Assistant Professor of Theater

Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 31, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Title Assistant Professor of Theater Posting Number F00152JP Department Theater and Dance Position Summary

The Bowdoin College Department of Theater and Dance invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2021. We seek a Theater scholar/artist with teaching interests in Global Theater History and Theory, Playwriting and/or Directing and who values interdisciplinarity with Dance and other College departments and programs. We have launched a new major that encourages excellence in performance by engaging both theory and practice and are interested in applicants whose research, practice, and teaching reflect this engagement. The successful candidate will offer courses in the areas of Theater Histories and Theories as well as Writing for Performance and/or Directing. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and pedagogical commitments reflect a diverse approach that takes into account issues of gender, race, and postcolonialism, as well as an informed integration of theatrical scholarship and practice. The teaching load at Bowdoin is two courses per semester including rotation of the course that entails directing a Department production.

The requirements for this position are a terminal degree (PhD preferred, MFA considered) and a demonstrated desire to collaborate with studio-based colleagues. In addition, Bowdoin requires a strong commitment to ongoing scholarly and/or creative engagement as well as a dedication to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment. The College offers internal funding in support of research, a fully-funded, year-long junior sabbatical leave (after three years of teaching and successful reappointment), regular, generously funded, post-tenure sabbaticals as well as conference and travel support.

Bowdoin is a community that warmly welcomes people of all backgrounds. We encourage applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and from those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of partners and spouses of members of the faculty.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit:
• cover letter that describes your teaching experience, and states how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentoring would potentially support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.;
• c.v.;
• the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation;
• professional portfolio (preferably including a sample of artistic work with students);
• sample syllabi outlines for Theater Histories and Theories, Writing for Performance, and/or Directing

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct this search remotely in consideration of the health and safety of candidates and the Bowdoin community.

Founded in 1794 on the Maine coast, Bowdoin is one of the oldest and most selective coeducational, residential liberal arts colleges in the country. Located in Brunswick, a 30-minute drive north of Portland, the College is in an area rich with natural beauty and year-round outdoor activities. Bowdoin’s reputation rests on the excellence of its faculty and students, intimate size, strong sense of community, and commitment to diversity (32.7% students of color, 6% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students). Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses. For further information about the College and our department, please visit our website:

Posting Date 07/31/2020 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

At the time of application, you will be required to include information for a minimum of three references, including name, title, email address, phone number and how you know the reference.
Once you have provided the required reference information and submitted your application, the reference providers will receive an email which is generated automatically from the application system. The email will provide them a link within which to upload a confidential reference letter on your behalf.
You will not be able to view the reference letters but will be able to see how many have been submitted on your behalf.

Employment Category Full Time Year Round Job Start Date 07/01/2021 Job End Date Job Type Faculty Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Sample Syllabi as Single PDF
Optional Documents
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  2. Other
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