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

Academic CredentialsEdit

  • ABD = 2
  • PhD = 16
  • MFA & MA =1
  • MFA & DFA =1
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  • MFA & PhD = 4
  • MA & MFA =
  • MFA & MLitt =
  • MFA, MLitt, & MRes =
  • MFA = 4
  • MFA & Voice Certification =
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  • TOTAL =  27
  • NOTE: please retabulate when you add yourself to one of the categories.

Current Position HeldEdit

  • Assistant Professor (current) = 8
  • Associate Professor (current) = 4
  • Full Professor (current) = 2
  • CC Instructor = 1
  • Non-Tenure Track Instructor/VAP (current) = 3
  • Adjunct = 4
  • Full-Time College Theatre Staff=
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow =
  • HS Theatre & CC Adjunct =
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  • Graduate Student =
  • Just Looking = 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 = 22
  • NOTE: 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.

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  • Playwriting =1
  • Directing = 3
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  • Movement =5
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  • Dramaturgy = 4
  • Lit/Crit/History/Theory = 9
  • Performance Studies = 4
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  • Design = 2
  • Costume/Makeup Design =2
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  • Lighting Design = 1
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  • Theatre Education = 2
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  • Department Chair = 1
  • Devising =1
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2018-19 Theatre Jobs - Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit

Brandeis University (MA) - TT Assistant Professor of African American Theater and PerformanceEdit

The Theater Arts Department at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track position in African-American Theater and Performance at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will start the Fall 2019. We seek a candidate who will contribute core offerings in their primary expertise in African-American Theater and Performance. The successful applicant will excel at fostering a critical dialogue about the past, present and future of American theater. Candidates interested in exploring issues of race, performance, and power are highly desired. A successful candidate will also have a secondary or co-emphasis in one or more of the following areas: Playwriting, Non-Western Theater History and Practice, Civic Engagement Practices, Performance Studies, Devised or Documentary Theater and/or Movement. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates who represent a variety of social identities, including those underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, just, and unified campus community. The successful applicant will join a student-oriented department that emphasizes collaboration and the connections between practice and theory in a liberal arts setting. Responsibilities will include teaching and advising. This new hire is welcome to join the season selection committee and collaborate with the department in the development of new programming. Qualifications: PhD. preferred; however candidates with an MFA degree are welcome to apply. Candidates with some background in an aspect of the professional theater are of interest. . Applicants will submit: 1. A cover letter that shows interest in the position and relates experiences to the qualifications. 2: A Curriculum Vitae and Professional Resume 3: A chapter sample of Scholarly Research and Publications and/or example of Artistic Work. 4: A list of three references and contact information (phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Candidates will be notified before references are contacted. 5: A statement of teaching philosophy and teaching interests. Please include a section about your practice as educator as it relates to the mission of diversity and inclusion at Brandeis University. For more information:

  • For fullest consideration, candidates will submit applications by November 1, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is closed. Please apply to Search Committee Chair via The term of employment will begin July 1, 2019.

Brown University (RI) - TT Open Rank Position in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies: PlaywritingEdit

The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown seeks applications for an open rank (tenure track/tenured) position in playwriting. The successful applicant will envision and advance the future direction of Brown’s nationally renowned playwriting programs, which consist of a top-ranking MFA program and a robust undergraduate curriculum in writing for performance. Responsibilities will include curriculum development, teaching graduate and undergraduate playwriting courses, helping to produce the annual graduate playwriting festival, and mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students in curricular and co-curricular activities germane to their professional, intellectual, and creative development. This position will also entail opportunities to contribute to the Department’s annual production season, such as directing or having their work produced in the departmental season. We welcome candidates whose work engages a diverse range of aesthetic traditions, styles, and forms of writing for performance. Experience creating and/or producing new work, as well as teaching playwriting or related genres of writing for performance at the university level, is also desirable. We seek a candidate who will share the Department’s commitment to cultural and artistic diversity, and to the integration of theory and practice in the context of a vibrantly interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum.

