The Theatre Program at Columbia University School of the Arts is accepting applications for adjunct faculty to teach one of two graduate-level courses for the Fall 2019 semester, and possibly beyond: THEA 6010 History & Theory of Theatre and THEA 6100 History of Performance.
History & Theory of Theatre is a core seminar of the Theatre Program, required by the majority of all first-year Theatre MFA students. This graduate seminar engages students who have had previous coursework in dramatic literature and theatre history in a far-ranging examination of the development of theatrical art and theory across centuries. The course concerns works that are considered part of the western canon as well as histories, theories, plays, and theatrical events from outside the U.S. and Europe.
History of Performance is a required class for first-year Acting students. The seminar examines several eras of theatre history from around the world, with a specific focus on performance.
The program seeks applicants with experience in theatre history, dramaturgy, theatre theory, and/or world drama. The successful candidate will have demonstrated abilities to actively engage theatre students in a variety of concentrations, and to create a generous learning environment that challenges students’ thinking.
Master’s degree required; PhD preferred. Salary commensurate with experience.
The School of the Arts is especially interested in qualified candidates whose record of achievement will contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.
Required application materials (preferably in a single pdf file):
- Letter of interest
- Sample syllabi
- Teaching statement (optional)
Please submit applications to: https://columbiasoa.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e5U054F7pRzHDlr
Review of applications will begin immediately to fill the position for the fall semester, 2019. Application materials will be retained by the program for future reference.