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.

  • Last year's page: Theatre 2017-2018
  • When adding jobs to this page, please place in appropriate categories below (i.e. "Tenure-Track," "Visiting") and format name of school and position with Heading 3. Please include a link to job ad and deadline whenever possible.
  • See also: English Literature 2018-2019

RECENT ACTIVITY on Theatre 2018-2019 Wiki Edit

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

Academic CredentialsEdit

  • ABD =
  • PhD = 8
  • MFA & MA =
  • MFA & DFA =
  • MFA & ABD =
  • MFA & PhD = 1
  • MA & MFA =
  • MFA & MLitt =
  • MFA, MLitt, & MRes =
  • MFA =
  • MFA & Voice Certification =
  • MA =
  • MDanceSt =
  • TOTAL =  9
  • NOTE: please retabulate when you add yourself to one of the categories.

Current Position HeldEdit

  • Assistant Professor (current) =
  • Associate Professor (current) = 2
  • Full Professor (current) = 2
  • CC Instructor = 1
  • Non-Tenure Track Instructor/VAP (current) = 2
  • Adjunct = 2
  • Full-Time College Theatre Staff=
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow =
  • HS Theatre & CC Adjunct =
  • No Academic Position Currently =
  • Graduate Student =
  • Just Looking =
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  • Search Committee Member = 
  • 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 = 7
  • 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.

  • Generalist = 3
  • Acting = 1
  • Acting and Music Theatre =
  • Playwriting =
  • Directing = 2
  • Voice & Speech =
  • Movement =
  • Musical Theatre =
  • Dramaturgy = 1
  • Lit/Crit/History/Theory = 3
  • Performance Studies = 2
  • Dance Studies = 
  • Design =
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  • Technical Direction =
  • Theatre Education = 1
  • Arts Administration =
  • Department Chair = 1
  • Devising =
  • Puppetry=

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

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 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.

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

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