voice & diction


The Department of Theater at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Voice and Acting at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2020. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the University offers an attractive benefits package. Requirements: MFA in Acting or related field by time of appointment; certification in a recognized Voice pedagogy (such as Fitzmaurice, Laban, Lessac, Linklater, etc.); demonstrated excellence in teaching voice and acting at the college level; record of professional achievement as a theater practitioner at the regional or national level; evidence of ongoing creative or professional achievement; and an ability to collaborate and work with colleagues and students across disciplines. We are seeking a person with a passion and vision for undergraduate education to teach Voice and Acting classes in our B.A. program. The ideal candidate will demonstrate rigor and excellence in their work, as they join a dynamic team of faculty and staff in a department of about 150 theater majors and a growing minor. The department also has MFA programs in Design, Directing, and Dramaturgy, and the nation’s first certificate in Multicultural Theater Practice. In addition to teaching Voice and Acting classes, the candidate will mentor MFA students in their teaching, take an active role in recruitment, and assist with vocal coaching on productions. Ideally, the candidate will also bring their own unique expertise or specialty to expand our program, with some potential areas of interest being LGBTQIA+ theater, musical theater, or innovative classes for non-majors. Participation in departmental and university service is also a responsibility. To apply, please submit a Letter of Application; a Curriculum Vitae (or detailed professional résumé); a Statement of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion which describes your past, current, and anticipated contributions in these areas through research, teaching and service; and the Names and Email Addresses of three references to: http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/502474/assistant-professor-of-voice-and-acting Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of November 1, 2019 to ensure full consideration. UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Voice

The preferred candidate will hold an MFA or have professional equivalence. A minimum of 2-3 years of teaching experience is desired. Proficiency, though not necessarily certification, in the principles of breath work and voice production for the actor is desired, along with a familiarity of prominent techniques, which might include but not be limited to Linklater, Fitzmaurice, Lessac, Alexander Technique, and ritual song. Background in dialects and an ability to discuss with students their progress in text analysis and the International Phonetic Alphabet would be a plus.

The candidate will mentor a community of undergraduates with diverse backgrounds. The candidate whose experience reflects work with and/or teaching diverse communities is preferable.

Responsibilities will include teaching voice within the BFA conservatory program, guiding students in production, voice coaching selected productions, and taking part in the daily life and culture of the school. The position is Pittsburgh-based. Establishing and/or maintaining professional engagements is encouraged. The position will accommodate to the particular talents and skill sets of the successful candidate, so all who broadly fit the description above are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will join a faculty, staff and student body committed to diversity, equity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. Apply/full description: https://apply.interfolio.com/55827

Assistant Professor

The Department of Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Voice and Speech. The position leads vocal training for the Professional Actor Training Program (M.F.A) teaching a comprehensive six-semester program in voice, speech and dialects and serves as Voice and Dialect Coach for PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional LORT theatre associated with the Department of Dramatic Art. The successful candidate will have at least three years of experience as a voice teacher/vocal coach at the university, college, or professional level, and have demonstrated professional excellence as evidenced by prior professional achievement and ongoing professional contacts. Applicants should possess a Master of Fine Arts degree from an accredited institution or equivalent professional experience.

For further details on the position, application instructions, and to apply, please visit https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/148418 . Application deadline is 10/21/2018. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice and Speech

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Theatre seeks a full-time 3-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Voice and Speech, with a proposed start date of August 16, 2018. An MFA or terminal degree is required. Experience teaching voice and speech for Theatre at the university level, expertise in speech, IPA, accents/dialects, voice over, advanced texts and styles, and one or more recognized vocal production approaches is required. For a full position description and to apply, please visit http://jobs.illinois.edu by March 26, 2018.

Asst./Assoc. Professor of Theatre, Voice and Speech

Penn State School of Theatre invites applications for a full-time, tenure track appointment to teach voice and speech at the assistant or associate professor rank to begin August 2018. The candidate will teach voice and speech classes at both the graduate and undergraduate level. The successful candidate will teach vocal production, speech, text, and dialects and accents in a manner compatible with the needs of the program. No specific voice or speech teaching method is required but expertise and/or certification in a known methodology is preferred (i.e. Fitzmaurice, Miller Voice Method, Knight-Thompson Speechwork, etc.). Candidates who have a background and training in a specific methodology should demonstrate in their application an ability to incorporate other techniques and to be open & flexible in their approach to the work. Relevant teaching experience and a sound knowledge of anatomy of the human voice are essential. A secondary area of expertise might include a physical approach to acting (i.e. Lecoq, Michael Chekhov, etc.) and/or a body-focused technique (i.e. Alexander, Feldenkrais, etc.).

Additional responsibilities of this position will include but are not limited to student tutorials and production vocal, text and/or dialect coaching. We seek an applicant who is interested in an integrated and collaborative approach to actor training and in developing such a curriculum with the performance area team. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and will continue until filled. Applicants should apply by submitting a cover letter, cv, teaching philosophy and list of 3-5 references here: http://apptrkr.com/1121554.

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