The Theater Department of Lafayette College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theater. This department member will teach introductory and advanced courses in Theater History, Performance and Literature, and courses that fulfill the requirements of the College’s Common Course of Study. Candidates should have a strong public record of scholarly work in theater and/or should be experienced theater directors. We are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in one or more of the following areas: non-western theater, African American theater, Latinx Theater, and/or devised/experimental theater. Candidates who are directors will direct in load once a year in a range of periods and styles as part of our season. The teaching load is four courses in the first year (2-2) and five courses per year thereafter (2-3). Candidates must have an MFA and/or Ph.D. by the position start date, July 1, 2023. Teaching experience is required. The successful candidate will be an excellent teacher who is committed to the mission of a liberal arts college. We especially welcome applicants who will contribute to Lafayette College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, scholarship statement and/or directing portfolio, and three letters of reference through Interfolio (at by October 14, 2022. As part of their application, applicants should address how their scholarship, teaching, mentoring and/or community service support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the college’s diversity statement ( Questions about the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Mary Jo Lodge, at

Located within 70 miles of New York and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts and engineering institution with significant resources to support faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of its faculty, students, and staff. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.  Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer.