged reading per year Supervision and mentoring of student assistant directors and dramaturges, as well as students working on independent projects Outside professional activity in area of specialization.

Service: Service to Theatre Arts Department Academic and career advising and mentoring of students Participation in weekly department and production meetings, as well as monthly company meetings Participation in annual academic and artistic assessments of company members Participation in program entry auditions and interviews, as well as Visit and Scholarship Days Assist with recruitment of students Serve as leader in one area of department need: recruitment, fundraising, marketing, outreach, or assessment Assist with various theatre service projects, including outreach to local schools and organizations, community theatres, and professional theatres Assist with building active connections with professional theatres in the region and nationwide Assist with house management and supervisory responsibilities for performances, as shared by all theatre faculty members and staff Service to University and Discipline Serve on university committees as assigned and/or elected Participate in professional organizations and associations.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge and ability in the field to teach a variety of courses Proven successful experience as a director The position is not responsible for money or university funds of accounts which hold financial information Ergonomic requirements: sufficient mobility and dexterity to move around office, campus and community. Ability to work with keyboard, mouse and monitor. Ability to attend meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences. Equipment to be used on the job: laptop or desktop computer, printer, copier, projector, telephone including voice mail and FAX

THE UNIVERSITY AND AREA: UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment. The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.

APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Candidate Apply Here (Candidates not currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then continue to STEP 2

Internal Candidate Apply Here (Candidates currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then under “Main Menu” choose: “Self Service” “Recruiting” “Careers”

STEP 2: Under "Job Search" choose: "More Options" Job Opening ID: "13842" "Search" Select "Assistant/Associate Professor in Theatre Arts" Click "Apply Now"

You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login" If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents: Cover letter addressing your qualifications for the position; Curriculum Vitae; Statement of teaching and research philosophy; Names and current contact information of three professional references; Transcripts (unofficial acceptable at application stage). You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have questions about how to apply go to https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21544

Please Note: In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

LEGAL NOTICES

A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at https://www.uwp.edu/live/offices/universitypolice/crimestats.cfm. Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Name: Joe Lambin

Contact Phone: 262-595-2331

Contact Email: lambin@uwp.edu

  • Applications received by 11:59 PM January 22, 2018, are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.
  • [PHONE INTERVIEW posted in header on 18 Feb.]
  • Campus visit invite (22 Feb)
  • Campus interview on March 23--no word since. Anyone know anything?

Victoria University of Wellington (NZ) - Permanent Lecturer in TheatreEdit

Permanent position for a Theatre Lecturer, to begin in June 2018.

The Theatre Programme aims to appoint a dynamic junior scholar who complements the current staff's expertise and who can contribute to teaching and research in one or more of the following areas: critical-theory, practice as/practice-led research, children and young person's theatre, scenography, costume design, multi-media and inter-medial performance, Indigenous/diasporic theatre, puppetry, dance or musical theatre. The ability to teach large introductory courses and to direct student productions is essential.

The successful candidate will have a PhD or MFA in Theatre (or equivalent professional experience), a record of scholarly productivity, and the capacity to teach a broad range of introductory and advanced Theatre courses, as well as supervise MA and PhD candidates.

Applications should include a letter of interest addressing teaching and research goals and a curriculum vitae with three referees. A writing sample, teaching evaluations, and a research plan will be required for the next phase of the process but can be submitted initially.

For further information contact Associate Professor David O'Donnell, Head of School (david.odonnell@vuw.ac.nz)

Villanova University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor of Theatre OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Theatre at Villanova University is accepting applications for a tenure track position with the rank of Assistant Professor. Position begins August 22, 2018. The responsibilities include teaching courses at the Masters and undergraduate levels, and directing within the Villanova Theatre mainstage season. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/theatre.html.

The Theatre Department seeks an artist/scholar with substantial directing credits, including both professional and university productions. Areas of specialization we are interested in include, but are not limited to: new works development, devising, classical work, and physical theatre. Successful candidates for tenure and promotion must maintain an active engagement with professional theatre work and/or a research agenda leading to publication.

Minimum Qualifications: Terminal degree (MFA in Directing preferred), professional theatrical experience, and a minimum of three years of university level teaching.

  • Please submit all application materials by September 12, 2017 electronically at https://jobs.villanova.edu. A complete application includes: letter of interest, current resume/CV, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, unofficial copies of college/university transcripts, and three letters of reference (professional and academic). Letters of reference can be submitted directly and confidentially by the reviewer who will receive an email with instructions once your application is submitted. If chosen as a finalist, official transcripts must be provided at time of interview.

Webster University (MO) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - ActingEdit

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor of Acting. We are seeking a highly collaborative colleague with a dedication to training aspiring actors in a rigorous, professional training program. Primary responsibilities include teaching First and Fourth Year Acting classes within a sequential eight semester curriculum, participating in the day-to-day activities of the department, advising, and potentially directing in the Conservatory season. First year Acting teaches fundamental principles and skills through games and exercises, and applies those skills to monologue and scene work in contemporary realism. Self discovery is an important component of the first year experience. Fourth year Acting focuses on scene work from early American realism to present day works.

M.F.A in Acting or equivalent terminal degree or evidence of tested experience appropriate to the teaching assignment; a minimum of three years national/regional professional experience and college-level teaching experience, and the strong potential for continuing professional creative activities.

The successful candidate will also have a solid grounding in a recognized acting methodology and pedagogical familiarity with one or more other approaches. 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, Webster University is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

Teaching 1st and 4th Year Acting Potentially directing Conservatory Productions Weekly Performance Faculty Meetings Monthly Full Faculty Meetings Advising

Position begins August 15, 2018.

  • For priority consideration please apply by December 15, 2017 and include a list of references with contact information.
  • Any word on this?

