movement

Assistant Professor in Performance/Somatics

The School of Theatre and Dance seeks an Assistant Professor in Performance/Somatics 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. The successful candidate will have expertise and certification in a somatically-based movement technique in combination with experience as an acting or voice/speech teacher. Areas of specialization may include: specific or hybrid approaches to teaching basic and advanced body awareness techniques in combination with specific or hybrid approaches to teaching acting or vocal techniques.

Application Process: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system at https://apply.interfolio.com/56546. 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) links to research, production and/or teaching samples; and (4) names and contact information of three professional references. The Search Committee may request additional materials at a later time, including letters of reference.

Assistant Professors of Performance (two positions)

Assistant Professors of Performance (two positions) Department of Theatre Arts College of Fine Arts and Communication

Position: The College of Fine Arts and Communication invites applications for two tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professors in the Department of Theatre Arts beginning August 2019.

Qualifications: MFA in acting preferred, but related terminal degrees with performance experience will be considered. Demonstrated abilities as a classroom/studio teacher of acting and a record of creative activity and/or scholarship.

Responsibilities: Position carries a 7 course teaching load with responsibilities for required courses in the BFA in acting, performance electives for all theatre students, and directing and coaching as needed. Seeking one with a specialty in recognized pedagogies of voice and speech, and one with a specialty in a recognized pedagogy of movement. Capable of integrating voice and movement skills into the acting process. The department is also interested in colleagues with an awareness of current and emerging trends in the acting profession. Examples include engagement with electronic media, theatre in communities, improve/comedy, or musical theatre. Service to the department and active engagement in creative activity and scholarship expected. Applicants with demonstrated experience in the recruitment and/or retention of underrepresented students, including students of color, are desired.

Application Process: Strongest consideration will be given to applications received by November 1, 2018. Position open until filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to: Professor Peter Wray Department of Theatre Arts Towson University 8000 York Road Towson, MD 21252-0001 Phone: 410.704.2792 Please visit https://www.towson.edu/provostbudgetoffice/documents/3213_cofac_thea_asst_prof_two_positions.pdf for complete application information.

Assistant Professor of Voice and Movement, University of New Orleans

University of New Orleans seeks an Assistant Professor of Voice and Movement teaching undergraduate and graduate students. MFA degree and professional experience required. Three-year university level teaching in a Liberal Arts environment preferred. Send cover letter, CV, three letters of reference and a teaching philosophy to Prof. David Hoover, dhoover@uno.edu.

All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to retirement status and without regard to an applicant’s having previously accused the UL System Board or any of its universities of unlawful discrimination. Retirement status shall not be considered in the hiring process by any University in the UL System.

The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Visit http://www.uno.edu/jobs/00000.aspx for further details.

Assistant Professor of Voice and Movement, University of New Orleans

University of New Orleans seeks an Assistant Professor of Voice and Movement teaching undergraduate and graduate students. MFA degree and professional experience required. Three-year university level teaching in a Liberal Arts environment preferred. Send cover letter, CV, three letters of reference and a teaching philosophy to Prof. David Hoover, dhoover@uno.edu.

All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to retirement status and without regard to an applicant’s having previously accused the UL System Board or any of its universities of unlawful discrimination. Retirement status shall not be considered in the hiring process by any University in the UL System.

The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Visit http://www.uno.edu/jobs/00000.aspx for further details.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ACTING /MOVEMENT

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEATRE AND DANCE SEEKS AN ENERGETIC AND COLLABORATIVE THEATRE ARTIST/EDUCATOR/SCHOLAR FOR A FULL-TIME, 9-MONTH, TENURE-TRACK POSITION IN PERFORMANCE BEGINNING AUGUST 2018. THE SCHOOL OFFERS AN M.F.A. IN ACTING/ ACTING FOR THE RETURNING PROFESSIONAL, A B.F.A. IN MUSICAL THEATRE, A B.A. IN THEATRE STUDIES: PERFORMANCE, AND A PERFORMANCE MINOR. QUALIFICATIONS: APPLICANTS SHOULD HOLD A TERMINAL DEGREE (M.F.A., PH.D.) IN A PERFORMANCE FIELD, HAVE SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE TEACHING ACTING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, AND MAINTAIN AN ACTIVE RESEARCH AGENDA IN PERFORMANCE EVIDENCED BY A RECORD OF PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY. EXPERIENCE TEACHING ALL LEVELS OF ACTING IS REQUIRED, WITH ADDITIONAL ABILITY TO TEACH MOVEMENT, SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO SUZUKI, LABAN, FELDENKRAIS, OR VIEWPOINTS. THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE A FOCUS TOWARD INCLUSION, INNOVATION AND COMMUNITY.

