Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, WA

Faculty - Fine and Applied Arts - Theatre and Dance 

Appointment: Department of Theatre Arts, full-time tenure-line Assistant Professor position; begins Fall 2019.

Responsibilities: The Department of Theatre Arts is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate courses in World Theatre, Dramaturgy, Playwriting, and offerings in the core curriculum. Other classes could include Fundamentals of Acting and first-year writing seminars. Part of the teaching load includes directing productions within the faculty rotation.

The University of Puget Sound is a small liberal arts college with class sizes ranging between 15-30 students and a standard teaching load of 3 courses each semester. Other duties include supervision of undergraduate research, student advising, participation in departmental and university governance, and continuation of professional development in the faculty member's area of expertise.

Qualifications: Ph.D. (ABD considered) in Theatre and an active research and artistic program. The department is open to a wide variety of research focus, whether defined by concept, historical period, literary style, or mode of artistic practice. Strong commitment to liberal arts undergraduate teaching, to mentoring undergraduate research, and to on-going scholarship are also required. The ability to teach writing intensive courses is highly desired, as is the ability to teach World Theatre classes that fulfill the KNOW (Knowledge, Identity, and Power) area of the core curriculum. For more information regarding KNOW, please visit

Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than October 1, 2018 to ensure consideration.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.


About the Department: Theatre Arts offers courses and creative activities in which students learn to make, understand, and evaluate theatrical events. In doing so, students acquire knowledge and skills that enable them to become collaborative, informed, imaginative, and engaged theatre makers, who - as artists, scholars, and citizens - will pursue paths after graduation in professional theatre, education, business, and other fields of endeavor.

The four world theatre classes share a common methodology focused on dramaturgical analysis and the exploration of tradition and innovation. The classes rotate by year, alternatively focusing on theatre of the African diaspora; Asian theatres from classic forms to contemporary plays by Asian American/Canadian authors; contemporary theatre from the Americas, north and south, including plays that speak to Latinx experience; and the representation and exploration of gender in contemporary theatrical form and content. These classes can evolve based on a candidate's expertise, but this provides the framework for the world theatre offerings.

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