Position Details

Posting Detail Information

Vacancy ID F2072
Department Theatre Arts
School/Parent Organization School of Humanities and Sciences
Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division
Employment Category Fulltime-Temporary
Academic Year 2018-2019
Academic Semester
Anticipated start date 08/16/2018
If temporary, expected end date
Faculty Status Term
Position/Job Summary

The Department of Theatre Arts at Ithaca College invites applications for a one-year assistant professor position from candidates with a specialty in stage management. This position involves teaching courses in stage management and technical theatre, mentoring and assessing students throughout the production process, supervising the casting process, and promoting best practices for stage managers. Department service, including recruitment, is also expected. Ithaca College and the Department of Theatre Arts seek 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 community that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.

Position/Job Qualifications

Terminal degree required (must be completed by August 2018). Criteria that will be considered when reviewing candidates include: significant recent professional stage management experience operating under the guidelines of Actors’ Equity Association, dedication to active and engaged mentorship of young people, a commitment to supporting diversity, and the ability to teach in a college setting.

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:

Interested individuals should apply online at and attach a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of five professional references. The cover letter (2-page limit) should include the following: discussion of teaching philosophy, approach to mentoring new stage managers, and a description of experience relevant to the position description above. Questions about the online application may be directed to (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by October 20th.

Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position
Department description

The Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts combines conservatory style training with a broad education in the liberal arts. Degree programs include three B.F.A. pre-professional programs (theatre production & design, acting, and musical theatre), a B.S. in theatre arts management, and a B.A. in theatre studies. Currently, students interested in stage management are housed within the B.A. in theatre studies degree. However, the department anticipates developing a degree or concentration in stage management. Students studying stage management learn and practice within a robust production season that includes plays, musicals, dance, and opera. Stage management alumni currently serve in highly visible positions in commercial and regional venues.

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

FLSA Status Exempt
Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes
Is this position covered by the SEIU?

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
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