Open-rank Professor of Theatre

Denison University

100 W. College St.
OH 43023




Nov 16, 2023

The Department of Theatre at Denison University invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track position. They seek a colleague with the ability to lead the process of making theatre or performance in an academic context, contributing to our laboratory production season. The successful candidate will have teaching experience and the ability to contribute to our core courses in theatre-making and other areas of our curriculum, including acting. They recognize that teaching experience may take many different forms. They strongly encourage applications from candidates with a demonstrated commitment to serving and mentoring a diverse student population. They are open to a range of fields in theatre-making and look forward to receiving applications from candidates whose focus is in European-influenced theatre practices as well as those whose theatre-making is rooted in African, Asian and Pacific Islander, Indigenous peoples of the Americas, Latinx/e and/or international traditions.

The faculty of Denison’s Department of Theatre believe in a philosophy of theatre education that centers on the idea of the theatre-maker, in which collaborative, generative, and creative work is at the heart of theatre and performance. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses at beginning, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate levels while leading theatre production experiences in our laboratory curriculum. Successful Denison professors will also conduct an active program of artistic or research scholarship and contribute meaningful service and leadership to the department, college, and discipline. Candidates considered for senior appointments will have records as proficient teachers, significant accomplishments as artists and/or scholars, and a history of successful mentorship of colleagues, collaboration with expert artistic and administrative staff, and leadership in academic or artistic institutions. Tenured and tenure-track professors at Denison teach five courses per year. In the Department of Theatre, directing or leading a theatre project in our production laboratory season is the equivalent of teaching one course. For more information about Theatre at Denison, please see and

Denison is an increasingly diverse, highly selective, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 2,300 students from across the nation and around the world. The college is located in the village of Granville, 30 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Denison is committed to attracting and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty and is committed to providing a work and learning environment free from discrimination. A supportive environment for teacher-scholars who value both classroom and research excellence, Denison offers extensive support for its faculty, including competitive professional development funding, a one-semester research leave after a successful pre-tenure review, opportunities for student-faculty research collaboration, and a range of workshops and mentoring programs to develop our strengths as teacher-scholars. Denison offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition benefits to attend Denison or other affiliated colleges and a generous retirement contribution.


• M.F.A. or Ph.D. (or commensurate terminal degree) in an area of Theatre, Performance Studies, or a related field, earned by August 2024. ABD will be considered Instructor until Ph.D. is obtained.

• demonstrated ability to lead the process of making theatre or performance and contribute to our laboratory production season

• teaching experience in theatre or performance, with the ability to contribute to our core courses in theatre-making






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