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Boston University Full Professor, Directing, College of Fine Arts in BOSTON, Massachusetts

Boston University's College of Fine Arts invites applications for the position of Professor of Directing, non-tenure-track, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022.

CFA's School of Theatre is a prominent beacon for the arts in New England. With accomplished, award-winning alumni (including actors Jason Alexander, Geena Davis, Julianne Moore, Alfre Woodard, and Ginnifer Goodwin); five dedicated theatres, including the stunning state-of-theĀ­art Booth Theatre; 40 faculty who are actively engaged in the profession of theatre-making, CFA's School of Theatre is widely recognized as one of the premier theatre programs in the nation.

The successful candidate will teach in the School's MFA Directing and undergraduate programs and advise students on projects and productions. Applicants must possess a strong background in directing, a knowledge of contemporary training and techniques for the 21st century director, a willingness to work with a collaborative spirit among a team of faculty with diverse approaches, and a proven ability to teach advanced directing courses. Ideal applicants will also have experience with producing and/or leadership and significant professional experience as a director. Applicants should submit a letter of intent, a CV, names and contact information for three references, an outline of their creative and teaching accomplishments that includes a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion articulated in Boston University's diversity statement

The ideal candidate will teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, fostering critical study, creative practice, and provocation in the classroom and beyond. Applicants must hold a terminal degree and/or have a significant record of professional accomplishments in the field. We are looking for candidates with strong skills in collaboration and communication, as well as professional networks to help bridge classroom experiences and the profession. Prior teaching experience is desirable.

Boston University is dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The College of Fine Arts includes diversity as one of its core strategic goals and we celebrate the unique, individual voice of each artist. We are especially interested in candidates who can demonstrate successful and ethical leadership and a passion for working within a community of diverse student, faculty, staff, and professional populations.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Terminal degree or an equivalent record of professional accomplishments in the field

  • A record of national and international professional accomplishments that merit a professorial rank appointment at Boston University

  • Evidence of supporting, teaching, and/or mentoring emerging artists in the classroom and the field

  • Evidence of successfully promoting an environment that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • A commitment to shared governance

  • A dedication to collaboration

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching graduate or undergraduate students

  • Experience in curriculum development

  • A passion for innovative and cross-disciplinary programs

  • A commitment to new work


Review of applications will begin November 1. The position will remain open until filled.

Please submit directly to SOT Business Manager Beth Barefoot at, (subject line: Professor of Theatre - Directing):

  • A one to two-page letter of application that speaks to the required and preferred qualifications of the position

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • A link to a personal website with work samples that speak to professional success (i.e., artistic, teaching/mentoring, and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives). Feel free to provide a two to three sentence description to provide context.

  • Names and contact information for three references

  • Additional materials, such as full letters of support, may be requested at a later date.

Boston University is an AAU institution with a rich tradition dedicated to inclusion and social justice. We are proud that we were the first American university to award a Ph.D. to a woman and of our record of inclusiveness. The College of Fine Arts includes diversity as one of its core strategic goals. We are dedicated to increasing the participation of all talented students and are committed to the pursuit of excellence in the arts by underrepresented groups at BU and beyond.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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