The Syracuse University Department of Drama seeks to hire a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Movement for its Acting Program. The department seeks specialization in movement techniques related to acting and performance. Areas of expertise could include any of the following: Mask Work, Clown, Commedia, Circus/Acrobatics, Body Conditioning/Training, Tai Chi or other Martial Arts Forms, and Contact Improvisation. Fight Choreography and Intimacy Direction are highly desirable. The department seeks candidates whose personal and professional experience, teaching, and creative activity contribute to the advancement of equity, diversity, and cultural wealth. Successful candidates will enhance the department's capacity both to honor and to cultivate the contributions of those communities that have historically been under-represented or underserved in theater training and/or the theatrical profession. The department is committed to the development of a curriculum that responds effectively to the artistic needs of an ever-changing profession, and that prepares a diverse array of students to assume leadership roles. The position will teach a variety of movement courses at all levels as assigned by the Chair and based upon expertise. Additionally, the position may direct or coach for department productions and serve as both academic and creative advisor to students, guiding them in the creation and realization of professional quality work in accordance with emerging best professional practices. 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. This position begins in Fall 2022. For further information, contact Professor Celia Madeoy
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