Bowling Green State University — Assistant Professor, Theatre and Performance

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Theatre and Film 

Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.” 

Position Title
Assistant Professor, Theatre and Performance, full time, tenure track in the Department of Theatre and Film. This position will contribute to the acting, directing, and musical theatre curriculum, the production program and the graduate program. 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Teach undergraduate courses in acting, directing, musical theatre, introduction to theatre, and the seminar sequence in theatre practice. 
  • Teach graduate courses in theatre practice and areas of expertise. 
  • Direct and/or choreograph productions in the production program. 
  • Develop and maintain a research agenda that leads to publication in peer-reviewed disciplinary journals and other outlets and/or record of peer-reviewed/adjudicated creative activity that meets or exceeds department expectations for tenure.
  • Maintain currency in discipline through professional development. 
  • Provide service to the department, college, and university, as well as to the profession, at the national and/or international level. 
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students. 

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate must have 

  • satisfied all the program requirements of a terminal degree such as an MFA in Directing or other performance-related area (e.g., Musical Theatre) or PhD or equivalent in Theatre or related field (e.g., Performance Studies); 
  • experience directing for the professional or academic theatre; 
  • College-level teaching experience as a TA or instructor of record; 
  • demonstrated scholarly and creative work productivity in theatre, through one or more published or in-press peer-reviewed journal articles or book chapters in theatre, performance studies or related fields (e.g., cultural studies), and presentations (e.g., papers, workshops, masterclasses) at national or international conferences. 

Preferred Qualifications (optional) 

  • Experience as choreographer for musical theatre. 

Salary & Benefits
Competitive and commensurate with peer institution levels for rank and position in keeping with candidate’s experience and credentials. Full benefits package available. 

Expected Start Date: August 2022 

Credentials Required for Application
Only complete applications will be considered. For an application to be considered complete, please submit the following: 

  • Cover letter that articulates experience to date and professional goals for the future, 
  • Statement of teaching and research interests, 
  • Full curriculum vitae, 
  • Statement on diversity in higher education that addresses how you engage others in equity, diversity, and/or inclusion work, 
  • Writing sample of 30 pages maximum (e.g., MFA thesis or doctoral dissertation chapter, or academic journal article/chapter) or digital creative work portfolio, 
  • Teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, at least one sample syllabus, examples of assignments, and student quantitative and qualitative course evaluations
    (if available), 
  • Names and contact information for the three references who provide original, current (dated within the past year) letters of recommendation, 
  • Transcript showing highest degree earned (official transcripts required upon offer of employment). 

Application Process:
For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit or contact the Office of Human Resources, BGSU. If you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421. BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to receiving an offer of employment. 

Application Deadline: April 15, 2022 

Further Information:
For additional information contact Steven Boone, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Film, and Search Committee Chair, 

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation. 

Information about Program and College
BGSU is a high-research, residential university located in northwest Ohio approximately 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio and 70 miles from Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Detroit airport. BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 47 master’s degree programs, and 17 doctoral degree programs. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Approximately 20,000 students (including 2900 graduate students) attend BGSU. Over 17% of our students identify as persons of color, and nearly 5% are international students. Of BGSU’s 1200 faculty members, 13% identify as persons of color, 4% hail from different countries. The Division of Diversity and Belonging coordinates affinity groups for faculty and staff who identify as persons of color, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and as persons with disabilities. The University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. For more information, please visit: 

The Department of Theatre and Film is located within the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department currently has 20 full-time faculty with national and/or international reputations, and 200 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate students. The Department offers Bachelor Art degrees in Film Production, Film Studies, and Theatre; Bachelor of Arts in Communication degrees in Theatre, with specializations in Acting/Directing, Design and Technical Theatre, Youth Theatre, and Musical Theatre; minors in Film, Theatre, Dance, and Arts Management. We offer Master of Arts and Doctoral degrees in Theatre. We have robust production programs in both theatre and film and we have a strong collaborative relationship with the School of Cultural and Critical Studies. There are three student organizations for students interested in film production and one for film studies; there are two student organizations for students interested in theatre, one graduate student organization, and one undergrad and graduate student organization dedicated to ensuring we create safe and fair representation and inclusion for all students. Our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, composed of faculty and students, is dedicated to developing equitable and inclusive practices and policies. The Department of Theatre and Film is dedicated to national distinction as a creative and intellectual community that fosters personal commitment to artistic growth and practice, critical thinking, diversity and inclusion, and the centrality of liberal arts education. To that end, the faculty of the Department guide and support undergraduate and graduate students with an emphasis on these core values: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Commitment, and Community.

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