Ithaca, NY
Jun 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Job Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF DANCE Department Theatre Arts School/Parent Organization School of Humanities and Sciences Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division Employment Category Fulltime-Temporary Academic Year 2018-2019 Academic Semester Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 Anticipated start date 08/16/2018 If temporary, expected end date 05/31/2019 Faculty Status Term Position/Job Summary
Ithaca College's Department of Theatre Arts invites applications for a full-time, one-year position in Dance. The candidate must have a vibrant professional practice and substantial teaching experience for our nationally-ranked BFA musical theatre and acting degree programs. 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 Description for the 2018-19 Academic Year:
• Teach technique courses in Modern Dance, and liberal arts courses in Dance History, Intro to World Dance.
• Choreograph in mainstage dance concert (fall)
Other Duties:
Faculty participate in the life of the department by auditioning prospective students, assessment of student work for review, dance minor auditions, and serving on area faculty in the practice of shared governance.
Position/Job Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
MFA or other appropriate terminal degree required.

Required Criteria:
• Significant record of professional achievement in dance, particularly modern dance
• Demonstrated success in choreographing

The ideal candidate will:
• Have experience teaching in a BFA or MFA program or a professional studio.
• Be committed to applying sound foundational technique and training for students with a wide range of abilities in an undergraduate pre-professional training program.
• Collaborate effectively with directors, colleagues, faculty and undergraduate student designers, technicians, and performers.
• Demonstrate an ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
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 and attach a cover letter including a brief summary of your teaching philosophy, CV, links to samples of choreography, and names/contact information of four references. 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 application should be received by June 21, 2018.
Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position Department description
Talented, committed, disciplined, accomplished, inspired, enthusiastic.
These words describe our students, faculty, and staff in the Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College.
Rigorous, challenging, thoughtful, ambitious, thorough, balanced.
These words describe our programs in the Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College. Quite simply, we believe the Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College is one of the best theatre training programs in the country.
What Sets Us Apart:
Proven success in preparing theatre professionals for an ever-changing industry. Our Alumni work.
Production experience opportunities begin in the Freshmen year across all five degree programs. We are focused on undergraduate training - no grad students.
Intensive, rigorous highly individualized instruction and mentorship from trained, experienced faculty and staff.
A conservatory-style approach within an innovative, comprehensive college experience. We develop the whole person and the artist within you.
Study Abroad opportunities that enhance your program of study and create life-changing experiences.
Acceptance into all degree programs in our department is done through a highly selective audition or interview process.
The Department of Theatre Arts finds its home in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Ithaca College. The Department, which has been an integral part of the College since 1897 (five years after its founding), has approximately 360 majors and offers five degree programs and two minors.

For more than 70 years the Department of Theatre Arts has drawn students from across the United States and around the world. With over 30 faculty, all of whom are professionals in their individual fields of study, we embrace professional standards in the studio, classroom, and production laboratory. Our Alumni share a rich history and bring credit to themselves and to the Theater Arts department. With over 1200 applicants per year, we are committed to attracting a diverse body of students to our rigorous, highly individualized programs.

We are guided by the following Vision and Mission statements:

The Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts strives to set the standard of excellence for undergraduate professional Theatre training programs.

The Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts is dedicated to developing the intellectual growth, creativity, aesthetic appreciation, professional preparedness, and character of its students by combining rigorous training with a liberal arts education. Learning in this department is a collaborative experience which embraces professional standards in the studio, in the classroom, and in the active production laboratory. The department is committed to attracting a diverse body of talented students through a highly selective, national audition/interview process. We strive to prepare students who will participate vigorously and generously in a global community that encompasses the theatre, film, television, and entertainment industries.

The Department of Theatre is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). This association sets national standards for curriculum and production programs at the undergraduate level for institutions of higher learning. Ithaca College's Department of Theatre Arts undergoes an extensive accreditation process in order to maintain the highest standards of quality and integrity of its degree programs.
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? Yes Vacancy ID F2105

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