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University of Florida School of Theatre + Dance Assistant Professor in Acting

School of Theatre + Dance

Faculty Position Announcement

Assistant Professor in Acting

 

Position: Full-time, 9 month, tenure-accruing faculty position

Date of Expected Hire: August 16, 2019

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

The School of Theatre and Dance seeks an Assistant Professor in Acting with expertise that will complement existing faculty specialties while advancing the School’s ability to educate students in the multiple domains of classical and contemporary performance. Areas of specialization may include specific (Michael Chekhov, Meisner, Stanislavski, Spolin, etc.) or hybrid approaches to teaching basic and advanced techniques for both stage, and on-camera acting/acting for digital media.

 

The University of Florida College of the Arts intends to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond. As artists and scholars, we embrace the complexity of our evolving human experience and seek to empower our students and faculty to shape that experience fearlessly through critical study, creative practice, and provocation. We seek a colleague who identifies as a change-maker. We seek a colleague who will prepare students to access and unsettle centers of power in a radically changing world. We seek a colleague who will position emerging artists and researchers as catalysts for equity on local and global levels.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty, seeking faculty of all races, ethnicities, genders, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

 

Responsibilities: Teach in the School’s undergraduate and graduate curricula. Other responsibilities may include the following:

  • Production coaching for actors and the potential for directing in mainstage season.
  • Advise BA and BFA senior projects and MFA thesis projects.
  • Serve on School, College, and University committees as assigned.
  • Maintain active national and international creative research profile in area(s) of specialization, leading to tenure and promotion.
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Minimum Qualifications: PhD, MFA or DFA in theatre or closely related field. Evidence of success in promoting an environment that advances diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

Preferred Qualifications: The successful candidate will bring to the position:

  • Proven excellence in teaching acting at the college undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Training or certification in a specific acting technique
  • Substantial on-camera experience
  • An ongoing national profile as a professional actor and/or director
  • A commitment to innovative, online, and interdisciplinary curricula
  • Experience with solo/original/devised work a plus

 

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 6, 2018 and continue until an applicant pool is established. To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by December 5, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

 

Application Process: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system at https://apply.interfolio.com/56767. Online applications must include the following: (1) a detailed letter of application that explains how you match the particular qualifications of this position and how your work and perspective will contribute to and enhance our transformative community; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a research narrative and statement of teaching philosophy; (4) links to research, production and/or teaching samples; and (5) names and contact information of three professional references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time, including letters of reference. 

 

Nominations and Inquiries may be sent to:

Chair, Assistant Professor in Acting Search

Email: taltmeyer@arts.ufl.edu

 

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call +1 (352) 392- 2477or the Florida Relay System at +1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

SCHOOL OF THEATRE + DANCE: The light-filled, state-of-the-art Nadine McGuire Theatre and Dance Pavilion is home to the School of Theatre + Dance (SoTD). The School’s international full-time faculty of 27 recognized artists and researchers, complemented by adjunct and guest faculty and staff, including full- and part-time professionals. The School offers MFA curricula in acting and in design/technology, which includes scene design, lighting design and costume technology; BFA programs in acting, musical theatre, scene design, lighting design and costume design; and a BA in general theatre. The School features two degree programs in dance designed to develop the individual voice of the dance artist, a BFA and a BA. Approximately 200 students major in the artistically diverse curricula of the School of Theatre + Dance. Through its production program, outreach and innovative programming, the School of Theatre + Dance provides multiple cultural opportunities annually to thousands of members of the University and the greater community. The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance and the National Association of Schools of Theatre. For more information, visit www.arts.ufl.edu/theatreanddance.

 

COLLEGE OF THE ARTS:

The College of the Arts fosters creative activity, scholarly and artistic excellence, and innovation across disciplines. We achieve the university’s mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their critical thinking and inspiring a culture of curiosity and imagination. The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,500 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 120 faculty members in its three accredited schools— the School of Art + Art History, the School of Music and the School of Theatre + Dance, and in the Center for Arts in Medicine and the Digital Worlds Institute. In addition, the college comprises the Center for Arts and Public Policy, the Center for World Arts, the University Galleries, and the University level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami.

 

The University of Florida:

The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation, ranked one of the top ten best public universities in the nation in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. UF is a graduate research institution with more than 50,000 students and membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Gainesville, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities, is located midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Together, the University and the community comprise the educational, medical and cultural center of North Central Florida, with outstanding resources such as the University of Florida Performing Arts (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Squitieri Studio Theatre, the Baughman Center, University Auditorium), the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the community, the Hippodrome Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet.

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