Bowling Green State University — Assistant Professor, Theatre and Performance Studies

Position Summary: The Department of Theatre and Film invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theatre and Performance Studies. Starting date is August 2020. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Theatre and Performance Studies. The successful candidate will advise undergraduate and graduate (Master’s and doctoral) students, supervise graduate instructors, and teach courses with emphases on race and diversity in theatre and performance. Contribution to our production program is also expected. Demonstrated research productivity leading to peer reviewed publication and presentations at national conferences is expected, as is advising of graduate students. The successful candidate is expected to contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession at the national level.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD or DFA in Theatre and Performance Studies, or the requirements for the degree completed by the start of employment (August 2020). Both college level teaching and a scholarly record in cultural diversity in theatre or in performance is required. Demonstrated research productivity through one or more published or in press journal articles or book chapters or research presentations at national conferences is required. Preferred qualifications are: experience teaching other theatre or performance studies courses (e.g., script analysis, introduction to theatre) at the college level; directing for the theatre; scholarly record in one or more of the following: cultural studies, Black/African American theatre and/or performance, critical race theory, theatre/performance studies pedagogy, and other interdisciplinary methodologies and/or theoretical foundations, and teaching online.

Application: For an application to be considered complete, submit a letter of application that includes statement of teaching and research interests, articulates experience to date and professional goals for the future, a full curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references who will provide letters of recommendation (dated within the past year), statement of contributions made and commitment to diversity in higher education, a writing sample of 30 pages maximum (e.g. dissertation chapter, or academic journal article/chapter), a Statement of Teaching Philosophy and a Teaching Portfolio that includes at least one sample syllabus, examples of assignments, and student quantitative and qualitative course evaluations (if available), and a transcript showing highest degree earned. Background check and official transcripts required for employment.

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BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.