Page for Academic Positions in Theatre / Drama that begin in 2019-2020.

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See also: English Literature 2019-2020 and Comparative Literature 2019-2020


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Recent Activity on Theatre / Drama 2019-2020 Wiki[edit | edit source]

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Hiring Freezes, Postponements, and Cancellations[edit | edit source]

Incomplete and unofficial list per Dr. Karen Kelsky of The Professor is In

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - 2020 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Indigenous Theatre and/or Film Practice


The Department of Theatre and Film at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver campus, invites applications for the position of Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Theatre and/or Film with a focus on any or all of the following; Indigenous story-telling methodologies, Indigenous dramaturgy, Indigenous filmmaking, and Indigenous new media. This hire will enhance the capacity of the Department of Theatre and Film at UBC to be a world leader in the evolution of new artistic practices through an Indigenous lens. The successful candidate for this position will be an Indigenous artist recognized by Indigenous communities for outstanding artistic contribution to Indigenous storytelling through film, theatre and media.

UBC is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking Musqueam people. The Department of Theatre was founded in 1958 by Professor Dorothy Somerset to provide opportunities for students to study the theatre both practically and academically. The Department taught its first film courses in 1966 and was formally renamed the Department of Theatre and Film in 1992. The Department offers a comprehensive set of undergraduate (BA, BFA) and graduate degrees (MA, MFA, PhD) which include the study of acting, directing, design, production, dramaturgy, film production, Cinema and Media Studies and Theatre and Performance Studies.

This CRC in Theatre and Film is expected to be a full-time, tenure-stream appointment, made at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful applicant will have an MFA, Ph.D. or a related terminal degree and will have a compelling record of artistic practice, be an emerging international leader in their field of creative activity, and whose profile and research proposal both meets CRC program criteria (described below) and demonstrates an excellent fit with institutional strategic goals and the aims of the position. The Chair will be expected to maintain an outstanding program of research and creative practice, to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise undergraduates, graduate students, to contribute to service at the Departmental level and beyond, and to contribute to the public role of the Department and the institute through various types of artistic and critical engagement.

The ideal candidate will have established an innovative program of research that advances both disciplinary and interdisciplinary artistic practice and contributes to UBC’s strategic priorities and new initiatives and the Indigenous Strategic Plan. We anticipate the candidate would find productive collaborations with related units at UBC such as the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, the Creative Writing Program, the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, the Museum of Anthropology, the Department of English Language and Literatures, and the Faculty of Education, among others. The candidate must demonstrate a keen interest in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Canada Research Chairs Program supports outstanding artists and researchers in areas that will further UBC’s strategic plan. The successful candidate should remain eligible to hold a Tier 2 CRC following approximately 12-18 months from their proposed UBC appointment start date. All Chair nominations are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

To meet the criteria of the CRC program, Tier 2 Chair in Indigenous Theatre and/or Fim Practice nominees must: be excellent emerging world-class artists who have demonstrated particular research creativity; have demonstrated the potential to achieve international recognition in their fields in the next five to ten years; as chair holders, have the potential to attract, develop and retain excellent trainees, students and future artists and researchers; and be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality.

Tier 2 chairs are intended for exceptional emerging artists and scholars. Applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist, such as maternity, parental or extended sick leave, clinical training, etc.) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. Please consult the Canada Research Chairs website for full program information, including further details on eligibility criteria: www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca and http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx.

The CRC in Theatre and Film will join the Faculty of Arts, home to over twenty Canada Research Chairs across a wide range of humanities and social science units. UBC Arts is a Faculty of distinction and excellence in both teaching and research. For more information about the Faculty of Arts, visit https://arts.ubc.ca, for information about the Department of Theatre and Film visit https://theatrefilm.ubc.ca/.

Applications are to be submitted through the Department of Theatre and Film’s application portal https://thfl.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=347

Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order): a letter of application outlining creative and scholarly background and philosophy, a curriculum vitae, a sample of their publications and/or creative work, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness, a description of current and proposed research and creative projects, a statement identifying their contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse student body, and contact information for at least four potential referees from whom confidential letters of assessment can be obtained, one of which must be from an indigenous community member.

Inquiries about the position may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Stephen Heatley, thfl.head@ubc.ca. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2020. The closing date for applications is March 20, 2020, at 11:59 (PST). Only complete applications will be considered by the committee.

In assessing applications, UBC recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process.

UBC welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for all candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To confidentially request accommodations, please contact Professor Stephen Heatley at thfl.head@ubc.ca.
The University is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable work environment for all members of its workforce, and in particular, for its employees with disabilities. An inclusive work environment for employees with disabilities presumes an environment where differences are accepted, recognized, and integrated into current structures, planning and decision-making modes.

For contact information regarding UBC’s accommodation and access policies and resources (for faculty and staff as well as students), please visit the Centre for Accessibility: https://facultystaff.students.ubc.ca/student-development-services/centre-accessibility/faculty-and-staff-disabilities.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

In accordance with UBC’s CRC Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Action Plan, and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, the selection for any CRC chair at UBC will be restricted to members in one or more of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities (members of groups that are racially categorized), persons with disabilities, and Indigenous Peoples. For this CRC Chair in particular, selection will be restricted to Indigenous Peoples. Applicants to Canada Research Chair positions are asked to complete this equity survey (https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6WJHol7SfPxRMu9) as part of the application process, and applicants must self-identify as Indigenous to be considered for the position. Because the search is limited to those self-identifying as members of this group, candidates must also provide their name when completing the equity survey in order to be considered.

Personal information is collected under the authority of sections 26(a) and 26(c) of the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information you provide will only be used to determine whether you qualify for participation in this hiring process. Equity Survey Data will be collected by the UBC Equity & Inclusion Office and only the names of those who identify as Indigenous Peoples will be shared with the search committee. Currently, UBC’s CRC complement has a gap in representation of persons with disabilities. Until such time as this is remedied, the names of those self-identifying as Indigenous and as a person with a disability will be provided separately to the search committee. Responses will be stored in a secure database.

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - 2019 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma City University-Associate Dean of the School of Theatre[edit | edit source]

12 Month Full-Time/Regular[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma City University invites culturally, and academically diverse nominations and applications for the non-tenure track, associate/professor, twelve-month position of Associate Dean of the School of Theatre. Reporting to the dean of the School of Theatre, the associate dean assists in all operational matters of the school providing administrative and operational oversight, personnel development, and fiscal management.

School of Theatre

The School of Theatre offers comprehensive and diverse undergraduate focused programs with tracks in professional and applied theatre training. We offer a BFA in Acting, BFA in Design and Production, and a BA in Theatre and Performance in a program that has gained a national reputation and currently has a steady population of over 220 majors. The School of Theatre is a part of the Margaret E. Petree College of Performing Arts which includes the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment and the Wanda L. Bass School of Music. TheatreOCU is the School of Theatre’s producing arm, mounting four mainstage and 7-8 lab productions each season.  Design and Production also supports the Opera & Musical Theatre program which produces three musicals and three operas each year. The school has partnerships with three local professional theatre companies: Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, Lyric Theatre and Oklahoma City Ballet. The Design and Production area has been ranked in the Top 30 College Theatre Design/Tech programs by OnStage Blog for the past two years.

The School of Theatre prepares young theatre artists for a sustainable, professional life. Our faculty inspire undergraduate students in a rigorous, disciplined, and collaborative academic and production environment. Our program is grounded in the philosophy of putting theory into practice from the classroom to the stage to produce creative, culturally aware, and highly effective theatrical artists. More information on our programs and productions can be found at: www.okcu.edu/theatre

Required Qualifications

  • A terminal degree in theatre
  • Distinguished record of professional and academic achievements
  • Successful administrative experience with a demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic and tactical plans
  • Experience in recruiting students
  • A demonstrated commitment to maintaining a collaborative work environment with all staff and faculty

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral/written communication skills, and presentation skills
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse constituencies and multiple interests within a university environment
  • High level of initiative, sound judgment, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to motivate faculty, staff, and colleagues to continually improve curriculum, programs and services
  • Knowledge of NAST accreditation procedures, practices, and standards
  • Foster an inclusive, collaborative and motivating environment that makes it possible to attract, engage, and retain faculty, staff, and students of distinction
  • Demonstrate collaborative leadership within the performing arts

Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Administrative oversight for School of Theatre curriculum, program development, and productions
  • Assist with budget planning and management
  • Assist and coordinate with the dean on artistic and administrative management of all school of Theatre production groups
  • Work collaboratively with faculty and staff on curriculum, assessment, and program development
  • Manage faculty and staff evaluations and the promotion and tenure process 
  • Assist and coordinate with the dean on strategic planning, community outreach, audience development, marketing initiatives, and fundraising
  • Collaborate with faculty on season selection
  • Assist the dean in making personnel decisions, including hiring, retention, promotion, tenure, and post-tenure review recommendations to the Provost/VPAA
    • Supervise administrative staff. Complete yearly performance evaluations.
    • Monitor and approve class schedules, overload contracts and adjunct faculty contracts
    • Maintain a commitment to provide excellence in theatre administration and demonstrate leadership in theatre education
    • Commit to the values and disciplines of a professional training program and national theatre standards
    • Facilitate student centered learning and success
    • Foster and maintain partnerships within the academic and professional communities, both locally and nationally

Required Application Materials

  • Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • List of Professional References
  • Unofficial Transcripts

Contact for Additional Questions

Please address questions about the position or the search to: Search Chair: Lance Marsh / DMarsh@okcu.edu  Diversity Advocate: Rachel Barnett / rbarnett@okcu.edu

Oklahoma City University is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the values and goals of diversity.

Additional Required Application Materials: List of Professional References, Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcripts, Letter of Application, CV or Resume

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American University - Two positions (Associate/Full Professor and Assistant Professor in Theatre/Musical Theatre[edit | edit source]

The Department of Performing Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for two tenure-line positions in Theatre/Musical Theatre to begin in August 1st, 2020: one at the rank of ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR, one at the rank of ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. We seek highly dedicated teachers and artists/scholars who are deeply committed to interdisciplinary learning, innovative and impactful practice in scholarly/artistic work, and the preparation of students for life in a diverse and rapidly changing global society.

ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR candidates will have an established regional/national/international reputation in creative, professional, and/or scholarly practice with continuing potential for growth, and significant experience in teaching at the undergraduate level. The most competitive candidates will already be qualified for tenure consideration.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR candidates will have as well as strong scholarly, creative, and/or professional expertise, high potential for continuing growth, as well as demonstrated excellence teaching theatre and/or musical theatre.

Responsibilities for both positions include teaching undergraduate courses in the theatre and/or musical theatre majors, as well as general education classes within the AU Core.  Demonstrated ability to teach across disciplines or in multiple areas also is desired. Both faculty positions will teach four classes per academic year, maintain and grow their professional/scholarly profile, and engage with service at the department, college, and university level. Directing a production in the Theatre/ Musical Theatre program season is considered a course, and is included as part of the teaching load. Demonstrated ability to direct plays and/or musicals is required.

A terminal degree in theatre, musical theatre, or a closely related field is required at the time of appointment.

