Cornell College
  • 02-Jun-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • Part Time

Cornell College, a selective undergraduate liberal arts college located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, invites applications for a part-time Visiting Artist in Theatre. Cornell courses are taught on a One-Course-At-A-Time schedule, in which faculty members teach and students take one course at a time, meeting daily, M-F, for three and a half week terms. The Visiting Artist will teach Basic Acting, Play Analysis, and an Acting Ensemble adjunct course in the 2021-2022 academic year, and direct one production in the 2021-2022 mainstage season. This position is for one year with the possibility of renewal and is eligible for pro-rated benefits. MFA in Acting and Directing required. Teaching and professional (union) experience are highly desired.

Because Cornell College values diversity and strives to create a welcoming community in which all individuals are respected and included, the entire campus community is called upon to engage in dialogue around issues of difference, identity, and ideology. The College is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects our diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities, and who will excel at working with students who are broadly diverse. (See our diversity statement here.)

About Cornell College

Academic immersion, real world experience requirements through Ingenuity in Action, 19 division III NCAA athletic teams, and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 13 foreign countries to Cornell. External endorsements include selection as one of the original Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, a Kiplinger's best value in liberal arts colleges, and one of only 290 U.S. colleges with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly constructed Russell Science Center. Mount Vernon, Iowa, is an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of the ICR Iowa region.

Application Process

Interested applicants should submit the following materials:

  • A letter of application/cover letter, which includes a description of any experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Names and contact information for a minimum of three references

Applications will be reviewed as received and continue until the position is filled.

For more information about the Theatre and Dance program, please visit the website at https://www.cornellcollege.edu/theatre/index.shtml

Cornell is an AA/EO employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-free Air Act, participates in e-verify for verification of employment eligibility, and conducts background checks.

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