Maya Brin Professor of New Performance, University of Maryland, College Park School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

University of Maryland, College Park
School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

Maya Brin Professor of New Performance

Position Summary/Purpose of Position

The University of Maryland’s School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) is searching for a dynamic innovator in the exploration of live performance in all its current, emerging, and future forms to be the Maya Brin Professor of New Performance at the rank of Full Professor with tenure. The successful candidate will have the academic record and/or professional experience commensurate with the full professor rank at a flagship institution noted for its commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as a national/international reputation for working and/or researching in live performance. The appointment begins in August 2024. SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • A terminal degree in a field appropriate to researching or working on live performances or equivalent credentials
  • Significant national/international professional standing in the field
  • Documented evidence of effective teaching experience at the college or university level
  • Record of effective communication on the practice and theory of contemporary live performance through publications or presentations for professional organizations and institutions of higher learning
  • Evidence of ability to work collegially
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate diverse perspectives and foster the values of inclusivity and diversity into teaching and research

Please see full description for “Duties” and “Preferred Qualifications”.

Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu

Questions? Contact Professor Patrik Widrig, Chair of the Search Committee, widrig@umd.edu.

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Digital portfolio, website or other evidence of creative and/or scholarly work as appropriate to candidate’s discipline
  • Name, email address, phone number for three current professional references
  • Statement on Research and/or Artistic Practices, with attention to integrative,
    interdisciplinary, or collaborative approaches in creative activity/research.
  • Teaching statement/pedagogy philosophy
  • Statement of contributions to diversity (might include leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly or professional environment and/or increasing access of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.)

Deadline for best consideration:  March 1, 2024

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.