Professor of Theater History

SKIDMORE COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF THEATER is recruiting applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, open rank professor to teach key undergraduate courses in theater history, theory 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 service. A successful candidate will teach five courses per year, and will participate in college and department affairs. The position will begin in the Fall 2018 semester. The salary will be commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and service to both the academic and the professional theater. Significant teaching experience at the college/university level is essential. We are particularly interested in a candidate with expertise in one or more of the following: Latinx theater, Asian theater studies, or LGBTQ theater studies. A strong background in performance studies is also 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. Academic administrative experience, and the ability to teach in other theater sub-disciplines, are also desirable qualities of a strong candidate. The Skidmore Department of Theater offers an intensive Bachelor of Science degree that balances serious pre-professional training with a strong commitment to the liberal arts. 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 five years. To learn more about the Skidmore Department of Theater, please visit the Department’s website at: http://www.skidmore.edu/academics/theater/ 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 persons 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. Teaching load of five courses a year. Candidates with two or more of the following specializations are encouraged to apply: Latin American and Latinx Studies, LGBTQ studies, and material culture. An ideal candidate will be prepared to teach a 200-level course titled Ethnic and Immigrant Experience and a 300-level course on American Material Culture. PhD, preferably in American Studies. Other allied disciplines will be considered. Applicant screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at: http://careers.skidmore.edu/postings/1445

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