Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Theatre Studies advertised during the 2021-2022 hiring season.

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Please add jobs in the following format and order them alphabetically by institution.

Please format job titles as "Subheading 2" so that they will be automatically numbered and appear in the "Contents " list for ease of navigation.

  1. Example University (State/Province, Country). Position Title. Specializations. Deadline. TT/NT. FT/PT. Link to Job ad(s). Updates:

TT/NT: Tenure-track or Non-tenure track.

FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

For the sake of user-friendliness, please do not add more detailed content of the job ad on this page. (This is a departure from previous years, when these pages tended to become difficult to navigate. The new guidelines are modeled on more user-friendly Academic Wiki pages serving other disciplines.)

Add updates to the end of each entry as they come in: Additional materials requested, video interview scheduled, campus visit scheduled, offer extended, offer accepted, rejection received.

Please post "Have you heard?" questions below, under #Word on the Street

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See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2021-2022.

RECENT ACTIVITY on Theatre / Drama 2021-2022[]

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Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines[]

Alfred University (Alfred, NY, USA). Assistant Professor, Theatre. No deadline. TT FT.[]

11/19 — email received booking a phone interview; slots were available on 22nd and 23rd (x1)

12/8 — zoom interview next week (x1)

12/29 — any update?

01/13 — email received inviting to campus visit

03/23 — any update?

04/14 -- Rejection email stating position is filled

Baruch College, City University of New York (New York, NY). Tenure-Track Assistance Professor in Drama and Performance Studies (U.S. and/or world anglophone). December 23, 2021. FT.[]

Please note that the application portal is closed for maintenance from 12/16-12/20. The portal will resume accepting application at 10:00PM EST on December 20.

1/17 Request for interview (x3)

1/31 Campus visits scheduled

4/5 Position filled

Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA, USA). Assistant Professor of Theater in the Department of Theatre. November 1, 2021. TT. FT.[] Updates:

12/4 - Has anyone heard from Boston?

12/7 - Zoom Interviews Requested with dates on 12/10, 13 , & 14

12/20 — (weird) email received that looks like a generic rejection whitout to say it is (x1)

12/20 — search process update; no denial or confirmation of moving forward

1/4 — On campus interviews scheduled

3/14 - Offer extended to a candidate

Brandeis University. Assistant Professor of Theater Arts. Deadline: December 1st, 2021.[]

12/14 — email confirming the application

2/21 — rejection email received

Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA, USA). Directing Faculty: Full-time/tenure track. Deadline: December 10th, 2021.[]

1/24 - email requesting Zoom interview

2/8 — Zoom 1st round interview

Centre College (Danville,KY,USA) Assistant Professor Theatre : Tenure Track[]

2/21 on campus interviews held

3/17 candidate accepted position

Columbus State University (Columbus, GA, USA). Assistant Professor of Theatre. No deadline.[]

1/30 - On-campus interviews held 1/19-1/25. Decision pending.

12/17 — Has anyone heard something?

Duke University (Durham, NC, USA). Assistant Professor of Practice of Theatre Studies. Deadline: November 12, 2021.[]

12/7 - Zoom Interviews Requested with dates on 12/13 & 12/14

12/21 - rejection email received

3/14 - Candidate accepted the position

Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA, USA). Department of Theatre and Dance - Tenure-Track Appointment in Performance Studies beginning Fall 2022. Deadline: November 1st, 2021. FT.[]

11/15 — booking of interviews on next Friday and Monday (x1)

12/28 — Any news?

12/29 - Campus visits held 12/6-10, but no word since

1/31 - Email saying position filled.

Hamilton College (Clinton, NY, USA). Assistant Professor Theatre (global performance history and theory). October 14, 2021. TT. FT.[]

10/25 - rejection email received, no details provided X5

10/15 — rejection email received, suggested that they had made a selection already.

New York University (New York, USA). Two Assistant Professor positions in African American or Black Diasporic Literature and Performance; NYU Department of English. October 1, 2021. TT. FT.[] Updates:

New York University/Tisch School of the Arts (New York, USA). Assistant Professor in African American Theater and Performance; NYU Department of Drama. October 30, 2021. TT. FT.[]

Updates: 12/4 - Currently conducting campus visits with finalists.

Position filled.

Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN, USA). Assistant Professor of Theatre History, Literature and Criticism. November 19, 2021. TT. FT.[]

12/17 — Has anyone heard something?

12/7 _ haven't heard anything either.

12/30 _ email requesting zoom interviews went out last week

1/17 - zoom interviews week of 1/10

1/31- any news?

1/31 - not that i've heard

1/31 - Invite for on campus interview

Position Filled

Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester, NY). Open deadline. Assistant Professor. TT. FT.[]

4/5 - zoom interview scheduled

4/14- invitation for on campus interview

Offer accepted.

St Edwards University (Austin, TX) Assistant Professor Resident Director -tenure track[]

2/1 campus interviews started

3/17 anyone heard anything?

SUNY Oswego (Oswego, NY). Chaiperson and Associate Professor of Theatre Design. TT. FT. No deadline.[]

Position filled.

