Theatre Studies - Comedy Arts Full-Time Faculty

Job #414

Job Type Full Time
Location Chicago, Illinois
Post Date Nov 8, 2019

The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago invites applications for a full-time term appointment in Comedy Arts beginning Fall 2020 (one year contract, renewable annually). We seek a teacher with broad experience in comedy, passionate about teaching and collaborating to re-shape our conservatory for the future of stage, screen, and new media.



Demonstrated excellence in teaching across a variety of settings will be considered.
Candidates must possess a current, recognized, professional practice in comedy. We will consider candidates with extensive professional experience equivalent to having a terminal degree, and/or an MFA/Ph.D. Courses, determined by a combination of the School’s needs and candidate’s expertise, may include: Improvisation, Sketch Comedy, Physical Comedy, Directing Comedy, History of Comedy, Comic Styles. Ability to teach in the Theatre Studies curriculum is valued. Faculty advise, serve on committees, and direct. Excellent mentoring skills and cultural competency are required.

With a proven record of fostering voices reflecting the diverse cultural makeup of Chicago, we seek someone passionate about that mission; candidates of color, differently abled, and gender non-conforming, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply online: Include cover letter (with personal statement and teaching philosophy), CV/resume, and work samples. Application closes on January 6, 2020.