Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) & MFA Program Director?? - Theater
Hunter College (CUNY)
Location: New York, NY, 10176, USA
Internal Number: 24704
Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) & MFA Program Director - Theater
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Performs teaching and related faculty functions in area(s) of expertise.
The Department of Theatre at Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applicants for a full-time lecturer (doctoral schedule) and Program Director position for the MFA Playwriting program effective September of 2022.
Applicants will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in the Theatre Department as well as manage the administration of the MFA Playwriting program. Evenings and occasional weekend commitments are required. The successful candidate will have experience teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate level as well as a background in program administration, new play development, dramaturgy, and producing.
Teaching: Lecturer faculty teach four 3-credit courses per term (both BA and MFA level 24 credit hours per year) in area(s) of specialization, such as Play Analysis, Playwrights Workshops, Adaptation, and the culminating Thesis course.
Teaching responsibilities may be reduced by an amount commensurate with additional advising and administrative responsibilities.
Recruit and onboard (with the Chair) adjunct MFA Playwriting instructors each semester, conveying key programmatic, student, and curricular information.
Recruit and onboard guest artists to teach MFA Master Class workshops and career tutorials each semester; oversee the implementation of these workshops
Manage annual student recruitment campaign, including ads, outreach to undergraduate programs, theater organizations that support playwrights and new play development, etc.
Along with the Department Chair, review applications (95 applicants in 2021), conduct interviews with finalists, and select the incoming class of students, notifying all applicants of progress and final decisions.
Produce the Roundtable Reading Series and Hunter MFA Playwrights Festival.
Hire directors and oversee casting of 10 readings.
Schedule rehearsals; organize payments for guest artists; and coordinate presentations.
Create and distribute invitations to professional theaters and agencies.
Schedule and coordinate the Play Labs series, an open artistic laboratory in which undergraduate students are invited to participate in the development of new work by MFA Playwrights.
Communicate with the Financial Aid office to ensure students are awarded appropriate financial aid and tuition waivers.
Coordinate MFA Playwriting student tickets to approximately 10 NYC productions each year.
Support student and alumni community building.
Attend monthly faculty meetings.
Meet regularly with the department Chair.
ADVISING AND ASSESSMENT:
Serve as the advisor to MFA Playwriting students, from registration through fulfillment of all graduation requirements.
Participate actively in departmental and school-wide assessment activities.
Serve as Assessment Coordinator for the MFA Playwriting Program.
Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
The successful candidate will possess:
MFA in Dramaturgy or Playwriting, or equivalent.
Teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Excellent teaching and peer classroom evaluations.
Experience in Literary Management/New Play Development, including readings, workshops, and festivals of new plays.
Intimate knowledge of the NYC theater landscape.
Strong relationships with both NYC and national playwriting groups and organizations that support new play development.
A commitment to values of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Vision for what the program is and can become.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.
Salary range : $55,677 - $96,351
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.
Lecturers will be eligible for a certificate of continuous employment in their fifth year based on teaching excellence and dedicated service.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website www.cuny.edu/employment . To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 24704 .
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 (??, ??, (??, ?? or ??), ??, ??, ?? , ???, _ or ??)).
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Cover Letter and/ or Statement of scholarly interests
Curriculum Vitae/ Resume
Names and contact information of 3 references
Evidence of teaching effectiveness (student and peer evaluations) may be requested upon further evaluation.
Upload all documents as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred.
The search will remain open until the position is filled. The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on July 22, 2022. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position/s remains open after the initial round.
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Hunter College, located in the heart of Manhattan, is the largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY) system, one of the oldest public colleges in America, and a national leader in urban public education. More than 23,000 students currently attend Hunter, pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 170 programs of study. Graduates of Hunter's nationally-renowned professional schools (the School of Education, the Silberman School of Social Work, and the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing) become the teachers, social workers, nurses and health care professionals who dedicate their lives to serving New York City and the nation. They are the embodiment of the Hunter College motto: Mihi Cura Futuri – "the Care of the Future is Mine". With the myriad opportunities found in New York City, and world-renowned faculty to guide them, Hunter's students embark upon their bright and illustrious futures and begin to achieve their version of the American Dream!