Opportunity: University of Texas at Austin Seeks Assistant Prof in Performance Studies (Tenure Track)

(via UT Theatre & Dance)The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas at Austin seeks a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Performance studies with a focus on the social, political, cultural, and aesthetic impacts of performance, whose work engages with one or more of the following areas:  Latine/Latinx studies, African diasporic and African American studies, Asian and Asian American studies, Indigenous studies, disability studies, gender studies, and/or LGBTQ studies.

The successful candidate will serve as faculty in the Performance as Public Practice Program (PPP), a program that values innovation, collaboration, interdisciplinarity, and field-changing research and practice rooted in social justice. PPP and the Department of Theatre and Dance are committed to supporting women, LGBTQIA, differently-abled, and global majority candidates.

Minimum salary: $80,000. The position requires residency in Austin, TX. Start Date: August 2023.

UT’s Performance as Public Practice Area (PPP) is situated within UT’s Department of Theatre and Dance. PPP focuses on the historical development, cultural and theoretical contexts, and artistic significance of theatre, dance and performance disciplines and institutions, as well as the inter-relationships of these fields and the role of performance in public spheres. Our faculty and students are highly influenced by interdisciplinary work in performance studies, defining performance in varied and wide cultural contexts. Our internationally renowned program offers M.A., M.F.A. and Ph.D degrees and supports a robust BA program. Faculty and students have access to world-class research centers such as the Nettie Benson Latin American Collection, the Harry Ransom Center and the LBJ Presidential Library. The Performance as Public Practice Program and the Department of Theatre and Dance have interdisciplinary associations with the Center of Women’s and Gender Studies, the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American StudiesJohn L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies and Texas Performing Arts.

The Department of Theatre and Dance has a diverse faculty and student body. As an integral part of the thriving creative culture of Austin, Texas, the Department offers an array of programs to prepare artists, scholars, and teachers to make profound contributions to theatre and dance through engaging study and exceptional performance experiences. The department has 18 full-time staff members and 35 full-time faculty members and is housed in well-equipped facilities, which include black box, proscenium and lab theatres, teaching and practice spaces, and state-of-the-art design and computing labs. The department produces six large-scale and numerous small productions per year, including the largest student-driven biennial New Works Festival in the country.

The University of Texas at Austin is a flagship, tier-one, research institution, situated in Austin, Texas, a city known for its charm, quality of life and active engagement with the arts. The University has recently been awarded the Seal of Excelencia for Commitment to Latino Students, as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

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