CUNY Assistant Professor - Speech Theatre (Tenure Track) in Brooklyn, New York


Medgar Evers College, The City University of New York (Medgar Evers) believes that education has the power to positively transform the lives of individuals, and that education is the right of all. A dynamic and vibrant institution, its mission is to provide higher education for the underserved populations of Central Brooklyn through high-quality, professional and career-oriented undergraduate degree programs. A four-year liberal arts college, Medgar Evers is a beacon of educational opportunity, culture, and success to the New York City community and beyond. The College is dedicated to making a positive impact on the surrounding community and pioneering initiatives that will create success for even the youngest learners in Central Brooklyn.

The Department of Mass Communication, Creative, Performing Arts and Speech is an academic department in the School of Liberal Arts and Education at Medgar Evers College. It provides a wide range of interdisciplinary courses in the performing, media and theater arts (art, music, speech, radio, TV, dance, acting and theater crafts). New technologies, innovative material and pedagogies are an integral part of the learners’ multi-dimensional scholastic experiences.

The Department of Mass Communications, Creative and Performing Arts and Speech seeks a creative and collaborative faculty member for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Speech Theatre. The successful candidate must have expertise in creating performances as an actor and director. Additional experience in other dimensions of theater-making are highly regarded and expected. Responsibilities include teaching sections of the major core sequence, which combines theory and theater-making, teaching performance at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels; regularly teaching an advanced seminar in areas of research; advising students; and directing one production per year as part of our Arts Alive Program. The Assistant Professor will perform teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise and share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.


The successful candidate must have an earned terminal degree: M.F.A., Ph.D; Ed.D; D.F.A. in acting, directing, or a related area (or a Ph.D. in a related field with evidence of strong artistic work) with a significant record of undergraduate teaching and theater-making in university and professional settings. Candidates are expected to be excellent teachers in the classroom and laboratory, engaged scholars and artists (regularly working in theater beyond the campus), and active members of the Medgar Evers College community, participating in departmental and college governance and service.Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.


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.


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Job ID: 15683


Open until filled with review of resumes to begin on October 28, 2016.


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Location: Medgar Evers College

Job Title: Assistant Professor - Speech Theatre (Tenure Track)

Job ID: 15683

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular