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Assistant Professor

The Drama, Theatre & Dance Department at Queens College, the City University of New York, is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Directing. This is a full time (9 mo.) tenure track appointment.


Duties include teaching courses in all levels of directing for undergraduate students, play analysis, acting and performance, and directing for our main stage season. Maintaining a robust continued career of professional directing in LORT, Off-Broadway, and similar venues is an essential component of this position, and is required to achieve tenure. We are seeking artists who have worked actively to present diverse stories on the American stage and who understand the importance of inclusion in studio and classroom environments.


Queens College CUNY is an engine of social and artistic mobility for our students and the community. We strive to act as mentors to our students supporting their academic success and personal development as artists. Those who join Queens College must be willing to foster a culture of inclusion, respect, collegiality, and collaboration across departments and disciplines, and embrace and support diversity in all forms both inside the classroom and onstage.


An MFA and seven years of experience or ten years of professional experience as a stage director for live theater is required for this position. We are looking for mid-career professionals with a demonstrated career trajectory in major national and international venues.  Experience in LORT, major regional, and Off-Broadway venues is preferred. College level teaching experience is also preferred. A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position.


Assistant Professor

The Queens College Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies, starting fall 2019. 

Requirements: Ph.D. in hand by 1 June '19; college teaching experience; and evidence of scholarly promise in dramatic literature, theory and criticism. Preferred areas of research and teaching expertise include Performance Studies, African-American, African, Afro-Caribbean or Latinx Theatre.

Teaching duties will include undergraduate courses in dramatic literature and introduction to theatre. The successful candidate may also work as a dramaturg with undergraduate students; is expected to develop courses in the candidate’s area of specialization; and is expected to remain actively engaged in research/scholarship, mentor and advise undergraduate students, and serve on departmental and college-wide committees.

Salary range: $63,000 - $75,000. Excellent benefits.

To apply:

- Go to
- In the box under "job title/ keyword", enter "19190"
- Click on "Assistant Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies"
- Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions

Closing date: October 22, 2018




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