Wells College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Technical TheatreEdit

The Wells College Theatre and Dance program seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Technical Theatre to begin in August 2018. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in design, stage management, and introduction to theatre. The position also includes designing and building lighting and scenery for three faculty productions per year, managing two performance spaces, advising students in technical theatre, and supervising work-study and backstage crews. M.F.A. required.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. A letter of application, CV, and contact information for three professional references should be submitted online at www.wells.edu/employment. Additional materials (e.g., course evaluations, syllabi, etc.) may be requested during the selection process. Interested candidates may apply on the employment page located at http://www.wells.edu .

  • Application deadline is December 15, 2017.

Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Theater History and Criticism or Performance Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Wesleyan University’s Department of Theater invites applicants for a tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor of Theater History and Criticism or Performance Studies.

Areas of expertise open, but teaching and research will highlight the intersection between performance and contemporary social and political issues. Applications particularly welcome from colleagues experienced in applied theater/performance (theater/performance in education or as tools of civic engagement). Scholar/artists with an interest in identity, inter-culturalism, and social justice within a global perspective are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates must have developed syllabi, published scholarship, and/or a record of theatrical production that demonstrates pedagogical, scholarly, and creative excellence. Wesleyan University’s Theater Department explores theater from an intersectional perspective in which rigorous scholarly and applied research are emphasized by continuous and collaborative exchange. The Department situates research, pedagogy, and artistic practice in an undergraduate liberal arts context and offers courses in theater, performance theory, and literature; playwriting; design; digital media; directing; and acting. Departmental productions reflect the diverse interests of Wesleyan’s faculty and students. Process and performance are of equal importance. The Department produces contemporary adaptations of classical theater texts, contemporary plays, and adaptations of literary works for the stage, as well as movement and visually-based global performances. We seek candidates whose sense of community, creative energy, and innovative vision will enable effective leadership within a highly committed and vibrant community of students, teachers, scholars, and artists in Wesleyan’s Theater Department, the Center for the Arts, and across the university.

Responsibilities include teaching four courses annually (two per semester), supervising tutorials mentoring students’ creative work, advising majors and pre-majors, participating in Wesleyan’s active theater community as well as in faculty governance of the department and the university.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Theater, Theater History and Criticism, Performance Studies or a related field at the time of application.

  • Applications received by December 1, 2017 will receive full consideration.
  • Request for Skype interview 12/04/17 x2
  • [for the search committee from a candidate]: it is horribly inconsiderate to ask for a 2 semester syllabus; this work often takes weeks and there are also fears that this work may be stolen. in future searches please consider asking for a course description with assignments rather than the entire syllabus (x5)
  • I couldn't agree more about the syllabus.  Asking for such a thing at the beginning stages of an application was pretty absurd and the directions were incredibly unclear.  ALSO - the fact that it took them three days before they requested skype interviews makes me seriously doubt they even read poeple's applications - clearly they either had people in mind already or made decisions based on very obvious markers like ivy league degrees
  • [for the search committee from a potential candidate]: After spending a few late nights starting to put together a 2-semester syllabus for this application, I decided not to apply.  I have a PhD from an RI well known for performance studies, a strong publication record, an impressive teaching dossier, and my specializations fit the ad description.  In other words, had I completed the task, I would not have been surprised to have been granted an interview. But I decided that if a dept. was asking for such a thing now, it indicates that their expectations are not reasonable and I would only get burned later. A description of courses you would teach is acceptable; sample syllabi of courses taught is also acceptable. Asking a candidate who is obviously also applying to other jobs and likely also has one currently to create 2 syllabi from scratch is perhaps the most bizarre thing I have ever encountered on the market. 
  • 3/6. Notification of rejection. The email also stated that an offer had been made and accepted.  

Western Washington University (WA) - Assistant Professor (Voice/Opera Director)Edit

Assistant professor of Voice/Opera Director

The Department of Music at Western Washington University seeks a dynamic, creative vocal teacher and opera director to provide artistic leadership and deliver instruction. The ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking musical artist with a vision for the voice performance and opera programs. Teaching: Specific teaching assignments of the position will reflect the candidate’s skill set and department needs, including applied voice, opera and opera workshop production, voice literature, diction, and vocal pedagogy. Scholarship: Engage in research/scholarly/creative activity. Service: Provide leadership for the administrative aspects of a comprehensive vocal program; work collaboratively with voice faculty to recruit students to the department; organize and participate in entrance auditions and vocal juries; actively participate in entrance auditions and vocal juries; actively participate in faculty governance and university service; create a strong regional presence through active participation in state, regional and national professional associations.

Required Qualifications: Master's Degree in Music; evidence of professional-level vocal and opera performance; evidence of successful university teaching experience in voice and opera; demonstrated ability to cultivate learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds; evidence of strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Additional Requirements: Preferred qualifications include earned Doctorate in Music; evidence of successful opera direction and production; participation in professional academic and/or music associations.

  • Review Period begins 11/17/2017; open until filled. Start Date September 16, 2018.

Winthrop University (SC) - TT Asst. Professor of Theatre - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Winthrop University, a highly ranked, public, comprehensive university, announces a national search for an Assistant Professor of Theatre (Theatre History, Dramatic Literature and Criticism). This is a 9-month full-time tenure-track appointment in the Department of Theatre and Dance within the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Salary is dependent upon qualifications. This position requires daily contact with students, faculty, and staff on campus. Additionally, the successful candidate may be expected to work evenings and some weekends as rehearsals require, and student recruitment may necessitate occasional travel.

The successful candidate will serve as an integral part of a highly collaborative undergraduate teaching and production environment, providing expertise with an interdisciplinary approach in theatre history, dramatic literature and criticism, dramaturgy, and performance theories within the context of cultures and societies. This position will support department productions through the execution or mentorship of student dramaturgy.

  • Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/44855
  • Interested individuals are encouraged to submit their credentials as soon as possible for full consideration. Application review will begin on November 15, 2017. Applications received after this start of review may be considered if an acceptable candidate is not identified.
  • Request for Skype interview 12/7
  • Received email that offer was made and accepted 3/26

Yonsei University (South Korea - TT Asst. Professor in pre-1800 European literatureEdit

Tenure-track position in pre-1800 European literature: Yonsei University, Korea

The Underwood International College 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 in the greater Seoul metropolitan region. We welcome applications from scholars specializing in any European national literary tradition and genre. The starting date is September 1, 2018. Applicants should have received their Ph.D. by August 1, 2017 and have at least one subsequent year of postdoctoral research/teaching experience. Teaching responsibilities are 6 credit-hours (2 courses) per semester. Compensation includes competitive salary, health insurance and other benefits, fully-subsidized off-campus housing (up to 6 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 it 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.

Due to university regulations concerning transparency in the hiring process, applicants must apply online at http://uic.yonsei.ac.kr/professorship/application.asp and mail copies of the documents listed below to the following address:

Mr. Janghwan Sohn Underwood International College, Yonsei University 301, Daewoo Annex Hall, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Republic of Korea T: +82-2-2123-3926

Required Documents: 1. 2x Online Application Form and 1x Religious Background (available for print online). 2. A USB containing the dissertation abstract and dissertation. 3. 2x List of publications.

  • These must follow the University’s designated form.
  • Major publications (up to three) should be written below “Main Achievements.” {Download link - List of publications}

4. A USB containing the list of publications and the summary of publications. 5. At least two recommendation letters (from two or more professors in the same program or field).

  • The college and department to which the applicant is applying must be clearly indicated with the full name of the applicant.
  • The letters must be sealed and signed on the sealed line or completely sealed.

6. Originals or copies of research work after March 2014.

  • Research work that is expected to be published is acceptable, if provided together with documentary evidence.

7. Diplomas (or Certificate of Graduation) and Transcripts from B.A., M.A. and Ph.D.

  • Copies are allowed, but original documents must be submitted upon request.

8. Consent to Collection and Use of Personal Information. {Download link – Consent to Collection and Use of Personal Information} 9. Letter of application, C.V., and sample syllabi.

  • Completed applications must be received by Monday, February 19, 2018. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed over Skype in early March. For additional information, please contact Prof. Kelly Walsh (kswalsh@yonsei.ac.kr); prospective applicants are encouraged to visit our website at https://uic.yonsei.ac.kr.

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

YORK COLLEGE OF PENNSYLVANIA invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre to begin in August 2018. This faculty member will focus primarily on the scholarly facet of the theatre discipline with secondary focus on arts administration or directing. A PhD in theatre completed by August 2018 is preferred; an MFA in performance or dramaturgy will be considered. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate theatre courses, annually directing one main stage production, and engaging in scholarly activity. Additional responsibilities include ongoing professional development and service to the department and college including advising and recruitment activities. Theatre courses (to be taught) may include: theatre history, dramatic literature, arts administration, performance, and dramaturgy, and other courses in areas of theatre expertise. Knowledge of and practice in African-American, Latin and/or Asian-American theater is desirable. Minimum of three years of successful teaching at the university level. A successful candidate will be versed in a variety of performance styles, with the ability to teach pre-professional candidates.

Requirements: Ph.D. in Theatre by August 2018 preferred; MFA in Performance or Dramaturgy will be considered.

The ideal candidate will have experience that demonstrates: Successful teaching and directing at the collegiate level; A collaborative approach to a general theatre education that values development of students with a broad range of knowledge and skills in theatre performance, production, and scholarship; Effective mentoring of undergraduate students including first-generation students; A commitment to experiential learning and dynamic pedagogical practice; Excellent organizational and communication skills; Multi-discipline approaches to scholarly and creative projects; A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion; Dedication to institutional and community service.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should electronically submit the following documents: Curriculum vitae; Letter of interest; Evidence of teaching effectiveness, preferably including syllabi and teaching evaluations; A sample of scholarly work and/or a link to a website with a directing portfolio; Undergraduate and graduate transcripts; Three letters of recommendation.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2017.
  • Skype interview on 12/19
  • Skype interviews requested for January 2018, received on 12/19
  • On-Campus Interviews requested for early February

Lecturers / Visiting or other Non-TT Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / PostdocsEdit

Theatre / Design: Artist in ResidenceEdit

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: THEATRE DESIGN -  Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois  invites applications for a two year Artist in Residence appointment in theatre design beginning in August of 2018.  This position is for 10 months each year with the possibility of employment in our summer theatre program for an additional stipend. In addition to teaching up to two courses per year in design and stagecraft, the candidate will provide scenic and lighting design for three mainstage theatre productions, one opera and one children’s theatre production in a new 260 seat thrust theatre.  The artist will also supervise student design work as needed.  M.F.A. in scenic or lighting design preferred, equivalent professional experience considered. General competency in all areas of design is expected with demonstrated expertise in scenic and/or lighting design, and experience in the use of video and projected scenery. Strong organizational, communication and collaboration skills are a must This artist will work in collaboration with a full-time technical director and a full-time costumer.. 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.
Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds.  We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed.
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.
To apply, please email application materials to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu using the subject line: Search #115-18 Theatre Design, and directed to Dr. Gail Summer. Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: Search #115-18 Theatre Design, C/O Dr. Gail Summer, Provost and Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.  A complete application will include: a letter of application with salary expectations, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (including contact information).   Questions may be directed to jeffcoussens@augustana.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Theatre / Technical Director: Artist in ResidenceEdit

