Visiting Assistant Professor, Performing Arts (6541 BR)

Requisition Number: 6541 BR

School/Department: Dept. of Performing Arts

College : College of Liberal Arts

Faculty Rank : Visiting Assistant Professor
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure-Track Visiting

Anticipated Start Date: August, 2022

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DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Department of Performing Arts at Rochester Institute of Technology seeks applicants for a visiting assistant professor position in Theatre beginning August 2022. Prospective candidates are expected to have earned a terminal degree in Theatre or a related field. We seek candidates with demonstrated teaching experience and research orientations that explore intersections of theatre, performance, digital technology, game design, and related fields. Candidates should be able to teach courses in theatre as well as immersive and/or mediated theatre. Experience with extended reality and performance is desirable. Additionally, candidates should have experience creating or directing: live action, role-playing, immersive, mediated, or augmented/digital forms of performance.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant, interdisciplinary unit, whose faculty members share a strong commitment to emerging, interdisciplinary, and diverse forms of performance that blend art, design and technology. In the Department of Performing Arts at RIT, this commitment builds on expanding scholarship and coursework in the following areas: (1) new ideas of performance that reach diverse audiences and integrate global traditions and approaches, (2) working creatively at the intersection of art and technology, (3) performance and accessibility, particularly with the deaf and hard of hearing, and (4) involvement with co-curricular activities through the nationally unique Performing Arts Scholars Program. In this dynamic context, the successful candidate will be able to offer courses at all undergraduate levels and engage with students in co-curricular groups in areas such as introduction to theatre and performance, devising theatre, and virtual worlds. There will be opportunities for new course development and collaborative performance projects within and beyond the College of Liberal Arts.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. We are seeking individuals who are committed to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Advanced degree in Theatre, game design or related field with a terminal degree strongly preferred

Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply online at Job Search Welcome | Rochester Institute of Technology search openings, then Keyword Search 6541BRBR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

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