Salary for both positions is competitive. Initial review of applications will begin October 21, 2019, and will continue until the positions are filled. Please submit applications via [INSERT LINK]. To apply, submit a letter of application (clearly identifying to which of these two positions you are applying), your curriculum vitae, and two sample syllabi (letters of recommendation will be requested for short-listed candidates). Please contact Richard Streeks, Administrative Coordinator, 202-885-3422 or streeks@american.edu if you have any questions.

American University (american.edu) is a student-centered research institution located in Washington, DC, with highly-ranked schools and colleges, internationally-renowned faculty, and a reputation for creating meaningful change in the world. The Theatre/Musical Theatre Program, housed in the Department of Performing Arts, offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Theatre and Musical Theatre, as well as a minor in Theatre. Students concentrate in either Performance (Theatre or Musical Theatre specific) or Theatre Arts. Productions are presented on our proscenium stage at the Greenberg Theatre, or in our more intimate and flexible black box Katzen Studio Theatre. The roughly 90 majors within the program generally reflect the students that AU attracts – intellectually passionate, academically strong, liberal-arts oriented, and socio-politically engaged.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Received an email asking for three letters of rec, "all teaching evaluations for the last two years," "two representative samples of scholarship," and "a short (10 minutes or so maximum) video, briefly introducting yourself" while answering four questions. These were to be submitted by Nov. 8. I was applying for the Assistant Professor job. 
Received an email on 11/26 indicating that they will contact selected candidates for campus visits early spring semester.
Recieved a request for additional materials via interfolio that, in the end, appears to have been a system error. Frustratingly, the admin was aware of the issue (I sent an email asking for clarification) but rather than informing me of the error, they allowed me to generate all the materials listed above and simply revoked my ability to submit them without any notification. When I called to inquire about this change, I was informed of the mistake and was told they had not responded to my email because they were "busy." I know the market is rough, but I think folks shortlisted should be aware of how little regard this institution displayed towards colleagues.

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NOTES: Weirdest interview process yet.

Ashoka University (IND:Hya) - Tenure/Tenure-Track faculty position in English (Rank Open), Performance Studies & Drama[edit | edit source]

We are looking for active scholars and committed teachers at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels, who are engaged with one or more of the following fields:

1. Performance Studies and Drama

2. Digital Humanities

3. Critical and Literary Theory

4. South Indian Literatures (especially Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu)

Applications are welcomed from people working both in and out of the Anglophone world. Candidates should ideally be conversant with a broad sweep of literatures and theories. Classes to be offered include undergraduate gateway courses as well as upper-level and graduate seminars in individual areas of expertise. An active research profile in areas compatible with those listed above, as well as teaching experience pointing to a vibrant and dialogic classroom pedagogy will be welcome.

In addition to our popular undergraduate programme, we also have a growing graduate profile with our PhD in English already underway and our Master’s programme starting in 2020. Ashoka University is an equal opportunity employer, and will offer competitive compensation packages.

Applicants should have the PhD in hand at the time of joining Ashoka. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and three letters of reference.

For questions or more information please email jgharris@ashoka.edu.in

For full consideration all materials should be submitted at https://facultypositions.ashoka.edu.in/ by December 1, 2019.

Deadline: 31 October 2019 (Indian Standard Time, UTC+5)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): MLA

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Baruch College (USA: NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre[edit | edit source]

Baruch College is seeking to hire a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor of Theatre. The Theatre Program is part of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences within the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. 

Candidates are expected to develop and teach courses in Theatre Management or Arts Administration and Leadership. In addition, candidates are required to teach a large introductory lecture class in theatre arts once a year, as well as courses in their areas of expertise. Other responsibilities include course development, student advisement, and production coordination. Service on department, college, and university committees is required.

The Theatre Program offers a growing Ad Hoc Major in Theatre Arts Administration, which the candidate will be expected to help develop. The Department also has a large enrollment in the Theatre Minor and supports the other schools within Baruch with elective courses. We offer students coursework in a range of theatre and performance topics, from theatre history to directing. Our program produces two theatrical productions per year.

QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. required in theatre, performance studies, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of teaching on the college level and an ongoing record of scholarly research, writing, and publication.

COMPENSATION

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

STEP ONE - Visit https://cuny.jobs/new-york-ny/assistant-professor-theatre/D357C348225149C5977E010778807633/job/ and click "Apply Now" 
Upload your cover letter, a CV, and published writing sample.

STEP TWO - Go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/ 
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below. 

Please go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/ and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system.  Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact HR at 646-660-6590.

CLOSING DATE

Posting will close on November 18, 2019. Review of resumes begins December 1, 2019.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.


Deadline: 18 November 2019 (US Eastern Time, UTC-4)

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Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): E-mail rejection received 1/13

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Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama- Teaching-Track faculty position in Stage and Production Management[edit | edit source]

Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama invites applications for a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor (Teaching Track) of Stage and Production Management.

The candidate will hold an MFA or equivalent professional experience in theatrical stage and/or production management and be able to provide additional instruction in opera, dance, commercial/events or other related areas including performance unions. Previous teaching experience is highly desirable.

Responsibilities include teaching within the BFA conservatory and MFA programs in Stage and Production Management, mentoring students in a busy production schedule, recruiting, admissions, curriculum development, and involvement in the daily life and culture of the school.  This position is Pittsburgh-based and begins Fall 2020.

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 improve 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 leadership and enrichment of diverse art practices, champion interdisciplinary collaborations, explore new forms of creative expression, and promote community and diversity.

Application Instructions:

Applications will be accepted through November 15, 2019.

To apply, please submit the following by[1]clicking here 

  •  Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Three references including contact information


Deadline: 15 November 2019 (US Eastern Time, UTC-4)

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College of the Holy Cross, Worcester (USA:Mass) - Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Dramatic Literature[edit | edit source]

The Department of English at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment specializing in dramatic literature to begin in August 2020.  We seek a literary scholar focused on dramatic literature and performance from any period or periods.  We are especially interested in candidates whose research and pedagogy bring ethnic or global perspectives to the study of drama.  Teaching duties will include our Shakespeare survey as well as courses on the development of drama through the present.

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement in the field.  This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty.  Tenure-track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies.  All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.  To learn more about faculty life at the College and the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.

Qualifications:

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advance levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. required.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, writing sample (25 pages maximum), transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service might support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion.  For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.  Please submit all application materials to (https://apply.interfolio.com/66948) by 15 October.  Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place during the first week of December.  We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Skype.  Semifinalists will be invited to visit campus the week of 20 January.  Questions about this search may be directed to Christine Coch, Chair, Department of English, ccoch@holycross.edu.

Deadline: 15 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

Acknowledgment received: 19 October 2019

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): Nov 22

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Scheduled for 12/5 x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview): Dec 16

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Columbia University (USA:Ny) - Modern and Contemporary Drama and Theatrical Performance[edit | edit source]

The Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of modern and contemporary drama and theatrical performance to begin July 1, 2020. To be eligible, candidate must have received the Ph.D. before July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a spectrum of graduate and undergraduate courses in the field; the successful candidate also will teach two courses per year in Columbia’s Core Curriculum, typically Literature Humanities, and will have the opportunity to join the faculty of the Ph.D. Program in Theatre. Applications must be made through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) and must include cover letter, current CV, dissertation abstract, three letters of recommendation, and writing sample (25 pp. maximum). Review of applications begins November 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: 31 October 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

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Rejection (no interview): 11/26 ; got mine 12/3

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): I know of one person who got a Skype interview on 11/26, and several who got HR form rejects. I haven't heard either way. Anyone else?

I still haven't heard anything. I emailed the admin assistant that I realized that one of my recs never actuallys ent his rec in (!) and if that meant I was disqualified, they said that the committee had read my application but didn't say either way yes or no. Trying to not pull my hair out. Just reject me already!

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Durham University (EU:UK:Eng) - Assistant Professor in Drama[edit | edit source]

The Department of English Studies at Durham University seeks to appoint two Assistant Professors in Drama (Grade 7 or 8). The successful candidates will have research and teaching interests in any area of English-language drama from the Medieval period to the present day; we welcome applications from candidates with expertise across historical periods and critical approaches. The successful applicants will be joining a department with established strengths in theatre and drama and they will also have the opportunity to contribute to a dynamic interdisciplinary research culture and a vibrant student theatre community.

The successful candidates will be able to provide evidence of outstanding research potential and/or achievement in any area of English-language drama and will be expected to develop undergraduate and postgraduate modules reflecting their research specialism, as well as to teach broadly on the Department’s curriculum as appropriate. They will also be expected to attract and supervise postgraduate research students at PhD level and will contribute to strengthening and enhancing the University’s international profile through teaching and research of global reach and significance.

In the UK University system this is classed as a permanent role with a full open ended contract.

Deadline: 22 November 2019 (UK Time, UTC+0)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 1x 12/16 ("long-listed for the post")

Rejection (no interview): 1x 1/20

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Drew University (USA:NJ) - Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre[edit | edit source]

Drew University’s Department of Theatre and Dance seeks a full-time tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre.  NOTE: This is no longer being advertised as tenure-track, per HR dept.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinating our production program
  • Directing one show a year, mentoring student directors
  • Collaborating with faculty members on production oversight for the season
  • Teaching both intermediate and advanced directing course,s as well as courses in Playscript Interpretation, Dramatic Literature, and/or Dramaturgy depending on expertise. 

Requirements

Professional experience as well as a terminal degree required. Preference will be given to scholar-practitioners; i.e. Ph.D. candidates with extensive directing and experience and/or M.F.A.’s with strong academic scholarship. 

The ideal candidate will have a wide range of experience with canonical works, non-western forms, and new play development.

Application

Please submit Cover letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, CV, and three letters of recommendation to hr0819-1@drew.edu . Appointment to begin August 2020. Posting will remain open until position is filled.

Deadline: Open Until Filled (Posted: 7 August 2019)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Zoom Interview scheduled for 12/13

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: for Jan/Feb 2020 x 2

Rejection (after campus interview):

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Email from HR on 8/13/19 indicating that this is not a tenure-track position.

Florida State University (USA: FL) -- Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theatre Studies[edit | edit source]

Responsibilities The School of Theatre at Florida State University is committed to improving equity, diversity, and inclusion in academic research, theatrical practice, pedagogy, and mentorship. The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theatre Studies aims to promote and develop qualified scholars, teachers, and artists for tenure-track faculty positions in the fields of Theatre and Performance Studies. Applicants should demonstrate how their research, teaching, and/or artistic practice can contribute to faculty diversity at FSU and how their long-term projects will advance issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the broader fields of performance research and pedagogy. The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theatre Studies is a two-year appointment, during which time fellows will teach a 2/2 course-load while developing their independent research. Fellows will participate in professional development activities and will receive mentorship from full-time faculty.

Qualifications In order to be eligible for this program, applicants must have completed their doctoral degree within the past 5 years -- or expect to complete their doctoral degree by no later than July 1, 2020 -- at an accredited university. The FSU School of Theatre is currently seeking applications specializing in any of the following areas: Asian and/or Asian diasporic theatre & performance; disability studies in/and performance; Indigenous performance; Latin American theatre & performance; Middle Eastern theatre & performance.

Contact Info Questions may be directed to Dr. Aaron C. Thomas at acthomas[at]admin.fsu.edu. Please see our website at http://theatre.fsu.edu for further information on our program and current faculty expertise.

Anticipated Salary Range The stipend will be $50,000 per year plus University benefits. Fellows may also apply for departmental funding to attend scholarly meetings, academic conferences, or professional development events, as well as University-wide postdoctoral funding in the second year.

How To Apply The following are required with your application –

  • CV
  • Cover letter expressing interest in the position
  • Statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Writing sample (25-pages at most)

For best consideration submit your materials by February 28. Competitive candidates will be invited for online video interviews during the spring 2020 semester.

Deadline: February 28, 2020 for best consideration

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ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY[edit | edit source]

Assistant Professor in Arts Administration and Managing Director of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival

The School of Theatre and Dance at Illinois State University seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member in Arts Administration who will also serve as the Managing Director of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. This is a nine-month tenure-track appointment with an additional summer contract with the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. This position will begin August 16, 2020. The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in theatre management and arts administration. Serve as Managing Director of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, overseeing its business operations and audience development. The Managing Director supervises marketing and sponsorships, coordinates fundraising activities with the College’s Dean and School Director, and organizes front of house activities of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. This position collaborates with the Artistic Director and the Producer (School’s Director), who are tenured faculty in the School of Theatre and Dance.

Required Qualifications:

·         Terminal degree in Theatre Management, Arts Administration, or a closely related field.

·         Two or more years of administrative experience with a theatre organization.

·         Two or more years of successful teaching experience at the college level.

·         An established or emerging pattern of publications, conference participation, and/or creative activity.

·         Successful grant-writing experience.

·         Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.

Application procedure:

Initial review of applications will begin on December 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

To ensure full consideration, please complete a faculty employment application to posting number 0712595 at www.jobs.IllinoisState.edu. Along with your application, submit a formal letter of application, a current CV, and a list of at least three references with contact information. In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation must be sent directly to Michelle Woody at mwoody@ilstu.edu.

For full consideration, all materials must be submitted online and letters must be received by November 30, 2019. Additional materials, which may include teaching videos, syllabi, and other artifacts, may be requested from applicants at a later date.

The School of Theatre and Dance is one of three schools within the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts. The School employs 28 faculty, 8 staff, and 315 students 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. Its annual production season consists of eight theatre productions and two dance concerts in two facilities, a 525-seat proscenium space and a flexible space that can be adapted to a 125-seat thrust or 150-seat arena. The School maintains membership in U/RTA, with programs accredited by NAST. See https://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/theatre-dance/.

The Illinois Shakespeare Festival produces Shakespeare and contemporary plays in the spirit of Shakespeare every summer at the beautiful Ewing Cultural Center in Bloomington, Illinois. As an U/RTA member institution, the Festival hires professional artists and offers a variety of internships to college and university students. Supported by Illinois State University and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival Society, the Festival sells an average of 10,000 tickets per year and has just completed its 42nd season. See illinoisshakes.com.

The Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts also includes the School of Music, the School of Art, the School of Theatre and Dance and the Program in Arts Technology. In addition, the College supports the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, the Center for the Performing Arts, and University Galleries. The programs support talented and passionate students pursuing their dreams in all areas of study: music, theatre, and dance performance and teacher education, composition, music therapy, visual art and design, art history, interactive media, arts administration, and theatrical design.  The College offers students opportunities to study and perform in Italy, Australia, England, China, Korea, Africa, and other culturally-rich destinations led by faculty experts. For more information on the College, visit https://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/.

Illinois State University offers a small-college experience with large-university opportunities. Illinois State University distinguishes itself from other institutions in the state and the region by providing a unique educational climate that adds a beneficial dimension to the state's system of higher education. The first public university in Illinois, Illinois State University was founded in 1857. Today, we are a dynamic, fiscally sound university of close to 21,000 students offering more than 160 major/minor options in six colleges. In our most recent strategic plan Educate ∙ Connect ∙ Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we believe we create a learning environment that results in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. For the fifth 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. See www.illinoisstate.edu

Bloomington-Normal has a population of approximately 167,000 in the greater metro area and is 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, Rivian auto manufacturers, 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/).

Illinois State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law, you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. Deadline: 1 December 2019 

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Macalester College (USA:MN) - Assistant Professor in Performance Design [edit | edit source]

The Theater and Dance Department at Macalester College invites applications for a tenure track faculty member in Performance Design at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates will be active artists with set or lighting design (or both) as a primary area of expertise. Demonstrated additional proficiency in costume, digital projections, object theater/puppetry, or sound design also welcome. The Search Committee seeks applicants committed to developing an inclusive pedagogy that addresses the vibrancy of our diverse student body and to providing talented undergraduates with a transformative liberal arts education. Candidates should be ready to work effectively with faculty, production staff, and guest artists in Theater and Dance, and to engage in areas across the Macalester community through service, curricular affinities, and collaborative projects. The 5-course teaching assignment includes designs for 1 mainstage production at the College per year, with the expectation of mentorship of student assistants as well as supervision of student designers. The faculty member will be working in a new Theater Building completed January 2019, with a large state-of-the-art flexible performance space and a complete 2-D/3-D design studio.

Successful applicants will be hands-on designers committed to collaboration and problem-solving with a portfolio preferably in both theater and dance; fluent in current technologies of design for performance; and prepared to work in traditional as well as alternative or site-specific performance spaces. They will be able to teach courses in design history and/or theories with a focus on critiques of cultural and social representations. Strong candidates will have a record of experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching diverse students. Our new colleague will be ready to participate in the intellectual and artistic life of Macalester College, as well as in the many aspects of faculty governance.

Candidates are encouraged to read more about Macalester at https://www.macalester.edu/about/mission/ and to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to our institutional mission and goals.

Theater and Dance faculty are active artists in their fields, as the Twin Cities have more theater companies per capita than any other urban center in the country besides New York City. Prominent local companies include the Children’s Theatre Company; the Guthrie Theater; James Sewell Ballet; the Jungle Theater; Mixed Blood; Penumbra Theatre; Pillsbury House Theatre; Ragamala Dance Company; and TU Dance, among many others.

QUALIFICATIONS: MFA or MFA/PhD in hand at the time of the hire, with primary strengths in set or lighting design; expertise in a second or third area highly desirable. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred. Evidence of professional artistic work, or professional artistic work in combination with relevant scholarship, is necessary for portfolio consideration at hiring, and at review and tenure evaluations.

Complete applications include a cover letter with a statement of interest in Macalester and the liberal arts; curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; description of artistic research interests; web links to portfolio and/or CD of work samples (10-15); and a list of three references. Submit electronic copies at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13779 .

CONTACT: Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento, Search Chair, tatinge@macalester.edu. Evaluation of complete applications will begin October 15th and continue until the position is filled.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 2100 undergraduates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Deadline: 14 October 2019 (US Central Time, UTC-5)

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Michigan State University (USA:MI) - Chairperson, Full Professor, Theater[edit | edit source]

Michigan State University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Theatre. The successful candidate must have the necessary qualifications and the ability to be appointed at the rank of Full Professor (12-month appointment, tenured) commencing August 16, 2020. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience.


The Chair of the Department of Theatre will provide visionary leadership, overseeing the academic and artistic efforts of 250 undergraduate majors and minors, 15 graduate students, and 28 full-time faculty and staff. The ideal candidate will be an innovative and inspiring leader and educator with the capacity to take a thriving and dynamic program to new heights. Qualified candidates will balance pedagogy and production in ways that support the department’s creative and scholarly endeavors.

The committee seeks candidates who are eager to explore the following ideas:

  • The role of theatre in facilitating conversations about today’s toughest challenges.
  • The role of theatre in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion locally and globally.
  • The role of theatre in the digital age.
  • Cultivating synergy between arts theory and practice in a program with both pre-professional training and
  • liberal arts education.

Required Qualifications:

  • MFA or PhD in Theatre or related field, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Record of scholarly or artistic achievement commensurate with the rank of Full Professor at Michigan State University.
  • Record of teaching excellence in higher education.
  • Record of effective leadership and administrative experience.
  • Evidence of ongoing creative or scholarly output with a national/international reputation.
  • Evidence of successful collaborative partnerships; such as those with other academic units, the community, and internationally. 
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Connection to and awareness of trends in the entertainment field.

The chair will oversee everything from department governance to the graduate and undergraduate curricula. The successful candidate for this position will provide visionary leadership and play a major role in generating, directing, and facilitating the departmental mission; operating policies and procedures; faculty, students, and staff development; teaching, research, and outreach programs throughout Michigan, nationally, and internationally; and support for students, staff, and faculty achievement within a culture of inclusion, collaboration, creativity, mentorship, and care. The chair will also play a major role in the development of educational programs within the Department and will be responsible for formulating a plan for the department’s artistic direction and may act as artistic director if qualified.


Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website at http://careers.msu.edu/ Posting #595921.


Qualified applicants should submit (a) a cover letter outlining your qualifications and vision for the position (b) curriculum vitae (c) a statement on experience with diversity and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence and (d) the names and email addresses of 4 potential referees who can comment on administrative ability and/or quality of scholarship/teaching. 3 referees must be of equal or higher rank. References will not be contacted without prior permission from the candidate. For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Alison Dobbins, dobbinsa@msu.edu or 517-884-7792. For more information about the Department of Theatre go to theatre.msu.edu. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members, results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro- active inclusion. The Department of Theatre has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups including the LGBTQIA community. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts & Letters’ distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence. MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is located in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 450,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. The University is proactive about its obligations under the ADA, and provides individual accessibility plans to students and employees with disabilities. Michigan State University is proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career families, both inside and outside the University, and respects all family forms. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/. Information about WorkLife at MSU can be found http://worklife.msu.edu/. Information about the Academic Advancement Network can be found http://aan.msu.edu/. Information about MSU Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, including the Diversity Research Network can be found at http://www.inclusion.msu.edu/

The College of Arts and Letters employs 262 full-time faculty with 3100 undergraduates and 259 graduate students enrolled in 24 majors, 36 minors, and 9 graduate programs that are housed in 9 departments and 22 research centers and interdisciplinary programs. These include such outstanding programs as African and African American Studies, American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Jewish Studies, the Center for Gender in a Global Context, and the Center for Interdisciplinarity. The College also has a vibrant mentoring program at the College and Departmental levels. It works closely with MSU’s five international centers that receive Title VI funding and is also a long-time leader in international education sponsoring 70-80 programs each year. In 2019, faculty of color made up 27% of the College faculty and students of color made up 30% of its entering undergraduate class.

Deadline: 1 October 2019

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Millersville University of Pennsylvania (USA: PA) - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor and Director of Dramatics[edit | edit source]

Description: The Department of Communication and Theatre, in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences welcomes applicants for a full—time tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level who will also serve as the Director of Dramatics beginning August 2020 in the Department of Communication and Theatre. We seek an outstanding teacher with professional experience to complement our dedicated and collaborative faculty.

The successful applicant will serve as “Director of Dramatics,” and have ability and willingness to develop and offer curriculum in Theatre and related performing arts while working in a multidisciplinary environment across other disciplines of Entertainment Technology, Music, Media and Broadcasting.

Required:

  • MFA, DFA or PhD in a related field or be ABD and hold a record of effective teaching. Evidence of professional activity and maintaining the profession as part of the commitment to creative scholarly projects and/or membership or eligibility in Actors Equity Association (AEA) or Stage Directors and Choreographers (SDC) or similar professional organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses in: Acting (at all levels of expertise) for Stage and Media, Directing, Dramaturgy/Script Analysis, Theatre History, Voice (for Actors), Public Speaking, Movement and/or Dance, Stage Management, Devised Theatre, Introduction to Theatre (General Education),London Theatre Tour;
  • Demonstrated Ability to conduct classes through multifaceted teaching strategies for face-to- face classroom delivery and/or web enhanced or web-based formats; Evidence of interest in developing new courses related to Theatre and/or Performing Arts; Evidence of ability to supervise students in production and teach diverse student populations.
  • Successful interview, research/creative works presentation, and teaching demonstration as well as the successful completion of three background checks: Act 34 Criminal Record Check; Act 151 Child Abuse History; Act 114 FBI Federal Criminal History-Fingerprinting.

Preferred: Teach general education courses (i.e., Theater Appreciation) as needed by the department within one’s area of expertise.

To Apply: Go to http://jobs.millersville.edu/postings/7292 and create a faculty application. A cover letter/letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript(s), teaching philosophy and research statement. Three current professional references will be required.

Deadline: 25 October 2019

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Muhlenberg College (USA: PA) - Assistant Professor of Theatre (Acting) - Tenure Track[edit | edit source]

The Department of Theatre & Dance at Muhlenberg College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track acting faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, beginning fall 2020. Successful candidates will be teaching artists who: (1) have a current, recognized professional practice, (2) hold an MFA degree in acting by August 2020, or have distinguished professional acting experience commensurate with that degree, (3) have a record of excellence in teaching acting at the undergraduate level or beyond, and (4) demonstrate teaching specializations in the foundations of acting and at least one additional acting style, genre or training technique. These could include, but are not limited to:

  • contemporary heightened language/embodiment (such as Hip Hop theatre and/or spoken word),
  • non-Western, indigenous or diasporic approaches/forms,
  • on-camera acting and new media
  • acting the song,
  • classical heightened language/embodiment,
  • mask work (neutral and/or period),
  • approaches to the 20th Century historical avant-garde (such as Brecht, Beckett, Grotowski),
  • clowning,
  • devising.

Responsibilities include teaching a 3/3 load comprised of acting coursework at the foundational, intermediate and advanced levels. Of particular note is an intensive 6-hour-per-week acting technique course which serves as our acting students’ accelerated introduction to actor training. Muhlenberg theatre faculty mentor undergraduate theatre students from a variety of cultural, socioeconomic and artistic backgrounds. As such, strong cultural and gender competence is required. Our faculty provide artistic leadership germane to their expertise in departmental production work, including directing, acting, coaching, choreographing, dramaturgy and supervisory mentorship.

About the College: Muhlenberg College is located in Allentown, PA – one-hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City, and is easily accessed by car and bus from both cities. An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education. For additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can find the latest updates to the College's Diversity Strategic Plan here: www.muhlenberg.edu/diversityatmuhlenberg. Salary and benefits are competitive; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check.

About the Department of Theatre & Dance: A rigorous, nationally-ranked department of 500 students and 21 full time faculty, Muhlenberg’s Theatre & Dance Department (www.muhlenberg.edu/academics/theatre-dance/) offers BA degrees in theatre (with concentrations in acting, directing, design/technology, stage management and performance studies) and/or dance (with concentrations in performance, choreography, dance therapy, physical therapy, teaching and arts management). The department trains student artists at the level they might find in a conservatory setting, but maintains a commitment to educating those selfsame artists as individual thinkers in the liberal arts tradition. During the academic year, the department also produces an extensive season of 6 full-scale theatre productions and 3 major dance concerts, maintaining a longstanding commitment to diversity of repertoire rooted in values of inclusion and social justice – a commitment reflected equally in the department’s curricula.

Application Instructions: Please submit: (1) a letter of application addressed to Professor Troy Dwyer, Chair, Department of Theatre & Dance, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy specific to the teaching of acting, (4) a statement describing how your teaching, artmaking practice, mentorship and/or community service might support Muhlenberg’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity, and (5) names, email addresses and phone numbers of three current references. For best consideration, please submit all application materials by September 30, 2019.

Apply via Muhlenberg College's Career Site: https://muhlenberg.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/MuhlenbergCareers/job/Baker-Center-for-the-Arts/Assistant-Professor--Theatre---Dance--Tenure-Track_R0000310

Deadline: 30 September 2019

SEARCH POSTPONED UNTIL 2020/2021 ACADEMIC YEAR (11/7/2019)



Occidental College (USA:CA) - Assistant or Associate Professor, Theater and Performance [edit | edit source]

The Theater Department at Occidental College seeks a highly collaborative Theater and/or Performance Studies scholar and practitioner for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate rank who will support and strengthen our current offerings in theater and performance scholarship as well as in acting and directing both in the classroom and in our department productions.

The ideal candidate is a practicing artist who has professional and collegiate directing credits and has strong connections to current scholarship and artistic trends in theater and live performance. This candidate should demonstrate both interest and expertise in a specific area of directing and scholarly or creative research, such as devised theater, community-based theater, applied theater, African- American Theater, Latino/a Theater, LGBTQ theater, or other areas of contemporary or international theater. We are looking for an innovative artist scholar excited to redefine courses and merge theory and practice in their teaching and directing. The new faculty member will diversify our courses and production offerings and share a strong desire to develop creative projects and curricular offerings with the Departments of MusicArt and Art History, and Media Arts and Culture(MAC). We want a colleague who can model the intersection of artistic practice and theory with us, and who is passionate about the potential of live performance to engage with issues of identity, politics, and social justice.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND GOALS

The department looks for a colleague who will commit:

  • to develop a truly interdisciplinary approach to the study and making of live performance in collaboration with colleagues, students, and guest artists from other disciplines, including our current collaborators in MAC and Music. Eventually, interdisciplinary collaborations in the classroom and in production should invite departments across the campus.
  • to make our commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion visible across campus.
  • to ensure that social justice and community based learning, practiced hand-in-hand with sophisticated artistry, will be cornerstones of our department.

Demonstrated leadership ability is expected in order to contribute to the management of the varied aspects of our program, including curricular innovation, season planning and publicity, recruitment and retention of a diverse community of theater students, support of our guest artist programs, fund-raising, and other initiatives.

We expect that in addition to teaching upper division acting courses (THEA 310 Acting 2) and courses in directing (THEA 310 Directing), this new hire will develop new courses in their area(s) of specialty and with interdisciplinary collaborators across campus. We expect that the successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to creating equitable opportunities for learning and for mentoring students, particularly underrepresented students. Of the typical course load of 5 4-unit courses, we expect that one of these courses will be to direct in our production program. In addition, we expect that on a rotating basis with other department faculty, this new hire will teach in the CORE Cultural Studies Program (CSP).

As one of the few urban liberal arts colleges in the country, Occidental affords students and faculty unique engagement with communities, cultural institutions, and academic resources throughout Los Angeles. The Theater Department leverages our urban location through rich partnerships with theater artists and companies in Los Angeles and our students regularly benefit from our location by working with these artists in the classroom and in production. Students also benefit from an active play going program. The Department is an active community participant through our regular curriculum and the Occidental Children’s Theater and its programs. For more information, please visit the Theater Department online.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • We seek a colleague with a Ph.D. and/or M.F.A. in directing, or equivalent professional experience in Performance Studies, Theater and Performance, or Applied Theater.
  • An excellent teaching record must be augmented by professional achievement as a scholar/artist in the areas of acting or directing and, in particular, devised theater, and/or community based theater.
  • Other areas of teaching, scholarship or artistic practice could include the study of race, gender, ethnicity, and identity as it is expressed in existing and original theatrical work.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to participate annually in our production program as a director and to mentor student directing and acting projects.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Candidates should send their application as an electronic file to Professor Susan Gratch at theatersearch@oxy.edu. A complete application will include the following materials:

(1) a cover letter detailing your interest in teaching at Occidental, a liberal arts institution with a mission of equity and excellence; a discussion of your scholarly and/or artistic practice; and a description of your teaching experience;

(2) a statement of teaching philosophy that includes a discussion of your commitment to, past evidence of, and future plans for creating equitable opportunities for learning and mentoring, especially for underrepresented students;

(3) a list and brief descriptions of the courses you could teach at Oxy;

(4) Curriculum Vitae; and

(5) three confidential letters of recommendation, with at least one attesting to your teaching; letters must be sent by recommenders directly totheatersearch@oxy.edu.

These materials are due no later than October 16, 2019; applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed. After an initial review of applicants, we may request additional materials. Interviews of semi-finalists will be held via video-conference in the second half of November.

Occidental College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.

We strongly encourage all underrepresented candidates, especially women and persons of color, to apply.

As a condition of hire for a staff position and for appointment to a faculty position, Occidental College requires that all candidates who have received a conditional offer of employment complete an application form (if they have not already done so) and consent to a background check.  Satisfactory completion of a background check, along with pre-employment verifications and references are required as a condition of employment, but only as permitted by federal, state, and local law, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Deadline: 16 October 2019

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 1 (12/10), 1 (12/11) 

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): 1 - Skype (12/4) 1 - Skype (12/11)

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Campus interview scheduled: Campus interview schedueled for February (12/18) 1

Rejection (after campus interview): 1 (3/6)

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Offer accepted: rejection after campus visit indicated an offer had been made and accepted

NOTES: Any news? (12/4); Seconding this question; I'm also still waiting (12/6); 3rd, also still waiting (12/11)

Old Dominion University (USA: VA) - Assistant Professor, Theatre[edit | edit source]

The Department of Communication and Theatre Arts at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Theatre faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, beginning fall 2020. Successful candidates will have an experienced appreciation for community engaged performance and theatre’s unique power to motivate social change. They will have additional experience with teaching a student body that is diverse both culturally and economically, and in using theatre to promote cross disciplinary discussion and community/personal resilience. Qualifications include an MFA or PhD in Theatre or related studies, and considerable experience performing or directing both traditional and innovative performance forms.

Old Dominion University is a residential and research-extensive public institution serving an extremely diverse student body of 25,000, with a high concentration of Pell eligible students. The university is located on an urban campus in Norfolk, Virginia one of the seven cities that make up the Hampton Roads region of seaside Virginia. With a broadly-based population of 1.7 million, the area provides rich opportunities for creative innovation and cultural/recreational pursuit.

Submit application letter, diversity statement, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references to: Christopher Hanna, Search Chair, Department of Communication and Theatre at https://jobs.odu.edu/ . Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: October 21, 2019

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Penn State Abington (USA:PA): Assistant Teaching Professor (NTT): Integrative Arts[edit | edit source]

Penn State Abington invites applications for a full-time teaching faculty position in Integrative Arts to begin in Fall 2020. This is a fixed-term position with the possibility of renewal. Integrative Arts is an interdisciplinary major that provides opportunities for students to combine their interests in the arts with other areas such as science, technology, business, and the humanities. The successful candidate will have a terminal degree in an arts-related field, college-level teaching experience, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully with other academic units across the college and university. The preferred candidate must possess the vision and leadership skills that are necessary to strengthen the undergraduate experience in the Integrative Arts. Candidates with interdisciplinary expertise and teaching interest in fields related to global performance or the audiovisual arts will be given first consideration.

Located roughly 15 miles north of Philadelphia, Abington College serves a racially and ethnically diverse student body of nearly 4,000 undergraduates, including a significant proportion of first-generation, nontraditional, and international students. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to innovative, engaging, and student-centered learning and teaching that is responsive to the needs of diverse students in a major metropolitan area.

Review of applications will begin April 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy; and names and contact information of at least three professional references through the portal: https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PSU_Academic/job/Penn-State-Abington/Assistant-Teaching-Professor--Integrative-Arts_REQ_0000001276-1

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For more information about the college, visit our website at: http://www.abington.psu.edu.



Santa Clara University (USA:CA) - Assistant Professor (Tenure Track): Multicultural Theatre History and/or Performance Studies[edit | edit source]

The Theatre and Dance Department at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a tenure-stream Assistant Professor position in Theatre History and/or Performance Studies, with a specialization in multiculturalism, global theatre, and the critical study of race and/or ethnicity in performance to begin in September 2020. Successful performance in an on-campus interview, teaching demonstration, and research presentation are required. The selected candidate will teach 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. Course descriptions can be found at: https://www.scu.edu/bulletin/undergraduate/chapter-3/TheatreandDance.html

The selected candidate will also have directing responsibilities. The selected candidate will teach a standard teaching load of seven courses on the quarter system, with a one course reduction each year to support scholarship. An additional course release is granted tenure track faculty in their first year. The selected candidate must have and maintain an active research/creative program. All tenure track faculty at SCU participate in undergraduate advising and mentoring. Service activities appropriate to rank are also required.

Ph.D. in Theatre History and/or Performance Studies (completed by the start date of September 1, 2020) with expertise in one or more of the following areas of specialization: multiculturalism, global theatre, and the critical study of race and/or ethnicity in performance. Successful university-level teaching record, evidence of publication/creative scholarship and demonstrated ability in directing.

Faculty responsibilities are specified by the Santa Clara University Faculty Handbook (sec. 3.6). Duties include but are not limited to: (1) Teaching the assigned teaching load of six sections over three quarters, consisting of courses such as:  a) Critical Perspectives in Performance A & B; b) Latinx Theatre; c) Native American Theatre; d) Multicultural Theatre or Drama of Diversity; e) developing and teaching courses in their area of specialization and for the University Core Curriculum;  f) Advising and mentoring students and overseeing student research projects;  g) Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared way, including holding the final exam at the scheduled time;  h) Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students; i) Holding regular weekly office hours on campus; j) Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;  k) Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses;  l) Directing responsibilities within the department;  m) Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties, including attending department meetings, as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department. (2) Carrying out a sustained program of creative activity and/or research, with appropriate submission in peer-reviewed venues, and/or producing quality creative/artistic work in the field at appropriate venues. (3) Engaging in service to the department, College, and University appropriate to rank.

Candidates should demonstrate promise in scholarly research or creative work with evidence of prior publication/creative scholarship, including the ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals, as well as evidence of successful university teaching.

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

Application deadline: September 1, 2019.

To insure complete consideration applications must be completed by this date. Applications must be submitted using the university’s online application process. Please submit: 
(1) a letter clearly stating the applicant’s interest in Santa Clara University, as well as research and teaching interests
(2) curriculum vitae
(3) examples of peer-reviewed scholarship
(4) evidence of successful undergraduate and/or graduate teaching effectiveness (student teaching evaluations/peer teaching evaluations), and 
(5) three letters of recommendation that will be automatically solicited through the SCU applicant portal system upon submitting your application.
(6) Graduate transcripts (unofficial, with official available upon request)

Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic institution located in Silicon Valley, is committed to increasing diversity and furthering multicultural engagement among faculty, staff, and students. Candidates are encouraged to address in the letter of application their professional interest in and/or experiences relevant to achieving this goal. EO/AA employer.

Please note that once you submit your materials you will no longer be able to access your application; however the system will automatically reactivate your application every Monday, allowing you to make changes or additions you wish.

Please contact David Popalisky [dpopalisky@scu.edu], Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, with any questions. ​​ Course descriptions can be found at: https://www.scu.edu/bulletin/undergraduate/chapter-3/TheatreandDance.html

Required documents:

1. Letter of application, including a statement/information regarding:
a. applicant’s teaching experience and philosophy, 
b. research interests (including how they foster collaboration with students), 
c. experience working with people of diverse cultures and identities.
2. Curriculum Vitae 
3. Evidence of successful teaching/performance (e.g. sample syllabi, faculty and/or student teaching evaluations/peer teaching evaluations from recent position)
4. Three letters of recommendation (two additional references to be available upon request)
5. A representative sample of scholarship (pdf or url)

Deadline: 1 September 2019

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Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): +1 (Oct. 2019)

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Stony Brook University (USA:Ny) - Assistant Professor, Theatre Studies[edit | edit source]

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Theater in hand. Research and teaching expertise in theater and performance studies. Experience in translation and adaption of plays. Minimum of two years' experience teaching English and Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies Courses.

Preferred Qualifications

Research and teaching on contemporary female playwrights, experimental theater, dramaturgy, and queer culture in contemporary theater. Teaching that emphasizes the relationship between scholarship and activism.

Responsibilities & Requirements

The Assistant Professor will teach a 2/2 load, and additionally supervise graduate student work, divided between the English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies departments. This individual will publish research in the specified field and will also contribute to the missions of EGL, EGSS, and CAS, through service.

Special Notes

This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated Start Date: 9/1/2020.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree. 

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure

Those interested in this position should:

1. Complete the online Applicant Information Survey.  Do not submit this survey to the department with your application.  Any questions regarding the survey, please email oide@stonybrook.edu.

2. Submit a   State Employment Application, cover letter and resume/CV to  https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14820 by November 1, 2019.

APPLY

Celia Marshik

Department of English

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 11794-5350

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Deadline: 1 November 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

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SUNY New Paltz - Assistant Professor of Theatre[edit | edit source]

The State University of New York at New Paltz's Department of Theatre Arts invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. This is a full-time, tenure track, 10 month, academic-year position.

The Department of Theatre Arts has approximately 180 majors and 50 minors enrolled in its programs. The department offers a BA in Theatre with concentrations in Performance, Design/Tech, and Theatre Studies.

A successful candidate will have made steps towards a national and/or international reputation as a practitioner and/or scholar and be prepared to teach courses with a firm rooting in global theatre history, theory, dramatic literature and performance studies at the undergraduate level. They will also have a record of scholarly research and/or creative activity, teaching, institutional service, and collaboration with other artists and/or scholars. Typically, department faculty teach three courses per semester with a course release opportunity for participation in departmental productions. Faculty also participate in advising, curriculum assessment and development, and engage in other service duties for the department, school, and the college.

Qualifications

MFA or PhD degree in Theatre or Performance Studies, conferred no later than June 1, 2020, is required. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in Latinx Theatre, Asian & Asian American Theatre, African Diaspora & African American Theatre, Middle Eastern Theatre, or LGBTQ+ Theatre although other specializations will be considered. Applicants must have a research agenda that will support and enhance the diversity of the Theatre Department and the Theatre Studies curriculum and students. Additional preference will be given to candidates that can participate as a dramaturg or director in the Mainstage and Praxis Series productions of the department. Previous teaching experience is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Electronic submission required. To apply please visit https://jobs.newpaltz.edu

Applicants will be required to submit the following: a letter of application; Curriculum Vitae; research statement; teaching philosophy; Equity, Diversity & Inclusion statement; and contact information for at least three references. References provided will be sent a link to upload a letter of recommendation. Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675. If you have any questions, you may contact the search coordinator, Martine Kei Green-Rogers at greenm@newpaltz.edu.

Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled, priority given to those received by 10/1/19.

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University of Antwerp (EU:Bel) - Tenured academic staff, Theatre Studies[edit | edit source]

The Faculty of Arts is seeking to fill the following full-time vacancy in the Department of Literature

Tenured academic staff in the area of Theatre Studies

Job description

You will be assigned the following lecturing duties: Theatre History (6 credits), Text and Representation (6 credits) and Performance Analysis (6 credits) in the bachelor Theatre, Film and Literature Studies, and Dramaturgy (6 credits) in the Master Theatre and Film Studies.
Your approach to both teaching and research is performance-oriented and grounded in a solid historiographical basis that understands contemporary performance practices in their historical contexts.
You will expand the scientific research in the area of theatre and performance in their intermedial contexts, following the objectives of the Research Center for Visual Poetics.
You will acquire and manage external funding (national and international).
You will offer scientific services: among other things you take part in the public debate around performing arts criticism and the cultural heritage of theatre and performance. You are acquainted with the relevant cultural field.

Profile and requirements

  • You hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in Theatre Studies or in a related area of research.
  • You have several years of postdoctoral or equivalent experience.
  • The focus in your teaching corresponds with the educational vision of the university.
  • You have ideas for developing active policies to promote diversity and internationalization in the programme.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
  • Experience in acquiring and managing research projects is an asset.
  • You have leadership skills (or the potential to develop them).
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
  • As a course unit coordinator, you are able to demonstrate that you master the language of instruction at the CEFR level C1 before the beginning of the module(s). As a course unit coordinator, you also master the language of administration, Dutch, or you are willing to gradually learn the language up to the CEFR level B2. The University of Antwerp supports international staff members by offering them an integration programme and provides adequate language tracks for course unit coordinators within the framework of the Flemish statutory language regulations.
  • We offer either a full-time position as a lecturer, in a temporary tenure track appointment for a term of five years. This position will lead to an immediate permanent appointment as a senior lecturer if your performance is assessed favourably on the basis of previously fixed and publicly announced evaluation criteria;

or a full-time position as a senior lecturer or higher, generally entailing a permanent appointment. In the case of a first appointment to the corps of academic personnel (ZAP), the university board may proceed to a temporary appointment for a period not exceeding three years. This position will also lead to a permanent appointment if your performance is assessed favourably.

The date of appointment will be 1 February 2020; a gross monthly salary ranging for lecturer from € 4.255,06 to € 6.272,13; and for senior lecturer from € 4.872,61 to € 7.564,80; a dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply?

Applications may only be submitted online, until the closing date 27 October 2019.

A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.

The interviews of the candidates resulting from the preselection by the panel will take place on 19 November 2019.
More information about the application form can be obtained from vacatures@uantwerpen.be.

For questions about the profile and details about the job description, please contact Prof. Kurt Vanhoutte, kurt.vanhoutte@uantwerpen.be.

Deadline: 27 October 2019 (Central European Time, UTC-2)

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University of British Columbia Department of Theatre and Film Tenure-Track faculty position in Theatre Studies[edit | edit source]

The Department of Theatre and Film at the University of British Columbia seeks to fill a tenure-track professorial stream appointment in Theatre and/or Performance Studies at the Assistant Professor level. We invite applications from outstanding candidates in Theatre and/or Performance Studies whose research areas complement those of current faculty. Expertise in Global Indigenous Performance, Activist and/or Transnational Theatre and Performance Studies will be considered assets.

