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Assistant Professor in Theatre and Dance: Stage and Screen Writing

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton

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Position Summary:

The Florida Atlantic University’s Department of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a full-time nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Stage and Screen Writing. This position will teach, mentor, and contribute creative and/or scholarly research from deep experience and training.

FAU is centrally located in the South Florida region in a vibrant and very active theatre and film community. The department produces seven shows per year in the academic unit, two shows through the Summer Repertory Theatre Program, and offers substantial professional opportunities to faculty and students working closely with the resident professional theatre company partner on campus, Theater LAB. The theatre department offers seven majors and two minors at the B.A., B.F.A., and M.F.A. levels in Design and Technology, Performance, and Musical Theatre. The Department currently serves approximately 170 students a year including approximately 30 Dance Minors, 20 BFA Musical Theatre majors, 20 BFA Performance Majors, 20 Design and Technology Majors, and approximately 70 general majors. The department produces our productions through our four theatre spaces on campus, including a newly renovated 500 seat proscenium theatre, our 150 seat black box theatre, and two smaller 80 seat black box theatres. To learn more about our program, visit

The successful candidate will be asked to contribute to the creation of an MFA in Writing for Stage and Screen and to investigate possible collaborations with other university partners in the implementation of that degree. A passion for growing the program with long-term goals of creating a program in Film and TV production is also expected. The successful candidate will be required to maintain a creative portfolio in support of Promotion and Tenure and to participate in curriculum creation, recruitment, program promotion, and university service.

The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with Theatre Lab, FAU’s on-campus professional company dedicated to the development and production of new plays for the American theatre.

The typical job responsibility for this position is teaching a 3/2 load with release time for research and creative activities which may include choregraphing, coordinating, and creating work for departmental projects. This position will also serve as the mentor/advisor for majors and minors and other recruitment/committee work for the college.

Further information about our program can be found at:

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to the Chair or other appropriate administrator of a State University.
  • Responsible for teaching, service, and related administrative activities.
  • Responsible for advising and related activities.
  • May represent the university, college, or department on committees

The College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to thoughtfully engaging all communities in higher education. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the various internal and external communities that it serves.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have an MFA in Theatre or Film/TV Production (Playwriting or Screenwriting preferred), extensive professional experience in writing for the stage and/or screen, and experience teaching at the collegiate level (minimum three years is desirable). Strong skills in communication and collaboration are a critical component of the needed skill sets.

•A Terminal degree from an accredited institution in Theatre by the starting date of the appointment.
•A Minimum of four semesters experience (part time acceptable) teaching dance at the college or university level.
•Experience writing for Stage and/or Screen.
•Fosters and creates educational opportunities where all student populations thrive.
•Communication and Collaboration skills.



College or Department:

Department of Theatre and Dance


Boca Raton

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Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.

Required Documents:
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into a single attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter in which a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests are included, and a curriculum vitae.

The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University, not to the individual applicant.

Background Screening:
Selected candidates must successfully complete and pass all employment screenings prior to the start of employment. Employment screenings may include a criminal background check (level I and level II), motor vehicle check, credit check, reference checks, alcohol, and drug screening check.

As a Hispanic-serving institution, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse institutions in the Florida state university system. We are committed to recruiting and retaining talented faculty and staff. We embrace our shared responsibility to create and celebrate a welcoming and inclusive campus environment for all. Our community features excellent schools, a vibrant and safe community, and a sub-tropical climate conductive to year-round outdoor activities.

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