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Assistant Professor, Performance Studies

NYU Tisch School of the Arts
New York City, New York

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The NYU Department of Performance Studies is seeking applications for one tenure track Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2023.


The field of specialization is open, but we especially welcome candidates who put live performance (broadly understood) into contact with one or more of the following areas: practice-based research; transnational Asian American Studies; Black Studies; theatre, including musical theatre; performance, media, and technology; queer and trans of color critique.


The Performance Studies department at NYU was rated #1 in the most recent national NRC ranking of Theater and Performance Studies Ph.D. programs in the United States. Our program also hosts a master's and a bachelor's program. For more information about the Department, please visit us at:


Ph.D. in Performance Studies or a related field required.  NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we welcome applications from historically underrepresented minorities.



Duties include teaching four courses a year, graduate and undergraduate student advisement, and participation in developmental and school-wide committees.


Application Instructions

Applicants must provide a cover letter, full C.V. writing sample of research, and three letters of recommendation. All materials must be submitted by November 1, 2022.

Application Process

This institution is 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.


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