Carleton College — Assistant / Associate Professor of Theater

Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theater to begin September 1, 2020. This position will typically include teaching five courses per year over three 10-week terms.

Terminal Degree with 2-3 years’ teaching experience preferred at the college level. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to teaching in a small, liberal arts college and committed to the inter-departmental collaboration and cross-disciplinary conversation that is at the heart of the intellectual life at Carleton. The successful candidate will have experience as a director (devising a plus); be a passionate collaborator committed to working alongside faculty, staff and students in the performing arts; understand the needs of a combined department; and have demonstrated ability to teach in at least three of the following areas: Acting, Directing, performance theory and history, physical theater, and dramaturgy. Candidates who are able to teach courses that combine the disciplines of Theater and Dance (e.g. devising, physical theater, performance theory and history) as well as have expertise both within and beyond Euro-American theater traditions are encouraged.

Candidates are expected to maintain an ongoing artistic or research agenda that enriches one’s teaching and interaction with colleagues. We are particularly interested in candidates who are committed to fostering an inclusive environment and mentoring a diverse student body. Candidates with particular experience teaching or leading conversations surrounding difficult questions pertaining to diverse viewpoints should speak to this in their application materials.

Teach four courses per year in the candidate’s areas of expertise; direct one departmental production per year; create new courses within and beyond those areas; foster working relationships with colleagues within the Weitz Center for Creativity and across campus to create collaborations in the classroom and in production; participate in structuring the department’s curriculum and take a leading role in program planning within the department and the Weitz Center.

Program Description:
The Department of Theater and Dance offers a major and minor in Theater, a special major and a minor in Dance, and offers courses that fulfill the College’s Arts Practice requirement. In addition to Department programming, there are strong, energetic student theater and dance communities at Carleton; the Department is committed to supporting this student work.

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college that is home to a close-knit community of teacher/scholars devoted to the teaching and mentoring of approximately 2,000 highly motivated students chosen from a diverse pool of national and international applicants. The College is located in Northfield, Minnesota, a historic town 45 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul, a vibrant cultural center containing world-class artistic and educational institutions.

The Department of Theater and Dance is located in the Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton’s state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary center for the arts which houses the departments of Music, Cinema and Media Studies, Theater and Dance, Academic Technologies, the Perlman Teaching Museum, and multiple uniquely flexible work and performance spaces. The mission of the Weitz is to serve as a working laboratory for creativity not only within the arts, but across the entire curriculum.

Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. Carleton has a Domestic Partner Benefits Program.

Please visit the Carleton College website at and complete the online application, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy. In addition, please upload a sample of creative work and contact information for three letters of recommendation written specifically for this position. Application deadline is November 1, 2019.