Applicants must have a PhD (or provide solid indication of completion before July 2020), scholarly publications, and experience teaching at the post-secondary level. They are expected to provide evidence of excellent research and demonstrate a record of, or strong potential for, high-quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to teach core (lecture) and elective (seminar) courses in the history, theory and practice of theatre and performance studies. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate supervision, and service. 

Applicants should send to the department (1) a letter of application, (2) a current CV containing full contact information, (3) a teaching dossier with evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as evaluations and/ or peer reviews), (4) an example of their published research, and (5) a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion . Applications are to be submitted via the Department of Theatre and Films application portal, located here - https://thfl.air.arts.ubc.ca/?p=255.  In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be forwarded by the same deadline via email attachment to the Theatre Film office, care of thtr.sec@ubc.ca. Application deadline is November 15, 2019.

Situated on the beautiful Point Grey campus on the traditional ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people in the culturally diverse city of Vancouver, the Department of Theatre and Film offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate programs in Theatre and Film Studies and Practice.

Position start date: July 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Please consult the departmental website for details on our programs, faculty, and activities: https://theatrefilm.ubc.ca/.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Deadline: November 15,'''' 2019 

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any updates? [12/23] 

Preliminary Skype interview scheduled (12 Jan.)

University of Essex (EU:UK:Eng) - Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies[edit | edit source]

The Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies (LiFTS) was one of the foundational departments in the University of Essex and is an exciting, interdisciplinary Department, where theory and practice across a range of disciplines from creative writing to theatre, literature, filmmaking and journalism thrive alongside each other.

The Department are now looking to recruit a Lecturer to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Drama and Theatre Studies on a fixed-term, part-time basis.

Duties of the Role The successful candidate will be expected to design, plan and deliver learning in creative and innovative ways, as well as to engage effectively in substantive teaching and learning support roles in the Department, and develop a broad understanding of how such activities contribute to high-quality student learning. 

The successful candidate for this post will teach Drama at undergraduate and MA level, delivering modules in gender/identity politics in theatre and performance; applied and community theatre; theatre and human rights.

In addition, you will supervise student projects, fieldwork and placements, both practical performance-based work as well as desk-based. Also supervising any postgraduate taught students as appropriate, and contribute to the general administrative duties in the Department. The post holder would also be expected to act as personal tutor to undergraduate students; and assist in some departmental administrative and recruitment activities and events.

A full list of key responsibilities and main duties (Education, Research and Leadership and Citizenship) can be found within the job pack.

Skills and qualifications required To be successful you will have a relevant doctoral level degree in Drama and/or Theatre Studies or related area or equivalent professional experience or practice. Also to have a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or the ability to gain professional recognition at this level is essential.

You will have substantial experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to engage in teaching and learning support, along with a sustained engagement in continuing professional development in relevant subjects/disciplines and their pedagogies.

It is essential that you have the ability to teach practical drama workshops, to assess practical drama assignments and to supervise student productions and creative work, as well as to teach (and assess) through theoretical and critical approaches. You will have specialist knowledge and have the ability to teach modules in gender and performance; in theatre and human rights; and in community/applied theatre.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please see the further detail link for a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application.  Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 876559).

Deadline: 13 Aug 2019 (UK Time, UTC+0)

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University of Melbourne  (AUS:Vic) - Lecturer, English and Theatre Studies[edit | edit source]

The English and Theatre Studies program at the University of Melbourne is recognised nationally and internationally and is at the forefront of disciplinary innovations in teaching and research. English at Melbourne was ranked at No. 1 in Australia and No. 17 worldwide in the 2019 QS World University Rankings.

The Program sits within the School of Culture and Communication, a large interdisciplinary School in the Faculty of Arts that encourages collaborative work in line with University priorities. The School hosts several research centres where program staff are well represented, including the Research Unit in Enlightenment, Romanticism and Contemporary Culture, the ARC Centre for the History of Emotions, and the Australian Centre. The English and Theatre Studies program currently has fifteen teaching and research staff. Research funded externally by the Australian Research Council (ARC) in English and Theatre Studies includes projects on colonial Australian literature, contemporary Australian poetry, Romanticism and India, Regency Romanticism, literature and architecture, Patrick White and theatre, Indigenous performance, regional Australian theatre, and the history of Asia-Pacific photography.

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates working in Literary Studies, or combining English and Theatre Studies, whose research and teaching experience is in modern, contemporary and/or world contexts.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. This includes survey and more specialist courses, research methods and writing, and graduate supervision. They will undertake research resulting in publications with leading publishers in the field, foster engagement links with external partners nationally and internationally, and take on administrative tasks associated with the appointment.

Indigenous Australians seeking support to apply for a vacancy are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Arts Human Resources team by emailing their contact details and position number to arts-hr@unimelb.edu.au

Position Description here.

Deadline: 14 Aug 2019, 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time

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University of Miami (USA:FL) - A&S_Theatre Arts_Assistant Professor_ Acting (2 identical positions available) - SKYPE PHASE[edit | edit source]

The University of Miami’s Department of Theatre Arts seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 15th, 2020. This is an Acting/Directing position with a full time, nine-month appointment. The successful candidate will be versed in a variety of acting and directing styles, with the ability to teach BFA and BA students as well as direct departmental productions. Candidates given strongest consideration will have professional experience as an actor and/or director and have an established national reputation, or demonstrate the potential for national recognition. Qualifications: MFA degree in Theatre and three years of experience teaching at the college level.

For consideration, submit a letter of application, professional resume, statement of teaching philosophy and contact information for three references via the University's Faculty Careers Website: https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UMFaculty. Questions about this search can be directed to thafacultysearch@miami.edu.


Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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University of Michigan (USA:Mi) - Assistant Professor in U.S. Ethnic Literary Studies or Anglophone Drama[edit | edit source]

The English Department at the University of Michigan expects to make a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in either U.S. Ethnic Literary Studies or Anglophone Drama to begin September 1, 2020. Areas of special interest are Latinx / Chicanx,  Asian American, and Native American literatures of any period from the colonial era to the present and Anglophone drama of any period. We are particularly interested in applications that demonstrate a commitment to diversity in the academy and a sustained interest in bringing to teaching, mentoring, and scholarly activities critical perspectives on the experiences of historically marginalized groups.

Applicants must have a PhD in hand by the time of appointment, should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample (no more than 25 pages), statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation by September 27th. The English Department is committed to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we encourage all applicants to comment, either in these documents or in a separate statement, on how their research, teaching, and/or leadership experience will enhance our efforts to support these values and the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applications will be acknowledged. This is a university-year appointment.

All applications must be submitted electronically to: http://apply.interfolio.com/66826

Further information about the Department of English Language and Literature can be found at lsa.umich.edu/english.

Deadline: 27 September 2019 (North American Eastern Time, UTC-4)

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University of Salford, Manchester (EU:UK:Eng) - Senior Lecturer in Theatre and/or Media Performance (3x)[edit | edit source]

The School of Arts and Media is one of the leading centres for practice-based education in the creative disciplines in the UK. We offer research-informed specialist programmes which benefit from close relationships with the creative and cultural industries. Our strengths include interdisciplinary and international projects, many of which are focussed at MediaCityUK, a world class facility on a campus in close proximity a large number of media organisations including the BBC and ITV, HOME. 

The School’s teaching activities are organised into six Directorates, which currently total around 4,200 students. We are expanding numbers and have developed our city campus with a total investment of £136m over the past three years to meet the needs of a wide range of courses. This includes the New Adelphi Building, a specialist arts building with professional theatre, dance and music facilities, workshops and extensive studios which opened in August 2016. 

Directorates in the School of Arts and Media are: 
Art and Design 
Broadcast Media 
Film and Digital Media 
Journalism, Politics and Contemporary History 
Music and Dance 
Performance, English and Creative Writing 

The School’s portfolio brings together arts and humanities based disciplines with a comprehensive range of subjects including Animation; Creative Writing; Computer and Video Games; English and Film; English Language; English Literature; Fashion; Fine Art; Film Studies, Graphic Design; Interior Design; Film and TV Set Design, Journalism; Media Technology; Music; Performance; Photography; Politics, Contemporary History and Security Studies and TV and Radio. 

The School is led by a Senior Management Team of The Dean, Associate Deans and the School’s Operations Manager and all are supported by a Professional Services structure, with both administrative and technical staff. 

The School is at the forefront of University-wide curriculum innovation through industry partnerships. The Digital and Creative ‘Industry Collaboration Zone’ supports partnerships and projects with the creative industries across the region and nationally, which inform the curriculum, enrich the student experience and enhance employment opportunities. 

Furthermore, major investment in Internationalisation has enabled us to establish a number of key partnerships in East and South East Asia and North America,. These include franchised delivery, progression opportunities and CPD contracts with major organisations, providing significant opportunities for colleagues across the School. 

The Directorate of Performance, English and Creative Writing enjoys an outstanding reputation for innovative practice- based programmes in Theatre and Performance, Media and Performance, Technical Theatre, and in Comedy Studies & Practice. In addition, the Directorate runs a Masters programme in Contemporary Performance Practice. Allied to these programmes are the English Literature and Language portfolio of programmes (both UG and PG), which consistently rate extremely highly in NSS tables for the strength of the teaching and learning delivered by academic colleagues. The Directorate, based at the University of Salford’s world class New Adelphi Arts Centre, offers a unique opportunity for students and colleagues to establish the University of Salford as an international centre of excellence for media, performance, creative arts and literary studies. 

We are looking to appoint a number of inspiring Senior Lecturers in Theatre and/or Media Performance Practice, with significant experience of academic management in HE, including programme leadership, management of HPA/visiting staff, management and development of junior colleagues, and liaison with Central services (eg Timetabling, Student Support, Marketing & Enterprise, Recruitment). Key to this role is the ability to support the Director in the development and management of the Directorate. 

You will be an excellent communicator and problem solver, able to tackle the complex technical, logistical and creative demands of programme delivery. You will be highly organised and hard-working, and will be able to demonstrate significant experience of developing and running PG/UG programmes, and/or of leading on allied key administrative initiatives, which may include admissions & recruitment; significant enterprise/engagement activity; significant externally facing research activity. In addition, you will be able to initiate and develop new projects in line with the University’s strategic ambitions with regard to collaboration with creative industries, and with local, regional, national and international media/performance makers, in order to enhance our teaching and learning provision, or build commercial opportunities. 

Role Detail 

Role Purpose 

To plan, design, develop and deliver a range of high-quality programmes of study at all levels, ensuring that programme design and delivery comply with the academic quality standards and regulations of the University. 

To support the development and management of the Directorate’s involvement in interdisciplinary curriculum based activity, and to capture and disseminate best practice across the large number of programmes that form this large, interdisciplinary Directorate. 
To lead teams of colleagues in a range of contexts (which may include teaching; research; enterprise; engagement) and to be responsible for successful delivery of associated outcomes (programme delivery; research/bidding; outward-facing projects; recruitment; short course development and delivery). 

To support the Director in terms of the administrative and organisational duties associated with the day-to-day running of a large University department. 

All appointments will be made on merit, and as an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. 

In recognition of our commitment to create a diverse team that draws from our widest talent pool we would particularly encourage applications from groups who are currently under-represented at this level, which in this case is our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants. 

