Professor of Theater History

Location
Saratoga Springs, NY
Posted
Mar 02, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Number
FPA00039P

Position Title
Professor of Theater History

Department
Theater

Position Status
Full-Time

Position Type
Regular

Months per Year
9 Months

Work hours

Start Date (For temporary positions only)

End Date (For temporary positions only)

Position Band/Level
Faculty

Pay Range

Ad Text

Job Summary

SKIDMORE COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF THEATER is recruiting applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, open rank professor to teach key undergraduate courses in theater history, theory and related disciplines. We encourage applicants who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, creative work and service. A successful candidate will teach five courses per year, and will participate in college and department affairs. The position will begin in the Fall 2018 semester. The salary will be commensurate with experience.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and service to both the academic and the professional theater. Significant teaching experience at the college/university level is essential. We are particularly interested in a candidate with expertise in one or more of the following: Latinx theater, Asian theater studies, or LGBTQ theater studies. A strong background in performance studies is also essential. Candidates should describe their personal and professional contributions to a diverse set of undergraduates, and should feel free to make mention of any specific knowledge, skills, and abilities related to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Academic administrative experience, and the ability to teach in other theater sub-disciplines, are also desirable qualities of a strong candidate.

The Skidmore Department of Theater offers an intensive Bachelor of Science degree that balances serious pre-professional training with a strong commitment to the liberal arts. Skidmore College is committed to interdisciplinary teaching. It is expected that all full-time faculty will teach an interdisciplinary seminar in the College's First Year Experience program every four to five years. To learn more about the Department of Theater, please visit the Department's website at: http://www.skidmore.edu/academics/theater/

Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars and teacher-artists, devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates. Approximately 2,500 talented persons from some 44 states and 59 countries attend Skidmore. The college is located in Saratoga Springs, NY, equidistant from New York City, Boston, and Montreal. Skidmore College has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty.

Applicant screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduate degree, PHD preferred in theater history or related discipline and/or extensive comparable professional experience. Minimum of three (3) years teaching experience at the college or university leve. Experience teaching a range of history, dramatic literature, and theory courses
A successful candidate will display potential for excellence in teaching and professional development, a commitment to undergraduate education, and the ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications

PhD

EEO Statement

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.

CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Candidates for this position should submit a a letter of application, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, examples of published work, and a diversity statement. Additionally, the application system will prompt you to submit a three email addresses for letters of recommendation. All referees will be emailed once you have completed the application process.

All documents must be attached through the online application system to complete the application process and to receive your confirmation code. If you have questions please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: csawyer@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5802

Posting Information

Posting Date
12/15/2017

Open Until Filled
Yes

Closing Date

Quicklink for Posting
http://careers.skidmore.edu/postings/1445

Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PhD or ABD
  2. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  3. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • Inside Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • New York State Department of Labor
    • Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
    • Saratogian
    • Scholarly Hires
    • Skidmore Website
    • Times Union
    • Twitter
    • Career Fair
    • Invited by Department to Apply
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by Skidmore Employee
    • Other


Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Diversity Statement
  5. Additional Materials
Optional Documents
  1. Other


Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result
CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.

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