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.


The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies position beginning in September 2018, pending budgetary approval. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant expertise in performance studies as well as theatre history. The department is especially interested in scholars with a specialization that has earned conference visibility and the promise or fact of publication, preferably in a field that balances and adds to our current departmental strengths. Duties of the position include instructing graduate level seminars; mentoring graduate students in their research, teaching and professionalization; directing theses and dissertations; teaching multi-level undergraduate courses in performance studies and world theatre; supporting the production work of the department in accordance with candidate’s areas of expertise; active participation in the governance of the department; contribution to the diversity goals of the department through scholarship, teaching and/or theatre/performance practice.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. completed by the date of hire and will also be able to demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, an active profile in the field, and a robust research plan.

Applicants can apply online at: Candidates should submit a cover letter including research plans, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, sample syllabi, a teaching statement (philosophy), evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness, and provide contact information for three references. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2017. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled