Tenure-Track Instructor in South Asian Theatre

Job Details

Category:: Faculty
Department:: Theater
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Oct 28, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 1697
Position ID:: 155152

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Job Description:

The Department of Theatre at Binghamton University invites applications for a Tenure-track Instructor position in South Asian theatre history, drama, and performance to begin Fall 2023. The desired area of specialization will incorporate the teaching of South Asian drama and dance from both historical and practical perspectives, and will contribute to the department's efforts to more fully integrate a decolonized and global perspective into its offerings.

We seek a performer-scholar with an established background in South Asian drama and/or music (preferably with significant performing experience), and who demonstrates promise of an active research and publishing program in the field. Research focus on an underrepresented South Asian country is preferred. The ability to direct Western and non-Western productions and to teach playwriting is also welcomed. The successful candidate will teach survey courses in Asian theatre history as well as both academic and practical/performance courses in area of specialization.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to:

  • Creative collaboration
  • Teaching excellence
  • Working towards a national and/or international reputation as a practitioner and/or scholar
  • Support an environment of equity and inclusion that uses mentoring techniques designed to increase the likelihood of success for every student
  • Organizational duties
  • Administrative duties
  • Participate in Department activities, such as Department meetings, Area Meetings, Alumni events, University service, recruiting and, community outreach.

Applicants should have a research agenda that will support and enhance the Theatre Department's offerings, by increasing its range and diversity of curriculum, with the goal of leading to successful tenure. Previous university-level teaching experience is preferred.


Required qualifications:

  • PhD in a relevant field must be held by the start of this appointment
  • Expertise in South Asian theatre history
  • Expertise in South Asian drama and/or dance
  • University and professional teaching experience
  • Ability to foster an inclusive learning environment

Preferred qualifications:

  • Professional performance experience
  • Expertise in some area(s) of South Asian music (examined degree, e.g. Visharad or Alankar, preferred)
  • Research focus on an underrepresented South Asian country
  • Expertise in directing and/or playwriting
  • Ability to teach Asian theatre history surveys

Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

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Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply via the university applicant tracking system Interview Exchange: http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=155152

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and, if available, links to website and/or portfolio materials. Applicants should include a statement explaining how their teaching will serve to create and sustain an 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 artistry. This information may be used to solicit reference letters. Review of applicants will begin on November 1, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.


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