Theatre and Performing Arts Jobs 2018-2019
This wiki page is for listings for faculty positions in theatre and other related performing arts fields (performance studies, etc.) with start dates in 2019.
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- See also: English Literature 2018-2019
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Demographics (or, who's looking). Please update your "status" and the total.
- ABD = 6
- PhD = 16
- MFA & MA =1
- MFA & DFA =1
- MFA & ABD =
- MFA & PhD = 6
- MA & MFA =
- MFA & MLitt =
- MFA, MLitt, & MRes =
- MFA = 5
- MFA & Voice Certification = 2
- MA =
- MDanceSt =
- TOTAL = 32
- NOTE: please retabulate when you add yourself to one of the categories.
Current Position Held
- Assistant Professor (current) = 10
- Associate Professor (current) = 5
- Full Professor (current) = 2
- CC Instructor = 1
- Non-Tenure Track Instructor/VAP (current) = 4
- Adjunct = 5
- Full-Time College Theatre Staff=
- University Administrative Staff = 1
- Post-Doctoral Fellow =
- HS Theatre & CC Adjunct =
- No Academic Position Currently =
- Graduate Student = 2
- Just Looking = 2
- Theatre Department Staff/PT Faculty =
- Artist and Independent Scholar =1
- 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 = 27
- NOTE: please retabulate when you add yourself to one of the categories.
Types of Positions Being Sought
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 = 12
- Acting = 6
- Acting and Music Theatre = 1
- Playwriting =1
- Directing = 4
- Voice & Speech = 1
- Movement =8
- Musical Theatre =
- Dramaturgy = 5
- Lit/Crit/History/Theory = 12
- Performance Studies = 7
- Dance Studies =
- Design = 2
- Costume/Makeup Design =2
- Scenic Design =
- Lighting Design = 1
- Sound Design = 1
- Technical Direction =
- Theatre Education = 3
- Arts Administration =
- Department Chair = 2
- Devising = 2
2018-19 Theatre Jobs - Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions
The Department of Performance Design and Technology in the Division of Performing Arts at Alfred University is seeking applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in Scenography. Appointment begins in August, 2019.
The Department of Performance Design and Technology is actively creating a major program and this position will be responsible for collaboratively developing this innovative program with other faculty members in the arts.
The teaching responsibilities of 12 credits per semester include Principles in Design, advanced courses in areas of design and stage management, and designing for divisional productions. The successful candidate will also engage in divisional, university-wide and community service, in advising students, and in other administrative duties expected from faculty.
The Division of Performing Arts includes four departments: theater, music, dance, and performance design and technology housed in excellent facilities.
The Division of Performing Arts, with six regular full-time, two visiting full-time, three part-time, and five adjunct faculty, is part of Alfred University, an accredited member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The educational programs in Performing Arts are open to and serve the entire campus community of 1,900 students.
An MFA (preferred) or MA in an area of design for theater or their equivalent is required, with a dedicated commitment to excellence in teaching with record of active performance practice.
Candidates should have excellent collaboration and teaching skills and have expertise in at least two areas of design - lighting, scenic, and/or costumes.
Candidates should demonstrate strong scholarship and/or artistic practice and have demonstrable excellent skills in teaching undergraduates from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
A minimum of three years of previous college-level teaching experience is preferred.
Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information of three references, and link(s) to your digital portfolio to email@example.com referencing "Performing Arts-Design" in the subject line.
- Review of application materials will begin November 29, 2018 and continue until the position has been filled.
(Offer Accepted) The Department of Theatre in the Division of Performing Arts at Alfred University is seeking applications for a tenure track position as Assistant or Associate Professor from candidates with a full background in theatre arts, theater history, criticism, and script analysis, who have the ability to teach classes in all of these areas with an emphasis on performance courses. Appointment date is August, 2019.
The teaching responsibilities of 12 credits per semester include courses in script analysis, introduction to the theater, theater history, acting and directing, as well as directing department productions. Professional development will include advancing and growth in creative work and scholarly research. The successful candidate will engage in divisional, university-wide and community service, in advising students, and in other administrative duties expected from faculty.
The Division of Performing Arts includes four departments: theater, music, dance and performance design and technology housed in excellent state-of-the-art facilities.
The Division of Performing Arts, with six regular full-time, two visiting full-time, three part-time, and five adjunct faculty, is part of Alfred University, an accredited member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The educational programs in performing arts are open to and serve the entire campus community of 1,900 students.
An MFA or PhD in Theatre or their equivalent is required along with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching with record of active performance practice. Administrative experience in the oversight of a theatre program, such as department chair, is desirable.
Candidates should display strong scholarship and/or artistic practice with an interest in developing and recruiting for the BA Program in Theatre.
Candidates should have demonstrable skills in teaching undergraduates from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Applicants should have the desire and ability to teach and direct in a range of styles and time periods.
Candidates with ambitions for and experience in administrative leadership in a growing Division of Performing Arts are encouraged to apply.
A minimum of three years of previous college-level teaching experience is preferred.
Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement, a directing philosophy statement, and the names and contact information of three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention "Performing Arts-Theater" in the subject line.
- Review of application materials will begin December 1, 2018 and continue until the position has been filled.
Skype Interview 12/17
Any news? I know they contacted references shortly after the skype interview, but that was a while ago. Silence since...
The Department of Theater and Dance at Baldwin Walla ce University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position, Assistant Professor, to begin in August 2019. This position presents an opportunity to join a vibrant faculty within a growing department that offers four disciplines of study: Acting & Directing, Dance, Technical Theater, and Stage Management, as well as a new B.F.A. in Acting. Applicants must have a minimum of a Master's of Fine Arts in Acting, three years teaching at the university or conservatory level, and a proven record of professional theater work. Preference given to those candidates that have a strong experience teaching Acting (all levels) and a movement specialist in three or more of the following areas: Clown, LeCoq Technique, neutral and character mask, Meyerhold's Biomechanics, Suzuki Technique, Laban, The Alexander Technique (certification), Yoga (E-RYT 500) and Viewpoints. The department works closely with the Conservatory of Music's nationally recognized Music Theatre program and Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland's professional classical theatre company.
The successful candidate must possess a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, mentoring, and research. All faculty members are expected to participate in professional development activities, assist students in their personal and professional development, and participate in university and departmental service as well as faculty governance. Also necessary is a record of accomplishment in working with students, colleagues, and community members with multicultural and intercultural perspectives.
The University offers an outstanding benefits package, and seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. The benefits package includes funding for professional travel, summer grant opportunities, and tuition benefits for immediate family. Baldwin Wallace University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, creed, age, disabilities, national origin, gender or sexual orientation in the administration of any policies or programs.
Founded in 1845, Baldwin Wallace University is an independent, coeducational comprehensive institution in the liberal arts tradition and is located 15 miles southwest of downtown Cleveland. Baldwin Wallace enrolls approximately 3,000 full-time undergraduate day students, 250 part-time students in evening and weekend programs, and 900 full and part-time graduate students.
Applications must be submitted online at https://www.bw.edu/employment Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit via one (1) Word document or one (1) PDF file containing a cover letter, curriculum vita, contact information for three references, statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of effective teaching and professional work must be uploaded at the time of application. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Brandeis University (MA) - TT Assistant Professor of African American Theater and Performance SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE
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: https://www.brandeis.edu/diversity/what-webelieve.html
- 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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11869. The term of employment will begin July 1, 2019.
Skype Interviews — 12/6/18
Brown University (RI) - TT Open Rank Position in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies: Playwriting SKYPE INTERVIEWS COMPLETED
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: http://apply.interfolio.com/51719
Skype interviews have taken place. Any updates?
California State University, Fullerton (CA) - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor - Theatre History/Dramatic Literature - ZOOM INTERVIEW STAGE - ANY UPDATES?
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: http://www.fullerton.edu/arts/theatredance/
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 http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php
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: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment 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 email@example.com, 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.
- Any news on this one? (1/12/19)
- Still waiting as well (1/13/19)
- Anyone heard any updates on this one? (2/2/19)
- They have just started to review applications.
- 2/27 - asked for Zoom interview
California State University Northridge (CA) -- TT Assistant Professor of Theatre History FAILED SEARCH
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THEATRE HISTORY, DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY NORTHRIDGE.
Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication, Department of Theatre seeks a tenure-track, full-time faculty in history beginning fall 2019. Teach introductory and advanced courses in Theatre History, Dramatic Literature, and Theory/Criticism; World Drama and Performance in general education; graduate seminars in area of specialization. Student advisement and duties on department, college and university committees required.
For reappointment, promotion, and tenure, emphasis will be on teaching effectiveness, research/scholarly achievement, and service to the University and community. Successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate in restructuring the M.A. program. Required Qualifications: Ph.D in Theatre/Performance; ABDs encouraged to apply; degree completed by August 21, 2019. Teaching experience at university/college level required. Three years of teaching experience at university/college level, preferred. Demonstrated ability and experience teaching world traditions in theatre history and literature required; experience teaching Latin-American, African, Arabic or Asian theatre and drama, preferred. Strengths or related experience in dramaturgy, performance research, digital histories, applied theatre; research showing an interdisciplinary scope that demonstrates a global perspective, preferred.
- Application Deadline: November 30, 2018. The search will continue until filled. For more information, full position announcement, and to apply, visit: http://www.csun.edu/mike-curb-arts-media-communication/theatre/employment-opportunities
- Any news? (1/13/19)
- Skype interviews set for mid Jan. Email came early January.
- 2/10 Campus Interview scheduled
- 5/24 Email saying "position will not be filled at this time".
California State University San Marcos (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Latinx/Chicanx/Afro-Latinx Theatre/Performance CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE - ANY UPDATES?
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: https://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities/faculty_jobs/theatre.html
Invites for Zoom Interview have taken place. Invites for Campus Interview have been sent out. - ANY UPDATES?
California State University, Stanislaus (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre - Performance (Acting/Directing) Video Conference Interview Stage
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 - Voice SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE
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.
Click the following link to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/55827
- Applications will be accepted through December 15, 2018. Please submit Cover Letter, CV, Teaching Philosophy, and a document listing three references including contact information.
- 2/6/19: Invites for Skype interviews, to take place 2/12-13.
- 3/26/19: Rejection email received.
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: https://apply.interfolio.com/51557
- Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2018. Please submit Cover Letter, CV, Teaching Philosophy, and a document listing three references including contact information.
2/1/19: I hear that they have moved to campus interviews from another candidate, who made the first round. I was never contacted or sent a rejection letter.
5/1/19: Initial Group of Finalists Failed. Second Group of Finalists Called In. Head of MFA Directing Program Resigned to take the position as Chair of the Theater Department at Sarah Lawrence. This search has become a boondoggle for such an esteemed institution.
5/15/19: Position filled.
The Colby College Department of Theater and Dance seeks two new colleagues to innovate with us. Building upon strong traditions and a current campus climate of invention, including bold, new initiatives in the arts and humanities, the Department of Theater and Dance sees exciting potential for innovative curricular redefinition. We will work towards a flexible, integrated curriculum in Contemporary Performance with a focus on original and hybrid performance work that deliberately leverages the resources and ethos of our liberal arts context. That vision hinges on three core values: collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and the merging of theory and praxis. We believe that the best artists think liberally and broadly and engage critically with their own work and with social and political discourses beyond the fields of Dance and Theater.
Teaching responsibilities will include acting, directing, or performance studies; additional teaching responsibilities will defined by the candidate's strengths, and successful candidates will understand specifically how their work will function within a progressive liberal arts context. While precise area(s) of expertise are open, we especially seek scholars and artists with areas of expertise in original work, hybrid forms. Other areas might include scripting and/or devised performance, immersive performance, multi-media performance, site-specific or community-based performance, contemporary performance theory, and professional practice in any performance-based discipline.
Successful candidates will have a particular investment in the liberal arts context; a record of teaching excellence; evidence of leadership and innovation in the classroom, studio, and/or on stage; active engagement with professional spheres; experience in cross-disciplinary collaboration; and a strong creative and/or scholarly research agenda. We are especially interested in candidates who will promote diversity, inclusion, and equity at Colby through their teaching, research, and service. Candidates must have a terminal degree in their primary research area. The successful candidate should be able to propose bold new ideas, challenge pedagogical assumptions, and collaborate with current faculty and staff to develop and enact a new vision.
Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college recognized for excellence in undergraduate education and close student-faculty interaction. Applicants should submit a 1-2 page cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a concise statement of teaching philosophy including their perspective about how the arts function in the liberal arts context, a concise statement of research interests with video links or writing samples, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio at the following link https://apply.interfolio.com/57237.
Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled.
- Email went out today requesting a video interview (2/18)
- Invitation for campus visit schedule in March (2/24)
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 http://www.upstatenyherc.org.
- Review of applications will begin December 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three references through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11966
The Department of Theater at Colgate University invites applications for a one year visiting assistant professor position in the field of acting. The position will begin fall 2019 and may have the possibility of a one year renewal. The teaching assignment of five courses per year will include at least one section of Introduction to Acting, additional acting courses in the candidate’s field of specialization, and the possibility of directing a mainstage production. The areas of expertise are open, but candidates with experience in physically-based approaches to performance are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates whose teaching and research demonstrate a grounding in traditional theater techniques while exploring the intercultural and interdisciplinary boundaries of performance are also of interest. Acting courses in the Colgate University Department of Theater foster collaboration, imagination, and self-awareness, and encourage students to explore the connection between internal life and physical expression. The Department welcomes applications from candidates whose professional performance work informs both their teaching and their creative practice. Degree Requirements: Completion of an M.F.A. in Acting or a closely related field is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, an online work sample and three current reference letters through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12937.
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. Review of applications begins February 5, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. 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 veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any 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 www.upstatenyherc.org.
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The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) seeks an experienced and accomplished, full-time, tenured or tenure-track teacher of acting, and stage director to chair its renowned musical theatre BFA program. Faculty duties may include teaching undergraduate courses for the BFA in the musical theatre degree in acting, audition techniques, musical theatre history and styles, as well as directing musicals for the mainstage and studio seasons, and directing student showcases. All faculty are expected to provide service to the college and university by membership on committees for promotion and tenure, academic course development, and faculty searches to name a few.
Department Chair duties will include leading the department in:
- Management and supervision of musical theatre department
- Creation of class schedules and course development
- Artistic season planning and coordination of showcases
- Long-range strategic planning for department
- Preparation and management of departmental budget
- Student recruitment and retention
- Facilitating guest artists and master classes
- Other customary administrative duties
Recruiting and annual student showcases may necessitate travel within the US.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must hold a terminal degree in theatre or musical theatre (performance or directing) or equivalent professional experience, with significant experience in musical theatre. Candidates must have a minimum of five years teaching and directing experience at the university and/or professional level.
Preferred Qualifications: The Candidate should be a proven artist/teacher with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and willing to become part of a highly collaborative and experienced faculty.
Salary: Commensurate with rank, qualifications and experience.
Start Date: August 15, 2019.
To Apply: To apply for position 35698, go online at jobs.uc.edu and submit a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae, contact information for at least three references, and a one page statement on diversity and inclusion as it directly relates to your teaching, research, contributions and/or mentoring. Other materials such as publications, articles, or videos are optional, but encouraged. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. FOR ALL FACULTY HIRES OFFICIAL ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS WILL BE REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF HIRE.
The Theatre and Dance Department at Colorado College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in dramatic writing at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2019. Colorado College takes an interdisciplinary approach to dramatic writing, which encompasses stage plays and other theatrical genres, such as performance poetry, solo performance, screenwriting, and devised theatre. In addition to writing, candidates may teach courses about historical or contemporary dramatic literature or stage faculty and student work. The position emphasizes the importance of race and culture in performance and is designed to intersect with other academic departments, including Race, Ethnic and Migration Studies, Feminist and Gender Studies, Southwest Studies, or Asian Studies.
The College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. Applicants should describe the ways in which they can contribute to this goal in their cover letter. Applications should also include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and a graduate school transcript. Applicants must possess an MFA and/or Ph.D. in playwriting, creative writing, performance studies, or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates who have a record of publishing or performing at a national or international level.
One distinguishing feature of Colorado College is its Block plan, in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, and professors teach six of the eight blocks in an academic year. Applicants should provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available. The department seeks a scholar with exemplary teaching experience who can mentor our dance students and teach students across disciplines, and pursue an active course of scholarship and research. For more information about the Department of Theatre and Dance view our website at https://www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/theatredance/about-the-department.html
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018. For more information, contact Ryan Platt, Associate Professor of Performance Studies: email@example.com.
Colorado College is an equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the diversity of its academic community. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity or expression, disability, or sexual orientation in our educational programs and activities or our employment practices.
Preferred Qualifications: M.F.A. or Ph.D.
Minimum Qualifications: M.F.A. or Ph.D. is required, but ABD will be considered if degree is completed by the start of employment
This 10-month, full-time, annually renewable position will serve to help build and shape a growing major program. The College seeks an artist and scholar in the Theatre Program who specializes in Acting.
The successful candidate's philosophy and approach should be primarily informed by Stanislavski and Meisner-based actor training, while candidates whose approaches also include other traditions or methods are encouraged to apply.
- Teaching responsibilities at 5 courses per semester;
- Hold office hours as required and meet with students by appointment;
- Coach and mentor students of diverse levels of proficiency;
- Directing one stage production per academic year;
- Participate in committees as assigned, attend school and program meetings;
- Actively participate in recruitment activities;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master's degree with related experience in Theatre or Acting and/or prominent professional credits, including excellence in teaching acting at the college level or in a conservatory setting;
- A substantial and sustained body of theatre practice and production credits, in addition to strong evidence of contemporary stage directing and pedagogical practices;
- One additional area of specialization, e.g. acting for the screen, dramaturgy, theatre history and theory, Shakespeare and period theatre, theatre education, devised theatre, production design, stage combat, or dramatic structure and playwriting;
- A commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds is essential;
- An ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning.
Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.
The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. Dean College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees and the College participates in the Federally-mandated E-Verify program.
The Assistant Dean of Students, located on the second floor of the Campus Center, telephone 508-541-1841, coordinates the college's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Act.
The Director of Human Resources on the first floor of Dean Hall, telephone, 508-541-1681 coordinates the college's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
The Dean College Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available on this link.
The Dean College Athletics Department is a Provisional Division III member of the NCAA and competes as a member of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), and the USCAA and complies with all NCAA Division III Rules and Regulations.
Please submit your cover letter, resume, all unofficial transcripts; and contact information of three references.
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Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Academic Year 2019-2020
Assistant Professor of Acting:
The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago invites applications for a full-time tenure track acting faculty appointment beginning Fall 2019. We seek an Acting teacher who is a multi-disciplinary artist, passionate about teaching, collaborating, and contributing as part of a faculty re-shaping our conservatory for the current/future field on stage, screen, and in new media.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching across a variety of settings will be considered.
Candidates must possess a current, recognized, professional practice. We will consider candidates who have extensive professional experience equivalent to having a terminal degree, and/or an MFA/PHD. Courses will be determined by a combination of the Schools' needs and the candidate's expertise, which could include: Acting for Film & Television, Content Creation for Actors, Shakespeare and other Classical Texts, Contemporary Heightened Language, Contemporary Scene Study, Solo Performance, and/or other courses using methodologies ranging from Stanislavski, to Non-Western, and more Contemporary approaches. Additional expertise in African-American, Latinx, Indigenous, or Asian-American theatre is valued.
