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Rider: Short list is made and they should be calling to schedule interviews in late Feb/Early March (1/31)
Rider: Short list is made and they should be calling to schedule interviews in late Feb/Early March (1/31)
South Carolina, University of (Dramaturgy): letter/materials received (1/18)
Stanford: email/materials received (11/15)
Stanford: email/materials received (11/15)
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St. Lawrence, March 2008
St. Lawrence, March 2008
South Carolina, University of (Dramaturgy), March 2008
SUNY Buffalo February 2008
SUNY Buffalo February 2008

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2007-2008 Theatre

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Acadia University (Theatre Studies, in Dept of English)

Brown University

Cornell College

Eastern Mennonite (VA)

Indiana University, SE

University of Iowa (Scenic Design)

Kutztown (Acting/Directing)

La Verne, University of

Mass, Boston

Metro State, Denver (Generalist)

Miami University (One-year position)

Middlebury College (Acting)

Minnesota has anyone received confirmation from U Minnesota? I've received nothing as of Jan 3 No, nothing here. Word is they dropped the search this time because they didn't feel they had an "appropriate" candidate. They intend to repost with a new description for a 2 year visiting.

Missouri State Southern University (Acting/Directing)

Oberlin (Visiting)

University of Montana (Acting/Directing)

University of Nebraska, Lincoln (Performance Non-t-t)

University of North Carolina, Charlotte (Acting)

Penn State Berks

St. Lawrence (1 year visiting)

SUNY Fredonia

Tennessee, University of

Truman State (MO)

Winona State (MN)

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire (Acting/Directing)

NOTIFICATION RECEIVED: (please note dates and what kind of notification) -- once further contact occurs, these dates have been shifted to the appropriate category below (to decrease the clutter).

American University: letter/materials received (11/01)

Colorado, Boulder (Non-Western): letter/materials received (12/3)

U of Connecticut (2/12)

Denison (Acting/Directing): letter/materials received (11/10)

Elizabethtown College (design): email/materials received (09/13)

Franklin and Marshall College: letter/materials received (09/26)

University of Georgia: letter/materials received (1/24)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Design) (3/08 Email)

Maryland Baltimore County, University of: email/materials received (10/10)

Missouri State University: letter/materials received (9/29)

Montevallo, University of: letter/materials received (10/12)

University of New Mexico (Scenic Design) 1/18

Old Dominion: letter/materials received (10/13)

Reed College: letter/materials received (12/2)

Rider: Short list is made and they should be calling to schedule interviews in late Feb/Early March (1/31)

Stanford: email/materials received (11/15)

Trinity University: letter/materials received (10/13)

University of No. Carolina Chapel Hill: have been moved forward to second round of consideration (1/7/08)

Vassar College: letter/materials received (12/2)

Washington U (11/7)

Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of: email/materials received (11/07)

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTED: (please note dates and what materials)

Amherst (Visiting): Writing Sample (Feb)

Baylor: Statement of faith (11/26)

Colorado, Boulder (Acting) (1/18) video of creative work, statement of teaching philosophy

Davidson College 11/20 confidential rec letters

Eastern Mennonitie (2/10) Personal statement of faith, response to questions regarding EMU mission statement, etc.

U of Georgia: writing sample [published article] (2/8)--- has anyone heard anything since this intial material request (they told me they were still in process but wanted to know if I minded if my application be considered for a post-doc there as well --haven't heard since then).

