Chair of Acting, Yale School of Drama

Yale School of Drama
New Haven, CT 06520

Job Details


CHAIR OF ACTING – Yale School of Drama seeks a dynamic, visionary leader to serve as Chair of the three-year conservatory MFA acting program.  Applicants should have strongly demonstrated commitment to practices promoting antiracism, equity, diversity, and inclusion. The Chair will oversee all activities of, teach classes in, and serve as a mentor to approximately 48 students in the acting program. Position will serve in an administrative capacity to oversee curriculum, faculty appointments and review, student recruitment, casting of students in School and Yale Repertory Theatre productions, and balance pedagogical needs with budgetary constraints. Position requires advanced communication skills, strategic thinking, prioritization, time-management, and problem solving, as well as advanced knowledge of theatre production processes in the entertainment industry. Preferred: at least ten years combined experience of professional work in the theater and teaching in the field.


The appointment will be as an Assistant Professor Adjunct, Associate Professor Adjunct or Professor in the Practice of Acting for an initial term of up to three (3) years, beginning July 1, 2021, renewable, and includes competitive salary with full faculty benefits.  To apply please submit a cover letter, C.V., and three (3) letters of reference. Materials should be submitted through Interfolio, which is free to applicants and contains the full job description:  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020.


Yale School of Drama encourages applications from individuals who identify as members of communities underrepresented in professional theater and/or academia.


Yale University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and considers applicants for employment without regard to—and does not discriminate on the basis of—an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


November 9, 2020 –