This position requires excellent mentoring skills, cultural competency, and success with talent at early stages of professional artistic development. Faculty play a central role in our production season; directing students in productions, regularly advising and evaluating students on both course and production work, and participating in service activities for the School.
Long recognized as one of America's top training institutions, The Theatre School was founded as the Goodman School of Drama in 1925 and is deeply rooted in Chicago's traditions of ensemble, physicality, and play. Our faculty is made up of artists who are actively shaping the profession in Chicago's world-class theater community, nationally and internationally. Graduates go on to lead the profession on stage and screen. Alumni include Kiki Layne, Joe Keery, Tarrell Alvin McCraney, Judy Greer, Gillian Anderson, John C Reilly, Charlayne Woodard, Ted Wass, Ann Dowd, Joe Mantegna, and Viola Spolin. Production is an integral part of the training and aims to serve Chicago's dynamic community through new and established works for stage and screen, serving to enhance the intellectual and cultural life of our university, our city and the profession. Recent productions include alum Nambi Kelly's adaptation of NATIVE SON, Tarrell Alvin McCraney's WIG OUT, Qui Nguyen's SHE KILLS MONSTERS, Shakespeare's HENRT VI, PART 3 and Quiara Alegria Hudes' WATER BY THE SPOONFUL.
With a proven record of fostering voices reflecting the diverse cultural makeup of Chicago, we seek someone passionate about continuing that mission; candidates of color, differently abled, and gender non-conforming, are strongly encouraged to apply.
DePaul University is a thriving multi-faceted Catholic, Vincentian, and urban university with ten schools and colleges, two main campuses, and enrollment of over 23,000 students. The Theatre School, located on the university's Lincoln Park campus, enrolls 365 students in 12 undergraduate and 3 graduate programs. Our faculty (27 Full time and 74 part time) includes leading Chicago theatre artists across all disciplines.
Because the School seeks faculty members who bring a critical perspective to issues of diversity and multiculturalism, candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Deadlines: Please apply online as soon as possible at: http://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/postings/2224 and include a cover letter (which includes a personal statement and teaching philosophy) and CV/resume. All applicants must apply online in order to be considered (paper applications will not be accepted). Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later stage of the search process. Application closes on January 5, 2019.
The Department of Performing Arts invites applications for a position in Scene Study/Acting at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level or as Associate Professor with tenure. The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through ongoing engagement with students both inside and outside of the classroom in addition to traditional creative work, teaching, and service. The appointment begins September 1, 2019 with a mandatory 2-day orientation August 22 & 23, 2019.
Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.
The Department of Performing Arts is home to one of the nation’s leading programs in theatrical performance, design, stage management, and theatre education. With a team of 90 full- and part-time faculty and theatre staff members, the department enrolls 530 students in nine distinct undergraduate programs and one graduate program. The department offers BFA degrees in Theatre, Theatre Education, Theatre Design Technology, Stage & Screen Design Technology, Stage & Production Management, Musical Theatre, Acting, Theatre & Performance, and Theatre Education & Performance; general education courses in theatre studies; and an MA degree in Theatre Education. Emerson Stage, the production organization within the department, produces eight to ten fully staged major productions annually in five theatres, with additional production opportunities available to our students through curricular projects, student theatre organizations and ArtsEmerson, the College’s professional presenting company.
Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major arts institutions, performing art venues, and research centers. The college enrolls 4,446 undergraduate and graduate students from 52 countries and all 50 states.
We encourage applications from candidates who use theatre to expose power relationships and oppressive practices that are normalized in dominant culture and who explore race, gender, and class dynamics through their work. Candidates must have demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A strong commitment to undergraduate education beyond the classroom is essential.
Primary responsibilities for this position include teaching Scene Study and Advanced Acting courses in the BFA Theater & Performance and BFA Acting programs. Candidates should be able to address issues of race and representation in these courses. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, mentoring students, assisting in the admission audition process, advising on Emerson Stage productions, and serving on department and college committees. The department is engaged in identifying and removing barriers to admission and casting for working-class students and students of color. The successful candidate will bring expertise to this dialogue.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, a Statement of Teaching Philosophy, support material/links to professional work, and contact information for three references.
Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2018 but the position will remain open until filled.
The Department of Theater and Dance at Emory University invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Theater Studies, with a specialization in Acting. We seek a committed and experienced teacher of acting who is also active as a working artist with a recognized professional career. The teaching load for this position is 4 courses per academic year and qualified artists are expected to continue their acting career as a component of their research responsibility. Experience in Acting for the Screen and other media is highly desirable.
Emory’s Department of Theater and Dance offers a BA in Theater or Dance and a joint BA (with Creative Writing) in Playwriting. The department partners with Theater Emory, a professional Equity theater company, offering professional collaboration for faculty and students with the vibrant Atlanta theater scene.
Emory is a highly ranked research university: No. 21 among national universities (US News and World Reports 2018), No. 1 in Quality of Life and No. 11 in Location (Princeton Review 2018). Emory is located in the southeastern hub of Atlanta, Georgia, a destination arts city boasting a strong theater community and diversity of arts organizations: The Alliance Theatre (Regional Theater Tony Award), Horizon Theatre Company, Theatrical Outfit, Synchronicity Theatre, Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Out Of Hand Theater, The Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Ballet, and Atlanta Symphony. Georgia is also the No. 1 location for filmmaking in the U.S. and No. 2 in the world (2017).
Questions should be directed to Matt Jordan, Department Academic Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY invites applications for a tenure track, full-time Assistant Professor in Theatre Performance in the Department of Communication and Theatre beginning August 2019.
The successful candidate will possess a terminal degree (MFA or PhD), and the ability to teach courses in acting, stage movement, and other performance areas. Additional coursework might include dramatic literature, fight choreography, dance, theatre history, period styles, and other courses based upon the applicant's qualifications. The successful candidate must be a good classroom teacher with strong collaborative skills; will possess the ability to direct university theatre productions; and serve other committee and production responsibilities as needed.
Please submit a letter of application, resume, Curriculum Vitae, and copies of graduate school transcripts. Please also arrange for three letters of professional reference to be sent under separate cover. All materials should be submitted electronically to email@example.com. Review of completed applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot lawfully be considered by law.
To view additional information about Emporia State University please visit our web site at www.emporia.edu.
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Florida State University - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies -- CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Theatre Studies to begin in Fall 2019. The candidate will teach two courses each semester. Responsibilities include teaching World Theatre History I and II as well as courses such as Performance Theory, History of Dramatic Theory, and in areas of specialization. Areas of interest might include but are not limited to: Technology and Performance, African Performance, Asian Performance, and Caribbean Performance.
Completed applications will be reviewed beginning January 22nd and continue until position is filled.
For further information on our programs and current faculty expertise please see our website at http://theatre.fsu.edu. A PhD is required at point of hire. The ideal candidate will present evidence of 2 years of successful college or university teaching and will demonstrate collaborative and problem-solving abilities, a strong commitment to and evidence of teaching and mentoring student projects, and a record of professional activity and potential for scholarly publication at the level required by a Research-I University. A letter of intent, current CV, three letters of recommendation, and a recent publication or writing sample are required. Additional information and materials may be requested. Please see below on how to submit recommendation letters.
Skype interview request - 2/7
Campus interview request - 2/15
Georgetown University (DC) - Multi-Year NTT Assistant Teaching Professor in Theater and Performance Studies --CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE
The Theater & Performance Studies Program (TPST) in the Department of Performing Arts at Georgetown University is accepting applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor with expertise in Acting and a deep commitment to student mentoring. This three-year (renewable) non-tenure line appointment will begin August 2019, with full benefits. We seek candidates with an M.F.A. or Ph.D. who bring significant teaching experience at the college level who can fully participate in the life of the Georgetown community. Our active liberal arts program fosters the integration of creative and critical work, artistic excellence, and performance as a mode of social engagement. Candidates should bring expertise to teach undergraduate studio courses in Acting and Scene Study, and Physical Theater and/or Voice, plus single special topic classes (whether studios, seminars or lectures) that play to the candidate’s expertise in areas such as Theater for Social Change, Shakespeare, Hip Hop Theater, Ensemble, Culturally-Responsive Performance, Directing, and/or Solo Performance. We prioritize candidates who engage diversity, whether in global or local registers, as well as artist-scholars and teaching artists with crossover areas of creative expertise. The multi-year contract with full benefits includes a 3/3 equivalent teaching load plus participation in departmental service and governance. Depending on the candidate’s strengths, annual loads assigned by the department may include advisement of Georgetown’s robust co-curricular student theater, participation in our innovative TPST home season in the Davis Performing Arts Center and/or contributions for our community partnerships.
Application: Review of materials begins November 1, 2018. Applicants must apply electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Required materials for submission include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and three original letters of recommendation to Professor Maya Roth, Search Chair. Portfolios, where relevant, will be requested at a later date. Terminal degree required (M.F.A. or Ph.D.), buoyed by an active teaching and creative/research profile commensurate with the position.
Skype interviews on 12/11
Campus interview notifications 12/12/18
Hamilton College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre— CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE
Description The Theatre Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2019. We seek candidates to teach global performance history, acting non-realism, and related courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. ABD candidates will be considered, although those with a PhD or DFA are preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate active creative and scholarly research interests and activities, as well as significant professional artistic experience. The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter.
Qualifications We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience and interest in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse educational environment. Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity in your teaching, scholarship and/or teaching.
Application Instructions Candidates should submit materials via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/54068 and should include (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) sample syllabus, (4) teaching statement, and (5) please arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Craig Latrell, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com. The search will close on October 31th and our review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018.
- (11/28) - Skype interviews held today
- Campus interview held week of 2/11
Illinois State University (IL) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Acting with a Specialty in Musical Theatre
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 https://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/.
