African-American theatre and performance

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: 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 The term of employment will begin July 1, 2019.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts (Theatre & Performance)

The School of the Arts at Purchase College, SUNY, seeks candidates for a one-year full-time appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts for the 2018-19 academic year. The position will begin the fall semester of 2018, and is subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have a specialty in one or more of the following areas: African-American theatre and performance, Latinx theatre and performance, and/or Applied Theatre. Special consideration will be given to candidates with professional practice experience in some related aspect of theater-making and whose work and teaching emphasizes the intersections between scholarship and practice.

In addition to teaching courses in their area of specialty, candidates should be prepared to teach foundational courses within the Theatre and Performance BA program, such as Introduction to Theater and Performance Studies and Theater Histories, as well as studio courses in one or more of the following areas: acting, devised theatre, directing, documentary theatre, performance poetry, performing oral history, playwriting, and/or solo performance. Responsibilities will also include mentoring upper level undergraduate students, academic advising and community service (which encompasses committee work as well as College, School, and departmental governance).

Our ideal candidate will be an accomplished artist/scholar and a gifted teacher and mentor. We seek candidates committed to training a diverse student body in theater as a liberal art; to integrating multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and to providing training within the context of a public undergraduate institution housing a unique combination of Liberal Arts, Science, and Arts Conservatory programs. The BA program in Theatre and Performance encourages creativity, intellectual curiosity, social engagement, and critical thinking. The core requirements combine scholarship and practice to provide students with a strong foundation in theatre history and dramatic literature, with mandatory stagecraft/production courses.

Candidates must have a terminal degree (Ph.D. or M.F.A.) or equivalent professional experience and preferably at least two years of teaching experience. Applicants must attach the following to the online employment application: 1) Cover letter expressing interest in the position and summarizing qualifications 2) Updated C.V. 3) Names, addresses, and e-mail addresses (and phone numbers, if possible) of three references. 4) Statement of teaching philosophy. To apply for the position, please visit our Purchase College Job Vacancy website at and complete an online application.

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