Assistant Professor,DRAMA-Musical Theater

Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Dec 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details



Job # 075446 Job Title Assistant Professor,DRAMA-Musical Theater Location Syracuse University Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

determined by department/chair

Job Type Full-time Rank Assistant Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Syracuse University Department of Drama seeks to hire a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Dance for its Musical Theater Program. The position will teach a variety of levels and styles of dance applicable to contemporary musical theater performance and may also choreograph and/or direct productions for the department. The department seeks candidates whose personal and professional experience, teaching, and creative activity contribute to the advancement of equity, aesthetic diversity, and cultural wealth. Further, successful candidates will enhance the department’s capacity both to honor and to cultivate the contributions of those communities that have historically been under-represented or underserved in performance training and/or the performing arts. The Department is committed to the development of a curriculum that responds effectively to the artistic needs of an ever-changing profession, and that prepares a diverse array of students to assume leadership roles. Continued professional creative work and/or research, as well as service and committee work for the Department, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and the University is expected. The position begins in Fall 2021.

For further information, contact Professor Andrea Leigh Smith, Search Committee Chair. alsmit11@syr.edu.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree plus additional preparation, as demonstrated by either significant professional experience and/or relevant advanced degree, are required.
• Demonstrated teaching excellence in a pre-professional, professional, or university environment is required.
• Demonstrated personal and professional experience, teaching, and creative activity that will contribute to the advancement of equity, aesthetic diversity, and cultural wealth are required.

•Ability to enhance the department’s capacity to address the needs of those communities that have historically been under-represented or underserved in performance training and/or the performing arts is required.

•Ability to choregraph and/or direct department productions is desirable, but not required.

Job Specific Qualifications

• Commitment to the development of a curriculum that responds effectively to the artistic needs of an ever-changing profession, and which prepares a diverse array of students to assume leadership roles.

• Ability and willingness to collaborate with faculty in all programs (Acting, Musical Theater, Theater Design and Technology, Stage Management, and Theater Management) in the ongoing life of a top-quality pre-professional theater program.

• Expertise in diverse musical genres and styles as applied to contemporary musical theater is desired.

Responsibilities

• Teach a variety of levels and styles of dance applicable to contemporary musical theater performance as assigned by the Chair and based upon expertise.

• Engage in inclusive pedagogy and the advancement of equity, aesthetic diversity, and cultural wealth.

• Serve as an academic advisor.

• Engage in continued professional creative work and/or research.

• Participate in service and committee work for Department, College of Visual and Performing Arts, and Syracuse University.

• Possibly choreograph and/or direct department productions.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach:
Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Teaching Philosophy
Name and address of three (3) references. Reference letters will be requested directly from reference providers for finalists only.

About The College of Visual and Performing Arts

The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University is committed to the education of cultural leaders who will engage and inspire audiences through performance, visual art, design, scholarship, and commentary. We provide the tools for self-discovery and risk-taking in an environment that thrives on critical thought and action. To learn more about the college, our distinguished faculty, and our program, please visit our websites at www.syr.edu, www.vpa.syr.edu.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

EEOC

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Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/85434 Job Posting Date 12/18/2020 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration 01/11/2021 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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