Theatre and Performing Arts Jobs 2018-2019

This wiki page is for listings for faculty positions in theatre and other related performing arts fields (performance studies, etc.) with start dates in 2019.

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  • See also: English Literature 2018-2019

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Academic CredentialsEdit

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2018-19 Theatre Jobs - Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit

California State University, Fullerton (CA) - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor - Theatre History/Dramatic LiteratureEdit

The Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of the Arts at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor tenure-track faculty position in Theatre History and Dramatic Literature with appointment to begin in Fall 2019. The Department strives to further CSUF’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity. We strongly encourages applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research/creative activities, and service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.

Department: The Department of Theatre & Dance serves approximately 600 Majors, with 23 Full-time and 28 Part-time Faculty and 14 Full-time Professional Staff, and offers BFA Degrees in Acting and Musical Theatre; BA Degrees in Theatre, Design & Production, and Dance; and MFA Degrees in Directing and Design & Production.

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

The Department of Theatre and Dance at California State University, Fullerton, is fully accredited by NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre), NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance), and is a member of URTA (University Resident Theatre Association) and USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology). For more information about the department, please visit:

Position: The primary professional responsibilities of this instructional faculty member are: teaching combination of undergraduate and graduate courses in Theatre History, Dramatic Literature, Theory, Criticism, and Research Methodologies, along with other courses in the major, as needed. These responsibilities generally include: advising students; engaging in an active and successful program of scholarly research and publication in the discipline; participation in Department, College, University, and system-wide committees; maintaining office hours; working collaboratively and productively with colleagues; participation in traditional academic functions; and contribution to the regional and national organizations of university theatre educators.

Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching; a record of scholarly research and publications in the discipline; strong leadership contributions to Department and University committees and to external professional organizations that serve the broader disciplinary community.

Qualifications: Required: A Ph.D. degree in Theatre History and Dramatic Literature. ABD’s may apply but must show evidence that the degree will be completed by the time of appointment. 3 years of university-level teaching experience in courses specifically relevant to the position. Evidence of an active and productive agenda of scholarly research and publication. Evidence of excellent writing skills, a strong commitment to intellectual inquiry and currency in the specific teaching disciplines. A demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students, faculty, and staff.

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

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

Appointment Date: August 2019

Application Procedure: A complete on-line application must be submitted in order to receive full consideration. To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 10561BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

Applicants will submit 1. Cover letter (relating your experience to the required and preferred qualifications) addressed to Theatre History/Dramatic Literature Search Committee 2. Current Curriculum vita/professional resume 3. Graduate transcripts 4. List of three professional references: name, best telephone contact number, email address 5. Teaching Philosophy Statement 6. A statement about your teaching experiences, successes, and challenges as well as your commitment to working with a diverse student population, faculty, and community

Competitive Candidates contacted by the Search Committee will be required to submit: 1. Three letters of recommendation (see submission instructions below) 2. Digital Portfolio of Scholarly Research and Publications 3. Examples of specific course materials, syllabi, handouts, PowerPoint/Keynote presentations

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

Please direct all questions about the position to: Dale A. Merrill, Dean, College of the Arts at, with the subject line “Theatre Search” or call 657-278-3256.

  • Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. All applications received by November 5, 2018, are assured full consideration. Position will remain open until filled. Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

Lawrence University (WI) - TT Asst. Professor - Theatrical DesignEdit

The Lawrence University Department of Theatre Arts (est. 1930) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theatrical Design to begin September 2019. Candidates must have mastery in a design area; experience/working knowledge of scenic, lighting, sound and costumes; a terminal degree; and professional experience. The department seeks an excellent teacher and active artist who is committed to providing talented undergraduates with a transformative education. Our new colleague will also guide the design/technical theatre focus area in collaboration with our faculty members in costuming and technical direction. The normal load over a trimester calendar will include 5 classes and 3 designs (usually scenic); supervision of the production process and guest designers; mentoring student designers, and participation in Lawrence’s signature Freshman Studies program. Furthermore, like all the colleagues in our department, we expect our new colleagues to engage in areas across the Lawrence community through service, curricular affinities, or collaborative projects with film, music, dance, and studio art. Lastly, Lawrence employs a leadership model that expects all tenured faculty to contribute to the whole department by serving as Chair on a triennial rotating basis. Lawrence University is a highly selective liberal arts college with 1500 students located in Appleton, Wisconsin.

