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Assistant or Associate Professor - Theatre & Fine Arts
DATE:   9/27/2019
JOB TITLE:   Assistant or Associate Professor - Theatre & Fine Arts
LEVEL:   Assistant or Associate
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Chair of Theatre & Fine Arts
SECTOR:   Academic

Niagara University’s Department of Theatre & Fine Arts invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Theatre, specializing in Theatre History.  The department currently offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Theatre Performance and Theatre Design & Production, including five required semesters of theatre history, and an ambitious production schedule with seven to eight shows a year.  To learn more about the Department of Theatre & Fine Arts, please visit www.niagara.edu/theatre.  

Responsibilities include:
•Teaching four semesters of theatre history and dramatic literature annually
•Teaching one additional course in the candidate’s area of expertise
•Directing one department production annually
•Academic advising and recruitment, mentoring students for the profession, and maintaining and contributing to the philosophy of the department
•Engaging in research and service to the university, the profession, and the community

Candidates should possess:
•PhD in Theatre
•Teaching experience at a 4-year teaching institution or its equivalent
•Record of successful professional and/or academic directing experience
•Demonstrated commitment to academic rigor
•Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures

In addition to completing the online application, applicants should include their curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy, three professional letters of recommendation, directing philosophy, and directing portfolio.  Any inquiries can be directed to :Doug Zschiegner, Associate Director/Associate Professor, Search Committee Chair, Department of Theatre & Fine Arts, PO Box 1913, Niagara University, NY 14109; or dougz@niagara.edu.  

Priority will be given to applications received prior to January 1, 2020.  

Niagara University was founded in 1856 by the Catholic Vincentian Fathers, whose mission emphasizes practical training and excellence in service of society.  Niagara’s picturesque, 160-acre campus is located on the CAN-AM border in Lewiston, New York, two minutes off the I-190 on Route 104. The university is just a few miles from Niagara Falls, 20 minutes from Buffalo, which offers a variety of cultural events, sports, and entertainment opportunities, and just 90 minutes from Rochester and Toronto, Canada’s largest metropolitan area. In addition, the university is minutes away from the quaint village of Lewiston, New York, and maintains a satellite location in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada.

At Niagara, you’ll join a highly recognized university with excellent academics, world-class faculty, vibrant campus life, and a living, breathing mission – all nestled into one of the most scenic locations in the world.

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