The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Theatre seeks a fulltime Tenure Track Assistant Professor to begin August 2021. Teaching responsibilities for the position will focus primarily on Voice/Speech and Movement. This position will also provide vocal coaching for department productions. Knowledge and facility with current pedagogical theatre practices are strongly desired.


Applicants should have demonstrated experience in an inclusive pedagogical philosophy and practice; the ability to collaborate as a member of an artistic team; and must possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Student recruiting, student advising and participation in various departmental, college, and university committees and activities is expected. Continuing professional activities and/or continued research in the discipline is also expected.


The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Theatre offers the serious Theatre student intensive studies in Musical Theatre (BFA), Design/Technology (BA Pre-Professional Concentration), Performance (BA Pre-Professional Concentration), and a General Theatre Studies (BA). Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), the Department of Theatre at UAB is dedicated to developing the next generation of theatre artists, technicians, managers, and scholars. The department consists of 13 fulltime faculty members and 4 fulltime professional production specialists. The department’s production season includes five mainstage productions, studio productions, and four touring companies. Productions are built in professionally run studios and shops and performed in two state-of-the-art performance venues.


Qualifications: MFA in Theatre required.  A minimum of three years teaching in higher education preferred.  Professional experience preferred.


Review of applications will begin January 25, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications should be submitted online through the PeopleAdmin system: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/7827. Applications should include (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy which summarizes pedagogical approaches and methods of fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in the studio, (4) at least two reference letters, and (5) contact information for three references. Questions may be directed to Dennis McLernon, Search Committee Chair, at mclernon@uab.edu.


UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment. A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.