SKIDMORECOLLEGEDEPARTMENT OF THEATER invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant or associate professor to teach key undergraduate courses in directing, acting and related disciplines. We are particularly interested in applicants who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, creative work and service. A successful candidate will teach 18 credits per year (approximately five courses), direct one department production per year (this work counts toward the 18 credit workload), participate in college shared governance and department affairs, maintain an active professional that may include a variety of practices, production venues, and performance modalities, and have an established research agenda. The position will begin in Fall 2019. The salary will be commensurate with experience.
A terminal degree (MFA minimum, doctorate preferred) in theatrical directing/acting or related discipline and extensive professional experience required. The successful candidate will have a record of professional accomplishment as a theater artist and demonstrated excellence in teaching and directing in the academic theater, with an active and sustained research agenda. We are particularly interested in a candidate with expertise in teaching directing and acting from beginner through advanced levels from pedagogical perspectives that may include Western, non-Western, and/or global theater practices. The ability to teach movement for the stage, stage combat, acting styles, acting Shakespeare, or clowning/physical comedy would be welcome. Candidates should describe their personal and professional contributions to a diverse set of undergraduates, and should feel free to make mention of any specific knowledge, skills, and abilities related to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Academic administrative experience, and the ability to teach in other theater sub-disciplines are also desirable qualities of a strong candidate.
Skidmore offers an intensive Bachelor of Science degree in theater that balances serious pre-professional training, with a strong commitment to the liberal arts. Skidmore College is committed to interdisciplinary teaching. It is expected that all full-time faculty will teach an interdisciplinary seminar in the College's First Year Experience program every four to five years.
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches across disciplines. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars and teacher-artists devoted to the instruction and mentoring of approximately 2,500 talented undergraduates from some 44 states and 59 countries. The college is located in Saratoga Springs, NY, equidistant from New York City, Boston, and Montreal. Skidmore College has a strong institutional commitment to excellence and seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty.
Application materials must include a letter of application, curriculum vita, statements of teaching philosophy and production philosophy, examples of produced or published work, and three letters of reference. Applicants must also include a separate statement explaining how their teaching interests and pedagogy engage questions of cultural diversity and promote a diverse, inclusive and welcoming classroom, rehearsal, and production environment.
Applicant screening will begin November 2018 and continue until the position is filled. To learn more about the Skidmore Department of Theater, please visit the Department's website at: http://www.skidmore.edu/academics/theater
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family, veteran or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression
a.Terminal degree (MFA minimum, doctorate preferred) in theatrical directing/acting or related discipline and extensive professional experience. b.Minimum of two (2) years teaching experience at the college or university level c.Experience teaching a range of directing and acting courses and experience in academic directing d.Significant professional experience in directing, recognizing that this experience may take many different forms given differing modalities of performance and range of material presented e.A successful candidate will display potential for excellence in teaching and professional development, a commitment to undergraduate education, and the ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues f.Established research agenda
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
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About Skidmore College
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore's distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that "Creative Thought Matters". This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College's programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor.The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America's great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of "America's Greatest Main Streets" as well as "one of the best college towns in the nation," Money Magazine says it's one of the nation's top 100... places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a "perfect college town." It's a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it's a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!