Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 05, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

About the Alfred University Department of Theatre in the Performing Arts Division:

Theatre at Alfred University is a collaborative and innovative place, where you will work closely with others to create powerful, interdisciplinary performance. You will dive deep into process, inspiring and challenging yourself to change the world around you through art. Offering rigorous training, world-class facilities and a dedicated, mentor model of teaching, Alfred University offers theatre-makers a unique, ensemble-based program that prepares you for the world of contemporary theatre. The Performing Arts Division includes Theatre, Dance, Performance Design and Technology and Music.


Alfred University Performing Arts Division Department of Theatre seeks a year-long Visiting Assistant Professor for Spring and Fall semester 2021.

Alfred University's Theatre Department values diversity and instructors who can share and teach differing points of view. The faculty are engaged artists and educators who are recognized nationally and internationally for their intellectual and creative research. We seek a colleague who is committed to a dynamic and robust student experience.

The successful candidate will participate in division service and teach a 3/3 load including Theatre History (1650 - Present, with emphasis on African Diaspora and Latinx Theatre), Acting 2 and Script Analysis, along with the possibility of directing a play for either the Spring or Fall semester. The successful candidate will be expected to participate and contribute to departmental and campus activities that support the university mission. All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practice within the classroom.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA, or PhD in Theatre History and/or Performance Studies or related field required. Expertise in one or more of the following areas: African Diaspora & African American, Asian & Asian American, Latinx, and LGBTQ theatre. Preferred Qualifications: Additional certifications or other specialties strengthen applications for this position. An ability to work and teach collaboratively is essential. To apply:

Submit letter of interest, CV, contact information (phone and email) for three references, sample syllabus, sample teaching outcomes and a teaching philosophy which addresses diversity, equity and inclusion.

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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