Job Announcement: FTT Seeks Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Theatre in Directing

Author: FTT Department

Job Announcement:

The Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) at the University of Notre Dame is seeking a candidate for an appointment as a tenure-track assistant professor of theatre in directing with a starting date of August 2024.

About the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre

FTT ( is a large dynamic department that provides a liberal arts approach to the study of film, television, and theatre with a unique mix of course offerings in production, design, writing, performance, history and theory. FTT offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts major and a graduate minor in Screen Cultures. FTT is committed to anti-racism and social justice in its curriculum, performances, research, student work, and hiring practices.

Job Description

Candidates will be expected to maintain a tenurable body of work as a director, which may include reflections on practice, including publications in trade and/or academic journals, conference presentations, or other forums. Candidates will teach a 2-2 load consisting of various self-designed undergraduate courses, including directing one production per year. Candidates may be asked to supervise student theses. Candidates will be expected to perform some service to the department, college and/or university through committees.


  • Candidates should have an active record of professional directing.
  • Candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following: movement, devised theatre, improvisation, anti-racist theatre practices, intimacy coordination, musical theatre, and/or other modes of artistic leadership.
  • Candidates must have demonstrable potential for successful college-level teaching in a liberal arts environment.
  • Candidates must have at least an MFA in directing.

Application instructions:

Job applicants should submit:

  • a curriculum vitae listing three references with contact information
  • links to samples of creative work
  • a cover letter describing the candidate’s:
    • creative work, with a description of methods, aesthetics and goals;
    • if applicable, description of publications and/or reflections on practice; and/or on the research necessary to their creative work;
    • future career trajectory and plans for future projects;
    • teaching experience and pedagogic principles; and how their courses and pedagogy will enhance FTT’s curriculum;
    • commitments to and actions to further diversity, equity and inclusion in any aspect of their work.

The committee will continue to vet applications until the position is filled, but candidates should send materials no later than November 1, 2023 for fullest consideration.

Questions about the position can be directed to La Donna Forsgren, Chair of the Search Committee, email:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).

Background Check

This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at

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