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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor of Theatre

The Theatre Program of Columbia University School of the Arts invites applications for a scholar to be hired at the rank of tenure-track assistant/associate or tenured associate professor effective July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will play a key cross-disciplinary role in a complex and multi-faceted MFA program with concentrations in Acting, Directing, Dramaturgy, Playwriting, Theatre Management and Producing, and Stage Management. The Program aims to attract dynamic and dedicated teachers with a commitment to service and a potential for leadership. Significant professional experience in one or more theatrical disciplines preferred.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in history, theory, models of dramatic structure, and other seminars according to his/her particular scholarly and creative expertise. The successful candidate will participate actively in the Dramaturgy concentration and PhD in Theatre and Performance, which is overseen by an interdepartmental faculty committee–drawn from the Departments of English and Comparative Literature, Philosophy, and Classics, among others, under the auspices of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Columbia University School of the Arts is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups.

Columbia University School of the Arts offers Masters of Fine Arts Degrees in four disciplines: Film, Theatre, Visual Arts and Writing; a Masters of Arts degree in Film Studies; and undergraduate majors in Creative Writing, Film Studies and Visual Arts.


  • Applicants must hold the PhD or DFA in Theatre or a related field; candidates for the position at the assistant professor level must have the degree in hand by July 1, 2022 in order to be hired.
  • Candidates for the tenure-track assistant or associate professor should have an evident publishing trajectory, with assured promise of a significant monograph on the horizon, if not already in hand, and demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions in their field.
  • Candidates for tenured associate professor position must have significant publications in hand and clear path of ongoing work and/or research; experience teaching at the graduate level is expected for senior candidates.
  • Significant professional experience in one or more theatrical disciplines preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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