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Syracuse University
  • Position Number: 5090061
  • Location: Syracuse, NY
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Theatre and Dance

Assistant Teaching Professor, Drama: Musical Theater Dance

Job #: 077568
Location Syracuse, NY
Pay Range: $60,000-$70,000
Job Type: Full-time

Job Description:
The Department of Drama, within the College of Visual and Performing Arts, a highly ranked BFA program uniquely integrated with a major regional theater, seeks to hire an Assistant Teaching Professor in Dance for its Musical Theater Program with expertise in traditional and contemporary theater dance forms, including, but not limited to, hip hop, street jazz, social dance styles and partnering. The department is actively seeking candidates who value equity and inclusion, who incorporate marginalized voices and perspectives into their pedagogy, and who have experience mentoring students and/or performers of diverse identities. We are looking for collaborative colleagues who will participate in the life of a vibrant department. Selected candidates will teach dance courses at all levels within the performance curriculum, and, depending upon expertise, may choreograph and/or direct departmental productions.

About the Department of Drama
The Department of Drama offers conservatory-style training at a major American university, combined with a level of integration with a professional theater company that is unparalleled among undergraduate programs. Our bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degree programs in acting, musical theater, stage management, and theater design and technology as well as our flexible bachelor of science (B.S.) degree in drama, which features a theater management track, offer unique educational experiences while supporting strong development of skills for those who wish to explore the world of professional theater in a setting that combines rigorous training with a traditional university education. To learn more about our unique affiliation with Syracuse Stage, Central New York's premier professional theater, the Tepper Semester in New York City, the Sorkin in LA Learning Practicum, and more, visit

About The College of Visual and Performing Arts The College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University is committed to the education of cultural leaders who will engage and inspire audiences through performance, visual art, design, scholarship, and commentary. We provide the tools for self-discovery and risk-taking in an environment that thrives on critical thought and action. To learn more about the college, our distinguished faculty, and our program, please visit our websites at,

Advanced degree required.

Job Specific Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated professional experience, teaching, and creative activity that will contribute to the advancement of equity, diversity, and cultural wealth.
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence.
  • Demonstrated collaborative and artistic skill.
  • Commitment to the development of a curriculum that responds effectively to the artistic needs of an ever-changing profession, and that prepares a diverse array of students to assume leadership roles.
  • Ability and willingness to collaborate with faculty in all programs (Acting, Musical Theater, Theater Design and Technology, Stage Management, and Theater Management) in the ongoing life of a top-quality pre-professional training program.

  • Teach a variety of courses at all levels as assigned by the Chair and based upon expertise.
  • Engage in inclusive pedagogy and the advancement of inclusion, equity, diversity, and cultural wealth.
  • Work on departmental productions as assigned by the chair.
  • Serve as both an academic and creative advisor to students, guiding them in the creation and realization of professional quality work in accordance with current emerging best professional practices.
  • Engage in continued professional creative work and/or research.
  • Maintain currency in relevant pedagogical practice.
  • Participate in service and committee work for Department, College of Visual and Performing Arts, and Syracuse University.

About Syracuse University:
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings, and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and over 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors, 100 minors, and 200 advanced degree programs offered across the Universitys 13 schools and colleges; over 15,000 undergraduates and over 6,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area:
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

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