Assistant Professor of Performance

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

Job posting number: #7100732 (Ref:if93360)

Posted: May 24, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts Helmerich School of Drama at the University of Oklahoma seeks applicants for two full-time tenure-track Assistant Professors of Performance. The Helmerich School of Drama encourages applications from all interested and qualified parties. Our mission statement and other information can be found at

The school educates theatrical artists of all kinds, preparing them to enter the theatrical and entertainment profession with an expanded knowledge of an ever-evolving industry.  All the advantages of a liberal arts education in a renowned national-R1 university are combined with intensive conservatory-style training in BFA emphases in Performance, Dramaturgy, Design (scenic, lighting, costume, and sound), and Stage Management. The school is comprised of 26 full-time faculty and staff and 150 majors.

Required qualifications include- an MFA/terminal theatre degree or equivalent professional experience, experience teaching acting in multiple styles and genres, and a significant professional profile in theatre, film, or television. 

Preferred qualifications may include- teaching experience in other emphasis areas in drama, film and/or television; experience directing and/or teaching directing; experience with solo or site-specific performance; related areas of special interest; union membership, and professional affiliations.

To apply, upload materials to: Candidates should submit their CV, a cover letter that includes an overview of approaches to pedagogy and how such approaches navigate contemporary trends in our industry, and three references.

Initial interviews will occur via Zoom and final interviews will take place on campus.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. 

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