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.

  • Last year's page: Theatre 2016-2017
  • When adding jobs to this page, please place in appropriate categories below (i.e. "Tenure-Track," "Visiting") and format name of school and position with Heading 3. Please include a link to job ad and deadline whenever possible.

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

Academic CredentialsEdit

  • ABD = 
  • PhD = 4
  • MFA & DFA =
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  • MFA & PhD = 4
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  • MFA & Voice Certification =
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  • TOTAL = 6
  • NOTE: This listing doesn't add to the "TOTAL" so please retabulate when you add yourself to one of the categories.

Current Position HeldEdit

  • Assistant Professor (current) = 3
  • Associate Professor (current) = 1
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  • Non-Tenure Track Instructor/VAP (current) = 2
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  • No Academic Position Currently = 1
  • Graduate Student = 
  • Just Looking =
  • Theatre Department Staff/PT Faculty= 1
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  • We pride ourselves on this wiki being an open and transparent resource as we share information with one another. If you are a search committee member associated with any of the positions listed below, please respect our community rules and anonymity.
  • TOTAL = 6
  • NOTE: This listing doesn't add to the "TOTAL" so please retabulate when you add yourself to one of the categories.

Types of Positions Being SoughtEdit

Feel free to indicate multiple categories. In other words, if you are a single applicant who is applying for Lit/Crit jobs and Directing jobs, you should tally yourself in both fields.

  • Generalist = 3
  • Acting = 1
  • Acting and Music Theatre =
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  • Directing = 2
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  • Musical Theatre = 
  • Dramaturgy = 2
  • Lit/Crit/History/Theory = 3
  • Performance Studies = 1
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2017-18 Theatre Jobs - Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit

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

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

Please submit to: and provide link to any video materials.

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

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

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

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

For more details please visit:

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

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

To apply, go to Look for job IRC23661.

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

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / PostdocsEdit

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



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