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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Theatre: Acting & Directing

Employer
Binghamton University, State University of New York
Location
Binghamton, New York
Salary
$70,000

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Binghamton University seeks a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Acting & Directing. The successful candidate will have expertise in Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI (Asian American/Pacific Islander) or MENA (Middle Eastern North African) theatre, significant experience teaching college-level acting, and a professional background in acting and/or directing. Experience in teaching directing at the college level is desired. The preferred candidate's pedagogical approach will be informed by professional practice and influenced by traditional and emerging trends in actor training. We seek an artist-teacher whose pedagogy, creative activity, and/or professional experience is rooted in diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion as fundamental cornerstones of a public education and has experience working with diverse student populations.

Position responsibilities include teaching all levels of acting classes and directing one mainstage production each year. Other classes may be taught depending upon the candidate's field of specialization. Additional performance specializations (physical theater, clown, stage combat, voice, intimacy direction, etc.) are welcome. In addition to teaching, the position carries an expectation for research and/or creative activity in acting, directing, and/or performance pedagogy, leading to tenure. The position will contribute to the program by undertaking administrative commitments, serving on department and university committees, participating in student mentorship and advising, and modeling excellent collaborative skills.

The university has prioritized increasing opportunities for historically underrepresented faculty members among its ranks and recognizes the importance of faculty diversity in advancing the goals of this program.

This position is part of an Arts Practice, Performance and Research in the 21st Century Cluster Hire initiative. This program aims to establish a network of artists and scholars who see their mission as foundational to an intellectually rigorous liberal arts education and who take an expansive approach to their creative activities, research programs, and pedagogy. The program seeks artists and scholars who represent the front edge of thinking and engagement in their own disciplines, while also connecting to other knowledge domains and areas of praxis within the arts and other fields. https://www.binghamton.edu/harpur/research/cluster-hire.html#acc-10-2

Requirements:

  • Terminal degree in relevant field (MFA or equivalent)
  • Expertise in acting pedagogy at the university level
  • Significant professional/educational theatre experience
  • Expertise in Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI or MENA theatre
  • Directing experience

Desired: 

  • Additional performance specializations and/or certifications
  • Directing experience at the university and/or professional level
  • Experience in teaching directing

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a Curriculum Vitae/resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, and if available, link(s) to website or directing samples. Binghamton University is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, so we also ask for statement in which applicants should address how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an equitable and inclusive learning environment. Please also include the names and contact information for three references who are able to speak to the candidate's teaching technique and/or directing abilities/artistry. This information may be used to solicit reference letters. Review of applicants will begin on December 15, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

Organization

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History

Binghamton University opened its doors as Triple Cities College in 1946, to serve the needs of local veterans returning from service in World War II. Originally located in Endicott, N.Y., five miles west of the present campus, the fledgling school was a branch of Syracuse University.

Four years later, the college was incorporated into the State University of New York (SUNY) and renamed Harpur College in honor of Robert Harpur, a Colonial teacher, patriot and pioneer who helped settle the area west of Binghamton.

In 1961, the campus moved across the Susquehanna River to Vestal. Growing enrollment and a reputation for excellence soon led to the selection of Harpur College as one of four doctorate-granting University Centers in the SUNY system.

In 1965, the campus was formally designated the State University of New York at Binghamton, and in 1992, Binghamton University was adopted as our informal name.

Mission Statement

Binghamton University is a premier public university dedicated to enriching the lives of people in the region, state, nation and world through discovery and education and to being enriched by partnerships with those communities.

Vision Statement

Binghamton as an institution is dedicated to higher education, one that combines an international reputation for graduate education, research, scholarship and creative endeavor with the best undergraduate programs available at any public university.

We are an academically selective community that shares ideas across departments, disciplines and borders. We encourage faculty, students and staff to ask unexpected questions, foster open dialog and develop innovative solutions to important problems.

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