Assistant Professor - English (Drama and Performance Studies)

Job Description:

The English Department of Baruch College, CUNY seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a specialization in drama and performance studies. Areas of focus could include modern or contemporary U.S. theater and/or anglophone theater in other contexts around the world. We welcome candidates whose scholarship situates drama and other forms of performance in relation to other national and transnational cultural, social, and literary developments. Teaching opportunities will include courses in drama, Great Works of Literature (our world literature requirement), First-Year Writing, and other literature courses.

Our Department and College are committed to building and supporting a diverse faculty that values undergraduate teaching and mentorship as well as interdisciplinary research and teaching. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented in the profession across color, creed, race, class, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity.  Baruch College serves one of the most culturally diverse undergraduate student bodies in the nation and has been recognized as a foremost engine of upward mobility for students in New York City.

Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.


 Compensation and Benefits:                                               
 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.


Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent.  Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

How to Apply: 

STEP ONE - Click "Apply Now"
Go to the CUNY website to see the complete position description and job requirements in CUNYfirst under Job Opening ID #23012.  You can view and apply for this job in CUNYfirst via the following direct link to the posting. Candidates should provide: 

-A cover letter explaining the candidate’s qualifications for the position
-A Curriculum Vitae
-A 20-25 page writing sample
-A statement of teaching philosophy
-A diversity statement: Applicants are required to submit a narrative statement describing their
commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic
urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first
generation of their family to attend a college or university.
-Three letters of recommendation  

STEP TWO - Go to  
All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below. 

Please go to and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided. 

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

Closing Date:  

Posting will end on December 23, 2021 and review of applications will start on November 22, 2021.


EEO Statement:                        

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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