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Assistant Professor in Theatre Arts
University of Pittsburgh

  • Sep. 13, 2017
  • Assistant Professor in Theatre Arts
  • Department of Theatre Arts
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA
    United States
  • Online / Remote Position
  • Nov. 1, 2017
  • September 2018
  • Assistant Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education
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The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies position beginning in September 2018, pending budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will demonstrate significant expertise in performance studies as well as theatre history. The department is especially interested in scholars with a specialization that has earned conference visibility and the promise or fact of publication, preferably in a field that balances and adds to our current departmental strengths. Duties of the position include instructing graduate level seminars; mentoring graduate students in their research, teaching and professionalization; directing theses and dissertations; teaching multi-level undergraduate courses in performance studies and world theatre; supporting the production work of the department in accordance with candidate’s areas of expertise; active participation in the governance of the department; contribution to the diversity goals of the department through scholarship, teaching and/or theatre/performance practice.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. completed by the date of hire and will also be able to demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, an active profile in the field, and a robust research plan. Applicants can apply online at:

Candidates should submit a cover letter including research plans, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, sample syllabi, a teaching statement (philosophy), evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness, and provide contact information for three references. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery.

In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2017.

  • The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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  • Cynthia Croot
    Department of Theatre Arts
    University of Pittsburgh
    1617 Cathedral of Learning
    4200 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260
  • 412-624-6568


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