We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the faculty; and/or (2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity or research; and (3) showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body. Candidates are encouraged to read more about Lawrence at and to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and goals. This website also includes informational resources about the University and the surrounding community, including the New North Regional Guide which lists resources that promote diversity in the community.

Interested applicants should apply online and submit a letter of application that presents a) description of approach to design in an academic setting; b) statement of teaching philosophy at the undergraduate level including your views on inclusion and a developmental model of student learning; c) a curriculum vitae; d) portfolio materials; e) three letters of reference. Submit all materials to .

  • We will begin the review process on December 17, 2018. For further information or questions please contact Search Committee and Department Chair Timothy Troy,

New York University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor in Performance Studies (Tisch)Edit

The NYU Department of Performance Studies is seeking applications for one tenure track Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2019. NYU PS was rated #1 in the most recent national ranking of Theater and Performance Studies PhD program. Our program also hosts a MA and a BA programs. 

We seek candidates who can contribute meaningfully to our graduate and undergraduate programs in terms of teaching (four courses per year), advising, curricular development and outstanding research. The field of specialization is open, but should be directly pertinent to research in areas related to live performance, understood in its broadest sense (whether artistic or “everyday life” enactments).

PhD in Performance Studies or a related field in the humanities and/or the social sciences is required.

For more information about the Department, please visit us at:

Application Process: We will be using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

After setting up your Interfolio dossier account, please upload the following materials to the site (no hard-copy materials will be accepted):

  • cover letter
  • CV
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • writing sample (25 pages maximum)

To apply, please visit

  • Review of materials will begin October 15, 2018.

Queens College, CUNY (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance StudiesEdit

The Queens College Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies, starting fall 2019. Teaching duties will include undergraduate courses in dramatic literature and introduction to theatre.

The successful candidate will also work as a dramaturg with undergraduate students, and is expected to develop courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. The candidate is expected to remain actively engaged in research/scholarship, mentor and advise undergraduate students, and serve on departmental and college-wide committees.

Often referred to as "the jewel of the CUNY system", Queens College sits on 80 acres of land and is a place of contrast: an urban school in a suburban setting. It is a place where a large and diverse student body receives personalized attention. This formula has made us one of New York's premier educational institutions.

With a mission to prepare students to become leading citizens of an increasingly global society, we offer a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. Our liberal arts, science and pre-professional programs earn us high rankings in prestigious college guides such as The Princeton Review America's Best Value colleges. Our students graduate with the ability to think critically, address complex problems, explore various cultures, use modern technologies and information resources, and have won prominence in nearly every field.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in hand by 1 June '19; college teaching experience; and evidence of scholarly promise in dramatic literature, theory and criticism. Preferred areas of research and teaching expertise include Performance Studies, African-American, African, Afro-Caribbean or Latinx Theatre. Also required is the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

COMPENSATION: Salary range: $63,000 - $75,000

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: If you are viewing this job posting on any website other than CUNYfirst, please follow the instructions below:

Go to In the box under "job title/ keyword", enter "19190." Click on "Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies." Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.

Please note that applications must include a letter of application describing related qualifications and experience, a CV, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

  • Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example: JDoeResume. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.

A writing sample (article, book chapter or dissertation chapter) may be requested at a later date.

  • CLOSING DATE: October 8, 2018.

Salem State University (MA) - TT Faculty, Theatre and Speech Communication (Lighting/Set Design)Edit

The theatre and speech communication department is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position starting in Fall 2019. This individual will be expected to teach design and theory theatre courses for the BA and BFA Theatre concentrations and the department including, Lighting Design, Stage Lighting, Design for Theatre, Dramatic Theory & Criticism, Public Speaking. This faculty member will be expected to design one production per semester in either lights and/or scenic.

