Open Positions

Open Positions

Open Rank Search in Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism  

Yale School of Drama invites applications for a faculty appointment in the nation’s leading three-year conservatory MFA & DFA dramaturgy and dramatic criticism program.  The successful candidate will teach classes in at least three fields for MFA students in this professional creative training program, advise MFA and DFA students, and support the Chair in maintaining a dynamic curriculum. The department will consider candidates with expertise in a broad array of specializations in dramatic literature, theory, and theater history. The appointed candidate will have teaching, advising, and administrative responsibilities. 

The position requires demonstrated excellence in the field with undergraduate/graduate teaching experience (2-3 years minimum), a record of publications, and experience in mentoring and advising graduate students. Candidates must hold a DFA, PhD, or equivalent degree in dramaturgy, dramatic criticism, theater history, dramatic literature, performance studies or a directly related field. An understanding of the School’s dynamic conservatory environment and dramaturgical practice is essential. Evidence of experience in and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of operations is required. The appointment will be made at the rank of Professor in the Practice, Associate Professor Adjunct, or Assistant Professor Adjunct, depending upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.  Initial appointment will be from one to three years, beginning July 1, 2018, includes competitive salary with full faculty benefits commensurate with rank. 

To apply please submit a cover letter, C.V., and three letters of reference. Materials should be submitted through Interfolio, which is free to applicants. http://apply.interfolio.com/46591 Address all questions to Professor Catherine Sheehy, Chair, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at catherine.sheehy@yale.edu. Review of applications begins November 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Yale University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and considers applicants for employment without regard to—and does not discriminate on the basis of—an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. 

 

Interim Technical Director/Lecturer 

Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre (YSD/YRT) invites applications for a full-time interim Technical Director for the Spring 2018 semester. This opening, the result of a new faculty leave program at YSD/YRT, is an exciting professional development opportunity to work with one of the premier technical training departments in the country and help shape future leaders of the industry. Similar openings may occur in the future. 

This position will be responsible for advising/supervising graduate students serving as technical directors and assistant technical directors on YRT productions. YRT productions in the spring semester include the world premiere of Field Guide, by the Rude Mechs; an originating co-production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Father Comes Home from the Wars Parts 1, 2 & 3 with American Conservatory Theater; and Guillermo Calderón’s politically charged and emotionally resonant Kiss. This position will be appointed as a Lecturer in YSD's Technical Design and Production Department (TD&P) and is responsible for teaching two graduate-level courses in technical production, as agreed upon with the Chair. Possible class topics include, but are not limited to, rigging, structural design, and technical design. Additional responsibilities include supervision of the YRT carpentry staff and oversight of the shop budgets. The position requires a demonstrated commitment to teaching, creating a safe working environment, and fostering a diverse and inclusive community. In addition, candidates should demonstrate strong communication, time-management, and problem solving skills. The preferred candidate will have an M.F.A. with graduate-level teaching experience. Professional experience in relevant areas is required. 

The position begins mid-December and last six months to mid-June. Exact dates to be determined based on candidate’s availability. Compensation based on experience, which includes Yale University benefit package. Review of applications will begin October 16th and continue until the position is filled. Please send letter and resume (list 3 references) to Shaminda Amarakoon, Chair of TD&P department and Director of Production at Yale School of Drama /Yale Repertory Theatre, P.O. Box 208244, New Haven, CT.06520-8244 or email shaminda.amarakoon@yale.edu. 

Yale University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and considers applicants for employment without regard to—and does not discriminate on the basis of—an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.