Seeking Assistant Professor in African American Theatre, University of Georgia

06 November, 2014

The University of Georgia Department of Theatre and Film Studies and the Institute for African American Studies seek an assistant professor in a joint tenure-track position to begin fall 2015. The candidate’s scholarly research should focus on African American theatre, performance art, and/or film. Additional qualifications must include the ability to teach survey courses in theatre history at the undergraduate and graduate level, supervise doctoral dissertations, and direct productions as part of the University Theatre season. This is an interdisciplinary position that brings with it activities such as service outreach with student organizations and deepening ties with the community.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, or have completed all the requirements for this degree by August 10, 2015, and have teaching experience at the university level.

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Vet/Disability institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Faculty members are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities ( UGA is a land- and sea-grant institution located in Athens, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (; Please visit the websites of the Department of Theatre and Film Studies ( and the Institute for African American Studies (

Review of applications will begin on December 8, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online at Applicants should upload a cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, artist’s statement, and names and e-mail addresses of three references who will receive an online link for submitting letters. Inquiries may be directed to Marla Carlson, Search Committee Chair,

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