theatre history

Theatre: Full-Time Faculty Search

American University Department of Performing Arts College of Arts and Sciences Washington DC

The Department of Performing Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a term faculty appointment in Theatre for Academic Year 2019-2020. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field. The appointment is a 9-month term position and will commence on August 26, 2019. There is a possibility of two hires from this search.

Applicants should hold a terminal degree in theatre or a closely related field. ABD candidates will be considered. The faculty member will teach six courses per academic year. Candidates should have demonstrated strength or potential for teaching in the broad area of theatre. Candidates with directing experience may be considered for a directing assignment as part of their teaching load. Multiple classes will be assigned in the University’s General Education program (now called the “AU Core”) where theatre contributes multiple courses. In addition, 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, Devised Theatre, Theatre History and Theatre for Social Change. 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 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via http://apply.interfolio.com/62868 . 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, at 202-885-3422 or streeks@american.edu if you have any questions.

American University (american.edu) 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 (american.edu/cas/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. American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus

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 https://jobs.grinnell.edu 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 [TheatreAndDanceSearch@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-4393.

Adjunct/Associate Professor Adjunct/Professor in the Practice of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism

Open Rank Search in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism

Yale School of Drama invites applications for a faculty appointment in the nation’s leading three-year conservatory MFA & DFA dramaturgy and dramatic criticism program.

The successful candidate will teach classes in at least three fields for MFA students in this professional creative training program, advise MFA and DFA students, and support the Chair in maintaining a dynamic curriculum. The department will consider candidates with expertise in a broad array of specializations in dramatic literature, theory, and theater history. The appointed candidate will have teaching, advising, and administrative responsibilities.

The position requires demonstrated excellence in the field with undergraduate/graduate teaching experience (2-3 years minimum), a record of publications, and experience in mentoring and advising graduate students. Candidates must hold a DFA, PhD, or equivalent degree in dramaturgy, dramatic criticism, theater history, dramatic literature, performance studies or a directly related field. An understanding of the School’s dynamic conservatory environment and dramaturgical practice is essential. Evidence of experience in and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of operations is required. The appointment will be made at the rank of Professor in the Practice, Associate Professor Adjunct, or Assistant Professor Adjunct, depending upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. Initial appointment will be from one to three years, beginning July 1, 2019, includes competitive salary with full faculty benefits commensurate with rank.

To apply please submit a cover letter, C.V., and three (3) letters of reference. Materials should be submitted through Interfolio, which is free to applicants: http://apply.interfolio.com/54696. Address all questions to Professor Catherine Sheehy, Chair, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at catherine.sheehy@yale.edu. Review of applications begins October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Yale University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and considers applicants for employment without regard to—and does not discriminate on the basis of—an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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 http://apply.interfolio.com/50250. 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 streeks@american.edu if you have any questions.

American University (american.edu) 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 (american.edu/cas/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.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

Professor of Theater History

SKIDMORE COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF THEATER is recruiting applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, open rank professor to teach key undergraduate courses in theater history, theory and related disciplines. We encourage applicants who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, creative work and service. A successful candidate will teach five courses per year, and will participate in college and department affairs. The position will begin in the Fall 2018 semester. The salary will be commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and service to both the academic and the professional theater. Significant teaching experience at the college/university level is essential. We are particularly interested in a candidate with expertise in one or more of the following: Latinx theater, Asian theater studies, or LGBTQ theater studies. A strong background in performance studies is also essential. Candidates should describe their personal and professional contributions to a diverse set of undergraduates, and should feel free to make mention of any specific knowledge, skills, and abilities related to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Academic administrative experience, and the ability to teach in other theater sub-disciplines, are also desirable qualities of a strong candidate. The Skidmore Department of Theater offers an intensive Bachelor of Science degree that balances serious pre-professional training with a strong commitment to the liberal arts. Skidmore College is committed to interdisciplinary teaching. It is expected that all full-time faculty will teach an interdisciplinary seminar in the College’s First Year Experience program every four to five years. To learn more about the Skidmore Department of Theater, please visit the Department’s website at: http://www.skidmore.edu/academics/theater/ Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars and teacher-artists, devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates. Approximately 2,500 talented persons from some 44 states and 59 countries attend Skidmore. The college is located in Saratoga Springs, NY, equidistant from New York City, Boston, and Montreal. Skidmore College has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty. Teaching load of five courses a year. Candidates with two or more of the following specializations are encouraged to apply: Latin American and Latinx Studies, LGBTQ studies, and material culture. An ideal candidate will be prepared to teach a 200-level course titled Ethnic and Immigrant Experience and a 300-level course on American Material Culture. PhD, preferably in American Studies. Other allied disciplines will be considered. Applicant screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at: http://careers.skidmore.edu/postings/1445

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Asst. Professor - Theatre Studies

The Department of Theatre Arts at the UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – LA CROSSE invites applications for a full-time, tenure track, Theatre Studies position Beginning Fall of 2018.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in theatre history, track record of successful directing, and a research focus in an aspect of theatre studies that expands and pushes forward our department offerings. We are searching for a teaching historian/artist who, through their specific experience and background, can contribute to the array of classes we can teach and the range of stories we can tell from the stage, adding to the diversity of our students’ and our region’s theatrical experiences. Persons with experience and ability to help us achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in performance traditions including but not limited to non-Western theatre, African- American theatre, postcolonial theatre and/or theatre by and for underrepresented communities. Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu