Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing

Department of Theatre

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

Posting Date: October 2, 2014

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Salary:   Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time UUP faculty, visit: http://www.suny.edu/benefits/

Date of Appointment:   August 17, 2015

Description of Responsibilities:  Teaching acting and directing classes at all levels, as well as voice and diction. Possible courses could include Introduction to Theatre in addition to other classes in area of specialization. The candidate will direct one to two productions per year. Development of creative projects that prepare students for a global environment, especially those with international education components. Particular attention in heightened language, as well as skillful ability to mentor students in directing, is essential.

In addition, this position 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. We seek individuals with demonstrated teaching ability who can promote students' potential to succeed in a multicultural and global community.

To Apply: Submit letter of application addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, a copy of transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to:

http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=53631

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Jessica Hester, Search Committee Chair

315-312-2579

jessica.hester@oswego.edu

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Files must be complete to be considered.

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 <www.oswego.edu/theatre/>

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 "Best Value" college by USA Today for 2014, 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 www.oswego.edu.

SUNY 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 age, race, color, gender, creed, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability or protected veteran status.  For our full non-discrimination policy, see http://www.oswego.edu/about/titleix/discriminationpolicy.html. 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 hr@oswego.edu. 

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security Report on the Human Resources Website: http://www.oswego.edu/administration/human_resources/SecurityandFireReport.html