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: TECHNICAL DIRECTOR -  Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois  invites applications for a two year Artist in Residence appointment in theatre technology beginning in August of 2018.  This position is for 10 months each year with the possibility of employment in our summer theatre program for an additional stipend. Duties include technical direction for three mainstage theatre productions, 1 opera production and 1 children’s theatre production in a new 260 seat thrust theatre. Applicant must have training and experience in carpentry, stage rigging, light and sound technology, welding, video and projected scenery and design implementation. Strong organizational, communication and collaboration skills are a must.  M.F.A. in technical direction is preferred, equivalent professional experience considered. Specific responsibilities include training and supervision of student stage managers and crews, implementation of scenic, lighting, and sound designs for all productions, management of props inventory, maintenance of a safe and clean scene shop, and assistance in the acquisition and maintenance of equipment. Applicant should be prepared to work hours that sometimes include evenings and weekends. 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.
Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds.  We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed.
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.
To apply, please email application materials to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu using the subject line: Search #116-18 Technical Director, and directed to Dr. Gail Summer. Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: Search #116-18 Technical Director, C/O Dr. Gail Summer, Provost and Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.  A complete application will include: a letter of application with salary expectations, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation (including contact information).   Questions may be directed to jeffcoussens@augustana.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Baruch College, City University of New York (NY) - Distinguished Lecturer - Arts AdministrationEdit

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Baruch College, CUNY, seeks a full-time Distinguished Lecturer in Arts Administration who will serve as Director of the Department's M.A. Program in Arts Administration. The successful candidate will be collaborating with the three schools at Baruch: The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, the Zicklin School of Business, and the Marx School of Public and International Affairs. Duties include teaching in the M.A. Program, fundraising, student recruitment and advising, and graduate program administration.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for the position should have an appropriate terminal degree (Ph.D., M.F.A., D.M.A., or the equivalent) in the arts. The candidate should have a background of teaching experience in the arts, and demonstrated success in the field or arts administration/management or related area of nonprofit or public management.

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

HOW TO APPLY:

STEP ONE - To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" through this link 

Candidates should provide a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, sample course syllabus, one-page statement of the candidate's teaching goals, evidence of successful experience in an arts administration organization and in teaching, and the names and contact information of three references.

STEP TWO - Go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/

All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described. 

  • Complete applications must be received by November 18, 2017.

Boston University (MA) - Full-Time Asst. Professor - Dramatic Literature (Non-TT)Edit

Boston University College of Fine Arts invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track appointment in our School of Theatre. The appointment begins July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will teach dramatic literature and dramaturgy in the School's BFA program. Specifically, the Assistant Professor will teach:

Fall: Introduction to Aesthetics and Dramatic Literature; Dramatic Literature 2: 1850-1950; Dramaturgical Methods & Investigations.

Spring: Dramatic Literature 2: 1950-1990; Contemporary Literature; New Play Development Lab.

Additional duties include playing a leadership role in the development of dramatic literature curriculum, student advising, student recruitment, dramaturg mentoring for school productions, service to the University, and active engagement in ongoing creative and scholarly activity that promises a strong emerging national or international reputation.

Applicants must be dynamic theatre artists with strong record of integrating dramatic literature and dramaturgy into professional theatre training at the undergraduate level. The ideal candidate will have an extensive resume of literary management and new play development, in regional theatre, touring, off-Broadway, and/or Broadway productions. The preferred candidate will also possess a willingness to work in a collaborative spirit among a team of faculty with varied approaches.

Qualifications should include a terminal degree (MFA) or equivalent professional experience. Salary commensurate with experience.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a Curriculum Vitae, teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation

  • Complete applications must be received by January 15, 2018.
  • InsideHigherEd now lists this job as "no longer available." Anyone know what's up?
  • It's typical to pull the ad after the deadline has passed if it's a hard deadline. 
  • Any news on this?

Bryan College (TN)- Full time Assistant Professor - Theatre (Non-TT)Edit

Summary Bryan College, an evangelical Christian college in Dayton, TN is now accepting application for a full time position in theatre, housed in the Fine and Performing Arts Department. MFA or PhD in theatre required. 

Details: Twelve (12) credits/semester teaching load (includes directing responsibilities and supervision of our work study students).Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.This position requires daily contact with students, faculty, and staff on campus.Additionally, the successful candidate may be expected to work evenings and some weekends as rehearsals require, and student recruitment may necessitate occasional travel.Full benefits & full rights/expectations of faculty.The College offers a BS in theatre degree as well as a BS in Music/Musical Theatre. Therefore, the candidate should be able to teach a broad spectrum of classes in both artistic and technical areas of theatre. 

Chapman University - Instructional Assistant Professor of Theatre (Non-TT)Edit

GENERAL INFORMATION 
The Department of Theatre in the College of Performing Arts at Chapman University is seeking applicants for a one-year, non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Theatre position, beginning in August 2018. 

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, 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 athttp://www.chapman.edu

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at https://www.chapman.edu/diversity

QUALIFICATIONS 
Requirements include a terminal degree in Theatre with graduate courses (PHD) in history and literature, a record of outstanding university teaching, a commitment to undergraduate education, evidence of scholarly achievement, as well as an interest and expertise to aid in departmental expansion. 

Preference may be given to current part-time or contracted faculty for this one-year appointment. 

RESPONSIBILITIES  Responsibilities include:  Teaching courses in dramatic literature, script analysis and introduction to theatre are required. Classes may include introduction to theatre, script analysis, dramatic theory and criticism, theatre in world cultures, theatre for social change, and theatre management. 

Faculty member will be expected to advise, mentor, and encourage undergraduate students with regard to curriculum, research projects, internship opportunities, and career possibilities. 

Fulfilling service activities in support of the department which include: participation in department activities including attendance at faculty meetings and departmental productions, possible development of new curriculum in areas including playwriting, performance studies, theatre education, and theatre for young audiences. Active involvement in department recruiting and assessment is expected. 

The successful faculty candidate will be able to assist the department in its effort to create a BA in Theatre Education. 

