University of Washington Bothell, Performance Studies Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track

07 Sep 2014 4:01 PM | Anonymous member

School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Bothell

Performance Studies, Faculty Search, 2014-15


Performance Studies Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track (One Full Time, 9-month Position)


The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks dynamic educators who are committed to the integration of research, teaching, and creative practice across performance studies. Preference will be given to candidates who bridge theories and practices of performance studies and the performing arts, with expertise in one or more of the following areas: theater, dance, communication, multi-media performance, performance art, performance pedagogy, community-based performance, and/or global performance histories/practices. The successful candidate will join a faculty that spans the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences in a curriculum that values interdisciplinarity, diversity, and community-engaged research and pedagogy.  Record of teaching excellence, evidence of commitment to working with diverse student and community populations, and PhD or MFA required at time of appointment.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


IAS houses undergraduate and graduate programs, is located in the Seattle metropolitan area, and provides faculty members with access to the research and funding resources of the UW as a whole.  IAS houses twelve undergraduate majors, including degrees in Interdisciplinary Arts; American and Ethnic Studies; Culture, Literature, and the Arts; and Global Studies.  It also offers Master of Arts degrees in Cultural Studies and Policy Studies, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics.  IAS as a whole stresses links among fields and methods of inquiry.  We value engaged scholarship and experiential learning relevant to diverse student populations and communities. Successful candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to innovative and effective pedagogy, and should be prepared to teach an upper-division core course that introduces students to interdisciplinary inquiry in a portfolio-based undergraduate curriculum. 


For more information about IAS, UW Bothell, and the position, go to, or e-mail the search committee chair, Professor Ted Hiebert at  Preferred deadline: 15 October 2014. Applications should include a letter addressing the candidates scholarly and pedagogical qualifications for working in IAS; CV; samples of scholarly and/or creative work; sample syllabus; evidence of teaching success or teaching dossier.  Email applications in one electronic file to   Letters of recommendation will be requested of candidates who advance in the process. 


University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research and service.  Candidates should expect to teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.  The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  IAS is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. 

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