The Program in Creative Writing and the Program in Theater and Music Theater invite applications for a full time position in playwriting from experienced playwrights who are able to demonstrate a deep commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising and production mentorship. The position is at the Lecturer rank with potential appointments as a Senior Lecturer or Professor of the Practice. The successful candidate will be interested in both the page and the translation to the stage, and will be enthusiastic about participating in the life of active undergraduate programs housed within a thriving center for the creative and performing arts. The successful candidate will be the leading voice in playwriting on campus, and will be interested in investing in activities towards program and student development in this area, in collaboration with the faculty of both programs. This position is a full-time, one-year, renewable lecturer appointment within the Lewis Center for the Arts. The Lewis Center for the Arts is designed to put the creative and performing arts at the heart of the Princeton experience. This mission is based on the conviction that exposure to the arts helps each of us to make sense of our lives and the lives of our neighbors. We pursue this mission by bringing together a vibrantly diverse community of people with different backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, skills and talents. Responsibilities may include any of the following: *Teach four courses a year, according to the candidate's interest and program need, which will include introductory and advanced classes *Mentor student writers - both by advising undergraduate thesis students on a weekly tutorial basis in the Program in Creative Writing, and by mentoring within the theater making season for the Program in Theater and Music Theater *Other activities, such as sitting on the proposals panel for the theater season, reviewing fellowship applications, participating in committees, etc. *Other projects according to the candidate's interests and departmental need Interested applicants should include a cover letter, a cv/resume, and the names and contact information for three recommenders. Please apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/32261 All applications received before November 15th will receive full consideration. Please note that initial interviews will take place on December 14th and 15th, 2023 via zoom. Essential Knowledge, Skills, Competencies, and Abilities *Advanced degree in applicable discipline or equivalent professional experience *Teaching experience *Knowledge of theater field This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
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