CONTACT INFORMATION 
Qualified applicants should electronically submit a faculty employment application, letter of application, curriculum vita, and contact information for three references (phone and email) to: 

Dr. John Benitz 
Department and Search Chair 
at bwalker@chapman.edu

Please use "Theatre Position" as the email subject line.  Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. 
Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.



Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - Lecturer in Physical Theater - SEARCH CLOSEDEdit

Full-time Lecturer I in Acting with a specialty in Physical Theater

Duties: Teaching six classes per year is required: a variety of Acting and Performance courses, including Introduction to Acting. Participate with the rest of the faculty in mentoring students and the realization of the program’s mission. http://mta.mit.edu/theater-arts

Qualifications: Candidate should hold an MFA or PhD in Acting or Performance (completed by July 1, 2018), or possess 5-10 years of equivalent professional experience in the Performing Arts, with an emphasis on Physical Theater, and have demonstrated success as a teacher at the university level or as a trainer of professionals in the field. Modes of physical theater sought may include, but need not be limited to: Commedia dell’arte; contemporary or intercultural approaches to dance and choreography as they relate to theater and physical engagement; improvisation techniques; Lecoq; or Suzuki. The successful candidate will be a practicing artist open to theatrical experimentation and varied modes of expression, and will join the acting and directing faculty in the instruction of introductory acting classes as well as classes in his or her specialization.

A secondary area of competence is required. Among some possibilities are: somatic practices; new media; scenography; theater performance theory; voice and speech; sound design; music theater, puppetry, etc. The rank of Lecturer I holds an initial appointment of three years, followed by successive reviews, reappointment and potential promotion to Lecturer II.

Starting date: July 1, 2018

Required Materials: A cover letter including your teaching philosophy; list of classes and workshops you have taught, including two syllabi where available; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and a link to a digital portfolio of supporting materials such as videos or other documents showing accomplishments in the field.

Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

Apply: Only online applications are accepted. Apply at this link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10113

  • Application Deadline: December 15, 2017.
  • Anyone following this position? (1/26)
  • No word yet (as of 2/5/18)
  • Email Rejection and Notification of Search Closed (4/2/18)

Muhlenberg College (PA) - Visiting Assistant Professor, Fall 2018Edit

The Department of Theatre & Dance at Muhlenberg College invites applications for a full-time, one-year (with potential for renewal) Visiting Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) to teach acting beginning fall 2018.

Successful candidates will be artist-teachers who: (1) hold an M.F.A. in acting, and/or have significant professional acting experience commensurate with a graduate degree, and (2) show evidence and/or promise of excellence in teaching acting to students from diverse backgrounds. Muhlenberg is located in Allentown, PA - one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City, and is easily accessed by car and bus from both cities.

Teaching Expectations: Responsibilities of this 3/3 course load will include teaching:

  • Acting I and Acting II, a demanding two-course sequence for sophomore theatre majors focusing on realism. Acting I introduces students to the fundamental tools of the actor's process; Acting II deepens that development by moving into scene study with a focus on increasingly challenging realist texts. Both courses incorporate work drawn from the individual instructor's particular training background and methodologies.
  • On-Camera Acting
  • Other courses related to the instructor's particular teaching specializations, which could include, but are not limited to, Movement for the Actor, Voice & Speech for the Actor and Audition Workshop. Additional special topics courses may be possible, particularly if the instructor has specializations in teaching musical theatre, clowning, physical theatre, devised theatre and improvisation.

About the Theatre & Dance Department: A vigorous, nationally-ranked department of over 400 students and 17 full time faculty, Muhlenberg's Theatre & Dance Department offers BA degrees in theatre (with concentrations in acting, directing, design/technology, stage management and performance studies) and/or dance (with concentrations in performance, choreography, dance therapy, physical therapy, teaching and arts management). The department trains student artists at the level they might find in a conservatory setting, but maintains a commitment to educating those selfsame artists as individual thinkers in the liberal arts tradition. During the academic year, the department also produces an extensive mainstage season of 6 full-scale theatre productions and 3 major dance concerts, maintaining a longstanding commitment to diversity of repertoire rooted in values of inclusion and social justice - a commitment reflected equally in the department's curricula.

Application Instructions: Please submit the following to fall18actingsearch@muhlenberg.edu: (1) a letter of application addressed to Professor Holly Cate, Chair of the Search Committee, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a statement describing how your teaching, artmaking practice, mentorship and/or community service might support Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity, and (5) names, email addresses and phone numbers of three current references.

  • Application deadline is December 8, 2017.

Muhlenberg College (PA) - Visiting Assistant Professor, Acting (Spring 2018)Edit

The Department of Theatre & Dance at Muhlenberg College seeks a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor to teach acting during the spring 2018 semester. This is a one-semester, non-tenure-track position. Successful candidates will be artist-teachers who: (1) hold an M.F.A. in acting, and/or have significant professional acting experience commensurate with a graduate degree, and (2) show evidence and/or promise of excellence in teaching studio acting coursework (particularly realist scene-study) to students from diverse backgrounds.

Responsibilities include teaching 3 sections of Acting II, an intensive scene-study course for sophomore theatre majors. Acting II builds upon its prerequisite Acting I, which is taught in the fall semester. Acting I introduces students to the fundamental tools of the actor's process; Acting II deepens that development by moving into scene study with a focus on increasingly challenging realist texts. Both courses incorporate work drawn from the individual instructor's particular training background and methodologies. This instructor who fills this position will only teach Acting II. Class sizes are small (about 14 students per section), and students are expected to spend about 8 hours per week on their work outside of class time.

Application Instructions: Please submit the following to actingsearch@muhlenberg.edu: (1) a letter of application addressed to Professor Holly Cate, Chair of the Search Committee, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) a statement describing how your teaching, artmaking practice, mentorship and/or community service might support Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity, and (5) names, email addresses and phone numbers of three current references.

  • Application deadline is October 16, 2017.

