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Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre
Columbia University, School of the Arts

Date Posted Jan. 17, 2020
Title Assistant/Associate Professor of 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, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

The Theatre Program of Columbia University School of the Arts invites applications for a scholar to be hired at the rank of tenure track assistant/associate or tenured associate professor. The successful candidate will play a key cross-disciplinary role in a complex and multi-faceted MFA program with concentrations in Acting, Directing, Dramaturgy, Playwriting, Theatre Management and Producing, and Stage Management. The Program aims to attract dynamic and dedicated teachers with a commitment to service and a potential for leadership. Significant professional experience in one or more theatrical disciplines preferred.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in history, theory, models of dramatic structure, and other seminars according to his/her particular scholarly and creative expertise. The successful candidate will participate actively in the Dramaturgy concentration and PhD in Theatre and Performance, which is overseen by an interdepartmental faculty committee-drawn from the Departments of English and Comparative Literature, Philosophy, and Classics, among others, under the auspices of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants must hold the PhD or DFA in Theatre or a related field; candidates for the position at the assistant professor level must have the degree in hand by July 1, 2020 in order to be hired.

Candidates for the tenure-track assistant or associate professor should have an evident publishing trajectory, with assured promise of significant monograph on the horizon, if not already in hand and demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions in their field. Candidates for tenured associate professor position must have significant publications in hand and clear path of ongoing work and/or research; experience teaching at the graduate level is expected for senior candidates. The School of the Arts is especially interested in qualified candidates whose record of achievement will contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.

Significant professional experience in one or more theatrical disciplines preferred.

The Columbia University School of the Arts offers Masters of Fine Arts Degrees in four disciplines: Film, Theatre, Visual Arts and Writing; a Masters of Arts degree in Film Studies; and undergraduate majors in Creative Writing, Film Studies and Visual Arts.

Applications must be made through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) and must include cover letter, current CV, three letters of recommendation, and writing sample (25 pp. maximum).

Before uploading documents, applicants first will be asked to input a name and valid email address for each reference provider. The application to this position requires a minimum of three letter of references. The applicant may enable RAPS to generate an automatic email to the reference provider, politely requesting a letter of reference and offering a secure link to the RAPS website where a letter can be conveniently uploaded. Wherever possible, letters should be uploaded in the online system.

Proposed Start Date: 7/1/20

Review of applications begins March 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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Contact Information

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


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