Assistant Professor -ACTING- Emory University

The Department of Theater and Dance at Emory University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Theater Studies, with a specialization in Acting.  We seek a committed and experienced teacher of acting, who is also active as a working artist.  

Emory’s Department of Theater and Dance offers a BA in either Theater or Dance and a joint BA (with Creative Writing) in Playwriting.  The department partners with Theater Emory, an Equity theater company, where faculty serve as artists in residence. Theater Emory also affords Emory students the possibility to study and work alongside professionals.

Emory is a highly ranked research university: No. 21 among national universities and No. 17 among national universities offering the best value to students based on a combination of academic quality and need-based financial aid (U.S. News and World Report 2017). 80% of Emory classes have fewer than 30 students, the student-faculty ratio is 8:1, and the undergraduate population represents 49 states and 79 nations.

Atlanta is a vibrant arts city and the hub of the southeast. It has a strong theater community, with a Tony Award-winning regional theater (the Alliance Theatre) and a diversity of smaller companies: Alliance Theatre, The Center for Puppetry Arts, Horizon Theatre Company, Theatrical Outfit, Synchronicity Theatre, Out Of Hand Theater. Atlanta is also a rapidly growing center for filmmaking, cable programming, and music.

Requirements:

  • An M.F.A. in Acting, or equivalent degree
  • University teaching experience in acting, with the ability to teach across all levels from beginning to advanced
  • Evidence of an active performance career

Desired:

  • Additional expertise in one or more areas such as Voice and Text, Acting for the Camera, Musical Theater Performance or others
  • Experience in associated areas such as directing or the development of new work

Additional Materials:

  • A statement that addresses your teaching philosophy including your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentoring of students from diverse backgrounds
  • Supporting materials to demonstrate success in teaching such as course syllabi, class and peer evaluations
  • A research statement defining your artistic interests and aspirations, as well as how you would envision contributing to Theater Emory
  • Links to work samples, on-line portfolios and/or websites encouraged
  • Three reference letters

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements:

  • An M.F.A. in Acting, or equivalent degree
  • University teaching experience in acting, with the ability to teach across all levels from beginning to advanced
  • Evidence of an active performance career

Desired:

  • Additional expertise in one or more areas such as Voice and Text, Acting for the Camera, Musical Theater Performance or others
  • Experience in associated areas such as directing or the development of new work

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, go to http:// apply.interfolio.com/46477 and electronically submit a letter of application; CV; performance resume and these additional materials:

  • A statement that addresses your teaching philosophy including your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentoring of students from diverse backgrounds
  • Supporting materials to demonstrate success in teaching such as course syllabi, class and peer evaluations
  • A research statement defining your artistic interests and aspirations, as well as how you would envision contributing to Theater Emory
  • Links to work samples, on-line portfolios and/or websites encouraged
  • Three reference letters

Questions should be directed to Matt Jordan, Academic Department Administrator, at matt.jordan@emory.edu. Applicaton Deadline:  December 15, 2017. Position start date: Fall, 2018.