Pace University

Program Head: Writing for Diversity and Equity in Theater and Media

The School of Performing Arts (PPA) in Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University invites applications for an anticipated faculty position as founding Program Head of the new BA in Writing for Diversity and Equity in Theater and Media (WDE), to launch in September 2020. The rank will be based on the individual’s experience.

The WDE program is dedicated to training a new generation of writers that embrace diversity and intersectionality through a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree program, with anticipated entering first year class of up to 16 students. Students in the program will be exposed to a wide array of narrative platforms including theater, film, television, gaming and animation.

The WDE program will be the 9th innovative program at PPA. PPA has strong connections to the entertainment industry and offers students learning and performance/creative opportunities in New York and Los Angeles as well as master classes by renowned professionals.

The School of Performing Arts is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas.

Minimum Qualifications:
Degree in writing or substantial professional experience as well as higher education teaching experience in writing. The ideal candidate is expected to demonstrate leadership and administrative skills and the ability to develop partnerships and educational opportunities for our students in both New York and Los Angeles.

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of commitment to diversity and equity, a teaching philosophy statement, and contact information for 3 references in one PDF to: (JV Mercanti) Attn: Writing Committee. Review of applications will be begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by March 13, 2020 are guaranteed consideration.

For more than 100 years, Pace University has been preparing students to become leaders in their fields by providing an education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience and the New York advantage. Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County. A private metropolitan university, Pace enrolls nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in the College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Pace University is an Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Contact Information

JV Mercanti, Associate Director of Musical Theater
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Pace University
One Pace Plaza
New York
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