New York University/Tisch School of the Arts (NY) - Assistant Professor Faculty Fellow (3 yr.) - Theater Studies - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama solicits applications for an Assistant Professor Faculty Fellow commencing academic year 2018-19. This is a three-year postdoctoral position, contingent upon review after the first year. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. no earlier than 2013. We seek candidates with a demonstrated interest in innovative concepts and teaching methods in their chosen areas of study. Candidates with multiple teaching interests, comparative training, and expertise in pre-nineteenth century theatre history (both Western and beyond) are preferred.

The Department of Drama has an expansive curriculum that combines the rigorous study of theatre history, dramatic literature, and performance theory with professional training in acting, musical theatre, design, management, devising, directing and playwriting and includes an Honors track as well as a minor in Applied Theatre.

Employment responsibilities include teaching a writing-intensive Introduction to Theatre Studies course and three additional undergraduate courses each year, as well as committee service. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand at the time of the appointment. New York University is a Research 1 University with campuses in Greenwich Village, Brooklyn and Midtown Manhattan, as well as global campuses in several cities around the world. Interested candidates should provide a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendations, and a writing sample of no more than 6000 words. Application and materials can be submitted on-line at http://apply.interfolio.com/45629.

  • Application deadline is November 30, 2017.
  • Campus Visit scheduled 1/28/18

New York University/Tisch School of the Arts (NY) - Assistant Arts Professor (continuing contract position) - Theater Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama solicits applications for an Assistant Arts Professor in Theatre Studies commencing academic year 2018-19. This is an ongoing, full-time contract faculty position in the Theatre Studies program. We are interested in a practitioner-scholar with expertise in one or more of the following areas: dramaturgy, applied or community-based theatre, devised or site-specific theatre, theatre criticism, and theories of playwriting. We seek candidates with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, innovative research methods, and a history of artistic and scholarly publication.

The Department of Drama has an expansive curriculum that combines the rigorous study of theatre history, dramatic literature, and performance theory with professional training in acting, musical theatre, design, management, devising, directing and playwriting and includes an Honors track as well as a minor in Applied Theatre.

Employment responsibilities include teaching a writing-intensive Introduction to Theatre Studies course and four additional undergraduate courses each year in the candidate’s area of expertise, along with professional work/research and committee service. Candidates must have the Ph.D. or M.F.A. in hand at the time of the appointment. New York University is a Research 1 University with campuses in Greenwich Village, Brooklyn and Midtown Manhattan, as well as global campuses in several cities around the world. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendations, and a writing sample of no more than 6000 words. Application materials can be submitted on-line at http://apply.interfolio.com/45622

  • Apply By: November 30, 2017.
  • Invitation for Skype interview received (posted 12/10)
  • Just double-checking that this is for the Assistant Arts Prof slot (not regular Assistant Prof)? Thanks
  • Yes.  invitation for skype interview for the Assistant Arts Prof position was received late last week. (posted (12/11)

Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ) -- Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater (History and Criticism) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Ramapo College of New Jersey invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position in theater history and criticism for the 2018-19 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year. The candidate will be required to teach a two-semester theater history sequence, a senior seminar in contemporary theater and theory, a basic playwriting course, a course on African American theater and performance, and courses in the General Education program. Teaching load is 3-3. Faculty members are expected to maintain active participation in research, college governance, and to mentor students in college theater productions.

EDUCATION

Earned Ph.D in Theater or Performance Studies or MFA in Dramaturgy by September 2018 required.

EXPERIENCE

College teaching experience required. Experience with production dramaturgy is preferred.

Candidates should submit a c.v., a statement of teaching philosophy, and a cover letter addressing their ability to teach theater history and theory, playwriting, and African American theater in a liberal arts college environment. They should also demonstrate professional and academic experience in theatrical production.

This is a temporary 10 month Faculty position.  A faculty member’s regular instructional schedule may include, as College needs dictate, day classes, evening classes and Saturday classes.

To apply visit: https://www.ramapojobs.com/job-details?jobID=260&job=assistant-professor-of-theater-history-and-criticism-temporary

RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY:

Mission:  Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement.  The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College of New Jersey has an enrollment of 5,000 students and offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers eight graduate programs as well as articulated programs with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine.  The College is ranked as fifth in the Best Regional Public Universities North category by U.S. News & World Report.

Undergraduate students choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and average class size of 23, affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty.

  • Request for phone interview (5/22)

SUNY Oswego (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Lighting Design - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of Theatre at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a new one year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Lighting Design. The Visiting Assistant Professor will teach courses such as introductory and advanced lighting design, fundamentals of theatre design, lower and upper division theatre practica, and courses in area of expertise. Will also be responsible for designing lighting and/or supervising student designers for our mainstage and laboratory season, actively mentoring students in lighting design and lighting technology, and completing departmental and university service as needed.

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

The Theatre Department is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre and offers a major leading to a BA in Theatre with concentrations in Acting/Directing, Design/Technical Theatre, History/Criticism, and Music Theatre. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to prepare for a career in the theatre and its related fields through a combination of academic and production experiences.  The Department offers students training in the foundations of the history, theory and craft of theatre and promotes interdisciplinary and innovative connections while holding itself to high artistic standards of production in the context of a Liberal Arts education. We also promote engagement in educational opportunities and work that increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion. Click here for more information.

Required Qualifications: Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Lighting Design or related area; Demonstrated teaching experience; Expertise with Vectorworks, Lightwright and Q-Lab software.

Preferred Qualifications: Three or more years of professional experience and membership in professional theatrical organizations such as IATSE, USA, USITT, etc.; A secondary area of emphasis such as sound or video design; Experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives that address diversity and inclusion issues.

