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CUNY Assistant Professor of Directing in Queens, New York

Job Title: Assistant Professor of Directing

Job ID: 21553

Location: Queens College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


The Drama, Theatre & Dance Department at Queens College, the City University of New York, is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of Directing. This is a full-time tenure-track appointment.

Duties include teaching courses in all levels of directing for undergraduate students, play analysis, acting and performance, and directing for our main stage season. Maintaining a robust continued career of professional directing in LORT, Off-Broadway, and similar venues is an essential component of this position, and is required to achieve tenure. We are seeking artists who have worked actively to present diverse stories on the American stage and who understand the importance of inclusion in studio and classroom environments.

Queens College CUNY is an engine of social and artistic mobility for our students and the community. We strive to act as mentors to our students supporting their academic success and personal development as artists. Those who join Queens College must be willing to foster a culture of inclusion, respect, collegiality, and collaboration across departments and disciplines, and embrace and support diversity in all forms both inside the classroom and onstage.


An MFA and seven years of experience or ten years of professional experience as a stage director for live theater is required for this position.

We are looking for mid-career professionals with a demonstrated career trajectory in major national and international venues. Experience in LORT, major regional, and Off-Broadway venues is preferred. College level teaching experience is also preferred. A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position.


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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February 16, 2020


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