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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor of Theatre Arts (Playwriting)

School of the Arts
New York City, New York
Salary Range: $90,000-$175,000
Date posted
Jan 17, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Columbia University School of the Arts invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of Theatre Arts (playwriting: tenure-track/tenured) in the Faculty of the Arts. We seek a full-time faculty member of distinction in playwriting, with a proven track record of well-received productions of their original plays and substantial expertise in guiding and mentoring emerging playwrights. The successful candidate will oversee the MFA Playwriting Concentration starting either January 1, 2025 or July 1, 2025. Duties include: leading in the selection of MFA playwriting candidates; teaching and mentoring students; and recommending part-time adjunct faculty for appointment for classes in theatre, film, and television writing. The Program aims to attract a dynamic and dedicated teacher with a commitment to service and collaboration across disciplines with the Directing, Dramaturgy, and Acting Concentrations.

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

The 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.


Minimum Degree: MFA

Preferred Degree: MFA

Rank and salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Candidates for Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Theatre Arts (tenure-track position) must have demonstrated and show promise of the capacity for creative work and the accompanying pedagogy qualifying them for future nomination to tenure. Candidates with the rank of Associate Professor or Professor Theatre Arts (tenured position) must have a record of excellence in teaching and be widely recognized for their distinction and professional accomplishment and demonstrate promise of attaining further distinction.

Salary Range

Assistant Professor: $90K-$115K

Associate Professor: $115K-$135K

Professor: $135K-$175K

Application Instructions

All applications must be made through Columbia University’s Academic Search and Recruiting (ASR) system. Please upload the following required materials: cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and a writing sample (recently written play). 

Review of applications will begin March 15, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Pay Transparency Disclosure

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training.  The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

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