Department: Drama Department Posting Removal Date: Posting Number: F068P
For full consideration applicants should apply by: 03/13/2023
About Vassar College Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduate students, located in the Hudson Valley, seventy-five miles north of New York City. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape. The College is located in Poughkeepsie, home to a culturally diverse community, and benefits from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually-mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.
Position Introduction The Department of Drama at Vassar College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Scenic/Lighting Design beginning Fall 2023.
AA Statement Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.
Position Description An MFA in Design or Technical Theater is required for this position, and successful candidates will be generalists that can teach both scenic and lighting design. Duties include, but are not limited to, teaching, mentoring student designers, participating in the Vassar College Experimental Theater season, and attending production meetings. A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching is required. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory, intermediate, and upper-level courses, so evidence of successful college-level teaching should be demonstrated.
How to Apply Candidates should submit: -Letter of application -CV -Three letters of recommendation -A brief teaching statement -A brief diversity statement -An unofficial graduate transcript -A portfolio of drafting, modeling, and production work
Applications should be addressed to Denise A. Walen and submitted online. MFA is required or must be in hand by August 1, 2023. Address any questions to Rosemary Fritz Grabowska via email at email@example.com. Review of applicant materials will begin on March 13 and will continue until the position has been filled. There is no guarantee that applications received after this date will be reviewed.
Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.