"Assistant Professor of Theatre - Acting and Directing- 9 month Tenured Track

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Posting Details

Job Title"Assistant Professor of Theatre - Acting and Directing- 9 month Tenured TrackLocationAlpineDepartmentFine Arts & CommunicationsJob No.Posting Date09/13/2019End DateUntil FilledYesAppointment DateSalary$50,000Required

MFA in Theatre, Acting-Directing focus.


Required + professional experience.

Primary Responsibilities

TThe University seeks a candidate with a strong background in actor training. Voice and movement teaching experience is also a plus. This position is expected to teach a variety of theatre classes, including (but not limited to) Acting I, Acting II, Styles, and Voice for the Actor. Instructor-level knowledge of more than one acting philosophy (Stanislavsky, Hagen, Meisner, Strasberg, Spolin, et.al.) is preferred. All theatre faculty are expected to teach occasional freshman-level intro classes. Directing assignments rotate annually, and the person hired for this position will direct one or two productions per year, including summer shows with Theater of the Big Bend at the Kokernot Outdoor Theater. The successful candidate is a creative problem-solver who prefers to work in a collaborative environment, gives and receives artistic criticism in a positive, supportive, and constructive manner, and is interested in developing thoughtful, relevant, and socially-conscious theater in a variety of venues. Other desired (but not necessarily required) qualifications include fluency in a language other than English (Spanish is a plus), and/or any specialty like clowning, children’s theater, musical theater, dance, classical theater, mime, multicultural theater, or playwriting. Please supply a letter of interest addressing your qualifications for this position’s responsibilities, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as teaching evaluations, with your CV.

Appointment begins August 2020. Position is Security Sensitive.

Responsible for personal safety and the safety of others; must exercise due caution and practice safe work habits at all times. Position is Security Sensitive.

Other Information

Eligible for Summer Teaching

Texas Law requires a 60 day waiting period before new state employees are eligible to enroll in health insurance.

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

About SRSU

Sul Ross State University, located in Alpine, Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System. It is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students on campus in Alpine.

At an elevation of 4,480 feet in the scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountain State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park and Guadalupe National Park are all within one to three hours’ driving distance from Alpine.

See http://www.sulross.edu

Instructions to applicants

Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Submit letter of interest, curriculum vita, transcripts, contact information for three references.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Letter of Recommendation (1)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (2)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (3)
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript 2
  2. Transcript 3
  3. Transcript 4
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    Posted: 9/20/2019
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