Additional Information: THE UNIVERSITY: A small-college experience with large-university opportunities. Illinois State University (http://www.illinoisstate.edu) 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 (http://visitbn.org/).
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.
- LINK: http://www.jobs.ilstu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75949
- 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.
Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Dramaturgy
Indiana University Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance seeks a professional dramaturg with evidence of an emerging national profile in Dramaturgy for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank. This position will design and lead a new MFA track in Dramaturgy recruiting students in 2019-2020 for an inaugural class in the fall of 2020.
The ideal candidate is experienced and actively working professionally on classical texts, new works, devised and applied theatre. Work with contemporary dance is desirable.
Position requires a faculty member who is an energetic, engaged and enthusiastic colleague ready to contribute to the intellectual life of our department.
The department upholds the standard that a dramaturg is a key member of an artistic team. This position will be expected to demonstrate the rigor and responsibility that this entails. Tenure track expectations include ongoing creative activity in dramaturgy in the profession. Peer reviewed publication in the industry can be considered in addition to creative activity to form an artist/scholar profile. Although dramaturgy on the department’s mainstage season is an important creative activity it is secondary to a clearly established national profile at the time of tenure consideration. Continued engagement with professional organizations such as LMDA, ATHE, ASTR are expected and service to the profession is highly desirable.
Position responsibilities include:
1. Curriculum development and standards of the new MFA track in Dramaturgy in collaboration with members of the Playwriting faculty, History, Theatre, and Literature faculty, and Department Chair. Maintain courses that reflect current practice in the industry.
2. Teach an annual course load of 4 three-credit courses during a 10-month academic year.
3. Mentor graduate dramaturg assignments on the mainstage season.
4. The Department Staff Dramaturg is also assigned to dramaturg on the season and advise undergraduate dramaturgs on the season.
5. Recruit graduate students for the MFA program and, in collaboration with the staff dramaturg and department faculty, help cultivate an active interest and participation among undergraduate students in dramaturgy and community engagement.
6. Serve on Departmental Committees at the discretion of the Chairperson
7. Work alongside our Staff Dramaturg to determine season assignments for student dramaturgs
8. Dramaturg one Main Stage production a season
9. Promote the Department and Program in the industry
- An MFA in Dramaturgy preferred or PhD in Theatre with evidence of strong practice in dramaturgy
- 3 to 5+ years of professional experience in literary management, or dramaturgy
- Evidence of creative activity in the industry
- Demonstrated evidence of teaching experience in college or university
-Membership in industry organizations such as LMDA, ATHE or ASTR.
Please submit: Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Cindi Severance, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Dramaturgy
Application review begins March 11, 2019 and applications accepted until position is filled.
Expected Start Date August 1st, 2019 Electronic applications including resumes, three letters of recommendation, cover letter with teaching philosophy and a statement of research/creative activity, link to websites or electronic portfolios should be submitted to: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/7549
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and supporting diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.
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 https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/lawrenceuniversity/About_Us.html 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 email@example.com .
- We will begin the review process on December 17, 2018. For further information or questions please contact Search Committee and Department Chair Timothy Troy, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Linfield College, an undergraduate liberal arts institution, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts in Scenic and Lighting Design to begin July 2019. This faculty member will focus on and provide leadership in the design facet of the theatre program. An MFA in scenic design completed by August 2019 required. Experience in scenic and lighting design required. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in scenic and lighting design and related topics, designing scenery and lighting for up to four main stage productions annually, and engaging in professional activity. Linfield College enrolls a diverse student body; 60% of students are New Majority students composed of students of color, first-generation, transfer, and Pell-eligible students. All applicants must demonstrate a promise of excellence in working with students from diverse backgrounds.
To apply, please complete the online application process at https://linfieldfaculty.applicantpool.com/jobs and attach the following documents under the Resume/CV tab: Curriculum vitae; letter of interest; teaching statement; a statement outlining the applicant's plan for contributing to diversity and inclusion within the Linfield community; evidence of teaching effectiveness, preferably including syllabi and teaching evaluations; online portfolio of creative work; undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable at application phase); a list of five references, including current email addresses and phone numbers.
- Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2018, and continue until the position has been filled. To apply complete the online application process at https://linfieldfaculty.applicantpool.com/jobs.
Qualifications: BA, BFA, or MFA in relevant field. Demonstrable excellence in teaching at the university level and/or professional mentorship in the field. Area of specialization in Sound Design for live performance. Successful candidates will demonstrate creative excellence in the field of sound design and have an extensive artistic portfolio. Ideal candidates may have experience in sound installation, composing, and/or innovative sound technology. Candidates must be conversant in industry standard computer software such as QLab, Logic, and ProTools.
A secondary design area (set, costume, lighting, video) or additional creative focus such as music composition, film and video game scoring, is preferred but not required.
Duties: The Technical Instructor in Design contributes to the creative and educational mission of the section as a hands-on designer and teacher. The responsibilities of the Technical Instructor in Sound Design will be divided into three areas: as a creator and teacher of the Music and Theater Arts (MTA) sound design curriculum; as a sound designer for faculty led productions; and participating in the operation our new MTA facility, W97. In the course of an academic year, a Technical Instructor teaches 3 undergraduate courses and designs 2 faculty directed student productions. Additional responsibilities include mentoring independent student projects and supporting studio presentations and theater arts classes.
Required Materials: Send a cover letter, a CV, two letters of recommendation, and one link to a website that contains a digital portfolio of supporting materials. Candidates are encouraged to take an expansive definition of sound design in their portfolio. Please include a syllabus for two classes that you have taught or would like to teach. Teaching evaluations to be provided if available.
Deadline: December 15, 2018
Apply only at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12317
MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.
Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO) - TT Theatre Faculty - offer accepted. 
Metropolitan State University of Denver is a comprehensive, liberal arts, baccalaureate-degree granting, urban university that offers arts and sciences, professional, and business courses and programs to a diverse student population in an atmosphere of mutual respect. Excellence in teaching and learning is MSU Denver's primary objective.
The mission of MSU Denver is to provide a high-quality, accessible, enriching education that prepares students for successful careers, post-graduate education, and lifelong learning in a multicultural, global, and technological society. To fulfill its mission, MSU Denver's diverse university community engages the community at large in scholarly inquiry, creative activity, and the application of knowledge.
The Department of Theatre produces two musicals and two dramas each year, develops and tours original works, and cultivates strong community partnerships as it moves forward with its goal of preeminence.
The Theatre Department maintains a consistent commitment to excellence and a basic philosophy that theatre is an inclusive experience that helps students develop skills that can support them as they work in a multitude of professions; thus, our program's motto is theatre as "Equipment for Living."
The Department of Theatre offers a BA in Theatre, BFA concentrations in Music Theatre and Applied Theatre Technology and Design, and a Theatre Minor. MSU Denver is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre ( NAST).
The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.
Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.
- Responsibilities include teaching a variety of theatre courses that may include but are not limited to: Directing, Introduction to Theatre, Basic & Advanced Acting (styles and/or film/TV), and Stage Movement (movement and/or dance movement for the actor).
- Potential to teach Improvisational Theatre, Acting for the Camera, Oral Interpretation, Readers Theatre, or other related performance fields.
- Teach four classes (12 credit hours per semester).
- Potential to direct up to two productions per academic year (3 credits of release/reassigned time per production) only as assigned.
- Work with the theatre faculty and staff to develop and maintain theatre program curriculum and facilities.
- Encourage relationship building with local and regional theatres for the purpose of internships, work opportunities, and job networking.
- Demonstrate the ability to support established departmental philosophies and policies while collaborating with other faculty, staff, administration, students, guest artists, and diverse student communities.
- Engage in professional development, service, and advising activities within the discipline (as determined by University and Departmental guidelines) and in consultation with the Chair of Theatre.
- Perform additional duties as assigned by the Chair of Theatre.
- This position reports to the Chair of Theatre.
- MSU Denver is particularly interested in applicants who have the ability to work with students from a wide range of backgrounds, are sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population, and have a demonstrated commitment to providing higher education access to under-represented groups.
- A Doctorate Degree plus two years of theatre experience in a professional setting; or
- An MFA plus three years of theatre experience in a professional setting; or
- A Master's Degree plus four years of theatre experience in a professional setting.
- Degree must be in theatre or related field.
- Degree must be completed by date of application.
- Experience, training, demonstrated excellence, and currency as a theatre director (non-musicals and musicals) at a professional or university level;
- Experience, training, demonstrated excellence, and currency as a performer and/or movement expert/professional (non-musicals and musicals) at a professional level.
- Experience, training, demonstrated excellence, and currency in voice production and vocal performance for the performer at a professional level.
- Primary experience in teaching Directing, Basic & Advanced Acting (styles and/or film/TV), Stage Movement (movement and/or dance movement for the actor), and Introduction to Theatre.
- Secondary experience in teaching Improvisational Theatre, Acting for the Camera, Oral Interpretation, Readers Theatre, or other related performance fields.
- Experience, knowledge, passion, and sensitivity to the educational needs of a diverse urban student population including (but not limited to) students of color, LBGTQIA students, student from low-income backgrounds, first-generation students, students with disabilities, undocumented students, non-traditional students, student veterans and English language learners.
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete applications received by November 6th, 2018 will receive full consideration. Position is open until filled.
In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system at www.msudenverjobs.com.
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Teaching Philosophy
- References: the names of three professional references and their contact information.
Official Transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.
Has anyone heard anything on this one???
2/15 - emailed that job has been filled.
MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full time, tenure-track faculty position in Directing (#130060) at assistant/associate rank. Start date for the position is August 1, 2019.
Primary responsibility includes instruction of studio and academic courses in Directing with a secondary teaching emphasis in Script Analysis. Other responsibilities may include teaching courses such as Acting, Introduction to Theatre, and/or other departmental courses as needed. Position requires ability to teach introductory and advanced level classes, advising and mentoring of undergraduate students, directing one or more shows in a co-curricular season, and leadership within a large liberal arts training program of approximately 120 undergraduate majors. Ongoing professional creative activity is expected.
