performance studies

POSITION REVISED: Assistant or Associate Professor, Directing

POSITION REVISED: Assistant or Associate Professor, Directing, UNC Charlotte Department of Theatre. Tenure-track position beginning August 15, 2019. Required: MFA or PhD; three years college-level teaching experience. Seeking a highly collaborative artist/scholar with expertise teaching a variety of contemporary directing pedagogies/practices. Experience directing a range of genres/styles required (in keeping with an undergraduate-level training program). Additional areas of expertise may include Musical Theatre, Performance Studies, Dramaturgy, Devised Theatre, and/or Playwriting. A 3/2 teaching load, participation in departmental service/governance, and engagement in ongoing creative and/or scholarly research commensurate with attaining tenure or promotion at a research institution expected. Screening begins January 15, 2019. Applicants must apply electronically at (Faculty Job #005112). Submit application letter; diversity statement; curriculum vitae; transcript; three letters of recommendation; contact information for five references. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Theatre/and or Performance Studies

San Francisco State University, School of Theatre & Dance Tenure-Track Assistant Professor - Theatre/and or Performance Studies Start date: August, 2019

Position Summary: The position is in the School of Theatre & Dance at San Francisco State University.

The School of Theatre & Dance of San Francisco State University. The position is focused on teaching and coordinating the undergraduate theatre history/literature sequence. The position is deeply engaged with the foundational courses which provide the basis for the breadth of our major, and which serve as the intellectual foundation for our dynamic performance and production programs. In addition, as envisioned, this position would serve as a source for the investigation of emerging landscapes in the 21st Century Theatre, including World Theatre, and the ongoing convergence of Technology, Media, and Theatre. The position brings to the School of Theatre Arts and Dance an emphasis on literature, criticism, theory and history of theatre, World Theatre, and the ongoing convergence of Technology, Media, and Theatre.

The position includes a full-time faculty workload per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the California State University and the California Faculty Association. The workload primarily includes teaching or other agreed upon primary assignment; conducting an active ongoing program of scholarship or creative works that advances knowledge in the field of one’s specialty; and service contributions to the department, college and the university. Teaching assignments: The primary assignment for this position is coordinating and teaching the undergraduate theatre history/literature sequence, with possible graduate teaching in the MA program.

The scholarship may address a range of topics in the areas of literature, criticism, theory and history of theatre, World Theatre, and the ongoing convergence of Technology, Media, and Theatre.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, productive participation on departmental, college, and university-wide committees; mentoring and advising undergraduate and/or graduate students; holding regular office hours; curriculum development and improvement, particularly with regard to student learning outcomes; and remaining current in both subject area and teaching methodologies.

Essential Job Tasks: Facilitate student success through teaching and advising with a focus on inclusive pedagogy; Develop course materials for undergraduate and/or graduate students on topics such as Theatre History, Literature, Criticism, and/or Theory linked to student learning outcomes Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, papers, etc. in a timely manner Compile, administer, and grade examinations or other learning assessments Maintain student grades and other required records or reporting materials Guide and supervise department technicians in support of safe, clean studio facilities and equipment – if relevant for discipline Conduct research in one's field of interest and present findings in peer-reviewed journals, books, or professional conferences and or a program of creative work in one’s specialty field; a program of scholarship in areas of specialty; include creative activity, exhibiting, submitting peer review and or adjudication when relevant, etc. Stay current on developments in the discipline Plan, evaluate and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction Hold regularly-scheduled office hours for the purpose of advising and assisting students Actively participate on assigned committees in accordance with School or College needs, and SF State's strategic vision Actively participate in collegial interactions in fulfilling service assignments and other duties at the school, college, and university level. Additional duties as assigned

Postal mail submissions: Search Committee Co-Chairs, Ray Tadio & Laura Wayth School of Theatre & Dance 1600 Holloway Ave San Francisco, CA 94132

Electronic submissions: subject line: “Tenure Track Search”

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Theatre and Performance Studies

The University of Maryland’s School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies seeks candidates for a postdoctoral position for the academic year of 2018-2019. Applicants must propose a rigorous research agenda that takes advantage of the resources on our campus and in our region.



  1. Two undergraduate courses and one graduate seminar in area of specialization;
  2. Student mentoring;
  3. Service on School committees.



Preference will be given to applicants with experience in Latinx Theatre, Asian American Theatre, African American Theatre, Arab Theatre, and/or Digital Theatre, though other specializations will be considered.


Qualifications: PhD degree in Theatre or Performance Studies, conferred no later than June 1, 2018.

Application Deadline: For best consideration, applications should be received by July 2, 2018.

To Apply: Go to and choose this posting and submit the following: a letter of application; a two-page description of proposed research; a  curriculum vitae; and list of references. If you have any questions, you may contact the search coordinator at  Mailing address is: Postdoctoral Search Committee - School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies - University of Maryland - 2810 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center - College Park, MD 20742- 1610.

The University of Maryland is an equal-opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who are committed to valuing and enhancing the diversity of our community.

University of PIttsburgh Graduate Program- MFA Performance Pedagogy

The University of Pittsburgh invites applicants for the MFA Performance Pedagogy program for enrollment for Fall 2018. MFA candidates will teach a range of performance classes from foundational acting to special topics for which they receive a highly competitive financial assistantship that includes tuition, stipend and health benefits. The MFA in Performance Pedagogy is a unique full-time two-year program designed to equip working, professional actors with the pedagogical tools for teaching performance at the college and university level. Each student receives mentorship by experienced teachers and explores actor-training methods. MFA candidates will also complement teaching and classroom work with practical experiences on main-stage and lab season productions. The program has a successful record of career placement with alumni working in all levels of academia. Students receive specific feedback on job materials in order to be competitive in the academic market.

Successful applicants will be seasoned professional actors with at least five years of professional experience, preferably with some teaching or coaching, and willing to make a full commitment in residence in Pittsburgh. For more information, please contact Maggie Bupp, Graduate Student Services Administration at or view our admission application requirements online: Deadline: January 15, 2018