Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre

Drew University
New Jersey, United States
Not Specified
Aug 07, 2019
Employment Type
Full Time

Drew University’s Department of Theatre and Dance seeks a full-time tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinating our production program
  • Directing one show a year, mentoring student directors
  • Collaborating with faculty members on production oversight for the season
  • Teaching both intermediate and advanced directing course,s as well as courses in Playscript Interpretation, Dramatic Literature, and/or Dramaturgy depending on expertise. 


Professional experience as well as a terminal degree required. Preference will be given to scholar-practitioners; i.e. Ph.D. candidates with extensive directing and experience and/or M.F.A.’s with strong academic scholarship. 

The ideal candidate will have a wide range of experience with canonical works, non-western forms, and new play development.


Please submit Cover letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, CV, and three letters of recommendation to . Appointment to begin August 2020. Posting will remain open until position is filled.

About Drew University:
Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.

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