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.
Instructions for submitting your application:
Interested individuals should apply online at http://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/postings/14683 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.
Internal Number: 14683
About Ithaca College
To provide a foundation for a lifetime of learning, Ithaca College is dedicated to fostering intellectual growth, aesthetic appreciation, and character development in our students. The Ithaca College community thrives on the principles that knowledge is acquired through discipline, competence is established when knowledge is tempered by experience, and character is developed when competence is exercised for the benefit of others. A comprehensive college that since its founding has recognized the value of combining theory and performance, Ithaca provides a rigorous education blending liberal arts and professional programs of study. Our teaching and scholarship are motivated by the need to be informed by, and to contribute to, the world's scientific and humanistic enterprises. Learning at Ithaca extends beyond the classroom to encompass a broad range of residential, professional, and extracurricular opportunities. Our undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni all contribute to the learning process. Ithaca College is committed to attracting a diverse body of students, faculty, and staff. All members of the College community are encouraged to achieve excellence in... their chosen fields and to share the responsibilities of citizenship and service in the global community.