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Assistant Professors of Performance (two positions)

Assistant Professors of Performance (two positions) Department of Theatre Arts College of Fine Arts and Communication

Position: The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for two tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professors in the Department of Theatre Arts beginning August 2019.

Qualifications: MFA in acting preferred, but related terminal degrees with performance experience will be considered. Demonstrated abilities as a classroom/studio teacher of acting and a record of creative activity and/or scholarship.

Responsibilities: Position carries a 7 course teaching load with responsibilities for required courses in the BFA in acting, performance electives for all theatre students, and directing and coaching as needed. Seeking one with a specialty in recognized pedagogies of voice and speech, and one with a specialty in a recognized pedagogy of movement. Capable of integrating voice and movement skills into the acting process. The department is also interested in colleagues with an awareness of current and emerging trends in the acting profession. Examples include engagement with electronic media, theatre in communities, improve/comedy, or musical theatre. Service to the department and active engagement in creative activity and scholarship expected. Applicants with demonstrated experience in the recruitment and/or retention of underrepresented students, including students of color, are desired.

Application Process: Strongest consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2018. Position open until filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to: Professor Peter Wray Department of Theatre Arts Towson University 8000 York Road Towson, MD 21252-0001 Phone: 410.704.2792 Please visit for complete application information.

American University - Theatre: Full-Time Faculty

The Department of Performing Arts in the School of College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment in Theatre for Academic Year 2018-2019. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence on August 27, 2018.

Applicants should hold a terminal degree in theatre or closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered. The faculty member will teach six undergraduate classes per academic year. Candidates should have demonstrated strength or potential for teaching in the broad area of theatre. While the focus will be teaching students in the theatre major, candidates with directing experience may be considered for a directing assignment as part of their teaching load. One or more classes may also be assigned in the University’s General Education program (now called the “AU Core”) where theatre contributes multiple courses. The most successful candidates will have demonstrated excellence in teaching courses that may include, but are not limited to, Acting, Voice and Speech, Moving Body, Playwriting, Directing, and Theatre History. All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in Department and University activities and service.

Salary is competitive. Initial review of applications will begin May 14, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via For the initial submission, please only include a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, and two sample syllabi. Letters of reference and additional materials will be requested at a later date. 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 Department of Performing Arts ( offers undergraduate degree programs in Dance, Music, Theatre/Musical Theatre, and Audio Technology, as well as graduate degree programs in Arts Management and Audio Technology. The Theatre/Musical Theatre Program offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Theatre and Musical Theatre, as well as a minor in Theatre.

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