Assistant Professor of Theatre

Centre College
Kentucky, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 17, 2021

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

Centre College invites applications for a full time, tenure-track assistant professor of Theatre beginning August 2022. The successful candidate will hold a PhD or MFA, will specialize in performance pedagogy, and have a demonstrated track record of success as a director in a variety of genres. The successful candidate will be well-versed in core Stanislavskian methodologies and their contemporary offshoots. Additional areas of scholarship and interest such as mask-performance, vocal production, physical theatre as well as theater for social change, anti-racist theatre, gender studies, LGBTQ+ studies, and disability studies, are welcome and encouraged. This position will be responsible for the teaching of beginning and advanced courses in acting, directing, dramatic literature, and will direct one (or more) productions per year as part of the mainstage season. This position will also be expected to contribute to the college’s general education curriculum. The program strongly encourages applications from candidates who have experience teaching and mentoring a diverse student body with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity.  Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences.  Please view the Statement of Community.

Centre College, a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,400 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high.  Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs.  The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. For information concerning the college, visit our web site at

To apply, please go to  A completed application will include: 1) a cover letter that describes your interest in, and qualifications for, this particular position, 2) your curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and effectiveness, 4) a diversity statement explaining how you would contribute to and/or address the issues of diversity and inclusion at Centre, 5) graduate transcripts, and 6) three confidential letters of reference from individuals able to share insight into your professional expertise and future potential.  Review of applications will begin on 12/15/21.

Centre College is an equal opportunity employer and proud member of the Greater Kentucky Higher Education Recruitment Consortium,, which is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse, talented workforce.

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