Assistant Professor of Theatre


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Baylor University’s Department of Theatre Arts seeks candidates with research and teaching strengths in dramatic literature, dramatic theory, and/or dramaturgy to teach in our undergraduate (BA Theatre; BFA Performance, Design/Tech) and graduate (MA Theatre, MFA Directing) programs and to contribute to our close-knit artistic and academic community.  This is a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2023.

A research specialization that broadens our faculty expertise is especially desirable, for example in applied theatre, Latinx drama, theatre of the Black diaspora, or pre-modern dramatic literature. Experience directing and teaching directing would be a plus. The preferred candidate will be able to generate a robust research agenda in traditional and/or creative scholarship and must be willing to seek external funding. A PhD in Theatre Studies or a related field is preferred; an MFA in Directing or Dramaturgy will be considered. University teaching experience preferred.

Applications are received through Interfolio.  Please submit a letter of application, c.v., teaching statement, a copy of the official transcript for the highest degree conferred (if Ph.D. is in progress, the applicant should submit a copy of the official transcript showing Ph.D. hours completed), and three recent letters of recommendation. Deadline to apply is November 1, 2022

About Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having just been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the “Great Colleges to Work For” from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while giving faculty and staff the chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.


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