Terminal degree ( MFA or PhD) in Theatre required by appointment date.
Applicants with a MFA in Directing and/or significant professional experience as a director will receive special consideration as will applicants with three or more year's university teaching in directing, script analysis, and related courses.
Salary and Benefits
Rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. Additionally, MTSU provides its employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:
- Health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as several other optional benefit plans
- Retirement savings programs that include your choice of two plans as well as three deferred compensation savings plans; mandatory 5% employee contribution
- An Employee Assistance Program
- Educational Assistance Programs
- Sick leave
Job Open Date: 10/05/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants
In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, a statement of Teaching Philosophy, and their Research Statement or Creative Activities (as appropriate to the discipline) at the time of online application submittal.
Applicants who do not successfully attach all required documentation cannot be considered. Edits to application/documents already submitted are allowed PRIOR to the Job Review Date for Optimal Consideration but not beyond.
Application/documents received by the review date will receive full consideration; however, the posting remains open and applications MAY BE submitted until the position is filled.
If you need assistance in applying or editing application/documents already submitted, please contact Faculty Recruitment Specialist at 615-898-5128.
If you have position specific questions, please contact Ms. Karla Barnes at 615-898-5986.
If selected for an on-campus interview, applicants should request official transcripts (not issued to student) of all college degrees be sent directly to Ms. Karla Barnes in the College of Liberal Arts prior to the interview. In order to complete an employment agreement, official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be provided. If transcripts are from a non-U.S. institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts both translated into English and evaluated by an approved credential evaluation organization.
Likewise, you will be required to provide names and contact information for three PROFESSIONAL recommendations (external to MTSU) during your application to the posting. If you are approved for the candidate pool, our online hiring system will then automatically generate solicitation for these letters using contact information you provided. The letters of recommendation must be professional (not personal) recommendations and should be returned via the link provided in the solicitation email. Letters must be current and specific to the job posting and may not be provided from a general dossier.
Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at http://www.mtsu.edu/police/docs/2018AnnualSecurityReport.pdf or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.
MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.
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 (https://ou.monmouthcollege.edu/academics/integrated-studies/). 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: https://ou.monmouthcollege.edu/about/mission-statement.aspx
- 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 email@example.com . Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and will continue until position is filled. EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement
1/25 - No email
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: http://performance.tisch.nyu.edu/page/home.html
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
- 3 letters of recommendation
- writing sample (25 pages maximum)
To apply, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/52186
- Review of materials will begin October 15, 2018.
- Any word yet? (11/2)
- Nothing here (11/4)
- or here (11/5)
- GH Interview Request (11/7)
- Campus interviews completed mid-December. Any news of an offer?
Rejection email 1/23/19
Queens College, CUNY (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies - CAMPUS VISITS - ANY UPDATES?
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 http://cuny.jobs 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.
Additional Materials Requested (1/7/19) (x3) (note: the email requesting more materials indicated that all applicants would be asked to submit a writing sample. is this just a generic request?) [Yes, I think it might be a generic request... did anyone apply and NOT receive this request?]
Anything on this one yet? (1/31/19) - Nothing here (2/14), but extra materials weren't due until 1/31 so it might be a few ore weeks?
Any updates? (3/3) nothing here (3/4)
3/7 - contacted via phone for a campus visit
The Department of Theatre and Dance fosters student centered learning to advance critically thinking, creative and collaborative artists. The California State University, Sacramento Department of Theatre and Dance provides a broad and thorough foundation of the history, theory, literature and the practice of theatre and dance to students who wish to pursue postgraduate studies or join the profession. The Department of Theatre and Dance offers an imaginative and ambitious program of historical and contextual studies supported by studio and production work. Our mission challenges our students to be independent thinkers. Housed within the College of Arts and Letters, our department provides a collaborative, artistic environment that reflects a richly complex and diverse global perspective complimented by national and international faculty and staff experience.
The Sacramento State Theatre BA is committed to intensive training in the areas of Performance, Technical Theatre/Design, Puppetry/Children's Theatre, Multicultural Theatre, Dramatic Literature, History, and Criticism. The program is designed to offer breadth and depth and the faculty and staff, having national and international experience, comprise the Theatre BA.
An extension of our academic program is our excellent season of theatrical productions. Each year we offer four to six major productions and minor productions of one-acts, originals, and other shows, all of which provide an excellent showcase for the students of Theatre at Sacramento State. Physical facilities for these productions include the University Theatre for proscenium productions, the Playwright's Theatre for original and experimental productions, and the Studio Theatre for student-directed productions. Included in the program are African American and Chicano/Latino Theatre productions that make this department unique in the State University System.
-Teaching a 12-unit per semester course-load including African-American and Multicultural Theatre, theory and criticism; script analysis; General Education and required theatre major related courses.
-Provide leadership/mentorship for department Sons/Ancestors Players student theatre organization, a 40 year old African-American departmental student theatre organization, a unique feature of Sacramento State.
-Engaging in and producing scholarly and creative activities that contribute to the field and professional profile.
-Actively participating in service to the Theatre major, Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Arts and Letters, and University through committee work (i.e., NAST accrediting agency committee responsibilities, season planning, department curricular committee activities, etc.)
-Advising students through degree completion.
-Advise student theatre organizations including the participation, coordination, and accompaniment of students to regional and national conferences such as the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Black theatre festivals among others.
-Participating in special events and department/college outreach and student recruitment; assisting with development of curriculum; working as a cooperative, collaborative, and collegial member of faculty within a teaching institution, etc.; serving the region, state, and nation in areas relevant to teaching, scholarship and creative work.
- Education: Ph.D. in Theatre or M.F.A.
- Teaching experience at the University/Junior, Community or City College level, including guest artist-in-residence and part-time appointments.
- Evidence of teaching in African-American and multicultural theatre and drama; and/ or theatre history, theory and criticism; General Education and required theatre major related courses.
- Areas of expertise or specialties beyond African American and multicultural theatre and drama in at least two of the following: Africana diasporic theatre; world/global theatre; playwriting; acting; directing; voice; musical theatre; Black women's theatre and drama; American cultural studies; teaching methodologies.
- Demonstrated evidence of scholarly work and research.
- Demonstrated evidence of a professional body of work on the regional or national level.
- Direct, mentor and produce for faculty and student productions.
- Ability to teach large classes.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number: F0101P. Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants: A LIST OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO APPLY TO THIS POSTING CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POSTING UNDER "Documents Needed to Apply". -Cover Letter of Interest -Curriculum Vitae - Teaching Philosophy should be one page including Diversity Statement focusing on diversity, inclusion, and equity with demonstrated use of cross-cultural communication skills in advising, mentoring and supporting students from diverse backgrounds. -One (1) sample syllabi from course taught/assisted in the area of African American theatre. - Two (2) references that will speak to the professional qualifications of the applicant. The references SHOULD NOT be individuals who provided letters of recommendation. -Three (3) letters of recommendation required and can either be uploaded under "Optional" documents or Confidential letters of recommendation may be mailed directly to: CSU Sacramento, Department of Theatre and Dance, Dance Search Committee, Attn: Carol Wang, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6069.
- Initial Application Review: 01/11/2019.
- Any update on this? It seems that they contacted my references earlier today, but I haven't actually heard anything from the department... (2/24)
- Campus Interview Invite (3/7)
Saginaw Valley State University (MI) - Assistant Professor of Theatre - Campus Interview Stage
The Theatre Department at Saginaw Valley State University seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure track appointment as an assistant professor to begin Fall 2019. The department seeks a theatre generalist to teach departmental service courses such as Introduction to Theatre and Theatre in Performance, in addition to advanced courses such as Directing, Stage Management and Theatre History, as well as direct plays in rotation with other departmental faculty.
- MFA or Ph.D. in Theatre from an accredited institution
- Teaching experience at the University level
- Evidence of competence in stage direction and at least one other area of production related activities (Stage Combat, Arts Management, Dramaturgy and/or Stage Management.)
- Educational theatre experience at the high school, community theatre and/or professional theatre level is desirable.
- Extensive stage combat teaching credits
- Recent/current production credits
About SVSU: Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its nearly 9,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students, faculty and staff. The Chronicle of Higher Education recognized SVSU as a "Great College to Work For" in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. In 2015, SVSU received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.
SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels.
More than 70 percent of SVSU freshmen live on campus in student housing. SVSU fields 17 varsity sports at the NCAA Division II level. The average class size is 23 students. For more information, please visit our website, http://www.svsu.edu.
HAS ANYONE HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT THIS? (1/26/2019)
They are in the phone interview/reference checking stage 1/30
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.
- 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
- 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.
San Francisco State University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Theatre and/or Performance Studies—OFFER(S) ACCEPTED
Start date: August, 2019
Position Summary: The position is in the School of Theatre & Dance at San Francisco State University. The School of Theatre & Dance of San Francisco State University.
The position is focused on teaching and coordinating the undergraduate theatre history/literature sequence. The position is deeply engaged with the foundational courses which provide the basis for the breadth of our major, and which serve as the intellectual foundation for our dynamic performance and production programs. In addition, as envisioned, this position would serve as a source for the investigation of emerging landscapes in the 21st Century Theatre, including World Theatre, and the ongoing convergence of Technology, Media, and Theatre.
The position brings to the School of Theatre Arts and Dance an emphasis on literature, criticism, theory and history of theatre, World Theatre, and the ongoing convergence of Technology, Media, and Theatre.
The position includes a full-time faculty workload per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the California State University and the California Faculty Association. The workload primarily includes teaching or other agreed upon primary assignment; conducting an active ongoing program of scholarship or creative works that advances knowledge in the field of one’s specialty; and service contributions to the department, college and the university.
