Assistant Professor, Performance Studies Arts

Washington D.C.
12 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor, Performance Studies Arts
Georgetown University: Main Campus: College of Arts & Sciences: Performing Arts

Location: Washington DC
Open Date: Sep 11, 2023
Deadline: Oct 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Assistant Professor of Theater and Performance Studies

The Department of Performing Arts invites applications for a full-time tenure-line faculty position in Theater and Performance Studies with an emphasis on performance studies and media studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2024. As a scholarly discipline that uses performance as a theoretical lens and tool to study both theatrical and socio-political events, performance studies offers rich connections to traditional theater, to forms of civic engagement such as street protest and community organizing, to civic poetics and structures (memorials; civic architecture and design). Possible areas of emphasis include: media and film studies, emergent forms such as digital and virtual reality (VR), performance and design, and global performance histories. The successful candidate will be expected to teach one of the core courses for the major/minor, as well as one upper-division undergraduate topical seminar. The teaching load is 4 courses per year, with accompanying undergraduate advising, service on departmental committees, and service to the College. Applicants may also demonstrate qualifications to teach devising strategies, production, directing, design, or writing across media.

Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2024. Our program is distinguished by its integration of scholarly and creative excellence. Faculty generate partnerships with artistic and civic organizations in Washington DC and throughout the world, reflecting the interdisciplinary commitment to humanistic inquiry. Our program is housed in the Department of Performing Arts, which also includes programs in Music and American Culture as well as Dance and Public Speaking. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This commitment to DEI can be demonstrated in a number of ways, including through teaching and research on matters related to DEI or through service that has fostered DEI in a university community.

Application Instructions
Click Apply Now to submit the following required materials:

1) a letter of interest that includes research statement and teaching philosophy;

2) a curriculum vitae;

3) a writing sample (up to 20 pages);

4) a statement explaining how you have in the past and will in the future at Georgetown enrich a community that seeks a diversity of perspectives and people;

5) three confidential letters of recommendation to be uploaded through the Georgetown Interfolio site.

Applications are due by October 31, 2023. We will begin review 1 month after the posting of the ad. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798.

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