Assistant Professor in Theater Studies: Asian Theater and Performance Studies

Type of post: Association news item
Posted By: Glen McGillivray
Status: Current
Date Posted: Thu, 8 Dec 2016

The Department of Theater and Dance, University of California, Santa Barbara, seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, in Asian Theater and Performance Studies, effective July 1, 2017. The Department of Theater and Dance offers the BA, BFA, MA and PhD degrees. The Theater Studies faculty and PhD program emphasize studying theater, dance, and performance from a global perspective. (See for the curriculum).

Candidates should have scholarly expertise in one or more Asian traditions, as well as the ability to teach the broad field comparatively. A strong secondary area of research and methodology is important, such as cognitive, gender or media studies and new historiographies.

Doctoral degree required at the time of appointment. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The department seeks candidates who are on the way to developing a national profile in their research; clear evidence of teaching ability is also required, and evidence showing ability to work with students from diverse backgrounds is desirable.

The application includes cover letter summarizing qualifications and approach to teaching, a current CV, contact information for three references to write letters of recommendation, and a scholarly writing sample. Applications must be submitted online for consideration at Deadline to apply, January 1, 2017; employment begins on July 1, 2017.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.