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Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing

State University of New York at Oswego
Oswego, New York

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The Department of Theatre at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Acting and Directing.

Posting Date: January 8, 2019

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Benefit Information:  The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit:   or

Date of Appointment: August 2019

Description of Responsibilities:

The Visiting Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing responsibilities consist of teaching acting and directing classes at all levels, as well as movement. Possible courses could include Introduction to Theatre, in addition to other classes in area of specialization. The VAP may direct one production per year, as well as mentor student directors.

In addition, the Visiting Assisting Professor will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in Acting or Directing by time of appointment
  • Demonstrated ability in directing plays
  • Demonstrated teaching ability which can promote students’ potential to succeed in a multicultural and global community

Preferred Qualifications

  • The ability to provide stage direction for musical productions
  • Professional experience in stage acting and/or directing
  • Demonstrated experience teaching movement for the actor

To Apply: Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications, copies of unofficial transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or program in process, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail: Jonel Langenfeld ([email protected]) and Toby Malone ([email protected]), Search Committee Co-Chairs

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department: The Theatre Department is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre and offers a major leading to a BA in Theatre with concentrations in Acting/Directing, Design/Technical Theatre, Music Theatre, and History/Criticism. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills to prepare for a career in the theatre and its related fields through a combination of academic and production experiences.  The Department offers students training in the foundations of the history, theory and craft of theatre and promotes interdisciplinary and innovative connections while holding itself to high artistic standards of production in the context of a Liberal Arts education. For more information, visit <>

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing [email protected].  

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery):

SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]   


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