Ithaca, NY
Oct 04, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Detail Information

Vacancy ID F2070 Job Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - PERFORMANCE Department Theatre Arts School/Parent Organization School of Humanities and Sciences Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Academic Year 2018-2019 Academic Semester Anticipated start date 08/16/2018 If temporary, expected end date Faculty Status Tenure Eligible, Notice (TE) Position/Job Summary
The Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College seeks candidates for a tenure-eligible position at the rank of assistant professor in performance (acting and secondary areas). Ithaca College develops theatre artists who not only practice theatre but also use theatre to reflect and shape the society in which we live. Ithaca College and the Department of Theatre Arts seeks greater diversity in our faculty to broaden our academic experience. We value input from multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the college; our goal is to create an academic artistic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. The BFA in acting and musical theatre degrees offer the rigorous, highly-individualized training of a conservatory within the enriching foundation of a liberal arts education, designed to develop and strengthen the skills, hone the instincts, and foster the passion necessary for a professional career as a theatre artist.
Position/Job Qualifications
The department is particularly interested in candidates who have a track record as a dynamic, inspiring teacher of acting with secondary areas of expertise, with significant professional experience as a professional actor and/or director, and a passion for teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Terminal degree in appropriate discipline (such as MFA in Performance, Acting or Directing) required. Two or more secondary areas of expertise could include movement for the stage (various pedagogical approaches and techniques), integrated voice and movement, voice and speech, acting for the camera, musical theatre, dance, directing, audition techniques/career preparation, stage combat, and/or other related training approaches. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years as a teacher of acting at the college or conservatory level and/or significant professional experience as an actor and/or director. Opportunities may exist for the candidate to contribute to the mainstage or studio production season. Ongoing scholarly/creative/professional activity will be expected and supported. Faculty participate in the life of the department by auditioning prospective students, advising majors, and serving on appropriate committees in the practice of shared governance. Special consideration will be made for applicants who apply before October 20, 2017.
EEO Statement
Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested applicants must apply online at

Application Materials: Candidates should submit current CV and theatrical resume, along with names and contact information of five professional and/or academic references. In addition, submit a cover letter (not to exceed three pages) that must include:
A) A brief statement describing your approach to teaching acting, including knowledge of and experience with teaching acting at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. What skill sets and knowledge base should a graduating student have as an actor? Give an example of how you might structure a course to achieve those goals at the beginning and intermediate levels. Share how you would approach teaching a class that has students at different levels of abilities.
B) Review the degree requirements and course description links for our B.F.A. acting and musical theatre programs and identify two or three courses in which your skills and strengths would contribute to the curriculum, briefly describing your suitability and approach to these courses:

Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by October 20, 2017.
Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position Department description
The Department of Theatre Arts offers five degree programs: B.A. in theatre studies; B.F.A. in acting, musical theatre, and theatre production & design; and B.S. in theatre arts management, as well as dance and theatre minors. The department employs 28 full-time faculty, several part-time faculty, and eight professional and administrative staff members, who teach 100 courses to 330 majors. Ithaca College Theatre produces six main stage shows and 4 studio productions per academic year, including two musicals and an opera. For more information on the department, visit
College description
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at
FLSA Status Exempt Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes Is this position covered by the SEIU?

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