Knox: Info on directing, a statement of how I saw my role at Knox, updated letter of rec. letter/materials received (09/27)

Notre Dame, University of: letter/materials received (11/16) (as per English Lit drama page)

Reed College: statement on ability/approach to teaching playwriting (2/5)

Reed College: statement of teaching theater history, pre-20th C. (2/4) Any idea what their time line is? (I am moving to this site from the other--will post more here)

Yale (Theatre Studies): dissertation requested (11/26) (letter/materials received (11/6)


American, Jan. 2008

University of Arizona (Dramaturgy), 12/10

Bellarmine, Jan. 2008

Central Washington University (Design): 2/29

College of Santa Fe (Acting) mid-Feb. 2008

Colorado, Boulder (Acting), Jan. 2008

Colorado, Boulder (Non-Western), Jan 2008 (said there were 6 candidates left at that stage and would narrow for campus visits soon)

Daemen contacted but no follow-up

Hartwick College (02/01)

Indiana University Bloomington(Theatre History): sent email requesting phone conversation 1/28 (letter/materials received (12/13))

Knox College, contact on 11-09

Lake Erie College (letter/ materials received (10/25))

U of Maine (Scenic Design) 2/3

Moravian College, January

Reed College 2/22 DID REED SCHEDULE YESTERDAY OR DO THE INTERVIEW YESTERDAY? Interviewed on 2/22. They said they would be phone interviewing others next week.

SUNY, Potsdam (Design) 2/6

Wayne State (January)


Hunter College (12/17 as per English / drama page)

CAMPUS INTERVIEWS: (please note dates)

American University - in the next month

Amherst (Visiting) - scheduled as of 3/10

Arizona (Theatre Studies) February, 2008

Baylor, January

Bellarmine University, Feb. 2008

College of the Canyons, CA (March 2008, but I had already accepted a job)

U of California Davis, late Feb, early March

U of California, Santa Barbara (all three positions) beg. Jan 29

Illinois Wesleyan University Feb. 2008

Indiana (Theatre History), mid-February [3]

Knox College, January 2008

Loyola University (Scenic/Lighting Design) March 2008

Notre Dame, January 2008

Penn State Behrend/Erie 2/21

Reed College, March 2008

St. Lawrence, March 2008

South Carolina, University of (Dramaturgy), March 2008

SUNY Buffalo February 2008

SUNY Fredonia, February 2008

Trinity 12/1

Wayne State, February

Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of (History/Lit/Crit): late January

Yale (scheduled by phone, 12/7)


Baylor University

Elizabethtown College (design) 2/29/08

Trinity--candidate was a former Trinity student

UNC Greensboro (When exactly did campus interviews for this position take place???)

Arizona (unconfirmed)


Wayne State University / Hilberry Repertory Theatre (3/08)

REJECTIONS: (please note dates and what form the rejection takes)

College of the Canyons Acting, etc. 3-17-08

Davidson College: Acting 1/28/08

Drew University Acting 2/4/08

Fordham University: rejection letter received (10/30) and was dated the same day my materials arrived in the theatre department. disrespectful and unprofessional.

Grinnell - Acting/Directing (1/30/08)

Knox College: letter (11/8)

Missouri State University: letter (10/12)

Rockford College - acting - 11/16/08

Santa Clara - acting - 11/16/08

Trinity U San Antonio: Letter rec'd (11/03) Letter indicated that candidates have already been asked for additional materials.

Washington U.--sent me the wrong rejection letter--but then sent an e-mail to correct it. It's always nice to be rejected twice.

University of San Diego University of San Francisco (1/14/08)

University of Wyoming (1/22/08)

Notre Dame (1/26/08)

UC Davis (2/5/08)

University of Washington (Scenic Design): Letter stating that they had decided on a short list.

University of Minnesota (2/15/08)

Yale (acting) 3/17/08)

University of North Carolina, Greensboro. (3/14). Even named the successful candidate in the letter! (Don't feel comfortable posting that info on this site, but hey, if you're reading this: congratulations!) [Why not name names; where's the unwritten rule?]

Stanford (3/17/08) Letter saying they had made a recommendation to the dean for a hire.


Great Basin College (2/08)

U of Minnesota- Any idea why? I heard secondhand of internal disputes, but no details. (No "appropriate" candidate is what I heard, with no real details.) The job description was odd, I'm not suprised they couldn't find any suitable candidates.

