Assistant Professor - 085561

Fine & Applied Arts
Theatre and Dance

The Appalachian State University Department of Theatre & Dance invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning January 1, 2018.  Duties include:  Teaching courses in playwriting, script analysis, theatre history, theatre for social change, interdisciplinary topics, and other courses as assigned; contributing to the departmental production program as a playwright, dramaturg, and/or director; engaging in service to the department, college, and university; initiating and engaging in interdisciplinary projects with faculty from other departments; other duties as assigned.   

Minimum qualifications:  One or more of the following earned terminal degrees:  Ph.D. in Theatre, M.F.A. in Playwriting, M.F.A. in Dramaturgy, D.F.A. in Dramaturgy.  Record as a produced playwright, as well as a record of experience in each of the following:  teaching at the undergraduate level, historiography, production dramaturgy, stage directing, theatre for social change, the creation of interdisciplinary projects, service at the university level.  Demonstrated capacity to engage in research in the field.   

The Department of Theatre & Dance offers B.A. degrees in Dance Studies and various concentrations in Theatre Arts.  The department is housed in the College of Fine and Applied Arts within Appalachian State University.  For further information, visit

Complete applications include a cover letter, resume, and list of three references.  Submit applications to Paulette Marty, search committee chair, at  Review of complete applications will begin on November 17, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Paulette Marty, search committee chair, at or (828) 262-8178.  Appalachian State University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination.

Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.  Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.