Salem State's Theatre department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and offers a BA in Theatre Arts (Performance, Technical Theatre) and a BFA in Theatre Arts (Design, Directing, Performance, Playwrighting, Stage Management, Technical Theatre), and performs in a newly renovated $26 million state-of-the-art theater, The Sophia Gordon Center for Creative & Performing Arts. Salem State Theatre is a nationally award-winning department whose graduates have: worked on and off Broadway, in regional theatre, television and film, attended graduate schools such as Yale, Harvard, Brandeis and NYU, and have won Tonys, Obies, and numerous Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival awards for acting and directing in Washington, D.C. Our design/technical theatre/stage management students have won regional awards and presented at the Kennedy Center.

Salem State is a teaching university, committed to our students' learning and growth, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college. Collegiality, student success, civic engagement, collaboration, initiative, continuous improvement and accountability are highly valued in our organizational culture and we seek a colleague who shares those values and wants to be part of our community.

Duties and Responsibilities: Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to available funding.


Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Fine Arts in Design (Lighting Design, Scenic Design)
  • Minimum of 2 years college/university teaching experience in design
  • At least 2 years professional theatre experience in lighting/scenic design
  • Familiarity with AutoCad, Vectorworks
  • Demonstrated experience and success mentoring students in their creative work

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the following software: Nemetschek Vectorworks including Spotlight and Renderworks plug-ins; Lightwright 6; ETC Eos family of lighting consoles; ETC Eos Offline; GrandMA3D, Capture, Vision, or LightConverse visualization software; Microsoft Excel
  • Experience specifying, installing and programming Vari*Lite, Martin, and Clay-Paky automated lighting fixtures
  • Ability to render designs by hand
  • Scenic Painter
  • Have excellent collaborative and communication skills
  • Experience in and a commitment to teaching in a multicultural, multiracial environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.

Working Conditions: Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities .

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and transcripts.

Apply here .

  • Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may come down at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.

Sarah Lawrence College (NY) - TT Position - Theatre Program DirectorEdit

Sarah Lawrence College is seeking a new Director for our distinguished Theatre Program beginning June, 2019. The Program Director oversees both undergraduate and graduate programs, composed of approximately 160 undergraduates and 24 graduate students in any given year. This position is a tenure-track faculty position at the College. In addition to teaching, the Program Director will be working with both tenured and non-tenured long-term faculty members, and production and administrative staff to shape curriculum and production seasons.

In addition to working in collaboration with the Dean of the College and the Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies, the Theatre Program Director responsibilities include:

Overseeing entire Theatre Program, courses, curriculum and productions
Hiring and coordinating Theatre Program staff and faculty
Negotiating and approving salaries, creating and sending contracts
Managing budgets
Recruiting and retaining graduate students
Collaborating with other programs at the College, including but not limited to Music, Film and Dance
Teaching 2-3 yearlong courses per year

The successful candidate will be a prominent and active theatre artist with proven achievement in their field. We are particularly interested in someone with an inclusive aesthetic, as the curriculum spans a wide array of approaches as well as collaborations with other disciplines (visual art, dance, science, to name a few). Having an established teaching practice and administrative experience is highly valued. Candidates familiar with theatre within a liberal arts curriculum for both graduate and undergraduate students are also desired. An advanced degree in the field is required and/or its professional equivalent.

Effective candidates must be able to demonstrate awareness and sensitivity towards promoting an inclusive and diverse learning environment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Applicants should include the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a brief personal statement addressing their approach to teaching and artistic practice, with relevant materials and work samples.

University of Maryland (MD) - Open Rank Professor - Theatre History and Performance StudiesEdit

The University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) invites applications from advanced scholars with an established record of research and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will have a strong list of publications, an established national and/or international reputation as a scholar and be prepared to teach courses in theatre history, theory, and performance studies at both graduate and undergraduate levels. They will have a distinguished record of research, of excellent teaching, of successful external grant applications, of institutional service, and of collaboration with other scholars.

The candidate should also have experience supervising student research. Faculty at TDPS are actively involved in School governance, the intellectual and artistic life of the School, the College of Arts and Humanities, and the University community. This search is contingent upon funding. Women, under-represented minorities, and international scholars are strongly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants are required to hold the PhD degree and demonstrate expertise in theatre history and performance studies. They must have a record of a minimum of five years of university or college teaching and experience supervising student research. Applicants must have a research agenda that will enhance the diversity of our PhD Program in Theatre and Performance Studies. Please go to http://TDPS.UMD.EDU to see current faculty areas of expertise.

