Opportunities

Opportunities currently available with Theater, Dance & Media:

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 Lecturer in Playwriting

The Concentration in Theater, Dance & Media seeks applications for a Lecturer in Playwriting. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. The Lecturer will be responsible for teaching one playwriting or writing for performance course per semester, advising senior thesis projects, serving as an evaluator on senior thesis projects, and attending faculty meetings. The committee welcomes applications from a wide range of writers, including artists who work in non-traditional forms.

The position is for three years, with the second two years contingent on a satisfactory performance review during the first year.

Basic Qualifications: At least 5 years experience as a writer, with a successful history of professional productions.

Additional Qualifications: Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired. Previous teaching experience strongly preferred but not required.

Application Instructions: Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu). Applications must be submitted no later than December 1, 2017.

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Names and contact information of three to five referees. (Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when all letters have been received.)
4. Syllabi for two proposed undergraduate courses.
5. A work sample no longer than 15 pages (of a script) or 5 minutes (of a recorded performance).

 

Visting Lecturer

The Harvard University Committee on Theater, Dance & Media is seeking one-semester undergraduate course proposals for any fall or spring semester in the academic years from 2018-2021.

Theater, Dance & Media is Harvard’s newest concentration. Our intention is to invite Harvard undergraduates to become art makers and researchers ranging across theater, dance, and performance-based media. Using Harvard’s immense resources, from the Harvard Theater Collection to the Dance Center and the American Repertory Theater, our students will learn to hone their creative instincts, work collaboratively in small groups, and participate in professional departmental productions. Our courses range from physical movement, directing and design to creative writing, aesthetics and digital humanities and emphasize the combination of theory, history and practice. Equally invested in technical skills and a broad liberal arts education, Theater, Dance & Media aims to launch a generation of graduates who will use their experience in storytelling, performance, and media for careers inside and outside the arts. For more information, please see our website: http://tdm.fas.harvard.edu/

Qualifications:
We welcome proposals on any topic in theater, performance, multimedia, dance, and related arts and practices. However, we are especially interested in proposals that address one of the following:

  • highlight non-traditional theater;
  • integrate new media technologies into theater and dance performance;
  • combine history, theory, and practice in innovative ways;
  • focus on non-Western theater practices;
  • focus on physical theater and movement for the stage, including stage combat;
  • theater design;
  • theater and the possibility of civic engagement

Application Instructions:
Please email course description (300 words max), syllabus, preferred year and semester, and CV to: tdm@fas.harvard.edu; Subject: TDM Call For Proposals
Compensation based on rank / experience. Applications must be submitted no later than December 1, 2017.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.