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Assistant Professor of Theater

The New School
10011, New York City
$75,000 - $90,000 per annum
Posted Date
Jan 5, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Eugene Lang College, the undergraduate liberal arts college of The New School, seeks to hire a humanities scholar of theater with deep expertise in African American, Asian American, Latinx, and/or Indigenous theater to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning July 2023. The ideal candidate will have a research and teaching concentration that addresses theater studies through theories and practices of race and ethnicity. We welcome candidates whose work takes a critical and engaged approach to contemporary theater in a global context, considers social justice issues, and demonstrates expertise in one or more of the following areas: non-white and/or non-western theater traditions; transnationality; diasporic and/or hemispheric contexts and cultures; colonialism, decolonization, and post-colonialism; and networks of global exchange. In addition, we especially welcome candidates who would be interested in developing the theater program’s partnerships with community-based organizations and who could contribute to the Race and Ethnicity minor and the Gender Studies minor. ( The review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.  


Eugene Lang College is an undergraduate liberal arts college within the larger nexus of The New School, which includes Parsons School of Design, The New School for Social Research, the College of Performing Arts, the Schools for Public Engagement, and Parsons Paris. A home for progressive thought and pedagogy with a commitment to seminar-style teaching and learning, Lang has an open curriculum, in which students craft their own learning experiences and maximize the counsel of faculty. Lang’s faculty embrace interdisciplinary teaching and seminar-based pedagogy, incorporating principles of social justice and equity in their research, creative practice, and shared work with students. Lang students take courses across The New School and may pursue joint BA/BFA and BA/MA degrees; Lang faculty actively collaborate with colleagues across the university.


Comprehensive University benefits package includes health and retirement plans, as well as tuition remission. Visit The New School’s Benefit’s website for more information:


At Lang, social justice is the ethical core of a liberal arts education. The college is committed to ensuring an equitable, inclusive, and socially just environment for our students, staff, and faculty. That commitment requires recruiting students, staff, and faculty who reflect the diversity of thought, experiences, and identities of our global society. It also requires pedagogy, policies, and practices that institutionalize the values of equity, inclusion, and social justice.


The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of  underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.


The teaching load is five undergraduate theater courses per year, including one or more foundational courses within the theater curriculum (for example, Foundations of World Theater and Theater Theory) as well as courses in areas of interest and specialization. In addition, the appointee will advise theater majors and minors and contribute to Lang’s Interdisciplinary Arts curriculum, shared by Contemporary Dance, Contemporary Music, Theater, and Visual Studies. The ideal candidate should have the interest and vision to eventually serve as the Program Director for the Theater program in the Department of the Arts, supported by a reduced course load, with responsibilities including developing and overseeing the curriculum, advising part-time faculty, working with current and prospective theater students, and attending college Chairs and Directors meetings.


Candidates must have:

  • Ph.D. in theater, performance studies, or related fields
  • recognized scholarly and professional work
  • demonstrated successful undergraduate teaching experience
  • ability to contribute to curriculum development for theater studies in a liberal arts environment
  • ability to adhere to University COVID-19 Policy


On-Campus Position: Faculty are expected to work on-campus due to the nature of the work in accordance with University policies as set forth in the Full-Time Faculty Handbook.




Applications must include a CV and cover letter describing research and teaching interests as well as experience with and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.  Applicants also should submit a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and the names and contact information of three references.

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