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN MARCH 9, 2018. https://www.kent.edu/hr/job-opportunities PLEASE APPLY TO POSITION 998237. APPLICANTS SHOULD SUBMIT 1) LETTER OF APPLICATION; 2) A CONCISE TEACHING PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT INCLUDING HOW YOU ENGAGE DIVERSE COMMUNITIES. 3) A CURRICULUM VITA; 4) LIST OF THREE REFERENCES. ADDITIONALLY, MAIL OR ELECTRONICALLY SUBMIT 3 CURRENT CONFIDENTIAL LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION TO: AMY FRITSCHE, SEARCH CHAIR; afritsch@kent.edu 330-672-0112. B144 KENT CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS, 1325 THEATRE DRIVE KENT STATE UNIVERSITY KENT, OH 44242-0001

Assistant Professor of Theatre - Movement Specialist

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Theatre invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre – Movement Specialist to begin academic year 2018-19. The position requires a terminal degree in acting or related field and expertise in an established methodology of movement (or combination of methodologies), and university teaching experience or equivalent. Additional requirements: excellent organizational, communication, and collaboration skills; interest in curriculum development and academic leadership; and a commitment to increasing the representation of underrepresented voices in theatre. Secondary expertise in another area of performance is preferred. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the position includes a full university benefits package.

This full-time, nine-month appointment requires a combination of teaching, service, and research/creative work. The successful candidate will teach theatre and movement courses, serve as movement coach for UMBC productions, and contribute to academic advising, committee service, student recruitment, and related activities. UMBC is a Carnegie Research University – High Activity institution: tenure-track faculty are expected to develop research/creative work that leads to a national reputation in their field, and institutional support and mentorship is provided. UMBC is located near theaters in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., where many faculty contribute to professional productions.

The Department has approximately 125 majors/minors and offers a B.F.A. in Acting, and a B.A. in Theatre with concentrations in Design & Production or Theatre Studies, all taught within new, state-of-the-art facilities. UMBC Theatre productions have received numerous KC/ACTF awards and national festival invitations.

UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and seeks to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty and staff diversity and encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

For best consideration, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, a statement of commitment to inclusive excellence, and contact information for three references via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/44066).

Screening of applications will begin November 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  For questions please contact Alan Kreizenbeck, Search Chair at kreizenb@umbc.edu. Department website: www.theatre.umbc.edu. UMBC is an EOE/AA.

Assistant Associate Teaching Professor UC San Diego MFA Acting Program

Assistant – Associate Teaching Professor – UC San Diego MFA Acting Program

THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE at UC SAN DIEGO (http://theatre.ucsd.edu) invites applications to join our MFA Professional Acting Program beginning July 1, 2018. The academic appointment for this position will be for an Assistant Teaching Professor (also termed Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment) OR Associate Teaching Professor (also termed Lecture with Security of Employment) depending upon the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. The UCSD Acting Program is a nationally recognized conservatory-based program within a vibrant Research 1 University. The nationally respected regional theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, is located on the campus and offers artistic opportunities for students and faculty. The successful candidate will serve as a core member of the MFA Acting Area and will be expected to teach all levels of movement. Candidate will also serve as a mentor to students in and out of production and contribute in all areas of leadership within the area, i.e. recruitment, evaluation, casting, and advising.

Required Qualifications: Must possess a MFA or PhD; extensive experience as a movement instructor and/or coach or director in the professional arena; certification and/or experience in various movement disciplines such as LeCoq, Laban, Feldenkrais, Mask Work, Improvisation, Physical Theatre, Mime, Juggling, Acrobatics, and Circus Techniques. Preferred Qualifications: University and/or conservatory teaching experience. Background in developing a comprehensive movement curriculum is highly desired. The ideal candidate will have strong demonstrated accomplishments or plans in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity. 

In order to advance in the Teaching Professor series, the candidate must demonstrate truly exceptional teaching, professional achievement and activity, university service, and educational leadership beyond the campus.

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications based on University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will commence on November 14, 2017. To apply:

For Assistant Teaching Professor applicants, go to: http://apptrkr.com/1092297

For Associate Teaching Professor applicants, go to: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01550

Only applications submitted via the UCSD on-line system will be considered. The following documents are required: - Cover Letter - Curriculum Vitae - Statement of Teaching Philosophy - Three Letters of Recommendations - Statement of Contributions to Diversity (see http://facultydiversity.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html ) UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity.