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Assistant Professor in Performance Studies/Theory and Criticism/History
Department: Drama Department Posting Removal Date: Posting Number: F065P
For full consideration applicants should apply by: 10/31/2022
About Vassar College Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduate students, located in the Hudson Valley, seventy-five miles north of New York City. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape. The College is located in Poughkeepsie, home to a culturally diverse community, and benefits from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually-mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.
Position Introduction The Department of Drama at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Performance Studies/Theory and Criticism/History, beginning August 2023.
AA Statement Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.
Position Description We invite scholars with a PhD in Drama, Theater Arts, Performance Studies or related field with special focus on Post-Colonial Studies, African and African American Theater, Asian and Asian American Theater, Latinx Theater, theater by Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, or related specializations. Candidates who can contribute to one or more of Vassar's rich multidisciplinary programs (such as Africana Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, and/or Women, Feminist and Queer Studies) are especially encouraged to apply. The teaching load in the first year is four courses, and in subsequent years is either five courses or four classroom courses plus one 'intensive' (ordinarily, a small enrollment, closely mentored experience for undergraduates). Salary is competitive and accompanied by a full benefits package.
How to Apply Candidates should submit: -A letter of application -Teaching statement -CV -Writing sample (no more than 30 pages) -Graduate transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable for initial application) -A statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, and other involvements (additional information on candidate diversity statements can be found at https://offices.vassar.edu/dean-of-the-faculty/positions/candidate-diversity-statement/) -Three letters of recommendation
Applications should be addressed to Chris Grabowski. To apply, please visit https://employment.vassar.edu/postings/2801 to link to the posting for this position. PhD is required or must be in hand by August 2023. Address any questions to Rosemary Fritz Grabowska, Administrative Assistant for Drama, by emailing email@example.com. Review of applicant materials will begin on October 31, 2022 and will continue until the position has been filled. There is no guarantee that applications received after October 31, 2022 will be reviewed.
Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.