Department of Theatre, Ohio State University

Position ID:OSU-Theatre-APD [#8061]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Directing
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: Theater Studies
Starting Date:2017/08/01
Appl Deadline:2016/11/01 finished (posted 2016/09/22)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Theatre at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Directing, beginning Autumn 2017. We seek an accomplished director and teacher of directing with an interdisciplinary perspective and a proven commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. The successful candidate will be as excited by the opportunity to direct classic plays as the chance to lead new work development processes. They will have strong knowledge of contemporary and traditional approaches to theatre-making, as well as a confident, vibrant personal aesthetic. They will teach graduate and undergraduate courses. They will collegially contribute to department life, and they will mentor undergraduate and graduate work. We encourage applicants who will diversify our curriculum and our faculty with regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. 

A terminal degree in theatre and performance, as well as significant professional directing experience, is required. Expertise and experience in leading new play development projects, in various models, is desired. Interest and experience in outreach and engagement a plus. Appointment is contingent on the university‚Äôs verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check. 

About Columbus: 
The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at

Application Instructions: 
A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and contact information for three references. Applications received prior to November 1, 2016, will receive priority consideration. The review of applications will begin in November and the position will remain open until filled. Additional materials may be requested from selected applicants after November 1. Inquiries may be directed to Jennifer (Search Committee Chair) or Rachel (Department Manager). 

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Further Info:
1089 Drake Performance and Event Center
1849 Cannon Dr
Columbus, OH 43210

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