Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Theatre Studies advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.

Instructions[edit | edit source]

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

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

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

FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

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

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

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See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021 .

Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Bowdoin College (Maine). TT Assistant Professor of Theater[edit | edit source]

Specialization: Theater scholar/artist with teaching interests in Global Theater History and Theory, Playwriting and/or Directing

Deadline: Sept 15

Job ad


11/11/20 Any applicants notified yet?

”On-campus” interviews in progress. Closing search (hopefully) before end of the semester.

11/19/20 Received rejection, position filled (x2: It appears to have been an internal hire).


The Ohio State University, Department Chair, The Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts.[edit | edit source]

"The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more of the department’s areas of teaching, scholarship, and practice, which include performance history and theory; theatre design and technology; acting; directing; and film studies and media production." Review of applications begins: January 4, 2021. Tenured (Associate Professor or Professor). https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17429

Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA) Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies [edit | edit source]

Specializations: Theatre History/Historiography and/or Performance Studies (ancient through contemporary). Additional specializations could include: Gender and Sexuality in Performance, Religion/Spirituality/Ritual in Performance, and/or Race and Ethnicity in Performance.

TT

Deadline: 15 Sept 2020 

Job Ad

Zoom interviews held 9–12 October

Received rejection email: 10/26/20 (x2)

11/19/20 Position Filled

Dixie State University (St. George, UT) Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts (Acting)[edit | edit source]

The candidate will be expected but not necessarily limited to teaching Performance and Stage Production courses, such as Acting (multiple levels), Voice & Diction, and Movement/Stage Combat. Course load may also include areas of specialization brought by the candidate. Candidate will also be expected to direct 1-2 productions within the department's production season and participate with theatre competitions and mentor students with national organizations.

Deadline: October 19

Job Ad


Dixie State University (St. George, UT) Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts (Directing)[edit | edit source]

The candidate will be expected, but not necessarily limited, to teaching Directing, Theatre History and Literature courses, Script Analysis, and Acting courses, as needed. Course load may also include areas of specialization brought by the candidate. Candidate will also be expected to direct 1-2 productions within the department's production season and participate with theatre competitions and mentor students with national organizations.

Deadline: October 19

Job Ad


University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA) Assistant or Associate Professor of Acting[edit | edit source]

Demonstrated excellence in teaching graduate and undergraduate acting courses in action-based techniques such as but not limited to Meisner, Susan Batson, or other contemporary techniques. Courses will be determined by the needs of the program and the candidate’s specialties such as Acting for the Camera, Career Preparation, Shakespeare, Digital Media and other contemporary methodologies. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to mentor talent in the early years of their professional development. The position requires the ability to understand, communicate and effectively interact with people across cultures both inside and outside the classroom.

Deadline: October 24

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Auburn University (Auburn, AL) Assistant Professor (Theatre)[edit | edit source]

The Department of Theatre at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track position in theatre at the rank of Assistant Professor of Acting and Voice, beginning fall semester 2021. The position involves instruction in foundational, intermediate, and advanced acting courses, acting for the camera, a four-semester sequence of voice and speech performance in the BFA Performance Program, and coaching in Voice, Speech, and Dialects in selected plays in the department's six production season. In addition, there are opportunities for directing, outreach, and research.

The Department of Theatre embraces Auburn University's commitment to increasing diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The Search Committee welcomes applications from candidates whose record of creative research, teaching, and/or outreach strengthens the department's ability to offer diverse perspectives to our students. Competitive salary, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Starting date will be August 16, 2021. Review of applications will begin November 8th, 2020. Search will remain open until position is filled.

Deadline: November 8

Job Ad


Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Millikin University (Decatur, IL). Assistant Professor in Theatre History/Directing[edit | edit source]

Deadline: 3 January 2021

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Word on the Street[edit | edit source]

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