Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies

companyKennesaw State University
locationKennesaw, GA, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/21/2024
ExpiresExpires: 4/21/2024
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies

Department of Theatre and Performance Studies

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies in the Department of Theatre and Performance Studies with a preferred start date of August 2024. This is a nine-month contracted position.


  • Teach 3-3 course load in area of specialization. 
  • Teach courses at all levels of the performance studies curriculum, including Introduction to Performance Studies, Performing Literature, and other Theatre and Performance Studies electives.
  • Develop community-based projects with external partners. 
  • Engage in service on Departmental, College, and University level committees.
  • Support the production season through the area of their expertise - this could be directing, performance, coaching, design, dramaturgy, applied theatre, or another creative capacity; this may include mentorship of students in these capacities.
  • Maintain an active program of scholarship and creative activity in addition to their other responsibilities. 
  • Work with other faculty in the Department to recruit and support new students.
  • The Department of Theatre & Performance Studies at Kennesaw State University is committed to creating an inclusive educational community. All our faculty are expected to excel at teaching and mentoring a diverse population of students and are committed to creating an educational community for all students.

Teaching assignments will be based on earned degrees and SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines.

Required Qualifications Include

  • A terminal MFA or PhD degree, or the foreign equivalent, in Performance Studies or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in undergraduate teaching.
  • Established record of scholarship and creative activity. 
  • Demonstrated record of commitment to creating an educational community for all students.
  • Successful experience engaging in consensus-based collaboration with students, staff, and faculty. 

Preferred Qualifications Include

  • Demonstrated record of support of undergraduate research and creative activity mentorship, applied theatre, community-based projects, or other projects that promote student success.
  • Previous experience leading student ensembles and/or performance groups.
  • Evidence of performance practice including, but not limited to, solo-performance, storytelling, literary adaptation, devised theater, directing, digital performance, and performance art.
  • Previous record of active involvement in professional and service organizations prominent in field.

For a full description of this position, application deadlines, and application procedures, visit https://hr.kennesaw.edu/careers.php. Search for Job ID 268877.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia’s largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study. To that end, and in accordance with federal and state law, Board of Regents policy, and University policy, the University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, and medical conditions related to pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran or military status by any member of the KSU Community on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for members of the KSU community.

For additional information or to file a complaint under the provisions of this policy, students, employees, applicants for employment or admission or other third parties should contact the Office of Institutional Equity at English Building, Suite 202, eeo@kennesaw.edu, or by making a report at the following website: https://diversity-kennesaw-advocategme.symplicity.com/public_report/index.php/pid734945.

Required degree level

  • PhD
  • Terminal Degree