Assistant Professor of Drama, Tenure Track

Gambier, Knox County
Sep 05, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a Tenure Track position in Drama (with an emphasis in Directing Theater) at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2018. 

The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of five courses each year, including one section of Introduction to the Theater, courses in directing, and one or two courses in dramatic literature taught from the practitioner’s perspective, to be determined by the candidate’s expertise and the department’s needs. In addition, this position requires that the candidate direct one of the season’s main stage productions annually. They will also advise several senior thesis productions each year. Tenured and tenure track faculty at Kenyon College are also expected to serve as academic adviser to a cohort of new students, as well as majors within the department, and do service on college governance committees. The successful candidates must demonstrate a commitment to, and understanding of, the performing arts in the context of a liberal arts education. Our program stresses learning by doing. A completed MFA is required.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant’s relevant experience and teaching philosophy; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) three (3) letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by December 15, 2017, will be guaranteed full consideration.

Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.