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​Roe Green Endowed Chair in Theatre

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Boulder, Colorado





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Job Summary

​The Department of Theatre & Dance at The University of Colorado Boulder seeks a Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty Position (Associate or Full Professor) as an Artist and/or Scholar in Theatre & Dance. We are seeking an individual who is committed to imagining new futures for our field. This individual will contribute to the artistic, curricular, administrative, and leadership needs of a thriving and collaborative program. Applicants will have a proven record of redefining practices and parameters in the field of live performance and/or scholarship. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work focuses on the global majority.

The applicant could be a generative creator and/or scholar. A creator could be a director, performer, deviser, choreographer, designer, writer, and/or visionary maker. A scholar should have a distinguished research/publication record in theory, and/or practice. We hold an expansive understanding of what constitutes research and creative work. We value diverse applications of theatre and dance within and across societies/cultures.

Starting Date: August 19, 2024 – Fall 2024 Term.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

​The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Colorado, Boulder is a community of students, scholars, artists and artisans who regard the collaborative and creative process as the core of education. We engage with that process at all levels of our work as we pursue excellence and understanding. We welcome partnership, collaboration, and dialogue to transform the trajectories of our fields and celebrate change and growth.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

R​equired Duties: The successful candidate should be able to teach at least one, large undergraduate course, serve both Theatre & Dance graduate programs, and mentor students on MA, PhD and MFA cases. The candidate will serve on department and university committees, assume roles in department leadership, and continue an active presence in the field through creative and/or scholarly work.

The position supervises the annual Roe Green Distinguished Visiting Theatre Artist Residency, a program that brings in recognized artists to work with students on a departmental project. This role will maintain a collaborative relationship with Roe Green and provide stewardship in the vision and implementation of related activities. The residency program transforms our production season, accommodates our student population, responds to the current global reality, and reaches diverse audiences.

What You Should Know

  • T​his is a tenured faculty position in the Department of Theatre and Dance. The successful candidate will also hold the Roe Green Endowed Professorship. The endowed professorship manages the Roe Green Distinguished Visiting Artist Series in Theatre. It also maintains a collaborative relationship with our department benefactor, Roe Green.
  • As part of the University of Colorado Boulder’s deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, the campus has implemented a reference check pilot program with respect to final candidates for tenured faculty appointments. The reference check pilot program is intended to allow CU Boulder to collect and review information about a candidate's conduct at their previous institutions, specifically conduct related to sexual misconduct, harassment, and/or discrimination – before making hiring decisions. All final candidates for tenured faculty appointments are required to complete an Authorization to Release Information.

What We Can Offer

  • Salary: Tenure/Tenure Track THDN $70,000 - $100,000.
  • Roe Green Endowed Professorship Up to $30,000.
  • Total Combined salary up to $130,000.
  • Roe Green research funding $10,000 annually.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be resourceful. Be visionary. Be Boulder.

What We Require

T​erminal degree (MFA, PhD, DFA).

What You Will Need

C​andidates considered for appointment should demonstrate administrative leadership experience, performance production fluency, and a commitment to fundraising. 

What We Would Like You to Have

W​e especially welcome applications from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in the field of American theatre and dance.​

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume or CV.
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
  3. Three letters of recommendation.
  4. Link to an online portfolio/website with examples of recent creative work/scholarship or a PDF showing examples of recent creative work/scholarship.

​The applicant may submit either a PDF of examples of research/creative work or a link to their portfolio/website that includes recent examples of research/creative work.​ 

Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2024.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Posting Contact Name: Teresa Gould

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