Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, COFAC-3310

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

Department of Theatre Arts College of Fine Arts and Communication



College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Theatre Arts beginning August 2020.


Terminal degree in theatre or performance studies and professional theatre experience. Demonstrated abilities as a classroom/studio teacher and a record of creative activity and/or scholarship. Seeks an assistant professor with a specialty in directing and experience with varied models of performance creation, self- producing, and embracing new technology. The ideal candidate will also have a background that includes theatre of diverse communities. International theatre experience as well as experience in multicultural, diversity, and power and privilege practice are highly desired.


The position carries a 3/4 course load with responsibilities to teach in both undergraduate and graduate programs, and to direct in the department’s mainstage season, as needed. Service to department, including administrative contributions to the MFA, and active engagement in creative activity and scholarship expected. 

Department of Theatre Arts:

The Department of Theatre Arts enjoys a strong reputation in the region for quality training and a dedicated faculty. The undergraduate program provides a rigorous theatre education within a liberal arts context. The department offers a BFA in Acting, as well as a BA/BS in Theatre Arts with tracks in Design and Production, and Theatre Studies. The department’s MFA in Theatre Arts is designed as an experimental, self-directed process that challenges, expands, and develops each participant’s artistic vision.

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins November 1, 2019 and continues until the position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references, to: 

Professor Julie Potter Department of Theatre Arts Towson University 8000 York Road Towson, MD 21252-0001

Phone: 410.704.2792

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is COFAC-3310.

Applicant Data Form

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Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.