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Job No. 141041

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  • Employer:
  • Northeastern University
  • Location:
  • Boston , MA
  • Posting Date:
  • 08-Oct-2019
  • Description:
  • About Northeastern:

    Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

    About the Opportunity:

    The Department of Theatre is located in Northeastern’s College of Arts, Media and Design which has a unique combination of disciplines, including Architecture, Art + Design, Communication Studies, Journalism, Media and Screen Studies, and Music. See: CAMD is also home to the recently launched Center for Design as well as the Center for the Arts.


    Northeastern University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Theatre. The successful candidate must have the necessary qualifications and the ability to be appointed at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (12-month appointment, tenured) commencing July 1, 2020. The salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience.

    The Chair of the Department of Theatre will provide bold and visionary leadership – an innovative and inspiring leader and educator with the capacity to formulate new possibilities for our dynamic program. They will oversee the academic and artistic efforts of over 250 undergraduate majors and minors. The ideal candidate will engage in interdisciplinary research and/or creative practice as research in a way that supports the department’s endeavors. The new faculty member will share a strong desire to develop projects and curricular offerings across the College Arts, Media and Design (CAMD) and/or the larger university. We seek a colleague who is passionate about the potential of live performance to engage with issues of identity, social justice, and the intractable challenges facing contemporary society.

    The committee seeks candidates who are eager to explore the following ideas:

    The role of theatre and performance in the digital age and the possibilities for theatre and performance education in relation to the university’s focus on Human Literacies for the Age of Artificial Intelligence (Humanics);

    The role of theatre in facilitating conversations about today’s toughest challenges;

    The role of theatre in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion locally and globally;

    Cultivating synergy between theory and practice in a program intertwining liberal arts education with pre-professional training through production, studio praxis, and co-ops.

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  • Northeastern University
  • Boston, MA 2115
  • United States
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