Assistant Professor of Performance, Cornell University

02 October, 2014

Performing and Media Arts

Academic Position Description

Sept. 12, 2014

Assistant Professor of Performance

Cornell University’s Department of Performing and Media Arts seeks an assistant professor of performance, with expertise specifically in the areas of acting/directing and/or in dance, for a tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2015.  We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in global performance traditions. Please note that the candidate must have either an MFA or Ph.D. officially awarded no later than July 1, 2015.

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative artist or artist-scholar with a wide range of interests to teach undergraduate students in our major and minor in Performing and Media Arts, which combines theory and practice in theatre, film, dance, performance, installation, devised work and transmedia, increasingly in unusual and experimental ways.  Courses – which uphold and challenge training traditions in a range of acting/directing or dance techniques -- would be determined by departmental needs and the candidate’s particular area(s) of expertise; the successful candidate will teach two courses each semester, participate in the department’s season of performances and events as a director or choreographer, and pursue a professional career beyond Cornell.  We are interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated an ongoing, successful engagement with the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional/creative activity consistent with the expectations for excellence in a Research I university.  Our Department is committed to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4620.  Candidates holding the Ph.D. should additionally submit a dissertation abstract and a scholarly writing sample of approximately 20-25 pages.  Candidates holding the MFA should additionally submit a statement describing some admixture of their artistic vision, teaching philosophy, and creative ambitions.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014.  Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator.  Diversity and inclusion have been and continue to be a part of our heritage.

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