Salary: £51,630 - £58,089

Please note this vacancy closes at 23.59 on the 15th July 2019. 

Deadline: 15 July 2019

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University of Washington - Assistant Professor of Acting, Directing, and Devising[edit | edit source]

The School of Drama at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track position in Acting, Directing, and Devising to begin September 2020. This is a full-time position with a 9-month service period; the teaching will be split between the undergraduate and graduate programs.

The University of Washington School of Drama (SoD) develops innovative and courageous artists and scholars poised to be the creative leaders of tomorrow. We are committed to producing citizens capable of contributing to a more creative, connected, and compassionate world. SoD’s current faculty is made up of working artists who are deeply connected to the field. SoD graduates go on to careers in film, television, arts management, advertising, design, creative media and other areas such as law and business where the skills of critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, entrepreneurship and creativity are essential.

The ideal candidate has a solid body of work as an actor, director, and/or originator. They have familiarity with contemporary theatre and performance, an interest in the way theatre is evolving as an art form and how it connects with other media and disciplines, and a facility with current modes of performance training. A Master’s degree (either MFA or MA) or a combination of equivalent professional training and experience is required. SoD’s current acting training is based on the practices of Konstantin Stanislavski combined with extensive physical training that includes Suzuki Method, Viewpoints, Alexander Technique, Dance, and Stage Combat.

The focus of this teaching position is on acting, and creative processes for generating original work. Other duties, per the candidate’s skill set, may include teaching/mentoring directors, working collaboratively on devised projects, directing/coaching in UW’s season, or directing/coaching original works and solo pieces.

All UW faculty members engage in teaching, research, and service. Tenure-stream Drama faculty must develop and maintain an ongoing professional career.

Our faculty, staff, and students are intellectually engaged with the ways that race, gender identity, sexuality, ability, class, and ethnicity intersect within and shape the human experience, both within the educational experience and outside of it. We encourage all members of the School of Drama to think critically about the world around them, and engage actively. Thus, we are seeking candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service have not only prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion, but have also given them the confidence to fully engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

Qualifications The ideal candidate has a solid body of work as an actor, director, and/or originator. They have familiarity with contemporary theatre and performance, an interest in the way theatre is evolving as an art form and how it connects with other media and disciplines, and a facility with current modes of performance training.

A Master’s degree (either MFA or MA) or a combination of equivalent professional training and experience is required.

SoD’s current acting training is based on the practices of Konstantin Stanislavski combined with extensive physical training that includes Suzuki Method, Viewpoints, Alexander Technique, Dance, and Stage Combat.

Application Instructions Application materials should be submitted through Interfolio. They should include a letter of application describing your expertise and experience in research and teaching; a curriculum vitae; and a statement (maximum of 500 words) on how your teaching, research, and/or service demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through scholarship/creative research or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups. Three letters of recommendation must also be submitted through Interfolio.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 21, 2019.

Deadline: October 21,'''' 2019 (US Eastern Time, UTC-4)

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University of West Georgia Theatre Department Tenure-Track faculty position in Acting, Voice, Movement[edit | edit source]

The University of West Georgia Department of Theatre seeks a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August, 2020. MFA or Ph.D. required. The department seeks a candidate with the ability to teach a broad base of performance courses including but not limited to: acting for the stage, acting for the camera, voice, movement, dialects in addition to Theatre Appreciation. A sound knowledge of the workings of the human voice and body is essential. The teaching load is 4/4, with one course off each semester for creative activity/research (bringing it to 3/3).  The department is especially interested in candidates with experience interacting with communities of color; who can work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds; and whose experience, research, teaching, and service can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Applications are due on or before October 25, 2019, and will receive priority consideration. Please send cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation and all university transcripts electronically to Alan Yeong-Marcello, Search Committee Chair, at ayeong@westga.edu. Please put “TT Acting Position” in the subject line. If regular mail is preferable, please send to Alan Yeong-Marcello, at 1601 Maple St., Theatre Department, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, 30118. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with state policies. UWG is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer devoted to our vision of an inclusive institution that is sought after as the best place to work, learn, and succeed. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly urged to apply. 

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Virginia Commonwealth University - Assistant/Associate Professor of Movement[edit | edit source]

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts (VCUarts)
Department of Theatre
Position 21060 Full-time, 9-month tenure eligible position beginning August 16, 2020

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins December 16, 2019 and continues until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications are due by December 16, 2019.

The Opportunity:

The VCUarts Department Theatre (https://arts.vcu.edu/theatre/) seeks a skilled, engaged, and collaboration-minded Assistant/Associate Professor of Movement. The Department of Theatre offers multiple degrees: B.A in Theatre; B.F.A. degrees in Theatre with emphases in Performance, Scene Design and Technical Production, Costume Design and Technical Production, Lighting Design and Technical Production, and Stage Management; and M.F.A. degrees in Pedagogy, Scene Design and Costume Design.

VCUarts:

VCUarts (https://arts.vcu.edu/) in Richmond, Virginia offers a variety of graduate and undergraduate degrees in design, fine and performing arts, art history, and art education, with a unique emphasis on creative immersion. Far more than receiving simply an education or preparation for a career; students leave VCUarts with the practical, professional and personal skills needed to make a life in the arts, no matter how they define it. That is why VCUarts’ programs emphasize both doing and knowing: why the majority of its faculty are working artists, designers, scholars, and performers and why they encourage students to take advantage of the many academic and intellectual opportunities that come with being part of a research university. Today, VCUarts graduates can be found throughout the academic and professional fields and have been recognized with everything from Emmys to MacArthur Fellowships.

VCUarts is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the National Association of Schools of Dance, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of Schools of Theatre, the Virginia Department of Education, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation and the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education.

As the #1 ranked public university arts and design graduate school in the country by US News and World Report, VCUarts is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural and inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from all racial/ethnic, gender and social identities.

The school includes more than 3,000 students, and has become known as a pillar of artistic creation and expression. Its emerging artists explore their potential and strive for high standards set by faculty members acknowledged for their inspiration and achievement.

Major Responsibilities:

This position is a 9-month tenure eligible faculty position in the Department of Theatre with an academic rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The department has a long and celebrated history of achievement in the MFA in Performance Pedagogy degree, particularly in the area of Movement Pedagogy. Our ideal new colleague will contribute to the revitalization and continued success of that program by teaching movement courses in the BA and BFA programs as well as in the MFA in Performance Pedagogy program. Specific courses will change as demand requires and will be at the discretion of the Chair. The faculty member will mentor and coach performance students and will educate, organize, and mobilize student workers who are essential to the realization of productions.
The faculty member must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment and will have experience in developing or the potential to develop initiatives, mentoring, and teaching that makes a meaningful performing arts education accessible to underrepresented or disadvantaged groups. Our colleague will demonstrate through research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience and integrate multicultural approaches and perspectives into instructional methods and research tools.

The preferred candidate will have an active professional career and demonstrate the potential for development on a national and/or international level and must continue a professional career in nationally recognized theatres and/or film/television. The faculty member’s creative and research activity should make a significant contribution to a body of knowledge within an expanded definition of the disciplines of movement/performance/theatre, as well as reflect a high standard of quality.  Creative activities should be related to the program’s curriculum, be consistent with and support the broader mission and initiatives of the department, School, and University, and exhibit potential for or evidence of securing external funding for scholarship or creative expression.

As a member of a community-oriented, tight-knit department and School, the faculty member will provide service, such as serving on School/University committees; contribute to recruitment efforts for the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs; participate in and support the coordination of student activities, open houses, and other department events/performances such as Mainstage productions and/or Shafer Street productions. The faculty member will mentor students; supervise graduate students and serve on thesis committees; and foster collaborative curriculum and research across the arts and broader campus.

Qualifications: Required
MFA or equivalent professional experience and training that equates to an MFA;
At least five years of professional experience choreographing movement in professional theatres
and/or highly visible academic institutions;
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU;
Active artistic practice and reputation in the field;
Demonstrated effectiveness in classroom critique and teaching movement based disciplines beyond graduate school;
The faculty member will be required to have a well-established creative research agenda/creative practice (if hired at the Associate Professor level), and/or clear potential for external funding, as appropriate, and potential for scholarship or creative expression that complements and expands existing expertise in the department and School;
An emphasis will be placed on candidates who are able to help students transition from academia to the professional world;
Excellent oral, verbal, and written communication skills;
Demonstrated ability and willingness to collaborate.

Preferred
Membership in a professional creative union (SDC, AEA or SAG) is preferred.
Certified Intimacy Director.
Teaching certificate in a movement based discipline such as stage combat.
Fluency in interdisciplinary and experimental approaches to contemporary art.
Experience teaching acting.
Demonstrated ability to attract high-caliber graduate students.
Commitment to collaborative research and curriculum development in the arts.
Record of community-engaged teaching or extra-curricular activities.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit application materials via VCU eJobs at www.vcujobs.com. Only electronic applications submitted via eJobs will be accepted.

Application materials should be to the attention of Bonnie McCoy, Assistant Professor and Administrative Director for the Department of Theatre, and Chair of the search committee.  The following documents should be included:
A Letter of Interest that conveys relevant academic and professional experience and describes experiences and/or professional service that inform world views and/or perspectives about minority group status, to include race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, and disability;
Teaching Philosophy;
A Diversity Statement;
Current CV;
A list of three current references including names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses (references will not be contacted prior to applicant’s approval); and
Portfolio of work— visual documentation conceptualizing research and teaching, including examples of student work.

The Letter of Interest + Teaching Philosophy should be submitted as one PDF in the “Cover Letter/Letter of Application” section in eJobs; the CV + list of references should be submitted as one PDF in the “Curriculum Vitae (CV)” section of eJobs; and, due to file size limitations, the portfolio of work should be submitted in the “Other Document” section of eJobs as an accessible link in a PDF that points to a website or cloud storage (with access instructions) to view all visual work.

Review of applications begins December 16, 2019 and continues until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications are due by December 16, 2019.

To read more about VCUarts: http://arts.vcu.edu

Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to providing accessible and equitable living, learning and working environments free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability.

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions - 2020 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments - 2019/2020 Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Trinity University Technical Director/Lighting Designer[edit | edit source]

9-month, academic year appointmentSummary: The Theatre Program in the Department of Human Communication and Theatre invites applications for a full-time, three-year renewable, senior lecturer Technical Director/Lighting Designer, beginning fall semester, 2020.  We seek a colleague with an ability to collaborate with a production team, the desire to design and implement a variety of theatrical styles, and a commitment to instruction and production in an undergraduate liberal arts and sciences context. The successful candidate will provide technical direction and design lighting for two main stage shows per semester, supervise the scene studio, and teach two undergraduate classes per year (3-4 contact hours per semester). Courses taught will include Introduction to Production Techniques and courses within an area of interest that complement the curriculum and current faculty emphasis.

Candidates must hold an M.F.A. degree in Production Techniques and Lighting Design by time of appointment. Evidence of professional experience is strongly favored. Teaching experience at the university level is strongly desirable.