Sonoma State University (notification 2/21); email/materials received (11/20) FYI - this is the 2nd year in a row that SSU has abandoned their search.

COMMENTS: Go Franklin and Marshall! Get it right this time; 10th time's the charm!

Does this years market really suck or is it just me?

Nope, it really sucks.

Give it time...things will start to heat up soon.

it is still early, esp for tech/design jobs. Tech/design jobs seem to be everywhere, my kingdom for a directing job!

Is it still early at this point? Or is this it? Where are all the jobs?

As someone who is going out on the market for the fifth time, let me assure you: it's not late yet. More jobs should be trickling out in December, and a handful will keep showing up in January and February. Then, around March/April, expect to see short-term gigs start cropping up (as departments scramble to accommodate sabbaticals, etc.)

Is it possible to start listing area that the opening is in? Some of these schools have multiple openings.

Anybody know the story on U of Montana, why there are so many openings?

I am used to applying for English jobs where the MLA is the expected deadline. Noting the vast number of schools unaccounted for above, I am curious when you expect the majority of them to have responded by.

Hey folks, I recently noticed the older wiki is active again and has updates this one doesn't. Does anyone know if its safe again? Are most people sticking with this one whats the story?

Last I checked the old wiki had flamed out again.- As of Feb 23rd its still active with new info, I tried to update this one today from the old one but it seems different groups of people posting on each version with a few posting on both.

Where is the old wiki? I cannot find it.

I see that there's an unconfirmed acceptance for the UNC-Greensboro job but this page indicates an update on 3/6/2008 and the other page says it was updated 3/10/2008. Can anyone tell me what is the most recent information. I'm particularly anxious about the status of UNCG's search. [Just received the letter today, 3/19. As noted above, they even included the name of the successful candidate in my rejection letter.) ... That's odd, they didn't include her name in my rejection letter.

Job Search Status Poll: Come on folks, add yourself in under the catagory that you fit below- unemployed PhD, PhD/MFA combo, MFA or any of the above in a seriously bad job. So if there is a total of 1 by the catagory add yourself and change it to 2 and the next person should then change the total to 3 and so forth-this could be interesting. An unscientific poll to give us an idea of how many of us are out there. Add a catagory if you don't fit the existing ones.

1) Anybody know exactly how many unemployed Ph.D.'s in theatre there are right now? Total= 2

2) I'd also be interested to know how many unemployed MFA(theatre)/PhD(performance studies) combos (like myself) are knocking around still w/out tenure-track positions. Total = 0

3) Unemployed MFA. Total = 0

4) Add to that the total of us who are employed in REALLY bad jobs? Total= 1

5) Finally landed a job? PhD Total= 0, MFA Total= 0, MFA/PhD Total= 0

When I began in my PhD program the chair said that they keep the program small because they don't want to grant more degrees than there are jobs. I feel that man owes me a job b/c he gave me an entirely incorrect view of the market, i.e., that there exists even the possibility for all PhDs to have jobs.

[I'd say you probably should have checked out the validity of those statements. Even before I decided to go to grad school, I knew that the job prospects in the humanities were not great. Full employment in academia is ludicrous on its face: Schools with theatre programs (x) multiplied by the number of freshly-scrubbed Ph.D.s regurgitated annually (y) equals . . . well, WAAAY more than the number of jobs available in any given year. (NOT a math grad, obviously.) And then you calculate all the people (like us, apparently) who don't get jobs in their first year on the market . . . if the Ph.D. didn't have some instrinsic value to me personally, I would have been a fool to pursue it, knowing something of these market conditions. It did and I still sometimes feel like a fool -- but I have something that I've always wanted and I just have to believe that I did all that for a reason, even if that reason doesn't turn out to be a career in academia.]

  • I'd say it might be nice if you didn't tell others what they "should have" done! This is a stressful time.

This is the same kind of Uncle Tom thinking that keeps academia in chains. Wake-up!