Assistant Professor of Drama

University of Houston- Downtown
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 08, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Arts and Communication at the University of Houston-Downtown seeks a tenure-track person as assistant professor of Drama with expertise in Latino/a/x theatre history or the history of Latinos/as in theatre and knowledge of dramatic criticism.


Teaching load is 4/3, with 3/3 load in the first year on the tenure track, and is comprised of lower and upper-level course each long semester.  May act as a dramaturge for the O’Kane Theater when needed.  Secondary areas of specialization may include: ancient to modern world theatre; contemporary theatre styles; American theatre history; musical theatre history; history of dramatic criticism; contemporary theatre criticism; and dramaturgy. Will also teach introductory course in theatre appreciation. The awarding of tenure requires an established record of service to the department, the university and the profession. Continued evidence of significant scholarly development and achievement is expected. Ability to work with students of varied, multi-cultural backgrounds who are non-theatre majors; excellent communication skills.


SALARY:  Commensurate with experience.  Additional summer teaching may be possible.




Ph.D. in Theatre History or a related field. ABD’s will be considered for a one-year terminal appointment. A successful ABD candidate must complete PhD by February 1, 2022 in order to be placed on the tenure track.

Screening to begin April 1st. Search will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified. Position to begin August 2021. Send cover letter, detailed vita, transcripts and contact information of three current references to: Tim Klein, Director of Theatre, University of Houston-Downtown, One Main St., Houston, TX 77002-1014. No phone calls or faxes, please. E-mail questions to: Candidates must apply online at the following link:



  The University of Houston-Downtown is a public four-year university. UHD's dynamic campus is located in downtown Houston, minutes away from a thriving fine arts district. With dedicated faculty, small classes and innovative course options, UHD offers excellent educational opportunities in a wide variety of degree programs. UHD is proud of its richly diverse student population.  The faculty has created a collegial community of cooperation and collaboration, pursuing opportunities to work across disciplines as evidenced by the new and burgeoning BA in Fine Arts.

  Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Unofficial Transcripts

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