Theatre Arts-Acting/Directing, Full-Time, Temporary, Non-Tenure Track, Visiting Assistant Professor
Job ID 2018-4861
Posted Date 2018-04-04
# of Openings 1
Org Number 010086
Department Theatre, Dance & Media Arts
Division Provost Vice President
Job Type Faculty
Proposed Salary Range Commensurate with credentials and experience.
Targeted Job Start Date 8/1/2018
Hours Per Week 40
Weeks Per Year 40
Regular Workdays/Hours Varies
Preference Date 5/4/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants
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The College of Fine Arts and Design is a center of excellence for the arts and design, as well as a center of innovation for improving and promoting arts education. Founded in 2001, the college combines the experience of Oklahoma's oldest public educational institution with groundbreaking thinking about the role of the arts on the 21st century. The College of Fine Arts and Design nurtures leadership qualities in students, thus expanding the scope and qualities of their career opportunities. The institution's emphasis is on student-centered education. This commitment to excellence provides students the opportunity to interact and work closely with our more than 100 outstanding full and part-time faculty members who are dedicated to developing the artist, scholar, creative professional, educator, citizen and leader as a whole. With more than 200 performing and visual arts events every year, the college provides students from a variety of academic disciplines and programs to come together to view exhibits, attend special events, experience performances, take classes and discuss their work , and ultimately learn to both specialize and think from a global perspective.The College of Fine Arts and Design currently has six academic units, the Department of Art, Department of Dance, Department of Design, Department of Theatre Arts, School of Music and the Academy of Contemporary Music and specialized accreditations from National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). For further information see our website http://www.uco.edu/cfad
Visiting faculty are employed by the university to teach or perform research for a limited time. This is a non-tenure track, temporary position. Service or research may be expected.
Department Specific Essential Job Functions
The University of Central Oklahoma Department of Theatre Arts invites applications for a temporary, non-tenure-track position in acting/directing. This position will include academic, artistic, and service responsibilities in a theatre department offering B.F.A. degrees in Theatre Performance, Design and Technology, and Theatre Education/Communication. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in acting, directing, dramatic literature, script analysis, and introduction to theatre. Artistic responsibilities will include directing a minimum of one theatre production each academic year and creating additional performance opportunities for students. This position will also require service commitments to the university, college, department, and professional organizations; participation in shared governance of the department; the recruitment and mentorship of undergraduate theatre students; and active participation in the advancement of the Department of Theatre Arts. Finally, the successful applicant will have the knowledge, skill, and ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students in the College of Fine Arts and Design. Minorities, women, and candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teach twelve credit hours each semester including courses in acting, directing, dramatic literature, script analysis, introduction to theatre, and other courses as assigned.
Develop curriculum, including an undergraduate course in directing.
Direct a minimum of one theatre production each academic year and create additional performance opportunities for students.
Supervise and mentor students working on assistant directing, dramaturgy, and capstone projects.
Engage in professional activity in area of specialization at local, regional, and/or national level.
Participate in UCO Theatre Arts outreach projects, including work with local schools, colleges, organizations, community and/or professional theatres.
Service commitments to the university, college, department, and professional organizations.
Active participation in the UCO Theatre Arts recruitment plan.
An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval).
M.F.A. in Acting or Directing.
Minimum of three years university teaching experience.
Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
Demonstrated experience in directing.
Demonstrated experience in student recruitment and mentorship.
Certification and/or specialization in a recognized acting and/or movement technique.
Ability to teach courses in acting, directing, dramatic literature, and introduction to theatre.
Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required.
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.