Santa Clara University — Assistant Professor (Tenure Track): Multicultural Theatre History and/or Performance Studies

The Theatre and Dance Department at Santa Clara University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Multicultural Theatre History and Performance Studies, with specializations in multiculturalism, global theatre, and the critical study of race and/or ethnicity in performance, to begin in September 2020.

The selected applicant will teach lower division courses including Critical Perspectives in Performance A & B, Latinx Theatre, Native American Theatre, Multicultural Theatre or Drama of Diversity for the Department of Theatre and Dance and advanced courses in their area of specialty. The selected candidate will also have directing responsibilities. Detailed course descriptions are available online at: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Theatre History or Performance Studies by start date. We particularly value candidates with a specialization in multiculturalism, global theatre, and the critical study of race and/or ethnicity in performance. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of publication/creative scholarship, including the ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals, demonstrated ability in directing, as well as evidence of successful university teaching.

Located in the heart of northern California’s Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is a private, Jesuit, Catholic university committed to promoting social justice in a comprehensive educational setting. Faculty members are teaching scholars who balance a commitment to excellent teaching with active programs of research or creative scholarship. The standard teaching load is seven courses on the quarter system, with a one course reduction each year to support scholarship. The selected applicant must maintain an active research/creative program. All tenure track faculty at SCU participate in undergraduate advising and service responsibilities. Applications will be accepted until September 1, 2019. To view the complete job description and to apply visit Application must be submitted through SCU’s electronic application portal.

Visit to learn about SCU’s mission, courses offered in our department, the diverse student population we serve, and the University’s housing assistance program. We especially encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds. SCU is an EO/AA employer committed to excellence through diversity. In this spirit we welcome applications from women, persons of color, any sexual orientation, all religions, and members of historically underrepresented groups. Email queries: