Assistant Professor - Theater Design and Technology Program (Tenure Track)

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Location Syracuse, New York
Field Education
Post Date 23 October 2019
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Assistant Professor - Theater Design and Technology Program (Tenure Track)


Assistant Professor – Theater Design and Technology Program (Tenure Track)

The Syracuse University Department of Drama (Ralph Zito, Professor and Chair) seeks to hire an Assistant Professor for its Theater Design and Technology Program. This is a tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2020. Primary expertise should be in scenic design, with additional expertise in at least one other area of theatrical design (costumes, lights, projections, sound). Design experience/expertise in other areas (film, television, events, concerts, etc.) highly desirable. The position will teach a variety of courses as assigned by the Chair and based upon expertise. Additionally, the position will serve as a designer for department productions and as both an academic and design advisor to student designers in all areas of theatrical design (sets, lights, costumes), guiding them in the creation and realization of professional quality theatrical designs in accordance with current best professional practices. Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability and willingness to collaborate with Theater Design and Technology Program faculty in the development of a curriculum that builds on a strong existing foundation and responds effectively to the artistic needs of an ever-changing profession. The Department offers conservatory-style training and an unparalleled level of integration with a professional theater: Syracuse Stage, the leading professional theater company of central New York. Consistently ranked among the top programs in the country, the department is interested in candidates whose teaching, creative activity, and/or professional experience will contribute to the understanding of diversity and equity, or which addresses questions of interest to historically under-represented or underserved communities. Continued professional creative work and/or research, as well as service and committee work for the Department, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and the University is expected. For further information, visit or contact Professor Alex Koziara, Search Committee Chair. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force.