Department of Theater - Assistant Professor of Acting

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Department of Theater - Assistant Professor of Acting
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF06639

Professor of Theater - Acting (Assistant Rank)

UCLA seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Theater, effective July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will be a highly skilled collaborator, who embraces a philosophy of integrated curriculum.

Responsibilities of the position will include the following:
  • Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; we are interested in candidates who can teach acting and one or more of the following: voice, directing and/or movement;
  • Cultivate and maintain a national and international professional career;
  • Recruit promising students;
  • Mentor current students in academic and career planning;
  • Serve on department and university committees;
  • Contribute to department and university initiatives in equity, diversity and inclusion;
  • Collaborate on program design and curriculum maintenance.

    In addition to the above, the ability to teach in any of the following areas is desirable: African American, Latina/o, Indigenous theater, and/or gender and sexuality in performance.

    We seek a colleague prepared for interdisciplinary collaboration among the various areas within the Department of Theater (Acting, Directing, Design, Playwriting, and Theater and Performance Studies); in partnership with the Department of Film, Television and Digital Media; and across the University and professional schools.

    We strongly encourage and solicit applications from candidates with backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in theater and academia.

    Terminal degree in hand at time of appointment and/or 4 years professional experience.

    Deadline: Open until filled (For full consideration materials must be received by November 15, 2021.

    Please address cover letter, CV, Statement on Contributions to Diversity, and names & contact information of references to the chair of the search committee Professor Dominic Taylor.

    The University of California, Los Angeles and the Department of Theater are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,

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    UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

    UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

    The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

    The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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