Assistant Professor of Theatre

Miami University

Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. The Department of Theatre at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in theatre studies, beginning August 22, 2016. PhD in theatre or performance studies at time of appointment required. Miami University’s Department of Theatre has both a B.A. and M.A. program and is committed to cultivating exchange between theatre studies and skill- based training to produce students who are civically engaged. Working in an artist-scholar framework, the department encourages the integration of artistic and research practice.

Strong candidates will be scholar/artists with a demonstrated track record in effective teaching and an active research agenda with expertise in critical race theory, Latin American theatre, or African/African American theatre, and creative expertise in one of the following areas: playwriting, dramaturgy, directing, or theatre education. Duties include teaching undergraduate/graduate theatre history/literature, liberal education foundation and seminar classes, and advising graduate and undergraduate research projects/theses. The faculty member is also expected to maintain an active research/creative agenda and provide service to the department, college, university and profession. The new faculty member will also have an opportunity to develop global/international workshops and curricula. Strong candidates demonstrating a record of commitment to multicultural projects and issues. 

The Department of Theatre is within the College of Creative Arts, which includes Music, Art, Interactive Media Studies, and Architecture and Interior Design, as well as the University Art Museum and the Performing Arts Series. The College offers both interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary opportunities that include joint faculty appointments, cross-listed courses, and shared state-of-the-art facilities, including labs and immersive environments.

To apply, go to and upload cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Questions should be directed to the Department of Theatre at or 513-529-3053.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Miami University, an EO/AA employer encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami does not permit, and takes action to prevent, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities should be directed to Ms. Mary Jane Leveline at (513) 529-2027. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report may be found at: Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free.