Assistant Professor- Theatre & Performance Studies

Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 01, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Department of Theatre and Film Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies


Position Summary: The Department of Theatre and Film invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theatre and Performance Studies. Starting date is August 2021. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Theatre and Performance Studies. The successful candidate will advise undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and doctoral) students, supervise graduate instructors, and teach courses with emphases on race and diversity in theatre and performance. Contribution to our production program is also expected. Demonstrated research productivity leading to peer reviewed publication and presentations at national conferences is expected, as is advising of graduate students.  The successful candidate is expected to contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession at the national level.


Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD or DFA in Theatre or a related area (e.g., Communication) and an emphasis in Performance Studies, or the requirements for the degree completed by the start of employment (August 2021); College-level teaching and a scholarly record in cultural diversity in theatre or in performance; Experience teaching performance studies at the college level; Demonstrated research productivity through one or more published or in press journal articles or book chapters or research presentations at national conferences; and experience directing for the theatre at the college level. 


Preferred Qualifications are: experience teaching other theatre or performance studies courses (e.g., script analysis, introduction to theatre) at the college level; scholarly record in one or more of the following: cultural studies, Black/African American theatre and/or performance, critical race theory, theatre/performance studies pedagogy, and other interdisciplinary methodologies and/or theoretical foundations; and experience teaching online.


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Application: For an application to be considered complete, submit a cover letter that includes statement of teaching and research interests, articulates experience to date and professional goals for the future; a full curriculum vitae; names and contact information of three references who will provide letters of recommendation (dated within the past year); statement of contributions made and commitment to diversity in higher education; a writing sample of 30 pages maximum (e.g. dissertation chapter, or academic journal article/chapter); a Statement of Teaching Philosophy and a Teaching Portfolio that includes at least one sample syllabus, examples of assignments, and student quantitative and qualitative course evaluations (if available); and a transcript showing highest degree earned. Background check and official transcripts required for employment.


BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment.  We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.


Application deadline: April 25, 2021.