Assistant Professor of Comparative Lit/Theatre Arts

Position Announcement

The Departments of Comparative Literature and Theatre Arts at the University of Oregon jointly invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Performance Studies to begin September 16, 2024.

We are especially interested in candidates who critically engage performance theory through a broadly conceived range of aesthetic and cultural practices. Preference will be given to candidates whose expertise builds upon research strengths in our departments, including (but not limited to) media aesthetics, environmental humanities, gender and sexuality, critical race theory, postcolonial studies, and methods of comparison across languages and cultures.

For this joint appointment, we seek applicants with demonstrated potential for outstanding research and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will divide their teaching and service between the two units. Teaching may include undergraduate courses such as COLT 304 (Theories of Drama), TA 367-369 (History of Theatre I, II, and/or III), and classes on dramatic literature, dramaturgy, and critical theory related to public-facing artistic and performance practices. Graduate-level courses will include seminars in both Comparative Literature and Theatre Arts congruent with the hire’s research profile. We especially welcome candidates who are attentive to the range of issues experienced by historically underrepresented students, including (but not limited to) BIPOC students, LGBTQIA+ students, first-generation college students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students with disabilities. Mentoring graduate research is a key aspect of service across both units.

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