Limited Term Instructor or Assistant Professor of Theatre & Performance Studies
Posting DetailsPosition Information Academic Home Department:Theatre and Performance StudiesPosting Job Title:Limited Term Instructor or Assistant Professor of Theatre & Performance StudiesRecruitment Type:Limited Term Position Details Rank- Title:Limited Term Instructor, Limited Term Assistant Professor – TBDArea of Specialty - Discipline:Theatre - ActingAdministrative/Distinguished Title - Working Title if applicable:Position Status:RegularTenure Track Status:Terms of Employment:9-month Contract Type:Limited Term (Full-time)Date Position Available:08/12/2019 Position Qualifications/Responsibilities Position Qualifications - Responsibilities:
Specialization in Stanislavsky-based approach to actor training is required. (e.g. Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov, Meisner, Practical Aesthetics, Hagen, Adler, or other) A hybrid approach to multiple Stanislavsky-based acting techniques for stage or camera is welcome. Preferred skills include significant professional acting experience and experience teaching one or more of the following: classical acting for the stage; Shakespearean text, acting for the camera; improvisation; voice and speech; movement; Alexander Technique, physical comedy; and/or stage combat.
In collaboration with other full and part-time acting faculty members, this person may teach courses at all levels of the acting curriculum including Acting One, Contemporary Scene Study, Acting Styles (e.g. Shakespeare, Moliere, Shaw, Brecht, Restoration). Depending on the candidate’s areas of expertise, the teaching load might include courses in Stage Combat, Movement, Physical Theatre, Voice and Articulation or Dialects. In combination with the other fulltime acting faculty member, workload might also include coaching voice/text/dialects for departmental productions. This position will coordinate the department’s recruitment and scholarship programs.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills and an ongoing creative agenda are required. The candidate should have a willingness to collaborate with other faculty members and possess a commitment to collegiality, excellence and diversity. The department’s liberal arts degree emphasizes research and writing as well as creative work.Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications):
•M.F.A. in Acting or M.F.A. in Voice and Speech, or its foreign equivalent or equivalent professional experience
•Professional acting experience
•Proven record of excellence teaching a Stanislavsky-based acting technique (e.g. Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov, Meisner, Practical Aesthetics, Hagen, Adler, or other)
The ideal candidate will demonstrate one or more of the following:
•Three or more years of experience teaching acting in an undergraduate setting
•Expertise in voice, text, and dialect coaching
•Certification in a vocal training method such as Linklater, Fitzmaurice, Berry, Rodenburg, or Lessac.
•Expertise in Somatics, Alexander, Movement, and/or Stage Combat
•Aptitude for written and spoken scholarship
In your application materials, please describe how you would seek to contribute to a culturally diverse community as an artist, scholar, and teacher. Please include a link to portfolio materials that demonstrate your skills and include a teaching philosophy that addresses the scholar-artist model.Posting Details KSU Faculty Posting Number:000187USG Applicant Clearing House Position ID:43674Departmental/College Overview:
The Department of Theatre & Performance Studies is committed to fostering a culturally inclusive environment. All our faculty are expected to excel at teaching and mentoring students that are broadly diverse with regard to age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, political ideology, and/or veteran status.Kennesaw State University Campus and Location:
For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.EEO Statement:
Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
- Letter of Application
- Current Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial Academic Transcripts (official transcripts due upon hire)
- List of Names and Contact Information of Three References
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy