theatre & performance

Assistant Professor in Performance

The Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College seeks candidates for a three-year renewable non-tenure-eligible position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Performance. For a full position description, qualifications, and application, please visit

Questions about the online application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by October 21, 2019.

Ithaca College’s Department of Theatre Arts has approximately 320 majors, offering degrees in five programs and two minors. Consistently ranked among the top programs offering a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, and currently ranked the #2 theatre program overall by The Princeton Review. With over 40 faculty and staff, all of whom are professionals in their individual fields of study, we embrace professional standards in the studio, classroom, and production laboratory, and we hold NAST accreditation. With over 1500 applicants per year, we are committed to attracting a diverse body of students to our rigorous, highly individualized programs. Department website:

Assistant Professor of Theatre - Director/Scholar Faculty Position

The Department of Theatre Arts at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre, beginning in fall 2020.

We seek a theatre scholar with experience as a director, playwright, or dramaturge working on projects that clearly resonate with culturally specific communities and voices in content and form. We are interested in a scholar excited to advance curricula in performance and social change, including dramatic analysis and theatre history, as well as develop new courses or directing projects in culturally specific theatre, which would connect with the arts, media studies, and the Arcus Center for Social Justice. Teaching expectation is six courses per year in three terms (2-2-2). This hire will be responsible for teaching theatre history, directing, and playwriting, as well as supervising and mentoring of student directors, dramaturges, and playwrights, and fostering undergraduate liberal arts students to transform their fields and society. In addition, the hire will contribute courses each year to the Shared Passages Program. Sample areas of desired specialization: Latinx theatre, Native American performance, African-American theatre, Asian American/Pacific Islander theatre, LGBTIQ theatre, hip hop theatre, Immigrant communities and public performance, emerging voices and new storytelling forms, devised, non-linear and community based structural forms that are immersive.

Candidates are expected to have high aptitude and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, and a desire to involve undergraduate students in scholarship both inside and outside of the classroom. The candidate will be expected to facilitate student success through active mentorship and innovative new learning experiences that prioritize access, inclusion, diversity and excellence in alignment with the mission of Kalamazoo College and the work of the Department of Theatre Arts. Our faculty is committed to delivering a curriculum which highly values theatre that addresses social and political issues, including issues of race and gender, and places emphasis on emerging voices and the creation of new work. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

Required Qualifications • PhD in scholarly field, with a dissertation focused on theatre and culturally specific and community based voices and forms; • Experience as a literary and/or production dramaturge and/or director exploring new forms; • Experience educating first-generation students, working with diverse populations, and promoting equity. Desired Qualifications Demonstrated success in one or more of the following: • Record of publication in the intersectionality of dramaturgy and film/dance; • Experience with public programming and local community based projects; • Experience fostering new playwrights and/or devised work; • Collegiate teaching experience and/or professional experience as a director or sustained record of community projects.

Instructions to Apply: Applications should include, in PDF format: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a statement addressing commitments, content, and pedagogical approaches designed to foster the success of underrepresented students, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), and contact information for three references to Review of applications will begin June 17, 2019 and continue through September 3, 2019. Kalamazoo College especially encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts (Theatre & Performance)

The School of the Arts at Purchase College, SUNY, seeks candidates for a one-year full-time appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts for the 2018-19 academic year. The position will begin the fall semester of 2018, and is subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have a specialty in one or more of the following areas: African-American theatre and performance, Latinx theatre and performance, and/or Applied Theatre. Special consideration will be given to candidates with professional practice experience in some related aspect of theater-making and whose work and teaching emphasizes the intersections between scholarship and practice.

In addition to teaching courses in their area of specialty, candidates should be prepared to teach foundational courses within the Theatre and Performance BA program, such as Introduction to Theater and Performance Studies and Theater Histories, as well as studio courses in one or more of the following areas: acting, devised theatre, directing, documentary theatre, performance poetry, performing oral history, playwriting, and/or solo performance. Responsibilities will also include mentoring upper level undergraduate students, academic advising and community service (which encompasses committee work as well as College, School, and departmental governance).

Our ideal candidate will be an accomplished artist/scholar and a gifted teacher and mentor. We seek candidates committed to training a diverse student body in theater as a liberal art; to integrating multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and to providing training within the context of a public undergraduate institution housing a unique combination of Liberal Arts, Science, and Arts Conservatory programs. The BA program in Theatre and Performance encourages creativity, intellectual curiosity, social engagement, and critical thinking. The core requirements combine scholarship and practice to provide students with a strong foundation in theatre history and dramatic literature, with mandatory stagecraft/production courses.

Candidates must have a terminal degree (Ph.D. or M.F.A.) or equivalent professional experience and preferably at least two years of teaching experience. Applicants must attach the following to the online employment application: 1) Cover letter expressing interest in the position and summarizing qualifications 2) Updated C.V. 3) Names, addresses, and e-mail addresses (and phone numbers, if possible) of three references. 4) Statement of teaching philosophy. To apply for the position, please visit our Purchase College Job Vacancy website at and complete an online application.

Purchase College SUNY is an AA/EEO employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception,prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the University's crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the University's current campus security policies. Purchase College's Annual Security Report is available at