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Visiting Professor in Performance Studies - 1 Year Term (start Fall 2020)
Grinnell College

Date Posted Feb. 19, 2020
Title Visiting Professor in Performance Studies - 1 Year Term (start Fall 2020)
University Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA, United States
Department Theatre and Dance
Application Deadline Mar. 30, 2020
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2020
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  • Assistant Professor
    Adjunct/Visiting Prof
  • Performance Studies

The Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Performance Studies beginning Fall 2020. Qualifications for the position include a Ph.D. in Performance Studies or a related field (Advanced ABD candidates will be considered); successful college-level teaching experience; and a strong record in scholarly and/or creative research. Teaching responsibilities include a three-course series in Performance Studies, a course in the candidate’s area of expertise, and directing one of the department’s mainstage productions. The new hire will be expected to share their research with the Grinnell community and to be a contributing member of the Theatre and Dance faculty. Additional information about our curriculum and faculty can be found at

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 30, 2020. Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online.

Candidates will need to upload the following application materials: letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), portfolio of directorial work (or a link to a web portfolio), a diversity statement in which candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values, a statement of teaching philosophy, and provide email address for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Justin Thomas, at or 641-269-3126.

  • Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed or any other protected class. Discrimination and harassment on any of the bases covered by state or federal antidiscrimination statutes is unlawful and a violation of Grinnell College policy.

    Grinnell College recognizes that harassment can relate to an individual’s membership in more than one protected class. Targeting individuals on the basis of their membership in any protected class is also a violation of Grinnell’s Community Standards and Responsibilities and may violate the College’s Hate Crime and Bias-Motivated Incident Policy. Under these circumstances, the College will coordinate the investigation and resolution, provided that doing so does not unduly delay prompt and equitable resolution under this policy.

    This policy prohibits sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence against Grinnell College community members of any gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. This policy also prohibits gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.

    The College has grievance procedures for any individual who has experienced harassment or discrimination and wishes to pursue resolution.

    An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.

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Contact Information

  • Professor Justin Thomas
    Theatre and Dance
    Grinnell College
    Grinnell, IA 50112
  • 641-269-3126


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