Full time faculty search: Assistant Professor in Theater Studies - Specializing in African American Theater

NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama solicits applications for an Assistant Professor in Theater Studies specializing in African American theater commencing in the academic year 2022-23.  Application deadline is November 5, 2021. 


NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Drama invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theater Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence academic year 2022-23. We seek scholars who specialize in African American theater or who examine African American theater through a comparative framework. Secondary areas of research might include U.S. Theater History, Critical Race Theory, or other pertinent areas. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand and demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship. We are actively seeking applicants that have a commitment to equity-forward teaching practices and who recognize and embrace the values of inclusivity and diversity, both in the classroom and the field.

The Department of Drama has a curriculum that combines the rigorous study of theater history, dramatic literature, and performance theory with professional training in acting, musical theater, design, stage management, devising, directing and playwriting and includes an Honors track as well as a minor in Applied Theater.

Employment responsibilities include teaching a writing-intensive Introduction to Theater Studies course and four additional undergraduate courses each year, along with committee service. Opportunities for curriculum building at NYU’s global site in Accra, Ghana may also be available.

Applications can be submitted to Professor Carol Martin via: https://apply.interfolio.com/90594. Application contents should include a cover letter, current CV, dissertation abstract, three letters of recommendation, and writing sample of no more than 6000 words. Review of Application will begin November 5, 2021 and remain open until the position is filled. 

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, including in Abu Dhabi, Shanghai as well as sites in Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Paris, Tel Aviv, and Sydney.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, reproductive health decision making, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.