Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre

Feb 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor of Theatre (voice/speech)

Job Description:

Position Description: Full-time, nine month, tenure-accruing faculty position.

Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor, based on the School's promotion criteria.  Tenure is not awarded upon hire.  The University of Florida allows faculty members to apply for tenure as early as the faculty member deems he/she is ready.

Date of Expected Hire:  August 16, 2017

The School of Theatre and Dance at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a specialist in vocal training for actors at the Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure accruing) level.  Applicants should be able to contribute to the recruitment and retention of MFA and BFA acting students in a vibrant professional theatre training program within one of the nation's top public research universities.

Teach 3/3 classroom voice classes and coaching for MFA and BFA acting students.  Other instructional duties include coaching of main-stage (proscenium and black box) productions (approximately 6 productions per academic year), coaching audition materials and preparing graduating students for annual NYC showcase.  Further responsibilities include: commitment to teaching excellence and creative collaboration; service on school, college, and/or university committees and other related duties as assigned.

SCHOOL OF THEATRE + DANCE:The School of Theatre + Dance has an international full-time faculty of 21 people who are recognized artists and researchers in their own right, 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 B.A. in general theatre. The School's B.F.A. degree in Dance Performance includes four interlocking streams of dance study: choreography and performance, intercultural dance studies, dance and medicine, and dance theatre. Approximately 230 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 Theatre and the National Association of Schools of Dance.  For more information, visit

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 1,300 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 100 faculty members in its three accredited schools — the School of Art + Art History, School of Music, School of Theatre + Dance. In addition to its schools, the college comprises the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute, the Center for Arts and Public Policy, the Center for World Arts, the University Galleries, and the Univeresity 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. 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 State Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits eligible position.

Minimum Requirements:

Terminal degree required.  At least 4 years of full-time teaching on the college/ university level or commensurate experience.  Significant experience as a performer and/or coach.

Preferred Qualifications:

Specialization, experience and/or certification in one or more pedagogical approaches, such as Lessac, Linklater, Berry or other notable voice training techniques are required.  However, an eclectic approach to training the actor's voice may also be welcomed with proof of effectiveness.  Preferred candidates might also exhibit leadership potential, national or international reputation, and/or demonstrated conduct of inclusion.    

The successful candidate must also be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The university has a student body of over 49,000 undergraduate, graduate and first professional students, including over 14,500 minority students, and 6,000 international students.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of applications will begin March 13, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  To ensure full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by March 13, 2017.

Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida online application system by March 13, 2017.  Online applications must include the following:

(1) a detailed letter of application;

(2) a curriculum vita;

(3) teaching philosophy

(4) name and current contact information (phone numbers) for three (3) references.  The application system will prompt the applicant for names/ emails of the references directly to the application website.  The search committee will notify the applicant before the system contacts those references.   

(5) links to teaching, coaching and performance samples if available.  The search committee may request additional materials at a later time.  

Final candidate will be required to provide 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 education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

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