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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- ABD = 3
- PhD = 16
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- MFA & PhD = 8
- MA & MFA = 1
- MFA & MLitt = 1
- MFA, MLitt, & MRes = 1
- MFA = 4
- MFA & Voice Certification =1
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- TOTAL = 35
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- Non-Tenure Track Instructor/VAP (current) = 5
- Adjunct = 3
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- Post-Doctoral Fellow = 1
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- No Academic Position Currently = 2
- Graduate Student = 2
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- Theatre Department Staff/PT Faculty= 1
- Artist and Independent Scholar = 2
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- TOTAL = 30
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- Directing = 6
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- Musical Theatre = 1
- Dramaturgy = 4
- Lit/Crit/History/Theory = 11
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- Devising = 2
2017-18 Theatre Jobs - Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit
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 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
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: 11-27-2017.
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
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 .
- Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/45535
- Application deadline is November 15, 2017.
- Also posted at Film Studies 2017-2018
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 email@example.com. 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 PerformanceEdit
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.
- 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.
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.
- Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/44967
- Application deadline is November 17, 2017.
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
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.
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.
Salary: £32,044 to £46,924
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 14th September 2017
Job Ref: ENGL18-4
- LINK to Job Announcement
- Closes: 17th November 2017.
- Also posted at Generalist 2018
Emerson College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor in Comparative Literary Foundations & Comedic Literature - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit
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
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
- Posted 8/23/17; deadline not stated.
Florida State University (FL) - TT Assistant Professor of Performance - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kennesaw State University (GA) - TT Asst. Professor - Theatre and Performance Studies (Acting)Edit
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.
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.
- Application Deadline Date: 09/15/2017.
- Also posted at Film Studies 2017-2018
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.
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, email@example.com 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Apply By: November 3, 2017.
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.
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.
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.
- Apply at: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/NDg=
- Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
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.
- Apply at: https://okcu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&company_id=16211&version=1&jobid=804
- Open Until Filled (posted. 10/10/17)
Oxford College of Emory University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor of Theater Studies and Director of the Theater ProgramEdit
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.
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.
Queens College, CUNY (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Twentieth/Twenty-First Century Drama - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit
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 email@example.com. Include “Asst. Prof. Drama Position” in the subject line.
- CLOSING DATE: November 20, 2017.
Reed College (OR) - TT Asst. Professor of Theatre - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
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
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
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.
- Online App. Form: http://apptrkr.com/1075405
- Closing Date: 9/28/2017.
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
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.
- 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 AcademicJobsOnline.org. Currently tenured applicants should submit the names of three references.
- For full consideration, materials should be received by October 2, 2017. Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9281
12/5/17: Has anyone heard anything?
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 [email@example.com] 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.
Stanford University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Theater and Performance Studies - Open Field -- SKYPE INTERVIEW 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 [firstname.lastname@example.org] who will administer the search.
- Apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Stanford/Theater%20and%20Performance%20Studies/9824
- Applications must be received by November 6, 2017 to receive full consideration, although the search will remain open until the position is filled.
- Request for Skype interview 12/7/2017
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]
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 email@example.com.
- Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. [posted Nov. 1]
University of California Santa Barbara (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of European Theatre and Performance Studies (incl. Shakespeare)Edit
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
University of California San Diego (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of Theatre History/Dramatic LiteratureEdit
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.
University of Cincinnati (OH) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - English and Theatre (Modern / Contemporary, pref. Ethnic American)Edit
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.
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 Hong Kong (CHINA) - TT Asst. Professor - Drama and English Literary Studies - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also arrange to have your three referees send their letters of recommendation directly to email@example.com 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.
- Also posted at Generalist 2018
- 11/20 - invited for on-campus interview in January 2018
University of Maryland Baltimore County (MD) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre - Movement SpecialistEdit
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Department website: http://www.theatre.umbc.edu.
University of Michigan (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - 20-21 c. Poetry, Drama and/or Performance - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit
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.
- Deadline: Sept. 28.
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: email@example.com Please add "Theatre & Drama" to the subject line of the email.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte (NC) - TT Asst. Professor of Acting - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
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)
University of Pittsburgh - TT Assistant Professor - Theatre and Performance Studies -- PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Merrylee Greenan at email@example.com.
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.
- LINK to Apply
- The closing date for applications is October 18, 2017. For more information about the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, University of Toronto Scarborough please visit: http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/acm/.
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.
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.
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. - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
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.</span>
- 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 (x4)
- 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
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 - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
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
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.
Lecturers / Visiting or other Non-TT Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / PostdocsEdit
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.
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.
- More information on the application process: http://www.bryan.edu/employment/theatre-faculty-position/
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org: (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.
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 email@example.com: (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 StudiesEdit
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.
New York University/Tisch School of the Arts (NY) - Assistant Arts Professor (continuing contract position) - Theater StudiesEdit
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NOTE: This position offers renewable long-term contract opportunities.
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.
- Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/45058 (link closes on 1 Dec.).
- Also posted at Film Studies 2017-2018
Williams College (MA) - Visiting Assistant Professor: Artist/Scholar in Theatre and/or Performance StudiesEdit
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.
Yale School of Drama (CT) - Open Rank Position in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism (Professor of Practice or Adjunct)Edit
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.
- 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]