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  Job Title: Assistant Professor of 20th/21st Century Drama
  Job ID: 17395
  Department: English
  Location: Queens College

​Queens College is an urban school with a faculty and student body that reflects the diversity of New York City.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. With a commitment to an increasingly global society, Queens College offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. The College's liberal arts, science, and pre-prof essional programs have earned it high rankings in college guides such as "The Princeton Review America's Best Value Colleges;" the College's graduates have won prominence in nearly every field.
The Queens College English Department teaches a wide range of undergraduate courses to over four thousand students, including five hundred and fifty English majors. Its MA program serves over two hundred MS Ed and literature students, and its MFA program in Creative Writing and Translation attracts a select group of students from across the US. The forty -five full-time faculty teach and publish in both traditional and emerging areas within the profession; recent hires include specialists in composition studies, nineteenth-century American, Asian American, African American, Caribbean, Victorian, Science Fiction, transnational, and Children's literature. Eight English Department faculty also teach in the consortia! PhD program in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, more than from any other CUNY college.

In support of the campus mission, strategic plans and values the English Department seeks to fill one tenure-track Assistant Professor Vacancy in Twentieth/Twenty-First Century Drama beginning Fall 2018. The selected candidate will teach required courses in the English Major as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in Twentieth/Twenty-First Century drama, and is also expected to participate in research and perform advising duties in the English department. The selected candidate will also share departmental committee responsibilities and take on other administrative duties if needed.


​PhD in English or a related field. Also required are a record or clear promise of publication, a record of strong teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to departmental and institutional service.
All candidates with publication and teaching expertise in twentieth/twenty-first century drama will be considered. Preferred secondary interest in playwriting: scholars with an MFA in playwriting or professional playwriting experience, publications in that area, and the ability to teach in an MFA


​CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Please note that the candidates must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, CV, and the name and contact information of three (3) professional references as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

**Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example: JDoeResume. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.

It is essential that candidates submit the requested items to CUNYFirst for a valid application. In addition candidates must also submit a full dossier including cover letter, CV, statement of te_aching philosophy, and three letters of reference to Professor Glenn Burger, Chair, by email to Include Asst. Prof. Drama Position in the subject line.

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CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on the job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.
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