Professor of Practice: NYC Tepper Program, Drama Department

Employer
Syracuse University
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Other Arts, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Other Academic Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

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Job # 075783 Job Title Professor of Practice: NYC Tepper Program, Drama Department Location New York City Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours
As determined by the Department Chair. Job Type Full-time Rank Professor of Practice Campus New York, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
The Syracuse University Department of Drama seeks to hire a Professor of Practice to serve as the Director of its Tepper Semester Program in New York City. The Director will be charged with working in close partnership with the Department Chair, the on-campus department faculty, and the Tepper Semester Academic Operations Manager to reimagine and expand upon existing programming in ways that meet the needs of an ever-changing profession and that prepare a diverse array of students to assume leadership roles. 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 Program’s capacity both to honor and to cultivate the contributions of those communities that have historically been under-represented or underserved in theater training and/or the theatrical profession. The Tepper Semester is a unique program that offers undergraduate students in advanced levels of acting, directing, musical theater, playwriting, casting, design, and stage management the opportunity to immerse themselves in a rigorous artistic training program in the culturally rich setting of New York City. The program welcomes qualified students from other schools, colleges, and universities in addition to students from Syracuse University. The Director will be responsible for the academic leadership and vision of the Program, including: curriculum development and course scheduling; development and review of academic programs; recruitment of new faculty, staff and students; faculty development and mentoring as well as annual performance reviews of faculty and staff; and effective communication with both internal and external constituencies. The Director will also teach two courses per year as assigned by the Chair, and based upon expertise. The structure of the Program and the seasonal cycle of the Director’s workload can accommodate ongoing professional work. Initial appointment is for three years. This is a renewable 9-month non-tenure-track appointment, beginning in August of 2021. Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree plus additional preparation – as demonstrated by either significant current professional experience and/or relevant advanced degree – required.

• Ability to leverage and expand upon a strong network of existing professional relationships for the benefit of students’ professional preparation 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 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 is required.
• Demonstrated teaching excellence in a pre-professional, professional, or university environment is required. Job Specific Qualifications
• Commitment to collaborating with the Department Chair, the on-campus department faculty, and the Tepper Semester Academic Operations Manager to reimagine and expand upon existing programming in ways that meet the needs of an ever-changing profession and that prepare a diverse array of students to assume leadership roles.
• Ability and willingness to collaborate with both on-campus and off-campus 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.
• Demonstrated personal and professional experience, teaching, and creative activity that contribute to the advancement of diversity, equity, cultural wealth.
• Demonstrated record of work that addresses the needs of those communities that have historically been under-represented or underserved in theater training and/or the theatrical profession is strongly desired.
• Experience in administrative leadership (academic, theatrical, other) is strongly desired but not required. Responsibilities
• Provide academic leadership and vision for the Program, including:
- development, review, and assessment of academic programs;
- curriculum development and course scheduling;
- recruitment of new faculty, staff, and students;
- faculty development and mentoring as well as annual performance reviews of faculty and staff; and
- effective communication with both internal and external constituencies.

• Maintain currency in the field and/or engage in continued professional creative endeavors.

• Design internship and professional practicum experiences for students, as appropriate for the program of study.

• Teach two courses per year as assigned by the Chair, and based upon expertise.

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

• Collaborate with other faculty and staff who share the Fisher Center facility.

• Travel to campus as needed, for purposes such as participation in Department retreats, conduct of (and/or assistance with) information sessions.

• Travel (alone or in conjunction with Academic Operations Manager) as needed to establish and/or maintain strategic partnerships with partnering institutions.

• Participate in service and committee work for Department, College of Visual and Performing Arts, and Syracuse University. Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions
In addition to completing an online application, please attach the following materials online:
Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Teaching Philosophy
Reference List: include the name and email address of three (3) references About Syracuse University
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.

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
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. 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/87394 Job Posting Date 06/25/2021 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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