Assistant Professor of Acting and Voice

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oct 10, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The School of Theatre at Oklahoma City University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Acting and Voice beginning August 2018. This position functions as part of the professional artistic community focused on teaching introduction to acting, scene study, voice and dialects, as well as elsewhere in the acting curriculum.

Along with their ability to teach the required acting and voice courses, the ideal candidate should also be a member of one of the pertinent professional unions (AEA, SAG-AFTRA).  Applicants should be student-centered and able to train and supervise students in the basics of the Stanislavski system.

Teaching, Scholarship, and Service Requirements

The successful candidate is expected to participate in the School's assessment program, and in student recruiting and retention efforts for the School and University. Ongoing scholarly/creative/professional activity is also expected. Additional information about the school can be found at


An MFA or equivalent professional experience is required. A minimum of five (5) years of professional acting and/or directing experience and a minimum of two (2) years of university-level teaching experience is also required.

The ability to teach dialects and introductory acting is necessary. Union membership(s), and recent professional acting and/or directing work is expected. The ability to direct for the School of Theatre Season, professional certifications, and experience with Phonetic Pillows is highly desirable.

Promotion and Tenure

Effective teaching, scholarship, and service are required for promotion and tenure. Additional requirements are established by each school and college and defined in the School of Theatre’s Procedures for Renewal, Promotion, and Tenure Appendix to the OCU Faculty Handbook.

School of Theatre

The School of Theatre offers an active production-based BFA program and is a part of the Margaret E. Petree College of Performing Arts which includes the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment and the Wanda L. Bass School of Music.

The School of Theatre offers a BFA in Acting, BFA in Design and Production, and a BA in Theatre and Performance in a program that is gaining a national reputation and growing toward a steady population of over 200 majors. The School of Theatre mounts four main stage and seven lab productions each season. The school has partnerships with local professional arts companies including: Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, Lyric Theater of Oklahoma, and Oklahoma City Ballet.

About Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City University was founded in 1904 and is a coeducational, urban, private university located in the Uptown district of Oklahoma City. The university is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and offers a wide variety of degrees in the liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Oklahoma City University is the only Oklahoma institution listed in the top tier of the regional, master's-level university category by U.S. News and World Report magazine.

Employee Benefits

The faculty of OCU are afforded a generous and comprehensive benefits package designed to fit the needs of you and your family. Benefits offered include: health (medical, dental and vision) insurance, flexible spending accounts, university paid life insurance, university paid long-term disability insurance, retirement plans, and tuition remission for employees and qualifying dependents who wish to take classes or pursue a degree at OCU.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, list of 3-5 professional references

Contact for Additional Questions

Search Chair: Kate Brennan,

Oklahoma City University is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the values and goals of diversity.