Part-Time Lecturer in German Theater

New York University

United States

November 8, 2021


Part-Time Lecturer in German Theater New York University: NYU - Global: NYU Berlin Location

Berlin, Germany

Open Date

Oct 10, 2021


Nov 8, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


New York University (NYU) Berlin is seeking a part-time lecturer to teach a course on German Theater: History & Practice. The course examines German theater since the beginning of the 20th century, from Expressionism to contemporary postdramatic forms of writing and performance. Students closely read relevant plays and theory by theater makers, while exploring aesthetics and performance issues as they have changed over time. They are introduced to key philosophical and theoretical debates of the period, and how these are translated into theater productions. In addition, the course offers practical insights into Berlin's theater landscape, including visits to Berlin theaters and discussions with contemporary theater makers of Berlin's main stages and the Free Scene.

The course is taught in English, meets once per week for three hours, and runs approximately from January 26 to May 16, 2022.

Candidates should have a track record of academic publications in the field and be passionate about teaching a very diverse cohort of undergraduate students. The course is part of the actor training program at NYU Berlin: Stanislavski, Brecht and Beyond. The pedagogy should nevertheless ensure accessibility for a variety of learners. NYU is committed to providing a campus community that reflects and enacts the values of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity, which inform academic excellence. The part-time lecturer is expected to support and promote this commitment both in the classroom as well as outside.

NYU Berlin offers you:

  • An inspiring and rewarding (teaching) position in an innovative university setting with opportunities to co-design and co-shape our processes.

  • Opportunities for personal and professional development, including access to NYU's Global Faculty Fund, participation in NYU Berlin's DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Council, as well as training in topics such as, for example, anti-racist teaching and syllabus design.

  • A diverse, engaged and welcoming team.

  • About New York University (NYU) and NYU Berlin

    Founded in 1831, New York University is one of the largest and most prestigious private universities in the United States. NYU is based in New York but also operates branch campuses and research programs in other parts of the U.S. and around the world. NYU Berlin is one of NYU's global study-away sites and provides NYU students with the opportunity to spend a semester studying in Berlin. The program is fully integrated into NYU's curriculum and designed for BA students in the social sciences, arts and humanities who want to earn credit in their major – including art, art history, drama, environmental studies, European studies, German, history, music, politics, psychology, and sociology – while having a transformative experience abroad. Seminars and lectures take place at the academic center located within the complex of the Kulturbrauerei in Prenzlauer Berg and at NYU Berlin's art and drama studio in Kreuzberg. The program size is 120 students per semester, as well as various January Term and Summer Schools.

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  • Doctorate in a relevant discipline.
  • Record of research and publications in the field.
  • A minimum of three years teaching experience at university level.
  • Fluency in English and experience teaching in English.
  • German work-permit and tax number at the time of application, covering the entire period of the employment.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have been doctoral students or postdoctoral fellows in the US and/or have international teaching experience.
  • Women, ethnic minorities, persons of diverse sexual orientations and/or fluid gender identities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Terms and conditions will be discussed with the successful applicant.

    Application Instructions

    All applications must be made online through Interfolio. If you are new to using Interfolio Faculty Search you may find the Job Applicant's Guide useful. The deadline is Monday, November 8, 2021. In your cover letter, please address your approach to teaching and learning, how your particular specialization may influence the teaching of the course, what you believe to be the most important learning outcomes from the course for the students, and what particular strategies you are using to empower your students to thrive. If available, please submit past syllabi/ workshop programs that illustrate your teaching philosophy.

    Applications will be reviewed jointly by NYU Berlin and NYU New York. Interviews of short-listed candidates will be held in person or online at NYU Berlin and with faculty from NYU New York.

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