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Job Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - STAGE MANAGEMENT Department Theatre Arts School/Parent Organization School of Humanities and Sciences Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division Employment Category Fulltime-Regular Academic Year 2019-2020 Academic Semester Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Anticipated start date 08/16/2019 If temporary, expected end date Faculty Status Non-Tenure Eligible, Notice (NTEN) Position/Job Summary
The Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College (located in Ithaca, NY) invites applications for a renewable, three-year, non-tenure eligible, assistant professor position from candidates with expertise in stage management. This position guides the stage management curriculum: teaching courses in stage management and technical theatre, mentoring and assessing stage management students throughout the production process, supervising casting, and promoting best practices for stage managers (for both mainstage and studio productions). Department service, including recruitment and academic advising, is also expected. Ithaca College and the Department of Theatre Arts value input from multiple viewpoints and perspectives and our goal is to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.
Position/Job Qualifications
Terminal degree in an appropriate field required (must be completed by August 2019). Criteria that will be considered when reviewing candidates include: significant recent professional stage management experience operating under the guidelines of Actors' Equity Association, dedication to active and engaged mentorship of young people, a commitment to fostering an inclusive creative environment, and the ability to teach in a college setting. An ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to: collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and student colleagues (including directors, designers, technicians, and performers); work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures; and possess strong time-management and organizational skills.
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 individuals should apply online at and attach a cover letter, CV and theatrical resume, and the names and contact information of five professional references. The cover letter (three-page limit) should include: the knowledge base and skill sets a graduating student stage manager should possess, your approach to mentoring new stage managers, and a description of your experience relevant to the position description. Questions about the online application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin immediately. The search will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by October 19, 2018.
Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position Department description
The Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts combines conservatory style training with a broad education in the liberal arts. Degree programs include three B.F.A. pre-professional programs (theatre production & design, acting, and musical theatre), a B.S. in theatre arts management, a B.A. in theatre studies, and minors in Theatre or Dance. The department is consistently ranked among the top undergraduate programs in the nation by The Princeton Review and is accredited by NAST. The department's stage management alumni are consistently employed in positions throughout the entertainment industry. Current students interested in stage management are housed within the B.A. in theatre studies degree, where they participate in a robust production season that includes plays, musicals, dance, and opera. The department is in the process of developing a stand-alone B.F.A. in stage management and expects this position to provide leadership that will shape the future of this degree program.
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? No Vacancy ID F2128

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  4. Curriculum Vitae
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      Posted: 11/7/2018
      Application Due: 11/30/2018
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