Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department Seeks Chair and Faculty for 2023 Academic Year

The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, located in the historic Getz Theatre Center of Columbia College in Chicago’s South Loop, is inviting applications for the position of Chair of the Theatre Department. Qualified and interested candidates are urged to reply by December 9, 2022, for best consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information on the Chair position, click here.

The Theatre Department is also inviting applications for three other teaching positions: an Assistant Professor of Theatre with a specialty in Acting/Intimacy, an Assistant Professor of Instruction of Theatre with a specialty in Musical Theatre/Voice, and an Assistant Professor of Instruction of Theatre with a specialty in Stage Management.

With more than 700 students, the Theatre Department of Columbia College Chicago is the largest of eight academic departments in the College’s School of Fine and Performing Arts (SFPA). The department’s mission is to provide undergraduate students with a comprehensive education in the practices and processes of creating theatre and live performance. The department houses majors in Acting (BA and BFA), Musical Theatre (BA and BFA), Comedy Writing and Performance, Theatre Design and Technology, and Theatre (with concentrations in Directing, Playwriting, Stage Management, and Theatre Studies). At the graduate level the department offers an MFA/MA in devised contemporary performance and a new Graduate Certificate in Intimacy for the Stage and Screen. In addition to its majors, the department offers minors in Acting, Stage Combat, Theatre Directing, Playwriting, and Devising Collaborative Performance. The department works actively to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion as vitally important to the making of theatre and the educational experiences of its students. Graduates of the Theatre Department move on to significant professional careers as artistic directors of national theatres, including Chicago’s Steppenwolf, Jackalope, and Raven theatres; the Cincinnati Playhouse;, the Next Act Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Little Lake Theatre in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania; the Throughline Theatre in Carnegie, Pennsylvania; the Mirrorbox Theatre in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Double Edge Theatre in Ashfield, Massachusetts. Our alumni also direct, design, and perform on Broadway, in film, and on TV (NBC’s Saturday Night Live), winning national and Chicago-based awards. As well, many students use their transferable skills in successful jobs across areas of the social sciences, education, leadership opportunities, and politics.

We seek individuals with a demonstrated ability to work with students from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds, and whose creative, scholarly and/or professional work aligns with our commitment to dismantling systems of privilege and oppression. All faculty and administrators are expected to advance the College’s DEI mission. For more information on the office of Academic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion please visit