Antioch College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Performance for the fall of 2014. Successful candidates should have an MFA, a terminal degree or Masters Degree in a relevant disciplinary field with commensurate professional experience. A commitment to quality undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment is required and teaching experience is highly preferred. Applicants must also be demonstrably engaged in an active performance practice; have the ability to effectively critique student work and provide project mentoring to students across performance genres and strategies; and, must be able to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Rank and tenure status are open depending on qualifications, and salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Performance is a major in the Arts Division, along with Media and Visual Arts. The successful applicant will help maximize links across Arts courses and will contribute to building our undergraduate Performance program. Goals of the Performance program are to develop students’ physical, vocal, and narrative skills through courses in voice and speech, basic acting, movement, storytelling, and autobiographical performance amongst others. In addition to offering courses within the discipline, the candidate is expected, in a collaborative format, to contribute to organizing interdisciplinary, team-taught Global Seminars. Applicants will also be expected to be closely involved with student advising, including overseeing Senior Projects/Theses in Performance.
We seek a candidate with broad experience in performance, interest in a multicultural orientation toward performance, as well as knowledge of the performing arts, theater/ performance history and contemporary practices. Areas of focus may include interdisciplinary, multi-media performance, community-based performance, directing, documentary theater, acting pedagogy and site-specific performance. Candidates should be excited to participate in the project of reinvigorating a historic liberal arts college and reconsidering liberal arts education for the twenty-first century. Candidates should be prepared to teach within an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum dedicated to bridging the gap between theory and practice.
To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation and unofficial transcripts as PDF attachments to email@example.com. Additionally, applicants must submit up to fifteen images (jpegs preferred) and/or downloadable video clips (not exceeding six minutes in length) of creative work documenting current interests in the candidate's career to Performance Faculty Search c/o Nancy Wilburn, Antioch College, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Official transcripts will be required of finalists. Electronic submission of all materials is strongly preferred. If necessary, hard copies may be mailed to Performance Search c/o Nancy Wilburn, Antioch College, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Applications will be reviewed when received. Priority deadline for submission of materials is December 15, 2013. No application will be accepted after January 15, 2014. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without Antioch College sponsorship.
Antioch College is a small, innovative liberal arts institution located on a historical campus in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Antioch has an inspiring mission and a proud history of educating leaders and contributors to our society, including Fulbright Scholars, Rhodes Scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Antioch College students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching. Antioch College is an equal opportunity employer; the college offers employment, advancement opportunities, and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status. Candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s commitment to diversity and its evolving multilingual culture are encouraged to apply. Please visit our website at www.antiochcollege.org.