  • Posting Date: October 2, 2017. Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Chicago -- Collegiate Assistant Professor of Theater & Performance Studies (Postdoc) CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is accepting applications from scholars and practitioners of Theater and Performance Studies for a four-year, non-renewable, postdoctoral teaching appointment as a Harper and Schmidt Fellow who holds the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor. The Fellow is a member of the College Faculty whose primary responsibility will be to teach theater and performance studies classes in the College's general education (Core) program. An ability to incorporate theater and performance practice into course work is desirable. The position is open to those who will have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. or DFA degree no later than August 31, 2018. Applicants who have completed an MFA and can demonstrate relevant professional experience in addition to their academic training are also welcome to apply. In most years, the Fellow will teach two sections per quarter of Core courses in TAPS, making a total of six per year. Currently, TAPS core courses includeText & Performance (TAPS 103), Acting Fundamentals (TAPS 102) and Drama: Embodiment & Transformation (TAPS 101).  The Fellow also has the opportunity to design an independent course, to be taught usually in the fourth year.

The Fellow will be a member of the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts (https://societyoffellows.uchicago.edu/). They will be eligible for one quarter of research leave, typically in the third year of residence, and may be eligible to apply for a second research leave in the Spring of the fourth and final year of appointment. The annual salary for 2018-19 will be $69,500 plus health benefits and an annual professional development allowance of $5,000. Other benefits, based on eligibility, include a publication allowance and a childcare allowance. The effective date for this appointment is September 1, 2018.  This position is governed by a collective bargaining agreement with SEIU, Local 73.

Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities web site at https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, selecting requisition #03625. Applicants are requested to upload the following materials: a letter of application introducing teaching, research and artistic interests and experiences, and detailing progress toward completion of the MFA and/or PhD if not in hand; a current curriculum vitae; a description (not to exceed 2500 words) of the most recent major research project (preferably the dissertation or MFA thesis) and relevant professional experiences; two course descriptions for courses in Theater and Performance Studies in the applicant's subfield; and names and contact information of three recommenders. Interviews will be conducted via Skype.

  • Application deadline is March 2, 2018.   Only completed applications will be considered.
  • Request for skype interview 3/20

University of Massachusetts Boston (MA) – Technical Director (Lecturer)Edit

The Department of Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts Boston is seeking a full time, non-tenure track Lecturer to serve as Technical Director (TD) beginning September 1, 2018. The Technical Director will teach one class, three crew laboratories, and five individual practicums per semester in the area of technical production as well as work independently to implement scenery for the theatre season safely and effectively. The TD will serve as the Chief Safety Officer for the Performing Arts Department and ensure the safe working practices of students, faculty, guest artists, and the greater UMass community. Additionally, the successful candidate will be responsible for engineering scenery for all productions to meet the designer's specifications, create CAD or pencil drawings of technical designs, research and order necessary materials, construct, install and strike scenery for departmental productions. The TD will work with department staff on the schedule and organization of theatre productions, monitor the budget for productions and set construction, assist departmental faculty in planning both the production and educational budget as it pertains to materials for technical theatre, and advise department faculty on play season selection.

Requirements: Minimum requirements: Bachelor's of Fine Arts, Master's Degree preferred, in Theatre Technology or a closely related field and a minimum of 3-5 years in technical direction. Ability to teach basic and/or advanced levels of stagecraft is required. Experience with technical or mechanical drawing, both pencil and computer aided design (CAD) drafting is required. Knowledge of scenery construction, including rigging, welding and lighting technology is required. Experience with computer aided design (CAD) drafting is required. Ability to work evenings and/or weekends may be required. Experience in sound design and technology is preferred. Ability to provide leadership in theatre technology to departmental staff; Ability to educate, organize and mobilize students; Ability to train students in technical direction. 

Application Instructions: Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three letters of recommendation online. Please submit 8-12 representative images of your work (or a link to your website). 

  • Review of applications will begin on January 30, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS) - Visiting Instructional Assistant Professor - Lighting DesignEdit

The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Mississippi seeks applications for an Instructional Assistant Professor of Lighting Design to begin August 13, 2018. An MFA is required for this full-time, nine-month, position. The department is seeking a candidate to teach a variety of lighting design, programming, Vectorworks, and production based classes. Other responsibilities may include designing in our mainstage season and mentoring lighting design students on creative projects. The department currently enrolls 110 majors with 18 full-time faculty and offers a BA degree in Theatre Arts and a BFA in Theatre Arts with emphases in Acting for Stage and Screen, Acting, Musical Theatre, Design & Theatre Production, and Film Production. The University of Mississippi, named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” More information about the department can be found at theatre.olemiss.edu.

Applicants should complete the University’s on-line application form AND submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and provide three reference letters at jobs.olemiss.edu. The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer. Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until it has been filled.

University of Washington Tacoma (WA) - Full-Time Lecturer in Performing ArtsEdit

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a Full-Time Lecturer position in Performing Arts within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences.??We seek a broadly trained artist-scholar with a record of teaching excellence in Theater, Sound, Performance Studies, or related Performing Arts field in order to teach and develop courses serving the Visual and Performing Arts track in the Arts, Media, and Culture major, as well as courses for non-majors from the campus at large. The ideal candidate will be an active artist and scholar with an interdisciplinary background, and be able to teach courses in performance methods and practices, as well as the social, theoretical, and/or historical contexts of their field. Candidates should have an active and proven history of collaborating with community partners for public performances. The successful candidate should be experienced working with diverse student populations and interested in engaging with Tacoma’s thriving Arts community in ways that further the institution’s urban serving mission. Lecturers at UW Tacoma are expected to maintain active service records through participation in campus committees and/or in collaborative engagement with the community. Candidates must have, at a minimum, a master’s degree in an appropriate field.

This is a full-time, renewable position with an appointment term of one to five years with an annual nine-month service period from September to June, although this position will begin on January 3, or March 26, 2018.

