African American Theater

Assistant Professor of Theatre - Director/Scholar Faculty Position

The Department of Theatre Arts at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre, beginning in fall 2020.

We seek a theatre scholar with experience as a director, playwright, or dramaturge working on projects that clearly resonate with culturally specific communities and voices in content and form. We are interested in a scholar excited to advance curricula in performance and social change, including dramatic analysis and theatre history, as well as develop new courses or directing projects in culturally specific theatre, which would connect with the arts, media studies, and the Arcus Center for Social Justice. Teaching expectation is six courses per year in three terms (2-2-2). This hire will be responsible for teaching theatre history, directing, and playwriting, as well as supervising and mentoring of student directors, dramaturges, and playwrights, and fostering undergraduate liberal arts students to transform their fields and society. In addition, the hire will contribute courses each year to the Shared Passages Program. Sample areas of desired specialization: Latinx theatre, Native American performance, African-American theatre, Asian American/Pacific Islander theatre, LGBTIQ theatre, hip hop theatre, Immigrant communities and public performance, emerging voices and new storytelling forms, devised, non-linear and community based structural forms that are immersive.

Candidates are expected to have high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, and a desire to involve undergraduate students in scholarship both inside and outside of the classroom. The candidate will be expected to facilitate student success through active mentorship and innovative new learning experiences that prioritize access, inclusion, diversity and excellence in alignment with the mission of Kalamazoo College and the work of the Department of Theatre Arts. Our faculty is committed to delivering a curriculum which highly values theatre that addresses social and political issues, including issues of race and gender, and places emphasis on emerging voices and the creation of new work. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

Required Qualifications • PhD in scholarly field, with a dissertation focused on theatre and culturally specific and community based voices and forms; • Experience as a literary and/or production dramaturge and/or director exploring new forms; • Experience educating first-generation students, working with diverse populations, and promoting equity. Desired Qualifications Demonstrated success in one or more of the following: • Record of publication in the intersectionality of dramaturgy and film/dance; • Experience with public programming and local community based projects; • Experience fostering new playwrights and/or devised work; • Collegiate teaching experience and/or professional experience as a director or sustained record of community projects.

Instructions to Apply: Applications should include, in PDF format: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a statement addressing commitments, content, and pedagogical approaches designed to foster the success of underrepresented students, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), and contact information for three references to https://www.kzoo.edu/search/theatre/. Review of applications will begin June 17, 2019 and continue through September 3, 2019. Kalamazoo College especially encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

eta Creative Arts Foundation Executive Search

eta’s Board of Directors is seeking an experienced Executive Director with a strong background in African American arts and cultural traditions. We are seeking transformational leadership as we move into the 21st Century. eta will need a leader to work with its Board of Directors to develop and implement strategic plans for operations and fundraising. The successful candidate will also create a plan of action that fosters relationships with a broad spectrum of donors and in collaboration with the Producing Artistic Director enhance staffing and establish innovative programming.

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, a writing sample and three professional references to: EDsearch@etacreativearts.org by April, 15, 2019. Visit www.etacreativearts.org for full position description.

Assistant Professor of Theatre (2-year term)

GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a two-year term position appointment in Theatre History and Dramatic Literature, Criticism, and Theory beginning Fall 2019. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. The teaching load of five courses over two semesters will include teaching survey classes on Dramatic Literature/Theatre History and teaching seminar classes in areas of the candidate’s expertise such as African-American, Asian-American, or Latino-American performance, Studies in Drama, Global Theatre, Gender and Performance, Playwriting, or American Theatre. The new hire will also direct one of the department’s main stage productions (directing the performance counts for one course).

To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by OCTOBER 22, 2018. Please visit our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu to find more details about the job and application instructions. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application (see description on application website), curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies acceptable), a document with links to videos of performances they have directed, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to Professor CRAIG QUINTERO, at [TheatreAndDanceSearch@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-4393.

Assistant Professor of African-American Theater and Performance

Assistant Professor, Brandeis Department of Theater Arts African-American Theater and Performance The Theater Arts Department at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track position in African-American Theater and Performance at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will start the Fall 2019.

We seek a candidate who will contribute core offerings in their primary expertise in African-American Theater and Performance. The successful applicant will excel at fostering a critical dialogue about the past, present and future of American theater. Candidates interested in exploring issues of race, performance, and power are highly desired. A successful candidate will also have a secondary or co-emphasis in one or more of the following areas: Playwriting, Non-Western Theater History and Practice, Civic Engagement Practices, Performance Studies, Devised or Documentary Theater and/or Movement. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of Brandeis’ history and mission, we value and are seeking candidates who represent a variety of social identities, including those underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation, and who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, bring expertise in building, engaging and sustaining a pluralistic, just, and unified campus community. The successful applicant will join a student-oriented department that emphasizes collaboration and the connections between practice and theory in a liberal arts setting. Responsibilities will include teaching and advising. This new hire is welcome to join the season selection committee and collaborate with the department in the development of new programming. Qualifications: PhD. preferred; however candidates with an MFA degree are welcome to apply. Candidates with some background in an aspect of the professional theater are of interest. .

Application Materials and Deadlines: Applicants will submit:

1: A cover letter that shows interest in the position and relates experiences to the qualifications.

2: A Curriculum Vitae and Professional Resume

3: A chapter sample of Scholarly Research and Publications and/or example of Artistic Work.

4: A list of three references and contact information (phone numbers and e-mail addresses). Candidates will be notified before references are contacted.

5: A statement of teaching philosophy and teaching interests. Please include a section about your practice as educator as it relates to the to the mission of to diversity and inclusion at Brandeis University.

For more information: https://www.brandeis.edu/diversity/what-we-believe.html For fullest consideration, candidates will submit applications by November 1, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Please apply to Search Committee Chair via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11869. The term of employment will begin July 1, 2019.