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Next year's page: Theater / Drama 2021-2022


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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

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RECENT ACTIVITY on Theatre / Drama 2020-2021[]


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Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines[]

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

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 Departmnt of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts.[]

"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 []

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)[]

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

12/8/2020 Rejection Email Received

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

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

12/11 rejection email received


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

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

Job Ad


Auburn University (Auburn, AL) Assistant Professor (Theatre)[]

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

They are in the process of holding their final interviews.

Boston University (Boston, MA) Assistant Professor of Theatre (Acting) (NTT)[]

Deadline: December 1

https://jobs.chronicle.com/job/293617/assistant-professor-of-theatre-acting-/?LinkSource=TopJob


Sweet Briar College (Sweet Briar, VA) Assistant Professor of Theatre (3 year NTT renewable)[]

Deadline: November 6

Has anyone heard any news re: this job?

2/2 - I haven't heard anything yet either

2/2 - Invited to on-campus or virtual second interview

3/18 - "In the final stage of recruitment"

3/25 - "offer was accepted and position closed"

https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177337668&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Theatre


Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville (Edwardsville, IL) Assistant Professor, Acting/Directing (TT)[]

Deadline: December 1

https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177342880&Title=Assistant%20Professor%2C%20Acting%2FDirecting%20%28FY21%2D040%29

Has anyone heard anything regarding this job posting? 2/12

Email that position was filled 4/12

Westminster College (Salt Lake City, UT) Assistant Professor of Theatre (TT)[]

Deadline: December 1

https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177339211&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Theatre

Has anyone heard anything regarding this job posting?

3/5 - Any updates on this position?

4/9 - Rejection, no interview

Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines[]


Allegheny College (Allegheny, PA) Assistant Professor of Communication, Film, and Theatre (TT)[]

Deadline: 15 January 2021

https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/2031657/assistant-professor-of-communication-film-and-theatre/

1/26 - Invited to Interview

1/29 - Had first round interview.

2/25-26 - Had virtual campus interview

3/29 - Position has been filled

Berry College (Mount Berry, GA) Director of Theatre and (Open Rank) Faculty of Theatre (TT)[]

Deadline: 15 January 2021

https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177369622&Title=Director%20of%20Theatre%20and%20%28Open%20Rank%29%20Faculty%20of%20Theatre

3/30: rejection, no interview

Bates College (Lewiston, ME) Visiting Assistant Professor in Performance Studies[]

Deadline: 1 April 2021

https://apply.interfolio.com/84962

Campus visits happening 5/4-5/14

Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH) Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies[]

Deadline: 25 April 2021

https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/job-details-?jobID=5694&job=assistant-professor-theatre-and-film

5/7 - Any updates on this position?

6/5- Conducted first round interviews

6/20- Any news?

7/11- Are conducting final round interviews now.

Bunker Hill Community College (Boston, MA) Assistant Professor of Theatre (TT)[]

Deadline: 28 May 2021

https://bhcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=E9241EB09FCB9D2433F69545400C3912?JOBID=130549


Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA) Special Visiting Faculty in Acting[]

Deadline: 31 March 2021

https://apply.interfolio.com/85034


Colorado Mesa University (Grand Junction, CO) Assistant Professor of Theatre (TT)[]

Deadline: 15 March 2021

3/19-1st Round Interview

4/8 - rejection (no interview)

5/28-rejection (1 interview)

https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177374509&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Theatre


Dean College (Franklin, MA) Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre (TT)[]

Deadline: 11 January 2021

https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177369982&Title=Assistant%2FAssociate%20Professor%20of%20Theatre

3/1 - looks like it was reposted.


Florida International University (Miami, FL) Assistant Teaching Professor, Theatre[]

Deadline: 31 January 2021

This is a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure earning faculty position. Primary responsibilities include teaching Introduction to Acting, Theatre Appreciation, Directing I, Play Script Analysis and a course in the applicant's area of specialization. Applied and/or Performance Studies specializations are strongly encouraged. The position also includes service participation as assigned annually by the Chair/Artistic Director.

https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/?posting=522684

March 10/11: Holding Zoom interviews

Any updates on second interview invitations?

June 2021: Search postponed until Fall 2021

Florida International University (Miami, FL) Assistant Professor of Acting (TT)[]

Deadline: 1 February 2021

https://facultycareers.fiu.edu/?posting=522683

4/2: Any updates?

Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL) Assistant Professor of Acting (TT)[]

Deadline: Ongoing

https://jobs.omni.fsu.edu/psc/sprdhr_er/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=48711&PostingSeq=1


Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA) Assistant Professor in Performance Studies[]

Deadline: 11 January 2021

https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/2061094/tenure-track-assistant-professor-in-performance-studies/ Applied: (1x)


request for interview 2/1 (1x)

Zoom interviews: feb. 3rd and feb.10th

2/21: did anyone else NOT granted an interview last week get a request to fill out a survey/form collecting demographic info? Yes. Yes (2).


2/26: yeah i did interview and they said they'd be "in touch in a week or so" and then i got that. is that just their way of telling us it's done? "last part of the application to complete" ?

maybe--at the very least it's annoying and i'm not going to fill it out. but it also seems unethical to gather this data after the fact and in such an ineffective manner.

2/28: Do you think they have already invited someone to the campus visit? Or are they actually late? I will send a msg asking about the status, anyway...

i did when i got the survey and she never replied....

I sent a msg too... no answer...

same...like...don't tell applicants to inquire if you aren't going to respond? (and maybe you know, follow the law and gather this data earlier).

3/2: The chair replied my msg today and said they invited a very short list for a second interview

5/17: offer accepted


Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA) One-Year Term Appointment in Performance Studies[]

Deadline: 12 April 2021

https://jobs.grinnell.edu/postings/3593

6/9 Rejection (no interview)

Grinnell College (Grinnell, IA) One-Year Term Appointment in Theatre History[]

Deadline: 12 April 2021

https://jobs.grinnell.edu/postings/3612?job_application_id=65031
5/20 - any updates?

Kalamazoo College (Kalamazoo, MI) Assistant Professor of Theatre (TT)[]

Deadline: March 31, 2021

https://www.kzoo.edu/search/index.php?dept=theatre

5/4 rejection, no interview


Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA) Assistant Professor of Acting [TT][]

Deadline: February 1 2021

https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177370376&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Acting

2/24: Invited to interview

4/2: Any updates?

King's College London (London, UK) Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies[]

https://www.tieshighereducation.com/unijobs/en-us/listing/253843/lecturer-in-theatre-and-performance-studies-academic-education-pathway-/

Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA) Assistant Professor of Acting/Directing (TT)[]

Deadline: February 6 2021

https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/2072445/assistant-professor-acting-and-directing/

They’ve already had initial interviews but are there any more updates?

Metropolitan State University of Denver (Denver, CO) Theatre Performance Tenure-Track Faculty (Category I)[]

Deadline: 31 March 2021

https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177422482&Title=Theatre%20%2D%20Performance%20Tenure%2DTrack%20Faculty%20%28Category%20I%29


Miami University (Oxford, OH) Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Faculty[]

Deadline: 15 January 2021

https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177374372&Title=Assistant%20Professor

Has anyone heard anything? 2/8

Zoom Interviews 2/5-2/19

Position filled - 5/4


Michigan Technological University (Houghton, MI) Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre (2-year)[]

Deadline: 1 February 2021

https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177385295&Title=Visiting%20Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Theatre

4/2: Any updates?


Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN) Theatre History/Theatre Historiography, Tenure-Track Faculty[]

Deadline: 5 February 2021

https://careers.pageuppeople.com/1047/cw/en-us/job/492364?lApplicationSubSourceID=11250


3/11 email from search chair that they are in the process of getting references/rec letters

3/13 request for zoom interview

4/20 request for Zoom interview----may i ask: this is a second round interview, i assume??

6/8 Rejection (no interview)

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

Deadline: 3 January 2021

Job Ad

1/4/2021 - Zoom interview invite, writing sample requested

This seems highly suspect. Job deadline was the day before interview invites? Can they not even wait a week to pretend that they had ONE search committee meeting?


Offer accepted 2/22


University of North Carolina - Greensboro (Greensboro, NC) Assistant Prof. in Theatre - Movement/Acting[]

Deadline 31 March 2021

https://spartantalent.uncg.edu/postings/18775


Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH) Visiting Assistant Professor in Theater History, Performance Studies and/or Theatrical Practices[]

Deadline 1 March 2021


3//8 zoom interview request

3/27 Any news?

4/13 rejection email

https://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/9673


Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, OH) Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies[]

Deadline: 3 February 2021

https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177358933&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Theatre%20Studies

Any word (3/12/21)?

Applied theatre interviews happened 3/4-5, but I haven't heard anything about theatre studies

Any news about the Theatre Studies position? 3/17/2021

Theatre Studies zoom interviews happening 3/22-24

Any update on second interviews for Applied Theatre?

Received invite for second Applied Theatre interview 3/16
4/7 - Any theatre studies updates?

4/22 rejection email, no interview (Theatre Studies)

4/23 Applied Theatre position has been filled

6/22 - Any updates on Theatre Studies for folks who interviewed? I'm assuming it has been filled but have yet to hear...

Oklahoma City University Assistant Professor of Theatre History[]

No Deadline

https://jobs.silkroad.com/OKCU/FacultyCareers/jobs/1107?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

3/3: zoom interview scheduled


Zoom interviews also scheduled for the Assistant Professor of Applied Theatre the week of 3/15

Advanced to second round (for Theatre History and Applied Theatre) week of 3/21

4/12: Campus interviews for both positions are being scheduled for early May


Salve Regina University (Newport, RI) Assistant Professor Theatre/Theatre Program Coordinator (TT)[]

Deadline: 1 January 2021

https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177352458&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20Theatre%2FTheatre%20Program%20Coordinator


2/13 Has anyone heard anything?

Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Canada) Assistant Professor: Assistant Professor of Contemporary Scenographyy [TT][]

Deadline: 12 April 2021

https://www.sfu.ca/sca/contact---us/employment.html

We encourage applications from individuals who identify as members of communities underrepresented in professional theatre and/or academia.

We seek an artist with demonstrated significant experience in expanded scenography and/or live performance design with an emphasis on one or more of the following areas: sound design and composition, animation, extended realities, spatial practices, expanded cinema, puppetry, object performance, lighting design, and/or projection design. The ideal candidate has a vibrant and recognized artistic research practice that at once engages with contemporary aesthetic developments in the field of theatre design and thrives in an interdisciplinary environment. Additionally, they will have a demonstrated interest in design-led creation, and expanded definitions of performance and installation.


5/13 Any updates?


Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) Senior Lecturer, Costume Designer/Costumer

The Theatre Program in the Department of Human Communication and Theatre invites applications for a full-time, one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal, senior lecturer of Costume Designer/Costumer beginning fall semester, 2021. 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.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. For more information, please see

https://www.trinity.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/faculty/35516


Trinity University (San Antonio, TX), Senior Lecturer, Technical Director/Lighting Designer[]

The Theatre Program in the Department of Human Communication and Theatre invites applications for a full-time, one-year appointment with the possibility of renewal, senior lecturer Technical Director/Lighting Designer, beginning fall semester, 2021. 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.

The department prepares students for a variety of professional opportunities as well as post-graduate education.  For more information, please see https://www.trinity.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/faculty/35521

The University of Washington (Seattle, WA) Assistant Professor of Theatre History and Performance Studies[]

Deadline: 4 January 2021

https://apply.interfolio.com/81826

Does anyone know where this position was advertised? I didn't see it anywhere and they only accepted applications during the second half of December (i.e. winter closure).

I saw it on HERC and the ATHE job board. The posting contains some pretty specific details and had a tight turnaround, as you noted. Maybe they already have someone in mind?

3/20 position filled

University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT), Assistant Professor in Theatre and Human Rights (TT)[]

Deadline: 12 April 2021

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18335

4/25 - Any updates?

4/26- they called my references last week, but nothing further

4/28- Contacted references for 12 candidates. No further info...

5/5 - Invited for Zoom Interview 5/12-13

5/13- Invited for full day interview

6/22 - position has been filled

University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT), Department Head And Artistic Director, Dramatic Arts (TT)[]

Deadline: 12 April 2021 https://jobs.hr.uconn.edu/en-us/job/495114/department-head-and-artistic-director-dramatic-arts

University of Florida (Gainesville, FL) Visiting Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies/Performance Studies[]

Deadline: 8 March 2021

https://apply.interfolio.com/84483

3/19 phone call(?I? on a friday evening?!?) for zoom interview next week

Offer Accepted

University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK) Assistant Professor specializing in Dramaturgy[]

No Deadline

https://apply.interfolio.com/82530

3/9: Any News?

3/10: Looks like it was reposted on ATHE job board on 2/24

24/3 invite for a zoom interview on 30/3

4/2: Searches for Acting, Movement/Stage Combat, and Dramaturgy are all happening simultaneously. Interviews for all 3 this week and next.

Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) Professor of Practice in Costume Design[]

Deadline: 15 January 2021

Three-year full-time appointment

https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177293225

2/22 Has anyone heard anything?

5/26 Never heard anything. Application still says in consideration.


Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY) Assistant Professor of Acting/Directing[]

Deadline: 15 February 2021

https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177401562&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Acting%2FDirecting

Any word on this? 4/8

5/6 rejection, no interview


West Texas A & M University (Canyon, TX) Assistant Professor of Theatre[]

Deadline: 12 February 2021

https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=177376475&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20of%20Theatre%20R%2D034717

Any word on this? 4/8


Xavier University of Louisiana (New Orleans, LA) Assistant Professor of Art and Performance Studies [TT][]

Deadline: 1 February 2021

https://jobs.xula.edu/postings/1074

York University (Toronto, Canada) Assistant Professor of Theatre, Theatre History and Dramaturgy [TT][]

Deadline: 25 January 2021

http://webapps.yorku.ca/academichiringviewer/viewposition.jsp?positionnumber=2074

Specialization in Black theatre/ performance studies

2/25 Has anyone heard anything?

2/27 1st Zoom interviews happened on 2/22


ERC-funded project Staging National Abjection: Theatre and Politics in Turkey and Its Diasporas (Istanbul, TR) Graduate and Post-Doctoral Fellowships[]

Deadline: 18 May 2021

https://stagingabjection.com/announcements/



Word on the Street[]

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