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SUNY New Paltz Vacancy
External Posting (Faculty)

Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:

Department: Theatre Arts

Budget Title: Assistant Professor

Local Title: Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

Posting Date: July 30, 2019

Classification: N/A

Duties: The State University of New York at New Paltz’s Department of Theatre Arts invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Theatre Studies beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. This is a full-time, tenure track, 10 month, academic-year position.
The Department of Theatre Arts has approximately 180 majors and 50 minors enrolled in its programs. The department offers a BA in Theatre with concentrations in Performance, Design/Tech, and Theatre Studies.

A successful candidate will have made steps towards a national and/or international reputation as a practitioner and/or scholar and be prepared to teach courses with a firm rooting in global theatre history, theory, dramatic literature and performance studies at the undergraduate level. They will also have a record of scholarly research and/or creative activity, teaching, institutional service, and collaboration with other artists and/or scholars. Typically, department faculty teach three courses per semester with a course release opportunity for participation in departmental productions. Faculty also participate in advising, curriculum assessment and development, and engage in other service duties for the department, school, and the college.

Qualifications: MFA or PhD degree in Theatre or Performance Studies, conferred no later than June 1, 2020, is required. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in Latinx Theatre, Asian & Asian American Theatre, African Diaspora & African American Theatre, Middle Eastern Theatre, or LGBTQ+ Theatre although other specializations will be considered. Applicants must have a research agenda that will support and enhance the diversity of the Theatre Department and the Theatre Studies curriculum and students. Additional preference will be given to candidates that can participate as a dramaturg or director in the Mainstage and Praxis Series productions of the department. Previous teaching experience is preferred.

Contact Information: Electronic submission required. To apply please visit
Applicants will be required to submit the following: a letter of application; Curriculum Vitae; research statement; teaching philosophy; Equity, Diversity & Inclusion statement; and contact information for at least three references. References provided will be sent a link to upload a letter of recommendation. Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675. If you have any questions, you may contact the search coordinator, Martine Kei Green-Rogers at greenm@newpaltz.edu.

Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled, priority given to those received by 10/1/19.

Other important information about this vacancy: This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country. The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.
SUNY New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.
The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer. Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (Clery Report) at https://www.newpaltz.edu/firesafety/safetyreport.html

Web Site: https://jobs.newpaltz.edu/postings/1080

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