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Assistant Professor of Theatre History/Dramatic Literature

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( ) invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Theatre History/Dramatic Literature to complement the strengths of the current PhD faculty. The successful candidate will join a PhD area committed to excellent research and teaching alongside an MFA program committed to intensive practical training. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching focus on Latinx dramatic literature, history and theory. Candidate will be expected to teach established required courses and develop new courses. Ability to conduct and continue original research and publish books and articles in scholarly journals and/or critical anthologies in the fields of drama, theatre, and/or performance studies is essential.

Required Qualifications:
Applicants must possess a PhD and have demonstrated intersectional and cross-disciplinary interests in areas such as critical gender studies, critical race studies, disability studies and/or queer theory. Candidates should be qualified to teach lower and upper-division undergraduate courses as well as PhD seminars, showing both a breadth of knowledge in theater history and expertise in one’s area of focus. Candidates should also demonstrate excellence in scholarship. Some evidence of teaching experience is required. The preferred candidate will have strong demonstrated accomplishments or plans in areas contributing to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and a desire to play a role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity. This tenure track position begins July 1, 2018.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications based on University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will commence on December 1, 2017.

Applications must be submitted to the UCSD online system, Recruit, at:
The following documents are required:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Sample Syllabi
  • Writing Sample 25 pages
  • Recent Teaching Evaluations
  • Three Letters of Recommendations
  • Statement of Diversity Contribution (See:

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff.

Job location

La Jolla, CA




3 letters of reference required