Assistant Professor Of Theater Practice, Specializing In Next-Generation Design Technologies For Live Performance Stanford University, Department of Theater and Performance Studies United States

Department of Theater and Performance Studies
Assistant Professor of Theatrical Design

The Department of Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford University is seeking applicants for an assistant professor of theater practice, specializing in next-generation design technologies for live performance. Faculty in this position would teach classes, contribute to the department’s main-stage productions, advise graduate and undergraduate student performance projects, and take on relevant responsibilities in the department’s production shops. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable potential for developing a career in design for professional theater and performance. We are especially interested in candidates who can help bridge the worlds of art and scholarship through hands-on experimentation and research on performance technologies.


The expected starting date of the appointment is September 1, 2017. Applicants should send a cover letter describing their work to date and outlining its future direction and a cv. In an effort to make the search process more efficient we also ask applicants to send a portfolio of creative work and/or a writing sample (no longer than 40 pages), two brief course descriptions, and three letters of reference to:

Prof. Matthew Smith
Search Committee Chair
Department of Theater and Performance Studies
551 Serra Mall
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-5010

All requirements for a graduate degree in theater and performance design, performance studies, or a related field must be completed by September 2, 2017. For full consideration, application materials must be received by Monday November 14 at 5PM California time. No email applications accepted. Please apply on line at

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