Teaching assignments: The primary assignment for this position is coordinating and teaching the undergraduate theatre history/literature sequence, with possible graduate teaching in the MA program.
The scholarship may address a range of topics in the areas of literature, criticism, theory and history of theatre, World Theatre, and the ongoing convergence of Technology, Media, and Theatre.
Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, productive participation on departmental, college, and university-wide committees; mentoring and advising undergraduate and/or graduate students; holding regular office hours; curriculum development and improvement, particularly with regard to student learning outcomes; and remaining current in both subject area and teaching methodologies.
Essential Job Tasks:
Facilitate student success through teaching and advising with a focus on inclusive pedagogy;
Develop course materials for undergraduate and/or graduate students on topics such as Theatre History, Literature, Criticism, and/or Theory linked to student learning outcomes
Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, papers, etc. in a timely manner
Compile, administer, and grade examinations or other learning assessments
Maintain student grades and other required records or reporting materials
Guide and supervise department technicians in support of safe, clean studio facilities and equipment – if relevant for discipline
Conduct research in one's field of interest and present findings in peer-reviewed journals, books, or professional conferences and or a program of creative work in one’s specialty field; a program of scholarship in areas of specialty; include creative activity, exhibiting, submitting peer review and or adjudication when relevant, etc.
Stay current on developments in the discipline
Plan, evaluate and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction
Hold regularly-scheduled office hours for the purpose of advising and assisting students
Actively participate on assigned committees in accordance with School or College needs, and SF State's strategic vision
Actively participate in collegial interactions in fulfilling service assignments and other duties at the school, college, and university level
Additional duties as assigned
Postal mail submissions: Search Committee Co-Chairs, Ray Tadio & Laura Wayth, School of Theatre & Dance, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132.
Electronic submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org subject line: “Tenure Track Search”
- Deadline: Open until filled (posted Oct. 16)
- The call doesn't list any requisite application materials. Anyone have thoughts about this?
- [1/4] Invitation for Zoom interview at end of January/early Feb.
- [2/16] Invitation for campus visit at end Feb/mid March.
- So, was I the only one told that we would be informed on the 19th and we would be told EITHER WAY?
- I was given the same information (2/22)
- I was also told I'd be informed on the 19th (2/22)
- Am I the only one who finds this to be quite annoying? Why would you give that information if you aren't going to stick to it? The same thing happened last year with Skidmore (they gave a timeline and said they would inform either way and they NEVER did). Is anyone going to write them to check in?
- honesty, this whole policy of ghosting your candidates (especially your top candidates) is utterly disrespectful. The amount of time it takes to put together customized hiring materials is insane. The least they can do is send a brief copy and pasted e-mail that says "we went with someone else." It's yet another example of dehumanization in this terrible work force.
- [4/17] Looks like 2 TT hires came from this search
Santa Clara University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor Multicultural Theatre History and/or Performance Studies FAILED SEARCH
The Theatre and Dance Department at Santa Clara University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Multicultural Theatre History and Performance Studies, with specializations in multiculturalism, global theatre, and the critical study of race and/or ethnicity in performance, to begin in September 2019.
The selected applicant will teach lower division courses including Critical Perspectives in Performance A & B, Latinx Theatre, Native American Theatre, Multicultural Theatre or Drama of Diversity for the Department of Theatre and Dance and advanced courses in their area of specialty. The selected candidate will also have directing responsibilities. Detailed course descriptions are available online at: http://www.scu.edu/theatre. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Theatre History or Performance Studies. We particularly value candidates with a specialization in multiculturalism, global theatre, and the critical study of race and/or ethnicity in performance. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of publication/creative scholarship, including the ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals, demonstrated ability in directing, as well as evidence of successful university teaching.
Located in the heart of northern California’s Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is a private, Jesuit, Catholic university committed to promoting social justice in a comprehensive educational setting. Faculty members are teaching scholars who balance a commitment to excellent teaching with active programs of research or creative scholarship. The standard teaching load is seven courses on the quarter system, with a one course reduction each year to support scholarship. The selected applicant must maintain an active research/creative program. All tenure track faculty at SCU participate in undergraduate advising and service responsibilities.
To view the complete job description and to apply visit https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/7680. Application must be submitted through SCU’s electronic application portal.
Visit http://www.scu.edu to learn about SCU’s mission, courses offered in our department, the diverse student population we serve, and the University’s housing assistance program. We especially encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. SCU is an EO/AA employer committed to excellence through diversity. In this spirit we welcome applications from women, persons of color, any sexual orientation, all religions, and members of historically underrepresented groups. Email queries: email@example.com.
- Applications will be accepted until October 19, 2018.
- Any news on this? (1/12/19)
- Campus interviews held pre-Thanksgiving; email in December stating search failed.
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.
- Online App. Form: http://slc.peopleadmin.com/postings/1043
- Application review will begin September 10, 2018.
- Phone Interviews
- Campus visits
- Position filled
Towson University (MD) - TWO TT Assistant Professors of Performance - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGE
Position: The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for two tenure-track, 10- month Assistant Professors in the Department of Theatre Arts beginning August 2019.
Qualifications: MFA in acting preferred, but related terminal degrees with performance experience will be considered. Demonstrated abilities as a classroom/studio teacher of acting and a record of creative activity and/or scholarship.
Responsibilities: Position carries a 7 course teaching load with responsibilities for required courses in the BFA in acting, performance electives for all theatre students, and directing and coaching as needed. Seeking one with a specialty in recognized pedagogies of voice and speech, and one with a specialty in a recognized pedagogy of movement. Capable of integrating voice and movement skills into the acting process. The department is also interested in colleagues with an awareness of current and emerging trends in the acting profession. Examples include engagement with electronic media, theatre in communities, improve/comedy, or musical theatre. Service to the department and active engagement in creative activity and scholarship expected. Applicants with demonstrated experience in the recruitment and/or retention of underrepresented students, including students of color, are desired.
Application Process: Strongest consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2018. Position open until filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to: Professor Peter Wray Department of Theatre Arts Towson University 8000 York Road Towson, MD 21252-0001 Phone: 410.704.2792 A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
3/8/19- any word on this?
3/19/19 - phone interview scheduled
University of Florida (FL) - Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies/Performance Studies CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGE
The School of Theatre and Dance seeks an Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies and/or Performance Studies with expertise that will complement existing faculty specialties while advancing the School's ability to educate students in the multiple domains of historical and contemporary performance. Areas of specialization may include: non-Western, diasporic, postcolonial, and intercultural performance; Afro-Caribbean or Latinx performance; performance theory; socially-engaged, applied, or community performance.
The University of Florida College of the Arts intends to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. As artists and scholars, we embrace the complexity of our evolving human experience and seek to empower our students and faculty to shape that experience fearlessly through critical study, creative practice, and provocation. We seek a colleague who identifies as a change-maker. We seek a colleague who will prepare students to access and unsettle centers of power in a radically changing world. We seek a colleague who will position emerging artists and researchers as catalysts for equity on local and global levels.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.
Responsibilities: Teach in the School's undergraduate and graduate curricula. Courses may include the following:
- Theatre Appreciation (live and/or online), Script Analysis, Theatre History, Dramaturgy, Playwriting, Directing, Devised Performance, seminars in candidate's area of specialization.
- Opportunity to design and teach courses in UF's Quest multidisciplinary general education program, or What Is the Good Life? courses.
- Advise BA and BFA senior projects and MFA thesis projects.
- Serve on School, College, and University committees as assigned.
- Maintain active national and international research and publication profile in area(s) of specialization, leading to tenure and promotion.
- Opportunity to direct in the mainstage season when appropriate.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD or DFA in theatre, performance studies, or closely related field. Evidence of success in promoting an environment that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate will bring to the position:
- Teaching experience beyond assistantship at the university and graduate levels
- Significant ongoing professional experience
- A commitment to innovative, online, and cross-disciplinary curricula and teaching with technology
Application Process: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida's online application system at https://apply.interfolio.com/56632. Online applications must include the following: (1) a detailed letter of application that explains how you match the particular qualifications of this position and how your work and perspective will contribute to and enhance our transformative community; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a research narrative and statement of teaching philosophy; (4) links to research, production and/or teaching samples; and (5) names and contact information of three professional references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time, including letters of reference.
Nominations and Inquiries may be sent to: Kevin Marshall, Chair, Theatre Studies Search. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
- Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until an applicant pool is established. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by November 26, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.
- [1/30]—rejection via email
- 2/10 - Campus interview scheduled
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEATER, FILM, AND MEDIA ARTS Full time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor appointment in Theater, Acting
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a full-time Acting appointment. The position entails teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, particularly in the areas of acting, Shakespeare, and General Theater Education; expected to mentor and advise acting students; maintain a visible and active profile of creative research and cultivate relationships with professional companies; and engage in appropriate service to the College, the University, and the profession.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must demonstrate a pedagogical and professional profile. An MFA degree in Acting and professional experience is expected. Candidates must have outstanding professional credits in performance and a strong commitment to teaching, training, and working in a university environment.
APPOINTMENT DATE: July 1, 2019
REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Begins immediately and continues until position is filled. E-mail a letter of
application and a current curriculum vitae to email@example.com
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Donna Snow, Search Committee Chair
c/o: Mrs. Florence Brown-Palmore
Temple University, Rock Hall
1715 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Please be sure the file name for your application and CV begins with your last name and includes the position name. For example: Smith.Temple.ACT.App.pdf or Smith. Temple.ACT.CV.pdf.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ADDITIONAL MATERIALS UNTIL REQUESTED.
