Professor (Posting) - 34723

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Evanston, ILLINOIS


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Endowed Professorship in Acting/Director of MFA in Acting Program

Northwestern University’s Department of Theatre seeks an accomplished theatre artist with a national profile as an actor or director for a full-time, tenured endowed professorship position beginning September 1, 2019. The candidate we seek will be suitable for an appointment to an endowed professorship at the rank of associate professor or professor with tenure in the Department of Theatre at Northwestern University. The ideal candidate will have a national profile as a leader in the arts with a sustainable program of research and/or creative activity.


Administrative experience, especially heading an actor training program at the graduate level, is required as this position will assume the leadership of the newly launched MFA in Acting program. This position will be based on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses.  The successful candidate will teach a range of acting styles, primarily at the graduate level, and lead a collaborative faculty effort focused on graduate education in the department. Focus on physical theatre techniques, experimental theatre forms, and/or community-engaged practice are highly desirable. 


The successful candidate will support collaborative interactions between faculty, staff and students. Applicants must hold an MFA in acting or directing plus substantial professional credits to warrant appointment at the rank of full professor. Applications and supporting documents (cover letter, current CV, and the contact information of two references) will be accepted only by online submission at the following link:                                                                                  Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Northwestern University’s Department of Theatre offers undergraduate degrees in dance (BA, BS) and theatre (BA, BS); graduate degrees in directing (MFA), design (MFA), and acting (MFA); and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary theatre studies. It features 40 full-time faculty, 400+ undergraduate majors, and 60+ graduate students. It is located on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus in greater Chicago. 

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


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