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CUNY Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Theater, African-American Theatre/Arts in New York in New York, New York

Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) - Theater, African-American Theatre/Arts in New York

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Hunter College

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The Department of Theatre at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applicants for a full-time lecturer (doctoral schedule) position in Theatre, with a specialization in African American theatre effective September of 2023.

Applicants will be expected to divide responsibilities between teaching classes in the Theatre Department and coordinating and teaching classes for the Humanities course Explorations in the Arts. We are seeking a creative artist/scholar with expertise from among the following areas: African American theatre history and literature, acting/directing, and dramaturgy. Applicants should have a demonstrated knowledge of the NYC arts world and its diverse creative communities and be able to serve the department’s and the college’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and global awareness. The candidate should identify with the mission of the department which sees theatre as an integral part of a liberal arts education and should be an active participant in the life of the Theatre Department.


  • Lecturer faculty teach four 3-credit courses per term (24 credit hours per year).

  • Teaching responsibilities may be reduced by an amount commensurate with additional administrative and advising and responsibilities

  • Teach courses in African American theatre and/or in area(s) of expertise in the Theatre Department.

  • Serve on departmental and college committees.

  • Provide student advisement.

  • Join the teaching staff of the Humanities course Explorations in the Arts .

  • Coordinate sections of Explorations in the Arts, including supervising curriculum, arranging event tickets, museum visits, and guest lecturers.


The successful candidate will possess:

  • An MFA or PhD in Theatre.

  • At least five years of college teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

  • Excellent teaching and peer classroom evaluations.

  • Demonstrated administrative and advising skills.

  • Intimate knowledge of NYC theater and arts landscape.

  • A commitment to values of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Support of the vision and mission of the Theatre department.


Salary commensurate with education and experience ($75,215 - $88,998)

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.

We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

Lecturers will be eligible for a certificate of continuous employment in their fifth year based on teaching excellence and dedicated service.


Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 26606

Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.

Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include:

  • Cover letter

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resumé

  • Contact information for three professional references.

  • Teaching Statement

  • Sample Syllabi

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (student and peer evaluations) may be requested upon further evaluation.

Upload all documents as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred.


Applicants seeking full consideration should apply no later than April 17, 2023. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position remains open after initial round; review will begin immediately.


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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.