Cornell University, Department of Performing and Media Arts

Position ID:Cornell-PMA-TTAP [#14182, WDR-00020223]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Design
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14850, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Performing Arts
Appl Deadline:2019/11/15help popup finished (2019/08/02, finished 2020/05/17, listed until 2019/11/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Cornell University’s Department of Performing and Media Arts seeks an assistant professor with expertise in design for live and mediated performance (theatre, dance, film, etc) for a tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in diverse traditions and paradigms, and candidates with expertise in more than one of the following areas: lighting design (required), projection design, video design, scene design, set design. Please note that the candidate must have either an MFA or Ph.D. officially awarded no later than July 1, 2020.

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative artist with a wide range of interests to teach undergraduate students in our major and minor in Performing and Media Arts, which combines theory and practice in theatre, film, dance, performance, installation, devised work and transmedia, increasingly in unusual and experimental ways (more information is available at Courses – which uphold and challenge training traditions in a range of performance and filmmaking techniques – would be determined by departmental needs and the candidate’s particular area(s) of expertise; the successful candidate will teach the equivalent of two courses each semester, some of which may be as designer on departmental productions, and pursue a professional career beyond Cornell. We are interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated an ongoing, successful engagement with the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional/creative activity consistent with the expectations for excellence in a Research I university. Our department is committed to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

All applicants for tenure track and tenured faculty positions are asked to submit a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The statement gives candidates an opportunity to describe how they currently or potentially promote diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research and service.

Examples: •Creating programs that provide access and a pathway to higher education for groups traditionally underrepresented in a field or for those who have faced barriers; •Enhancing the learning experience in the classroom, lab and field for all students through exposure to new perspectives on cultures, beliefs and practices; •Describing how the candidate's teaching engages or addresses barriers to full participation in the student educational experience; •Explaining how the candidate's research, scholarship or creative activities contribute to understanding the barriers experienced by marginalized groups; •Offering research opportunities for individuals historically excluded from disciplines on the basis of their background (demographic, socio-economic status, ability, etc.); •Mentoring and advising students and junior colleagues to enhance opportunities for underrepresented students and junior faculty to succeed in the academy; and •Committing to public engagement with organizations or community groups serving marginalized populations or extending opportunities to disadvantaged people

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Candidates should submit a statement describing some admixture of their artistic vision, teaching philosophy, and creative ambitions as well as a sample of artistic work. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator, valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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Further Info:
Department of Performing and Media Arts
Cornell University
430 College Ave.
Ithaca, NY 14850

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