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  • Upload a CV and cover letter as a single document (applicants may only upload one document).

  • For questions, contact Sara Armstrong, CRLT Players Artistic Director  (

Job Summary

The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT) at the University of Michigan seeks a dynamic and creative individual to join the CRLT Players Theatre Program. The CRLT Players are nationally recognized for their work using theatre to spark dialogue among university faculty, graduate student instructors, and administrators on issues of teaching and learning and faculty climate. The successful candidate will have an established track record in facilitating dialogues with adult audiences, familiarity with academia, and a demonstrated commitment to advancing social justice. Candidates from groups historically underrepresented in the academy are encouraged to apply.


Starting date:  Spring/Summer 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This is a three-year term position with a possibility of renewal.




The individual in this position will have the following responsibilities:


  • Facilitation of Players sessions for audiences of faculty, graduate student instructors, and academic leaders

  • Contribution to the design of Players sessions

  • Contribution to the creation of original scripts and the preparation of performances on topics related to teaching and learning, and faculty work life

  • Research that drives the above

  • Consultation with faculty and academic administrators from UM and other universities to prepare performances that meet the needs of their faculty

  • Collaborative planning with all members of the theatre team to ensure the continued quality of Players offerings

  • Contribution to the recruitment of an excellent and diverse actor pool


Required Qualifications*

Experience engaging in and facilitating discussions about and across differences in identity; familiarity with the structures, processes, and common interpersonal dynamics of the academy; creative spirit and willingness to experiment with ways theatre can enhance discussion of important and difficult topics; ability to understand and communicate the implications research has for personal and institutional practice; willingness to work collaboratively and independently; ability to work effectively in settings of social and intellectual diversity; outstanding oral and written communication skills.

Desired Qualifications*

Expertise in some aspect of the performing arts (e.g., playwriting, direction, composition); previous university-level teaching experience; familiarity with qualitative research methods, advanced degree completed at the time of application.


Additional Information

The CRLT Players were founded in 2000. They use a diverse array of performance arts to spark dialogue among faculty, graduate students, and academic administrators on issues of classroom and institutional climate ( CRLT, founded in 1962, was the first university teaching center. CRLT provides comprehensive curricular and instructional development programs and is dedicated to the support and advancement of teaching and learning at the University of Michigan (

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.