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Assistant Professor of Theatre

Alfred University
New York, United States
Not specified
Posted date
Nov 2, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 desirable.

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 to apply.

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 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.

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