Prepare to send the following additional materials if requested at a later date:
- 3 confidential letters of recommendation (on letterhead) directly from the referee
- 3 additional names of references with phone numbers and email addresses
- course syllabi
The School of Theater, Film and Media Arts is part of the Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, located in close proximity to the City’s historic cultural institutions, including the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Walnut Street Theatre, Opera Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ballet, Philadelphia Theatre Company and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts is part of a thriving arts community that provides myriad opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration among students, faculty and cultural partners. The Center is located on the University’s main campus in the culturally rich and diverse city of Philadelphia. Fall 2016 Theater enrollment included 280 students-260 undergraduate and 20 graduate students in Acting, Design, Directing and Playwriting. The Theater Department is served by 18 full-time faculty and 15 affiliate faculty. The Department offers BA, BFA, MA, and MFA degrees.
University of Maryland (MD) - Open Rank Professor - Theatre History and Performance Studies - OFFER ACCEPTED
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.
- Apply at: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/61354
- Posting Date: 07/02/2018. Closing Date: Open Until Filled. Best Consideration Date: 10/01/2018.
- Campus Visit Scheduled - 10/19
- Rejection Email saying an offer had been accepted - 12/4
University of Michigan (MI) - TT Position - Assistant/Associate Professor in Theatre, Theatre Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGE
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please add “Theatre Studies” to the subject line of the email.
- 10/8/2018 - Skype Interview notices sent
- 11/8/2018 - Invitation for campus visit
- 11/27/2018 - Form rejection received by email
- Wow, they're moving remarkably fast. I wonder what this means?
- I think originally the deadline was in September. I wouldn't read too much into the timing.
- Has anyone heard anything?
- skyped, and I think moved on, since one of my references was subsequently contacted, but no info yet about next stage. (11/5)
- I also skyped and all of my references were called and still nothing. (11/6)
Job Information: The Department of Theatre & Film at The University of Mississippi invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Acting beginning August 22, 2019. An MFA, as well as a strong professional record in the film or theatre industry, and actor training experience, is required for this full time, tenure track, nine-month position. Responsibilities include teaching courses within our performance curriculum in acting for stage and screen, maintaining a strong record of professional creative work outside of the department, and performing service appropriate to the position. Opportunities may exist to direct in the mainstage season. The department currently enrolls 120 majors with 19 full time faculty and offers a BA in Theatre Arts and BFA in Theatre Arts emphases in Acting for Stage & Screen, Design & Theatre Production, and Film Production. The University of Mississippi, which has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education for ten consecutive years as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, is located in Oxford, MS, ranked as one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns”.
More information about the department can be found at theatre.olemiss.edu. Applicants should complete the University’s online application form at https://careers.olemiss.edu/ AND submit a cover letter, an updated Curriculum Vitae, and three letters of reference. Additionally, candidates are asked to submit a teaching philosophy as well as a statement on your commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.
- Review of applications will begin January 7, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.
Job Information: The Department of Theatre & Film at The University of Mississippi invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre beginning August 22, 2019. An MFA, as well as a strong professional record in the theatre and/or film industry is required for this full time, tenure track, nine-month position. Responsibilities include teaching courses within our performance curriculum including musical theatre performance, private voice, and acting, maintaining a strong record of professional creative work outside of the department, performing service appropriate to the position, and directing in the department’s season. The department currently enrolls 120 majors with 19 full time faculty and offers a BA in Theatre Arts and BFA in Theatre Arts emphases in Acting for Stage & Screen, Design & Theatre Production, and Film Production. The University of Mississippi, which has been recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education for ten consecutive years as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, is located in Oxford, MS, ranked as one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns”.
More information about the department can be found at theatre.olemiss.edu. Applicants should complete the University’s on-line application form at https://careers.olemiss.edu/ AND submit a cover letter, an updated Curriculum Vitae, and three letters of reference. Additionally, candidates are asked to submit a teaching philosophy as well as a statement on your commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Title VI/Title VII/Title IX/504/ADA/ADEA employer.
- Review of applications will begin January 7, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.
University of Montevallo (AL) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre History/Criticism and Directing - CAMPUS VISITS UNDERWAY
The University of Montevallo, Alabama's public liberal arts university, seeks a colleague to join a dynamic, growing Theatre department with 120 undergraduate majors in BA and BFA programs. The responsibilities of this (tenure-track faculty) position include teaching theatre history; musical theatre history; theory and criticism; play analysis; and Introduction to Theatre in the General Education curriculum. Depending on background, candidates may also teach directing and/or acting classes as a secondary area. Opportunities to direct in the department's active production season. The department typically produces the Alabama premiere of a play or musical each season. The department, one of four departments in the College of Fine Arts, anticipates moving into a new, multi-venue collaboratory, the Center for the Arts in fall 2019.
This position will also participate in departmental governance including advising and recruiting. A terminal degree in Theatre or a related discipline such as Performance Studies is required; Ph.D. preferred.
Apply online and include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and list of five references with contact information.
Review of files begins immediately. Position remains open until filled. Appointment begins August 2019.
University of Nevada, Reno (NV) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre History, Literature, and Theory
The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Theatre History, Literature and Theory beginning the fall semester of 2019.
The UNR Department of Theatre and Dance is an energetic, supportive, and exciting community of professionals with a deep commitment to excellence in research and teaching as well as to leadership in the Department, the University, and the diverse northern Nevada community. We particularly welcome applicants with diverse experiences and outlooks. We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience and interest in inclusive teaching or working with diverse student populations.
We seek candidates to teach all levels of theatre history, seminars in significant periods or movements, and a broad range of undergraduate classes in the theatre and dance curriculum including, but not limited to: dramaturgy, script analysis, musical theatre history, and/or related courses in the candidate’s area of specialty.
We are interested in candidates with areas of specialization including, but not limited to: Asian theatre, African American theatre, Latinx theatre, queer theory/performance, Theatre of the Oppressed, Theatre of the Americas, Native American Theatre, and other multicultural/ transnational/global perspectives. The successful candidate will engage in an active and promising research agenda, demonstrate potential as an excellent teacher, undertake service roles, and actively participate in our production season.
Ph.D. in Theatre or related Field completed by August 1, 2019
Professional Production Experience (Directing/Acting/Design/Dramaturgy etc.)
An active and promising record of research/creative activity
Two years of University Teaching Experience
Applicants who have additional expertise in Acting, Directing, Play writing, or Design are encouraged to apply.
Please attach the following documents to your application. Please contact email@example.com, the day you apply, if assistance is needed with attachments:
Cover letter outlining qualifications and teaching philosophy
Contact information for 3 professional references
A diversity statement that addresses the way in which you would further the College’s goal of building an inclusive educational environment and how you raise issues of representation in your teaching, scholarship, and/or creative activity
A statement outlining your future plans for research/creative activity
This posting is open until filled
Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
- Any word? (3/7)
- Nothing here
- Skype interview scheduled for 3/25
- Campus interview invite sent out (3/30)
University of North Carolina, Charlotte (NC) - TT Associate or Assistant Professor of Directing CAMPUS INTERVIEWS UNDERWAY
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Theatre at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applicants for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Directing: full-time, tenure-track or tenured, nine-month, academic-year position. We are seeking a highly collaborative artist/scholar who has expertise teaching a variety of contemporary directing pedagogies and practices. Expertise in directing Musical Theatre is required, along with experience directing a range of genres, styles and periods (in keeping with an undergraduate-level training program). Additional areas of expertise may include Performance Studies, Dramaturgy, Devised Theatre, and Playwriting. A 3/2 teaching load, participation in departmental service and governance, and engagement in ongoing creative and/or scholarly research commensurate with attaining tenure or promotion to Full Professor at a research institution are expected.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or M.F.A.; a minimum of 3 years of university-level teaching experience in courses specifically relevant to the position; Professional directing experience, with expertise in directing Musical Theatre; A demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students, faculty, and staff; Ability to serve as an enthusiastic teacher/mentor in a student-centered department.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Society of Directors and Choreographers affiliation
Required submission materials include:
1. A cover letter/letter of interest addressing research and teaching experience and philosophy.
2. A diversity statement that addresses the following questions: a) How do you approach the idea of “diversity” in your work?; b) What assets do you bring to serving a diverse student population at an “urban research” campus?; c) How would you facilitate a “culturally competent” classroom?
3. A Curriculum Vita/resume.
4. Official transcript of highest degree earned. Must be mailed from the institution directly to the mailing address provided below.
5. Three original confidential letters of reference addressing your qualifications for this position. Hard copy must be sent to the address below.
6. Contact information for five references (postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers).
Mailing Address for confidential letters of reference and official transcript:
Chair, Directing Search Committee
UNC Charlotte Department of Theatre
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, North Carolina 28223-0001
- Position begins August 15, 2019. Screening of applicants begins November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
- Search was revised and the new deadline is in January.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA WILMINGTON - TT Assistant Professor, Theatre Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGE 
The Department of Theatre at the University of North Carolina Wilmington seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies to begin August, 2019. This is an academic position in theatre within an undergraduate BA Program. Primary responsibilities include teaching theatre history courses, script analysis, and specialized diverse areas related to the candidates’ expertise. Develop pedagogy and online courses within the customized option. Advise students. Write grants or proposals to secure funding for research and pedagogical endeavors. Service work as assigned by Department chair. Active research agenda that includes publication and presentation at regional and national conferences. Minimum Requirements Ph.D. in Theatre at the time of hire. Experience teaching at the college or university level. Ability to teach theatre history, script analysis and build on existing pedagogy in the customized option related to the candidate’s specialized areas of interest. Familiarity with current online teaching formats and curricula, digital archives, and research methodologies. Record of scholarly activity and publishing agenda that is ongoing. Ability to collaborate with others in creating new curricula. Some experience with writing proposals or grants. Current with trends in the field both nationally and internationally.
