Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts: Pla
The Theatre Arts department at Marymount Manhattan College seeks applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts: Playwriting to begin Fall 2019.
Required: Candidates must hold an MFA or PhD in Theatre, or an earned bachelor’s degree and equivalent professional experience based on the College’s degree equivalency option. Copies of the degree equivalency policy for Theatre Arts faculty will be made available to appropriate candidates during the application process. Candidates must have a record of professional production of their work; professional experience of developing new work; knowledge of traditional and contemporary forms, and diverse voices in playwriting; three-years or more of college level teaching experience and a developed playwriting pedagogy; organizational, leadership, and collaborative skills; the successful pursuit of a scholarly and/or artistic agenda; and a commitment to pre-professional theatre training within the context of a liberal arts education. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.
Responsibilities: This position supports the BA Writing for the Stage concentration. Teaching focuses on Playwriting Technique (all levels), and can include courses in Script Analysis, Playwriting Career Seminar, and Playwright/Director Workshop. Outside the department, this faculty member could also teach NYC Seminars, Advanced Interdisciplinary Perspectives courses, and writing for performance courses for other disciplines. The typical teaching load for tenure-track faculty is 4/3.
Co-curricular teaching responsibilities include ongoing mentoring of students’ creative and professional development, and producing staged readings, short play festivals, and guest panels. The preferred candidate will bring demonstrated leadership and community-building skills to the concentration and the department, will assist in curriculum development, assessment, and student recruitment for this area. Other responsibilities for all faculty include college-wide service, participation in divisional and college meetings, academic advisement, mentoring of students, and ongoing creative and/or scholarly accomplishment. The Theatre Arts department offers several programs including BA Theatre Arts (with seven concentrations), Musical Theatre, and BFA Acting. For more information about our Theatre Arts programs:
Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. We ask all candidates to submit a personal statement that details how they have worked to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in their previous positions and how they would plan to continue doing so at Marymount Manhattan College. This statement might include a candidate’s willingness or ability to teach a general education course in Racial and/or Ethnic perspectives. All application information should be sent to: Application review begins February 20, 2019 and continues until position is filled.
Marymount Manhattan College (MMC) is an independent, private, dynamic liberal arts college on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Faithful to the vision of its founders, the College has a long history of reaching out to diverse populations in need of higher education. The College student body continues to become more diverse as we recruit students from underrepresented groups, including more first generation, LGBTQ, and ethnically diverse students from a national pool. Providing a small college experience in the heart of the city, MMC enrolls approximately 2,000 students with an 11:1 student-teacher ratio. We emphasize community-based and hands-on learning. MMC graduates identify themselves as creative change-makers. At Marymount Manhattan College, we fundamentally believe that creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community is a goal to be fervently pursued and translated into action. We place an importance on culturally competent faculty who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusivity and will work towards these values. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our commitment to diversity, please go to

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Richard Sheldon
Marymount Manhattan College
221 East 71st Street
New York, 10021