American University - Theatre: Full-Time Tenure-Track Faculty (Two Positions)

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 . 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 if you have any questions.

American University ( 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. American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.