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Assistant Professor of Dramaturgy
University of Oklahoma

Date Posted Jan. 25, 2021
Title Assistant Professor of Dramaturgy
University University of Oklahoma
Norman , OK, United States
Department Peggy Dow Helmerich School of Drama
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

The Helmerich School of Drama at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for an Assistant Professor specializing in Dramaturgy. This is a tenure-track full-time position, opened as a result of a faculty retirement. Required qualifications include an MA, MFA or PhD in Dramaturgy or a related field, professional dramaturgy experience as either a staff member of a theatre or as dramaturg of professional productions, in addition to teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications include experience teaching Dramaturgy or an allied field in a BFA or MFA program. Playwriting, directing or producing experience at the professional or university level is also preferred. The successful candidate will head a Dramaturgy emphasis within a BFA conservatory-style drama program. They will teach courses in dramaturgy and playwriting. Courses in related areas of expertise are also welcome. The successful candidate will mentor approximately 20 BFA dramaturgy students and produce an annual student playwriting festival.

The OU Helmerich School of Drama prepares students for creative and meaningful professional careers in a broad range of jobs in professional theatre, dance, opera, TV, film, live entertainment, industrial and theme park venues. We offer theatre training in a conservatory-style environment while still offering the advantages of a liberal arts education from a nationally renowned university. The School is comprised of 26 full-time faculty & staff with 152 majors. It offers a BFA in Drama with emphases in design (scenic, lighting, costume, and sound), performance, stage management, and dramaturgy as well as an MA in Drama. The School collaborates with the Schools of Dance and Musical Theatre, and the opera program in The School of Music to produce 9 main stage productions each year in addition to a season of 3-4 Lab Theatre productions.

The School of Drama is committed to a policy of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in all its classes and productions. Successful candidates for this position are expected to demonstrate cultural competence in their teaching, service, and research/creative activity. You can view our full EDI policy, along with our Land Acknowledgment Statement at

All interviews will take place via Zoom for Covid-19 health and safety purposes.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. To apply, all materials must be uploaded to the following website: Candidates should submit their CV, statement of teaching philosophy, cover letter, EDI statement, and three references.

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.

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