Applications being accepted for tenure-track position in Theater & Performance Studies Program


Georgetown University seeks applicants for a new tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Theater & Performance Studies. We seek candidates who can bring research, teaching and/or production strengths that will assist in the delivery of our dynamic, well-recognized liberal arts major which highlights artistic and analytic rigor mutually, and which forges deep interdisciplinary connections. We welcome candidates in the following areas: global performance and/or world theater history, transnational or postcolonial theater, and/or intercultural performance. This can include theater or dance theater of American cultures, such as African-American theater; theater of the African Diaspora; performance as peace-building or theater in conflict zones; community-based performance or theater as social change; performance ethnography; or international dramaturgy, playwriting and/or new work development. In particular, we welcome candidates whose research informs, or is informed by, theater practice as well as scholarship, and who bring service and leadership strengths.

Teaching will include a balance of undergraduate core courses for the program and special topics in the candidate’s area/s of expertise. This faculty member will play an important role in student advisement and the Theater & Performance Studies Program’s home production season, or interdisciplinary special events, in the Royden B. Davis S.J. Performing Arts Center. This hire may participate in our partnerships with area communities as well as professional theaters or global organizations.

Terminal degree required (Ph.D. preferred). Start date August 1, 2012. To learn more about the Theater and Performance Studies Program in the Department of Performing Arts at Georgetown, review our website.

Application: Review of materials will begin November 14 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send the following materials:

* a letter of application
* CV
* and three letters of recommendation

to or to the following address:

Maya E. Roth, TPST Search Chair
Department of Performing Arts
Georgetown University
108 Davis Center, Box 571063
37 & O Streets NW
Washington DC, 20057-1063


Georgetown University is a highly selective Catholic and Jesuit university, located in the nation’s capital Washington D.C., and is home to Georgetown College, the School of Foreign Service, the Law School, the Medical School, and the Business School. This appointment will be made by the College, which emphasizes liberal arts learning as well as research, and will be housed in the Department of Performing Arts. Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates as part of its commitment to professional excellence and diversity.