Assistant Professor - Design & Technology

Oneonta, New York
Oct 03, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY: The Department of Theatre Arts at Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2018, pending final administrative approval. We seek candidates with expertise in Scenic and /or Costume Design with secondary emphasis in emerging Design Technologies, Costume Crafts/Construction, Digital Media, and/or Projection Design. Minimum Qualifications include an MFA in Design by the time of the appointment, teaching experience in all levels of undergraduate design courses, and experience mentoring student design and/or technology students. Teaching assignments will include Fundamentals of Design, Advanced Design courses, other related design/production courses, Intro. to Theatre, Play Production and possibly general education courses, including First Year Seminars. Teaching load will average 20 semester credit hours or their equivalent per academic year, and all faculty members teach during the College’s distinctive four-week January Term.  Design and/or design mentorship for all departmental and theatre club productions (average 20 productions per year) with active participation in the KCACTF annual festival is expected. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to excellence, innovation and diversity in undergraduate teaching active engagement in scholarly or creative activities, and close interaction with students in a small college environment. Academic advising and committee service also are expected with this appointment.

An independent, residential liberal arts college, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce.  Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.” 

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.  Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  Additional information about Hartwick (an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research) and the Department may be found on our web site at

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process. To apply, please submit two single pdf copies of your application materials. One of these copies should have any and all reference to your name redacted. The other copy should leave any reference to your name intact. Both copies should be inclusive of the content below.

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