Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Theater and Dance



The Department of Theatre and Dance, in conjunction with the Department of English, at Union College in Schenectady, NY, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Theatre Department(or advanced standing suitable to candidate) in the area of Theatre History/Criticism/Literature/Script Analysis. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social, and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social, and personal development of a diverse community. We encourage applications from a range of diversities, including, but not limited to those based on ethnicities, cultures, religions, disabilities, genders, gender identities, sexual orientation, national origin, and veteran status. The teaching responsibility is two undergraduate courses per ten week term, including courses cross-listed with English. Candidates will be committed to interdisciplinary approaches to performance and to world performance traditions. Applicants with teaching experience outside the usual Western dramatic canon will be given strong consideration. Directing mainstage theatre productions is a possibility for the interested and experienced candidate. Applicant is expected to mentor and advise a range of diverse students in both the Theatre and English departments, oversee student theses applicable to their teaching area, uphold Union College’s commitment to offering an educational experience inclusive of all students and preparing our students for a globally interconnected world, maintain a visible and active profile of research and scholarship, and engage in appropriate service to the College. The applicant should show evidence of an appropriate background to teach courses in theatre scholarship, dramatic literature, theatre theory and criticism, theatre history courses including the ability to offer courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization, and First Year Preceptorial, Union’s gateway course for first years from all majors. The successful candidate shall hold a doctorate in Theatre History/Literature/Criticism or another closely allied field of Theatre Studies. ABD will be considered, with degree conferred no later than August 2017. Please send (1) a cover letter outlining experience, areas of teaching and research interest, productions and publications, and experience working with diverse student populations and/or ability to contribute to a diverse community, (2) curriculum vitae including three references, (3) writing sample of no longer than 25 pages (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness including course evaluations if available, to William Finlay, Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance at theatrescholar@union.edu. Open until filled. Priority consideration: January 20, 2017.

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