Liberal Arts Faculty, Full-Time

Search run in Spring 2023 (candidates to begin in Fall 2023).



The Department of Liberal Arts at the Juilliard School seeks applicants for one or two full-time assistant professor positions: a Rhetoric Composition/Writing Studies Specialist and/or a historian, social scientist or specialist in a related area (for example, global historian). All candidates must have experience teaching First-Year Writing. Successful applicants must be dedicated to the department’s core curriculum, which emphasizes critical reading and writing, cross-cultural thinking, and the humanities and social sciences.  


Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand upon application and must have significant teaching experience as the instructor of record. For Rhetoric Composition/Writing Studies specialists, a Ph.D. in Rhetoric Composition or Writing Studies is preferred, but applicants from related disciplines will be considered. Expertise in multilingual writing, learning disabilities, or multimodal composition preferred. The Rhetoric Composition/Writing Studies specialist will also support the mission of the Writing and Communication Center. 


The successful candidate will be expected to teach three course sections per semester. While Juilliard does not grant tenure, faculty may be eligible for renewable two- or three-year contracts after a specified length of employment at Juilliard and upon review.  


Applicants should submit:  

1. a letter of interest that includes a brief discussion of teaching experience, current scholarship, and approaches to teaching and research  

2. a curriculum vitae  

3. a more detailed statement of teaching philosophy, including an explanation of the manner in which a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging translates into classroom practice (2 pages or 1000 words max).  


Application process: 

All materials should be received by March 15, 2023. Late applications may be considered until the position is filled. After an initial review, some applicants will be asked to submit letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. The interview process will include meeting(s) with the hiring committee and a teaching demonstration.  



Working at Juilliard

Founded in 1905, The Juilliard School is a world leader in performing arts education. The school’s mission is to provide the highest caliber of artistic education for gifted musicians, dancers, and actors from around the world so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, leaders, and global citizens.

Excellence and professionalism are important guides in how we go about our work, but we also connect to the mission as individuals in the workplace. We thrive because of our variety of backgrounds and our ability to be open and honest, and we also thrive because we enjoy each other’s company. We believe that each employee has the responsibility to help shape the Juilliard organizational culture, and we provide opportunities to participate in team-building throughout the year. Our organizational values have a focus on equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

We encourage you to read more about how we achieve our mission on our website,


Non-Discrimination Policy:  

The Juilliard School is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with its faculty, staff, students, and other members of the Juilliard community, and does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, alienage, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, partnership status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable local, state, or federal law. This nondiscrimination policy covers, but is not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, benefits, rates of pay and other forms of compensation as well as student admission, access, and treatment in school programs and activities.


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