Professor of the Practice in Playwriting

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The English Department at Boston University invites applications for a non-tenure-track position in Playwriting at the rank of Professor of the Practice, starting July 1, 2022, that includes the directorship and administration of the M.F.A. Program in Playwriting along with the teaching of playwriting.  Broad experience in theatre collaboration, dramaturgy, and the workshopping and production of new plays is needed. 

The English Department believes that the diversity of faculty, staff, and students is vital to the excellence of our research and academic programs, and we are especially eager to hire colleagues who support our institutional commitments to ensuring Boston University is inclusive, equitable, and diverse. Successful candidates must have either a Ph.D. or M.F.A. in Theatre/Playwriting (or substantial professional experience in the workshopping of new plays) in hand by time of appointment and be prepared for teaching duties at the undergraduate and graduate level. 

Salary commensurate with experience. Send cover letter; CV; a 2-page description of dissertation or major publications/plays; and a 1-page diversity statement by November 15, 2021, to ensearch@bu.edu. Initial interviews via Zoom or Skype. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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