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Assistant Professor Theatre

Lewis & Clark College
Portland, Oregon
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jul 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Lewis & Clark College, a small liberal arts college with ~2,100 undergraduates located in beautiful Portland Oregon, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of theatre position in the Department of Theatre beginning Fall 2023. The successful applicant will join a supportive, collaborative, creative, and inclusive community of teacher-scholars and artists committed to providing a transformative undergraduate education that prepares students for meaningful careers and lifelong discovery.

The Department of Theatre will consider applications from candidates with specialties in theatre history, performance studies, applied theatre, and/or theatre of the global south, Black, Latinx/e, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indigenous theatre and performance traditions. Candidates should be prepared to teach courses in theatre history, literature and theory. A background in performance (acting, directing, playwriting and/or dramaturgy) is preferred in order to contribute to a generalist theatre program with a full production season. The ideal candidate will also be able to contribute to the college’s general education program as well as to interdisciplinary programs such as Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies. Successful candidates will demonstrate expertise in diversity, inclusion, equity and cultural competency in teaching, production, student mentoring, and the profession. PhD or ABD Required. 

Lewis & Clark College is committed to student and faculty diversity and values the educational benefits that derive from such diversity.  Together we seek a just and sustainable society, both locally and globally. We are searching for a total of seven tenure-track positions this year in departments across our campus.  Our faculty typically teach five courses per academic year, including participation in the College’s general education program, and advise and mentor students with varied backgrounds from across the US and around the globe. The college provides a paid pre-tenure junior sabbatical, mentoring, and professional development support.


A complete application must include the following:

  • a cover letter which describes your interest in joining Lewis & Clark College, your research interests, your teaching philosophy, your preparation to teach students from diverse backgrounds, and a description of the ways you can contribute to a culture of equity and inclusion on our campus.  
  • a curriculum vitae
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • a sample of scholarship (which may be work in progress)
  • graduate transcripts
  • three letters of recommendation (uploaded separately by your recommenders). 

Application Instructions

Materials may be addressed to Associate Professor Rebecca Lingafelter (search chair) and must be submitted via Interfolio  Click “Apply” to create your free account.  Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2022. All applications received by December 1st will be considered.  Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check at the time an offer is made.

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