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UW Drama is hiring an Assistant Professor of Playwriting

Submitted by Holly Arsenault on September 21, 2020 - 10:55am
People rehearsing a play with scripts

The University of Washington School of Drama is hiring one assistant professor, tenure-track position in playwriting to begin September, 2021. This is a full-time position with a 9-month service period; the teaching will be split between the undergraduate and graduate programs.

The School of Drama is committed to building and supporting a multicultural community that fosters equity, diversity, and inclusion. Our faculty, staff, and students are engaged with the ways that race, gender identity, sexuality, ability, class, and ethnicity intersect with and shape the human experience, both inside the educational experience and outside of it. Thus, we are strongly seeking candidates whose research, teaching, service and lived experience have not only prepared them to fulfill our commitment to equity and inclusion but have also given them the confidence to effectively engage with students, staff, and community from a wide spectrum of backgrounds. Black, Indigenous and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Duties will include teaching playwriting, dramaturgy, creating new works, text analysis and/or dramatic structure to students at all levels, as well as working collaboratively on generative/devised projects. While the focus of this teaching position is on playwriting, additional valuable skills may include writing for film/TV, work in devised theatre and creating/facilitating Theatre-for-Social-Change. Besides teaching classes, the successful candidate will be expected to support production opportunities by assisting dramaturgically/coaching in UW’s season or by coaching original, self-generated works and solo pieces.

A Master’s degree (either MFA or MA) or a combination of equivalent professional training and/or experience is required.

To learn more and apply, visit Preferred deadline is October 23, 2020.