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CUNY Assistant Professor – Acting (Coordinator of the BFA Acting Concentration) in Brooklyn, New York

Job Title: Assistant Professor – Acting (Coordinator of the BFA Acting Concentration)

Job ID: 21288

Location: Brooklyn College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for an entry-level, full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Theater with a starting date in August 2020.

The Department of Theater at Brooklyn College is one of New York’s leading institutions in the training of Actors, Directors, Stage Designers, Performing Arts Managers and Theater Technicians. The Department offers undergraduate degree programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Theater, The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, in Design and Technical Theater and the Master of Fine Arts with concentrations in Acting, Directing, Design and Technical Theater, and Performing Arts Management.

The department seeks a candidate to be responsible to:

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate acting courses in an area of acting specialization(s) and in conjunction with the head of the MFA Acting concentration, coordinate the BFA concentration in Acting.

  • Serve in the shared governance structure at all levels of the College

  • Provide guidance, advisement and mentoring to students

  • Continue to participate in professional performing arts activities within the area of expertise to fulfill the tenure requirements.

It is additionally desirable that the candidate direct as a part of the department’s season of produced plays once established in the role. Candidates given strongest consideration will have professional experience in acting or directing and demonstrate the potential for national recognition. Additional areas of expertise will be taken into consideration.

Brooklyn College serves students from as many as 150 countries who speak over 100 languages and dialects and thus constitutes a vibrant microcosm of the rich diversity and energy that characterizes the borough of Brooklyn and the greater New York City area itself. Its mission features “a special commitment to educate immigrant and first-generation college students from the diverse communities that make up our city and state.” The college ethos is strongly invested in the educational and eventual career success of a population that encompasses a vast multiplicity of nationalities, ethnicities, religions, cultures and languages. We are committed to fostering a spirit of camaraderie and shared ideals across the entire spectrum of our varied constituency. By accessing a first-class and affordable college education in an inclusive and nurturing intellectual milieu, our students acquire the skills, confidence, and global mindedness that allow them to compete and thrive in a rapidly changing, unpredictable marketplace of ideas that is increasingly mindless of borders and spans the gamut of cultures and vernaculars.

To this end, the college seeks faculty who are eager to engage with the diversity of our student body and have a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and heterogeneity through teaching, research and/or service. We seek to recruit and retain faculty from historically underrepresented groups who reflect the mosaic of our student population. Successful candidates will bring their unique creativity, sensitivity, insights and perspectives to a community that welcomes innovation in scholarship and teaching. Together we will model the finest that a public urban liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies college can be for the present and future.


Minimum Qualifications

  • MFA in Theater with a concentration in Acting or Directing

  • Prior college teaching and professional acting or directing experience required.

  • Demonstrated commitments to diversity and inclusion

  • Evidence of collaborative and collegial approach to work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least three years of college-level teaching experience.

  • Experience teaching both graduate and undergraduate students.


Salary commensurate with experience and credentials. All appointments are subject to financial availability.

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.


There are two steps to the applications process. All applications must be submitted online via the CUNY on-line application system (CUNYFirst).

STEP ONE—Submit Application by visiting

Applicants should upload the following in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format:

  • An application letter indicating the Assistant Professor- Acting position, that details how your teaching, service, creative work and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the college’s commitment to diversity.

  • Current curriculum vitae

  • Statement of teaching philosophy which includes the candidate's professional interests and ways in which their cultural, professional, and academic background would be conducive to the Department of Theater at Brooklyn College

STEP TWO – Submit Reference Contact Information by visiting

All Applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders by visiting the link above and entering the contact information for three (3) recommenders.

The online system will automatically email your recommenders a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided. Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.


December 20, 2019


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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.