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Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Theatre
Columbia University, School of the Arts

Date Posted Nov. 12, 2018
Title Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Theatre
University Columbia University, School of the Arts
New York, NY, United States
Department Theatre Program
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

Field of Specialization: Voice & Speech

The Theatre Program seeks to fill the position of Assistant Professor of Professional Practice (practice-faculty), to teach in the MFA Acting program, effective July 1, 2019. The Theatre Program is international and collaborative, with concentrations in Acting, Directing, Dramaturgy, Playwriting, Theatre Management and Producing, and Stage Management.

The candidate must have had a vibrant professional practice, substantial teaching experience and the potential to help shape the future of the acting program.

The candidate should have a strong background developing graduate level curriculum and a rigorous approach to integrated voice and speech training within an eclectic acting program. Adherence to one particular methodology of voice training is not required, though familiarity and depth of experience with any of the major training schemes is desirable. This position will help to form the core of the classical training around which the acting curriculum is constructed. The successful candidate will oversee voice and speech training within the Acting concentration and work closely with her/his/their colleagues to integrate it successfully into the curriculum. Future leadership of the Acting concentration (rotating) can also be expected. Candidates should demonstrate a willingness to build a network of allied professionals in the New York City area for the benefit of students and graduates.

Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor’s Degree of Equivalent.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates for Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Theatre must have demonstrated and show promise of continuing to make significant contributions to their areas of professional practice and accompanying pedagogy.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree or equivalent experience as well as Graduate and Undergraduate teaching experience preferred for all candidates.

Instructions to Applicant: All applications must be made through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). On the RAPS site you are required to upload three materials: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) and the names and full contact information of three references (letters of references will be requested at a later stage in the search process). Optional: Under "Other Document 1" you may submit a PDF or Word document listing a live URL link to a website or to other supplementary material, if you wish.

Please reach out to Sarah Congress ( if you have any questions about the RAPS application process.

Review of applications will begin January 14, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by January 14, 2019 will receive full consideration by the search committee.

Columbia University School of the Arts offers Masters of Fine Arts degrees in four disciplines: Film, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Writing, as well as a Masters of Arts and related undergraduate programs.

  • EEO statement: Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer–Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

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Contact Information

  • Sarah Congress
    School of the Arts Dean's Office
    Columbia University, School of the Arts
    305 Dodge Hall, MC1803
    2960 Broadway
    New York, NY 10027
  • 212-854-9847


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