Qualifications: Junior candidates should have a record of professional activity and research that demonstrates their ability to influence the field and shows their potential for excellence in teaching. Senior candidates will have an established record of artistic achievement and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising.

Application Materials and Deadlines: All candidates will submit a cover letter showing interest in the position (which should include a statement of teaching philosophy), a CV, and a dramatic writing sample (max 20 pages). Candidates applying as Assistant Professors will submit three letters of recommendation, and senior or already-tenured candidates should submit contact information for five references. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted.

  • For fullest consideration, candidates will submit applications by October 14, 2018, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is closed. Please apply to Search Committee Chair via Interfolio. The term of employment will begin July 1, 2019. Link to apply:

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.

California State University San Marcos (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Latinx/Chicanx/Afro-Latinx Theatre/PerformanceEdit

The Theatre Department at CSU San Marcos invites applications for a tenure-track position in theatre, to begin in Fall 2019.  We are seeking a scholar/practitioner with expertise in the area of Latinx/Chicanx/Afro-Latinx Theatre/Performance.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must possess a PhD or MFA or equivalent practical experience that focuses on Latinx/Chicanx/ Afro-Latinx Theatre/Performance. Demonstration of effectiveness in teaching also required.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate’s teaching interest should be consistent with our academic program, including an interest in contributing to the development of community engaged theatre practice courses. CSUSM is located in North County San Diego and serves a highly diverse student and community population. In addition, candidates should have practical expertise in one or more of the following areas: directing, theatre for young audiences and/or community engaged theatre practice. Preferred candidates for this position will have at least two years experience teaching at the college level and evidence of teaching expertise in the core courses and electives in the Theatre major. Candidates must demonstrate a productive scholarly and/or creative research practice. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service. 

Duties: Faculty are expected to teach 18 units per academic year, develop an active research agenda, and participate in activities serving the department, college, university, and local community.

Please see full description below.

California State University, Stanislaus (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre - Performance (Acting/Directing)Edit

The Department of Theatre invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The person appointed to this position will teach in the following areas: Acting, Directing, Script Analysis, Shakespeare, and introductory level theatre courses that support the university's General Education curriculum. Additional duties will include: Academic advising, recruitment, and serving on committees that support faculty governance. Other responsibilities may include directing one main season production per year and mentoring student directors. Effective teaching and robust creative activity are required for retention, promotion, and tenure. The person appointed to this position may have the opportunity to develop courses based on the candidate's specific areas of interest/research. This position is contingent upon the availability of authorized funding. This is an academic year appointment. Opportunities may exist for an additional Summer Session appointment. Members of traditionally underrepresented communities are highly encouraged to apply.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: An MFA in Acting or Directing is required. 3 years combined teaching experience at the college/university level.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A strong portfolio of professional acting experience. Evidence of experience directing for the stage at the academic or professional level. Additional certifications of training in specific performance methodologies (e.g., Suzuki, Meisner, Viewpoints, Michael Chekhov); Union Membership AEA, SAG/AFTRA

OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST TO THE DEPARTMENT: Certification as a Fight Choreographer. Interest or experience with Musical Theatre

HOW TO APPLY & DEADLINE: A complete application is required and must include: an application letter, specifically addressing the position description and qualifications; unofficial photocopies of graduate transcripts; a professional vita/ resume, including contact information for three professional references. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Send applications, and all other correspondence concerning this position vacancy, to: Cynthia DeCure, search committee chair, Department, State University Stanislaus, University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

  • Screening of completed application files will begin on October 24, 2018 and continue until position is filled. This appointment begins on August 19, 2019.

Carnegie Mellon University (PA)- TT Assistant Professor- VoiceEdit

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama invites applications for an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Voice. The Start Date is August 2019.

The preferred candidate will hold an MFA or have professional equivalence. A minimum of 2-3 years of teaching experience is desired. Proficiency, though not necessarily certification, in the principles of breath work and voice production for the actor is desired, along with a familiarity of prominent techniques, which might include but not be limited to Linklater, Fitzmaurice, Lessac, Alexander Technique, and ritual song. A background in dialects and an ability to discuss with students their progress in text analysis and the International Phonetic Alphabet would be a plus.

