PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR, School of Theatre, College of Fine Arts

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PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR, School of Theatre, College of Fine Arts

Boston University’s College of Fine Arts invites applications for the position of Professor and Director of the School of Theatre, non-tenure-track, with an anticipated state date of July 1, 2019.

CFA’s School of Theatre is a prominent beacon for the arts in New England. With accomplished, award-winning alumni (including actors Jason Alexander, Geena Davis, Julianne Moore, Alfre Woodard, and Ginnifer Goodwin); five dedicated theatres, including the stunning state-of-the-art Booth Theatre; 40 faculty who are actively engaged in the profession of theatre-making, CFA’s School of Theatre is widely recognized as one of the premier theatre programs in the nation.

The Director of the School of Theatre oversees the day-to-day administration of the School’s academic units and co-curricular activities (such as CFA’s productions and collaborations with Boston area professional theatres); manages the School’s professional administrative staff; models professional ethics and best practices; and champions initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion in the arts.

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts, the Director of the School of Theatre collaborates with College leadership in the development and implementation of a forward-looking vision for both the School of Theatre and the College of Fine Arts.

Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are proud that we were the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman and of our record of inclusiveness. The College of Fine Arts includes diversity as one of its core strategic goals. We are dedicated to increasing the participation of all talented students and are committed to the pursuit of excellence in the arts by underrepresented groups at BU and beyond.


Applications should include a letter of interest explaining the applicant's background and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the names (and contact information) of three referees. Application packets should be submitted electronically to [email protected]. Please include ‘SOT Director Search’ in your subject line.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrably active international profile in his or her professional or scholarly theatrical field, as well as an earned terminal degree in that field. A minimum of five years’ arts administration experience, preferably at the university level, is expected.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Boston, Massachusetts, United States






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Posted: 1/5/2019
Application Due: 3/6/2019
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