The Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago
is accepting applications from scholars and practitioners of
Theater and Performance Studies for a four-year, non-renewable,
postdoctoral teaching appointment as a Harper and Schmidt Fellow
who holds the rank of Collegiate Assistant Professor. The Fellow is
a member of the College Faculty whose primary responsibility will
be to teach theater and performance studies classes in the
College's general education (Core) program. An ability to
incorporate theater and performance practice into course work is
The position is open to those who will have completed all
requirements for the Ph.D. or DFA degree no later than August 31,
2018. Applicants who have completed an MFA and can demonstrate
relevant professional experience in addition to their academic
training are also welcome to apply.
In most years, the Fellow will teach two sections per
quarter of Core courses in TAPS, making a total of six per year.
Currently, TAPS core courses includeText & Performance (TAPS
103), Acting Fundamentals (TAPS 102) and Drama: Embodiment &
Transformation (TAPS 101). The Fellow also has the
opportunity to design an independent course, to be taught usually
in the fourth year.
The Fellow will be a member of the Society of Fellows in
the Liberal Arts (https://societyoffellows.uchicago.edu/).
They will be eligible for one quarter of research leave, typically
in the third year of residence, and may be eligible to apply for a
second research leave in the Spring of the fourth and final year of
appointment. The annual salary for 2018-19 will be $69,500 plus
health benefits and an annual professional development allowance of
$5,000. Other benefits, based on eligibility, include a publication
allowance and a childcare allowance. The effective date for this
appointment is September 1, 2018. This position is governed
by a collective bargaining agreement with SEIU, Local 73.
Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago's
Academic Career Opportunities web site at https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu,
selecting requisition #03625. Applicants are requested to upload
the following materials: a letter of application introducing
teaching, research and artistic interests and experiences, and
detailing progress toward completion of the MFA and/or PhD if not
in hand; a current curriculum vitae; a description (not to exceed
2500 words) of the most recent major research project (preferably
the dissertation or MFA thesis) and relevant professional
experiences; two course descriptions for courses in Theater and
Performance Studies in the applicant's subfield; and names and
contact information of three recommenders. Interviews will be
conducted via Skype.
Application deadline is March 2, 2018. Only completed
applications will be considered.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual
with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information,
or other protected classes under the law. For additional
information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination
Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the
application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu
with their request.