The candidate will mentor a community of undergraduates with diverse backgrounds. The candidate whose experience reflects work with and/or teaching diverse communities is preferable.

Responsibilities will include teaching voice within the BFA conservatory program, guiding students in production, voice coaching selected productions, and taking part in the daily life and culture of the school. The position is Pittsburgh-based. Establishing and/or maintaining professional engagements is encouraged. The position will accommodate to the particular talents and skill sets of the successful candidate, so all who broadly fit the description above are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will join a faculty, staff and student body committed to diversity, equity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. The School of Drama is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing and retaining the diversity of its faculty. The School is committed to the belief that an inclusive and equitable environment populated with diverse artists inspires innovative ideas that influence and improves our world at large.

Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama is 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 art 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.

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  • Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2018. Please submit Cover Letter, CV, Teaching Philosophy, and a document listing three references including contact information.

Carnegie Mellon University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor  - DirectingEdit

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama invites applications for an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in directing within The John Wells Directing Program. The start date is August 2019.

The candidate will hold an MFA or professional equivalence. Preferred minimum of 1-2 years teaching experience is desired. Candidates will mentor both graduate and undergraduate students and teach a mix of foundations, genres and contemporary forms as applicable to the expertise of the ideal candidate. A proficiency in the principles of directing, script analysis, staging techniques, new play development, works with heightened language, and contemporary theatre-making is desired. Experience in film, television, multimedia, or opera would be a plus.

The candidate will work closely with two other directing faculty. Responsibilities include teaching directing within the BFA and MFA conservatory programs, mentoring students in production, recruitment, selecting students, curriculum development, and taking part in the daily life and culture of the school. Candidates will have the opportunity to direct in the annual season of plays. The position is Pittsburgh-based. Maintaining professional engagement will be encouraged.

The successful candidate will join a faculty, staff and student body committed to diversity and inclusion. The School of Drama is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to increasing and retaining the diversity of its faculty. The School is committed to the belief that an inclusive and equitable environment populated with diverse artists inspires innovative ideas, which influence and improve the world at large.

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama is 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 art 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.

Click the following link to apply:

  • Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2018. Please submit Cover Letter, CV, Teaching Philosophy, and a document listing three references including contact information.

Colgate University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - DanceEdit

The Department of Theater at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure stream position in Dance at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in the fall semester of 2019. Completion of the terminal degree Ph.D or M.F.A. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Although a Ph.D. is preferred, candidates with an M.F.A. and significant professional experience will be considered. The field of specialization in scholarship and artistic practice is open, and candidates with an interdisciplinary interest and approach in both Theater and Dance are especially encouraged to apply. The teaching assignment of five courses per year may include an interdisciplinary introduction to Theater and Dance; beginning and advanced courses in Dance technique and choreography; and courses in Dance theory and history. All Colgate faculty are expected to contribute to all-university Programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three current reference letters must be submitted by December 2, 2018. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching might create an inclusive educational environment. It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at

Illinois State University (IL) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Acting with a Specialty in Musical TheatreEdit

POSITION: The School of Theatre and Dance at Illinois State University seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor of Acting with a Specialty in Musical Theatre. The start date for this position is August 16, 2019. Illinois State University recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Illinois State University seeks an experienced teacher/artist to teach acting and musical theatre in the School of Theatre and Dance. This tenure-track faculty member will teach a variety of acting and musical theatre courses in the School's large undergraduate program. The successful candidate will contribute significantly to the development of a new sequence in musical theatre, and may have the opportunity to direct within the School of Theatre and Dance production program. Creative opportunities with the Illinois Shakespeare Festival may be available. The ideal candidate will 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 required; M.F.A. in Acting, Musical Theatre, or a closely related field is preferred. Desired qualifications include three years of university-level teaching, and experience in any of the following: choreography, musical direction, or teaching musical theatre voice. A commitment to an ongoing professional career is required. 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. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

THE SCHOOL OF THEATRE AND DANCE: The School of Theatre and Dance is the largest theatre degree-granting program in Illinois. It maintains 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 30 faculty, 5 staff, and 330 majors enrolled in the B.A./B.S., M.A./M.S. and M.F.A. degrees. Areas of undergraduate study include Acting, Design/Production, Theatre Teacher Education, Theatre and Film Studies, Dance, and Dance Education. M.F.A. areas of study include Directing, Costume, Lighting, and Scenic Design. The School maintains membership in U/RTA, 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. Our programs support talented and passionate students pursuing their dreams in all areas of study: music, theatre, and dance performance, composition, music therapy and music education, visual art and design, art history, and interactive media. The Illinois Shakespeare Festival is a nationally-known learning lab for students that works with professional actors and faculty throughout the summer months to present 36 performances at our state-of-the-art Elizabethan-style theater at Ewing Cultural Center. The College of Fine Arts offers students opportunities to study and perform in Italy, Australia, England, and other culturally-rich destinations led by faculty experts. For more information on the College, visit

Additional Information: THE UNIVERSITY: A small-college experience with large-university opportunities. Illinois State University ( distinguishes itself from other institutions in the state and the region by providing a unique educational climate that adds a beneficial dimension to the state's system of higher education. The first public university in Illinois, Illinois State University was founded in 1857. Today, we are a dynamic, fiscally sound university of close to 21,000 students offering more than 160 major/minor options in six colleges. In our most recent strategic plan Educate Connect Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we believe we create a learning environment that results in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. For the fourth year in a row, Illinois State University was named one of the "Great Colleges to Work For" according to a survey released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. ISU, the only four-year public university in Illinois to be included on this list, earned the honor in the following categories: collaborative governance; compensation and benefits; confidence in senior leadership; facilities, workspace and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development programs; respect and appreciation; supervisor/department chair relationship; teaching environment, tenure clarity and process; and work/life balance.

THE COMMUNITY: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 167,000 in the greater metro area and conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield, many of which are accessible by Amtrak Train. The community is home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Country Financial, and State Farm Insurance International Headquarters. 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. Business Insider ranked Normal tenth in Top College Towns in 2017. USA Today named it #3 of the Top 25 Small College Towns in America in 2016. In 2015 Google Economic Impact selected Bloomington as the Digital Capital of Illinois. For more information on our community, please visit (

Required Qualifications: 1. Terminal degree 2. A commitment to an ongoing professional career 3. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.

Desired Qualifications: 1. M.F.A. in Acting, Musical Theatre, or a closely related field is preferred 2. Three years of university-level teaching, and experience in any of the following: choreography, musical direction, or teaching musical theatre voice.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees 1. Terminal degree

Hiring Rate/Range: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Proposed Starting Date: 08/16/2019. Posting date: 09-24-2018. Closing date: Open Until Filled.

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  • Initial review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until position is filled. To receive full consideration, please complete a faculty employment application. Along with your application, submit the following: letter of application, current vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for five references.

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,

Monmouth College (IL) - TT Assistant Professor - Department of TheatreEdit

Monmouth College, a selective, private, residential liberal arts college in Illinois invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Theatre at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Departmental responsibilities include teaching classes in acting, directing, dramaturgy, and stage management, as well as directing one mainstage production per year. The successful candidate will also show enthusiasm for interdisciplinary teaching and for participating in general education, including the College’s Integrated Studies Curriculum ( Position effective August 2019. Terminal degree (M.F.A. or Ph.D.) preferred, ABD considered.

A member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Monmouth College is a selective, private, residential liberal arts college located in the welcoming, West-Central Illinois community of Monmouth. Following the adoption and implementation of a groundbreaking interdisciplinary general education curriculum and the continuation of a bold strategic plan titled “Think Anew, Act Anew,” the college is moving confidently forward as an innovator among liberal arts colleges. Monmouth is again in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges for National Liberal Arts Colleges, is ranked 70th out of 240 schools in the “National Universities – Liberal Arts” category by Washington Monthly, and was recognized in the top 5% of U.S. Colleges by College Factual for colleges that provide value for students. The College’s mission statement can be found here:

  • For fullest consideration, candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and copies of graduate transcripts. Send these materials to Prof. Douglas Rankin, Theatre Search, Monmouth College, by e-mail to . Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and will continue until position is filled. EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement

New York University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor in Performance StudiesEdit

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.

10/8/2018 - Skype Interview notices sent

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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.

Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Assistant Professor of Acting, Department of TheaterEdit

Wesleyan University’s Department of Theater invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Acting.

Areas of expertise are open, but we are especially interested in recruiting individuals whose teaching and research demonstrate an understanding of traditional theater techniques at the same time that they explore the intercultural and interdisciplinary boundaries of performance. Artist/teachers with multiple areas of expertise in performance and teaching are welcomed. Candidates whose record of professional engagement as a performer informs their ongoing teaching and creative practice are strongly encouraged to apply. The Department situates artistic practice, pedagogy and research in an undergraduate liberal arts context and explores theater from an intersectional perspective in which both rigorous scholarship and applied creative practice are emphasized by continuous and collaborative exchange. We value diversity and are committed to ongoing curricular and programmatic development in intercultural, interdisciplinary, and collaborative theatrical innovation.

Departmental productions reflect the diversity of Wesleyan’s faculty and students. Process and performance are of equal importance. The Department produces contemporary adaptations of classical theater texts, contemporary plays, adaptations of literary works for the stage, as well as movement and visually-based global performances. We seek candidates whose pursuit of artistic excellence, innovative vision and creative energy will enable effective leadership within a highly committed and vibrant community of students, teachers, artists and scholars in Wesleyan’s Theater Department, the Center for the Arts, and across the University.

Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester including at least one course specific to the candidate’s expertise, supervising tutorials, mentoring students’ creative work, and advising majors and pre-majors. Other responsibilities include developing a roster of potential per course Visiting Faculty, initiating and evaluating student internships and residencies, collaborating with the Center for the Arts in hosting performance workshops, and leading interdisciplinary inquiry into performance practices. Directing productions may be a possibility depending on interest and departmental need. Developing a research agenda as an artist/scholar is necessary for promotion. Participation in faculty governance of the Department and the University is expected.

The minimum degree requirement is an MFA or a terminal degree in theater or related discipline. Candidates should also have teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

Applications should be submitted online no later than December 1, 2018 at

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Deborah Colucci, Equity Compliance Director & Deputy Title IX Coordinator, 860-685-2456,

  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018.

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.

York University (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor of Indigenous Theatre and Performance StudiesEdit

The Department of Theatre in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) invites applications for a tenure-track professorial-stream appointment in Indigenous Theatre and Performance Studies at the Assistant Professor level from outstanding Aboriginal (Indigenous) candidates (including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit). The position will commence July 1, 2019. All positions at York University are subject to budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The successful candidate will be a scholar and/or artist-scholar with an original, innovative, and high quality research program with an emphasis on Indigenous/First Nations/First Peoples Theatre and Performance Studies, with the capacity to contribute to the development of the University's academic and research programs. The successful candidate will hold a PhD (or near completion) or PhD equivalent (typically an MFA/MA with a substantial record of professional experience in theatre and performance studies). Candidates should show excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching at the college or university level and in scholarly research and publication in the area of performance and Indigenous/First Nations/First Peoples Theatre and Performance Studies. We are especially eager to attract candidates conversant in the performance histories of Indigenous peoples in Turtle Island (North America) with close ties to, and experience in, working with Indigenous communities. We also welcome applications from candidates with research expertise in Indigenous performance across the Americas and in other global contexts. Areas of research, creation, and teaching may include one or more of the following: Indigenous Performance Practices; Indigenous Theatre/Performance and Decolonization; Indigenous Storytelling; Theatre and Performance Creation (including Devised Theatre) Hemispheric/Global Indigenous Performance Cultures; The Truth and Reconciliation Commission; Critical Pedagogy/Applied Theatre/Ethnography, and Indigenous Communities; Indigenous Activism and Protest. 

The candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core (lecture) and elective (seminar) courses in the history and practice of theatre and/or performance studies at the undergraduate and graduate level, to develop new curriculum in the area of Indigenous theatre and/or performance, and to participate actively in the department's research culture. The candidate should demonstrate the potential for research excellence through top tier publications and research funding. Candidates with experience in practice-based, interdisciplinary, and/or ethnographic research are strongly encouraged to apply. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.

  • The deadline for the receipt of completed applications is October 1, 2018. Applicants should submit their application package including a letter of application, a detailed CV, a statement of contribution to research and teaching, links to scholarly and/or creative work, and three letters of reference via email to Mary Pecchia at  Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: .

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.

Barnard College of Columbia University (NY)  - Open Rank Professor of Professional Practice in Dance (Non-TT)Edit

The Department of Dance of Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City, invites applications for a full-time, renewable but non-tenurable three-year appointment as an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Professional Practice to begin July 1, 2019. . The ideal candidate will possess a distinguished national/international profile as a performing artist (performer, re-stager, choreographer). Candidates must be able to teach (1) studio courses in composition, performance, repertory, and/or production; (2) several levels of ballet, modern, and/or contemporary technique; and (3) one or more classes in critical dance studies. Additional responsibilities include advising and mentoring students and service to the department and college. Ideal candidates will possess an M.F.A. and/or Ph.D. in dance or related field at time of appointment, as well as an excellent record of teaching dance in a liberal arts context.

Applicants will need to submit following materials: a cover letter of no more than three pages that explains your fit for the position and integrates statements of artistic practice and teaching philosophy; a works sample page with durable URLs to two relevant video examples of creative work (a performance, a choreographic work, a re-staging, a class, etc.) with brief rationales for your selection of clips (two or three sentences each); a curriculum vitae (no more than three pages); a sample syllabus of a course you have taught or would propose teaching; three letters of reference, submitted by application deadline. (Application portal will request letters from references upon final submission of your application, so be sure to submit your application in advance of the application deadline)

To apply:

Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018. Please direct any questions to

New York University (NY) - Assistant Arts Professor in Theatre StudiesEdit

NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama solicits applications for a full-time Assistant Arts Professor to teach Theatre Studies in the area of applied or community-based theatre commencing the Fall of 2019. Application deadline is November 1, 2018.

For more information visit

Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.F.A., or M.A. in a relevant field 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.

Application materials can be submitted online at

  • For full consideration, applications should be submitted no later than November 1, 2018.

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

University of Washington (WA) - Part-time Lecturer, Lighting DesignEdit

The University of Washington School of Drama is seeking applications for a three-year,  67% part-time lecturer position, beginning September 16, 2019. Lecturers have an annual service period of nine months (Sept 16-June 15). This is a non-tenure eligible position.

We are looking for a flexible, collaborative, and experienced individual to teach lighting design. Courses taught would include: introductory and advanced lighting design for undergraduate (BA) students, lighting design courses at all levels for graduate (MFA) students, a weekly graduate seminar, and graduate design studio (a multidisciplinary, team-taught course.) The ability to teach in related areas such as drafting, digital rendering, projections, or sound is desirable, but not required.

This position is also expected to be actively involved in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students involved in designing School of Drama productions, the recruitment of prospective students, and in professional networking that leads to productive internships for students.

This person will join the faculty of the UW's highly-ranked programs and teach in the BA program and the MFA professional training program in Design. Participation in academic administrative work, including curricular development and committees, is expected as well as other forms of service and duties typical of a lecturer faculty position. As an UW faculty member, the candidate will continue to practice his/her professional career in ways that accord with the School's scheduling and leave policies. University faculty engage in teaching and service.

Applications received by November 8th, 2018 will receive priority consideration. Link to job ad .