Assistant Professor
Performance Studies, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
October 15, 2018
Post date: September 20, 2018

The NYU Department of Performance Studies is seeking applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2019.

NYU PS was rated #1 in the most recent national ranking of Theater and Performance Studies Ph.D. programs. Our program also hosts an M.A. and a B.A. program. 
We seek candidates who can contribute meaningfully to our graduate and undergraduate programs in terms of teaching (four courses per year), advising, curricular development and outstanding research. 

The field of specialization is open but should be directly pertinent to research in areas related to live performance, understood in its broadest sense (whether artistic or “everyday life” enactments).

Ph.D. in Performance Studies or a related field in the humanities and/or the social sciences is required. Related fields include, but are not limited to: disability studies, trans studies, animal studies, and media & technology.

For more information about the Department, please visit us at:

New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Application Instructions 

We will be using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.
After setting up your Interfolio dossier account, please upload the following materials to the site (no hardcopy materials will be accepted):
— cover letter
— cv
— 3 letters of recommendation
— writing sample (25 pages maximum)

To apply, please visit

Review of materials will begin October 15, 2018.

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