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Assistant/Associate Professor - Theatre

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre (Dramatic Criticism, History, Theory and Dramaturgy)

Effective Date

August 18, 2014 (Fall semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Theatre or related area or DFA in Theatre or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2014
  • Evidence of dramatic study, including history, criticism, theory, dramaturgy and performance theory, with a demonstrated, strong professional history of peer-reviewed publications, professional scholarly/research contributions and presentations at national/international conferences
  • Commitment to and/or expertise in educating a diverse student population


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of additional specialization and significant contributions in non-western areas of theatre history/dramaturgy, and/or new play, development/devising are preferred
  • Demonstrated interest in new and non-traditional approaches to pedagogy
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level and/or in comparable professional settings



  • Teach a variety of courses in dramatic history, literature, criticism, theory, and dramaturgy at both undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Additional duties include involvement in student activities, curriculum development, committee work, service to the department, college, university, and community, and professional creative development


The Department of Theatre Arts at California State University, Long Beach welcomes and encourages diversity.  We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds.  The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.  California State University, Long Beach is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Required Documentation

  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae (including current e-mail address)
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • A copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three letters of recommendation (if not already submitted), and an official transcript


Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:


Ms. Anne D’Zmura, Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Theatre Arts

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-2701    



Application Deadline

  • Review of applications to begin December 1st, 2013.

  • Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)


CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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