Job ID: 207636

Visiting Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Artist-in-Residence in Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

Tufts University

  • Mar. 22, 2023
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Artist-in-Residence in Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
  • School of Arts & Sciences: Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies
  • Tufts University
    Medford, MA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education
    Art - General
    Performance Studies

The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at Tufts University is seeking a Visiting Assistant, Associate Professor or Artist-in Residence to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the 2023-2024 academic year. The department is open to areas of expertise, and prioritizes courses that take an interdisciplinary and expansive approach to theorizing performance.

‚Äč‚ÄčArea of expertise is open, with a focus on inter/disciplinary interests that may include: gender & sexuality studies, dance studies, disability studies, cultural studies, critical race studies, queer and trans studies, science and technology studies, transnational studies, media studies, or environmental studies. We welcome history, cultural studies, and practice-based approaches to course design.



Candidates must hold a PhD and applicants for Visiting Assistant or Visiting Associate Professor will hold the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor at their current institution.

The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies offers a collegial environment for thinking critically about histories and institutions of power. Given the department’s commitment to both student and faculty success, we are confident that the candidate will find an intellectual and creative home at Tufts as well as an enthusiastic and engaged classroom environment.


Application Instructions

All applications are submitted via Interfolio, at . Applicants should upload: cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of two references that can speak to the candidate’s research and teaching record. Cover letters should detail areas of research expertise and record of teaching and candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2023 and continues until the position is filled. Please address any questions to

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

  • Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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