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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 2019-2020 Academic Semester Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Anticipated start date 08/16/2019 If temporary, expected end date Faculty Status Tenure Eligible, Notice (TE) Position/Job Summary
The Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College (located in Ithaca, NY) seeks candidates for a tenure-eligible position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Performance: Acting & Directing with a Musical Theatre focus. 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. 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.

Course load for this position may include: Fundamentals of Musical Theatre Song Performance, Musical Theatre Workshop: Rep & Style, Musical Theatre Workshop: Audition & Advanced Techniques, Directing I-II, Introduction to Musical Theatre Performance, and other related courses in performance. Opportunities exist for the candidate to contribute to the mainstage or studio production season directing musicals or operas, in which they collaborate effectively with directors, colleagues, faculty and student designers, technicians, and performers, demonstrate an ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures, and have strong organizational and time management skills. Ongoing scholarly/creative/professional activity will be expected and supported. Faculty participate in the life of the department by auditioning prospective students, advising majors, assisting with Showcase material preparation for seniors, and serving on appropriate committees in the practice of shared governance.
Position/Job Qualifications
Successful candidates will possess: a foundation of training and professional experience as a performer (actor and/or dancer); a track record as a dynamic, inspiring teacher of acting; leadership skills to help shape the future of the BFA musical theatre program; experience as a professional director and/or performer with significant professional musical theatre experience; and a strong interest in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Candidates will possess a terminal degree (MFA) in an appropriate discipline (completion expected by the end of the third academic year of employment will be considered). Fields of expertise should include directing and musical theatre.

The ideal candidate will have significant professional experience as a performer in, or director of, musical theatre; experience as a teacher at the college or conservatory level; musicianship, dance, and/or choreography skills; and comprehensive knowledge of the musical theatre repertoire.
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 and/or academic references.

The cover letter (three-page limit) should include: the knowledge base and skill sets a graduating BFA performance student should possess, your approach to teaching the 21st century student in a musical theatre performance class comprised of students at different levels of abilities, and a brief statement describing your approach to teaching directing.

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 15, 2018.
Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position Department description
Ithaca College's Department of Theatre Arts has approximately 340 majors and offers degrees in five programs and two minors. We are consistently ranked among the top programs offering a BFA in Musical Theatre, and ranked the #2 theatre program overall by The Princeton Review. With over 40 faculty, all of whom are professionals in their individual fields of study, we embrace professional standards in the studio, classroom, and production laboratory, and we hold NAST accreditation. With over 1500 applicants per year, we are committed to attracting a diverse body of students to our rigorous, highly individualized programs. Please view our department website at:
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 F2121

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      Posted: 11/9/2018
      Application Due: 12/30/2018
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