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Professor of Practice of Theatre (Scenic Design)
Le Moyne College

Date Posted Aug. 29, 2023
Title Professor of Practice of Theatre (Scenic Design)
University Le Moyne College
Syracuse, NY, United States
Department Visual Preforming Arts
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date August 2024
  • Professor
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education

About LeMoyne College:

Le Moyne College, located in Syracuse, New York is an independent college established by the Jesuits in 1946 to provide students with a values-based, comprehensive academic program designed to foster intellectual excellence and preparation for a life of leadership and service. Today, Le Moyne has evolved into a nationally acclaimed college of liberal arts and sciences that draws students from across the U.S. and abroad.

Our Mission:
Le Moyne College is a diverse learning community that strives for academic excellence in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition through its comprehensive programs rooted in the liberal arts and sciences. Its emphasis is on education of the whole person and on the search for meaning and value as integral parts of the intellectual life. Le Moyne College seeks to prepare its members for leadership and service in their personal and professional lives to promote a more just society. Le Moyne College aims to advance the values of diversity and inclusiveness at the college. To do this, Le Moyne seeks scholars and professionals who bring innovation, creativity, and impact to the campus, and who bring greater depth, breadth, and diversity to our campus community.

The department of Visual and Performing Arts at Le Moyne College cultivates and curates safe spaces within which students, faculty, staff, and community members can perform, create, teach, engage, lead, and learn. We believe that the arts stimulate conversation, encourage creativity, and change people for the better. We are relentlessly devoted to building communities, celebrating differences, and creating an open environment that is welcoming to all.

Job Description:

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Le Moyne College has one job opening for a full-time Professor of Practice position at its Syracuse, New York campus. We are seeking qualified candidates with expertise in Scenic Design for the theatre. The successful candidate will be expected to teach eight courses per academic year, with course-releases granted for scenic and/or lighting designs of departmental productions, and/or supervision of student designers, to be determined in alignment with prevailing department and College policy.  Successful candidates will be highly collaborative and will participate in Theatre program recruiting, student mentoring, and general service to the department of Visual and Performing Arts. Successful candidates will teach courses in Stagecraft, Scenic Design, and other courses within the department or the College, to be determined.

As non-tenure track faculty, the Professor of Practice is offered, when initially hired, a
contract for each of the first three academic years as a Professor of Practice (subject to satisfactory performance, financial exigency, or programmatic changes) and a three-year contract thereafter (subject to satisfactory performance, financial exigency, or
programmatic changes). Appointments are subject to annual evaluation for the first three years with evaluations every three years thereafter. Professors of Practice have the rights of full-time faculty under the Handbook, including the right of academic freedom, due process and the right to a voice in our system of governance.  Preference will be given to applications received by December 1.


MFA and/or professional scenic design experience required, as are excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.  College teaching experience and knowledge and experience in lighting design are preferred.

Additional Information:

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion job expectations for all Le Moyne College employees:  

  • Demonstrates commitment to promoting a more diverse, inclusive and equitable work environment by supporting the diversity, equity, and inclusion goals of the employee's unit.
  • Regularly participates in professional development opportunities to become more aware of DEI issues and to consider ways in which their work can be expanded to honor and incorporate the diversity of our community.
  • Works to neutralize institutional bias by analyzing the policies and procedures of their unit and making suggestions to remove barriers for historically underserved people.
  • Promotes open communication across Le Moyne's community in order to create an inclusive environment, and understanding of others backgrounds, ideas, and perspectives.

Le Moyne Benefits

403(b) Retirement contribution- (9.5% Employer match)
Generous tuition coverage
Health insurance options- (Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts)
Health Savings Accounts- (Partially Employer funded) 
Basic Life & AD&D Insurance- (Employer paid)
Short and Long Term Disability Insurance (Employer paid)
Supplemental Life & AD&D Insurance
Voluntary benefits- (Legal, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, Accident Insurance, Pet Insurance etc.)
12 paid holidays (In addition to paid time off the week between Christmas and New Years)
Generous time off package 

Salary Range: $53,500 to $56,000

  • Equal Employment Opportunity

    Le Moyne College is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship & immigration or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

    This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship.  Le Moyne makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. 

    Application Instructions:

    Candidates can apply by going to and clicking the 'Apply Now' button and submitting the required materials for consideration:

    * A cover letter discussing your interest in the position
    * A copy of your curriculum vitae
    * A statement of your teaching philosophy, experience, and effectiveness
    *A link to design portfolio of recent work

    Also, please arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be submitted to with the appropriate subject line: "Theatre Search"

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Nicole Davis, Human Resources
    Visual Preforming Arts
    Le Moyne College
    1419 Salt Springs Rd
    Syracuse, NY 13214
  • 3154454155


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