Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Performance Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin seeks a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Performance studies with a focus on the social, political, cultural, and aesthetic impacts of performance, whose work engages with one or more of the following areas:  Latine/Latinx studies, African diasporic and African American studies, Asian and Asian American studies, Indigenous studies, disability studies, gender studies, and/or LGBTQ studies.

The successful candidate will serve as faculty in the Performance as Public Practice Program (PPP), a program that values innovation, collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and field-changing research and practice rooted in social justice. PPP and the Department of Theatre and Dance are committed to supporting women, LGBTQIA, differently-abled, and global majority candidates.

Minimum salary: $80,000. The position requires residency in Austin, TX. Start Date: August 2023.

UT’s Performance as Public Practice Area (PPP) is situated within UT’s Department of Theatre and Dance. PPP focuses on the historical development, cultural and theoretical contexts, and artistic significance of theatre, dance and performance disciplines and institutions, as well as the inter-relationships of these fields and the role of performance in public spheres. Our faculty and students are highly influenced by interdisciplinary work in performance studies, defining performance in varied and wide cultural contexts. Our internationally renowned program offers M.A., M.F.A. and Ph.D degrees and supports a robust BA program. 

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