Assistant Arts Professor, Applied or Community-Based Theatre; NYU

New York, NY

The Department of Drama at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts seeks applications for a full-time Assistant Arts Professor to teach Theatre Studies in the area of applied or community-based theatre commencing the fall of 2019. Ideal applicants are practitioner-scholars with significant practical and scholarly expertise in using theatre as a means to address social justice in a variety of contexts such as schools, prisons, community organizations and/or within social movements. Additionally, expertise in one or more of the following areas is desirable: participatory theatre, devised or site-specific theatre, dramaturgy, immersive theatre, grassroots drama, including the histories and backgrounds of these fields. We seek leaders in the field of applied or community-based theatre with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching, innovative research methods, and significant artistic work and scholarly publications.

The Department of Drama has an extensive curriculum that combines the rigorous study of theatre history, dramatic literature, and performance theory with professional training in acting, design, management, directing and playwriting and includes Honors Seminars as well as a minor in Applied Theatre. The successful applicant would develop the Department’s Applied Theatre program.

Employment responsibilities typically include teaching a writing-intensive Introduction to Theatre Studies course and four additional undergraduate courses each year in the candidate’s area of expertise, along with professional work/research and committee service. Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.F.A., or M.A. in a relevant field at the time of the appointment.

New York University is a Research 1 University with campuses in Greenwich Village, Brooklyn and Midtown Manhattan, as well as global campuses in several cities around the world. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than 20 pages (5000 words). Application materials can be submitted online at

For full consideration, applications should be submitted no later than November 1, 2018.

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