Preferences: Preference will be given to individuals who specialize in Latinx and/or Latin American theatre and performance studies. Full consideration will also be given to applicants with expertise in African/African-American theatre and performance research, and Asian/Asian-American theatre and performance research. Preference will be given to applicants who have a distinguished record of research, of excellent teaching, of successful external grant applications, of institutional service, and of collaboration with other scholars.

University of Michigan (MI) - TT Position - Assistant/Associate Professor in Theatre, Theatre StudiesEdit

Duties: Teach history of theatre and historiography, dramatic literature and criticism on the undergraduate level. Participate in the development of a curriculum in dramaturgy, intercultural performance, social justice, race and gender, interdisciplinary studies and/or devising. Opportunities for teaching critical approaches to theatre curation and new play development. Maintain national professional profile. Participate in faculty governance, attend faculty and departmental meetings, and serve on faculty and University committees as appropriate.

Qualifications: Ph.D in Theatre, Performance Studies or a related field. Minimum four years teaching at the University level. A strong background in theatre history and theory, cultural studies, and one of the subjects mentioned under Duties. A willingness to collaborate on a team of faculty with varied approaches. Evidence of teaching experience and publication/scholarly work. Documentation of professional credits in one or more specific interests, on a national and/or international level.

  • To Apply:  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 October 1, 2018 to:  Please add “Theatre Studies” to the subject line of the email.

University of Puget Sound (WA) - TT Assistant Professor of TheaterEdit

Appointment: Department of Theatre Arts, full-time tenure-line Assistant Professor position; begins Fall 2019.

Responsibilities: The Department of Theatre Arts is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate courses in World Theatre, Dramaturgy, Playwriting, and offerings in the core curriculum. Other classes could include Fundamentals of Acting and first-year writing seminars. Part of the teaching load includes directing productions within the faculty rotation.

The University of Puget Sound is a small liberal arts college with class sizes ranging between 15-30 students and a standard teaching load of 3 courses each semester. Other duties include supervision of undergraduate research, student advising, participation in departmental and university governance, and continuation of professional development in the faculty member's area of expertise.

Qualifications: Ph.D. (ABD considered) in Theatre and an active research and artistic program. The department is open to a wide variety of research focus, whether defined by concept, historical period, literary style, or mode of artistic practice. Strong commitment to liberal arts undergraduate teaching, to mentoring undergraduate research, and to on-going scholarship are also required. The ability to teach writing intensive courses is highly desired, as is the ability to teach World Theatre classes that fulfill the KNOW (Knowledge, Identity, and Power) area of the core curriculum. For more information regarding KNOW, please visit">

  • Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than October 1, 2018 to ensure consideration.

Yale University (CT) - Associate Professor or Full Professor in Drama and PerformanceEdit

Yale University’s Department of English Language and Literature invites applications for a tenured associate professor or full professor in Drama and Performance beginning July 1, 2019.

We are searching broadly for an outstanding scholar, critic, and teacher of Drama, Theater, and/or Performance Studies who, in addition to teaching in the English department and Theater Studies program, will contribute to Yale’s broader profile in the arts and humanities. Field specialization may include any area of dramatic literature, theater history, theater theory, and/or performance studies.

Please submit a letter of application, describing your research and teaching, and your full curriculum vitae to, directed to Professor Marc Robinson.

  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018.

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

Amherst College (MA) - Visiting Artist in PlaywritingEdit

The Department of Theater and Dance at Amherst College invites applications for a three-year position as Visiting Artist in Playwriting, beginning July 1, 2019. Given Amherst’s commitment to cultivating a challenging and inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students representing a broad range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients, and 44 percent are U.S. students of color. The successful applicant will join a student-oriented department that emphasizes collaboration and the interdisciplinary nature of scholarship and artistic practice in a liberal arts setting. We seek applicants with intellectual curiosity, and who have a wide-ranging knowledge of dramatic literature. An MFA in Playwriting and a record of professional experience are expected. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Primary responsibilities include teaching a progressive sequence of courses in playwriting, and courses in modern and contemporary drama. Additional duties include advising honors student theses in playwriting, and requisite service responsibilities (advising, departmental meetings and serving on departmental committees). The successful candidate will have an interest in working with colleagues across the Five College Consortium and at Amherst to promote new playwriting and the study of dramatic literature among a broad range of students.

