The Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut seeks applicants for a unique position as core artist focused on the development and realization of a new sequence for our BFA actors in Acting for the Camera. Duties will include teaching, ongoing professional creative activity, and limited service.
The successful candidate will be a working professional with a recognized body of work who desires to bring her or his specific approach to the creative and technical needs facing the actor in film or TV to the world of the young actor. The professional artist's approach will be the touchstone for this aspect of the actor's BFA training.
Minimum Qualifications: Significant and continuing body of work as an actor in film and/or TV. Ability and desire to help establish a personal approach and vision for guiding young actors from process for stage to the specifics needed to reveal life in front of the camera. Candidates for the Assistant Professor (tenure track) position must have a terminal degree. Candidates for the Assistant Professor in Residence position must have a terminal degree or equivalent professional experience.
Preferred Qualifications: An actor whose body of work is defined by the uniqueness of approach to each character created for the screen. Provide opportunities for the BFA actors to observe the professional artist at work on a set or location shoot. At least a BFA, BA, or BS preferred for an Assistant Professor in Residence appointment.
The position of Assistant Professor is a full-time, nine (9)-month, tenure-track appointment with flexibility to accommodate the candidate's professional commitments and ongoing opportunities. The Assistant Professor in Residence position is annually renewable. Salary is competitive based upon qualifications. The successful candidate's primary academic appointment will be at the Storrs campuses.
Please apply online using Husky Hire. Applications must include: a cover letter; the candidate's detailed curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three (3) references. Screening of applications will proceed immediately. The University of Connecticut actively solicits applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.