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Department of Theater - Assistant Professor in Theater and Performance Studies

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Professor

Application Window

Open date: July 25, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Sep 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

UCLA Department of Theater - Assistant Professor in Theater and Performance Studies

The UCLA Department of Theater seeks an assistant professor in Theater and Performance Studies. The successful candidate will serve as one of the core faculty supervising UCLA’s PhD in Theater and Performance Studies program, as well as teaching undergraduates and participating fully in a department that serves undergraduate, MFA, and PhD students.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicants must have a PhD in Theater & Performance Studies or allied field in hand by the time of appointment. Applicants must also demonstrate evidence of research and publication in Theater & Performance Studies.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Research and publishing emphasis on Latina/o/e/x, Indigenous, Global South Theater, Performance, and Theories is preferred. Other global majority, underrepresented groups, or international focuses will also be considered.
  • Evidence of publication and conference participation in the field.
  • Candidates should have a strong commitment to academic publication and professional activity that demonstrates the promise of excellence in the scholarly field of Theater and Performance Studies (and/or allied disciplines).
  • Ability to teach critical studies and historical courses (both general and in the area of specialization) to performing arts students in professionally oriented BA, MFA, and PhD programs.
  • Capacity to guide PhDs dissertations and otherwise guide and mentor PhD students. Capacity to work collaboratively with colleagues and commitment to administrative work

We seek a scholar attuned to interdisciplinary collaboration with the various areas of the Department of Theater; the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media; as well as across the College of Letters and Sciences and professional schools. Appointment at Assistant Professor level. Duties to commence Academic Year, 2023-24. The UCLA Department of Theater has a long and demonstrated commitment to equity and diversity in academia and the performing arts and we welcome applications from underrepresented candidates.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINE
To apply, please submit:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Writing sample (preferably published, of up to 40 pages)
  • Sample syllabus (or two), for grad or undergraduate classes (these may be taught or prospective)
  • Statement of contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Contact information of three references.

Please address your materials to the Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Professor Michelle Carriger.

Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration materials must be received by September 30, 2022.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The University of California, Los Angeles, and the Department of Theater are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of professional activities and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have a PhD in Theater & Performance Studies or allied field in hand by the time of appointment.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Writing Sample - preferably published, of up to 40 pages.

  • Sample syllabus - 1-2 sample syllabus, for grad or undergraduate classes (these may be taught or prospective)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)

the names of 3 references who may be contacted regarding your application.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07659

Help contact: rhamilton@tft.ucla.edu

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

University of California - Los Angeles