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Assistant Professor of Theatre

Hamilton College
Clinton, NY

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Assistant Professor of Theatre

Clinton, NY
Open Date:
Aug 2, 2021
Close Date:
Oct 15, 2021

The Theatre Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2022. We seek candidates to teach global performance history and theory, contemporary acting styles (non-realism), theatre education, and related courses in performance theory, history, and practice. Candidates with ABD candidates or an MFA will be considered, although candidates with a DFA or Ph.D. are preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate active creative and scholarly research interests and activities. The teaching load for this position is four courses for the first year, five courses per year thereafter.


We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience and interest in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse educational environment, address ways in which you raise issues of diversity in your teaching, scholarship and/or teaching.

Application Instructions:

Candidates should submit materials via Interfolio at   and should include (1) a cover letter, (2) CV, (3) sample syllabus, (4) teaching statement, and  (5) contact information for three references. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Craig Latrell, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected] Our review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021.

Please note that the Theatre Department at Hamilton College is also hiring a tenure-track faculty member in the area of Set Design.

Hamilton ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at , as well as additional information at Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.


Working at Hamilton College 

Hamilton College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 students from nearly all 50 states and 50 countries. It is distinguished by a faculty of 190 men and women dedicated to teaching and scholarship, by rigorous academic programs, by an emphasis on teaching students to write well and speak persuasively, and by a commitment to diversity in its broadest sense. The College, with an endowment nearing $1 billion (October 2017), is need-blind in admission and has invested more than $265 million in new and renovated facilities in the past dozen years.  

Hamilton is located on a wooded 1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, in close proximity to the Adirondack Park, where hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and snowmobiling abound. The campus is within a 4-5 hour drive of New York, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia, and there is a rich variety of cultural opportunities on campus and in nearby Utica (10 minutes), Syracuse (45 minutes) and Cooperstown (55 minutes).

As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton produces graduates who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world. Additional information about Hamilton can be found at

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to attracting diverse and interesting people to its community.

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