Assistant Professor in Theatre History/Criticism

Job description

The Department of Theatre at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Theatre History/Criticism.

Date Posted: August 16, 2016

Review Date: Review of applications will begin November 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: or

Date of Appointment: August 2017

Description of Responsibilities: The Assistant Professor of Theatre History/Criticism will teach a variety of course work in Introduction to Theatre, Theatre History, Dramatic Literature, Dramaturgy, performance theories within the context of cultures and societies, and special topics. Will bring interdisciplinary approaches to the teaching of theatre history, dramatic texts and performance theories within the context of cultures and societies. Courses taught will support a History/Criticism track in Theatre and the General Education Program. This position will support department productions through the execution or mentorship of student dramaturgy.

The Assistant Professor of Theatre History/Criticism will also provide mentoring to students and eventually become a part of departmental and university committee work, and will be encouraged to develop coursework related to specialized areas of interest in scholarship and research.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications: PhD in theatre history/criticism or related area.

Preferred Qualifications: University-level teaching experience in theatre history/criticism.

To Apply:  Submit (a) a letter of application addressing qualifications, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) the names and contact information for three references, (d) copies of unofficial transcripts, (e) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (f) teaching philosophy to:


If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Jonel Langenfeldrial, Search Committee Co-Chair

[email protected], 315-312-2221


Ola Kraszpulska, Search Committee Co-Chair

[email protected], 315-312-2147


Official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Files must be complete to be considered.

Description of Department: The Theatre Department is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre and offers a major leading to a BA in Theatre with concentrations in Acting/Directing, Design/Technical Theatre, History/Criticism, and Music Theatre. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to prepare for a career in the theatre and its related fields through a combination of academic and production experiences.  The Department offers students training in the foundations of the history, theory and craft of theatre and promotes interdisciplinary and innovative connections while holding itself to high artistic standards of production in the context of a Liberal Arts education. For more information visit

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

SUNY Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing [email protected].  

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery) on the Human Resources Website:




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 8/15/2016
Application Due: 10/15/2016
Work Type: Full Time