Job TitleLecturer in Theater
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Faculty
Salary Range $ $69,983 - $83,764; Salary commensurate with experience and credentials.
Location New York, NY US
Application Deadline -
Contact Name Human Resources
Job Title: Lecturer in Theater
Job ID: 25352
Location: Brooklyn College
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
The Department of Theater at Brooklyn College, CUNY invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Theater starting in August 2023. The successful applicant will be prepared to teach courses across multiple areas of departmental focus, including: acting, directing, devising, movement, voice, script analysis, dramaturgy, applied theater, dramatic literature, theater history; and be prepared to take on leadership roles within the department depending on qualifications and expertise. Ability and willingness to teach on both undergraduate and graduate levels is preferred.
Additionally, the position will collaborate with faculty to provide vital individual student advisement and mentorship; continue efforts to decolonize the curriculum and diversify course offerings, support recruitment efforts, and contribute to department and college service and committee work.
The preferred candidate should demonstrate facility with culturally responsive approaches to the craft and practice of theater, prioritize the creation of inclusive learning environments, and actively support collaboration across disciplines. Expertise in an underrepresented area of study within the department (Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indigenous, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, Disability Studies, etc.) will receive priority.
Lecturers at Brooklyn College-CUNY become eligible for a Certificate of Continuous Employment (tenure) after 5 years of continuous full-time service in the title of Lecturer. Successful candidates will join a CUNY-wide cohort of new lecturers and engage in a program of ongoing pedagogical development.
The Brooklyn College Department of Theater values the training of the next generation of theater artists and leaders. We are an anti-racist, equitable and inclusive program that reflects and responds to the diverse identities, cultures and experiences of our students. We offer comprehensive undergraduate and graduate degree programs which offer a transformative, affordable, rigorous educational experience. We develop and inspire each theater maker to embrace and express their unique artistic voice. There is a strong departmental focus on civic engagement, and creating work aimed at cultivating self-knowledge, intellectual rigor, and cultural awareness.
The Department of Theater strives to create a more equitable, diverse, inclusive, anti-racist, and socially just department through intentional pedagogy, recruitment, community culture, and activities reflected in the stories we tell, and the voices we amplify. We welcome applications from individuals who value working with a diverse student body, and will help us to sustain and expand departmental commitments to diversity, inclusion, equity, and anti-racism.
Brooklyn College serves students from as many as 150 countries who speak over 100 languages and dialects and thus constitutes a vibrant microcosm of the rich diversity and energy that characterizes the borough of Brooklyn and the greater New York City area itself. Its mission features “a special commitment to educate immigrant and first-generation college students from the diverse communities that make up our city and state.” The college ethos is strongly invested in the educational and career success of our diverse students. We are committed to fostering a spirit of camaraderie and shared ideals. By accessing a first-class and affordable college education in an inclusive and nurturing intellectual milieu, our students acquire the skills, confidence, and global mindedness that allow them to thrive in a rapidly changing, unpredictable marketplace of ideas that is increasingly mindless of borders and spans cultures and vernaculars. To this end, the college seeks faculty who are eager to engage with the diversity of our student body and have a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and heterogeneity through teaching, research and/or service. We seek to recruit and retain faculty who reflect the mosaic of our student population. Successful candidates will bring their unique creativity, sensitivity, insights and perspectives to a community that welcomes innovation and promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching. Together we will model the finest that a public urban liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies college can be for the present and future.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.
Bachelor’s degree in Theater, and a minimum of five years professional experience in the field.
Prior college teaching.
Demonstrated commitments to diversity and inclusion.
Ability to teach/ attend rehearsals/ mentor students evenings, weekends, in person, and online.
Evidence of collaborative and collegial approach to work.
Preference will be given to applicants with an MFA or PhD in a discipline of theater (acting, directing, design, production, history, etc.) from an accredited institution.
Minimum three years of teaching experience at the college level or equivalent.
Experience teaching both graduate and undergraduate theater students
Strong organizational and administrative skills.
$69,983 – $83,764; Salary commensurate with experience and credentials.
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.
HOW TO APPLY
STEP ONE – Submit Application Online
From our job posting system, select “Apply Now”, create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, please visit https://cuny.jobs/brooklyn-college/new-jobs/
Applicants should upload the following in .doc or .pdf format:
An application letter indicating interest in the position; detailing how candidate’s teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in the field of theater. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CUNY’s commitment to diversity.
Current curriculum vitae or resume
A statement of teaching philosophy which includes the candidate’s professional interests and ways in which their cultural, professional, and academic background would complement the Department of Theater at Brooklyn College.
If applicable, please include a link to personal website that documents professional work.
STEP TWO – Submit References Contact Information at http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/hrref/?219
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders by visiting the link above and entering the contact information for three (3) recommenders.
The online system will automatically email your recommenders a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.
Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.
Review of applications to begin December 15, 2022 and will continue until filled.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
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