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Marymount Manhattan College, an urban, independent, liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 2000 undergraduates, located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, invites applications for the following faculty positions to “begin September 2018,” pending final budget approval:

Note: Positions are generally posted in the Fall of each academic year.

MMC faculty must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching within a liberal arts environment. Marymount Manhattan College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts: Playwriting

    The Theatre Arts department at Marymount Manhattan College seeks applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts: Playwriting to begin Fall 2019.

    Required: Candidates must hold an MFA or PhD in Theatre, or an earned bachelor’s degree and equivalent professional experience based on the College’s degree equivalency option.  Copies of the degree equivalency policy for Theatre Arts faculty will be made available to appropriate candidates during the application process. Candidates must have a record of professional production of their work; professional experience of developing new work; knowledge of traditional and contemporary forms, and diverse voices in playwriting; three-years or more of college level teaching experience and a developed playwriting pedagogy; organizational, leadership, and collaborative skills; the successful pursuit of a scholarly and/or artistic agenda; and a commitment to pre-professional theatre training within the context of a liberal arts education. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

    Responsibilities: This position supports the BA Writing for the Stage concentration. Teaching focuses on Playwriting Technique (all levels), and can include courses in Script Analysis, Playwriting Career Seminar, and Playwright/Director Workshop. Outside the department, this faculty member could also teach NYC Seminars, Advanced Interdisciplinary Perspectives courses, and writing for performance courses for other disciplines. The typical teaching load for tenure-track faculty is 4/3.

    Co-curricular teaching responsibilities include ongoing mentoring of students’ creative and professional development, and producing staged readings, short play festivals, and guest panels. The preferred candidate will bring demonstrated leadership and community-building skills to the concentration and the department, will assist in curriculum development, assessment, and student recruitment for this area. Other responsibilities for all faculty include college-wide service, participation in divisional and college meetings, academic advisement, mentoring of students, and ongoing creative and/or scholarly accomplishment. The Theatre Arts department offers several programs including BA Theatre Arts (with seven concentrations), Musical Theatre, and BFA Acting. For more information about our Theatre Arts programs: http://www.mmm.edu/departments/theatre-arts/ .

    Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. We ask all candidates to submit a personal statement that details how they have worked to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in their previous positions and how they would plan to continue doing so at Marymount Manhattan College. This statement might include a candidate’s willingness or ability to teach a general education course in Racial and/or Ethnic perspectives. All application information should be sent to: theatrefacultysearch@mmm.edu . Application review begins February 20, 2019 and continues until position is filled.

    Marymount Manhattan College (MMC) is an independent, private, dynamic liberal arts college on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Faithful to the vision of its founders, the College has a long history of reaching out to diverse populations in need of higher education. The College student body continues to become more diverse as we recruit students from underrepresented groups, including more first generation, LGBTQ, and ethnically diverse students from a national pool. Providing a small college experience in the heart of the city, MMC enrolls approximately 2,000 students with an 11:1 student-teacher ratio. We emphasize community-based and hands-on learning. MMC graduates identify themselves as creative change-makers. At Marymount Manhattan College, we fundamentally believe that creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community is a goal to be fervently pursued and translated into action. We place an importance on culturally competent faculty who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusivity and will work towards these values. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our commitment to diversity, please go to https://www.mmm.edu/offices/presidents-office/diversity-inclusion .

  • Assistant Professor of Dance

    The Department of Dance at Marymount Manhattan College seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Dance with teaching expertise in ballet to begin fall 2019.

    The primary instructional responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to teach all levels of ballet technique, particularly beginning and intermediate levels, pointe, and/or men’s class. Demonstrable emphasis on anatomical knowledge informed by contemporary practices is desirable. Additional duties include mentoring of student work, choreographing/staging work for both the BFA and BA population, participation in student assessment and academic advisement, curriculum development, recruitment activities including attendance at auditions, scholarly/creative activities, college-wide committees, faculty meetings and participation in other teaching and administrative assignments determined in consultation with the department of Dance Chair.

    The successful candidate will have a well-established career, includinghe ability to stage master works, reconstructions and repertory.  A preferred candidate will have connections in the dance world that could lead to internship opportunities and community outreach.  The ability to teach courses in the college’s Gen Ed program is also highly desirable.

     

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Oversee curriculum and implementation of all ballet level and courses taught, including acting as the liaison for all co-teachers and adjuncts professors in technique classes
    • Coordinate with ballet faculty for placement and advisement of students in the Ballet courses
    • Keep regular office hours for students, provide mentoring assistance as needed, and perform student advising duties
    • Keep active in academic field of specialization through professional development, scholarly research/choreography, publishing, and professional activities
    • Serve on college and university committees and engage in university and community service, including program/curriculum assessment and the development of outreach activities
    • Mentor and supervise undergraduate students in research/choreography projects and internship opportunities
    • Participate in college and university programs to recruit and retain students
    • The typical teaching load for tenure-track faculty is 4/3.

    Qualifications

    • M.F.A./M.A. degree in Dance and/or equivalent professional experience and experience in one or more of the following areas: ballet pedagogy in theory and practice, partnering, world dance forms, dance technology, composition, anatomy, original ballet choreography for performances and courses offered to majors/non-majors such as Writing I & II or Advanced Interdisciplinary Perspective (AIP) courses.
    • Undergraduate Degree required.
    • Minimum two years of college level teaching experience
    • Expertise in ballet practices and career involvement with the dance field on a professional level
    • Expertise and professional experience in dance performance practices
    • Demonstrated research and publication/choreography record
    • Potential for or past success securing external grants/research funding

     

    MMC’s Dance programs offer outstanding professional training, a rich liberal arts curriculum and the opportunity to enjoy New York City’s unparalleled cultural resources.  The Dance Department enrolls 230 BFA/BA majors combined.  The curriculum includes a broad range of dance styles, preparing graduates to perform in diverse venues from ballet to musical theatre, and supplements technical training with eight areas of concentration divided into four BFA and BA programs.

     

    Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. We ask all candidates to submit a personal statement that details how you have worked to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in your previous positions and how you would plan to continue doing so at Marymount Manhattan College. This statement might include a candidate’s willingness or ability to teach a general education course in Racial and/or Ethnic perspectives. All application information should be sent to: dancefacultysearch@mmm.edu by February 15th, 2019.

     

    Marymount Manhattan College (MMC) is an independent, private, dynamic liberal arts college on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Faithful to the vision of its founders, the College has a long history of reaching out to diverse populations in need of higher education. The College student body continues to become more diverse as we recruit students from underrepresented groups, including more first generation, LGBTQ, and ethnically diverse students from a national pool. Providing a small college experience in the heart of the city, MMC enrolls approximately 2,000 students with an 11:1 student-teacher ratio. We emphasize community-based and hands-on learning. MMC graduates identify themselves as creative changemakers. At Marymount Manhattan College, we fundamentally believe that creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community is a goal to be fervently pursued and translated into action. We place an importance on culturally competent faculty who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusivity and will work towards these values. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information about our commitment to diversity, please go to https://www.mmm.edu/offices/presidents-office/diversity-inclusion .