Cornell University’s Department of Performing and Media Arts seeks an assistant professor with expertise in design for live and mediated performance (theatre, dance, film, etc.) for a tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in diverse traditions and paradigms, and candidates with expertise in more than one of the following areas: lighting design (required), projection design, video design, scene design, set design. Please note that the candidate must have either an MFA or Ph.D. officially awarded no later than July 1, 2020.
We are looking for a dynamic and innovative artist with a wide range of interests to teach undergraduate students in our major and minor in Performing and Media Arts, which combines theory and practice in theatre, film, dance, performance, installation, devised work, and transmedia, increasingly in unusual and experimental ways (more information is available on the PMA website). Courses—which uphold and challenge training traditions in a range of performance and filmmaking techniques—would be determined by departmental needs and the candidate’s particular area(s) of expertise; the successful candidate will teach the equivalent of two courses each semester, some of which may be as designer on departmental productions, and pursue a professional career beyond Cornell. We are interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated an ongoing, successful engagement with the highest standards of scholarship, teaching, and professional/creative activity consistent with the expectations for excellence in a Research I university. Our department is committed to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation via the Academic Jobs Online posting. Candidates should submit a statement describing some admixture of their artistic vision, teaching philosophy, and creative ambitions as well as a sample of artistic work. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.