Professor in Theater Arts
New York University Shanghai

New York University: NYU - Shanghai: Shanghai: Arts And Science: Arts



Start date

Sep 3, 2021


NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for a position at the rank of Clinical Assistant Arts Professor in Theater. The appointment is made initially for three years, renewable, subject to mutual agreement.

Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to NYU New York and other U.S. institutions.


We seek an educator whose work is located in both practice and scholarship to join our rapidly growing performing arts program. Candidates with a terminal degree, substantial record of professional accomplishments in the field, and a minimum of two years teaching at University level are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to individuals with four or more years teaching experience. The ideal candidate will be able to teach practice-based classes that prepare students for a broad range of performance contexts. All courses will be geared to advance the practice and scholarship of students across a broad spectrum of academic and creative interests. Students will have a wide range of experience levels: they may have an extensive theater background, may be taking their first performance class, or may be any place in between. We are seeking a faculty member who will activate this new position to open and expand our students’ understanding and engagement with the field of theater and the performing arts.

Application Instructions

Applicants will submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching interests, and examples of work in the field. Additionally, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload a reference letter through Interfolio. 

Applications may be received until February 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please email the NYU Shanghai NY Office of Faculty Recruitment

About NYU Shanghai:

NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU's global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.

NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

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