Assistant Professor of Acting

Job description

The University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Acting beginning August 2019. Our program is NAST accredited with a robust production season of five main stage productions including a musical and annual dance concert, as well as an active student-produced studio season. The successful candidate's responsibilities will include: teaching foundational, intermediate and advanced acting classes for majors; teaching voice/movement for majors; coaching and mentoring student actors for audition preparation; directing in the season; and recruitment for the undergraduate program.

There is also an expectation of research and/or creative work, committee service, advising, and other administrative responsibilities, consistent with the rank of assistant professor at a Research I Institution. The successful candidate will have a proven ability to teach B.A. undergraduate students in the foundations of acting (i.e. Stanislavski System), directing experience, and strong ties to the profession.

Applicants should include curriculum vitae and a cover letter including a link to website (if available). When prompted in the application, also include the names and contact information for three references. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system.

Review of applications will begin December 8, 2018 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Job Title
Assistant Professor of Acting

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
8X300:Fine Arts - Theatre Arts

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

MFA or terminal degree

Required Related Experience


Required License/ Registration/Certification


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

College teaching experience preferred.

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
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    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents





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    Posted: 11/9/2018
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