The Department of Theatre and Dance at the State University of New York at Fredonia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate B.F.A. and B.A. courses in Acting, Directing, Script Analysis, and Devising/Playwriting as well as courses that support the entire department, depending on the candidate's teaching qualifications and abilities. Salary range $51,000 - $56,000. The successful candidate will direct productions within the department's mainstage season and occasional opera productions within the School of Music's production season. Preference may be given to candidates with additional professional experience and teaching expertise. These may include devising, acting styles, Shakespeare, musical theatre, dramaturgy, intimacy direction, dialects and accents, or other aspects of theatre that would prepare students to become influential theatrical practitioners and entrepreneurs.
The Department of Theatre and Dance is home to faculty and staff members dedicated to providing undergraduate performers, designers, technicians, directors, educators, and creators with engaging and meaningful experiences. The successful candidate will, in collaboration with current faculty, seek to make Fredonia's programs more active, focused, and career-oriented in all areas of theatre, including teaching artistry and community engagement.
Rewards & Benefits
Competitive compensation plus comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, and vision insurance and retirement plan options including a fixed pension plan or a 401(A) with generous employer contributions;
Paid leave provisions including sick and holiday leave; impressive educational benefits including tuition-free study plus supplemental tuition aid;
A rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of their personal life, including professional development programs and services, employee EAP and wellness programs, discounted membership to the on-campus fitness center, and access to the Campus and Community Child Care Center.
Reporting to the Chair, the successful candidate will:
Teach courses in the department's acting and directing sequence (BFA and BA), and other performance courses as applicable and qualified;
Participate in the department's governing process by attending department meetings and serving on committees as assigned;
Mentor students on performance projects and recitals outside of class time;
Participate in student assessment through semester juries, recitals and other projects;
Provide academic advisement to students;
Participate in recruitment and auditioning student applicants to the department;
Contribute to curriculum development and refinement;
Participate in committees and provide service to the university and the profession;
Encourage a positive work environment and the achievement of high standards;
Be aware of, understand, and follow all university policies.
MFA or PhD in a Theatre or Theatre-related discipline from an accredited institution by August 2023;
University Teaching Experience;
Directing Experience at the University Level or Professional Level;
Acting experience at the university and/or professional level;
Demonstrated commitment and ability to work with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and constituents in support of both the campus and department's mission.
Playwriting and/or Devising experience at the university and/or professional level;
Professional acting and/or directing credits with union affiliation;
Professional experience and teaching expertise which may include devising, acting styles, Shakespeare, musical theatre, dramaturgy, intimacy direction, dialects and accents, or other specializations;
Experience in Community Engagement in the Arts and/or Independent Theatre Production;
Experience with theatre focused on under-represented groups;
Experience with theatre topics representing represented.
This is a full-time, tenure track position beginning Fall 2023.
The State University of New York at Fredonia is one of the crown jewels in the 64-campus State University of New York system. Founded in 1826, Fredonia is a highly ranked comprehensive, selective, public, residential, liberal arts university that enrolls approximately 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 80+ majors and 50+ minors. Fredonia is consistently ranked as a top public university for academics, value, and social mobility. Fredonia is known for its strong academic programs, professional, award-winning faculty, a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere, and a strong focus on student success.
The 256-acre campus, known for beautiful green spaces and attractive architecture, is located one mile from the shore of Lake Erie in beautiful Western New York with ready access to fishing, swimming, and lakefront attractions. Fredonia is centrally located between several large metropolitan areas. It is one hour south of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, 45 minutes north of Erie, PA, and just 2 ½ hours from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, or Toronto.
Fredonia is a safe village community with beautiful Victorian homes situated in the heart of Western New York wine country. The location affords res...idents all four authentic weather seasons; warm and sunshine-filled, yet comfortable spring and summer, vibrant colors across rolling hills with the changing leaves of autumn, and the picturesque landscapes and accompanying outdoor activities of winter.
SUNY provides a competitive salary and benefits package.
Fredonia's faculty and staff focus on ensuring that all students will achieve the Institutional Learning Goals:
-SKILLED Develop Intellectual and Applied Skills, Literacies and Knowledge
-CONNECTED Engage Community and Diversity: Local Stewardship, Global Citizenship
-CREATIVE Demonstrate Scholarship, Artistry, and Innovation
-RESPONSIBLE Activate Sustainability, Ethics, Leadership, and Professionalism.