Assistant Professor in Theatre and Performance Studies

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 32611


Dec 01, 2021


Nov 05, 2021

Position: Full-time, 9 month, tenure-track faculty position

Date of Expected Hire: August 16, 2022
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Eligible for highly competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

The School of Theatre + Dance seeks an Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies. The successful candidate will work with undergraduate and graduate theatre students in a variety of content areas related to theatre history, dramaturgy, and performance studies. The School is especially interested in applicants with any of the following areas of specialization : Black, Latinx, Asian/Asian American, or Indigenous theatre/performance. We welcome applicants with research and teaching interests that intersect with these specializations, such as contemporary performance, gender and sexualties studies, postcolonial studies, etc. The position entails active participation in our learning community while finding innovative ways to engage in critical discourse across the arts and other disciplines.

The University of Florida College of the Arts intends to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. As artists and scholars, we embrace the complexity of our evolving human experience and seek to empower our students and faculty to shape that experience fearlessly through critical study, creative practice, and provocation. We seek a colleague who identifies as a change-maker. We seek a colleague who will prepare students to access and unsettle centers of power in a radically changing world. We seek a colleague who will position emerging artists and researchers as catalysts for equity on local and global levels.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.


  • Teach in the School’s undergraduate and graduate curricula. Courses may include the following: Theatre History, Dramaturgy, Script Analysis, and seminars in candidate’s area of specialization.
  • Develop curriculum relevant to area of specialization and in relationship to needs of the School
  • Advise BA and BFA senior projects and MFA thesis projects.
  • Serve on School, College, and University committees as assigned.
  • Maintain active national and international research and publication profile in area(s) of specialization.
  • Opportunity to direct or serve as production dramaturg in the mainstage season when appropriate and/or advise student dramaturgs as part of the mainstage season.
  • Additional teaching interests in one or more of the following areas are welcome: devising, directing, performance studies, solo performance, emerging modes of performance, etc.


Minimum Qualifications: PhD or MFA in theatre, performance studies, or closely related field. Evidence of success in promoting an environment that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate will bring to the position:

  • Experience teaching theatre history and/or dramaturgy at the university level.
  • Professional experience as a production dramaturg and/or published scholarship in theatre history or performance studies
  • Engagement in the field consistent with the expectations of a research-focused institution.
  • Demonstrated success working toward structural and strategic change in support of antiracism and access, equity, and inclusion.
  • Strong organizational, management, and communication skills.