The Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Texas invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in performance studies to start in Fall 2021. We seek a scholar-artist whose research explores the intersections between digital performance and social justice who is prepared to supervise master’s students, conduct graduate courses, and teach at the undergraduate level.
We are searching for a theoretically and methodologically innovative scholar who performs and publishes research with a critical/cultural focus at the nexus of social justice and digital performance. Our new colleague should be a scholar-artist who has experience with creative research including group performance, solo-based performance work, and new media. The ideal candidate will also engage in community-based research, service learning, or work with outreach programs that pursue justice for oppressed or marginalized communities. The successful applicant will pursue a research agenda commensurate with UNT’s ambitions and obligations as a Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university that is also both a Hispanic and Minority Serving Institution.
Faculty in the Department of Communication Studies teach two courses per semester. Our new colleague will offer undergraduate and graduate courses within the performance studies area of the department and supervise master’s students. We are particularly interested in applicants who will make creative and extensive use of the department’s Black Box Theatre. Candidates with a commitment to mentoring historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and/or first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply.