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Full-Time Lecturer in Directing (non-tenure track)
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 22, 2022
Title Full-Time Lecturer in Directing (non-tenure track)
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department School of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering: School of Arts & Sciences: Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education
    Fine Arts - General

The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at Tufts University is seeking a full-time lecturer to grow the directing curriculum in our undergraduate liberal-arts based program. The successful candidate for this position will teach Directing I and II, direct annually as part of our department’s season, mentor undergraduate student directors, and teach additional courses in their area(s) of expertise such as directing, dramaturgy, and new play development, in consultation with the department. Candidates should have achieved an MFA or significant professional experience. The successful candidate will also demonstrate experience working with college-level students.



Preferences for the position include demonstrated professional experience working with new plays and musicals, the ability to collaborate with playwrights and other theatre artists in support of shaping new work, and an interest in creating a department infrastructure for developing and supporting student playwrights, dramaturgs, and directors.

The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies offers a collegial environment for thinking critically about histories and institutions of power. The department is committed to both student and faculty success. The candidate will find an intellectual and creative home at Tufts as well as an enthusiastic and engaged classroom environment.


Application Instructions

All applications are to be submitted via Interfolio, at . Applicants should upload the following: cover letter, résumé/CV, directing portfolio, and the names and contact information of three references that can speak to the candidate’s experience. The cover letter should detail experience with directing, developing and supporting new works; experience working with college-level students; and include a statement about how the candidate will contribute in their teaching to the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Please address any questions to

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

  • Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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