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Visiting Appointment in Theatre (Theatre History and Practice)

Reed College
Portland, Oregon
Posted Date
Dec 16, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Reed College Theatre Department invites applications for a visiting assistant professor appointment in Theatre with an emphasis in theatre history and practice. This appointment is for the 2023-2024 Academic year. Teaching responsibilities will include five courses, including two of the department’s theatre history courses (Theatre History I, ancient-naturalism; II, naturalism-9/11; and III, 9/11-now), a class in the candidate’s area of expertise, and one or two of the following classes: directing, playwriting, dramaturgy, solo performance, improvisation, or gender and theatre. The successful candidate will also be expected to advise senior theses and contribute to department service. We are especially interested in scholar/practitioners who are able to teach broadly within the discipline, who are committed to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment, and who maintain an active scholarly and/or professional practice. A Ph.D., D.F.A., or equivalent degree is required, as is evidence of successful college-level teaching and professional experience.

Reed College is a small, distinguished liberal arts institution committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Reed students are known for their outstanding intellectual engagement and creativity. Reed’s Performing Arts Building, opened in fall 2013, provides a vital facility for new initiatives in the performing arts and for fostering interdisciplinary opportunities across the College. Information about the department is available at .

Reed College is a community that believes that cultural diversity and inclusive educational practices are essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your application materials, please describe the ways in which your past and current creative work, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service has supported these values. In your application, please discuss the ways in which your work at Reed will support the College's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as articulated in the College's diversity and anti-racism statements.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references (who are available to provide a letter of recommendation for you at a later stage in the search process), and evidence of your scholarly and artistic work, to This should include 1. a writing sample of a scholarly essay or article of approximately twenty pages, and 2. a sample syllabus from a class you have taught. Questions may be addressed to Kate Bredeson, chair of the search committee, at

Deadline: January 16 for primary consideration


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