Theatre Arts - Part-Time Lecturers
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Theatre Arts - Part-Time Lecturers

Philadelphia, PA
Open Date:
Jul 9, 2021

The Theatre Arts Program at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for part-time teaching opportunities in undergraduate theatre courses. Occasional openings may include practice-based classes in the areas of acting, directing, movement, voice, playwriting, or dramaturgy; topics in theatre history, literature, and theory; and possibly the direction of student productions.


  • MFA for practice-based course subject
  • PhD for academic courses (history, literature, and theory)

We are committed to promoting a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourage applications from minorities, women, and members of under-represented communities.

Local candidates are encouraged to apply as transportation costs are not covered by the university.

Applicants will need to submit:

  1. Cover letter, naming the specific types of courses the applicant is interested in teaching
  2. CV or Resume
  3. Three references (Note: We will not consult them without interviewing first and requesting permission in advance.)

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with priority given to those received by July 31, 2021.

The Theatre Arts Program is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. We encourage applications from minorities and persons who identify as women, queer, non-binary, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all employees at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information. 

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