Artist-in-Residence in Directing

SKIDMORE COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF THEATER is recruiting applicants for a full-time artist-in-residence to teach key undergraduate courses in directing and related disciplines. We encourage applicants who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, creative work and/or service. A successful candidate will teach five courses per year, direct one department production per year, oversee the student directing program, and will participate in college and department affairs. The position will begin in the Fall 2017 semester. Artists-in-residence are on 3 year renewable contracts. The salary will be commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and directing in both the academic and the professional theater. Although a graduate degree in directing is preferred, exceptional professional experience will be taken into consideration. Significant teaching and directing experience at the college/university level is essential. Candidates should describe their personal and professional contributions to a diverse set of undergraduates, and should feel free to make mention of any specific knowledge, skills, and abilities related to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Skidmore offers an intensive Bachelor of Science degree in theater that balances serious pre-professional training, with a strong commitment to liberal arts learning. Skidmore College is committed to interdisciplinary teaching. It is expected that all full-time faculty will teach an interdisciplinary seminar in the College's First Year Experience program every four to six years. Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars and teacher-artists, devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates. Approximately 2,500 talented men and women from some 44 states and 59 countries attend Skidmore. The college is located in Saratoga Springs, NY, equidistant from New York City, Boston, and Montreal. Skidmore College has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty. To learn more about the Skidmore Department of Theater, please visit the Department's website at: http://www.skidmore.edu/academics/theater/ Graduate degree (MFA preferred) in theatrical directing or related discipline and/or extensive comparable professional experience, with a minimum of two (2) years teaching experience at the college or university level. Experience teaching a range of directing courses and experience in academic directing. Significant professional directing experience in regional theater. The successful candidate will display potential for excellence in teaching and professional development, a commitment to undergraduate education, and the ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at: https://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57626