Trinity University www.trinity.edu is an independent, primarily residential university, founded in 1869.  Our selective admissions generate a challenging and eager student body of approximately 2,500 undergraduates, including students from all over the United States and a relatively high percentage of students from foreign countries.  Trinity primarily offers a liberal arts and sciences education, with a few selected professional programs.  The department prepares students for a variety of professional opportunities as well as post-graduate education.  The close interdisciplinary connections formed at the university present many opportunities for students and faculty.  Education Requirements: M.F.A. degree in Production Techniques and Lighting Design by time of appointment.  Application Deadline: Review of Applications will begin April 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.How to apply: Applicants should provide a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s experience, interests, and philosophy in the areas of teaching, technical direction, and lighting design.  Please include a curriculum vitae and have official graduate and undergraduate transcripts and three recent letters of recommendation sent.  Applicants should also provide evidence of successful teaching, technical direction, and lighting design excellence, including sample designs and a portfolio.  Candidates may email us links to their own online portfolios of application materials at mpuente@trinity.edu or must send materials to the contact listed below.

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Dr. Andrew C. HansenChairDepartment of Human Communication & TheatreOne Trinity PlaceSan Antonio, TX 78212

[Trinity University - Costume Designer/Costumer][edit | edit source]

9-month, academic year positionSummary: The Theatre Program in the Department of Human Communication and Theatre invites applications for a full-time, three-year renewable, senior lecturer of Costume Designer/Costumer beginning fall semester, 2020.  We seek a colleague with an ability to collaborate with a production team, the desire to design and implement a variety of theatrical styles, and a commitment to instruction and production in an undergraduate liberal arts and sciences context. The successful candidate will design costumes for two main stage shows per semester, supervise costume studios, and teach two undergraduate classes per year (3-4 contact hours per semester). Courses taught will include Principles of Costume Technology and courses within an area of interest that complement the curriculum and current faculty emphasis.

Candidates must hold an M.F.A. degree in Costume Design by time of appointment. Evidence of professional experience is preferred. Teaching experience at the university level is strongly desirable.

Trinity University www.trinity.edu  is an independent, primarily residential university, founded in 1869.  Our selective admissions generate a challenging and eager student body of approximately 2,500 undergraduates, including students from all over the United States and a relatively high percentage of students from foreign countries.  Trinity primarily offers a liberal arts and sciences education, with a few selected professional programs.  The department prepares students for a variety of professional opportunities as well as post-graduate education.  The close interdisciplinary connections formed at the university present many opportunities for students and faculty.  Education Requirements: M.F.A. degree in Costume Design by time of appointment Application Deadline: Review of Applications will begin April 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.How to apply: Applicants should provide a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s experience, interests, and philosophy in the areas of teaching and costume design.  Please include a curriculum vitae and have official graduate and undergraduate transcripts and three recent letters of recommendation sent.  Applicants should also provide evidence of successful teaching and costume design excellence, including sample designs and a portfolio.  Candidates may email links to their own online portfolios of application materials to mpuente@trinity.edu or must send materials to the contact listed below.

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Dr. Andrew C. HansenChairDepartment of Human Communication & TheatreOne Trinity PlaceSan Antonio, TX 78212 

University of Toronto Scarbrough - Theatre & Performance: Contractually-Limited Term Appointment[edit | edit source]

The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a Contractually-Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) in the area of Theatre and Performance. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2023. An additional one-year renewal may be possible.

Applicants must have an MFA or Ph.D in the area of Theatre, Drama or Performance Studies or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research or professional creative practice, in addition to teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the Theatre & Performance program and to direct student productions annually and must have experience directing text-based, devised, or community-engaged theatre. In addition, the successful candidate must have expertise in theatre history, dramatic literature, intercultural and global theatre, Canadian theatre, Applied Theatre, or acting. Candidates must also demonstrate an aptitude for working within our interdisciplinary arts department where horizontal connections among faculty of different fields are encouraged: see http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/acm/acm-research-themes.

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research and/or creative professional activity at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded program of research or practice-based work. Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research or professional creative practice as demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, or other forms of peer recognition for creative work, international recognition through critical reception and arts grant support. Evidence of excellence must also be provided via strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Candidates must also demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence in teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching must be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier including positive student evaluations, a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and documentation indicating innovation in any other teaching related activities, such as leading workshops or seminars. The successful candidate will teach and supervise students at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will participate in curriculum development and departmental and university committee work in order to contribute to program and departmental initiatives. Experience in these areas is most welcome.  Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities of the world. The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive campus with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The Department of Arts, Culture and Media at UTSC is a unique multi-disciplinary research and teaching environment, with programs in Art History and Visual Culture; Arts Management; Curatorial Studies; Journalism (Joint Program); Media, Journalism and Digital Cultures; New Media Studies (Joint Program); Music and Culture; Studio Art; and Theatre and Performance: see http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/acm/. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a strong program of research and to articulate and implement a vision for developing new research initiatives and relationships within this diverse context.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applicants must submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a complete and current curriculum vita, 3) a research statement outlining current and future research interests, 4) image or video documentation of recent work 5) a teaching dossier including documentation of excellence in teaching as described above. For images and/or videos that are beyond the size limit of the application system (8.3 MB per attachment), please send a request for a separate upload link to TapsCLTA@utsc.utoronto.ca. All other application materials must be submitted through the online application system.

We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. For more context about the University of Toronto’s commitment to diversity, see http://www.president.utoronto.ca/presidents-statement-on-diversity-and-inclusion. Note as well the Department of Arts, Culture & Media’s own Equity and Diversity in the Arts Initiative: https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/acm/equity-and-diversity-arts.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to TapsCLTA@utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date. If you have questions about this position, please email TapsCLTA@utsc.utoronto.ca.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Please combine your attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact TapsCLTA@utsc.utoronto.ca. All applications must be submitted online.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by January 23, 2020.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


2/9/20 Any updates?

Davidson College (US: NC) Visiting Assistant ProfessorEdit[edit | edit source]

The Humanities Program at Davidson College invites applications for a three-year visiting assistant professor position in transnational studies or postcolonial studies, beginning July 1, 2020.

We wish to welcome a new colleague who has demonstrated experience or interest in first-year humanities programs, first-year seminar programs, or similar interdisciplinary, foundational collaborative teaching projects in the humanities. A PhD or in some cases an MFA in any cultural studies, history, literary studies, arts or performance studies, or a similar interdisciplinary or area studies program, with a focus on transnational or post-colonial topics, by July 2020 is required. We are especially interested in Africana studies, French and Francophone studies, Arab studies, music, musicology, ethnomusicology, theatre, or art history, though we welcome all teachers and scholars in all humanities fields. The teaching load is five course-equivalents over two semesters: two semesters teaching in the Humanities Program (which is a 1.5 course load per semester) and one course each semester in another department or program in the candidate’s areas of specialization. Find the program description here https://www.davidson.edu/academic-departments/humanities and the current iteration of the course here https://hum.davidson.edu/.

Position is open until filled; review of applications begins on January 20.

Apply online only at https://employment.davidson.edu with your cv and cover letter. The cover letter should include these four items: (1) a description of a specific unit or topic you would bring to the first-year humanities course (see examples in the current course linked above), (2) two courses you would like to offer in another department or program at Davidson, (3) a description of your research program (which could be integrated into a course or course unit you might teach), and (4) a brief diversity/inclusivity statement that describes how your teaching, research, and/or service might contribute to Davidson’s institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion.  The application requests the names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted directly. 

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.


University of Kansas - Visiting Assistant Professor in Acting/Performance, 2-years starting August 2020.[edit | edit source]

The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Kansas, home to a multi-faceted theatre program with degrees ranging from BA to PhD, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of Acting/Performance. This limited term two-year position (with the possibility to apply for a third year) has a 2:2 teaching load as well as research and service obligations. It is open to applicants with an MFA and/or PhD in Theatre or an allied field. The successful candidate will teach acting (all levels), as well as courses in a secondary specialty such as voice and speech, movement, musical theatre, and/or improvisational, applied, or devised theatre. The Department of Theatre & Dance is committed to ensuring that visiting faculty have the opportunity to continue to fulfill a creative research agenda and supports a faculty cohort of accomplished artists/scholars, who maintain creative practice in public theatre performance. Members of the performance faculty are also encouraged to participate in the productions of the University Theatre, which mounts a season of 6-10 productions each academic year. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the University of Kansas actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The University of Kansas is located in Lawrence, KS, ranked among America’s top ten college towns for its livability. Kansas City—a Midwest hub for great food, art, and festivals—is less than an hour’s drive away.

Application review will begin December 1, 2019.

To apply visit https://www.employment.ku.edu/academic/15939BR .

For more information about our department, visit https://theatredance.ku.edu/


King's College London (EU:UK:Eng) - Lecturer in Theatre & Performance Studies (Academic Education Pathway), 1 Year[edit | edit source]

Closing date: Midnight on August 7

The salary will be paid at Grade 6, £37,689 to £44,292 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The Department of English wishes to appoint a fixed-term Lecturer in Theatre & Performance Studies (Academic Education Pathway) for a period of 12 months from September 1 2019.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach on a range of undergraduate modules. These are likely to include

Semester 1: Reading Poetry; Gender and Performance, Theatre & Performance, Modern Theatre

Semester 2: Theatre and Politics in the 20th and 21st Century; Performance and Live Art; Performance Lab,

as well as supervising BA & MA Dissertations.

The post-holder will be involved in personal tutoring and some academic administration.  

They will play a full part in the intellectual life of the Department, including departmental sessions on research, professional development and pastoral care.

This post will be offered on a 12-month fixed term contract.

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview during week commencing August 19

Professor Janet Floyd janet.floyd@kck.ac.uk 

To apply, please register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online.

Deadline: 7 August 2019 (UK Time, UTC+0)

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University of Toronto (St. George Campus)[edit | edit source]

Location: Ontario

Date posted: 2019-10-25

Advertised until: 2019-12-16



Job Field: Limited Term (Teaching Stream) Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science Department: Centre for Drama, Theatre, Performance Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto) Reference: 1904537 Job Closing: Dec 16, 2019

The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a three-year Contractually Limited Term Appointment (CLTA) at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream in the field of Performance and Technology. The expected start date of this appointment is July 1, 2020, ending on June 30, 2023.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies or a related area by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. We seek candidates with teaching interests at the intersections of theatre, performance, and emerging technologies that enhance our departmental strengths (https://www.cdtps.utoronto.ca). Practical experience with theatre and technology is desirable. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate and graduate education and demonstrate excellence in teaching and an interest in teaching-related scholarly activities that complement the focuses of our existing labs (BMO Lab for Creative Research in the Arts, Performance, Emerging Technologies and AI; Digital Dramaturgy Labsquared). Conceptual literacy and curiosity in the area of Machine Learning / AI would be an asset, as would technical facility with performance technologies. Additionally, candidates must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellent pedagogical practices.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, including specialized courses in their area of research as well as core courses in the undergraduate curriculum. They will also contribute to the ongoing development of our curriculum in emerging performance practices.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical inquiry can be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application including a strong teaching statement, sample syllabi, course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a recent writing sample (of no more than 7000 words), and a complete teaching dossier to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, course materials and teaching evaluations.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference, including at least one primarily addressing the candidate’s teaching, sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) to Suzanne Micallef at suzanne.micallef@utoronto.ca by the closing date.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Tamara Trojanowska at t.trojanowska@utoronto.ca

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 16, 2019.

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