Artist-in-Residence: Emerson Stage Artistic Director

The Department of Performing Arts invites applications for a full-time Artist-in-Residence to serve as the Artistic Director of Emerson Stage, the producing organization within the Department of Performing Arts comprised of the students, faculty, staff and guest artists of the department. The one-year renewable appointment begins September 1, 2019 with a mandatory 2-day orientation August 22 & 23, 2019.

Primary Duties, Responsibilities and Tasks: Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the College’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Emerson Stage is the production company within the Department of Performing Arts and produces nine to ten fully staged major productions annually in five theatres, with additional production opportunities available to our students through curricular projects, student theatre organizations and ArtsEmerson, the College’s professional presenting company. In its structure and processes, Emerson Stage models professional theatre making practices and seeks to expand, respond to and create the next generation of theatre-makers. Season selections are based primarily in the training needs of our students as evident in a varied curriculum encompassing BFA programs in Acting, Theatre and Performance, Musical Theatre, Theatre Education, Theatre Design Technology/Stage and Screen Design Technology, Stage and Production Management, and Theatre (which includes Directing, Playwriting, Dramaturgy, Theatre Studies, and Arts Management), and an MA/MFA Program in Applied Theatre/Theatre Education. Serving at the pleasure of the Chair, the Artistic Director leads the season selection process by working with an Advisory Committee comprised of curricular area heads, student representatives, professional production staff and management leadership. The AD identifies and recommends guest directors, serves as the supervisor of all directors, attends production meetings, rehearsals as necessary and facilitates the casting process for all Emerson Stage productions. Other performance related activities for community events, development/institutional advancement may be required as well. Faculty members in this position will also teach 2 or 3 courses (8-12 credits) per academic year in the AD’s area of specialty and may direct one show each season as a course equivalent during the Emerson Stage season, starting with the 20-21 season.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, support material/links to professional work, and contact information for three references. In addition, applicants should provide a statement on the applicant’s position on artistic direction, particularly within the educational context described above and address their approach to inclusive and collaborative leadership @

Priority will be given to applications received by June 1, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.

Director, School of Theatre and Dance

The School of Theatre + Dance at the University of Florida seeks a dynamic director (tenured faculty position) who will provide a combination of visionary and practical leadership for our diverse programs in theatre, design and production, and dance. Working with faculty, staff, and students, the next director will optimize the potential of the momentum currently defining UF’s evolution and help shape the future of the SoTD as part of a preeminent, top-ten, comprehensive, land-grant research university and College of the Arts.

The UF College of the Arts intends to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. As artists and scholars, we embrace the complexity of our evolving human experience and seek to empower our students and faculty to fearlessly shape that experience through critical study, creative practice, and provocation. We seek a colleague who identifies as a change maker. We seek a colleague who will prepare students to access and unsettle centers of power in a radically changing world. We seek a colleague who will position emerging artists and researchers as catalysts for equity on local and global levels.

Apply online at by 12/2/2018 for best consideration. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Film & Theatre Chair & Musical Theatre Professor Positions at SJSU

SJSU’s Film and Theatre department offers B.A. degrees in two majors: Theatre Arts and Radio-Television-Film, runs multiple theatre stages/spaces (with accompanying scene and costume shops) as well as an FM radio station and a film production company (Spartan Films). The College of Humanities and the Arts, which houses F&T, also runs the state-of-the-art Hammer Theatre, a City of San José/SJSU partnership that allows opportunities for co-productions as well as signature department-produced theatre/RTVF events.


DEPARTMENT CHAIRPosition requires a Ph.D. or M.F.A. in a field of Radio, Television, Film or Theatre, with sufficient publications or creative productions to warrant tenure and Associate or Full professor. Administrative experience required, including managing staff/budgets. 

Applications with support materials must be submitted by Oct. 25, 2017 to

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MUSICAL THEATRE PROFESSOR Position requires Ph.D. or M.F.A. in Musical Theatre or related field, with demonstrated artistic/professional achievement (proven ability to direct stage musicals) and university teaching experience. Candidate will develop/teach courses that serve a diverse body of theatre students, emphasizing practical training for musical theatre performance; emerging trends in musical theatre; and history/theories of the genre.

Applications with support materials must be submitted by November 13, 2017 to

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