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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Academic CredentialsEdit

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

Barnard College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre: Race and PerformanceEdit

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: and provide link to any video materials.

  • Applications must be received by 1 October 2017 to assure full consideration.

Emerson College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor in Comparative Literary Foundations & Comedic LiteratureEdit

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:

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 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.

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

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:

  • Application Deadline Date: 09/15/2017.

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:

  • Application Due: 09/20/2017.

Saint Mary's College of California (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Performance & Theatre StudiesEdit

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:

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:

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

Stanford University (CA) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Islam and the ArtsEdit

Assistant- or Associate-Level Faculty Position in Islam and the Arts

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 Currently tenured applicants should submit the names of three references.

University of Hong Kong (CHINA) - TT Asst. Professor - Drama and English Literary StudiesEdit

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 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 Please also arrange to have your three referees send their letters of recommendation directly to by the deadline, but only after you have submitted your application. Application forms (341/1111) can be obtained at Further particulars can be obtained at

  • Closes September 15, 2017.

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

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 Click on the “Faculty Job Openings” button on the home page to apply.


  • Deadline: Sept. 28.

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:

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 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:

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 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: For submission of digital images, video, and/or other files, please contact and instructions for uploading of materials will be provided.

For more information about the Department of Visual Studies, please visit For more information about the Department of English, please visit 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 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 or Merrylee Greenan at

University of Toronto Scarborough (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Theatre and Performance StudiesEdit

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 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: 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: If you have questions about this position, please email

Villanova University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor of TheatreEdit

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

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 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.

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / PostdocsEdit

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

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 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

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



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