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Assistant Professor of Performance

University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Nov 18, 2021

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

Helmerich School of Drama at the University of Oklahoma seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Performance.  This vacancy was created through faculty retirement. 


Required qualifications include: an MFA or equivalent professional experience, experience teaching acting in multiple styles and genres, and a significant professional profile in theatre, film or television.


Preferred qualifications may include:  Teaching experience in other emphasis areas in drama, film and/or television; experience directing plays, films, and/or television; experience with solo or site-specific performance; related areas of special interest; union membership, and professional affiliations.


The Helmerich School of Drama at the University of Oklahoma prepares students for creative and meaningful professional careers in a broad range of employment in professional theatre, dance, opera, television, film, live entertainment, industrial, and theme park venues.  All the advantages of a liberal arts education in a renowned national university are combined with intensive conservatory-style training in BFA emphases in Performance, Dramaturgy, Design (scenic, lighting, costume, and sound), and Stage Management. The School is comprised of 26 full-time faculty and staff and 152 majors.  We produce 9 mainstage productions each year in collaboration with the School of Musical Theatre, the School of Dance, and the Opera Program in the School of Music and 4-6 Lab Theatre productions.


The School of Drama is committed to a policy of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in all classes and productions.  Successful candidates for this position are expected to demonstrate cultural competence in their teaching, creative/research activities, and service.  The full DEI policy along with the University’s Land Acknowledgment Statement may be viewed at


BIPOC+ applicants are strongly encouraged.


The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.  This includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.


Salary range $55-60K


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

To apply:  Submit cover letter; CV; a statement of teaching philosophy; a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement; contact information for three references.  All materials must be uploaded to the following website:


Applicants must submit an ONLINE application at for the appropriate job requisition number. Computers and personal assistance are available at the Office of Human Resources, 905 Asp, Room 205, Norman, OK 73069. Include job requisition number on all correspondence. Deadlines subject to change with or without notice. For further information on this or other University of Oklahoma job opportunities, please call (405) 325-1826 or access our website at The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution (


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