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Clinical Assistant Professor of Theater Studies and Director of Dramat

Posted on Dec 8, 2018 by New York University Arts and Science

New York, NY 10003
9 Nov 2018
Annual Salary

Department of English

New York University Arts and Science

The NYU Department of English seeks to appoint a Clinical Assistant
Professor of English with specialization in Theater Studies to
begin September 1, 2019, pending budgetary and administrative
approval. This appointment will include the Directorship of
the Program in Dramatic Literature, an undergraduate program
including a major and a minor housed in the Department of

Candidates in all fields of Theater Studies will be considered, but
we are especially interested in candidates with research and
teaching foci on theater as a public institution; African-American
or African Diasporic theater; multiethnic or indigenous US theater;
theater outside the US and Europe; or theater in English before
1900. Expertise and research agendas should extend to multiple
literary genres, critical theory, and/or literary history. The
search committee is especially interested to hear from candidates
who bring to their research and teaching the diverse perspectives
that come from non-traditional educational backgrounds or an
understanding of the experience of those under-represented in
higher education. Diversity is an important part of the NYU
mission. As part of your cover letter, please provide a paragraph
describing how diversity figures in your past and present teaching
and research. How would you imagine bringing issues of diversity to
bear on the teaching and programming concerns of NYU's Department
of English?

We are seeking a recent Ph.D. [received 2014 or more recently] who
has professional experience organizing academic programs in
collaboration with theatrical and cultural institutions beyond the
academy (professional theaters and theater companies, publications,
libraries, entertainment industry, etc.). Existing relationships
with New York institutions and artists, in particular, will be an
asset. The position carries a reduced course load in consideration
of administrative duties, which may include such responsibilities
as planning annual curriculum and developing new courses, advising
Dramatic Literature majors and minors, liaising with the
undergraduate program in English, setting up and supervising
internships with New York's many theatre institutions, overseeing a
student-run newsletter for the NYU theatre community, running a
series of high-profile co-curricular events, and holding regular
meetings and informal gatherings to build connections among
students and faculty.

Those wishing to be considered should submit a cover letter, CV,
three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of up to
9,000 words no later than December 1, 2018. All materials,
including recommendation letters, are to be uploaded via the
For more information about NYU Department of English web site:
Receipt of applications will be acknowledged via Interfolio.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading
research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the
highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as
well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage
applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other
individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across
color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability,
gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis.
NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we
strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest
reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity,
equality, and inclusion, please read


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