The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that is committed to the many diversities of the student and community populations and strives to grow a faculty that reflects these multiplicities of experiences. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a dynamic environment for the development of innovative teaching, research and community collaborations. Full-time lecturers play a vital role in shaping this institution. UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, and faculty find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. Full-time lecturers play a vital role in shaping this institution. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit http://www.tacoma.washington.edu.

Application Instructions: To apply, please submit: Letter delineating your interests and qualifications for the position as described. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or creative work/scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion; Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught, Statement of your teaching philosophy, Evidence of teaching excellence, and Three letters of reference. Submit all application materials through http://academicjobsonline.org. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered.

  • Screening of applicants will begin September 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Professor Michael Kula, search chair, at mkula@uw.edu.
  • NOTE: This position offers renewable long-term contract opportunities.

Vanderbilt University (TN) - Writer in Residence (Screenwriter/Playwriter)Edit

Vanderbilt University seeks applications for a Writer-in-Residence specializing in screenwriting and playwriting for a joint appointment in Cinema and Media Arts (CMA) and Theatre. Undergraduate teaching load will be two courses each semester and will include an introductory course, “Writing for the Stage and Screen,” upper level courses in screenwriting and playwriting, and working with students on independent and co-curricular projects. The successful candidate will have an MFA or Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2018, professional experience writing in both modes, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. This is a non-tenure-track, non-renewable appointment for up to a three-year term.

To apply, please submit a letter highlighting qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of reference, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and one 15-20-page writing sample from a stage or screenplay with synopsis of the project.

Villanova University - Visiting Assistant Professor: Dramatic Literature and Critical Theory (Non-TT) OFFER MADEEdit

The Department of Theatre at Villanova University is seeking applications for a non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor of Dramatic Literature and Critical Theory. Position begins in the Fall of 2018. The teaching load is 4-4 courses per semester. Further information about the department can be found at www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/theatre.html.

Areas of expertise may include: academic writing and research, theatre history, critical theory, performance studies and performance analysis.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values. 

Duties and Responsibilities 
The successful candidate will be expected to teach primarily graduate courses in theatre. The individual is also expected to work closely with students on thesis projects. A successful candidate will also be expected to engage with Villanova Theatres performance season, and encouraged to contribute to career advisement and curriculum development. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • The Theatre Department seeks a scholar/artist with an active research agenda, at least 3 years of teaching (graduate level preferred), and experience directing theatrical productions.
  • PhD is required.
  • Campus interviews scheduled starting this week (April 2)

Please submit all application materials by February 23, 2018.

Please include the contact information for three references who will receive a secure email link to upload confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted. 

Williams College (MA) - Visiting Assistant Professor: Artist/Scholar in Theatre and/or Performance Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Williams College Theatre Department seeks an Artist/Scholar for a one-year visiting appointment beginning July 1, 2018. Candidates should demonstrate active scholarship and/or artistic practice in theatre and/or performance studies (preferably in areas concerning race, gender, and/or sexuality, such as African-American, queer, Native, or Latinx studies) as well as the ability to teach acting, directing, or other performance-based practices at the undergraduate level. Terminal degree (MFA, DFA, PhD) required. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to the development of a rigorous theatre program at an undergraduate liberal arts institution.

Responsibilities of the position include: teaching the equivalent of four courses (two courses per semester) and mentoring students. Teaching might occur in the areas of: theatre studies, performance studies, acting, directing, devised theatre, or other performance-based practices. The position might also include participation in the Theatre Department's annual production season (involvement in a production counts as one full course credit).

We welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the fields of Theatre and/or Performance Studies. All applicants should apply through Interfolio using this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/43977. Please submit the following materials: a current vita, a cover letter (which includes a brief statement of how you will enhance the diversity of offerings and educational experiences if hired), and three letters of recommendation. Writing and/or portfolio sample will be solicited later.

  • All materials must be received by November 15, 2017.
  • Additional Materials Requested 12/12
  • skype interview on 12/15

Yale School of Drama (CT) - Open Rank Position in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism (Professor of Practice or Adjunct) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Reporting to the Chair of the Yale School of Drama (YSD) Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism Program, this individual will teach classes in diverse fields for MFA students in this professional creative training program. The department will consider candidates with expertise in a broad array of specializations in dramatic literature, theory and theater history. The appointed candidate will have teaching, advising, and administrative responsibilities, including: 

Teaching and Mentoring

  • Teach four semester-long courses for MFA students
  • Advise MFA and DFA dramaturgy and dramatic criticism students in regard to academic progress, comprehensive exams, and production projects
  • Advise doctoral dissertations and serve on dissertation committees, when appropriate. 
  • Advise MFA and DFA students in professional development, including orientation to academic publishing, conference presentations, and job searches. 

Departmental Administration

  • Participate in all department meetings and admission procedures 
  • Support the Chair in maintaining a dynamic curriculum.
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the Chair. 

Experience/Educational Requirements:  Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in the field with undergraduate/graduate teaching experience, a record of publication, and experience in mentoring. An understanding of the School's dynamic conservatory environment and dramaturgical practice is essential. PhD or DFA required. The appointment will be made at the rank of Professor in the Practice, Associate Professor (adjunct), or Assistant Professor (adjunct), depending upon the successful candidate's experience.  Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of operations required. 

  • Apply at: http://drama.yale.edu/open-positions
  • Yale University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and considers applicants for employment without regard to—and does not discriminate on the basis of—an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017.
  • [posted 10/18] This position says "adjunct." Should it be moved out of the tenure-track section?
  • Yale School of Drama does not tenure professors, thus all faculty are technically "adjunct," even though they are full time.
  • [posted 10/18] If it's not tenure-track, it doesn't belong under the heading "tenure-track." It should be moved to a new Non-Tenure/Clinical/Teaching Appointment section. [moved to Non-TT section 10/19]
  • Invitation to campus for interview, 12/14

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18Edit

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