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Assis/Assoc/Professor of Theatre or Assis/Assoc/Professor of Professional Practice in Theatre
Columbia University, School of the Arts

Date Posted Nov. 9, 2018
Title Assis/Assoc/Professor of Theatre or Assis/Assoc/Professor of Professional Practice in Theatre
University Columbia University, School of the Arts
Department Theatre Program
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • New York, NY
    United States
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

Field of Specialization: Acting

The Theatre Program seeks to fill the position of Assistant, Associate, or Professor (tenure-track research faculty) or Assistant, Associate, or Professor of Professional Practice (practice-faculty), to teach graduate level courses, 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 classical acting training and significant depth of knowledge of dramatic literature. Methodologies may vary, but areas of expertise may include Shakespeare, modern classics, non-Western traditions, movement, text analysis, etc. This position will help to form the core of the training around which the acting curriculum is constructed. Candidates should also 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 or Associate Professor of Theatre (tenure-track research position) must have demonstrated and show promise of the capacity for creative work and the accompanying pedagogy qualifying them for future nomination to tenure. Candidates with the rank of Associate or Professor must have a record of excellence in teaching and be widely recognized for their distinction and professional accomplishment and show great promise of attaining further distinction.

Candidates for Assistant, Associate, or 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.

For more information and to apply for this position, please visit our online site at:

  • EEO statement: Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer–Race/Gender/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
  • 212-854-9847


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