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Dec 14, 2019Full-time
Position Details Posting Detail Information Job TitleINSTRUCTOR OR ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN COSTUME TECHNOLOGYDepartmentTheatre ArtsSchool/Parent OrganizationSchool of Humanities and SciencesDivisionProvost and Educational Affairs DivisionEmployment CategoryFulltime-RegularAcademic Year2020-2021Academic SemesterFall 2020 and Spring 2021Anticipated start date08/16/2020If temporary, expected end dateFaculty StatusNon-Tenure Eligible, Notice (NTEN)Position/Job Summary The Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College (located in Ithaca, NY) seeks candidates for a three-year renewable non-tenure-eligible position at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor in Costume Technology. Our B.F.A. in Theatre Production and Design major, with concentrations in design and technology, offers the rigorous, highly-individualized training of a conservatory within the enriching foundation of a liberal arts education, designed to develop and strengthen the skills, hone the instincts, and foster the passion necessary for a professional career as a theatre artist. Ithaca College develops theatre artists who not only practice theatre but also use theatre to reflect and shape the society in which we live. Ithaca College and the Department of Theatre Arts seeks greater diversity in our faculty to broaden our academic experience. We value input from multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the college; our goal is to create an academic artistic community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Teach in the B.F.A. Theatre Production and Design area, at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor. Teaching responsibilities may include: introductory courses in theatre production, costume construction, advanced costume construction, special topics courses in advanced costume crafts, as well as mentoring and supervising students in their costume practicum. Collaborate with the 12-member theatre production and design faculty and staff on all production and curricular matters. Faculty participate in the life of the department by interviewing prospective students, advising majors, and serving on appropriate committees in the practice of shared governance. Position/Job Qualifications B.F.A. or M.F.A. in an appropriate field, and significant professional experience in costume/crafts shops is required. Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of craft and design, and a successful demonstration of the execution of costumes and costume crafts. The ideal candidate will have teaching experience at the undergraduate level, experience in instructing and monitoring student crews, a strong interest in mentoring young designers and artisans, and will possess skills in cutting, draping, and tailoring, as well as millinery and/or special crafts projects. Must demonstrate an ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures, possess an in-depth knowledge of industry-specific resources – ideally, the New York City area – and have strong organizational and time management skills. EEO Statement Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated. Instructions for submitting your application: Qualified individuals should apply online at http://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/postings/16772 and attach a cover letter, CV, theatrical resume, the link to a portfolio, and the names and contact information of five professional and/or academic references. The cover letter (two-page limit) should include your approach to teaching theatre to the 21st century student in a cohort with different levels of abilities and from different or diverse backgrounds and a brief statement describing your approach to teaching costume crafts. Questions about the online application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by October 21, 2019. Work authorization (select one):Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position Department description Ithaca College’s Department of Theatre Arts has approximately 320 majors and offers degrees in five programs and two minors. We are consistently ranked among the top programs offering a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, and ranked the 2 theatre program overall by The Princeton Review. With over 40 faculty and staff, all of whom are professionals in their individual fields of study, we embrace professional standards in the studio, classroom, and production laboratory, and we hold NAST accreditation. With over 1500 applicants per year, we are committed to attracting a diverse body of students to our rigorous, highly individualized programs. Please view our department website at: https://www.ithaca.edu/hs/depts/theatre/. College description At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age. We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements. We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel. When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college. Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States. To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at http://ithaca.edu FLSA StatusExemptIs this position eligible for benefits?YesIs this position covered by the SEIU?NoVacancy IDF2183Quick Link http://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/postings/16772 Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae Resume Reference List Portfolio Optional Documents Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().