Artist in Residence-Directing & Acting

Location
Conway, SC
Posted
Feb 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Internal Title:

Artist in Residence-Directing & Acting

Department:

Theatre

Position Type:

TFAC - Temporary Faculty

Job Details:

The Department of Theatre at Coastal Carolina University, accredited by NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre), invites applications for a full-time position of Artist in Residence in Directing & Acting. This is a two-year appointment to begin August, 2021. The Department offers a B.F.A. degree in Theatre Arts with concentrations in Musical Theatre, Acting, Physical Theatre, and Design & Production, as well as a B.A. degree in Theatre. Located in Conway, South Carolina, just 9 miles from Myrtle Beach, this highly collaborative and rigorous department maintains a 4-5 production mainstage season, in addition to new works and staged readings in our Maymester series to connect students with working professionals. Department faculty maintain professional careers in their respective disciplines and assist students in seeking summer employment. Senior B.F.A. performance students participate in a New York Showcase for industry professionals and Physical Theatre students spend a year abroad in Italy. Coastal Carolina University offers many other study-abroad opportunities for students and faculty.
We seek an ambitious, energetic, and quality driven teacher-scholar to join one of the nation’s top undergraduate Theatre programs, serving over 170 majors. This faculty member will teach a variety of Acting courses at all levels, direct departmental mainstage productions each year, and teach Directing I. An M.F.A. or equivalent professional experience required. Strong preference is given to applicants with high-level professional experience. Two to three years of teaching experience at the university level are desirable.
The Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars whose creative production, teaching, and community engagement focus on the culture, history, and artistic expression of the African Diaspora Community in the United States. We seek teacher-scholars who will serve as mentors for our diverse student body and who have a demonstrated commitment to underrepresented and underserved communities as well as the academic success of all our students. Priority for this position will be given to applicants who can contribute teaching, curriculum development, and creative work in the areas of African American Theatre and Performance.
While the academic home for the candidates will be in the Department of Theatre, we are especially interested in hiring new faculty members who pursue their own creative practice within the interdisciplinary framework of African Diaspora Studies. We seek candidates who can be appointed as Affiliate Faculty in our Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies and who will contribute to the growth of such programs as the existing Minor in African and African Diaspora Studies and to future academic programs in Africana Studies, African American fine and performing arts, advocacy, and leadership. Interested candidates should submit electronically at http://jobs.coastal.edu. Position is open until filled. Salary is nationally competitive.
Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.
Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

Required Qualifications:

Must hold the appropriate terminal degree of MFA or meet the established alternative qualifications, and exhibit strong potential for excellence in teaching

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong preference is given to applicants with high-level professional experience; two to three years of teaching experience at the university level are desirable

Posting Number:

TA00162P

Number of Vacancies:

1

Desired Start Date:

08/16/2021

Position End Date (if temporary):

05/15/2023

Job Open Date:

02/19/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Quicklink for Posting:

https://jobs.coastal.edu/postings/11488