Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama is the first degree-granting drama institution in the US. Founded in 1914, we combine established practice with innovation, pedagogical and technological advancement across all disciplines. Our graduates commit to the enrichment of diverse art practices, champion interdisciplinary collaborations, explore new forms of creative expression and promote community and diversity. The school’s conservatory program within the university is one that prepares students intellectually, artistically and practically to be leaders in their chosen professions, whether it be on stage, in film, television, or within the rapidly growing realm of new media.

As a member of the faculty and staff of the School of Drama you will have the opportunity to collaborate with the country’s foremost experts in arts and entertainment education.

Adjunct Instructor of History of Architecture & Décor
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Open: June 11
Deadline: Applications accepted through June 30 or until the position is filled.

Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama is seeking a HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE AND DÉCOR Adjunct Instructor beginning Fall 2021.

This year-long course is planned as an in-person experience, meeting 50 minutes twice a week, with an enrollment ranging from 10 to 30 graduate and undergraduate students. This course, with an emphasis on connecting the social, economic and political circumstances of each period to the architecture, interiors and furniture has historically been lecture/slide but different approaches to the course are encouraged. Content for this survey course should cover periods from pre-history to modern-day, including a diversity of designers, region, etc.

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Adjunct Instructor of Anti-Racist and Equitable Practices in Theater
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Open: June 4
Deadline: Applications accepted through June 30 or until the position is filled.
In the Fall of 2020, the School of Drama instituted a requirement for all members of the School community to receive education in the principles of anti-racism and equitable and expansive practices in theater. The large majority of students, faculty, staff, and administration of the school participated in this first Anti-Racist Theater course. The goal of the proposed course is to build off of this experience and help incoming students learn how they can contribute to a community within the School of Drama, and in the professional field beyond, that is actively anti-racist and combats all forms of identity-based oppression and discrimination, including oppression and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, sex, gender identity, sexuality, disability, etc.

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Adjunct Instructor of Directing
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Open: June 21
Deadline: Applications accepted through July 9 or until the position is filled.

Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama seeks an Adjunct Instructor of Directing for the Fall 2021 semester. The adjunct instructor will be responsible for teaching the Fall 2021 Fundamentals of Directing course.

Fundamentals of Directing is a fall-semester course for Drama Design and Production sophomores. It is an introductory course that examines some of the basic tools of the director. Emphasis is completely on theatrical work although some elements are applicable to television and film.

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