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Scholar-in-Residence - Theatre at University of Houston in Houston, Texas

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

The School of Theatre and Dance (SoTD) at the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts at the University of Houston is now accepting applications for a nine-month non-tenure track Scholar-in-Residence position as a Theatre Scholar in Residence at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts (CWMCA) for the 2024-2025 academic year. The successful candidate will reside in Houston for the duration of the residency and teach one course each semester, initiate interdisciplinary projects and/or performances with CWMCA and SoTD students and faculty, and vigorously pursue their creative/scholarly activities.

The position of Theatre Scholar in Residence is designed for a post-graduate candidate of the highest caliber in their respective field with a strong interest in interdisciplinary studies. The candidate's primary expertise must be in theatre and performance. The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach in the areas of theatre and interdisciplinary arts.

Applicants should have definitive interdisciplinary interests they wish to pursue while a Scholar in Residence. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, performance, research, or community service has prepared them for interdisciplinary collaboration and will contribute to our commitment to excellence.

The Theatre Scholar in Residence will:


  • Teach a 1/1 course load.
  • Create and execute an event, research, exhibition or performance during the residency.
  • Attend monthly meetings during the academic year with the Director of Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center and cohort of fellow scholars.
  • Attend CWMCA & SoTD events and serve as a community ambassador for UH.

This position is a nine-month appointment with an option for renewal. Salary is $45,000 with a $1250 budget for project support.

Please submit with your application:


  • Cover Letter - please discuss how interdisciplinary practice/research informs your workand how you hope to expand interdisciplinary methods and inquiry through a residence at the University of Houston. Additionally, describe an interdisciplinary arts class that you are interested in teaching.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three professional references

Deadline: May 15, 2024. Position will remain open until filled.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and recognizes protected classes of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, religion, age (40 and above), national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, and gender expression as required by federal law. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must have completed a graduate degree in theatre (either MFA or PhD). Applicants should have definitive interdisciplinary research interests they wish to pursue while a Scholar in Residence.





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