Swarthmore College (PA, USA). Assistant Professor in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism. December 1, 2021. TT. FT.[] --

1/3 - any word?

1/4 - nope (x2)

2/1 - any news?

2/10 - nope (x3)

Some first round interviews in late January.

3/14 - An offer has been extended.

3/14 - rejection email received, the committee extended an offer to a finalist, who accepted

The New School for Social Research (NY, USA). Associate Professor of Contemporary Theater and Performance. No deadline.[]

12/20 - invitation to finalist round of interviews

University of Florida (FL, USA). Assistant Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies. December 1, 2021. TT. FT.[]

12/15 - generic rejection (x3)

12/22 - I haven't heard anything from them

Some first round interviews took place in mid-late December

University of Georgia (Athens, GA). Assistant Professor in Theatre and Film Studies (jt. appt. with African American Studies). Feb. 5, 2022. TT, FT.[]

Candidates invited to campus for Mid March site visits

University of Houston (Houston, TX. Assistant Professor, Theatre Studies. No Deadline (posted November 22, 2021). TT. FT.[]

1/5 - Zoom Interview Request (x2)

2/4 - On campus visits scheduled for mid- to late-February

3/24 - Any word?

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV, USA). Theatre Historian/Dramaturgy, Assistant Professor. December 1, 2021. TT. FT.[]

2/5 - anything?

2/12 - request for zoom interview

3/31 - have campus visits happened?

4/1 - Invitation to on campus interview

5/20 - offer accepted

University of Pittsburgh - Greensburg (PA, USA). Assistant Professor in Theatre. November 1, 2021. NT. FT.[] Updates:

1/17 - On campus interviews week of 1/10

2/10 - Position Filled

University of South Carolina[]

2/2 Zoom interview

4/11 any updates?

Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT, USA). Assistant Professor of Movement and Voice in the Department of Theater. October 15, 2021. TT. FT.[]

-Zoom interview-slots were available until Nov 18th.

Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA, USA). Assistant Professor of Theatre History. November 12, 2021. TT. FT.[]

12/28 - Any word?

2/18 - Rejection Received

Jobs with 2022 Application Deadlines[]

Colgate University (Hamilton, NY, USA). Visiting Assistant Professor of Design. March 21, 2022.[]

Colgate University (Hamilton, NY, USA). Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Practice. March 7, 2022.[]

Columbia University (New York City, NY, USA). Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor of Theatre Arts (Playwriting) in the Faculty of the Arts. March 1, 2022.[]

Columbia University (New York City, NY, USA) Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre: March 1, 2022[]

3/25: Any news?

4/20: request for a first round Zoom interview

--> when are the first round of Zoom interviews scheduled for?

4/30 first round Zoom interviews scheduled for either April, 27, April 28, or May 4. Interviewees sign up for a 30 min interview on a date/time that works for them.

—> thank you!

5/6 have invites for campus visits gone out yet?

-->I had a Zoom interview but have not received an invitation for campus visit or rejection email. Here's to the waiting game. Cheers!

—> thanks!

5/13: Any news?

5/14: Received invitation for second-round talk/interview/student meetings via Zoom.

--> when are the second-round virtual visits taking place? thanks!

--> Second-round virtual visits scheduled for May 23, May 24, May 31, Jun 1, or Jun 2.

6/10: Any updates?

6/11: I haven't heard anything yet but I was emailed on 6/2 with a timeline stating that they hoped to extend an invite to campus within "a week or so." I suspect we'll know very soon!

--> They've narrowed the pool to two candidates who will have final in-person visits next week.

--> Have the final two candidates been notified?

--> Wait, are the campus visits this week or next?

6/19: Has anyone heard anything?

7/5: official generic rejection email received 7/1.

CSU Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA). Assistant Professor of Theatre History and Literature. January 3, 2022. TT. FT.[]

12/28 - Received email that committee will review applications in January

1/14 - Additional materials requested

2/9 - Zoom interviews scheduled

4/19--Any update?

DePauw University (Greencastle, IN, USA). Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication and Theatre. March 14, 2022. NTT. FT.[]

3/18 - Zoom interview scheduled

4/8 - invitation for campus interview

5/5 - candidate selected and accepted

Florida State University University (Tallahassee, FL, USA). Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theatre Studies. Deadline: February 1, 2022. NT. FT.[]

3/29--any update?

4/19-- rejection email. Position filled.

George Washington University (Washington D.C.). Assistant Professor of Theatre. January 3, 2022. TT. FT.[]

2/7 - Any word?

2/10 - nope (x2)

2/28 - Checked on status of application and was told interviews are being conducted

3/22 - anyone know the status of this search? Has an offer been made?

5/10 Received rejection email

Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, MI). Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre in Scenic Design/Technical Direction. Deadline: February 26, 2022. NT. FT.[]

Indiana University (Bloomington, IN, USA). Visiting Assistant Professor in History, Theory and Literature Area (Theatre). February 18, 2022. NT. FT.[]

3/3 - request for interview

4/19-- rejection email. Position filled.

Lake Superior State University (Sault Ste. Marie, MI, US). Assistant Professor of Theatre (acting, theatre history, directing). No deadline. TT. FT.[][]

2/21 - request for interview

2/25 - Zoom interview

3/8 - invitation for campus interview

Limestone University (Gaffney, SC, USA). Assistant Professor of Theatre. No deadline. TT. FT.[]

1/21 - Invitation to Zoom interview

2/4 - Zoom interview

2/14 - Invitation to campus interview

2/21--3/4 -- On-campus interviews

Loyola University Chicago (IL, USA) Assistant Professor in Theatre. February 15, 2022. TT. FT.[]

3/4 - Semi-finalist zoom interview request

Niagara University (Niagara University, NY, USA). Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts (Costume Technology) Priority Deadline February 4th, 2022.[][]

Norfolk State University (Norfolk, VA, USA)

4 vacancies (TD, lighting, Costume, and Office Assistant)

They all are one-year positions to begin ASAP. All positions can be renewed.

Penn State (University Park, PA). Assistant Teaching Professor of Theatre. March 25th, 2022. NTT. FT.[]

4/1- Request for zoom interview

5/9 - Any update?

Purchase College/State University of New York (Westchester, NY, USA). Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance. February 4th, 2022. TT. FT.[]

Queens College/City University of New York (New York City, NY, USA). Assistant Professor of Directing. January 10, 2022. TT. FT.[]

2/21 — Any news?

Sacramento State University (CA, USA) Assistant Professor of Theatre in Critical Theory, Dramatic Literature, and Practice. February 1, 2022. TT. FT.[]

2/28--request for zoom interview next week (x2)

Request for finalist interviews 3/18

Position filled

Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO). Assistant Professor, Theatre. January 15, 2022. FT. TT.[]

1/27 Any update on this position?

1/27 Some first-round interviews happened this week.

4/15 -- Any update?

position filled.

San Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA). Associate Professor of Drama (Acting). March 24, 2022. TT. FT.[]

Apply at Delta College portal.

Southern Illinois University, SIU (Carbondale, IL) Assistant Professor of Practice, Theater - History and Dramaturgy). March 14, 2022. NTT. FT.[]

3/31 - references called and request for letters of recommendation

4/8 - request for finalist interview (x2)

5/24 -offer extended

The California State University (San José, CA, USA). Associate Professor - Film and Theatre - Theatre History. February, 1st, 2022. FT.[]

University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT, USA). Assistant Professor of Sound Design. Priority Deadline February 28, 2022, Closing Deadline March 16, 2022. FT. TT.[]

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL, USA). Collegiate Assistant Professor in Theater & Performance Studies. February 20, 2022. NT. FT.[]

3/15- any news?

3/18 nope (x3)

4/19 Still nothing?

4/19 I emailed the referent person a few days ago and they said the committee would have a roster of candidates to interview by Monday 04/18. I have not been invited to interview or rejected.

4/20 Rejection received

University of Hartford (Hartford, CT, USA). Associate Professor of Theatre. No deadline. TT.[]

2/18 — 1st round interview

University of Southern California, Roski School of Art & Design (Los Angeles, CA). Assistant Professor Critical Studies (Including Performance Studies). January 1, 2022. FT. TT.[]

Also listed under Art History

2/21 — Any news?

4/17— does anyone know if an offer has been made?

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse (La Crosse, WI). Assistant Professor - Theatre Studies. January 15, 2022. FT. TT.[]

2/28 - Any news?

3/18- Rejected, candidate selected.

Word on the Street[]

11/15 - Has anyone heard from Alfred University? I haven't heard anything yet, although I did notice they already have someone on a VAP line this semester.

  • 11/15- Haven't heard anything from Alfred.
  • 11/19- I received an email booking a phone interview for the next week (x1)

2/11/22 UGA has scheduled first round of interviews. Applications still open until finalists identified.

2/13 - So this Swarthmore job no one has heard from, does anyone know if this is an internal hire?

* It's a real hire. Campus visits were underway during the last few weeks.
3/17 - Has anyone heard from St Edwards University ?

3/24 St Edwards extended offer to 2nd candidate

3/21 - Any word from Millsaps College? I know finalist interviews happened. Just curious whether an offer has been made.

3/25-Any news on Bard College at Simon's Rock? Wondering if they have conducting first round interviews yet.

*First round zoom interview scheduled 3/28

3/25 Any news from Carnegie Mellon positions after the first round of interviews?

3/30 - Has anyone heard from/or know the status of these schools search? High Point University, Seattle University, Milligan University, College of DuPage, or University of Maine?

4/14 Rejection email from DuPage

4/6 University of Maine, Rejection Email

4/1- Has anyone heard from University of Waterloo?

^^4/1 Nothing here.

4/20 Still nothing? (Re: U of Waterloo)

4/25 Has anyone heard from Simon Fraser University School for Contemporary Arts?

^^4/25- Haven't heard anything!

5/10 Has anyone heard from Nova Southeastern University or Eastern New Mexico University?

5/22 Has anyone heard from Nazareth College?

6/28 Has anyone heard about this job at Trinity Rep/Brown?