  • Consideration of applications will begin on January 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by January 1 will be assured of full consideration. Please submit an electronic application to including a cover letter, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, sample syllabus, teaching statement, and representative examples of playwriting.

Princeton University (NJ) - Hodder FellowshipEdit

The Hodder Fellowship will be given to artists of exceptional promise to pursue independent projects at Princeton University during the 2019-2020 academic year. Potential Hodder Fellows are composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers or other kinds of artists or humanists who have "much more than ordinary intellectual and literary gifts"; they are selected more "for promise than for performance." Given the strength of the applicant pool, most successful Fellows have published a first book or have similar achievements in their own fields; the Hodder is designed to provide Fellows with the "studious leisure" to undertake significant new work.

Hodder Fellows spend an academic year at Princeton, but no formal teaching is involved. An $82,000 stipend is provided for this 10-month appointment as a Visiting Fellow. Fellowships are not intended to fund work leading to an advanced degree. One need not be a U.S. citizen to apply.

Applicants must apply online at Applications must be submitted by September 18, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST.

Writers: Please submit a resume, a 3,000-word writing sample of recent work, and a project proposal of 500 words.

Composers, Performing Artists, and Visual Artists: Please submit a resume, a project proposal of 500 words, and examples of ten minutes of performance through link(s) to sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Flicker, etc. Visual artists should provide up to 20 still images organized into a single PDF file and submit as part of their online application. Composers may send 1-2 scores as a PDF file and submit as part of their online application and/or supply a link to a website.

We cannot confirm receipt of applications nor can we accept applications submitted after the deadline. Limits on the statement size (500 words) and sample size (3,000 words) are strict.

The appointment of the Hodder Fellows will be made in early 2019. An announcement of the award will be posted here: To learn more (including FAQ, profiles of past fellows, etc.):

Essential Qualifications Selection will be based on artistic achievement.

  • Deadline: Sept. 18.

Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton Arts Fellows (incl. Theater)Edit

Princeton University invites applications for Princeton Arts Fellows.

Princeton Arts Fellows, funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching.

We will be accepting applications in Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts.

Applicants should be early career composers, conductors, musicians, choreographers, visual artists, film makers, poets, novelists, playwrights, designers, directors and performance artists -- this list is not meant to be exhaustive -- who would find it beneficial to spend two years working in an artistically vibrant university community.

Fellowships are for two 10-month academic years. An $82,000 salary for each year is included. Fellows will be in residence for academic years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 at Princeton, interacting with our students, faculty and staff as part of the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Department of Music. The normal work assignment will be to teach one course each semester subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, but Fellows may be asked to take on an artistic assignment in lieu of a class, such as directing a play or creating a dance with students. Although the teaching load is light, our expectation is that Fellows will be full and active members of our community, committed to frequent and engaged interactions with students during the academic year.

Princeton Arts Fellows may not hold concurrent teaching positions at other institutions for the duration of the fellowship.

Interviews of finalists will take place on campus during January 7-8, 2019. All finalists are expected to attend the on-campus interview.

While Fellows need not reside in Princeton, they will be required to spend a significant part of the week on campus.

This Fellowship cannot be used to fund work leading to a Ph.D. or any other advanced degree. Holders of Ph.D. degrees from Princeton are not eligible to apply.

Please apply at: by September 18, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST. Please note: The application will be available starting July 1, 2018. All applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of 500 words about how you would hope to use the two years of the fellowship at this moment in your career, and contact information for three references. In addition, work samples should be submitted online (i.e., a writing sample, images of your work, video links to performances, etc.)

Applicants can only apply for the Princeton Arts Fellowship twice in a life time.

We cannot confirm receipt of applications nor can we accept applications submitted after the deadline. Statements are limited to 500 words and writing samples to 3,000 words.

Selection will be based on artistic achievement; the potential for excellent teaching; and the likelihood of significant contributions to the artistic life of the Princeton community. Appointments will be made at the rank of lecturer.

Advanced degree preferred.

To learn more (including FAQ, profiles of past fellows, etc.):

These positions are subject to the University's background check policy.

  • Deadline: Sept. 18.

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019Edit