The Syracuse University Department of Drama seeks to hire an Assistant Professor for its Theater Design and Technology Program. This is a tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2020. Primary expertise should be in scenic design, with additional expertise in at least one other area of theatrical design (costumes, lights, projections, sound). Design experience/expertise in other areas (film, television, events, concerts, etc.) highly desirable. The position will teach a variety of courses as assigned by the Chair and based upon expertise. Additionally, the position will serve as a designer for department productions and as both an academic and design advisor to student designers in all areas of theatrical design (sets, lights, costumes), guiding them in the creation and realization of professional quality theatrical designs in accordance with current best professional practices. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability and willingness to collaborate with Theater Design and Technology Program faculty in the development of a curriculum that builds on a strong existing foundation and responds effectively to the artistic needs of an ever-changing profession. The department is interested in candidates whose teaching, creative activity, and/or professional experience will contribute to the understanding of diversity and equity, or which addresses questions of interest to historically under-represented or underserved communities. Continued professional creative work and/or research, as well as service and committee work for the Department, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and the University is expected.
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