The Department of Theatre in the Division of Performing Arts at
Alfred University is seeking applications for a tenure track
position as Assistant or Associate Professor from candidates with a
full background in theatre arts, theater history, criticism, and
script analysis, who have the ability to teach classes in all of
these areas with an emphasis on performance courses. Appointment
date is August, 2019.
The teaching responsibilities of 12 credits per semester include
courses in script analysis, introduction to the theater, theater
history, acting and directing, as well as directing department
productions. Professional development will include advancing and
growth in creative work and scholarly research. The successful
candidate will engage in divisional, university-wide and community
service, in advising students, and in other administrative duties
expected from faculty.
The Division of Performing Arts includes four departments:
theater, music, dance and performance design and technology housed
in excellent state-of-the-art facilities.
The Division of Performing Arts, with six regular full-time, two
visiting full-time, three part-time, and five adjunct faculty, is
part of Alfred University, an accredited member of the Middle
States Association of Colleges and Schools. The educational
programs in performing arts are open to and serve the entire campus
community of 1,900 students.
An MFA or PhD in Theatre or their equivalent is required along
with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching with
record of active performance practice. Administrative experience in
the oversight of a theatre program, such as department chair, is
Candidates should display strong scholarship and/or artistic
practice with an interest in developing and recruiting for the BA
Program in Theatre.
Candidates should have demonstrable skills in teaching
undergraduates from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
Applicants should have the desire and ability to teach and direct
in a range of styles and time periods.
Candidates with ambitions for and experience in administrative
leadership in a growing Division of Performing Arts are encouraged
A minimum of three years of previous college-level teaching
experience is preferred.
Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a
teaching philosophy statement, a directing philosophy statement,
and the names and contact information of three professional
references to email@example.com. Please mention
"Performing Arts-Theater" in the subject line. Review of
application materials will begin December 1, 2018 and continue
until the position has been filled.
Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal
employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any
employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color,
sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical
or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin,
marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status,
domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status,
political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by
applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are
encouraged to apply.