Grinnell College — Department of Theatre and Dance – One-Year Term Appointment in Theatre History (Start Fall 2021)

The Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a one-year term appointment in Theatre History beginning Fall 2021. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD or foreign equivalent) or Associate Professor possible. Teaching responsibilities include a two-semester survey class in Theatre History and two seminars in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will also direct one of the department’s main stage productions, reinforcing the department’s commitment to the connection between research and creative praxis. Areas of expertise might include but are not limited to African-American, Asian-American, Latinx performance, Global Theatre, Gender and Performance, Playwriting, or American Theatre. Qualifications for the position include successful college-level teaching experience, directing experience, and a strong record of scholarly and creative research.

The new hire will be expected to share their research with the Grinnell community and to be a contributing member of the Theatre and Dance faculty. Additional information about our curriculum and faculty can be found at Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. Application review will begin on April 12, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online.

Candidates will need to upload the following application materials: 1. Letter of application in which candidates address their interest in teaching at a liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. 2. Curriculum vitae. 3. Transcripts (copies are acceptable). 4. Portfolio of directorial work (or a link to a web portfolio). 5. A diversity statement in which candidates discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. 6. A statement of teaching philosophy. 7. Email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair Craig Quintero, at

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An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.

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