The Helmerich School of Drama at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in the area of Dramaturgy and Theatre History. This is a one-year position with the possibility to apply for a full-time position. It is open to candidates with an MFA or PhD in Dramaturgy, Theatre History, or an allied field. The successful candidate will head a Dramaturgy emphasis within a BFA conservatory style drama program. They will teach courses in dramaturgy, theatre history, playwriting and perhaps text analysis. A course in a related area of expertise can also be considered. The successful candidate will also serve as advisor to a Dramaturgy area comprising of approximately 20 BFA students.
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 22 full-time faculty & staff with 135 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 School of Music’s Opera Program to produce 9 main stage productions each year in addition to a season of 3-4 lab Theatre studio productions.
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Interested parties can submit their cover letter, curriculum vita, and three references to the director of the school via email: Seth Gordon firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.