Movement, Performance, And Integrated Media Wanted In Blacksburg

Published 2017-12-24
Expires 2019-06-21
ID #11562
Movement, Performance, And Integrated Media Wanted In Blacksburg
United-states, Virginia, Blacksburg,
Published December 24, 2017

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Occupation: Movement, performance, and integrated media

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Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

Posting Number: TR0170220

About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and
outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is
dedicated to InclusiveVT-serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the
Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that
nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in
preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The School of Performing Arts ( href="" target="_blank"> at Virginia Tech seeks applications for a
tenure-track assistant professor with experience combining dance, movement, and/or acting performance with digital technologies. Candidates
should be able to apply a range of emerging tools and platforms for movement-based live performance or experimental storytelling using a
selection of media including motion capture, projection mapping, and/or computer animation. Candidates should also demonstrate creative
fluency in physical aesthetics, and cultural and social vocabularies of the human form, gesture, and movement.

The successful
candidate will be expected to shape courses within the tech-forward and collaborative environment of cinema, dance, and theatre, and to
maintain a distinguished record of professional creative work beyond the university. Additional expectations include: teach
performance-based courses in the theatre/cinema curriculum; advise and participate in the creation of new courses; supervise student
projects; participate in interdisciplinary curriculum instruction and development; and create and/or collaborate in projects and
productions. Contributions to Virginia Tech's Creativity and Innovation Strategic Growth Area's focus on immersive environments, melding the
exploration of innovative technologies with the design of creative experiences, is also expected. ( href=""
). The teaching load is two courses each semester. Service
is expected of all faculty members. The successful candidate must have the ability to recruit, develop, and nurture student interest, and be
open to exploring collaborative endeavors with other School of Performing Arts faculty.

The School of Performing Arts is one of
several programs at the university level supporting creative practice and interdisciplinary work in the arts. The School of Performing Arts
includes academic programs in cinema, dance, music, and theatre and produces an extensive season of events in these fields. The School of
Visual Arts includes academic programs in fine art, creative technology, art history, and visual communication design. Operating at the
nexus of art, design, engineering, and science, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) is one
of seven research institutes at Virginia Tech. The Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech presents performing and visual arts programs that serve
the campus, students, and the broader community.

The School of Performing Arts welcomes a diverse pool of applicants. Review of
applications will begin on January 22, 2018. For further information contact Natasha Staley, target="_blank">[email protected].

Required Qualifications:
  • An MFA or equivalent
    professional experience
  • Record of research/creative work
  • Knowledge of, and creative experience with, dance/movement
    vocabularies of class, race, and gender
  • Ability to integrate multicultural perspectives into curriculum, pedagogy, and creative
  • Evidence of ability to work with the body in a digital performance context, including but not limited to technologies and
    media such as optical or inertial character motion capture and/or live dance projection mapping
  • Alignment with Virginia Tech's
    vision and commitment to inclusion and diversity
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Record of successful
  • Experience in mentoring undergraduate students in creative and research activities
  • Ability to work
    collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries
Must have a conviction check?

How to Apply for this Job:

Candidates must apply online at target="_blank"> (posting #TR0170220) and provide: a letter of application, a CV, a link to portfolio, a one
page artist statement, a one page statement of teaching philosophy, a one page statement describing the applicant's interest in and/or
experience working with diverse groups and underrepresented populations, and contact information for four references.

The Department
of Theatre and Cinema, fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, is committed to building a culturally diverse
faculty and strongly encourages applications from diverse backgrounds. More information can be found at href="" target="_blank">

Employee Category:
Instructional/Research Faculty

Appointment Type: Regular

FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime

Tenure Status: Tenure Track

Academic Year or Calendar Year?
Standard Academic Year

Percent Employment: Full-time

Pay Range: commensurate with experience

Department: School of Performing Arts | Music | Theatre | Cinema

Work Location:

Location Zip Code: 24061

Job Posting Date: 12/20/2017

Review Begin Date: 01/22/2018

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or
applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race,
religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire
about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010
or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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