Kent State University seeks Professor of Pan-African Theatre

Kent State University's Department of Pan-African Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position beginning Fall 2015.

We seek candidates who are able to teach Pan-African Theatre with a minor area in the Caribbean and Latin America and whose creative work addresses issues of race, gender, sexuality and class in relation to people and cultures of African descent. It is expected that this individual's training fulfills the needs of regional, national and community theatres and will strongly support a theatre program that is community-based and committed to examining the myriad of social justice issues faced by people of African descent, as well as similar issues faced by Native and Latino Americans. The individual is expected to maintain relationships with local black theatre institutions such as the Karamu House in Cleveland and national organizations like Black Theatre Network and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, which will enhance Kent State's relationships with the artistic community in Cleveland and surrounding areas.

The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in both the School of Theatre and Dance and Pan-African Studies.

An MFA or Ph.D. in Theatre or related field is required. The candidate should have a minimum of 3 three years of directing experience or equivalent and a vibrant creative scholarship record. He or she will be expected to provide teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, two pieces of evidence of creative scholarship, and three letters of reference to or to:

Chair, Search Committee, Pan-African Theatre

Department of Pan-African Studies

Kent State University

P.O. Box 5190

Kent, Ohio


Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University's Faculty.

POSTED: Thursday, October 30, 2014 10:46 AM
Updated: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 10:45 AM
Department of Pan-African Studies