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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Assistant or Associate Professor - Two Tenure Track Positions Available
Theatre
Program

Hobart and William Smith Colleges seek candidates for two tenure track positions in theatre, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to teach in a small but growing liberal arts based Theatre program. Successful candidates will teach a variety of courses from a liberal arts perspective including courses in directing, playmaking, playwriting and dramatic literature; direct one production per year in the Colleges' theatre; develop and teach additional courses in his or her area of expertise; advise students in the Theatre Program; serve on appropriate program and campus-wide committees; and have an opportunity to participate in the Colleges' general education, interdisciplinary, and study abroad programs. 

Successful candidates must be generalists with a Ph.D. or MFA and have a well-rounded background in theatre; a strong background in directing; experience teaching at the undergraduate level; previous experience with, and a commitment to, theatre in a liberal arts setting; a clearly defined scholarly (professional) interest; and a strong set of leadership skills. Administrative experience, experience with curriculum development, and a demonstrated ability to promote diversity within the Theatre Program are highly desirable. Expertise in theatre for social change, non-western theatre, acting or design is desirable.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Applicants should send a letter of interest, vita, and any other relevant materials, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

Professor Pat Collins, Chair
Theatre Search Committee
C/O Tina Smaldone, Demarest Hall
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, New York 14456

Review of completed applications will begin October 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. For further information contact pcollins@hws.edu or please visit the Hobart and William Smith Colleges website at http://www.hws.edu.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,200, the Colleges offer 62 majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.