Professor of Theatre, Speech & Dance and Literary Arts

Brown University seeks a Professor of Theatre, Speech & Dance and Literary Arts, beginning July 1, 2009. Candidates should be professional playwrights with a substantial production record and teaching experience in a laboratory and/or academic environment. The successful candidate will be skilled in developing new work and mentoring writers in collaboration with student actors and directors. This candidate will also be qualified to design courses in the Department of Theatre, Speech & Dance that incorporate diverse modes of writing for performance. Other specialties may include screenwriting, music-theatre, performance art, or cross-genre performance work. Duties also include teaching, playwriting workshops and sharing the directorship of the annual New Plays Festival. The tenured hire will play a significant role in the expansive re-envisioning of the exciting performance and arts community at Brown.


Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of 5 references to Spencer Golub, Chair of Playwriting Search Committee, Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance at Brown University , Box 1897 , Providence , RI , 02912 .


Full consideration will be given to all applications received by February 1, 2009, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.


Brown is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.