Position Summary: The Department of Theatre and Dance of the State University of New York College at Geneseo employs faculty members with diverse academic specialties, allowing students the opportunity to learn about various areas of theatre from a variety of methodological perspectives.
We invite applications for a visiting assistant professor to begin in August 2020. The initial appointment is for one year, with possibility of reappointment for an additional year. An MFA by the position start date is required (completed MA will be considered).
We seek a colleague to teach and design for performance with expertise in the area of Scene Design for a production season that consists of two main stage productions plus occasional smaller projects. Teaching responsibilities for this full-time academic-year position include teaching six credits (usually two three-credit courses) per semester. Courses may include but are not limited to fundamentals of design, scene painting, play analysis, theatre management and/or intro to technical theatre.
Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to scenic design, shop supervision, props supervision and design, and painting for productions. Experience in lighting design desired.
The Department of Theatre and Dance utilizes a 389-seat proscenium theatre and a 130-seat black box theatre, both of which serve as learning laboratories as part of an undergraduate liberal arts BA theatre program.
Required Qualifications *A completed MFA (MA considered) by August 28, 2020 *Experience teaching fundamentals of design, scene painting, play analysis, theatre management and/or intro to technical theatre *Experience in scenic design, shop supervision, props supervision and design, and painting for productions. Experience in lighting design desired. *Evidence of teaching effectiveness *Evidence of research *Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
Preferred Qualifications *Demonstrated expertise in a unique area that complements the current Theatre and Dance faculty.
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