Preferred Qualifications Clear evidence of regional, national or international conference presentations and/or publications, work as editor or assistant editor, or, on editorial board. Candidate shows experience in developing new pedagogies and current curricula in their field of interest (including online courses) related to a culturally diverse population. An emerging or established reputation in chosen area of scholarly expertise. Participation and membership in organizations related to candidate’s field: i.e. ATHE, ASTR, ISTR, LMDA, etc. The preferred candidate demonstrates ability and record of writing successful proposals and grants suited to funding research or advancing pedagogy.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit Our mission is to provide high level education and training in theatre art within the context of a liberal arts environment. For our majors committed to performance or production, we combine pre-professional training with a solid academic core in order to prepare our students for a range of outcomes: from entry into the theatre and film markets to exciting careers in related fields of communication and other cognate disciplines. For theatre minors or general university students we offer a range of production opportunities, as well as academic and active learning workshop classes to augment the general student’s breadth of knowledge. For the university community and beyond we provide outreach programs and an eclectic and engaging season of productions that promulgate our view of theatre as both art and humanity.
College/School Information At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.
University Information The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.
EEO Statement UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicant Instructions Candidates should provide an updated Curriculum Vita, letter of application, list of three professional references including email contacts, and a writing sample or list of article links. Candidates should familiarize themselves with Department of Theatre.
Priority Consideration Date: 10/29/2018
- Skype Interview request (11/5)
=== University of Portland (OR) - TT Assistant Professor, Theater History and Dramaturgy === OFFER ACCEPTED. The Theater Program at the University of Portland seeks a candidate to join its faculty starting August 15, 2019. This is a tenure-track, nine-month position.
Primary responsibilities include teaching Theater History, Dramatic Literature, and Dramaturgy courses for Theater Majors, and teaching a university core course introducing fine and performing arts to a broad section of University students. A doctoral degree is required at appointment. Teaching experience at the college/university level is required. The Theater Program values diversity among its faculty and is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual and creative community.
Qualified applicants should submit the following (via https://up.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=51812 ): A letter of application, a statement of an educational philosophy for a liberal arts theater program, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references. Please also address in your letter any experience and/or interest in supporting the University of Portland’s strategic goals to increase internationalization and diversity and inclusion.
A Teaching University: The standard teaching load for tenured/tenure-track faculty is usually 3 (three) courses per semester. Teaching excellence, an ongoing program of scholarship, professional development, and service to the department, the University and the profession are necessary for advancement.
Variety of Courses: Because this is a small program, theater faculty are expected to be able to teach a variety of undergraduate theater courses, both lower and upper division. In addition to Theater History and Dramaturgy, the program would like candidates who can also teach in one or more of the following areas: Playwriting, Social Justice Theater, Community-based Performance. The specific courses will depend on interest, background, and program need.
Intro to Fine Arts: All faculty in the Department of Performing and Fine Arts teach the core course called Introduction to Fine Arts. The subject matter includes classical music, theatre, film, visual arts (paintings and sculpture), architecture and possibly dance. Most of the sections are independent, but there are two sections that are team-taught. In this case, two faculty bring the students together for joint lectures by one of the instructors. This allows all students to learn from theatre, music and visual arts specialists, even though there are two sections and the groups meet separately much of the time. New faculty are assigned to these groups so they can learn how the course works and develop their knowledge of areas outside of their academic expertise.
The Department of Performing and Fine Arts: The department has majors in Theater and Music as well as a minor in Fine Arts. There are five full-time theater faculty, two full-time theater staff positions, six full-time music faculty, and one faculty member in fine arts. There are also adjunct faculty who teach specialized courses. In addition to teaching and scholarship, tenure-track faculty members also share in Theater Program administrative duties, advise students, and serve the department, University, and profession in various capacities.
Theater Degrees Offered: The University of Portland offers a B.A. in Theater with three tracks: performance, design/technology, and production management. There are currently 35 theater majors and 15 theater minors. The institution is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.
Theater Production Program: The Theater Program produces 4-8 productions a year. Four mainstage productions, 2 per semester, are mounted in the Mago Hunt Theater. Two to four laboratory productions per year, generally student-directed, are mounted in either the Mago Hunt Theater or the black-box Blair Studio Theater.
Arts in Portland: Portland boasts a vibrant arts community that includes service organizations such as Literary Arts and the Regional Arts & Culture Center, as well as producers such as Portland Center Stage, Artists Repertory Theatre, Oregon Ballet Theatre and Oregon Symphony Orchestra, among many others, in addition to lively gallery and club scenes. Notable annual festivals include Fertile Ground, the Portland Jazz Festival, Wordstock, and the T:BA Festival. In addition to the major theater houses, Portland is strong in small theaters that devote substantial resources to original work.
University of Portland website: http://www.up.edu
Theater Program website: https://college.up.edu/pfa/theater-program/index.html
- Applications will be reviewed starting December 15th, 2018; the position is open until filled.
Rejection email received 1/22/19
2/4 - Phone Interview held
2/14 - Informed by email that candidates have been selected for campus visits. (I was not one.)
University of Puget Sound (WA) - TT Assistant Professor of Theater - POSITION FILLED
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 https://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/curriculum-courses/knowledge-identity-and-power/">https://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/curriculum-courses/knowledge-identity-and-power/.
- 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.
- Skype interview 10/25
- Campus invite sent out 11/5
- Any updates?
- [5/28] I got an email mid-January saying the position was filled.
Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Directing, Department of Theater
Wesleyan University’s Department of Theater invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor of Directing.
The Theater Department is recruiting artists-teachers with an extensive and proven record of directorial excellence. Candidates whose professional engagement as a director informs their teaching and creative practice are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be a highly creative, intellectually curious artist-scholar who emphasizes the directorial process and brings an intercultural, interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to theater practice and scholarship. 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.
The Department produces classical and contemporary plays, adaptations of literary works for the stage, as well as movement and visually based performances. The Department’s faculty encourages and values diversity within their teaching and artistic/scholarly practices, and is committed to ongoing curricular and programmatic development in intercultural, interdisciplinary and collaborative theatrical innovation. The candidate’s areas of inquiry may include, but are not limited to, race, gender, ethnicity, intersectionality, sexuality, African-American, Asian-American, Native, Queer or Latinx studies. 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.
The successful candidate will direct one or two productions each year in addition to teaching beginning and advanced directing courses and other performance courses as needed for a two/ two load. Other responsibilities include supervising tutorials, mentoring students’ creative work, and advising majors and pre-majors; 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. 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.
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, 860-685-2456m firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applications should be submitted online no later than January 1, 2019 at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6585.
- Rejection email, offer has been accepted.
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 http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/6551.
Yale University (CT) - Associate Professor or Full Professor in Drama and Performance - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTED
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 http://apply.interfolio.com/52646, directed to Professor Marc Robinson.
- Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018.
- Writing sample requested (10/19)
- Very nice rejection letter received (12/23), with implication that campus visit invitations have been decided
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 email@example.com. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ .
The School of Performing Arts at the University of Wolverhampton is seeking to make a number of key appointments to support and enhance its core provision. Housed in the state-of-the-art Performance Hub on our Walsall campus, the School offers a wide portfolio of courses and has strong links with industry. We are committed to providing an excellent student experience and you will be expected to demonstrate passion and enthusiasm for teaching, with the desire to support students to fulfil their potential and realise their career ambitions.
The School of Performing Arts is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Musical Theatre.
Teaching across our undergraduate and postgraduate provision in musical theatre, you will ideally have a background in music teaching, composing for theatre or vocal training. You will be expected to contribute to either the research portfolio of the subject area or have a proven track record as a professional practitioner. As senior lecturer, you will be expected to contribute to curriculum development and lead modules as required.
You will be qualified to at least a masters (or equivalent) level in a relevant subject, with a track record of teaching in HE or a professional portfolio in the industry. You will make a significant contribution to teaching in the subject area, working collaboratively with subject colleagues, and have a clear focus on meeting the needs of our students. Demonstrable, active engagement with industry networks would be desirable, along with the ability to sight-read piano/vocal scores. We would particularly welcome applications from scholars in any of the following fields: African American Studies, Black Studies, Gender Studies.
For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Helen Rudge, Deputy Head of the School of Performing Arts: firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Lecturers / Visiting or other Non-TT Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / Postdocs
Amherst College (MA) - Visiting Artist in Playwriting
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 https://apply.interfolio.com/51232 including a cover letter, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, sample syllabus, teaching statement, and representative examples of playwriting.
-->Has anyone heard from Amherst? (3/19)
Barnard College of Columbia University (NY) - Open Rank Professor of Professional Practice in Dance (Non-TT)
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: http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/3585
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 email@example.com
New York University (NY) - Assistant Arts Professor in Theatre Studies zoom interview stage
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 http://tisch.nyu.edu/faculty/faculty-positions.
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 http://apply.interfolio.com/54991.
- For full consideration, applications should be submitted no later than November 1, 2018.
Princeton University (NJ) - Hodder Fellowship
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 https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/7061. 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: http://arts.princeton.edu/fellowships/. To learn more (including FAQ, profiles of past fellows, etc.): arts.princeton.edu/fellowships
Essential Qualifications Selection will be based on artistic achievement.
- Deadline: Sept. 18.
- Also posted at Creative Writing 2019
Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton Arts Fellows (incl. Theater)
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: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/7041 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.): http://arts.princeton.edu/fellowships
These positions are subject to the University's background check policy.
- Deadline: Sept. 18.
- Also posted at Creative Writing 2019
Adjunct Lecturer in Theatre/Costuming, Fine Arts Department, Roanoke College (Salem, Virginia). Design costumes, supervise wardrobe & manage costume shop for three productions per year; teach one course in costuming per year (e.g., design and/or construction). Roanoke College is a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We also seek applicants with interests in mentoring under-represented students, diversifying curricular offerings, or sponsoring diverse community engagement. Applicants are asked to address their potential contributions in support of a diverse community in their cover letters. Please send copy of resume with at least two references to Dr. Gordon Marsh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please visit https://webapps.roanoke.edu/jobs/faculty.cfm for the posting.
- Deadline: August 19, 2019
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.