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Job ID: 197135

Professor of Practice (Playwriting)
University of New Mexico

Date Posted Oct. 17, 2022
Title Professor of Practice (Playwriting)
University University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM, United States
Department Department of Theatre & Dance
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2023
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
  • Fine Arts - General

Teaching: Teach three courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate level. Qualified candidates will be able to teach all levels of playwriting, with secondary expertise in two or more of the following areas: directing, performance theory, community engagement, social justice, interdisciplinary and multi-media performance practice.

Research/Creative Activity: Maintain artistic activity and research that leads to performance and/or publication via appropriate platforms. Practice-as-research and community-engaged research are particularly welcome.

Service: Collaborate with faculty and support initiatives related to the development of undergraduate and graduate theatre curriculum and building strong BA, MA, and MFA degrees; mentor and advise graduate playwriting students; serve on thesis and dissertation committees; mentor undergraduate and graduate projects; direct theatre productions in rotation with other theatre faculty members; serve on various departmental, college, and university committees.


A) MFA in playwriting.

B) Three years teaching experience in playwriting at the graduate level.


A) Expertise and teaching experience at the university level in two or more of the following: directing, performance theory, community engagement, social justice, interdisciplinary and multi-media performance practice.

B) History of publications.

C) Evidence of professional performance experience.

D) Evidence of national and international recognition.

E) Clear research agenda and/or creative inquiry and artistic goals.

F) A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

APPLICATION and DEADLINE: Complete applications will include 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching statement, 4) research statement or artist’s statement, 5) links to videos of creative work and/or copies of creative and/or scholarly publications, and 6) names and contact information of three references. Finalists may be asked at a later date to furnish further information including course syllabi, additional copies of creative or scholarly work, and/or letters of recommendation. For best consideration, complete applications must be received by October 27, 2022. The position will remain open until filled. Apply online at:, Posting #Req22136

Questions: Angelica Chavez, Search Coordinator Email: Tel: 505-277-4332 Fax: 505-277-8921

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  • Angelica Chavez
    Department of Theatre & Dance
    University of New Mexico
    1 University of New Mexico
    Albuquerque, NM 87131
  • 5052774332


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