Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Theatre

Portland, Oregon
Sep 14, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Reed College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theatre, to start at the Assistant Professor level, to begin August 2018. PhD or DFA preferred, MFA considered. We seek an active scholar/artist to join our department of three other scholar/artists in the collaborative running of our new curriculum in our new performing arts building. The successful applicant will have a research focus in an aspect of theatre history and/or performance studies that expands and pushes forward our department offerings and also the field. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in non-Western theatre and performance, Black theatre and performance, and/or postcolonial theatre and performance. The candidate will have a strong research profile in academic writing, as well as in the creation of performance, and will be able to direct or devise large scale performances with students. The candidate will have the promise of outstanding teaching in classroom and studio/laboratory settings, and will be able to teach courses including Acting Laboratory, Directing, a class in the area of their research that is open to undergraduates from across the college, theatre history and/or performance studies, and another studio-based class such as devising or improvisation. We are particularly excited about candidates with innovative approaches to teaching these courses. The candidate will join department colleagues to supervise senior thesis research, writing, and staging projects, as well as co-producing the yearly Reed Theatre season.

Reed College is a small, distinguished undergraduate institution with a strong liberal arts curriculum and long tradition of academic excellence. The Theatre Department currently consists of three regular faculty members: one in theatre history/dramaturgy/gender studies; one in stage design and contemporary performance; and one in performance studies/critical race studies/community based socially engaged performance. For further information about the Reed Theatre Department, see our web page (http://www.reed.edu/theatre/). For further information about our performing arts building (opened 2013), please see this page (http://www.reed.edu/performing_arts/). Reed College is a community that believes that cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your application materials, please include a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in Reed College's diversity statement (http://www.reed.edu/diversity).

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (under 20 pages) and/or a sample of creative work, a statement of teaching philosophy (under 2 pages), and three letters of recommendation to Prof. Kate Bredeson, Chair, Search Committee at http://apply.interfolio.com/45023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but they should be received by October 16, 2017 to guarantee full consideration. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.

Deadline: October 16, 2017 to guarantee full consideration