Assistant or Associate Professor of Theater and Performance - Occidental College

The Theater Department at Occidental College seeks a highly collaborative Theater and/or Performance Studies scholar practitioner for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate rank to support and strengthen our current offerings in theater and performance scholarship, and in acting and directing, both in the classroom and in our department productions.

The ideal candidate is a practicing artist with professional and collegiate directing credits and strong connections to current scholarship and artistic trends in theater and live performance. This candidate should demonstrate interest and expertise in a specific area of directing and scholarly or creative research, such as devised theater, community-based theater, applied theater, African- American Theater, Latino/a Theater, LGBTQ theater, or other areas of contemporary or international theater. We seek a colleague who will commit: - to develop a truly interdisciplinary approach to the study and making of live performance in collaboration with colleagues, students, and guest artists from other disciplines, including our current collaborators in MAC and Music. - to make our commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion visible across campus. - to ensure that social justice and community based learning, practiced hand-in-hand with sophisticated artistry, will be cornerstones of our department. The complete job description is available at

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.

Albany Park Theater Project Resident Director

Albany Park Theater Project creates transformative experiences that forge an inclusive community of youth artists, adult artists and audiences to envision and build a more just, equitable and joyful world. APTP’s teen ensemble members - mostly young people of color from immigrant families - and adult artistic team collaborate to create world-class theater that amplifies and illuminates the voices and experiences of our immigrant and first-generation community. Our creative process prepares and propels teens to lead civically engaged and choice-filled lives. Our performances foster empathy, humanize challenging social issues, encourage new ways of seeing the world, and inspire action.

The Resident Director position offers a unique opportunity for an established artist to find a true artistic home – a place to bring their developed artistic practice to a space that truly values their expertise and perspective, that is both well-resourced and stable but also risk-taking and incredibly ambitious. The Resident Director will have a rare opportunity to merge their life’s creative work with APTP’s mission and vision, and to build on a 20+ year track record of artistic and youth development expertise. APTP is serious about nourishing and supporting its artists and provides a space to be challenged and grow within an atmosphere of a close-knit team consisting of some of the best theater artists, designers and more in Chicago and the national stage. The Resident Director role offers a collaboration-minded, experienced and innovative theater maker the opportunity to create ground-breaking, multidisciplinary performances rooted in the lived experience of immigrant communities and driven by the Albany Park Theater Project’s mission of social justice and enriching the cultural vitality and quality of life in the Albany Park neighborhood as well as throughout Chicago.

Starting salary range is $55k-$60k To view the entire job posting and information about how to apply:

Assistant Professor Acting/ Directing

CSU San Bernardino Department of Theatre is accepting applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor with a concentration in Acting/Directing to teach in both disciplines. Candidates should display strong scholarship and/or artistic practices with an interest in diversity. As such, the candidate should be a strong collaborator as well as possess knowledge and interest in performance for a range of audiences with strong connections to the profession. It is highly desired that the candidate show proven skills to teach undergraduates with widely divergent backgrounds, the foundations of acting and directing with a emphasis in voice and movement. Part of the teaching load includes directing department productions. The position is expected to pursue professional development through creative work and/or scholarly research, engage in departmental, college-wide, and community service, advising and other duties expected at the rank of Assistant Professor. CSUSB is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution committed to creating a diverse and inclusive academic community and building a culturally diverse faculty. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Director (Professor / Associate)

The Director will balance efforts between the two multi-disciplinary and diverse schools. Duties include increasing enrollment, recruiting and evaluating faculty, scheduling courses and performance activities, initiating academic programs, budgeting and working closely with the Dean to align the Schools with the goals of the University. The Director will also supervise the manager of the University’s Dance Institute, a pre-professional dance program and work closely with the leadership of the newly established National Center for Choreography to facilitate educational and collaborative opportunities for students. The Director will work collaboratively with the faculty to develop and implement a vision for each School within the larger academic and artistic communities.

Required Qualifications: Terminal degree in a performing arts field (Ph.D., D.M.A., or M.F.A. from an accredited university); outstanding record of teaching, scholarship or creative activity commensurate with the rank of full professor / associate; ability to teach courses in School of Music or the School of Dance, experience and demonstrated success in higher education administration; excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Professional experience in a performing arts field; commitment to shared governance and transparency; demonstrated success in building professional relationships and community engagement; experience with marketing, fundraising and recruitment; ability to foster interdisciplinary activities and creative/scholarly endeavors.

School of Music / School of Dance: The School of Music and School of Dance, Theatre and Arts Administration are part of the Fine Arts Division of Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences and has a long history of excellence in performance and teaching. Information can be found on both sites and

About UA: Located in Akron, Ohio, The University of Akron (UA) is one of the largest employers in the region and offers an array of employment opportunities. Here you'll find a metropolitan setting that places you in the heart of a dynamic and regional economy.

We're committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff by including individuals from varied backgrounds and characteristics, including age, gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, national origin, sexual orientation and socioeconomic background. We're also committed to offering competitive salary and benefits packages to qualified candidates.

Deadline: Applications received by January 1st, 2019 will be given full consideration for this full time tenure position. Applications received after that date will be considered until the position is filled.

For complete position details, visit: Job ID # 11287

The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.

Associate Artistic Director

Associate Artistic Director

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is seeking candidates for the Associate Artistic Director position. Steppenwolf’s Artistic Office responsibilities include: collaborating with and supporting the Steppenwolf Ensemble; programming, artistic-producing, and casting the seven subscription season productions in our Downstairs and Upstairs Theatres, as well as Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ two-play season; LookOut programming for our 1700 Theatre; School at Steppenwolf; SCOUT New Play Development Program; Steppenwolf’s Commissioning Program; and workshops/readings of commissions and new plays.

To find out more about the position, Steppenwolf & how to apply, please visit our website:

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 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 [] or 641-269-4393.

Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Directing

The candidate will hold an MFA or professional equivalence. Preferred minimum of 1-2 years teaching experience is desired. Candidates will mentor both graduate and undergraduate students and teach a mix of foundations, genres and contemporary forms as applicable to the expertise of the ideal candidate. Proficiency in the principles of directing, script analysis, staging techniques, new play development, works with heightened language, and contemporary theatre-making is desired. Experience in film, television, multimedia, or opera would be a plus. The candidate will work closely with two other directing faculty. Responsibilities include teaching directing within the BFA and MFA conservatory programs, mentoring students in production, recruitment, selecting students, curriculum development, and taking part in the daily life and culture of the school. Candidates will have the opportunity to direct in the annual season of plays. The position is Pittsburgh-based. Maintaining professional engagement will be encouraged. The School is committed to the belief that an inclusive and equitable environment populated with diverse artists inspires innovative ideas which influence and improves the world at large.

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Assistant Professor, Open Field AND Assistant Professor, Directing Advertisement Body:

The Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) at Stanford University seeks outstanding candidates for two positions:

• Open field, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate is expected to maintain a productive research agenda, teach courses in the TAPS Department, and advise students. Although this is an open search, candidates with expertise in theater/performance design will receive special consideration.

• Director and/or Performance Maker, tenure track at the rank of Assistant Professor. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: directing drama and musical theatre, performance making, and devised theatre. M.F.A., Ph.D. or comparable experience required. Applicants will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to direct student productions.

Applications must be received by November 6, 2017 to receive full consideration, although the search will remain open until the positions are filled. For the open field position, applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, a short writing sample (no longer than 2500 words) and for those applying in design, a maximum of five images to: For the position in directing, applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a directing portfolio that includes up to five images and brief vision statement explaining method and aims to:

The expected starting date for both appointments is September 1, 2018. Professor Peggy Phelan is the Chair of the Search Committee. Inquiries may be sent to Patrice O’Dwyer [] who will administer the search. Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Assistant Professor of Theater-Directing Emphasis

Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a tenure track position in Drama (emphasis in Directing) at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2018. The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of five courses each year, including one section of Introduction to the Theater, courses in directing, and one or two courses in dramatic literature. In addition, this position requires that the candidate direct one of the season’s main stage productions annually and advise several senior thesis productions. Faculty at Kenyon College are also expected to advise new students, as well as majors within the department and serve on college committees. The successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the performing arts in the context of a liberal arts education. A completed MFA is required.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site: All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website. To learn more about Kenyon, visit Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by December 15, 2017 will be guaranteed full consideration. Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.