Assistant Professor - Theatre Studies

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position TitleAssistant Professor - Theatre StudiesExternal Link to Posting - 32122Vacancy Number16F-276Position Number6195Location of WorkplaceMain UNCW CampusBrief Summary of Work for this Position

The Department of Theatre at the UNC-Wilmington seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies within an undergraduate BA Program. Start date is August 2020. Primary responsibilities include teaching academic core curriculum courses as well as diverse areas within the candidates specialization: Non-Western theatre, criticism, dramaturgy, devised theatre, Gender/Performance Studies, Postdramatic theatre. UNCW strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Current salary range is mid $50’s and includes a strong benefit package. On campus interviews of finalists will occur early spring semester.

Minimum Requirements

Must have experience or familiarity with current online teaching formats, curricula, digital archives, and research methodologies. As publication and teaching writing intensive courses are expected, applicants must hold a Ph.D. or DFA in Theatre or Performance Studies in hand at the time of application. Must demonstrate potential for significant scholarly productivity as well as participation and leadership in regional or national organizations related to their expertise.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include an articulated publishing agenda, experience teaching at the university level, and an interest in developing and implementing curricula for the customized/Hybrid option (including online courses).

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

Our mission is to provide high level education and training in theatre art within the context of a liberal arts environment. For our majors committed to performance or production, we combine pre-professional training with a solid academic core in order to prepare our students for a range of outcomes: from entry into the theatre and film markets to exciting careers in related fields of communication and other cognate disciplines. For theatre minors or general university students we offer a range of production opportunities, as well as academic and active learning workshop classes to augment the general student’s breadth of knowledge. For the university community and beyond we provide outreach programs and an eclectic and engaging season of productions that promulgate our view of theatre as both art and humanity.

College/School Information

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Applicant Instructions

Candidates should provide an updated cover, letter, Curriculum Vita, list of three professional references including email contacts, and a writing sample or list of article links.

Candidates should familiarize themselves with Department of Theatre.

Position TypePermanentAnticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited PositionsJob Posting Date10/02/2019Priority Consideration Date11/25/2019Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents toDr. Paul Castagno, Search Committee ChairApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Writing Sample
  4. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your participation and membership in the following or related organizations: ATHE, ASTR, ISTR, LMDA, etc.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you hold either a PH.D. or DFA in Theatre or Performance Studies?
    • Yes
    • No




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Posted: 10/6/2019
Application Due: 12/5/2019
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