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Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies

Susquehanna University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies

About Susquehanna:
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,300 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary:
The Susquehanna University Department of Theatre invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies, beginning in August 2022. Teaching responsibilities include courses in dramatic literature, western and non-western theatre history, and a seminar in dramatic theory and criticism. Additionally, the successful candidate will direct one production within the theatre department's production season. Successful candidates will present evidence of excellence in teaching and experience with directing undergraduates; the department strongly values student mentoring and active learning. The teaching load is 3/3. Support for conference attendance and scholarship is available.

Required Qualifications:
A minimum of an ABD with expected completion by August 2022 is required. An earned doctorate in Theatre History and Criticism is preferred; candidates with a doctorate in Performance Studies are also welcome to apply if they have the ability to teach the required courses. Teaching experience is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:
An earned doctorate in Theatre History and Criticism is preferred.

Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Please submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement on how the applicant will contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation online at Any inquiries should be sent to the department head, Dr. Anna Andes, Review of applications will begin on April 11, 2022.

Benefits Eligible: Yes
Number of Months: 9 months
Other Number of Months:
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time
Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
Posting Date: 03/10/2022
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: No
Anticipated Start Date:
Posting Number: F00139

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